1. French soap. Being an addict for soaps, perfumes and all things fragrant, as you might imagine, I brought a lot of fragrant goodies back from our holiday in France at the beginning of October. One of my favourites is this one, Le Petit Marseiliais in the fragrance ‘Lait’. It is incredibly similar to L’Occitaine’s Shea Butter range, which I also love but is rather more expensive than the 1 Euro and 50 cents that this hand wash cost me in the supermarket in France. I wish I had brought back some more!
2. Sun dried tomato and hummus sandwiches. These have become one of my favourite lunches this month. I was pretty addicted to hummus anyway, but the addition of the sweet sun dried tomatoes in a crusty roll is just delicious.
3. French Markets. We visited so many markets whilst we were away in France. We chose market day to visit each new town we wanted to go to, and the atmosphere and range of things for sale was amazing. My favourite was the Sunday market in a town called Esperaza, which is where I took the photograph of these colourful drawer knobs. We had a beautiful day wandering around, picking up some souvenirs and fabulous street food, followed by a picnic lunch for the babies next to the river in the warm sunshine.
4. Lazy Day Foods Vegan Goodies. October’s ‘The Vegan Kind’ subscription box contained a packet of caramel crispy cakes by ‘Lazy Day Foods’. They went down a treat here, so I was pleased to discover the tiffin by the same company in Sainsbury’s a few days later. They are not only delicious, but also suitable for vegans and gluten free. A definite winner!
5. L’Oreal Elvive Thickening Shampoo. I complained earlier this month about my hair falling out, which I understand is just what happens after pregnancy, but I thought it might be worth trying this thickening shampoo.. just in case. Now I don’t know if it’s the shampoo, or just that now I’m 8 months postpartum my hair loss is improving, but I’ve definitely noticed a positive difference.
6. Coffee. I haven’t been a coffee drinker for years apart from on the very odd occasion, but since I’ve arrived in Cardiff this has become an almost daily treat. Maybe it’s because of the abundance of coffee shops here in the city, which I just don’t have in my rural home. My coffee of choice is a decaf soya latte. My friend Kate says she can’t see the point in drinking a decaf coffee with soya milk, but it’s so sweet and creamy in a coffee.. mmmm, I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s already!
What have you been enjoying throughout October?