the house party: TV time

How are you?

I’ve had a very Sunday kind of Sunday today with a trip to a village pub for a roast with my friends; the sun came out for us and I was very happy.

Prepare yourself this week for some tv-heavy content, unusually for me, I’ve watched a lot of it – most of it good – I can’t wait to share it with you.


Ed Sheeran – The Sum Of It All

ed sheeran documentary

My husband and I love music documentaries so we’d been eagerly anticipating the latest Ed Sheeran documentary The Sum Of It All on Disney Plus; I’m very late to the party when it comes to Ed Sheeran and only became a fan once I’d seen his 2014 documentary Nine Days and Nights three years ago.

Anyway, I’ll stop justifying my music taste now…where were we? Oh yeah, the four part series follows Sheeran as he struggles with his wife’s cancer, a court case and the death of his best friend, Jamal Edwards – it’s a tear-jerker that’s for sure and it’s a brilliant watch.

Lewis Capaldi – How I’m Feeling Now

Lewis Capaldi how i'm feeling now documentary

I can’t pretend to know much about Lewis Capaldi, but I thought I’d give his documentary a go which was, at times, a really uncomfortable watch – you see Capaldi struggle immensely with his mental health and anxiety (he’s diagnosed with tourette syndrome later on in the documentary). If you’re a fan of Capaldi’s music or not, I think you’ll enjoy this documentary regardless.

The National – Mistaken for Strangers

mistaken for strangers

There seems to be a bit of a theme emerging here, doesn’t there? We really went hard on the music documentaries this week; I rewatched Mistaken for Strangers as my husband hadn’t seen it. Such a powerful and moving film about brotherhood and jealousy. Again, don’t have to be a fan of the National’s music to enjoy it.

Queen Charlotte

Although Queen Charlotte started off strong, my attention wavered by the end of the series; I don’t think the story developed quickly enough over the six episodes and it felt a bit tedious towards the end for me. I thought all the characters (and actors) were brilliant, but yeah, some scenes could have landed on the cutting room floor.


With all the tv I’d been watching, I don’t know how I found the time to read some books too, but I did and lucky for you here’s what I thought of them:

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie garmus

lessons in chemistry

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus – Amazon from £5

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus follows the life of chemist Elizabeth Zott and the challenges she faces raising a child alone during the 60s.

I’m cheating with this one because I’ve been reading it on and off for a long while (it’s been on my Kindle app which I don’t always make use of).

Reading it disjointedly did ruin it a slightly for me, I’m not great at remembering who is who at the best of times, but I can safely say it’s a really good story.

Despite being extremely poignant and at times and quite sad, it’s still a joyful book full of awesome characters that stick with you long after you’ve turned the last page.

We Should All be Millionaires by Rachel Rodgers

we should all be millionaires

We Should All Be Millionaires by Rachel Rodgers – Amazon from £12.99

Every woman I know should read We Should All Be Millionaires; Rodgers leaves you feeling empowered and knowledgable. Such a life changing book and one I will come back to time and time again when I’m feeling stuck.

The Glucose Revolution by Jessie inchauspé

the glucose revolution

Glucose Revolution by Jessie Inchauspé – Amazon from £7.99


I can finally reveal my latest DIY project after my collaboration with Plank Hardware and Lucy & Yak went live on Thursday – I gave my cupboards under the stairs a face lift with some new handles from Plank Hardware and a fresh lick of paint; it’s looking good as new.

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The homeware edit:

Here are some of my finds from this week

cat print oliver bonas

Cat pose framed wall art – Oliver Bonas £69.50

duck egg blue mirror

Rectangle duck egg wooden bobbin mirror – Oliver Bonas £145

tea towels strawberry

Strawberry embroidered tea towels – Oliver Bonas £22.50

gold candle stick holder

Flower gold metal candle holder – Oliver Bonas £22.50

pre loved ribbed decanter

Pre-loved wedgwood ribbed glass decanter, Vinterior – Selfridges £89

green alessi thermo jug

Alessi plissé thermo-insulated resin jug – Selfridges £80

stovetop kettle

Alessi bird stainless-steel kettle – Selfridges £122

terracotta man sculpture

Seletti Antonion Aricò Magna Graeci bust man terracotta sculpture – Selfridges £110

cork pink and whiote striped mat

Summerhill and Bishop stripe patterned cork-backed placemat – Selfridges £35

candle holder

Villeroy and Boch perlemor glazed earthenware candlestick – Selfridges £18.90

pink vase

Glass vase – ARKET £59

Catch up on last week’s edit here if you missed it.

If you want to find me during the week then come and say hi over on Instagram and TikTok.

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