Tuesday, 1 April 2014


March has come and gone so quickly, and in that month spring finally sprang, and we bade farewell to (most of) the awful weather we'd been having since December began. I have had a good month, mostly comprised of time spent with loved ones; no revelations and no dramatic events

So, here are my March Highlights according to Instagram!

At the beginning of the month was pancake day and, consequently, my last fay of eating chocolate before I gave it up for Lent. This is nearly an annual thing for me (aside from during my final year of my undergraduate degree, and my Masters last year) so I never find it too difficult. Saying that....boy, could I do with a chocolate brownie right about now! 

I read a few books this month, including the brilliant 'The Rosie Project' by Graeme Simison. I've mentioned it on here before, and I can't wait to write a review of it soon. This book is definitely now one of my favourites!

I visited Cambridge again, this time involving a beautiful walk in the spring sunshine, cream teas in the orchard, dinner at Bill's, frozen yoghurt, and a picnic at the market. It was a really lovely, relaxing weekend and really heralded the beginning of spring for me. There was so much blossom and so many daffodils! I love Cambridge, and look forward to going back soon. The sky was so blue when I went last time, I'm hoping it will be the same again. I can only imagine how lovely it will be in the summer.

The next weekend I went to visit my friend C in Oxford. Well, you can't do one without the other! Oxford was grand, impressive and absolutely stunning. I really did fall in love with the place. As well as exploring the city I went out for fabulous cocktails, ate a delicious and fresh brunch at Jacobs & Field, and had a cheeky little shop. It's so full of culture and history, and I think I need another trip just to make sure I see and appreciate everything!

While I was in Oxford I managed to get a last minute appointment at a Benefit Brow Bar to take part in Brow Arch March. I had my brows waxed and shaped for a mere £5 donation to a brilliant charity, 'Look Good Feel Better', which focuses on the physical and visual effects of cancer. It was for a wonderful cause and my brows have never looked better! You can find out more about Brow Arch March HERE.

Skipping a week, I spent a day working in an oceanographic centre - my job can be so varied! I couldn't resist taking photos of Nemo and friends. It was definitely a highlight, and I just had to include a photo in this blog post.

Mother's Day was at the end of the month, and I went home to spend it with family. On the day, I made Mum American Blueberry Pancakes, served with peach yoghurt, sliced banana and maple syrup. It was a lovely breakfast which we ate outside in the garden, and was the start of a lovely relaxing Mother's Day. Nothing beats a well-cooked breakfast, especially when it means you can sit back and relax with loved ones.

During the last weekend of March I also picked up a few goodies. I bought a couple of tops from Topshop during a shopping trip with Mum, and I ordered some books and a DVD from Amazon. Mum also treated me to two Lush Bath Melts which I can't wait to use. A little retail therapy never hurt anyone! 

What did you get up to in March? I'd love to hear about your highlights, so let me know in the comments below. 



  1. Looks like you had a great month. Those pancakes look delicious! I'm just off to eat my salad for lunch now, which I don't think it gonna cut it now I've seen those!

    Victoria, x victoriachapman.co.uk

    1. They were pretty good - I hope I didn't put you off your lunch too much! x

  2. I really like this post idea! I love love love pictures! Looks like an awesome month!

    1. Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it! Hope you had a good March too :) x

  3. +JMJ+

    I agree that the pancakes look excellent!

    I decided to give up meat for Lent, as I do every year, but this is the first year since I started that I've had a demanding full time job at the same time. So I'm really feeling the lack of protein! =( Maybe next year I'll give up chocolate and all sweets. That would be more mortifying for me, anyway!

    1. Oh no! That doesn't sound fun. I hope you're not feeling too bad for it. Chocolate has been hard to give up but at the same time it's shown me I don't need it every day! But work has been so stressful I've been craving it quite alot. Giving up meat wouldn't be a problem for me as I mostly eat veggie anyway :) xx