February has come and gone in a flash! It’s been a really hectic and busy month for me. As I look back through my pictures I realised I spent a large portion of the month drinking and going on nights out! I think March will need to have more of a chilled vibe.

I hope you had a fantastic February too!

 

 

Night out – start as we mean to go on!

Cocktails in Dirty Martini, London.

Valentine’s Day – what a cutie.

Enjoying Champers in Westfield with Mum.

New gym kit – loving Primark’s range right now!

Nails done and looking moody.

Working on my flat lays!

Spring is so close! A walk in the park.

Valentine’s ‘Love Token’ redeemed; a full English for hubby.

Squat Sundays.

Baby pink nails.

My blogging business cards!

Core workout from hell!

Published my 3rd YouTube video!

Homemade brunch – foodgasm alert!

February – you’ve been awesome! Mwah!

HNY from Ko Lanta!

Ko Rok – paradise island.

Loving the hammock life!

Beautiful snorkelling off Ko Rok

 

More underwater fun!

Do I have to go home??!

 

Back to the daily grind! Gotta get back into my fitness routine.

Luckily I have my resident chef to cook up Thai food at home!

 

Expresso martinis with my Nana.

Wintery Greenwich – beautiful.

 

Started my YouTube channel!

Sexy new blog!

Flowers to brighten up even the most grey day.

Hands up if you love gin! Everyone?? Yep, I thought so. Gin is IN. It is the now drink. It’s become the high fashion, go-to choice which screams sophistication. Plus, it’s a lot less calorific and fattening than other tipples like wine or prosecco. Hello gin.

So, when Gin Explorer got in touch with me and asked me to review their November box of their monthly gin subscription service I was only too happy to oblige. I am by no means a gin expert, but I drink gin so I feel I am well placed to review a box of delicious gins from around the world.

So what is it?

Gin Explorer is a monthly subscription service which delivers 4 gin miniatures from around the world. The box is beautifully presented and each month includes 4 delicious, hand-picked bottles of gin for the lucky customer to sample. In addition; you get interesting information about your gins including where they come from and how they’re made. In my November box I also received some cucumber tonic and some nibbles.

I get it. A monthly subscription for alcohol does seem a bit luxurious and something that the rich and famous would indulge in! However, I’ve been doing my sums and if you enjoy a social drink at home with friends or partners then this could actually work out cheaper than purchasing your booze ad hoc. Also, it’s much more sociable and fun to try a variety of gins with your friends than to just settle down with a bottle of Gordons for the night. Just saying.

There are several ways to pay for this subscription. You can pay monthly; which costs £24.99 inc. delivery, or you can save money by paying upfront for 3 months (£69.99) or even a whole year (£279.99).

 In my box I received 4 gins which were all seriously yummy; Herni Gin, Leeds Gin, a rhubarb and custard flavoured gin and Thompsons Grape Gin. My favourite was the Grape gin.

This would be an amazing Christmas gift for the gin lover in your life, or equally a little naughty treat for yourself. How exciting to have a surprise delivery of mini gins every month, come on??

Visit the Gin Explorer website to find out more here.

I cannot believe it’s October already! Partly because I’ve been crazy busy, but partly because we’ve been having really unseasonably warm weather in London! I’ve only just dig my cardigans out and haven’t had a chance to wear a coat or scarf! Very un-Autumnly.

For the last month I’ve been getting to grips with my PGCE, studying hard, panicking about all the work ahead and trying to get myself organised. Organisation is not a strong point of mine! But as we go through the course we have to compile huge folders with very specific work from specific points of the year so I need  to get on top of it. I’m excited though because I’m starting my first school placement on Monday.

Other than uni October is looking less busy than September for me. We have a few things planned but I’m trying to keep my diary as free as possible at weekends in anticipation for all the lesson plans I’ll have to do! I can’t wait to start being a teacher though. It’s been a long road to this point but I really feel like I’ve found what I’m supposed to do.

Something which is coming up in half term which is exciting is my graduation ceremony for my undergrad degree from my previous university! I’m graduating in the Old Royal Naval Chapel which is so beautiful it’s such an honour. I can’t wait!

My goals for this month are:

💜 Get as organised as possible! Start building my folders in the right order and get on top of work we have already been set.

💜 Do my absolute best on placement.

💜 DO NOT give up on the gym no matter how busy or tired I am and continue to work out 4 times per week. No excuses.

💜 Continue to blog when I can – it may seem like extra work but I find it therapeutic to get my thoughts on paper.

💜 Make time for myself and Paul to do fun things and not focus and stress about workload all the time.

💜 Graduate looking fabulous for all the pictures!

💜 Have a super relaxing half term!

What about you? What have you got planned for October?