This month has been another jam-packed month full of activities and exploring, as well as fun and laughter.
What has happened this month:
- Got to see some of my lovely friends and old colleagues for lunch.
- Took a trip to Everyman Cinema to see Dunkirk.
- Attended 2 family weddings. If you would like to see a lookbook, please let me know.
- Visited Hickory’s Smokehouse near us 3 times for Breakfast – I don’t regret that either!
- I had 7 days off work over 2 weeks and it was amazing!
- I had a couple of day trips with my Mom to both Liverpool and Worcester.
- I had my hair cut which always feels amazing. Just why can’t I get my hair looking as good as when they do it for me?
- I had my nails done with Shellac in the colour Satin Pyjamas.
- I have had the ‘Travel in the UK‘ Series running everyday on my blog and I’ve loved every minute of it. I hope you have enjoyed the series as well 🙂
Monthly Favourites // August 2017
Film – Moana
I am now truly gutted that I never got to watch Moana in the cinema! When I saw this film pop up onto Now TV, I knew I had to watch it and I was not disappointed. As my Boyfriend and I settled down for a Dominos and a film night, I made the suggestion to watch Moana – knowing full well that it was a musical. My Boyfriend said “this isn’t a musical is it?” erm…well, I of course said no otherwise we wouldn’t have even made it past the Disney logo!
I fell in love with the film and the music throughout, it was very magical and better than I actually expected as well.
TV Show – Doctor Foster & Astronauts: Do You Have What it Takes?
The BBC do some amazing series, but throughout August, these have been a couple of my favourites.
As Doctor Foster series 2 is coming soon, I decided to make a start on series 1 to see what all the hype was about. I was instantly gripped to show and the characters and thought it was brilliant. Well worth a watch, but be careful as you will be hooked and each episode is an hour long. There are only 5 episodes though, so it is very watchable.
Astronauts: Do you have what it takes? is a new series on the BBC which contestants go through tests and training to see if they could make it as an Astronaut. I find the show so interesting and you learn a lot about the processes they go through and what being in space would be like.
Music – Dua Lipa // New Rules
This song is full to the brim with Girl Power vibes! I just love this song for the Summer!
Soundtrack – Moana
Well this isn’t a shock, is it? My favourite songs have to be: You’re Welcome, Where You Are, How Far I’ll Go and An Innocent Warrior.
Blogging – Travel in the UK
I cannot believe that that is now the end of Travel in the UK! August just seemed to fly by and I loved every minute of the series. It took a lot of planning and organising for me to do, but I cannot express how grateful I am to the wonderful bloggers who took part in the series. They were all fantastic and this series could not of happened without them.
Food & Drink – Hickory’s Smokehouse // Breakfast
Before our local Hickory’s burnt down last August, my Boyfriend and I visited every Sunday for breakfast. I have to say I personally prefer the breakfast compared to the evening menu as I am not a fan of Barbecue Sauce! Yuck! If you ever wanted to see a post on the breakfasts at Hickory’s Smokehouse, I am sure I can make that happen.
Lifestyle – GHD Pink Blush Hair Straighteners // Breast Cancer
After my birthday in July, I noticed that my GHD Scarlett Hairstraighteners weren’t getting as hot as they once were. They were 5/6 years old but I was absolutely gutted. I wanted to use this chance to get a the GHD Platinum’s which I have wanted since they came out. I however spotted the gorgeous pink blush Breast Cancer limited edition ones and fell in love with them. They are blush pink with a little bit of Rose Gold on the end and the heat mat/bag is stunning! I am so happy I got these (with an additional Student Discount with GHD online) and £10 went towards Breast Cancer Research. I wish it was more money that went to them, but something is better than nothing and hopefully the money I raised and am raising now for my 2 Race for Life’s this year will help.
Place To Be – Worcester
I have been to Worcester a few times before but only made it as far as the shopping areas. This month, my Mom and I decided to explore a little more of Worcester and saw the Cathedral and River. It was a lovely sunny, relaxing day and I can’t wait to return again soon.
Blogposts // August 2017
Seen as my Guest Blogger series ‘Travel in the UK‘ was running throughout August, I stepped away from my normal blogging schedule. If you would like to check out and explore the UK virtually, all posts are still live on my blog.