My skin has gone crazy at the minute so instead of tormenting myself (and everyone else) with photos of me, I have decided to share a few of my simple joys with you this week and invite you to have a cuppa with me!
In my cup:I love tea but don't drink as much regular Nambarrie with milk as I had started to. All that milk every day didn't feel right so white tea has been my love this year. I like the Clipper teas: beautiful packaging, ethics and products for a good price (£1.69 for 26 bags). The shop had some sort of deal so I bought the Green Tea and a Sleep tea to try.
I bought myself this at the market on Saturday as I haven't had Suki tea in a long time. A Belfast company who blend their own teas, they are quite popular in the coffee shops around the city. I love the smokiness of Sencha green tea and was intrigued by the cherry. It is a very delicate taste and smells lovely.
I finished reading "The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox" by Maggie O'Farrell today. Apparently this is her first novel and it took her 10 years to perfect. If you haven't read any Maggie O'Farrell, remedy that now! I read "The Hand That First Held Mine" a few months ago and thought it was such a beautiful read. This didn't disappoint either and I am now about to devour the rest of her novels.
My mum brought me this "Real Simple" magazine in America and I picked up the Sept issue of Mollie Makes last week too. Sometimes I don't buy magazines or read good ones for months as blogs can be similar, if not more inventive. These are both beautifully inspiring though and it's nice to not always have to stare at a computer screen to take some time out.
Also, merci to Capucine from LilacPurpleSky for mentioning me in her interview for Zap Mode. No, I don't speak French but I saw my face near the end and appreciate the shoutout from one of my favourite bloggers!
I just opened the book and saw the word 'tea', I promise!