Sunday, 29 March 2015

10 Favourites // March Edition

Looking back over the last 30(1) days and deciding which have been the best bits to share with you has become one of my favourite things to do. After squashing my Jan/Feb Edition into one post, I've decided 5 things just isn't enough. Too many happy events happen in a whole month - 10 favourites it is!

March has been my best-loved month of 2015 so far. My motivation wasn't at it's highest in February but March has been a whole new ball game... I think it helped having a certain little ball of fluff bumbling around the house for a week… :)

Afternoon tea at Betty's - I felt like a kid in a sweet shop. Thanks to William and his mum, it was a treat-filled afternoon in York and the perfect beginning to March.

Scout staying for a whole week! An entire week! He just makes me beam. Having both him & William to come home to was the most comforting feeling. The fact that every time I sat down he would come and plonk himself on my lap (Scout not William)…gosh darn it he nearly killed me with his cuteness.

A bunch of Ranunculus (Ranunculi?) - I don't know why they made me so happy. Whether it's because they sound like a Harry Potter spell or because they look so darn pretty. They are officially my favourite flower.

Going to watch one of my pupils singing the Rachmaninov Vespers in a church in Holborn. I felt like a proud mother hen, the whole choir was stunning. She did herself and me proud.

Duck and Waffle night with William. It was heaven. The whole evening was indulgent and dreamy, I wish to be back at that night immediately imaginary time machine.

Discovering the deliciously strong happy hour cocktails at Buena Vista, the Cuban bar oh-so-conveniently situated opposite my flat :) Becoming a regular - me thinks so.

Being treated to Reflexology and girly gossip at my beautiful friend Emily's salon. As always, it made my day seeing her and having a well needed catch up whilst she worked wonders on my feet!

Starting most of my days with a fruit-filled smoothie or juice (when I can be bothered to clean the blender). I've been trying to cram more fruit into my diet as I'm usually just a once-in-a-while banana snacker. It's been getting the brain going nicely in the morning! For some of the recipes have a mooch over to my Instagram thebettystamp

My TK Maxx purchases - a Jo Malone looky-like candle which smells good enough to eat, pilates bands, my mum's joy at finding about 6 Emma Bridgewater mugs(!), a tiny Le Creuset pot, Pringle socks with tiny anchors and nautical stripes - chuffed.

Seeing my parents twice in one month!! My favourite people on planet Earth. They came up to London to stay and as my mum calls it 'played house' for the weekend doing DIY jobs and taking us out for yummy meals. I just love seeing them! It puts me in the best mood for the rest of the week.

What have been your highlights of March my friends?

Look out for next week's Easter filled posts - here's one to wet your whistles! There'll be plenty more treats.

Betty x

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At 29 March 2015 at 22:07 , Blogger Mandy C said...

TKMaxx is my favourite! I was only in our local one yesterday, saw a few bits I wanted but held back buying because I needed need them and Ive only just got paid...cant be spending all my pennys already.

At 29 March 2015 at 23:02 , Blogger Betty Stamp said...

Save those pennies! (But spend a few on treats for yourself :) ) B x

At 29 March 2015 at 23:25 , Blogger thriftylilpixie said...

So much tasty looking food making me hungry!!

At 30 March 2015 at 09:07 , Blogger Charline S said...

Those are some amazing pictures! And what a lovely read as well :)
My March favourites are here!
Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

At 30 March 2015 at 16:44 , Blogger Carli McNaught said...

March has the BEST month.. it was my birthday and lots has gone on.. I found your blog too YEY!! So yes I am with you on all of these things... Can't wait to try some of your recipes. :) x

At 30 March 2015 at 19:17 , Blogger Betty Stamp said...

I always look at food blogs at bedtime…bad move huh! x

At 30 March 2015 at 19:18 , Blogger Betty Stamp said...

Thanks so much Charline that's really sweet of you :) I'll have a read now B x

At 30 March 2015 at 19:19 , Blogger Betty Stamp said...

Happy belated birthday lovely lady!! And I found yours :) BEST month x

At 30 March 2015 at 21:52 , Blogger Jasmin Charlotte said...

Aw sounds like you've had a lovely month! I love those flowers too, always so nice to have some in the flat at this time of year. I still haven't been to duck and waffle but reeally want to! I went to sushi samba and that was amazing! x

Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

At 30 March 2015 at 23:35 , Blogger Betty Stamp said...

ooo Jasmin we can swap! Sushi Samba's on my wish list :) Enjoy D&W if you manage to go - it's definitely worth it! B x

At 31 March 2015 at 12:43 , Anonymous Angela / Only crumbs remain said...

Aren't ranunclus lovely. I tries growing some last year having bought the bulbs, but sadly they were a dismal failure!
For those who've never tried reflexology, they must! It's so relaxing and with science behind it. Feels like you're walking on air when the hour session is over. Gorgeous.

At 31 March 2015 at 14:49 , Blogger Betty Stamp said...

ooo do you know what went wrong with them? I might give growing them a whirl too! mmm I agree with that - so good for feet therapy! x

At 1 April 2015 at 15:00 , Anonymous Only Rumbs Remain said...

Other than planting them upside down (yeah, I had a 'dur' moment there), I'm not certain. Upside down planting wouldn't stop them doing their 'thing' though. If I was a betting girl though, I think the soil may have been wrong. The beautiful foliage came through (not the flowers), but a little beasty must have thought it was beautiful also because that got nibbled!
Good luck with them, I think they're beautiful enough to persevere with.
Angela x
Angela x

At 1 April 2015 at 21:30 , Blogger Betty Stamp said...

ah handy! Yes I will be sure to plant them bottoms first! :) xx


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