The thing is, I’ve realised something about goals. Goals make you feel bad.
When it comes to gifts, I live by the phrase ‘it’s the thought that counts’. Giving a gift is all about showing you care, so I try to put as much care into it as possible. I’m a big believer in good wrapping – it gives that extra something special and makes it look like you’ve really put some thought into the present.
I have an admission to make. I got into Korean brand Tony Moly for a really shallow reason. I hadn’t heard any of the hype about their products, but I bought their Panda’s Dream Eye Stick just because it was so bloody cute.
That’s a pretty good introduction to Tony Moly, because it’s the cute and quirky packaging which makes them stand out.
I was almost surprised to find great products inside. There’s something about the novelty factor which made me wonder if the products would be any good, but they’re actually really nice.
Don’t tell Nottingham, but Bru almost makes me wish I lived in Leicester. I love the concept of a coffee shop staying open until 11pm, and after trying their cakes at the East Midlands Meet Up I couldn’t wait to go back.
On 1 November my wish came true when I got to try out their Christmas menu with some of the other lovely East Midlands bloggers.
October’s been a fun packed month, and it has been lovely to see the season start to change. Here are some of the things I’ve been enjoying…
Lush Halloween collection
We didn’t have a bath tub at our old flat, so I’ve spent years dreaming of my own ‘proper’ bathroom. Now I’ve got it I’m making the most of it, and since the weather turned cooler I’ve been having loads of baths. I loved using some of the Lush Halloween range during October – sparkly pumpkin bubble bar was my favourite!
When I stumbled upon a branch of Sephora five days into a city break, I think it’s fair to say the products I bought give a clue to my state of mind. Without meaning to, I brought a whole load of refreshing, brightening and energising products – I was a little tired!
Eating in Valencia is a delight, and you can get a decent meal for two with a drink for 40 euros. Of course you can spend a lot more too, but the cheap price of wine really helps to keep the cost down.
Unlike lots of places I’ve visited where you’ve really needed a guide book to find good food, there are decent looking restaurants down almost every side street. Here are some places we enjoyed.