This week Blake was at school for most of the heatwave we had.  He came out of school each day happy as usual. They have been doing seaside theme recently and he's loved water play, sand play and eating ice cream.

Outside of school whilst we had the sunshine Blake has spent alot of time playing outside. Outside is Blake's favourite place to be. To change it up a bit we found a shade to sit in at the park for a bit. Blake loved having the freedom to run around picking daisies and then getting excited and picking crab apples from a tree. We didn't keep any as at the time I didn't know what they were so for safety sake left them behind. 

We are pretty luckily that the park we go to tends to be very quiet most of the time. I also like that we get lovely views of the town from there as it is up hill. 


June has been a great month even though it has flown by. I celebrated turning 30 in lockdown and had a lovely day despite staying home.

How's everyone feeling about non essential shops reopening etc? We are limiting how often we go out still to be on the safe side.

Anyway here is what I've liked and loved in June. 

Afternoon tea from Reeds coffee shop
I love afternoon tea and so when I knew that my birthday was going to be in lockdown I looked at what local companies were offering afternoon tea delivery and opted for Reeds as not only was it the cheapest it also had great reviews. We were very imp with what we recieved. The afternoon tea contained a selection of sandwiches, sausage rolls, pork pies, scones with cream and jam and last of all a selection of mini cakes.

I also wanted cheesecake slices from a local company who are very popular. The 3 slices we went for were Biscoff, Black Forrest and Mars and Carmel.

Prosecco with Rose Gold Shimmer
I purchased some prosecco shimmer as a little treat for my drink. It's raspberry flavoured and tastes delicious and the shimmer is beautiful to watch.

Poppy Fields
We spotted a field of Poppys not far from Blake's school. It was too pretty not to capture.

Summer Solstice Sunset at Stonehenge
On the 20th of June English Heritage did a facebook live so we could see the sunset for summer Solstice at Stonehenge. I've never been to Stonehenge but it's on my bucket list

The Woods
I've not actually watched much this month. The woods on Netflix was good although I personally preferred the book .

Shine On Shampoo Bar
I've used shampoo bars for almost 2 years now and recently came across the shine on shampoo bar on amazon. It lathers up well and has a subtle scent to it.

Rainbow Fluorite bracelet from Julia's Healing Jewels
This is my present from Blake that I got for my birthday. It's a very pretty piece and I love the sweet dragonfly charm.

Shiatsu massager 

I get back pain which I believe is related to when I had an epidural with Blake. This massager has really been helping me. It  can be used on different areas of the body such as back, neck, abdomen and calves. There are also different settings for intensity and the option to have heat.

Pretty Serendipity 30th birthday necklace
My mother in law gifted me an Amazon voucher for my birthday so I spent it on this necklace. It's sterling silver and 3 rings for 3 decades. I did get other Jewelry pieces for my birthday but I've yet to wear them.

Ginger fox book lovers novelty mug
As a bookworm this had to be on my birthday wishlist. I love it features classics such as Little Women, To Kill a Mockingbird that I have read as well as others such as One hundred days of solitude and The Great Gatsby which I've not read yet.

Book Quote Print from Leanne Cornelius Creates 
I need to get an A4 frame sorted so I can put this up next to my bookshelf in the bedroom. This was a birthday treat to myself.


Anyone know where June is disappearing? Seriously though I feel this month has flown by hence why this post is a day late and so my likes and loves post will be too.

On the reading front I had hoped to read alot more but I kinda got sucked into wasting my time watching TikToks. I have however ticked off some prompts for the popsugar reading challenge.

The Woods by Harlan Coben 
I read this as i wanted to have read it before the show came out on Netflix on June 12th. It is actually my first Harlan Coben novel I have read and I will 100% be reading more of his books now. I definitely loved the book alot more than the Netflix series though. If you love crime/thriller reads or a fan of Harlan Coben but are yet to read this one you wont be disappointed. Oh and I used this one for the prompt by an author who has written more than 20 books.

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Picked for the prompt a book about a women in STEM. I'd say it's a romance as well and was a steamy read so if you aren't into that then this isn't the book for you. It explores what it's like for somone with asperger's especially with relationships. It also features important topics such as consent, social anxiety etc..

After the end by Clare Mcintosh
If you are a fan of Clare Mackintosh than you probably know most of her books are thrillers. However after the end isn't but such an emotional read. Pip and Max are a strong couple but when there son gets sick and the Drs put the question of his survival in there hands they can't agree. Definitely one to read! I picked this for the prompt a book published for the month of your birth.

All the rage by Cara Hunter
I've read all of Cara Hunters books and absolutely love them. This one is another brilliant read from her. I do love the DI Adam Fawley series as every read has been so gripping with many twists and turns. Oh and this is for the prompt a book published in 2020.

A Fresh Start edited by Fanny Blake
A great selection of ten little stories by ten authors including Jojo Moyes and Mike Gayle. Used for the prompt an anthology.