Buying flowers to cheer up a family member, a friend’s surprise birthday brunch with lots of prosecco, getting my second vaccination, finding the BEST vegan chocolate and buying Archie’s first puppicino. A few of my favourite joyful moments of May.
May has been a somewhat tough month for me, I had a procedure at the hospital – that was horrific, and my nan isn’t doing well in her care home. I had some really bad mental health days but May has been great too! I’ve spoiled friends and family members with gifts and flowers. I went on a failed attempt of a spending ban, going to try it again in June. And tried lots of amazing vegan meals, including a vegan ‘fish’ finger sandwich.
Anyway, let’s talk about the little joys shall we.
Pizza party with the girls – some of my close girl friends came over in the garden for home-made pizzas and drinks. It was lovely to see everyone and have a bit of girly time.
Procedure at the hospital – Although I said above said procedure was horrific, it is one step closer to getting my reversal of my stoma done. They haven’t arranged a date, but I’m hoping it doesn’t clash with the house move. Also Joe surprised me with a gorgeous bunch of flowers when he picked me up from the hospital, what a sweetie!
Seeing Beth, Alex and Mae-Grace and an old friend Crofty – It was lovely popping round my friend’s garden a few weeks ago to celebrate Beth’s birthday. I bought her a tatty devine necklace which I hope she loved! It was also nice to see Kieran and Emma, and Crofty who I haven’t seen in what feels like years.
Trying a plant based nando’s – I had a plant based nando’s and it was glorious!
Beth’s surprise birthday brunch – My girl group organised a surprise birthday brunch for Beth and it was a hit! We had lots of vegan nibbles and far too much prosecco. I left my phone in the street outside my friends house, and luckily a lovely lady walking her dog found it and dropped it back off at their house. SO lucky!
Tatty Devine Pick n Mix sale treats and moon ear rings – I decided half way through the month that I would treat myself to two necklaces and some moon ear rings. Tatty treats make me so happy!
Second vaccination success – I’m now officially ‘fully’ protected, well as protected as I can be. I didn’t have any side effects second time round. And Joe’s had his first vaccine now too!
Buying flowers for Joe’s mum – To cheer up my mother-in-law I treated her to a gorgeous bunch of flowers from Bloom & Wild. She’d had a tough week or two, so I thought flowers would be a nice touch. I also ordered some more flowers for her birthday.
Personalised Starbucks confetti cup – I need to drink more water so I ordered a personalised Starbucks cup from Etsy. I haven’t stopped drinking out of it! Best buy of May.
Archie’s first puppicino – We drove to Starbucks for some drinks on a Sunday afternoon and Archie got his first puppicino! Was so cute licking whipped cream out of the cup – he blooming loved it!
Deciding to go fully plant based – I decided after watching several documentaries that I wanted to go vegan and have been ever since. I’ve found the best vegan chocolate, now on the hunt for the best vegan cheese!
What’s brought you joy in May?