It might seem paradoxical at best, hypocritical at worst, for someone that makes a (meagre, supplementary) living from the online, plugged-in world to be harping on about what’s keeping me off the web! But in the post-Christmas-gooch, dare I say it, I just got a bit bored of scrolling, staring, lurking and double-clicking. I’ve been craving tangible, wholesome goodness, something that doesn’t succumb to an algorithm – real books, actual newspapers, Sunday supplements and good TV dramas – so, have made it my, erm, perhaps ‘mission’ is a bit egocentric, my…. ‘goal’ for 2018 to enjoy these non-digital pursuits a little more and share them with you!
Well, slap my thigh and call me fanny – if I’m not mistaken, this is the second “Shiz We Loved” blog – which is getting a little close to commitment for my liking, and if not, at the very least it’s turning into a habit! But you might notice I’m screeching in a couple (ahem) of days behind schedule; partly thanks to that parental-time f**k, known as half-term and we were busy celebrating Hugo’s birthday. I pretty much blinked and missed October.
So, without further ado, here’s the most loved, useful, cherished and note-worthy from October; whether it’s been bought, gifted, found or made – either way, there’ most definitely no buying your way onto this list!
Ok, so it’s no secret that as a blogger and instagrammer I’m lucky enough to get sent a lot of shit (if you’re not down with the lingo by now, when I say shit it can mean good or bad, it just means stuff!); but as a human being, yes, I’m one of them too – I also buy a lot of stuff! So, in my ultimate wisdom and in a bid to give myself one more thing to do, I thought every month I’d sort the wheat from the chaff and give you a run-down of the top things we’ve loved, been gifted, bought, found or otherwise. Thus giving credit where it’s due to great companies and people that have got their shit together, to make some really good shit!
So, this is the place to come if you saw me open a moisturiser on insta-stories and then wondered – hmmmm, did she like it once she slapped it on her boat-race or did those cute pj’s Casper got in the post wash well?