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Share The Love | March 2017 Edition

March 30, 2017

Share The Love March 2017 Edition

March’s edition of share the love is a week earlier than I would normally do it but next Thursday I will be raving about how happy I am that my dissertation has been handed in!

My dissertation hand in date is next Monday so March has obviously been filled with a lot of work, and playing LEGO games on the Playstation with Daz as a way to chill out. Also, my furry little kitty cat moved in with us this month because he was missing me too much. I thought he would prefer to stay at my Mum’s because there’s loads of open space at the back of her house but there isn’t much here in comparison. He missed me too much though and we’re super happy to have him living with us / taking over the sofa.

 

BLOG – Not So Quiet Grrl

I feel like Nadia’s blog is exactly what I want to read at the moment. Not So Quiet Grrl covers being cruelty free, vegan, minimalism and her adventures into becoming zero waste. Her photos are stunning but what I love most of all is the way she writes because it feels like you’re having a conversation with her.

My favourite recent blog post of hers is about being a vegan advocate, but not one people back away from for fear they’ll be abused for their dietary choices, but one of education, encouragement and, most importantly, no judgement. I thought that blog post was a breath of fresh air and what some people could do with understanding. I get that people are passionate about things they believe in but making people feel bad that they’re not trying hard enough isn’t fair when everyone’s journey is personal and everyone has their own hurdles to jump.

 

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LISTENING TO

I went to see All Time Low earlier this month so they’ve featured heavily in this month’s playlist (I am loving their new stuff), along with Lindsay Ell. I saw Lindsay support The Band Perry about three years ago (I wrote about that here) and I am so excited that she’s finally put an EP out. If you’re missing Taylor Swift’s country-pop then I really think Lindsay can do a great job of filling that gap. Listen to Criminal and tell me it doesn’t sound like it fits in perfectly with Red. I dare you.

 

WATCHING / PLAYING

I watched Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things on Netflix last weekend and really enjoyed it. If you want to find out more about minimalism, it’s a great starting point. Mostly, we’ve been playing LEGO Jurassic Park and Harry Potter this month.

 

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Share The Love | February 2017 edition

March 9, 2017

Share The Love February 2017 edition

I’m a week late, sorry! Last week I was so wrapped up in writing a huge chunk of my dissertation that the week flew by and I completely forgot to finish this post off.

University work was the overwhelming theme for February really; I’ve finished my practical work off now so it’s just a case of the write up now. Is it really sad to admit that I have looked forward to writing my dissertation for so long? The great thing about doing NaNoWriMo for the past few years is that 10,000 words is absolutely nothing at all in comparison to writing 50,000 in a month.

It wasn’t all university work though, I managed to find a fairly good work/life balance for most of the month, which was nice. I took a trip to the Natural History Museum with university, and it took me all of 10 seconds to remember why I hate busy cities. February also saw Pancake Day and Daz made some delicious and excellent pancakes, and I discovered I am not a very good tosser; at least that’s what my Nan told me anyway.

Pokemon Go also released Gen 2 pokemon in February, so Daz and I have been getting out a bit more trying to hunt down some Gen 2 that isn’t Swinub (our town is just Swinub and Drowzees…), and I’ve been trying to catch some things he doesn’t have (which is hard, because he plays it all the time) to try and make myself feel marginally better about the fact he is way ahead of me.

 

BLOG: Brittany Thiessen

I discovered Britanny’s blog just before Christmas and every time I see one of her posts, I know I’m in for a good read that’s going to leave me full of wanderlust. As a Canadian, she’s got a lot of posts about Canada (which I love!), she’s currently documenting her trip to Guatemala (and now I want to go), and she also talks about veganism, and traveling and living sustainably. One of my favourite blog posts she’s written recently is about what she’s learned after eating vegan for a month.

If you want to read a travel and sustainability blog, you really can’t go wrong with Brittany’s blog.

 

BLOG POSTS

As always, I like to share a handful of blog posts I’ve read during the month that I really enjoyed.

 

LISTENING TO

I created a new playlist in February, so it’s been a mixture of Green Day, All Time Low, Paramore, old school Avril Lavigne, PVRIS, Fall Out Boy, oh and Lorde’s new single. I’ve obviously heard music from her first album but it didn’t ever hook me, but I am loving Green Light; I suspect it’s because of the quite clear T-Swift 1989 vibes.

 

WATCHING / PLAYING

In February we started watching A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix, and watched a lot of Pokemon. We’ve also got a serious problem with the LEGO games and I’m hooked on LEGO Jurassic Park at the moment.

 

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Share The Love | January 2017 edition

February 2, 2017

Let’s get the cliched, “well, that was a long month” out the way; we’ve made it to February and all need a pat on the back. 

I’ve not done a Share The Love post since last April! I discovered so many new blogs in January that I’m just itching to share with you, so I decided it was time to bring STL back!

BLOG: The Scarlet State

I began following so many blogs last month that it was so hard for me to choose my favourite of the lot, but the Scarlet State really stuck out to me and I’ve found myself looking forward to new posts from Sarah. Posts I tend to love the most are ones that make you thing and get you feeling all fired up about something, and she definitely did that with:

I don’t care how fangirling I’m going to sound right now, but I just love the way her personality and passion comes across; whether she’s talking about current affairs, tattoos, or about vegan life.

 

BLOG POSTS I LOVED

I did just tell you that I discovered a lot of blogs in January, but there are also posts from some of my all time favourite bloggers in here too.

 

LISTENING TO

I went to see A Day To Remember, so they featured pretty heavily in my January playlist; and All I Want will always be one of my favourite songs. I am impatiently waiting for LIGHTS’ song Warrior to appear on Apple Music. I need to be able to replay this repeatedly.

 

WATCHING

I’ve not had a huge amount of time for watching much, but what time I have had, I’ve used to educate Daz on Game of Thrones. We are currently plowing our way through season four.

 

READING

HA! What’s time for reading. This month, my reading has mainly consisted of lecture notes and journal articles.

 

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Share The Love – April 2016 Edition

May 4, 2016

Share the love April

Well, we’re here again; at long last, Game of Thrones is back on TV! And, yeah, it’s the start of a new month yet again.

BLOG – Life With A View

I discovered Jeannie’s blog after seeing one of her blog posts about things to do in Reykjavik, and since then I’ve been excitedly reading each update she shares about things to do and see in Iceland, and what it’s like for an American expat living hthere.

 

BLOG POSTS I LOVED

 

LISTENING TO

April’s playlist was allll over the place. I’d got some Twin Atlantic, HalfNoise, Of Monsters and Men, the two new tracks of PVRIS’ deluxe edition of White Noise, and two throwback tunes from Avril Lavigne’s Under My Skin – just to name a few.

 

WATCHING

I binge-watched series two of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and THAT ENDING! I NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE ABOUT HOW IT ENDED!

Game of Thrones is back on TV, so that’s always good. And Tom and I have finally started watching Orange Is The New Black – I don’t know why it’s taken us this long, because it’s so good.

 

READING

April wasn’t a great reading month at all, but I did enjoy doing a buddy read of The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead with Llinos from The Lilac Linnet.

 

EATING

I snuck in another trip to Nando’s, so for the second month in a row I’m going to rave about their veggie wrap. It’s bliss.

 

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Share The Love | March 2016 Edition

April 1, 2016

Share the love - March 2016

How was March for you? With the Easter break and working so much, March has whizzed by without me even realising it.

BLOG – UN-FANCY

I found Caroline’s blog at the end of last year, and it filled me with the inspiration to start my own capsule wardrobe. However, at the time she was on a blogging break – she returned a few weeks ago and I can’t help but get a little excited when I see she’s published a new post. I feel like my style, or what I want my style to be, is quite similar to Caroline’s so I’ve found her blog so helpful for giving me inspiration.

BLOG POSTS I ENJOYED

Admittedly, I didn’t have a lot of time to read blog posts in March (sorry!) but I did read a few stunners.

LISTENING TO

I’ve not actually listened to a huge amount of music this month because I’ve become hooked on The Infinite Monkey Cage podcasts. Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by specialists and experts and debate all kinds of things science related – what’s not to love?

WATCHING

Tom and I got hooked on Arrested Development in March.

READING

Oh man, reading time was pretty much non-existant in March.

EATING

A few days ago, I had a Nando’s veggie burger in the form of a wrap, and oh my, it was amazing.

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Share The Love | February 2016 Edition

March 2, 2016

Share The Love March 2016

Hello, March! My brain has finally got used to writing 2016. Yesterday, I realised that in three months time I will have completed my second year of university – how has it gone that fast?

February definitely seemed to go faster to me after I decided to move to another hotel owned by the chain I work for. The traffic and road works are so ridiculous that it takes me an hour to drive 7 miles, which is daft. I’m really going to miss everyone, and it’s kind of strange to me that this weekend I’ll be working with new people.

Blog – Lazy Cat Kitchen

Since going vegan, I’ve been looking at so many different food blogs and this one has so many delicious recipes that I want to try. Plus, it’s called ‘Lazy Cat Kitchen’, what’s not to love about that?

One of the things I’ve missed since becoming vegan is lemon meringue, and Ania has an amazing looking vegan lemon meringue pie.

 

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Music

In February, my playlist was all over the place. There was some All Time Low and Good Charlotte, some Avril Lavigne, Bring Me The Horizon and lots of Pvris.

 

TV

I started watching Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments and the script is very cheesy, and it’s quite different to the book but I cannot stop watching it. I think I’m just hoping the script is suddenly going to get better, and I am definitely shipping the Malec.

Tom started watching The League last week and I’ve watched most of them with him. They’re definitely not safe for watching while my Nan’s about, but they’re pretty funny.

 

Books

I read two stand out books in February:

 

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Share The Love | January 2016 Edition

February 1, 2016

Share The Love January 2016

I’m sure that the older I get, the faster time whizzes by. We’re already a month into 2016 – how’d that happen?

January was such a busy month for me because I had assignment deadlines and some exams, which were a little nerve-wracking as they were the first lot of exams I’ve done in five years. I’m glad they’re out the way now, and I definitely learned a couple of things that I’m going to take forward into semester 2 and for preparation for my exams at the end of the year.

Blog – Northern Blood

This was such a tough choice because I’ve discovered so many blogs that I love this month. I actually discovered Joe’s blog towards the end of last year and every time I see a new blog post from him pop up in Bloglovin’, I read it right away.

He just seems to be bang on about everything, from his review of Panic! At The Disco’s latest album to the perils of leaving the house. I feel that if I were male, I would probably be Joe. (Is that a weird thing to say? It’s probably a weird thing to say.)

 

Blog posts I enjoyed

15 real things you should know about dating a girl who blogs – Living For The Now | After that article, Laura has put together a much more realistic list of some of the things many bloggers (I know I am) guilty of doing.

23 reasons the outside world is a terrible place – Northern Blood | I agree with all of these things.

Today’s look – Red – Linda Hallberg | I love this red eyeshadow look.

Is the grass always greener? Embracing ‘okay’ – A Rosie Outlook | A lesson for all of us.

Girl Online On Tour review – Famous In Japan | #MorePeriodsInYAPlz

 

Music

I’ve been really into Rachel Platten’s new album Wildfire, and Panic At The Disco’s new album.

 

TV

I started a 30 day Vegan challenge this month, so I’ve watched a couple of foodie documentaries that were really eye opening. Cowspiracy is well worth a watch, whether you have an interest in being vegan / vegetarian or not.

 

Books

Reading was pretty slow going in January due to exams, but I did manage to finish three books off. My favourite, by far, was Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. It was such a fun read that completely sucked me into it.

 

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Share The Love – November

December 2, 2015

Share the love November

My brain is still in October, so it was quite surprised to learn that we’re actually in December.

Blog – Afternoon Espresso

I don’t follow a lot of fashion blogs, but Afternoon Espresso is definitely an exception to that. I want Ashley’s wardrobe so badly. She’s got a brilliant style, her photos are stunning, and she makes me want to make more of an effort with my clothes. I mean, how cosy-looking is this outfit?

 

Blog posts I enjoyed in November

I read a lot of fantastic blog pots in November, so this month’s list of blog posts I’m sharing with you is much longer than normal. Hopefully you’ll enjoy these as much as I did.

How to read more – Sincerely Sara | We all want to read more don’t we? Some handy tips from Sara about how to read more.

Is social media fake? – Robowecop | An interesting read from Rhianna about whether or not social media is fake.

Swedish pancakes – Kitchen Treaty | These look so delicious. This Sunday, I am going to make some of these!

5 ways to beat bloggers block – Northern Blog | I’ve been struggling with a bit of bloggers block the past few weeks, mostly because I’ve been so busy, so any tips for busting bloggers block are always welcome.

Maybe we’re all just a little bit ‘crazy’ – Oddly Lovely | If you’ve read a few of my Share The Love posts, you will no doubt have seen Oddly Lovely pop up a few times now. I love Cat’s blog, and once again she’s written a thought-provoking post.

The busy girl’s handbag guide to getting organised – Elelibee | Do I even need to say any more?

My imaginary magical home – The Lilac Linnet | Llinos and I had a conversation about this a couple of months ago, and it made me smile reading about her imaginary home. I bagsy her treehouse.

It’s not necessarily a mental health issue – The Everywhereist | Geraldine’s take on people blaming shootings on mental illness.

 

Music

In November, I was mostly listening to Kacey Musgraves and 5 Seconds of Summer. I will make no apologies for loving 5SOS.

 

TV

In November, I discovered Vampire Diaries on Netflix and I love it. I’m having to be very disciplined with myself though, otherwise I’d have got no university work done at all.

 

Books

I only read two books in November. Let that sink in for a moment. Two. Books. That’s pretty bad. In October, I felt like I’d read less than I actually had but in November, I feel like I’ve read more books than I have. How can I have only read two books in one whole month?!

My favourite of the two books I read in November was, The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. It was the perfect smushy, cosy book for a winter’s evening.

 

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