Is it too late for my May Favourites

I’ve never done one of these monthly favourite blog posts before so I thought I’d join in and see how it goes. These are some of the things I’ve been enjoying in the last month (I know I’m a few days late but hey…)

New Toms

Toms are some of my favourite summer shoes, though I certainly don’t limit their use to one season as they are so comfortable. Now, I know they are not the most durable item of footwear – they’re made from linen, but that’s one of the reasons I like them so much as it means they’re often vegan. Some of their designs do include leather insoles, so you have to do your research.

I bought the below pair recently – the Birch Critters – and I’m so in love with the pattern and enjoying the usual comfort they provide my poor, misshapen and tired feet.

Charcoal face mask

I’ve been trying to find an affordable and effective mud face mask ever since Superdrug apparently stopped doing their own version and I have finally found this Quick Fix Facial Charcoal Mask in Boots. They’re currently on 3 for 2 and include the charcoal mask, brightening peel mask, collagen lift mask, vitamin C mask, and an exfoliating scrub.

It left my skin feeling so fresh and so clean (sing it).

New wheels

If you read my recent post, you’ll know I bought a new bike last month. And it’s beautiful, and it’s lovely and vintage, and gets me around when I don’t want to drive/find somewhere to park. What I’ve learnt is that is really helps to set your bike to the right position for you – my memory of bikes is that I was too tall for them, that I was always hunched over on the handlebar and had constant back pain. When actually I just needed an allen key to move things about a bit (what a fool.)


It’s a Pendleton Somerby and so far I’ve been cycling into town a few times, by the river, and along the local cycle path that used to be an old railway track.

That’s that then. Guess I’ll have to start buying new stuff for June!