• monthly favourites

    February Favourites

    February was a funny old month. I struggled with restlessness towards the end and I have no idea why. I’m working on getting myself out of this restless rut though. If doing these lists has taught me anything, it’s that if I ever feel down during a month I know I will feel better soon. Looking back on what I loved last February, I can’t believe time has gone so quick. This is what I love this month: Camila Cabello’s album I stumbled upon Camila Cabello’s album because I like her song My Oh My that’s always on the radio. After giving her album a listen I discovered it’s full…

  • Eco

    Journey to eco-friendly periods | The pants

    Welcome to my Journey to eco-friendly periods blog series, where I talk about how I’ve made changes to the way I manage my period so it is more sustainable. Look back at the introduction to my journey and the first part all about the menstrual cup. Until I started looking into ways to live more eco-friendly, I didn’t know period pants existed. Then, because technology is most likely always listening, I started seeing them everywhere. In books I was reading, Instagram ads, and I heard people talking about them. Essentially, the pants/knickers collect your menstrual blood without the need for an additional item like a tampon, sanitary towel, or menstrual cup.…

  • Film

    Oscars 2020: predictions and wishes

    Of the 53 films nominated at the 92nd Academy Awards, I’ve seen 31 which is 59% and, I think, my highest pre-ceremony viewed percentage. For the top 6 categories (Film, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay), I’ve seen 95% as I’ve missed one of the 17  (Cynthia Erivo’s performance in Harriet). It’s mostly the documentaries and live-action shorts I’ve missed, but not through avoidance. The majority of the films I watched last year anyway, so imagine how much more keen I’d be at hitting 100% seen if the Oscars were more exciting and diverse! I did go see Ad Astra specifically because everyone said Brad…

  • monthly favourites

    January Favourites

    Doing these little lists gives me something to look back on at the end of the year, so I’m going to keep it up through 2020. I want future me to know that this month of January felt incredibly long. It dragged. There were good things about this month, like the new routines I started which I hope to continue for the rest of the year. I also liked these things: Succession The first time something has made two of my monthly favourites, which feels very Succession-y. Season 2 though is exceptional television. I enjoyed the different event per episode set up they took with these season, plus the development…