30 January 2015

January At A Glance + A Few Of My Favourite Things

Overall, January has actually been a pretty good month! We've spent time with good friends, gone out for a meal or two, started to get back into healthy eating. Work has been busy and I'm pretty fed up of it at the moment, but at least I've got some proper time off coming up. I haven't done too well in the exercise department; I went for a few long walks, did a minimal amount of spinning, and discovered squats. After our time in Scotland next month, I will be starting the 30 Day Shred challenge!

And on to my favourites this month:
Since receiving them on Christmas day, I have not been able to put The Cousins O'Dwyer book trilogy by Nora Roberts down! I'm currently nearing the end of the second book! They are brilliant. I may post a review about them when I'm done.
We've binged watched True Detective and really enjoyed it! This was actually my second attempt at watching it, as I wasn't that keen after watching the first episode a while back, but I'm so glad I gave it a second chance! Great acting from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
I re-purchased Soap & Glory's Hand Food Hand Cream and have been enjoying the gorgeous scent and lovely, soft hands.
I got stuck in to my Ferrero Rocher stash that I received at Christmas; there are not many left, I must admit. Although, I have been very generous and given Dean a few here and there!
This month I've been enjoying drinking Twinings Relaxing Camomile & Spearmint Herbal Tea. It's great of an evening, to help you unwind, but I also find it's quite refreshing first thing in the morning, as the spearmint gives it that extra kick.

As these monthly posts are a time for reflection, I'd like to take this opportunity to share with you some very unfortunate news. After months of inactivity and no social interaction, I became a little concerned about one of my blogging friends, Lizzie from the Head Full Of Flowers blog, and did a little searching online. It was with disbelief that I stumbled upon an obituary entry from her parents; Lizzie sadly passed away last October. She was only 18 years old. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Lizzie in person, we did have a really good friendship, made through our love of blogging, and she was such a kind and thoughtful person.

So, with that said, I want to remind people, and myself, that life can be short, and we should all savour every moment of it, live life to its fullest, and don't sweat the small stuff.


  1. I LOVE Soap & Glory! I miss this brand so much living abroad! :(

    1. They make such delicious-smelling products, don't they?! Aw, that's a shame. Hopefully you'll find a suitable replacement! :) xxx

  2. I love that hand cream! It smells divine :-)

    1. It really does, I can't get enough of that scent! :) xxx

  3. Hand Food is the smelling product, ever!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  4. Hi Emma! So pleased you’ve had a good month overall. I loved herbal and fruit tea so would love to see more related content. I’m also so sorry to hear about your blogging friend, that’s so sad :-( I wish you all the best for February! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

    1. Thank you, Helen, it was really awful to discover that she had passed away. Yes, much like the hot chocolates, I'd like to sample some more herbal tea brands! So far, I like Pukka and Twinings. What's your favourite tea at the moment? Thanks for stopping by today. :) xxx


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