Blooming El



Hip-hip-hooray, it's Wonderful Wednesday! Not just ANY Wonderful Wednesday though, it's the last of the month which means a nice big, juicy round up of all the wonderfulness from the month of April. 

How is April treating you? I'm quite surprised at the lack of April showers we've had and feel that we've been quite blessed with a few lovely I-don't-have-to-wear-a-coat days here and there. 

Shall we?

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Hard Times - Paramore

I HAD to start this week's #wonderfulwednesday list with this because I just...GAH. 

You know when you used to listen to an artist like A LOT when you were younger and then they just kind of disappeared, then they're all like BAM WE'RE BACK, HERE'S A NEW SONG and it's like you have whiplash. 

Well, Paramore you gave me whiplash but I don't mind because the new song is awesome and I can't wait for your new album. If you have no idea what I'm on about, you can listen to Hard Times here


On Sunday, I got off my bottom and went for a little wander around Heartwood Forest in St Albans. I really enjoyed just having a mooch in the sunshine and I want to make more of an effort to go for a walk every now and then. 

I finished work early yesterday and instead of just cotching on the sofa for the rest of the day, I popped my big coat on and headed out for a walk around my local lakes. I got some fresh air, walked over 7000 steps and listened to another episode of Undisclosed. Perfect! 

Bargain Books 

Whenever I want to buy a new book, I will always head to independent book shops or charity shops first. If I can get an £8.99 book for £1.50 AND support a small business or charity then I will. 

After my outing in Heartwood Forest, I popped to the local Cancer Research UK shop and picked up four books for £2. TWO POUND PEOPLE! Bargain.

Lighter Evenings 

Even though I prefer Autumn and Winter, there's no denying that these lighter evenings are absolutely lovely!


If you were big fans of Serial, then you need to listen to Undisclosed. They go in to so much more detail about Adnan's case and there's quite a lot of episodes so I'm looking forward to hearing what else they discover!

A Place to Visit 

At the beginning of the month, we buried my Nan's ashes in a rose garden at our local cemetery. It's all still a bit strange but I'm pleased we now have a place to visit and she has a place of rest.

That's all for this week and for April! I know I say it ALL the time but I really can't believe how quickly this year is going. Don't forget to check the rest of the crews* Wonderful Wednesday posts and if you fancy joining in yourself, you can do so on Twitter with the hashtag #wonderfulwednesday.

See you in May!

*SallyMichelleKateJoHelenCatSamLauraMimmiMartinaIsabelleKerriPetaJasmin and Kelly