Wednesday, 1 July 2015

June Favourites 2015 | The Small Desk

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This month has felt LONG. Work has felt relentless, and combined with a three day intensive project management course I have often been at the point of breaking down. However luckily I have had some good times this month, and it is always important to me to share these with you. This is not a post where I want to brag, but a post that I find almost therapeutic to write. It helps me to remember the best parts of the month and not to focus on the worse parts.

I've been trying to make the most of my weekends this month and have been discovering more of London. Spitalfields, Broadway Market, Southwark, London Fields are just some of the places I've explored this month. I also bought some new shoes in the Cos sale, they were such a bargain, and someone told me they were so similar to Marni shoes... I have no idea if that is true but it sounded impressive! Anyhow, without much further rambling, these are my June Favourites...

1. Mum's birthday
This year we all decided to go rowing on a canal in Surrey. It was so much fun and I even found out that I'm actually not too bad at rowing!

2. Giving a talk at my old Uni
I was invited back to my old Uni to talk about my current job. It was completely surreal – I had to keep reminding myself I wasn't a student there anymore! I never thought I would be going back to my old Uni to give a talk at 27... bizarre.

3. Indoor picnic
One of my favourite things to do is to have a picnic. However one of my least favourite things to do is sit outside for a long period of time with no toilets nearby. Therefore an indoor picnic makes perfect sense to me! One day this month my bestie from Uni came over and we picked up some picnic treats from M&S and I got her into watching Pretty Little Liars!

4. Fumi Old Time Band at Foyle's
I blogged about this earlier in the month. By reading about it you will understand why it is in my favourites!

5. Hayward Gallery
I managed to drag the boyf to an art exhibition on the premise that it was meant to be like an adult's playground. The exhibition was Carsten Holler's 'Decision' at the Hayward Gallery. As soon as you enter the exhibition you walk straight into a pitch black tunnel that has corners and a slope. It freaked me out so much I put my iPhone torch on! The best bit for the boyf was going down the enormous slide at the back of the gallery... I didn't go I was too scared! This is basically in my favourites because I got to spend a whole day with the boyf!

6. Project management course
I have mentioned that this was really intense and hard work, but it is in my favourites because I love a new qualification on my CV! It was also a really enlightening experience and I am hoping that it will enable me to find my job a little bit easier.

7. Friend's birthday drinks
I haven't seen some of my old school friends for a while and I got to catch up with one of them at her boyf's birthday drinks. It's always so nice to catch up with old friends, they so often have the best advice and know you the best!

8. Pizza party at home
My Mum is an amazing cook, seriously, but on Sunday she invited us over for pizza because she'd been too busy to cook. I don't think my Mum has ever had anyone round for pizza, but it was so nice as we got to spend more time together and it was a nice and relaxed vibe.

9. Father's Day
On Father's Day I went through my pension plan with my Dad (fun times!) but also to the local Chinese. Sometimes there is nothing better than a plate of edamame beans and your favourite meal from a local takeaway!

10. Broadway market
My final favourite of the month is going to Broadway market. I also blogged about this – you can read more here.

What have been your favourites this month?


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