Monday, 30 May 2016

What's Occurrin': May Round Up

I'm a bit set in my ways sometimes, so I've been trying to branch out and do something; ANYTHING, different, no matter how small it might be. Often it's something tiny, such as trying a new cosmetic, buying a different product, or listening to a new album, but I figure it all counts, right?  This is what's been occurrin' in my life in May:


What's Occurrin: May

John Frieda Blonde Shampoo
As I have curly hair and am not a fan of too much hair product, I generally wash my hair, run some John Frieda fabulous curl conditioner through it and leave it to dry.   It makes my curls look natural and bouncy, with no frizz in sight.    Without it I look like Crystal Tips.

Given I'm a fan of the conditioner, and it was on special offer in Asda for 3 for £10, I decided I'd branch out and try the Blonde shampoo.    I haven't been impressed at all, so far.     I have quite greasy hair, so I can't use anything that mentions the word 'shine' on the bottle.  For me, shine = extra grease.    I've found my hair looking quite lank and greasy so much earlier in the day and can't say I've noticed that it's any blonder than usual.

I'm not quite as annoyed as I'd have been if I'd paid full price for this, but it does carry quite a hefty price tag for the results.    I won't be purchasing it again, but luckily their conditioner worth every penny.   

Spice up your salad
Salad will never be boring again with my new dressing.
Aldi Chili, Ginger and Soy Dressing:
I randomly picked this up during a lunch break on a day's training at work and had picked up a packaged salad and was looking for a bottled dressing.    I love anything spicy, so this immediately caught my eye.

It. Is. Fabulous.   It smells divine and it so hot that my mouth was on fire after my salad.   This might sound like a bad thing, but it's really not.    In 24 hours, I managed to polish off half a bottle and am now actually looking for other things I can pour it on.   Like crisps.   Or cereal.    

Silent Witness
Whatever he was laughing at probably doesn't seem quite as funny anymore... 
Silent Witness
So, I've gone all Old Skool this month by tuning into the very first season of Silent Witness starting Emilia Fox on Netlfix.  It's one of those shows that I've been aware of, but never really paid much attention to.  Why, I've no idea as, let's face it, it has everything I love;  murders, dismemberment, and the odd bit of detective work.   

My complete refusal to tune into anything on 'normal' TV has pushed me deeper into Netflix and I found this on their recommendation scroll.  'Hi Suzanne! Because you watched 'unnamed programme filled with death and destruction', we thought you might like Silent Witness!   Yes, Netflix.   Yes, I do.

And so my love affair with Jack, the very cute but harsh pathologist, has begun.   

Bulldog
How can you resist a bulldog face?
Mr Bentley:
This fabulously chunky meat bag is an English Bulldog from Canada whose Dad flies helicopters.    Mr Bentley is his co-pilot.  No, I'm not kidding and, yes, it's every bit as fabulous as it sounds.   It might be the greatest thing I've ever seen.  

As with all new doggy discoveries, I found this gorgeous big guy on Buzzfeed and instantly flipped over to Instagram to see what I'd been missing.   As it happens, it was a LOT.    Mr Bentley's Dad posts the most beautiful videos of his dog, as well as the outstanding scenery that he flies through.   If you can take your eyes off the look of sheer joy on the Bully's face, you can also enjoy the incredible lakes and mountains of British Columbia.   If I was in their tourist board, I'd be stealing the footage as advertising - it's really sensational.

Les, as always when he hears dog noises coming from my iPad, knows that he's about to be forced to look at lots of pictures of slobbery chops and asked: 'Isn't he the CUTEST THING EVER?'.   To which his response is usually: 'hmmmmm', which is his way of saying no without me giving him some serious side eye in return.  

What's been occurrin' in your world in May??  

Suz x

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