May Favourites

I’m going to do it. I’m going to start a favourites post by saying ‘How on earth did it get to June already?!’ I’m one of those people.

But, seriously. It’s June??
May has been a really busy month for me and I’ve honestly just felt like the whole month passed me by without me noticing. However, there have still been quite a few things that have made me smile this month or captured my interest.

Darkmilk bar, ginger shampoo and a book flatlay

Let’s start with one of my favourite ways to wind down in the evening – TV!

Game of Thrones

Yes, it was controversial. No, it wasn’t perfect. But I really loved watching the final season of Game of Thrones. I won’t spoil it for anyone (but seriously – have you not watched it yet??) so all I say is that although I wasn’t a huge fan of the final episode, the rest of the series really impressed me. The cinematography was incredible, the cast were amazing and I think for the most part the show was wrapped up well.


So I’m not up-to-date with this one yet, so please no spoilers!
About a week ago, Mr W and I sat down to watch Chernobyl because we had heard so many people saying really great things about it. They weren’t wrong!
This show is so atmospheric, so tense, and just utterly heartbreaking. It is a fascinating drama based on the true story of the nuclear power station accident in Chernobyl in the 1980s and, although I don’t know an awful lot about the real story, I think they are doing an amazing job of telling it. Some of the characters make me so angry! It really is a heartbreaking story and, at times, quite hard to watch. But I would highly recommend it, it’s some of the best TV I’ve seen in a while. (It’s on Sky Atlantic, available via Now TV)

Cadburys Darkmilk

Cadbury Darkmilk

Not much to say – it’s a really nice bar of chocolate! But I’m a huge chocolate fan, so I thought I’d give this a mention. It’s a mixture between dark chocolate and milk chocolate. I wasn’t sure if I liked the sound of it, but it’s really delicious. The perfect choice if you want something that is a bit decadent, not completely dark chocolate…. just, yum.

Vans (finally!)

white canvas pair of vans with a bow

I have had my eyes on many different pairs of Vans over the years, but I’ve never been able to justify the cost of buying ‘branded’ shoes, unless they’re for running. But a couple of weeks ago, on the hunt for some decent shoes to replace by old New Look slip-ons, I finally bit the bullet.

I love that the colour of these Vans go with everything but the bow detail makes them just a little bit quirky. They’re really comfy, although I do need to get some new little slip-on socks to wear with them, to avoid blisters. I really hope these are going to last me a long time.

The Body Shop Ginger Shampoo

Ginger Shampoo.png

This is honesty one of the best shampoos I’ve tried in years – I’m so glad I picked it up!

It’s actually an anti-dandruff shampoo, which I bought because I have been experiencing a really dry and itchy scalp recently that was driving me mad! So far, this shampoo seems to be doing the trick, and on top of that it makes my hair feel really shiny and healthy. I love The Body Shop and this is definitely going to be one of my new go-to products from their range.

And last but not least…


Hive the Game

Me and Mr W love a board game. Some of our favourites for two-player games are Forbidden Island, Pandemic and Plague. I might do a blog post soon about our favourites and why they’re so good!

This month we were in Waterstones and we picked up Hive.* I’d heard of it before but didn’t know much about it, but we played about 10 rounds of it as soon as we got home, and now we’re hooked!

It’s a two-player game, so perfect for couples looking for a new game to play. The idea is to use your pieces to surround the other person’s queen bee. Each piece can move in a different way, and the whole gameplay area becomes the ‘hive’. It’s really easy to pick up, quick to play, and comes in a really handy travel-sized bag that is definitely coming on honeymoon with us!

So they were some of the things I’ve been loving this month. More than I thought!
As always, you can see what I’m currently reading or watching all through the month here.

I really enjoyed writing this post, I hope you enjoyed reading it just as much!

Let me know what you’ve been loving in the comments 🙂


*Please note – any Amazon links are affiliate, which means they won’t cost you any more, but I might earn a small commission if you buy the product

21 thoughts on “May Favourites

  1. I need to watch Chernobyl, I’ve heard so many good things about it and I’m really interested in the story. I’ll defo have to check it out. Ooh and those Vans are gorgeous! I love the little bow, it makes them look really cute and girly. I have some black Vans lace ups at the moment but will remember these when it’s time for new ones, they are really cool! Thanks for sharing Sammy, great post and I’m craving some choc now, he he! ❤ xx

    Bexa |

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  2. I watched the first episode of Chernobyl last night after seeing loads of great reviews. I enjoyed it, but I feel like it might be a slow burner to get into?

    I also watched Game of Thrones, and although it wasn’t the ending I wanted, I don’t think it deserved the slating it got online.

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  3. I’m currently using a Lush shampoo but I really want to try out the Body Shop one! I don’t think I’ve ever used a shampoo from them- might be the only thing I didn’t purchase from the brand haha. The Vans are cute! I have the standard black ones but yours are so much more girly! Great picks this month!

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  4. That ginger shampoo is amazing, I love it so much! They have a conditioner to match it as well! And I’m still not caught up with Chernobyl yet, but it is such a good show, and like you said, so raw and heartbreaking. I’m really curious about that chocolate, so now I’m going to have to pick up a bar before I watch the rest of it 😛

    Beka |

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    • Haha, sorry for the chocolate-buying! But it’s worth it, promise.
      I love Chernobyl so far – I’ve seen 3 episodes now and it just keeps getting better! Hope you enjoy curling up to watch it with your chocolate 😆


  5. Oh man, I can’t believe the ending of Game of Thrones! I love how the series turned out but the ending really caught me off guard. Your Vans shoes are so cute!! I need a pair of these slip-ons! Hive looks super cool. Have a great month!

    Nancy ♥

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  6. I love the body shop! I saw the range of ginger products but I didn’t pick up the shampoo as I wasn’t sure if it would work as well as some others brands, like head and shoulders. Next time I think I’ll grab a bottle. I also love their tea tree oil, it leaves your skin looking and feeling amazing!


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