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7 things I have loved this month February 2021

It’s been a short neat month. It’s time to share things I have loved this month!


I have been treating myself to flowers which is something I rarely do, ever.

Carnations are such pretty flowers. I love them so when they popped up in my Tesco delivery I got excited! They were pink and pretty. On our Sunday walk I did go into Aldi and they had some yellow carnations and I couldn’t resist!

They adorned our mantle piece over Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day

This year after almost a year of Covid-19 we decided to celebrate the things that we normally don’t. When Hawksmoor advertised there beef rib steak box I just had to try it and it didn’t disappoint.

We didn’t do gifts or cards but we did have a nice glass of red and finished off with a Japanese whiskey. It was a nice day and great steak. I would recommend the Hawksmoor delivery boxes but we had so much wine I thought I will get it without which worked out well for us.

An unhealthy choice McCain’s oven fries

I am not sure about everyone else but “what are we having for dinner” is my most dreaded sentence. I have lost the love of cooking, the unappreciated meals I do cook and the pressure to cook tasty healthy meals. It’s all just too much. Gavin gets takeout once a week but that’s not very healthy or helpful but I do appreciate the gesture.

I can’t just pop to the supermarket to get something so I have to use what I have. I bought a bag of McCains oven fries and man have they saved a few meals. I love them. I was craving Macdonalds fries and when we did order them they were soggy and life less.

Even though they are not a good option I feel like I will always have a bag of fries in the freezer for now on!

Hair turbans and curls

I bought a 3 pack of bamboo hair turbans to help dry my hair. I wish I had bought them years ago. Not only do they take the moisture out of my hair but they dry it with so much less frizz that my curls look good for two days.

I have struggled with my hair. All curly haired people will I write about it a blog. These turbans are so good I bought a pack for my mum. We now zoom call with a cup of tea and our hair turbans on.

I would recommend these to anyone!

Watching: Resident Alien

This is a new series and we love it. It a weekly release program so it makes Fridays something to look forward to. It’s a funny, sometimes grew some tv show about an evil alien that takes in the form of a human, watches law and order and Google’s medical procedures whilst pretending to be a doctor.

It’s dry, funny and all the characters are well rounded. If that sounds like your cup of tea then I would recommend you watch it.

My brushes and doing my makeup

I don’t wear a lot of makeup but thought I would try making a bit of effort with my hair and face. With having so many good hair days it’s only right that I make an effort with my face.

I bought some new brushes and have loved playing with them with my very limited knowledge and makeup skills. It’s actually fun. As someone who rarely wears it’s just a ten minute effort and sets me up for the rest of the day.

I then look forward to washing my face at the end of the night too! Taking my time, applying my skincare.

Sunday routines

So every Sunday there is a bread man at our rather sad looking market. Fresh bread and cakes is for sale as long as it’s not raining.

So every Sunday we get up, have breakfast, get ourselves ready there is no rush, it’s Sunday after all. then walk for 15 minutes into town. But our break, cakes and samosas. Then a further 15 minutes to our local park which has ponds a woodland ( it’s tiny) and a big field where children and dogs play.

It’s our Sunday routine. When we come home we eat our samosas and then I start preparing a roast dinner for later on.

Then I curl up in the couch. Write a blog and watch a movie with the dog curled up next to me. We look forward to this every Sunday. Gavin for his bread for the week and me for the long walk that really stretches our legs and is proper exercise.

About DP

Hi, I am Dana. I am dyspraxic trying to function and get organised in my dysfunctional world. I don’t shy away from technology but I do have a preference for all things paper and analog. I am trying to organise our lives through my bullet journal, travel around the globe and save money!!! Impossible I know. I have a hard time believing that you should spend a fortune on one day. So, with my creative skills and frugality I will hopefully create my dream wedding without getting into debt. My bullet journal has been a life saver, so much that I now have 3. One for life, one for wedding planning and my last for this blog. I am lost without them. I have a wonderful partner, two fur babies ( Manhattan and Frank) a full time job that I love and my love of blogging. Please bear with me with my spelling and grammar I do proof read about 4 times but I still miss things. I won’t be offended if you correct me. So that’s me, I draw and teach art to both kids and adults and I believe anyone can create anything you just have to practice. I have had to try and try at organising, that is why I am the Dysfunctional Planner.

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