What a jam packed month! I think it’s been one of my busiest work months to date. Whilst I am extremely grateful for it I’m also relieved that December will be, purposefully, quieter work wise giving me time to plan for next year, oh and get ready for Christmas. I think I’m the least prepared for the festive season this year than ever before. I’m trying not to stress about it and break it into small tasks, I’m sure it will all get done in time…!
Without further ado lets get onto the wonderful little things from this month, go on grab a cuppa (or a glass, depending on the time of day..!) and have a read.
I finally got my hands on a copy of fellow blogger, Alice’s book, The Back Up Plan. Alice’s blog, More Than Toast, is one of the first that I read all those years ago, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I’m lucky enough to call Alice a bloggy friend after meeting up a few times in ‘real life’. Now as for her book, I hardly put it down after buying it on Friday evening and then finishing it up on Sunday! Alice shares about the break down of her marriage and how she navigated her way through it with two children under two. It’s not a self help book, but rather a memoir and it will have you feeling inspired by all she’s achieved since.
I’ve got two super inspiring books on the go at the moment, Brene Brown’s, Daring to Lead and Viv Groskrop’s How to Own the Room. I LOVE both and recommend them, even though I haven’t finished either yet!
You’ll probably have picked up by now that I’m a bit of a Brene Brown fan girl, so why it’s taken me this long to get around to watching her Ted Talks I don’t know! I find her research and insights absolutely fascinating and wish I could download it all straight into my brain!
A list of my absolute favourites from this month
Netflix – House of Card, OITNB
TV – Say Yes to The Dress (my daughters’ new obsession!), Dynasties
Prime – The Office (US version)
Films -My Best Friends Wedding, Fantastic Beasts – the Crimes of Grindlewald
I don’t really do much baking these days, but some over ripe bananas were calling out to me the other week, so after a quick google I found a recipe for clean(ish) banana oat muffins. It was a super easy recipe and they were yummy! Here’s the link – https://cookieandkate.com/2015/healthy-banana-muffins-recipe/
I am all about comfort these days, so when the lovely folks at Royce Lingerie asked if I wanted to try their bras, all non-wired, I jumped at the chance. I really like tshirt style bras but often plumped for underwire ones, but after recently reading so much online about how they can be linked with health concerns** I was keen to try non-wired. Historically wire free bras haven’t been the most aesthetically pleasing. I know post-mastectomy my mum massively struggled to find ones that were suitable AND were something a thirty-something/forty-something would wear. I was pleasantly surprised by the ranges on offer on the Royce website and found a bra in their ‘comfort bra’ section that I liked, it’s also suitable for post-surgery. I have worn it so much since it arrived! So much so that I’m going to order a couple more. It is comfortable AND makes my boobs look nice both just with the bra and under a tshirt. It doesn’t make them look a weird shape, which I found others that I’ve tried from different brands in the past, and it’s really comfortable. I’ve got one of their sports bras too and it’s the best I’ve ever had. It feels really supportive and theres no jiggling when I jump around. I absolutely love it when I’m gifted something that I love – the review writes itself!
My Tom Misch obsession is still going strong!
What She Said, Lucy Lucraft – S3 E14: ON THE ETHICS OF COACHING WITH SAS PETHERICK // SELF-DOUBT COACH
Grow With Soul, Kayte Ferris – Ep.20: Getting Your First Client and Acquisition Strategies
The Liturgists – Christian, part 4 of their series in discussing what it means to different individuals to be a ‘Christian’ and if they self identify as one
I wanted to let you know that as of January next year Little Loves will be having a new home and host , Anna-Marie of Mummy Hearts You. Anna Marie has been joining in with and supporting Little Loves for years and I know that she is just the right person to take it on and give the love and time to it that I’ve not been managing to do. I’ll be hosting until the end of the year until Anna-Marie takes the reins for 2019 onwards when it will also revert back to being weekly.
Have a fantastic week (and month ahead)!
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Morgana is a social media coach for small businesses and entrepreneurs, specialising in Instagram and Pinterest. Based in the North West of the UK, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She particularly enjoys a Netflix binge watch and cannot function without black coffee and dark chocolate digestives.