April Favourites

1 May 2020


 Hello Readers & Friends,

A very surreal month spent in lockdown, not allowed to leave the house except for the absolute bare minimum and still working from my sofa (my posture is really suffering!). I'm really looking forward to May, as I am being furloughed and will have three weeks off to accomplish (hopefully) a lot of things. I've made plans and signed up for a coding course, I have some vlogs I want to shoot (I've even dug out my old camera for better quality), tons of books I want to read and I want to set a few hours aside every day just for writing which I'm really excited about as my writing has taken such a backseat as of late. I hope you are all doing okay with your lockdown and aren't struggling emotionally too much.

So, here we go for what I've been getting up to in April!

April Book Roundup:

I had a great month for reading and managed to finish six books, which is more than my one-book-per-week goal. A couple of them were very quick reads and the others were so good I couldn't put them down, so that helped! 
  • The Girl Who Dared to Stand by Bella Forrest
  • Eragon by Christopher Paolini
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J Mass
  • Solitaire by Alice Oseman
  • The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
  • The 100 by Kass Morgan

TV


Friends

I've found myself restarting Friends for the 100th time, because at 20 minutes per episode its' the perfect length to put on during breakfast, and after work has finished to mark the end of the day while I go through my to-do list fo the next day. It always makes me laugh and is just such a good escape from real life. I'm at the part where Ross and Rachel start hooking up, which in my opinion is one of the best times in Friends!

My all-time favourite shows to re-watch are: Friends, Gilmore Girls, Sex and the City, Gossip Girl, and The 100. But I also love Friday Night Lights, Game of Thrones and Buffy.

Film


The Invisible Man

Steven and I watched The Invisible Man after seeing many recommendations. I loved it. Steven found it too scary (lol) but it was right up my street. A pacy, jumpy thriller where you were 100% on the protagonist's side. I love an unreliable hero as well, which is what we got with her. There were lots of twists and the ending was satisfying. I definitely recommend this.




Books

I read so many good books this month I don't know which was my favourite! I'm working my way through my Isolation TBR, and I think my most memorable read of the month was Eragon, but this is perhaps because I vlogged it and really was focussed on it. I really enjoyed Throne of Glass and am excited to vlog reading the second one. But I have to say, The Ask and the Answer blew me away. I gave The Knife of Never Letting Go 5 stars and didn't think the second could be as good, but it was. A complex story of the horrors of war told through two innocent souls, I just cannot wait to read the third instalment. I hear it's coming out in film soon too, which I am so excited for! Another 5 star read for me from Patrick Ness - full review here. 




Misc.

Virtual Hen Party!

I had my virtual hen party! My wedding has now officially been pushed back to 2021 sadly, but on the night that was supposed to be my hen, all my friends logged on for a Zoom call and they sent me a big pack filled with fun hen-do gifts like sashes etc and we all drank wine and played games for the night and it was so much fun. I'm so lucky to have such an amazing group of girls as my friends.


Loungewear

I have obviously been living in loungewear recently. I bought this knitted set from Zara and have been enjoying it as a mid-way of getting dressed. You wouldn't sleep in it as it's knitted, but you wouldn't wear it out as it's see-through, so it's perfect for just being comfortable around the house. The whole new Loungewear category on their site is to die for. Also a shoutout to Gymshark, I've started doing the Couch to 5k and bought some of their stuff to motivate me and it is the best, high-quality sportswear I've bought in a long time. So I recommend that for anyone after activewear :)


Music

I've been doing the 30 Day Music Challenge over on my personal instagram account which has introduced lots of old favourites for me. Here are some of the songs I chose as part of the challenge:


A song that I'd want to be played at my wedding: Dramarama - Anything Anything



  A song I like that's a cover by another artist: The Pretty Reckless - Champagne Supernova



  A song I think everyone should listen to: Simple Minds - Don't You



  A song by a band I wish was still together: The Smiths - This Charming Man


How was your month?
Love, C x 

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