These are a few of my favourite things.

I’m not a stylish person.
I’m not a trend setter.
I’m not *quite* a frumpy mum and I don’t profess to be an expert in anything.


I like what I know and I know what I like (though this changes regularly)
So I thought I’d share what I’m liking right now this very minute.
1) Longcils Boncza cake mascara
mascaraI got this for Christmas and I LOVE it. It’s old school. You wet the little brush, rub it on the cake and away you go! It’s a bit tricky to use at first, if you wet the brush too much you can go from human to panda in under 10 seconds, but once you get the balance right it’s a really effective mascara. You can make your lashes look as ‘full’ as you like without it going clumpy. The only downside is that it isn’t waterproof.

sailor2) Sailor Jerry’s

This is an old favourite, I used to drink it all the time then Aoife came along and nights on the rum became fewer and further between. I have rediscovered it and fallen in love with with again. Don’t tell wine though, she’ll always have my heart.


3) Chateau Labiotte wine lip tint
lipA long lasting lip tint that is made with wine extract and comes in a wine shaped container in shades of your favourite red wines (loosely). What could be more perfect? Ummm nothing is the answer. In fact, the sheer action of telling you about it and taking a photo of it has made me just order two more.

4) Tom Tom Runner

watchThough, strictly speaking it should be called a walker at the minute. I hoped that the action of owning it alone would lead to a fitter me, alas I am to work for it. Urgh. I have started going for a weekly jog, “I believe it’s jogging or yogging. it might be a soft j. I’m not sure but apparently you just run for an extended period of time. It’s supposed to be wild.” and then just hoping things progress from there into like, bigger jogging. The watch records your run via GPS and you can transfer it to a laptop and see a map of where you ran, distance, time, stride etc. It’s all very exciting.

5) My new shoes!

I’ve wanted a pair of Irregular Choice shoes FOREVER. Rory doesn’t really like them, they’re too beautiful for him to get his head around I think. These ones were in the sale so, after a straw poll on Facebook, I decided to finally get some. They arrived today. The box is beautiful, the shoes are beautiful, the insides of the shoes are beautiful…..They’re about 1/2 a size too big so I need insoles. DAMMIT. wp_20170131_09_10_14_pro




So, these are the things I’m loving right now* though I suspect number four may fall out of favour sooner rather than later…..
What things are making you happy right now?



*Obviously alongside my children, family, yadda yadda yadda.

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