I have been blogging on Rosalilium for over four years now and over that time I’ve amassed rather a few blog posts. So today for #BEDM I have decided to pick five of my favourite Rosalilium posts from the past four years to share with you. I figured that I’ve got lots of new readers over the past few months that might now know about my early thrifting successes, my penchant for making flavoured vodkas, or even early witterings on plastic bags. Ohhh… those were the heady days of early Rosalilium.
There have been so many ups and downs, and turning all arounds over the past four years; my readers have been the best thing about it. It truly is wonderful to have a space on the internet to gather and share and connect with brilliant folks from all over the world.
I had a gander at the Rosalilium archives and then obviously fell down a procrastination and nostalgia hole for an hour or so. Blimey, there are so many to pick from!
I narrowed it down to about 13. This is a tough gig! Eventually I’ve settled on these five as a decent cross section of time and style of content found on Rosalilium.
Five Favourite Posts from the Rosalilium Archives
In 2011 I was picked to take part in the Green & Black’s Community Development expedition in the Dominican Republic where we spent two weeks with rural cocoa famers helping them build a gravity-fed water system to get fresh water to their villages. In this post I discuss how I got on with the digging aspect of the expedition.
I LOVE to infuse booze. It’s such a satisfying process, picking the flavours, doing the daily shakes, watching the vodka develop over the weeks and months. And ultimately it tastes delicious!
An honest, frank account of my experiences with bullying throughout my school life and then as an adult. This post brought about a lot of discussion in the comments from others with similar experiences. It was incredibly difficult but moving to share.
One of my very first outfit posts (way back in 2010) and back when my hair colour was completely natural.
Again, another first in a series. This is one of the first car boot sale hauls from my weekly thrifting jaunts at a car boot sale in Southampton.
And the rest…
(ok, so I could resist sneaking a few old favourites in. some of these are 3 or 4 years old but fun to read older Rosalilium posts)
- Nothing a Cuppa Can’t Sort Out
- Burma: The Beginning of my Trip
- Recipe: Coconut Prawns
- Recipe: Cheat’s Cinnamon Swirls
- Yay or Nay: The Globe Bar
- How to do Pin Curls
- Project Organise: 5 Tips for an Easy Clear Out
- Recipe: Baked Vanilla and Cinnamon French Toast
- 10 Tips for Selling on Ebay
Happy #BEDM Day 2! There’s still time to take part if you want to catch up!