I know, it isn’t quite the end of the month yet, but wanted to this month’s favourites post written and ready for the bank holiday weekend (again, yay). With being away on holiday for some of April, and it being Easter and the school holidays, things have been a bit up in the air this month. But we’re getting back to a normal routine which can only be a good thing.
So here they are, some of my favourite things from this month:
I know, I know, I have just turned thirty. But after seven years I am not going to give up on PLL! The second half of the last season started this month on Netflix, and I am looking forward to finally finding out who the main A is! And also, if Aria and Ezra can just get together for reals?! Gah!
I am not a coffee or normal tea drinker, preferring to only have herbal or fruit teas from time to time. My mum used to drink things like Barley Cup when I was younger but I was never too fussed to try it if I’m being honest. I have been trying the different varieties over the past month and can honestly say I’m converted. It isn’t as strong of a taste as I would have imagined, despite having quite a strong smell.
I love that it is completely natural, vegan, and gluten-free, made from chicory and rye. So for me it is a nice alternative to a fruit tea, that I can often find a little watery sometimes. I have had it by itself with the powder or granules, as well as adding some almond milk for a creamier version, and I like both. So I would totally recommend it as a sugar-free, caffeine-free and natural way to have a hot drink of a morning or evening. My favourite has got to be the dandelion one, though, which might sound rather odd. But it is a little sweeter with a slightly different taste.
You can find Barley Cup in Holland and Barrett, health food stores and online.
Innocent Cold-Pressed Juice
I have been a fan of Innocent drinks for a while now. Not only are their smoothies amazing, but their social feeds are brilliant – make sure you’re following them (@innocent). But after watching ‘Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead’ again recently on Netflix (I know, cheery, right)? I decided to juice for seven days to start with. I would love to have the discipline to do it for a month but we will see how the rest of the week goes.
The aim is to give my body a bit of a reboot so that it my overall health can improve. But as the juices need to be cold pressed, rather than pasteurised, to keep all the goodness in, it can be hard to find juices to grab when I’m out and about. I have been making a lot of my own, but buying some is handy when I’m out with the kids (otherwise I’d want to grab some actual food). So the fact that Innocent have some cold pressed juice, really well priced compared to others, is a big thumbs up from me.
Happy Mum Happy Baby Book*
When we went away on holiday, I, on quite an impulse, grabbed Giovanna Fletcher’s new book; Happy Mum Happy Baby. It was like £9 at Asda, so I just popped it in my trolley. I’d seen quite a but about it on social media, so was happy to give it a try (and I was out of books to read by the pool).
Honestly, I have loved reading it. I was trying to explain it to my husband, and in all honesty, sounds a bit odd when describing it to someone else. She literally just talks about her life as a mum (and her pregnancies and birth stories). But it really is interesting to read it from someone else’s point of view. Which I suppose is why I like reading ‘mum’ blogs. We’re all in this together, right? So it is refreshing to hear how other people deal with it all. Giovanna sounds quite similar to me in her approach to things too. So I would recommend this book completely.
Is there anything in particular that you have been loving this month?
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