August Love List ’17

Immy May lifestyle bloggers

Oh blimey, I have been keeping up these love lists for a whole year! Pat on the back for actually sticking to something eeey. ??

I really enjoy jotting down nuggets of happiness each month. Snippets of memories to keep hold of and reminisce on. These lists turned into moments that made me smile and things I ~think~ you might enjoy.

Looking back on last August,  jam packed with weddings – I’m kinda sad I haven’t attended any this year! Although, things are pretty similar to how they were a year ago in ma life, and I am thankful for that.

It is easy to think that if things are the same, then you aren’t progressing in yo’ life. Over the past year I have had different travels, experiences, jobs and made new chums too. BUT I am still so bloomin’ happy with my Matt, in our little flat in Tooting. My family and friends are happy and I am still tapping away at this blog.

The way I am looking towards the future is is changing in light of what I have seen this year, both personally and on a global scale. Life is so fleeting, you can never predict the next month, let alone the next year. You have to appreciate and completely embrace the wonderful things happening right in front of you.

I have also started to re-evaluate the way I am looking at my career. I absolutely LOVE this little blog, but I also want to get out there and meet people, and really make a difference to someones day, face to face. I am planning to start my yoga teacher training next spring (EEEEP), so fingers crossed I will be able to teach few classes across town, and possibly organise little park yoga sessions followed by brunch via this blog… If ya fancy it of course. ?

Anyway. Here are some of my loves over past four weeks…

1.

COVENT GARDEN

I moved jobs at the end of last month. No biggie, just a building swap. The new haunt is just on the edge of Covent Garden, which is a place that I have always loved, but hardly explored. It has so much charm, there is such a happy buzz about it and it is damn beautiful. Maybe I will pop together a little CG guide with all my recommendations soon!

2.

NEW RITUALS

Pret almond croissant love

This is a littttle crazy, but my lass Fifi and I have been rising early to snap shots around central London. I know I knoooooow, 5AM is far too keen. But finishing with chai lattes and an almond croissant kinda makes it worth while. Kinda…

3.

TUBE READS

I have got into the habit of reading on my commutes. Bloomin’ ek, It makes the whole experience SO much better! For a lass that spends 98% of time in front of screens, I need to get back into the habit of reading. I have just finished Wonder, it was EXCELLENT. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, definitely recommend. I am just waiting for an Amazon delivery of ‘Yoga Bitch‘, which should be interesting! What books are you loving at the mo?

4.

LADIES DAY IN BRIGHTON

Wai Kika Moo Kau Nachos

We ventured to Brighton for a ladies day out a few weeks back. It was g l o r i o u s, I blogged / vlogged about it here. You only need to round up the ladies and hop on the train to feel like you’ve had a break. Strolling through the lanes, chatting on the beach and eating ALL the most delicious food was such bliss. I can’t wait for our next day out! ? (Just LOOK at those nachos ❤️).

5.

STRIKE

Just a cheeky lil rec: A new telly series on BBC One written by J.K Rowling. It ain’t Hazza P, but oh wowza it is SO good! It is kinda Luther-esque, based in London which I always love. Definitely catch up on the last three, they are on every Sunday eve!

6.

SPONTANEOUS DRINKS

Dalloway Terrace

The ladies and I headed out for a few drinks after work, at the Dalloway Terrace (forever boujee) hehe. We had SO many laughs, deep chats and all that lark. It makes me happy that these babes are in my life!

7.

FAMILY

I have managed to see so much family over the past month.  I have seen my pops THREE times which almost unheard of! I feel forever lucky that my mum lives down the road from me. She is such a rock and beautiful lady that I am forever thankful that I have her so close by. My bro came to stay with me for a week too, we had ALL the curry Tooting has to offer and spent hours in the pub. Perrrfect. ?

8.

GARDEN PARTY

Matt’s mumma hosted a garden party on the bank holiday weekend and it was just so beautiful. She covered her garden in fairy lights and candles, there was endless Pimm’s and the most delicious food AND their golden lab Millie <3 I am aaaall about autumn, BUT I will miss evenings like these. <3

I am looking forward to September. Of course, I am ALL KINDS of excited to get my autumn oooon, feel the hygge and consume all the chai goods (have ya seen my chai loaf? ?)

It ain’t looking like a crazy month, the weeks look pretty free to just, y’know, get cosy and bake >:) I am looking forward to a little jaunt down to the Isle of Wight and a weekend in Winchester with the gals too.

Do you have any September plans?

Ix

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  • I *love* your Love Lists Immy, I’m currently reading the new Jill Mansell book and its so good! xx

    http://www.natalieleanne.com

    • Thank you so much Natalie! Ooh I will do, I am so happy to be reading again – it makes such a difference to my day! Immy x

  • How good was Strike? I absolutely loved it and I’m looking forward to the next one.
    I go back to university next week, which I’m really excited and nervous about. I’m starting my masters and I’ve moved to a completely different city, so it’s going to be a steep learning curve but I’m really excited for it.

    • SO so damn good! I am so excited to watch on Sunday hehe! Oooh that is exciting! I remember the nerves well, from the Isle of Wight to London was pretty scary! What city are you moving to? :) Immy x

  • Looks like you’ve had a great month although I cannot possibly get on board with your 5am starts! Haha!

    I’m definitely going to be giving Strike a go, it sounds super interesting.

    Have a lovely weekend :)

    Jess x
    http://www.jesswho.co.uk

    • I KNOW, it is mad! I can’t even believe myself :O Yes do it, you will really enjoy it! You too chica :) Immy x

  • Your love lists are fab – such a nice idea to keep this record of the things that have made you happy and I bet it’s going to be so nice to look back on! Sounds like a lovely month, and I need to get on board with Strike asap I think. So impressed with your 5am starts! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

    • Ah thank you so much Sophieee :) I really love looking back on them! So easy to forget these little moments. Ah yes do it, you will love it!! OH gawwssssh mental. haha! Anything for dat shot ey?! Immy x

  • i’m soooo excited to read wonder! it looks like such a cute little book and of course, seeing as YOU – aka my total e-BAE – said it was good, i’m buzzing!

    omg i also love that you get up at 5am for outfit shots…i always wonder how people get photos without the world and his dog in the background!

    garden party sounds like THE DREAM ♥♥

    katie. xx lacoconoire.com

    • Aaaaah yes it is so bloody cute. aaaaaaaay >:) I need to get your other recommendations too! Oh bloomin’ ek, we are mental. We have taken things too far! Ah it was luuuush, I do love an sophisticated adult party. So many debates. So many picked onions. Immy x

  • Reading your posts genuinely makes my day. I love how dedicated you are to keeping this blog up, I gotta say I’m really struggling to find inspiration and drive to keep mine going. Your blog radiates such positive energy babe, keep up the good work, you’re amazing xx

    https://www.whenhealthymettasty.com

    • Ah Caroline this comment made me so happy… And made my day! :) Such lovely words. I do have a lot of times where I am outta inspiration, but I have decided that I’m just gonna post what makes me ‘appy. <3 Have wonderful weekend chick! Immy x

  • I loved hearing what you’ve been up to. 5 AM is a VERY early wake-up call – I’m not sure I could get up that early! Although I guess croissants would be a nice bribe! x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

    • :) Oh ma DAYS so early, it is sickening haha! The croissants get me through for sure lol. Happy Friday chick, I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned :) Immy x

  • This is such a lovely list and awww Millie! So exciting about yoga teacher training!! I’m in a real what-am-I-gonna-do-with-my-life rut at the mo so finding that very inspiring :) xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

    • Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah Millie my looove <3 She is just such a sweetie! I am so excited to get started, even though I can't yet master a head stand lol! I know, I am feeling the same recently! Can't work out quite what it is I want to hone in on! Hope you had the most lovely time in Milan :) Immy x

  • Courtney Hardy

    Everything that you did sounds so exciting. Being a yoga teacher sounds so awesome, and it’s like getting paid to relax. I really want to try to do more things with my friends, and family this month like how you did.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

    • It was a lovely month :) I know lol, I wonder what teaching it will be like! Will organise some classes when I qualify lol! Yes definitely, it feels nice to have seen more of my friends and fam… It is so easy to let these things slip from the diary as we are all so busy! Have a wonderful September Courtneeeeey :) Immy x

  • I love the sound of your ladies day in Brighton, nothing beats a girlie day in Brighton. Dalloway Terrace was all over my Instagram in the winter and I was so glad I got to see it myself – I kept meaning to go to their cinema events too! Sounds like you’ve had a great month :)
    Jaz xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

    • Ah it was so nice, and so needed! It is such an Instagram hot spot lol – need to return in the winter, it looks so cosy! I didn’t know they did cinema events, that sounds amazing! Hope you have a wonderful September chick! Immy x

  • ninegrandstudent

    A bit of a recommendation – The Friend by Dorothy Koomson is the best thing I’ve read in months!

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

    • Ooooh thank you! Will check it out :) Hope you are well chum. Immy x

  • August sounds like it was wonderful for you! Ladies day, garden parties, and reading on commutes (I used to have a to hour commute and reading is what got me through) all sound so wonderful! Wonder is such a lovely read, it made me cry so much but I still love it. Getting up at 5am for photos is some serious dedication but croissants and coffee make it worthwhile! I hope September is just as lovely for you!

    Carolyn x
    Faithfully Carolyn

    • Was so lovely :) Yes I bet – mine is about an hour, you can get so much reading done in that time! It is isn’t it!? Such a load of emotions – the ending just made me so so happy. Can’t wait to watch the film in November! Oh I know, crazy lol. I think we may be able to squeeze in a few more before it is too dark, eep! You too lass :) Have a lovely Monday! Immy x

  • You definitely need to do some yoga classes! I would be so keen! x

    • Ah yaaaay! I will start planning some through next summer – should be qualified by next June! Will be so much fun :) Immy x

  • I love reading on my commute to/from work! It passes the time, and I’d rather do that than be on my phone looking at instagram or doing something that doesn’t matter, or just spacing out.

    I’m going to miss summer so much! I love autumn as well, but I love the long days of summer.

    becky @ star violet

    • Yes it is so nice isn’t it! I start work feeling so much more refreshed! I knoooooooow, crazy how it is now pretty much dark by 8 noooooooooo! Have a lovely week chick! Immy x

  • Your early starts may sound early… agreed, but they also sound awesome! I love those early morning vibes – though I don’t reckon my wife could take my already earlier than we need to wake alarm getting any earlier!
    Holly xxx /// https://www.mrshollycrocker.com/

    • Yes you are right! It is that initial alarm that is painful, once you are up and outta bed it isn’t so bad! You are so right loool my boyf is the same it drives him mad!! Immy x

  • Lovely month and pictures :)

    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Oooh thank you lovely Marieee :) Immy x

  • Right now I have zero September plans which is a little bit disappointing given that this time last year I was in Gran Canaria!!!

    Looks like you had an awesome August sweets.

    Emma | HarmonyBlaze.co.uk

    • Ah I know I am the same, CRAVING an adventure so so badly right now – keep on browsing Skyscanner toying over a cheeky £50 flight somewhere sunny! Hope a few plans materialise :) Immy x