Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Currently... ♥

Now that 2015 is halfway through I thought it was time to take stock of my life again and see just how I'm doing. I think June has been the month where I have wanted to step away from the blog and my laptop for awhile and just immerse myself in other hobbies instead of wasting time endlessly surfing the net. I've noticed that I begin feeling very dizzy, ill and tired if I spend too much time on the laptop so I only use it now if I really have to. June has been a great month for me so far and I hope the rest of the year continues like this - fingers well and truly crossed! Judging by the above collage life seems to be very pretty, pink and girly these days - I love that.

Making: I've been making lots of cupcakes recently and they've been going down a storm with my friends and family. I've begun to try and get more and more creative with my decorating and additions to the cupcakes themselves and I love how they've all turned out. You can see my newest bakes here for unicorn, mermaid and rosey loveliness.

Cooking: I haven't been doing much cooking lately, I actually hate trying to come up with new dinner ideas because my toddler never eats them and it's so much effort. Not strictly cooking but I didn't make my son some chocolate porridge, an idea I got from my new Crumbs Family Cookbook that I picked up at Britmums. It went down a storm with him.

Drinking: Far too much Coke. Cherry Coke, original Coke, Coke Zero - which by the way just tastes like Pepsi, yuck - if it's from the Coke range I want it but this has to change because it's so unhealthy. 

Reading: At the end of May I began reading books again for leisure and I am loving it. So far I've read Confessions Of A Fallen Angel by Ronan O' Brien, Have A Little Faith by Mitch Albom, Playing With the Grown Ups by Sophie Dahl and I'm currently more than halfway through The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. It's so lovely to sit out in the garden on sunny days with a book in hand again. I've noticed that as of late my eye sight has become a little blurry, I don't know if this is due to being on the laptop a lot and staring at a screen but I think a visit to Optical Express is in order. I need my peepers to be in good order for all this reading I intend to do!
Wanting: To sleep! Oh my God I'm so sick of being woken up suddenly in the morning and this isn't even from my toddler! I need to get a lock for my bedroom door and keep everyone and the noise out.
Looking: Forward to our family holiday to Jersey where I'll see my Dad and his girlfriend Shirley. I want to do lots of photographing on the island and visit the neighbouring island of Sark too, we have lots planned.

Watching: A lot of movies recently. There comes a time now in the evening after Tyler Lee has gone to bed and before Jacek comes home from work that I watch films that are usually on Channel 4 or 5. On Sunday I watched Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame and I honestly can't remember seeing that film as a child. I also watched Monster In Law but if I see Jennifer Lopez playing the exact same character she does in every film again I might just scream. I want to begin watching films a lot more now and next on my list is 50 Shades of Grey, which Jacek actually watched without me, can you actually believe that?!

Wishing: That I was already on holidays, I got used to being away from home when I attended the Britmums Live blogging conference in London last week.

Loving: Upcycling old furniture, it's like my new 'thing' and I can't wait to do some more this month as part of my Graham & Brown ambassador role. You can see my latest interior makeover and upcycled armchair here.
Smelling: Of Yves Rocher Flowerparty By Night perfume, I love the scent so much and it's a great one for summer.

Listening: To lots of music. I always have YouTube on on my phone as I'm getting reading in the morning and have it on in the background as I'm writing blog posts. Right now I'm listening to Marilyn Manson on a YouTube mix, I love that it actually goes onto the next song now instead of stopping after each one.

Buying: New MAC lipstick, which I most definitely don't need but can't resist buying anyway. Chatterbox and Saigon Summer are my newest shades as well as Reel Sexy which I got from Back to MAC - yay for freebies!

What have you been up to lately?


  1. What a unique way to post what's happening in your life! I think we are all wanting more sleep, but think it is only a dream wish for me at the moment!

  2. You've got very eclectic taste when it comes to music and movies - and I like it. We actually just watched Mortdecai with Johnny Depp and loved it. Have you seen it yet?

  3. I wish I had the talent for upcycling furniture like you do. I just see old stuff without the vision. Jealous!

  4. Lovely post - I love to read things like this :)

    I have the same problem with Diet Coke or Coke Zero. I have drunk way too much of it for years now, and although I just know it is so bad for me, I can't ever give it up permanently.

    Your cupcakes all look so beautiful too!

  5. I love your "currently" posts. I gave up all things Coke (well, all soda) in January, and it was tough at first. But I honestly don't miss it anymore! Usually :)

  6. I am trying to cut Diet Coke from my life as well. I managed to go all weekend but gave in a Monday. I know how bad it is for me but I'm addicted! Hope it goes well for you.

  7. I can relate on Wanting. I am sleep deprived and would enjoy a full night's rest.

  8. I love those MAC lipsticks, they even compliment really well together :)

    Alice x

  9. MAC seriously has the BEST lipstick on the planet! ...Just wish it wasn't so expensive.
    Like you I also want...need...sleep! I've got a toddler and newborn which makes sleep impossible!!

  10. I really want to try up cycling some furniture as I've seen some amazing recreations. Loving those MAC lipsticks as well :)

  11. I'm a fizzy drink fiend too, my favourite is Cherry Pepsi Max and I drink far too much of it! I did try cutting down a while back and said I'd only buy it at weekends for a treat...that didn't last long!! x

  12. I've been pretty busy helping my Mom since she fractured her shoulder. Shopping, etc and listening to her complain about the aides who are there to help her. ell she is on the mend and about to start physical therapy so this too shall pass. Been trying to keep up with all the books I promised author's that I would read and review--at the moment it feels like a losing proposition--but I'll get there!

  13. This is such a great way to document your life. I might have to start doing this too so I can look back at it.

  14. I've been making lots of cupcakes myself! I'm so not a backer, but I can usually pull of cupcakes!

  15. It looks like you had an awesome month of June. I totally love redoing furniture etc. and I love what you did to the arm chair. I was busy with my sons graduating from High School and than got sick the end of the month. Hopefully next month is my month to shine. Thanks so much for sharing.

  16. Fiona, this is brilliant! You should make it a link up and then I can join in, I absolutely love it. And that made me laugh about the coke; my sister is just the same! I wish I had seen you at Britmums, I missed so many people :/

  17. I really was never too much into lipstick & if I did where it it was always very light pink. As far as TV I can't remember the last time I put it on. Everything I want to see or know or want to find out is right here on the internet... go figure. I don't know life is a bit of a bore lately! :( Well for me anyway...

  18. Im all about my coke! i gave it up a few years back. I love the way you were able to share whats going on in your life in the blog post.

  19. Oooh I love those lipsticks!!! Now I need to go buy some new MAC - they're my fave and I don't buy nearly enough of them!


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