Anyway, here are just a couple of my favourite things from the last week or so...
B by Sarah Kay
If ever I'm having a bad day & I have a spare few minutes I watch Sarah Kay perform her poem 'B'. It never fails to put a smile on my face. The optimism and beauty within Sarah's words is so inspiring. It's become my happy poem and for that reason I wanted to have the little book on my shelf, you know, just in case. On particularly bad days I have been known to carry it around with me. Its presence is enough to warm my heart. I suppose that sounds a little silly but I'm telling you, the power of books is incredible!
Aromatherapy Associates Inner Strength Candle*
Generally I would say that candles don't tend to have a huge effect on my mood, but there's something special about this one. Whenever I light it I feel like I've stepped into my own little private bubble of peace and firmly locked the door behind me. Please ignore the uneven burn - that's the result of my slightly sloping cottage floor and not the fault of the candle!
The Inner Strength range was created by the Aromatherapy Associates Co-founder Geraldine Howard as she was undergoing treatment for cancer and needed something to help maintain a positive frame of mind. If you're looking for a little treat for yourself or perhaps a gift for someone, I think this candle would be so perfect & 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Defence Against Cancer.
Essie 'A Cut Above' Nail Polish*
Glitter polishes are my favourite for a couple of reasons - because they don't chip as easily on my nails as most regular polishes do & because if they do chip, it's easy to slap some on to cover the chip without having to repaint the whole nail. Yep. I'm lazy! I've been enjoying this one in particular because, well, look at it... it's amazingly sparkly!
Is there anything that you have been especially loving recently?