Well June was a busy one! My birthday was in the middle of the month, and I tried to make it last as long as I possibly could. I don’t like having the attention on me, but I do like a good excuse to eat lots of food.
My brain hasn’t always cooperated this month. I’ve definitely been struggling with good ol’ depression but overall I ended the month feeling very grateful for my family. They are good, supportive eggs.
Since it is now July (how?!), I figured it’s time for the monthly round up – a chatty blog post that summarises everything I’ve loved this month.
What I’ve been reading…
A big stack of books that I mentioned in my previous post….
I also started Dolly Alderton’s Everything I Know About Love. After hearing so many people talking about it, I was intrigued to see what all the fuss is about! I’m only a few chapters in but I’m enjoying it so far.
Hannah Gale’s “My Desperation for An IRL Community” – well this was a comforting read for sure – it was nice to know I’m not alone in feeling the way I do. Hannah voiced the words I’ve been thinking for a long time. Despite blogging making me feel a hell of a lot less lonely, I still feel lonely a lot of the time. Since moving to Glasgow around 3 years ago, I’ve missed that feeling of friendship that I had before. Although I’ve met some amazing people in Glasgow, I do miss having those friends that are more like family than friends. Soooo if anyone fancies filling that gaping whole in my life, I won’t complain. I’d say the only requirement is that you are willing to come round and eat food in your pjs. Not too much to ask for, right?!
What I’ve been listening to…
My Backwards Walk // 2 covers of one of my favourite FR songs have been released in the lead up to Tiny Changes, and I can’t stop listening to them. Whilst they’ll never compare to the original, they are brilliant in their own right.
Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and Other Lies // Based on her best selling book, Scarlet Curtis invites fellow feminists on her podcast to discuss feminism and what it means to them. I love the real variety of guests that she gets on and the insightful conversations they have.
Cuz I Love You by Lizzo // It seems like everyone has fell in love with Lizzo recently, and rightly so! She is wonderful. Honestly, she is the kind of person I wish I could have grown up watching on stage, and I’m just grateful that I get to witness it now. Cuz I Love You is a feel good album.
What I’ve been watching…
The controversy that Kim Kardashian’s body make up caused. I chose not to comment on the whole situation because I don’t really have a strong opinion?? However, I figured I may as well say my piece here. While I certainly don’t approve of Kim’s regular promotion of “weight loss” products aka laxatives that make you shit yourself, I don’t see an issue with her body make up. If you wear make up on your face, why judge someone else for wearing it on their body? It’s not a new concept, body make up has been around for years and no one is forcing you to do it.
Okay now that I’ve got that ramble over with… Let’s talk TV.
Good Girls – we finished season 2 and I cried. I fell in love with Good Girls from the very first watch – it’s one of those shows that you can just flick on and you know every single episode will be good. Beth, Ruby and Annie always manage to get themselves into sticky situations that keep you on edge. e
Dead To Me – We started this show in an attempt to fill the Good Girls sized hole in my heart. Now I can’t say it’s replaced Good Girls for me, but it is really good. The 30 minute episodes kept me hooked – it’s one of those shows that always ends on a cliffhanger. You think you have the plot figured out, but it really does keep you guessing throughout the show.
Cuckoo – so we binge watched season 4 and 5 of Cuckoo this month in record time. Surprisingly, I’m not rewatching The Office or Parks and Rec at the minute, so this became our quick show to watch with dinner. Each episode is different and the characters always get themselves into the most ridiculous situations. It’s perfect if you’re on the lookout for a lighthearted comedy to watch.
What I’ve been doing…
A surprise lunch at Halloumi // So I knew I was going to Halloumi (aka one of my favourite restaurants ever) for lunch on my birthday. However, what I didn’t know is that my mum had organised for all of my family to be there. It was such a nice surprise, and it definitely made me feel special. Oh and I ate my body weight in halloumi fries, so obviously that was great too.
A stay at Hotel Du Vin // for my birthday, Lewis treated me to a very bougie stay at Hotel du Vin. After a very attention filled lunch (eek), I was really grateful for a cosy night in with Lewis. We did think about going for dinner, but I opted for takeaway Paesano pizza and getting churros from Loop and Scoop instead. A very good decision if you ask me. I also got to have multiple baths in a rolltop bath, so it was pretty much the perfect day.
Purchased the rug of dreams from La Redoute // We moved into our flat a grand total of 2 years ago. I’ve been wanting a rug ever since, and it was totally worth the wait. La Redoute had a sale on, so I decided it was finally time to bite the bullet and order one. It is so soft and fluffy and really breaks up the boring uniformity of our worn wooden floors.
Space Coffee Date with Abby // I finally got to meet the complete gem that is Abby. First off, she is so beautiful what the heck??? Secondly, she is just the sweetest human. I’m so glad she asked if I fancied going for coffee when she was in Glasgow a couple weeks ago.
An Essential Oils Workshop at The Divine Hag // I ended the month with some of my favourite Glasgow blogging pals. Margaret, the owner of The Divine Hag, is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to essential oils. I got to create by own sleep spray as well as an uplifting roller ball scent. It was such a nice experience, and I have no doubt I’ll be back visiting The Divine Hag soon!
So that’s what I’ve been doing and consuming this month!
What have you been watching/reading/listening to? Let me know if there’s anything I definitely need to check out.