Over the last few months I’ve fallen back in love with reading. I’ve written 9 short book reviews which summarise all of my most recent reads, reviewed in no particular order.
2020, a year dominated by face-masks and health anxiety. A time in which we’ve all had to try to find a precarious balance between safety measures and living; trying to enjoy our lives as much as possible despite it all. A handbag essential that has been helping me keep some peace of mind whilst on-the-go lately is the new Forever Instant Hand Cleanser.
The emotional rollercoaster of lockdown encouraged so many of us to escape into the pages of a book. So as normality resumes and we inch our way towards autumn, I thought I’d share some mini book reviews. So far, throughout 2020, I’ve read 11 of a 20 book challenge. While some of these I’ve rated average at best, there are also a couple of absolute must-reads.
Almost everything that was once closed is now open. Most of us are now being actively encouraged to get out and about, and it looks like life after lockdown is well on its way to some semblance of normality. Many of us are cautiously eager to start meeting up with friends and family again. To fill our dusty diaries with plans and clawback possession over the latter half of 2020. Despite all of the awful situations that have arisen from COVID-19 and the emotional rollercoaster that we’ve all been riding, I’ll admit to finding personal value in lockdown. It forced many of our fast-paced lives to considerably slow and left me questioning our need to be constantly busy.
By now we’ve all heard of the principle of manifesting your biggest goals, right? It’s an interesting concept which elicits a whole range of passionate opinions; while some swear that manifestation has changed their life, others think it’s a reach, at best. To be honest, I appreciate both arguments and stand somewhere in the middle. I wouldn’t swear by all aspects of manifestation but I do believe that some of the key elements can act as the motivation we need to achieve our goals.
A whipped caramel coffee recipe that takes a matter of minutes and rivals coffee shop standard. Where do I sign up?!
Whipped coffee is officially one of the biggest social media trends of 2020. Otherwise known as Dalgona coffee, it seems to have come out of nowhere to achieve TikTok fame, bringing the song Death Bed (Coffee for your Head) with it. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had a fair amount of time to experiment with the technique. As a result, I’ve come up with a super easy whipped caramel coffee recipe, thats on ice and perfect for this gorgeous weather.