Everyday life Life

May Roundup

As last month, this month I didn’t blog every other day. Even so, I did manage to write and share 12 posts (this one is the 12th). I say it’s pretty good. I think next month I will post more as I already have some posts planned, including one with a special exhibition that took place a couple of days ago. It was a part of the Tall Ships Regatta event, but it was too exciting not to make a special post for it.

Flower Lounge Bouquet - Anniversary

Besides the cultural events, that I’m going to mention again a bit later, we’ve had our special event, our anniversary. On which we’ve discovered a beautiful bunch of flowers after walking off (trying at least) a delicious lunch. Make sure you read the story, it’s lovely.

Polling Station Sign

We’ve also been to the Polling stations at the beginning of the month. I wasn’t surprised about the result, but that should not matter. I’ve had my “voice heard”.

Coffee at Costa

I wanted to get a nice looking coffee, decorated with the beans stencil from Costa. An alternative to my usual black coffee that is great, but it doesn’t look great in pictures. I was waiting outside for my husband to bring us the cups, when, to my surprise, I saw a snowflake on them. The lady said she doesn’t have the beans stencil, but the snowflake. So, my husband, said she should use that one instead. It was a fun idea, as we’ve laughed about it. I might not even have mentioned it in the roundup if it had that well-known decoration on top.

LightNight. Thermal imaging picture

This is one of the pictures from LightNight. It’s a thermal imaging of my husband and I. How cute it that? (For me it is). It’s a thermal selfie.

Royal Wedding Celebrations. Afternoon tea

For the Royal Wedding I’ve prepared an afternoon tea, as I mentioned in the Royal Wedding Celebrations post. I’ve enjoyed watching the wedding a lot.


These are a few things I’ve prepared this month. The recipes are on CookStyle if you fancy giving them a try: baked houmous and spring onion soup. Alongside a taste test for fried eggs. My favourite was the goose egg.


I’ve read 5 books this month, for 4 of them I’ve shared the reviews on Coffee&Books:
Elizabeth of York: The First Tudor Queen by Alison Weir
Henrietta Howard: King’s Mistress, Queen’s Servant by Tracy Borman
Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System by Alexander Betts, Paul Collier
The Eudemian ethics by Aristotle
and the last one, The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker, will be shared tomorrow.

I did enjoy reading all of them. Next three months I’m taking part in a book blog tour each month and that is exciting. In June I also plan to take part in the 30DaysWild challenge. It sounds exciting. Two years ago I’ve started another 30 days challenge, with smoothies, and now I have one almost every day. It feels like I need to have a smoothie, it’s quite strange considering that I wasn’t keen on smoothies before.
Anyway, if you want to see how I’m doing, follow me on Instagram for the daily updates.

How was your May? Any plans for June?