March, what a funny month you have been. I think we can all agree that this year is not what we all thought it would be. Dreams of a summer holiday – no longer possible. New job prospects – postponed. Travel plans – cancelled. But it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. I think that the recent happenings have given us some valuable lessons to learn from. How to slow down and being okay with a slower pace of life. It has given us more time to spend with family and loved ones. It has given us a new appreciation for our freedom beyond the four walls of our homes. Hopefully, it has encouraged people to cook more sustainably; use up old vegetables, be more adventurous with flavours and recipes. It is joyous to see people out running, families and couples out exercising together. I think once normal life resumes, we should take elements of our life now going forwards.
Anyway, onto my monthly muses which, if you are not familiar, is a compilation of things I have enjoyed, appreciated and experienced throughout the month. Enjoy!
I love Monikh’s dreamy, ethereal vibe she has on Instagram. Something which I can only long to emanate. Her dress sense and interiors are goals and I find her whole aesthetic calming to consume.
Love is Blind – William Boyd
I love books that enable you to get lost in the story lines and give you the sense of escapism that writing is all about. Without giving away too much of the plot, the story follows a young piano tuner, detailing his love affair that is complex and non-straightforward and his journey of trying to obtain the perfect life. I am enjoying reading in general during this down period and look forward to getting through my reading list. Let me know what you are reading!
As always, my month is always made if Masterchef is on my screen. There is nothing nicer than curling up on the sofa with a sweet treat listening to John and Gregg joyously describe their food. As a foodie I am always appreciative of food and love trying new recipes but I am especially enjoying using up old ingredients from the fridge, being more resourceful and limiting food waste since we can no longer just pop to the shop for a missing ingredient. As I have said before I hope that I am not alone in my enjoyment and that people carry these skills forward once convenience food becomes more readily available, restaurants re-open and takeaways are with us at the click of a finger.
My final musing is this app. As I am sure you know, gyms are closed which turned me to this download. I have previously seen it promoted by fitness Instagram influencers but have never taken the plunge. However, when I saw they were doing a free two week trial, I jumped at it. I have so far completed two full body workouts and several Yoga flows and they are the perfect balance between challenging and energizing. The classes, between 25-40 minutes, are taught by London Personal trainers and yoga teachers and are just what I need when I’m out of the gym and want to move.
Thank you for reading my monthly muses, I hope you have gained inspiration or have come across one of your own musings. Let me know what you have been loving this month! Sending love and good health to everyone.