Bonjour à tous!
It is almost the end of January and that means that it is time for my January favourites. There have been several items and experiences that I have enjoyed this month. It has been a time for change and a time for planning – and learning a lot in the process! It has also been a fun time spent with beautiful family and great friends. My absolute favourites are listed below, and I hope you enjoy!
• Wildflowers •
I just love them! When I was hiking in Brownhill Creek they were everywhere, and they were so beautiful that I had to take a couple home with me.
• Linguistics Book •
The book is called Semantics, Culture and Cognition: Universal Human Concepts in Culture-Specific Configurations, by Anna Wierzbicka. It is a really great book for a budding linguist like myself, and I am really enjoying reading it. If you are obsessed with languages, semantics and foreign cultures too, you might like to check it out!
• Outlander #6 •
We all know I love Outlander, so enjoying book 6, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, was no surprise. The details are just so intricate, and you learn so much real-world information throughout the reading. And the history… I just really, REALLY enjoyed this book, and it certainly got me through when I was ill with the flu.
• Bare Minerals Foundation Powder •
I was so happy to have found this powder after months of using liquid foundations, which are generally worse for my skin. The powder actually offers good coverage, and the colour is lovely. The only thing you need to be slightly concerned about is how shiny it is- I purchased the shinier one for dry skin, but next time I think I will try the matte.
• Kikki K Diary and Mindfulness Journal •
They’re both gorgeous. The “Pause” journal is really helpful to use every day or so to just remind yourself to be in and enjoy the present. The diary is fun and easy to use for everyday planning and organising. Classically aesthetically beautiful in traditional Kikki K style, I really recommend these two!
• The Beach •
Am I allowed to put a place on the list? It’s my blog so I think the answer is yes, I can! Now that it feels like summer has finally arrived in South Australia, the beach has been absolutely glorious. The sand is perfect and soft, the suns rays are hot, and the water is nice and warm. So perfect!
• French film •
Watching films in the target language is one of the most fun ways to learn a language, and as an avid French learner I especially enjoyed watching a certain French film. It is more than a little controversial, as it is not available in the UK and the US. However, it is a comedy, and it IS French, after all, and I enjoyed laughing along with (and at) all of the respective characters, and most especially the two main characters (the parents themselves!). It is different, but I enjoyed it for the French craziness that it was. It is called “Qu’est-ce qu-on a fait au Bon Dieu?”, or “What did we do to God?”.
• Dotti Vintage Skirt •
When I saw this skirt in a shop, my friend tried it on and subsequently bought it (we were shopping together). I told myself not to buy it because I am trying to save money (as usual). However, I got kind of sucked into it both by the allure of the skirt itself and the aforementioned friend. And I don’t regret it. It will be really great for a huge range of occasions and I might even do a post just on styling the skirt itself – let me know in the comments below if you would be keen!
And that is everything! I hope you have got some ideas and inspiration for things to do and try.