It seems that I can't make a trip to Ikea without coming out with something from the plant section. And I'm totally okay with that. This little guy was stuck at the back of a shelf getting a bit squashed so I decided to rescue it.
Flamingo 'Bubblegum' Candle*
Flamingo candles are brilliant, they really do smell exactly like they say they will. This one reminds me of the sweet shop I used to visit when I was little and I really like it because it's not too cloying. The scent fills the room but it manages to linger in the background so it's not too overpowering. Lovely.
I was in a little shop in the village looking at candles and I got talking to the lady who owns the shop about crystals. She is very passionate about them and I think some of her enthusiasm has rubbed off on me. I've been making some jewellery with semi precious stones recently as a way to wind down after a busy day and it's been really therapeutic. And even with all that aside, they're also incredibly tactile to hold and beautiful to look at.
Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling with illustrations by Joel Holland.
This is just a little illustrated book of J.K. Rowling's commencement speech at Harvard University with the profits going to Lumos and the financial-aid program at Harvard University. I have listened to the speech countless times so it's nice to have this sitting on my bookshelf now, and I'm certain I'll refer back to it as a little bit of a pep talk periodically.
Florence + the Machine - St Jude
Do you have any 'life favourites' from April?
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