The Monthly Round Up // April 2019

Another month has gone by which means it’s time for the April monthly round up!

It was a mixed month for me. Mental health wise, it’s been one of the most difficult in a long time. It’s also exam season which isn’t fun as I’m sure you can imagine. However, there were also some really good moments mixed in too and I’ve only got one exam to go! Everything’s coming up Milhouse…

Glasgow actually had good weather for a little while??? I was leaving the house without a jacket and going for ice cream. It felt like a little glimmer of spring, and I can only hope it’s a sign of what our summer will be like! For now, we’re back to clouds but let’s not dwell on that…


Where I’ve been…

Brewdog AGM // At the start of the month, Lewis and I made the long journey (okay it’s not that long, but 3 hours on a stuffy bus was not pleasant) to Aberdeen. The AGM is basically just a day full of drinking craft beer, eating street food and listening to live bands – what’s not to love?? I had a great time, and I got to see Fatherson play aka one of my favourite bands of all time. It was so good to see them live again!

Creative East End // As you might’ve seen in my week in pictures blog post, I went to Creative East End with Charlotte. It was great to finally have a wee coffee date with her after speaking about it for so long! Braw Wee Emporium’s shop is within Creative East End, so it’s always nice to have a nosy.

Julie’s Kopitam // Julie’s Kopitam is a Malaysian restaurant in Shawlands. Hayleigh has been telling me I need to go to Julie’s for ages and I still hadn’t been, so we decided to make a lunch date out of it. It definitely didn’t disappoint. The food was so good, and I loved getting to spend time with Hayleigh. She is a real life angel. She brought her little one with her who is ridiculously adorable too!


What I’ve been reading…

How To Come Alive Again by Beth McColl // This book has been a saving grace for me. It has got me back into reading again and has been the book I’ve turned to on really bad days. If you need a comforting, helpful read all about anxiety and depression then I honestly couldn’t recommend this book enough.

Blogging Brainstorm: how to create quality content you love // I really enjoyed reading this blog post from Kirsty. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who sits and stares at a blank screen sometimes, but it was also super helpful to hear Kirsty’s tips and tricks for creating content you love.

What I’ve been watching…

Bailey Sarian // I think I’ve made it clear by now that I love true crime… Well I found another Youtube channel to binge watch! Bailey posts a video once a week sharing a true crime story while she does her make up. They are the perfect videos to watch while you get ready in the morning.

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan // this is a TV show on Amazon Prime. Lewis has been wanting to watch it for ages, but due to the good ol’ depression the only thing I’ve wanted to watch is The Office (lol). However, he finally managed to convince me to watch Jack Ryan. I think the biggest convincing factor was that John Krasinski plays the main character. Anyway, yes I’m glad he  got me to watch it because I am really loving it. If you fancy watching a political thriller then I’d definitely recommend this.


What I’ve been listening to…

Last but not least, music.

When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? // Last month, I mentioned that Billie Eilish’s album had just come out and I was excited to listen to it. Well… it’s pretty much all I’ve been listening to this month. SO good. My favourites are wish you were gay, xanny and strange addiction.

I’ve also been listening to a lot of Orla Gartland. I looooooooove her. I’ve had her newest single Flatline on repeat.

Compassion and Chronic Illness // I’m pretty sure this is the only podcast episode I’ve listened to this month, but it was a good un’. I love Lis and think she’s full of wisdom. I kinda not so secretly wish she was my big sister, so having this podcast is pretty much the next best thing. The newest episode is with Briony Cullin, SEO expert and Glasgow food blogger, and I really enjoyed it. It was great to hear her input on living and working when you have a chronic condition.


And that’s a wrap!

My memory is crap, and I really struggled to remember what I got up to and what I consumed over the last month so I do hope this wasn’t too dull… I did my best!


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