Monthly Wrap Up: July 2017


Me in July

July was another really busy month for me! You’re going to get so tired of me saying that. I started off the month training for my new position at work, which was absolutely exhausting. I’m impressed that I managed to stick to reading and blogging, to be honest. The training itself is over now, but I’m having to do the job again in August. 

Quill and I went to the Star Wars Exhibition at the O2 in London, which was really cool. I was expecting it to go on for longer, as it only took us about an hour to go around the entire thing. The interactive character creator thing was kind of fun, although in the end you didn’t really do much with it. It was like putting together a really simple Sim character and then not being able to read the backstory or see where its life led! 

I also went to see The Lion King in the theatre. The costumes were absolutely phenomenal. The songs were good, although I don’t think any of them particularly stood out. I think the costumes and set pieces were the best parts of the show.

I’ve almost completed Cough to 5K. I’m currently running for 22 minutes at a time, which I think is pretty impressive considering I hadn’t done any actual running for about 13 years! I’m slowly working my way up to 30 minutes of straight running, which will hopefully take me to 5K. I should really start measuring the distance as well. We’re still doing bootcamp, although I haven’t done it in a couple of weeks because everything has been stressful and hectic. I’m going back tomorrow though *gasp*

And, obviously, I am back on the blogging thing. It’s been a really fun month, actually. I’ve managed to schedule ahead, find a tonne of new blogs, get Recaptains back up and running… I’m taking it slowly and I’m trying not to overdo it because I have been really busy, but I feel like I’m balancing things well at the moment.

Books Read

1. The Wrath and the Dawn by Reneé Ahdieh ★
2. Far From the Tree by Robin Benway ★★★★
3. Hello, Sunshine by Leila Howland ★★★
4. There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins ★★★
5. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon ★★
6. Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff ★★★★

Book of the Month


Movies & TV

I’ve not actually watched too much this month! I’m back onto Game of Thrones. I caught up in time for the premiere and I’m loving it. I am kind of sad that I fell off the wagon a few years ago, but I’ve also really enjoyed this marathon. It’s making me want to read The World of Ice and Fire as well.

I made Quill start watching The 100, which is going really slowly because he’s judgy. He doesn’t like Bellamy or Clarke, and his favourite character is Wells. Lol.

Looking Forward

August is going to be amazing! This weekend we’re going up to Birmingham and we’re going to chill and wander around and see the library and also Tatum. Then at the end of August we’re going on a longer trip to Somerset, during which we’re going to be doing caving, rock climbing, and tonnes of walking. I can’t wait!

A few work colleagues and I are going to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on the 20th, which is really exciting. I’ve managed to avoid all spoilers, so I have no idea what to expect. It’s a looooonnnnngggg show though, and we’re going on a Sunday, so I imagine it’s going to be exhausting.

There are a few movies coming out that I’m really excited for as well. The Dark TowerThe Hitman’s Bodyguard, and Atomic Blonde all look really good.

And that’s it! What are you looking forward to doing in August?

2 comments on “Monthly Wrap Up: July 2017

  1. Maraia August 1, 2017 9:46 am

    Phew, I’m exhausted just reading about your July and August! But good job sticking to Couch to 5k. I can’t even imagine running for 22 minutes straight, let alone 30. 😂 It will certainly help you out during your trip to Somerset. That sounds fun! And I can’t wait to hear what you think of Cursed Child. 😊
    I’m looking forward to my grandma and cousin coming to visit for 5 days this month. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen my family! (Okay, only 5 months, but it feels like ages.)

  2. Becky @ A Fool's Ingenuity August 1, 2017 7:41 pm

    Wow, looks like you’ve been keeping busy but well done on your running. I just feel exhausted even thinking about it. And enjoy your trips. And seeing Harry Potter, I’ve read the play but I imagine seeing it live would be really good. Can’t wait to see your thoughts. I don’t really have plans for August (although there are a whole heap of films I want to watch) I’m just prepping for my holiday in September.

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