Happy Wednesday! So, this post is coming at you mid-week because, after weeks of enduring seemingly endless writer’s block, I finally felt an urge to get behind the keyboard again. With a new surge of inspiration, I now have a brief blog plan for the next few months. Who am I?
With just over a month remaining of my year abroad, I’m relishing the t-shirt weather while I still can. Although, next week Madrid is expecting highs of 30 degrees and I don’t know whether my pasty British self is prepared for that. Sunny weather aside, I’ve mostly been curating ideas for my dissertation because my Research Topic Proposal deadline is fast approaching. I’ve been pulling my hair out just trying to come up with ideas. I dread to think about what I’ll be like come this time next year.
It’s been a few weeks since I last wrote up a Little Things! So, without further ado, let’s catch up on what I’ve been loving lately.
A New Member of the Family
Yep. WE HAVE A PUPPY. My sister sent pictures and gushing texts on Monday telling me the news and I nearly choked on my dinner. We have wanted a puppy for years. My mum’s birthday is coming up soon, so what’s a better gift than a puppy? She’s a year old Golden Retriever called Bella and oh, she is the cutest thing. If I wasn’t excited about flying home for summer already, I’m itching to be on that flight back to Liverpool now. My summer plans now all revolve around the new puppy. I mean, who needs a summer job when you can spend three months walking and training your dog? Sorry in advance for the abundance of puppy pictures.
Game of Thrones
I know, I know, everyone and their mother seems to be talking about this. I just cannot get over how intense The Long Night was. It was one of the most incredible episodes of television I’ve seen in my entire life. And (as you’ll learn in an upcoming post) I watch a lot of television.
Only two episodes remain and I have no idea what to expect. All I do know is that I’ll be gutted when it ends – these new episodes are making my monotonous Mondays so much better!
The Return of The High Low Podcast
Pandora and Dolly recently took a Spring break from their chatty pop culture podcast in which they share their insightful views on current world affairs. Their book, article and TV show recommendations never fail – I just wish I had enough time to keep up with them all! I missed listening to their amazing friendship and humour each week over April. However, as of last week, they were back discussing some more thought-provoking topics. Highly recommend giving this a listen!
This Is Us
After listening to Pandora and Dolly enthuse about the series, I started watching This Is Us on Amazon Prime and so far I’ve loved every minute. It’s a heartwarming comedy-drama series about a unique set of triplets, their struggles, and their parents, set over multiple timelines. Even if you don’t fancy delving into a whole new series, I’d still recommend watching the first episode. The pilot was a short film in itself and was a beautiful introduction to a show full of love, loss and self-discovery.
This seems to be a common feature in my Little Things posts. Ever since taking part in Adriene’s 30-day yoga challenge back in January, I’ve loved nothing more than incorporating even just 10 minutes of yoga into my morning routine. I used to start my mornings with a HIIT or cardio workout, but I’m preferring these slower practices which still target areas such as strength, coordination and balance. Alongside getting my steps in throughout the day, yoga has been my main form of exercise and I’m loving it.
I say splurge, that might be an exaggeration. But, these past few months I’ve been super tight with my money. I’ve been wary of the fact that I need to carry everything I purchase back to the UK in just two suitcases. However, I gave in to the relentless tug I felt whenever passing Sephora’s shopfront and purchased the YSL Touche Éclat All-in-One Glow Foundation and the Pixi Glow Tonic. Let me know your thoughts if you own either of these products!
As always, be sure to let me know what little things you’ve been loving!
What are some of your recent favourites? TV recommendations, foodie finds, things you’re looking forward to, let me know in the comments!