As we emerge from our two week “firebreak” period in Wales and our friends across the border begin their four week lockdown, I wanted to share my latest favourites which have helped make this time a little more bearable. Hopefully it will give you some ideas to brighten your days too.
He’s a hilarious New Yorker comedian who has kept me laughing through every Anxiety Tuesday. Check out his podcast History Hyenas and his Comedy Central special 38 Inch Waist. Cuuuuuuuuuuuute.
Snazaroo Bright Green Face Paint
Yeah I painted myself green for our Halloween virtual party. Have to admit it was tough to remove (particularly inside my ears….oh I proper COMMITTED to this) but as Kermit has always attested, it’s not easy being green. Easy to apply but perhaps a little longer lasting than I really needed for my at-home Grotbags look.
When all the restaurants are closed, how is a girl meant to get her spicy chicken button pushed? Well, F’Nando’s (fake Nando’s) is the answer. Easy to use and with the exact same flavours we know and love, these have been such a tasty treat for fakeaway night!
This lockdown memoir is genuinely touching, heartfelt and so bloody funny. Our entire year is total insanity and this book will forever be a karaoke love song to that crazy time we stayed still. Alright she’s in LA and I’m in South Wales but apart from that….totally relatable.
Captain Lee leads a drama-filled crew on a luxury super yacht in the Caribbean (or check out the Mediterranean version of the series if you prefer). Perfect for pretend-holiday vibes, cabin bed-hopping and seeing the WHOPPING tips these super-wealthy charter guests leave behind. Aye aye.
Lotus Biscoff Ice Cream Stick
If you thought the biscuits were good, wait until you check out these babies. Gooey yet crunchy deliciousness which is simultaneously hugely bad and hugely good for you all at once. You will make joy noises whilst eating this ice cream, this is a warning.
His voice has a beautiful melody and his brain is a wonderland to explore. I love this man. He soothes me, makes me see things differently and makes me smile. His perspective is unique and the connections he makes are poetic. Blissful.
This audiobook provides a fascinating insight behind the curtains of the White House and the Obama presidency, reminding us of brighter days. As I write, the votes are still being counted…and who will be victorious remains to be seen.
Hope these recommendations are helpful in these weirdo times. Stay safe friends xx