Sunday, 25 May 2014

Sunday Spotlight - 25th May 2014

This week, I’ve been loving…


You might remember that, a month or so ago, I did a post reviewing lots of different hot chocolates. It went down so well that I’ve decided to look into reviewing other products, the first of which will be teas! I’m a massive fan of teas – herbal, fruit infusions and even your bog standard cuppa. I’ve been stocking up with various brands so I can start my taste testing, which has meant lots of tea in the post over the last couple of weeks. A particularly exciting parcel came this week, and I opened it to find these adorable (can tea be adorable?!) Teapigs sample packs. I’m so excited to get tasting them, so keep your eyes peeled for a review post soon!


I’m using the term gardening fairly loosely – I don’t want you thinking I’m some sort of green-fingered miracle worker! I’d love to be better at gardening and rather fancy the idea of growing my own vegetables. I’d like nothing more than to have a beautiful cottage garden blooming with colours and fragrances throughout the year. But, sadly, I’m nowhere near that at the moment. But, this week I made a start on my dream by planting some sunflower and sweet pea seeds. The last time I grew sunflowers I was in Infant School, so probably about 5 or 6. My sunflower was amazing though and grew so tall, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll be just as successful this time round. I’m also really hoping my sweet peas will grow, as it’s not the ideal time to plant them – I should have done it a few months ago but never got round to it, so here’s hoping I might just be lucky.

Snail Mail

As I mentioned last week, I’m trying to take a step back from social media at the moment, as I need to focus on my life and getting through one day at a time. In some ways it has been great – I’m not constantly reading about other people doing the things I’d like to be doing and have had more time to focus on my family and doing little things for myself. But, I’m also finding I feel more lonely and wonder what I’m missing out on. There’s no pleasing me obviously! Saying that, a few friends have continued to send me post, which has been much appreciated. I know a lot of people don’t like to send post when they may not get a quick reply, and I can understand that, but I am so grateful that I have some friends who don’t mind not receiving a reply and continue to send post to cheer me up.

Some of the snail mail I've received this week

What has grabbed your attention this week? I love hearing about people’s new discoveries and you may end up sharing something that makes it onto my list next week!


  1. I love both Sunflowers and Tea! Goodluck with the planting adventure. As far as what is on my mind, May is Borderline Personality Awareness Month, so I'd like to mention that as the Month comes to a close.

    1. Thank you hun - I'll update you all when (if!) they start growing :) I have BPD - is it bad that I didn't realise it was the awareness month for it?! There seem to be so many awareness months in May, which is a bit of a shame. I might have to do a little post about it next week then :) xx

  2. I think arranging with your friends to send snail mail is such a nice idea, it's so much more exciting to get a handwritten letter than a facebook message! You've inspired me to send a card or something to the friends I don't see as much as I'd like to!

    1. Ah that's great hun - I'm so pleased that I've inspired you to send some snail mail :) It really is lovely to receive a hand-written letter, so hopefully if you send some post you might get some back too! It certainly beats opening bills and brown envelopes! xx