Isn’t this Starbucks paper cup lovely? It had just the right amount of springtime charm to complement my very autumnal chai latte. I’m enjoying all the springtime goodness around right now, particularly the sunlight and blooms; it was certainly one of the highlights of April for me, and besides a few frustrating times, it wasn’t a poor month overall.
WHAT I WAS DOING IN APRIL
Now that we’ve entered a new season, I’m making a concerted attempt to redesign my wardrobe. I was getting ready one morning and realised I didn’t like almost everything I owned, indicating that I needed to go shopping.
I’m expanding on the capsule closet philosophy and would be restocking it with staples so I can mix and match, rather than only purchasing something. I’ve also begun loading up on some of these H&M t-shirts in a variety of colours because they’re too simple to pair with skinny jeans and a scarf, which I adore!
How could I have forgotten about the Reading Half Marathon? I was both delighted and ecstatic to have completed the project. We earned almost £2000 as a squad for Cancer Research UK and the Alzheimer’s Society, two charities dear to our core.
Since Alfie and I have both been very busy with work lately, we made sure that our weekends were fully dedicated to quality family time. We’ve been out for some wonderful meals and hikes, like the white chocolate and raspberry tart pictured above.
Aiden was overjoyed as we went to a local farm to see the fresh spring lambs and other livestock. We’ve just joined The National Trust, which means there will be plenty of family friendly days ahead.
Not only has my running been down this month as a result of the half marathon, but so has my diet. I can’t live like this for too long, so I’m making a deliberate attempt to eat more plant-based meals in May to better smooth things out. Soups like this beet and kale soup have been instrumental in getting me back on track.
Sainsbury’s Magazine and Laura joined me on Share Radio for my first ever radio programme, where we talked about all things breakfast – my favourite meal of the day!
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THE MONTH’S FAVORITE PRODUCTS
- Organic Winter Beetroot Soup with Curly Kale
I picked this up while grocery shopping in Waitrose for a quick lunch because it sounded delicious. I’ve never had beet soup before, but this one is a sure winner in my book.
- Korres Vanilla Cinnamon Body Milk
I’d been searching for a natural body butter for a while and had previously used Korres goods, so I knew they were of excellent quality. This body cream smells wonderful and leaves my skin feeling silky soft.
- Tea India Masala Chai Tea
My passion is chai tea, which is a perfect addition to standard breakfast tea. The masala chai’s rich spicy notes have been one of my favourites.
- Madecasse Dark Chocolate 63% Salted Almond
This salted almond chocolate, another Waitrose find, is delicious! It has all of the flavours I like in chocolate: soft, salty, and sour.
Personally, I don’t have any expectations for the month of May. It’s already shaping up to be another busy month, with two weddings in a row, which should be a lot of fun. This month, I’m hoping to be able to have some time to take care of myself and rest.
How was your April? What were some of the memorable moments?
Do you have any ambitions for the month of May?