Books, Crafts, Food, My life

I’m awake now

After I’d published my last post I started to think about more things I should’ve written or comment about. So this one will be like part two of the previous one. With pictures.

A bit about the book I finished on Tuesday – The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie – it took place in the same world and had the same characters as The First Law trilogy, but as far as I know it’s not actually officially a part of any specific series. Goodreads just calls it First Law World #5. Go figure. Anyway, it took me a while to get through it. Mostly because I’ve been juggling and struggling with all the changes that have been happening in my life. Partly also because for me there were above average amount of battle descriptions and to not get bored of it I wanted to spread it out a little. Don’t get me wrong, I still absolutely loved it. I love Joe’s writing style, the brute bluntness he uses to plough through some of the themes that could be a sugar-coated by some other writers. And without giving too much away, the book was about war, so a fair amount of battles was to be expected. I liked the character developments, some more than others and overall found it a great read. Thank you Joe!

On Tuesday and Wednesday it was snowing in Estonia. And not just the kind of snow that melts away two hours later. Oh, no. That snow meant business. I apologise to the people of Estonia for wishing for snow and then going away after a few days, leaving you to deal with the rest of it.

On Wednesday I got the results back from the first unit of my interior design course. I put a lot of work into it and it paid off. The feedback I got was amazing and constructive, encouraging me to work hard on my next assignments as well. Also, that’s what seven pomelos look like in a shopping basket. Except that they weren’t actually that blurry.

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The very special cake my Mr made for me on Thursday was the best cake I’ve had in a while. And not just because of the amazing surprise that was in it. It was a Victoria sponge cake and it was so airy and moist with just the right amount of sweetness. Absolute perfection.

On Friday I wore the white jumper I made and posted about a few weeks ago to the party we went. The compliments I got were amazing. Definitely encouraged me to crochet and craft more. Thanks guys!

The trip to town on Saturday ended with me buying quite a few items. The best find was definitely the £5 orange jumper from H&M’s men’s sale section. At size XL it’s a perfect jumper-dress to wear with leggings and boots. From H&M I also got the cute pinkish jumper with bats. From The Body Shop I got a vanilla chai scented body cream and hand cream, tea tree BB cream and cocoa butter lip balm. As I haven’t tried any of them yet I’ll leave reviewing them until a later date. The Works supplied me with an interesting book about interior design. I figured that as I’m studying it, I may as well buy some literature on it. Would this count towards my reading challenge? On our way to The Works we stumbled upon a … I don’t even know how to describe this shop. It felt like a shop that would be impossible to find the next time I fancied something from there. Anyway they had a lot of skin and hair care products, including Palmer’s coconut oil shampoo and conditioner. I’d tried a sample of the shampoo whilst on my holiday and absolutely loved it. A little went a long way and it smelled absolutely amazing. As an added bonus it’s free of sulfates and harsh detergents. I can’t remember exactly how much they cost but it was less than in other shops I’d seen it in. From the same shop I also bought the two soaps at the bottom right corner of the picture. Just love Baylis & Harding soaps. Oh, and lastly from Sainsbury’s I got the set of three crochet needles that you can’t actually see too well. I’ll put them to good use though.

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I think that’s it. I don’t think there’s anything else that I felt I should’ve written about last night.

G.

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