It’s fair to say that life hasn’t really been the same since the end of March 2020. There have been highs, lows and everything in-between!
One thing I’ve really loved is sending (and receiving) little gifts to family and friends to let them know I’m thinking of them and trying to put smiles on their faces through the various lockdowns!
I bought quite a few new books last year but didn’t get round to reading any of them because I just didn’t feel motivated to. This year however, I’m determined to get back into reading and I’ve even signed up to Goodreads to keep myself on track. I’ve given myself a small target of 10 books 🙂
The thing about living in a house that we’re still renovating is that we’ve not really bothered with hanging anything up on the walls (apart from mirrors) because putting up prints seems like such a finishing touch kind of project.
I’m always on the look-out for a great place to have a massage in Brighton. My requirements are pretty simple; I’m pretty lazy so ideally it needs to be close to work or home and it must have a range of massages available (deep tissue, aromatherapy or hot stone for example) with different length options available 🙂 Oh, and obviously, the massage itself must be really good!!
A couple of weekends ago, my friend Rachael and I decided to check out the Brighton Artbox cafe, the UK’s first dedicated character themed cafe. The current theme is Pusheen which I think is staying until the end of October, before a new character comes along!
A while ago, the lovely people at Mercure got in touch and asked if I fancied staying in their Brighton hotel with a plus one. Whilst I would have loved J to come with me, he wasn’t feeling up to it, so I knew that one of my best friends, Charlie, would be the perfect choice to come and check it out with me 😀
As she lives in London, we decided to make a day of it, shopping in Brighton first, before enjoying a complementary three course meal in the hotel’s restaurant, then relaxing in our room while doing some serious lazing around and TV watching!
Natures Healthbox are a Brighton-based company who sell natural health, beauty and home goods. They have a wide range of gluten free products, chemical-free cleaning products and absolutely tons of natural make-up and skincare products!! They also sell CBD products, natural products for babies plus raw and superfoods!!
They got touch with me a while ago and asked if I wanted to try out some of their tea tree products and very kindly sent me a little gift set!
When I was younger, I absolutely loved The Crystal Maze; especially the tasks where people had to solve cryptic clues to find the crystals 🙂 When escape rooms became popular, I vowed that I’d go and try some out, but I never got round to it 🙁
So when the lovely people at Handmade Mysteries got in touch and asked if I wanted to try out one of theirs, I jumped at the chance to give it a go!!
I don’t want to sound like I’m bragging, but ever since we got a rather large screen TV a couple of years ago, film nights in our house have been pretty awesome! We also have surround sound as well for that real “cinema experience”.
The only thing we’ve lacked is some good old snacks!
Given my love of potions, of course I was going to be intrigued by a company with the word potions in their name!!