Ladies and Gentlemen,
Welcome to a new segment of Blah Blah! 5 things I love this week. Let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions for things to include I would love to hear them.
Mainly, I’ll be focusing on small things that are helping us along the path to a beautiful life that doesn’t cost the earth. Oh, you know, a bit of beauty, food, home, travel, food, wellbeing or kid stuff.
1. Brooms. You may well ask how I can love brooms. But lookie…
They’re pretty, mostly compost-friendly and almost entirely made with stuff that grows out of the ground. These brooms I bought in a local Vietnamese supermarket for nix are a bit of a fave, particularly the little one I use with a dustpan.
Gordon has taken a while to come round, because they work with a dragging style of sweep instead of a wooshy sweep. Oh, and I do need to warn you that brands seem to vary and the cheaper ones need to whacked a lot before using, as ironically they can create a bit of dust at first, but I still love them. If you don’t have an Asian supermarket near you, they can be found here.
2. Mascara. It’s no secret I love to make my own beauty products, but I know I’m never going to be able to replicate the eyelash extensions I had on my wedding day at home, but this mascara I was given by L’Oreal gets pretty darn close. Maybe it’s because I hardly ever wear mascara. Usually, I just dab a bit of jojoba on the ends of my eyelashes to give them a bit of gloss and nourishment, but a hardcore mascara is handy for special occasions. I have to confess, I’m finding it a bit weird looking at my eyes this close, but I wanted to show you what I meant.
3. Armchair travel. This travel post by Eat Read Love has me pining for Bali and now I’m dreaming of picnics in rice paddies.
I’m in the mood to eat lots of vegetables at the moment. You see, I have this theory that most diets are really cunning plans to make us eat more vegetables and if I just eat more vegetables I don’t have to give up anything. I’ll let you know how I go with my theory, but in the meantime, this kale pesto would make any vegetable taste better.
5. Incidental exercise. Are you like me and struggling to fit in dedicated exercise time? I’ve actually started scheduling incidental exercise, which sounds like an oxymoron, but basically I put ‘walking somewhere’ in the diary at least once a day, whether to work, the park, preschool or shops and carrying the not-so-little one is proving very good for a bit of weight-loading. I love the moments it gives me to stop and smell the roses, too.
That or jumping on the trampoline with my big boy every morning.
What are you loving at the moment?