Five Favourite Things

In the vein of Julie Andrews, here are a few of my (most recent) favourite things…

 

  1. Marks and Spencer Milk Chocolate Digestives

These are hands-down the BEST chocolate digestives I have ever tried. Ever. They stand apart because of the slight crunch given by the Demerara sugar and hint of salt. Delightful!

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  1. Bio-D Lime and Aloe Vera Hand Wash 5-Litre 

I’ve been trying to migrate to more earth-friendly, eco options for my cleaning products. And as we know, I go through a lot of hand wash…I really rate this fresh smelling hand wash. It doesn’t irritate my hands as much as some antibacterial hand washes, and that is a major plus-point for me given my hand washing record. I love that you can buy it in a 5-litre bottle, as it reduces plastic waste and means I’ve got a plentiful supply to hand (no pun intended) – win/win!

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  1. White Stuff Instant Indulgence Hand & Body Lotion

This hand cream smells divine! I don’t usually go in for more cosmetic-type hand creams, as I tend to need heavier duty stuff, but it was a gift from my friend, Nina (thanks lovely!). And it is just the sort of sweet, intoxicating fragrance I love – the vanilla, coconut and almond work really well together. It also absorbs relatively quickly in to my hands – I can’t stand when hand cream is greasy. The lovely bottle has pride of place at my bathroom sink! Praise indeed 🙂

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  1. Father Brown 

Series 6 of the period drama finished last month, and it has reignited my love for the gentle murder mystery programme – there’s an oxymoron if ever there was one! I enjoy nothing more than settling down with a cup of tea and biscuit(s) to watch the exploits of Mark Williams as the indomitable Father. Emer Kenny is fabulous as Lady Penelope ‘Bunty’ Windermere, his unruly aristocratic side-kick. The costumes and settings are spot on, lending a beautiful 1950s charm to the series. I miss Sid and Lady Felicity, two previous side-kicks, who made a welcome return for a short time this series, but the cast is probably the strongest it has been. I’ve really warmed to Inspector Mallory, played by Jack Deam – he always raises a smile with his familiar, weary address of ‘Padre’. Catch it whilst you can on BBC iPlayer.

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  1. Scaramanga Backpack 

Scaramanga have been a recent find, when I was on the search for a leather satchel. They are a Fife-based leather and vintage furniture stockist. Their ethical credentials are sound, and though expensive, deliver quality, hand-made products with excellent customer service. Unfortunately, I found the satchel too uncomfortable for my carrying style (‘everything-but-the-kitchen-sink’), but their backpack is amazing! Very comfortable, spacious (fits my Macbook plus notebook, makeup bag, large purse, phone, keys, etc.), and looks gorgeous – it will only get better with age!

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Let me know of your recent favourites below!

Please note, these are not affiliate or sponsored products, I’m just sharing the love of some things I’ve been appreciating lately. Enjoy!

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