Five Good Things in April

April Favourites

1. Last month I mentioned that 2016 was becoming more positive, and now i've got a start date I can finally say that i've got a new job. I don't start for another week so i'm enjoying a bit of time off but i'm looking forward to going back to working in healthcare. It's an area that I love and that i'm passionate about, I just need to get used to the long commute! Since graduating last year I've worked in marketing and PR agencies but it wasn't for me which I know is a controversial thing to say in the blogging industry so i'm planning a blog post to share what i've learnt too.

2. I started the month with a trip to the Parsonage Spa near York for my friends birthday. We had afternoon tea which included some amazing sweet treats including mini crème brulées, chocolate brownies and lots of scones with jam and clotted cream. The facilities were really nice as there was a steam room, sauna, aromatherapy room and lots more. To be honest I didn't really enjoy my treatment (a pedicure) but the rest of the day made up for it and it's always nice to spend a day relaxing!

3. This month i've been slaving away re-living dissertation hell helping a few of my friends with their uni work. Thankfully I didn't have to go to the library but it's definitely made me glad I don't have the responsibility of writing another 15,000 words - I think I ended up being just as relieved as they were to finally hand them in! I also entered Crumble into a pet competition in a newspaper, i'm not expecting her to win as you have to buy lots of newspapers to vote but it's always nice to see my photography in print!

4. Willie's Cacao chocolate has become one of my all time favourites recently. It's quite expensive but the flavour is so much better than cheaper brands and it's not too sweet either! I've tried the Sea Flakes and Milk flavours but i've already got my eye on the Gold range which sounds amazing! Another recently discovery are the individual Reece's Peanut Butter Cups which you can buy in a pack of five from Poundland. In the double packs I can never just eat one so these are perfect and mean I have no excuse to eat two!

5. ♫ I thought i'd finish this post with a few of the songs i've been loving in April: Raging - Kygo ft Kodaline, Catching Feelings - Sam Sure, I Wanna Know - Alesso ft Nico & Vinz, Break Over You - Draper ft Prides and I'm in Love - Kygo ft James Vincent McMorrow

13 comments

  1. congrats on your new job! finding something you feel passionate about is just amazing.


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  2. Congrats on the new job! Books, a good playlist and sleep are key for a long commute (if its by train that is aha) Kind of you to help friends with dissertation, I am finishing mine and its hell!

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  3. Congratulations on the job, having a week off before starting will give you a nice break! Afternoon tea sounds lovely but like you I don't think I would like having a pedicure either, I don't think I could stand someone else touching my feet ha. My friends have been doing dissertations too, I remember I had to do mine over the Christmas holidays and then it didn't even get counted because it was my lowest mark! Devastating.

    Ami x
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  4. Congrats on the new job! Would love to hear more about your experience in the PR world!

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  5. Congrats on your new job - enjoy!! Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your spa treatment but I'm glad the rest of your trip was good x

    Xtina G Says..

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  6. Very interested to hear about your career move! I graduate next year and I'm looking for a job in PR.

    Carly

    www.carly-heath.co.uk

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  7. The peanut butter cup looks yumm! Good luck with your future endeavor dear....
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  8. lovely post! x

    jess x | wellwellgirls.blogspot.com

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  9. Congratulations on the new job lovely :)I really want to try that chocolate now, it looks fab :)

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  10. Congratulations on the job! I'm actually job hunting again myself at the minute and can't wait to find something I like. Also I've never heard of that seaflakes chocolate but it sounds so so nice and reeses is one of my all time faves :)
    Deimante x
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  12. Congrats on the new job!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
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