I was so late to the podcast bandwagon but now I am firmly on board and probably spend upwards of 35 hours a week listening to them. I work from home and find it very comforting to have voices chirping away in the background. I am always asked what my favourite podcasts are and find it hard to pick a small selection, so here is the ultimate list of all the podcasts in rotation on my phone. Obviously I don’t listen to every single episode of every podcast below, but tend to just check my app every morning to see what catches my eye.
Don’t forget to let me know your favourite podcasts in the comments below so I can check them out!
Some of you may know that I’ve set myself a reading challenge this year (through GoodReads if you would like to join in). I am aiming to read 52 books in 2019, and I’m currently on track having read 33 so far. I have quite varied taste in books – I always have a crime/murder/ghost story book on the go but apart from that I am pretty open to anything.
I don’t know a single person who thinks they’re getting enough sleep. But it seems to be viewed as an unavoidable curse of modern life and even a badge of honour by some. But I wanted to chat about sleep, what a lack of it can mean, and the impact of sleep on skin.
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As soon as we arrived in Japan three years ago, we were already talking about our next visit. We both just fell in love with everything about it. And at the start of 2018, we got to go back for three incredible weeks. There were a few things that were different about this holiday (we had more confidence in speaking Japanese, we visited fewer typically touristy areas, etc) but the biggest change for me was my diet. Since I last visited I’ve become a lot stricter with what I eat and when I mentioned this on Instagram, lots of people asked me how I survived a holiday in Japan with food intolerances. Ask and you shall receive!
It feels so strange to be writing my Friday Faves because I got back from my holiday on Wednesday and therefore today feels like Tuesday. Plus this weekend is a bank holiday weekend in the UK so I’ll be even more confused about what day it is! But anyway… this edition of Friday Faves is heavily influenced by my holiday: the beauty bits I used, the books I read, plus a bonus suggestion if – like me – you go all heart-eye-emoji over stationery!