Saturday, 29 August 2015

August favourites

As I write this post I'm still on holiday with my family. On the one hand I look back and I feel very happy that I've done so much this summer, but I'm also a bit sad that it all ends tomorrow when we will all head back to our respective homes. Autumn has its charm, but I am a warm weather creature, and summer is by far my favourite season, especially when it's filled with trips, long or short.


This month's short list of favourites is all about summer and all about holidays!

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Festival essentials


Music festivals are one of the best things about summer and quite often one of the easiest ways to sneak in a quick break from work, spend some fun times with friends and listen to lots of music. We are incredibly lucky in the UK to have so many! Glastonbury is probably THE most famous, and one that I have actually never been to, but Oxfordshire has its fair share of them, and this summer I’ve been to Truck Festival and just spent the past weekend at Wilderness, set in the beautiful Cornbury Park.

Wilderness is quite a civilised affair, but that doesn’t make it any less special. I love that there is a lot going on, from wellbeing workshops, daily yoga classes, fine dining banquets, cricket and even a lake to swim in. The park is full of really magical and quirky spots. I loved the more worldly music at the Carousel Bar, or The Valley, which was an actual valley surrounded by very tall trees with late night music and acrobats. On Saturday night there was a spectacle by Spanish group La Fura dels Baus, who have created shows for the Olympics before. Seeing over 40 people suspended from a tall crane and moving to the beat of the music was jaw droppingly beautiful.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

July favourites

Hello August! It is with a mixture of excitement and sadness that I say that. Excitement, because I can't wait to go on holiday later this month, but sadness because we are entering the last month of summer, which is by far my favourite season. But let's focus on July, which is what this week's post is all about!



Beauty
For the first time in a few months I have more than a couple beauty favourites. This year I have found some amazing products that work wonders and I've not changed what I use that much and my make up has been minimal since spring, but I can feel I am arriving at that point in the cycle when I'm craving some new things in my stash, so expect a few new appearances soon.

 
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