My March Favourites (a little late….)

Paragon Studios, Warner Bros. Television and Netflix.

Paragon Studios, Warner Bros. Television and Netflix.

Hello all.

How was everyone’s Easter weekend? I may have indulged in an Easter egg… or two.

This is a little late but better late than never. I wanted to share some of my favourite things from March.

Although it was a little bit of a quiet month purchase wise, my favourites include a book, stationary and two of my favourite Lush products.

My first favourite is a TV show. It is one I have mentioned before and it is Gilmore Girls. More specifically, I am talking about the revival episodes. As I was late to the TV show, I was able to finish series seven and move straight into A Year in the Life.

I know fans of the show are divided over these new episodes but I have to say I loved them. The best scene for me involves Rory and rooftop golf (that is all I will say about it in case some of you haven’t seen it. There was one body shaming scene I wasn’t so keen on.) And of course, there are those famous last four words.

I feel these were a nice continuance of the last series which I feel didn’t close properly.

I really, really hope that the makers of Gilmore Girls decide on another series.

BestFiends_5My next favourite is an app and I feel as though I am late to this party. Two words… Best Fiends.

It is stupidly addictive and no matter how hard I try, I can’t stop playing it. I have been stuck on a particular level for days and it is driving me crazy.

On a serious note, this app is good for anxiety as it has you concentrating on the game that it takes your mind off things for a while. For anyone who is not familiar with this game, you have a team of bugs and you have to defeat the slugs and reach goals to move onto the next level. It’s very colourful and doesn’t take a lot of effort to play.

Next up is the first of the Lush products to feature in this favourites list. Plum Rain shower gel, although not new to Lush (I’m told it was an exclusive to the Oxford Street store,) is now available across all the Lush stores and I love it.

It’s a beautiful scent (in my opinion anyway.)

This shower gel I believe is a little different to the other ones available. Plus, it’s purple.

lush plum rainThe second Lush related favourite this month is the soundtrack to The Comforter spa treatment. It’s accessible via Apple Music. The reason I adore the Comforter treatment is that it is very whimsical and carefree. The products they use are chocolate and rose based (they had me at that,) and it’s all pink and lovely. You come out of that treatment feeling as though you are floating.

The music throughout the treatment reflects that. It includes covers of ‘Pure Imagination’ from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Hushabye Mountain from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

This is perfect for when you want some music to chill to before going to sleep.

My stationary favourite is this new Habits pad from Kikki K (I told you, I’m obsessed.)

kikki k habits padI am attempting to get more organised. Yes, it is a never-ending battle. I have found this to be a great tool for keeping up with the things you want to get into the habit of doing every day.

Kikki K also do a habits list in book form but with this, you can use one page at a time and then at the end of the week, start again with the same list or with adjustments.

Finally, my book favourite from March has definitely got to be The Escape from C.L Taylor. It has a great build-up of suspense and I couldn’t stop reading.

The EscapeWhen a stranger asks Jo Blackmore for a lift she says yes, then swiftly wishes she hadn’t.

The stranger knows Jo’s name, she knows her husband Max and she’s got a glove belonging to Jo’s two-year old daughter Elise.

What begins with a subtle threat swiftly turns into a nightmare as the police, social services and even Jo’s own husband turn against her.

No one believes that Elise is in danger. But Jo knows there’s only one way to keep her child safe – RUN.

Do you have any favourites you’d like to share? Please do in the comments below.

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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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