|This photo is taken from The Irish Times, because I forgot to take any photos before the blossom went over, due to the crazy weather we've had (four seasons in one day at times).|
This month has absolutely flown by, and I can't believe that in a few days, we will be in the sixth month of the year! Crazy! I feel like the last two years have been a blur, and even though all restrictions have been lifted for quite a while, I still feel in that blur! Maybe getting away will make me realise that 2020 was two years ago! Anyway, enough rambling and on to what I loved this month....
Lilac blossom is one of my favourite ever scents, and I look forward to it every May. There is nothing quite like the sweet scent of freshly cut lilac blossom - although many would prefer to leave it on the shrub/small tree. For me, it evokes so many special and happy memories of my Granda's garden as a child, so I really look forward to smelling it every year, and it was actually the reason that we considered getting married in May (although settled on August).
Christmas dinner! I know you probably think it's mad, but we were given an extra turkey on Christmas Eve and put it in the freezer. It was huge, so I decided to do a Christmas dinner, with all of the trimmings, to make room in the freezer for barbecue food (weather permitting!). In December, there were still restrictions, so it was nice to be able to have eight people around the table (not the full family), and raise a toast to being able to eat together, good health, and the rest of 2022 being better than the previous two. I can't resist a crispy roast potato, and think it would actually be my death row meal!
Seeing more of family. I hadn't seen one of my brothers and his two children since Christmas, due to Covid being in our house twice, and he lives a few hours away, so I was delighted to see them again. It was a beautifully sunny day, which was perfect for getting some fresh air, eating ice-cream, and having a catch up (don't worry, they had more than ice-cream to eat!). I've also noticed that being able to see my youngest nephew more often has meant that we are a lot closer, as when Covid started, he was only two, so he couldn't understand why he suddenly couldn't come into the house, or hug us etc, and he's now enjoying making up for lost time (as am I).
TV: Last month, I recommended Liar and at that stage we had just finished the first season. Honestly, the second is not worth watching! I actually had second hand embarrassment watching it! The script was so awful that I don't know how the actors played their parts! Take my advice and only watch Season One!
The Nest: (Netflix): This is a drama/thriller, based around a couple who are unable to conceive themselves, and need a surrogate, but only have one embryo left. A teenage girl runs into the path of the wife's car, who insists that she go to hospital for a checkup, even though the girl insists she is fine. This girl is very mysterious, but the wife feels a connection to her, and is delighted when she offers to be the surrogate. Nothing is straightforward, with many twists and turns, which I won't spoil for you, but it's worth a watch and with only five episodes, it's enough to hold your interest without dragging the story out.
All of my beauty picks are covered in this post, as I've just been prepping for going on holiday, and focusing on taking care of my skin, hair and body, more than makeup this month!
I'd love to hear what you've enjoyed about May? I hope it's been a good month for you.
Due to being on holiday, there won't be any blog posts from me next week. See you in June!
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