A Not So Blue Monday

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

No, you had cake for breakfast! Hello pals, I know it's not Monday. But I've had a difficult couple of days and completely forgot about this corner of happy on the internet. I've been very busy and on Monday I kind of crashed and only had the energy to cry a lil' bit and have a bath (that sounds so sad, but it's the truth). However when I did try and hit the hay, I only had 2 hours sleep so was a little zomebie-like on Tuesday and had to go and work. But now I am re-juvinated and feeling a little better, I always knew this would be hard and I need to give myself some time. It's okay not to do it all, here are the things that made me particularly happy this week:

'Growth' Pin Board________________________________________________________________

I started a new pin board that revolves around change and growth. It's very pastel and very calming and I just love the asthetic, I like to visit it and add to it when I've had a particularly difficult day, look at that pastel tho'

The Baftas and The Grammy's ______________________________________________________

I absolutely love awards season and it's a pretty big thing in my house and always has been. We always get together to watch them and comment on who won and who should have won. I just love the whole concept of awards season and seeing what people are wearing, so much McQueen this year which was nice, because it was so close to his anniversary. The Baftas always allows me to make a list of films that I haven't yet seen, just in time to watch them before The Oscars. This year I've got Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea on the top of my list. The Grammy's aren't my favourite of awards shows because it's verrry American and I mean that in the nicest way, but it's so cheesy and I hate the way they play really sinister music if people go over their speech time, it's so cringe. However I do enjoy the performances and Beyonce just...Oh my, she was Queen.


On Sunday when I was feeling particularly low, I decided to go to the shops (which was a big thing because I only seem to leave the house for work at the moment and that's not good, no) and pick up some ingredients for a massive cake. I followed Lauren's recipe where the main ingredient is diet coke, I know right?! But it worked an absolute dream and I really enjoyed the making and baking process, it was wonderful to put all my focus into making something and not think for a while. And I now have a massive cake to delve into when I need a study snack or (let's not lie here) something incredibly un-healthy for breakfast. Yep, cake for breakfast it's where I'm at right now. 

Listening to // Rag 'n' Bone Man_____________________________________________________

Yep, his album came out this week and it's just amazing. So blusey and souley and raw, I love it. My favourite songs at the moment are Skin, As You Are and Innocent Man. But I like the album as a whole and I don't think there's a bad song on there, it's great for listening to when you're making crisis cake. 


How was your Monday?



    mia // https://okaaythen.com

    1. They were amazing, as always! If Beyonce can do a Grammy performance heavily pregnant with twins, then I can do anything hahaa!

  2. Great post. I agree with you Beyonce is queen! Diet coke in a cake!! I need to try that!
    IN 1997

    1. Honestly it's so, so nice because the coke kind of caramelises the cake a bit and you don't need to put any baking powder or anything in it because the carbonate in the coke helps it rise!

  3. Nothing wrong with cake for breakfast at all! I often have it! XD Lovely post! x

    Victoria | VictoriaaHelenn

  4. O M G I can't believe you followed my recipe!! I hope you enjoyed the cake & that it made you feel a little better, even if only for a minute.

    I'm also all for your new Pinterest board (which I've already followed!), I think quote boards are so nice to scroll through when I feel sad, plus it helps that yours are so aesthetically pleasing ;)

    Lauren x

    1. Honestly it's now my fave vegan cake recipe, so easy and the cake is so nice, thank you so much for sharing it! And yeah I love a good motivational, pastel pinterest board to make things better, cheers Lauren x