When I read other food blogs, it’s not just the food I go there for – it’s the stories that accompany the recipes, the photos and also for the insight into the person writing that blog’s life. Whether it’s a recommendation or just some daily musings, you start to create a connection with them, and it’s that part of reading other food blogs over the years that I have come to relish.
Once section that I love about some of my favorite blogs is when they share a recap of their favorite recent things – whether it be books or movies they’ve loved, what dishes they’re eating at the moment, interesting articles they’ve read, or just snippets into their lives. So I wanted to do something a little similar, and though I’m a week late – I thought I’d recap my January with you.
I read two amazing books – Burial Rites and All the Light We Cannot See It’s been a while since I’ve read a book that I really loved so to come across two in the one month has really reignited my passion for reading and getting lost in a good book.
Binge-watched a whole season of Trapped, an incredibly captivating Icelandic crime/drama series. I’m not normally a fan of crime drama shows, but this was something new and exciting and had me craving each and every episode. The dramatic Icelandic winter scenery made the perfect eerie yet enchanting backdrop, the acting was brilliant and the storyline had enough excitement and suspense to keep you interested and wanting more, without any of the over-the-top and highly dramatised plot twists we’ve come to expect with tv shows in the ‘crime’ genre. If you haven’t watch it yet, I highly recommend it!
I’ve been trying to buy more clothes made of natural fibres, and this month I treated myself to a gorgeous linen dress (from here) which I love and cant wait to wear once the weather gets a little cooler.
Eating lots of Buddha bowls lately, comprising of lots of different pieces, the highlights of which have been black sesame otsu , cauliflower pesto pasta salad, homemade hummus and a very liberal sprinkling of gomashio.
Pondering how hard is it really would be to achieve the American dream?
Loving the Me & Orla podcast deciphering the complex world (to me!) of Instagram
And, excitedly, booked a trip overseas later this year. First stop will be New York City, woohoo! I’ll share more details as they develop – at this stage we are looking to go for about 6 – 7 weeks, so a good amount of time to explore and have a proper holiday. I can’t wait :)