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 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

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

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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Blog – Holly Pocket  – I discovered Holly’s blog through Twitter and instantly fell in love with it. She’s a fellow Harry Potter fan who posts about books, and her life in general. Plus, she taught me my favourite new word: feuillemort. It’s a beautiful French word, used to describe the colour of ‘dying leaves’.

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Music: The music I’ve been listening to in October has been really varied. It’s ranged from Fall Out Boy, to Fightstar, to Carrie Underwood, City & Colour, and 5 Seconds of Summer. 

TV: I’ve not really had time to watch much TV, aside from the odd bit of Friends here, and a few minutes of The Big Bang Theory there.

Books: The Rose Society by Marie Lu, the second book in The Young Elites series, came out in October and I ate that bad boy up right away. I also tore through The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins, which was The Olive Fox Book Club pick for October.

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Share The Love September

September has been such a busy month. I’ve been working my notice at my day job and started a part-time job in the pub I used to work at four years ago, so free time has been elusive this month. 

I have literally hundreds of blog posts to catch up on, I’ve read barely anything, and done very little NaNoWriMo preparation. Today is my last day at the day job, so I’m looking forward to some actual time to catch up on those things now. 

Blog – As I said, I didn’t have time to read many blog posts in September, and the blog post I’m going to choose only actually launched yesterday. I’m still counting it though, and that’s The Olive Fox. 

It was setup by Beth from Beauty In Beta and Suzy at Eep I’m A Blogger and they basically want a website that brings together all the best content about so many different lifestyle things, from beauty, advice, to books. 

Talking of books, I’m writing for the website and we have an Olive Fox Book Club. You have until 5pm this Sunday to vote for our October read (the theme is thrillers, by the way), so go and vote now. 

 

Blog posts I enjoyed:

Why I explore rape culture in my new book for teens – Louisa O’Neill – Ok, so it’s a bit more than a blog post, but there was no way I wasn’t sharing this post. Louisa’s latest book, Asking For It, tackles the topic of rape, and in this article she speaks about why she has chosen to write about it. It’s a pretty powerful piece and I just can’t argue with her opinions on this.

Louisa also wrote Only Ever Yours, which deals with similarly big and important issues such as sexism and how women are treated. It’s well worth a read.

The Raven Cycle Cover Redesign Project – Cuddlebuggery – I really like the covers for The Raven Cycle anyway, but these redesigned covers are absolutely stunning. I want to paper my walls in them.

Zero Waste Kitchen – The Midnight Blog – We can all do more to reduce the amount of waste we produce, and Charlotte has some fantastic tips. They’re all fairly simple, and we probably know that we should do most of them already, but I think a lot of it is about getting into the habit of doing it.

Travelling Yellowstone & The Grand Tetons – The Olive Fox – I am so envious of Sandy. I’ve wanted to visit Yellowstone since I first saw the BBC’s Yellowstone documentary. Her photos are stunning and she saw bears and chipmunks with her own eyes! BEARS AND CHIPMUNKS! Enough said. 

 

Music: This month has been a real mixed bag, with new albums from Bring Me The Horizon and Chvrches being high up the list. I’ve also been listening to Carrie Underwood’s new song, Smoke Break, a lot.

 

TV: Ha! When did I have time to watch that in September?

 

Books: Same. I’ve read hardly anything, and it’s actually making me a little cranky. I NEED TO READ. The best book I read, by far, in September was Confess by Colleen Hoover. I loved it SO much.

 

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Share the love montage August

BlogGeeks In Dresses – This is Jessica from Pyreflies second blog, and it has quickly become one of my favourites. It focuses on all things geeky, such as geeky fashion, jewellery, and has one of my favourite series ever; Girls Who Cosplay

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Music: This month I’ve mostly been listening to my Stockholm playlist, which is a mix of Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, LIGHTS, Taylor Swift and more. I’ve also developed a small obsession with 5 Seconds of Summer. Sorry, not sorry but if I hear anything written by Alex Gaskarth, I’m very likely to love it. 

Books: Without a doubt, my favourite book of the month was Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley. You can read my ridiculously fangirling review here.

TV: This month, Tom and I finished off It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and we started watching Gotham. We’ve also started re-watching Skins. I loved the first two series; they were great at the time, and they’re just as good now. 

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