1. Spring! The first spring flowers came out, the clocks moved forward and we have light evenings. It is amazing how much of a difference it makes leaving work in daylight. I love this change.
2. I had plenty of time in March to listen to podcasts whilst driving about. My favourite is Welcome to Nightvale, a radio show from a fictional American town with weird goings on (like a small but violent civilisation living beneath the bowling alley and a forbidden dog park that no one must enter). I love it because it’s like a grown up version of Round the Twist (remember that!?).
3. March was the month I was finally taught to run properly. Apparently before I was just walking, but quicker. I’ve only practiced this proper running malarkey once, but I felt like Bambi prancing along the streets. I’ve yet to see video evidence of how stupid I looked doing this, but if it keeps me injury free, I will give it a go.
4. Coconut oil. I’ve had dalliances with coconut oil in the past, but I became fully enamoured with it this month. Now, my answer to all my little questions is ‘try coconut oil’. I use it to cook with, in coffee, as a full body/hair/face moisturiser, in body scrubs, I’ve even tried oil pulling (it didn’t work out…).
5. Rockateur has become my favourite ever blush. It’s a rose gold colour with a bit of shimmer so it makes my skin look a bit more lively when I skip highlighter on a busy morning. I shamelessly neglected all of my other blushers in March and used this steadily so it has earned it’s place in my heart.
6. I did a lot of travelling around in March and found some places I’d never been before, including this beautiful lighthouse.
7. Orange Is The New Black. Granted, some bits are quite graphic so it’s not for children or those of a more conservative disposition but it’s also funny, fascinating and a bit shocking. And season two is coming soon!
8. I made a day trip to Cambridge it was beautiful to walk around. The college buildings are amazing and there are lots of little streets and markets to explore. This picture shows the Great Gate of Trinity College, where the sceptre once held by Henry VIII’s statue has been replaced by a table leg. This is true – a man in a bowler hat told me, so it must be.