Golly, I don’t know how we got to this point already but it’s February favourite finds time! This month has been a big one for me as I started a new job (after 8 years in my last one!) so it’s been a busy few weeks of learning lots of new things and stretching my brain in all kinds of ways. It’s been a good one though! I’d love to hear about any new finds you made this February as well!
I got a voucher to Dinosaur Designs from my old job as a very lovely farewell gift and after spending ages browsing the store picked myself a new ring and some matching earrings. I absolutely love them and have been wearing them constantly ever since!
The ring in particular gets lots of compliments from friends, people in shops, people at work – you name it! It’s such a nice wearable reminder of my old job and the excellent people I met while I worked there, plus it’s just very pretty!
I’ve talked a lot about my admiration for Brooke McAlary and her slow living website, podcast & workshops so when she released her new book I snapped it up immediately. It was as wonderful as I expected – full of practical, implementable ideas for slowing down and simplifying our lives and my copy of the book is already looking well thumbed. If any of that is sounding appealing to you I highly recommend picking up a copy yourself!
Speaking of books, I’ve been on an women’s autobiography-binge this month! It started with Mara Wilson’s book Where Am I Now, which is a collection of essay’s about her life including her early years as a Hollywood star. It was an excellent, interesting and at times very funny read! I then moved on to Lauren Graham’s book Talking As Fast As I Can, which as a massive Gilmore Girls fan was always going to be right up my alley! I loved the behind-the-scenes stories but I also loved the tales of her early years just as much. Next in my to-read pile is Anna Kendrick’s book Scrappy Little Nobody, and if you’ve got any other recommendations I’d love to hear them!
I’ve eaten out a little this month at some local cafes – both old favourites and new finds – so as part of my February favourite finds I thought I’d share some with you!
South of Johnson
South of Johnson is one of my local go-to cafes, particularly with my parents, and it always leaves me fully & happy. The coffee is consistently excellent, the food is delicious, the staff are friendly – what more could you want!
Faraday’s Cage was a new find for me and one I will be back to for sure. The menu was interesting and full of vegetarian choices, the coffee was delicious and they bake their own bread as well.
I had a really interesting Mexican-inspired haloumi dish which was oh-so-delicious, then picked up a loaf of bread to come home with me as well. So good!
Feast of Merit
On my last day at my old job I headed back down to Feast of Merit for one last lunch and it was delicious as always. The food is interesting and works best when shared so you can really make the most of the menu. Plus, eating there helps fund the great work of ygap, so it’s an absolute win-win lunch!