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Friday, 26 June 2015

A few things that aren't particularly important but that I've noted down in my notebook anyway in the form of a list, because lists are brilliant

The other day I accidentally knocked one of my plants on to the floor and immediately after I spent a solid three minutes apologising to it. Do you think it hates me now?

My mum has birds that have just left the nest hopping around her garden. They're very sweet. Unfortunately for the dog though their presence means he can't go outside without being on his lead, and to say he's thoroughly fed up would be an understatement. 

After spending a good chunk of yesterday evening listening to podcasts, I now fully understand why they're so popular. Hello compulsive listening. I started Serial yesterday afternoon thinking I'd maybe listen to one part a day, but I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't going to finish the whole thing this afternoon.

My reading void is officially over, I think. I hope. After much deliberation at my bookshelf, because picking a book after a long time of not reading anything is always risky (what if I make the wrong decision and I stop reading again?! Kind of joking but not really), I opted for Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer. I've been told there's a bit of a curveball in there and it takes a bit of an unforeshadowed turn, but I'm ready for it. There are three very well voiced protagonists in there, which I think can be tricky to pull off in itself, so it's going well so far! 

This is Mortimer*. I was given him a few weeks ago and he's been sat on my desk organising bits and bobs ever since. I also think he looks pretty swish in a pair of my spectacles. I thought about maybe spray-painting him gold, but I like him just the way he is.

It's nearing the end of June and I haven't consumed nearly enough bowls of strawberries & vanilla ice cream. It's Wimbledon next week so I plan on making up for it then because it's the rules.

Seventeen Doll'd Up mascara might just be my absolute favourite. Ever. Bold claim, right? I know!

I recently learnt that my boyfriend does not like sour things and will shudder if I bite into a chunk of lime in front of him. His reaction is so over the top it's hilarious. Apparently my Grandmother used to like biting into chunks of lemon in her drinks, so I think I know where I've got that from. It's nice discovering little quirks shared with someone who is no longer with us. Comforting almost. Like a connection that hasn't been fully broken.

Happy Friday! 

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  1. I love the skull tidy, I agree he looks great as he is!

  2. Such a lovely list to read, I bite into lemon and lime slices too :) x

    Sophie | SophiesMakeupBlog

  3. Aww, the birds and dog story is adorable!! I can imagine my dogs reacting the same way. That's a pretty cool fact about your grandma too


  4. That last part made me laugh :) my boyfriend does the same when people snap spaghetti in half to fit it in the pan. It's so interesting how little habits and preferences seem to carry on in the same family even without knowing! And I'm now itching to download that book on my Kindle (why did I think it was a smart move to have a book purchasing device that knows my card details??) but I already have 20 novels to read on there and about 50 at home on my shelf.. xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua Italy

  5. I love this post. Mortimer is adorable and I seriously want him. I think he does look quite spiffing with your glasses on.

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

  6. I really like lemons and limes! Ah, Mortimer looks so cool, he's definitely rocking those spectacles! What a dude! xxx

  7. Love your hipster skull. My puppy can't go out at the moment and he's so bored bless him :)

    hellomissjordan.com xx

  8. My desk definitely needs a Mortimer! Hope you enjoy the rest of Serial, if you do Criminal has some interesting episodes too :) x

    1. I'll definitely check Criminal out! xx

  9. The title of this post is brilliant and instantly put a smile on my face :) Also Mortimer is a true hunk with those glasses ;) xx

  10. Lovely post! Podcasts sound so good... I'm scared I'll get addicted to them though haha ;) x

    Polly Cat Contemplates

  11. The skull desk tidy is so cool and I can eat a whole lemon for enjoyment, it's kinda my party trick, I love to see people's reactions.

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

  12. I started listening to Serial on Wednesday night and I had finished it by Thursday afternoon. Addictive. Let me know what you think when you're done!

  13. I've never quite got into the whole podcast thing but I definitely want to! Heard of so much great stuff to listen to xx

  14. I agree that the Seventeen mascara is amazing but I do tend to poke myself in the eye and the plastic wand hurts like no other! Mortimer is gorgeous. I have a black skull on my desk and while it isn't a desk tidy he is still rather swish.

  15. I really enjoy podcasts too. I listened to Serial and I liked it. I think there was too much hype though so it wasn't AS great as I thought it would be. I am still going to be tuning in to their second season though! I wonder when they'll be uploading that!


  16. Haha I love this kind of post so much! I hope to see more of them :D I've also recently been hooked on podcasts and have been listening to them right before bed. My favorite is Call Your Girlfriend, and other ones I listen to are Make It Happen and The Lively Show, which are by bloggers :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  17. I love the first thing on the list, that sounds like something I would do! I hope your plant has forgiven you haha. I really enjoyed reading this post, I do love a good list :) xx


  18. I completely agree with discovering little quirks you share with family. This happens to me quite often as so much of my family is spread across the globe and we rarely meet- I always feel more connected when it's pointed out how I take after them.

    I love the skull! (As mentioned in another comment)

    Podcasts are great! You should try This American Life and Home of the Brave which are my two favourites. RadioLab is good too! Xx


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