We’ve had a pretty awesome April all things considered and most of that was thanks to the wonderful weather, the lighter nights, and the easing of the lockdown measures.
Things are beginning to feel a little more settled these days which is a good thing, though I still find it really difficult to process all that has happened throughout the past year. However, I am doing my best to keep smiling and to keep trooping on and so here are a few of the things which I have #LikedandLoved throughout the past month.
Paul’s Brilliant Birthday
Paul turned thirty-eight at the beginning of April and to celebrate his birthday we enjoyed a relaxing day in the garden catching up with my in-laws, followed by cake, candles, and food for five from the local chippy, Chinese and Indian takeaways.
The Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Having created an elaborate ‘Among Us’ themed treasure map, Paul set up an hour-long easter egg hunt which the kids, as always, enjoyed greatly. We then spent Easter Sunday enjoying a sunshine-filled stroll out with my Mum and the dogs before tucking into a delicious Sunday roast.
This month brought a well-deserved fortnight’s holiday which at first felt rather bizarre, as for the first time in months we were able to spend time at home together without the worries of homeschool or the need to constantly log in and to check our email for updates, tasks, and such-like. It was great to be able to switch off at last!
Happy Hair & Headbands
Being a pretty little Princess, our daughter E loves to accessorise with jewellery, makeup, or hair accessories which she received in abundance this month as I accidentally over-ordered online. Though we didn’t really need twenty head-bands each in different colours, styles and such-like, E disagreed as she’s made use of each and every one of the past weeks, mixing and matching them with her clothing choice for the day. I do so love how taken our little lady is so taken with fashion and I must admit, the headbands are quite cool really, so much so that I’ve even borrowed one of two to wear myself…
Talking of hair, the boys and I have finally had our hair cut after what feels like forever, and what a difference it has made! I have E’s hair appointment booked for next week and then with a little luck, things may seem even more like ‘normal’.
Though I’m very conscious of the current pandemic and the risks of the virus, especially considering that neither Paul nor I have had any vaccinations as of yet, I took a few safe and steady steps to socialise with selected family and friends in the safety of our garden this month. It was great to be able to finally see and to catch up with our family and friends after such a long time of being apart. The kids have also been able to spend time outdoors playing with their friends and at last, things feel that bit more normal…
It’s not often that I ever buy myself a magazine, it’s something that I’d usually buy to pass the time if I were travelling on a train or a plane perhaps. I have however treated myself to a few mags this month and I’ve rather enjoyed sitting with a coffee flicking through the pages, enjoying an easy read.
Ever since J first got his drumkit (which is a couple of years back now) it’s been stuck in a tiny space in our office. It’s not exactly an ideal space for him to practice in nor does it encourage him to play the drums if they aren’t in his room, thus we spent some time this month moving and fiddling with furniture to make room for his drums by his desk and much to my delight, my office is now drum-kit-free!
Having had almost a solid three weeks of glorious sunshine, we’ve made the most of the wonderful weather and have been enjoying regular walks out with the kids and the dog, and what a difference it has made to get out, to enjoy some fresh air and soak up the sunshine!
New Blog Host & Theme
Being a bit of a technical tart, I do like to fiddle around with my blog theme now and then. This month however I bit the bullet and transferred my blog hosting then bought a brand new blog theme to add some extra sparkle to this here blog. I’ve spent hours tweaking and twiddling with the colour schemes, the fonts, the code, and all that malarkey, and now that it’s all done and dusted I’m quite pleased with the results.
As you may well know if you read this blog regularly, I like to dabble in the art of divination, and this month I’ve added to my collection in a major way – some of the things I was sent to review and some of which I purchased myself, either way, my shelves (including the new ones that Paul very kindly put up earlier this month) are now filled to the brim. Thank goodness Ikea is delivering a new book shelving system today as otherwise, I may run out of space entirely!
I’m now the proud owner of The limited-edition special box set of the Ganeshian Village Tarot, The Linescape Limited Edition Tarot, The Emojiny Limited Edition Tarot, The SmithTiny Limited Edition Tarot, The SmithTiny Limited Edited Classic Tales Tarot, The Limited Edition Brush Tarot, The Limited Edition Shuffle Tarot Collection A, The Limited Edition Shuffle Tarot Collection B, The Wild Unknown Tarot, The Wild Unknown Archetypes Oracle Deck, The Believe in Your Own Magic Oracle Deck, The Runes for Modern Life deck, The Witch’s Familiar Runic Oracle, The Serenity & Solace Affirmation Cards, The White Numen Tarot, The Bix Tarot, Soul Cards Deck 1, Soul Cards Deck 2, The House of Shadows Lenormand Deck (which has even been signed and sent by the amazing artist Monica Bodirsky herself!), Palm Reading Cards, and a brand, spanking new set of beautiful multi-coloured, gem rune stones! Phew, talk about spoilt!
Thanks again for reading my blog – I hope that you enjoyed reading what I have #LikedandLoved throughout April.
If you fancy sharing some of your own #LikedAndLoved points from the month then why not join in either through your own blog post or by leaving a comment below, I would love to hear what you #LikedAndLoved this month!