October was a pretty hectic month in real life, which meant I was incredibly grateful to Past!Amber, who decided to schedule a whole month of blog posts and Youtube videos. I didn’t get around to doing many exciting things, but I was working a lot so it meant I had very little free time to blog and do Booktube. BUT! I did do some things. Quill and I went on what turned out to be our first dinner date in over a month (!), and after eating we went to the cinema. It was lovely, and we’ve decided to make an effort to not let our date nights slide that much again.
There was a fun pub quiz with my work colleagues (my team came 2nd), and I went to the Chiltern Open Air Museum for their spooky open night. That meant we watched some fire dancers (dancing to no music… it was weird), took part in a chocolate workshop, went on a spooky walk through the woods where actors jumped out at us, and met a vanishing horse.
I took part in the Spookathon for the first time ever, which was lots of fun, and as I’m writing this, we’re just getting to the end of a horror movie marathon.
Me in September
September turned out to be a pretty freakin’ great month for me. I did a tonne of stuff that I am really proud of, like going to the gym after work (the busiest time) by myself for the first time, going to a large wedding where I didn’t know anyone but Quill, and I handled my job like a boss. I also managed to get ahead with scheduling posts for October, which means this blog will no longer be dead!
At the beginning of the month, Quill and I went on holiday to the Peak District, where we did a lot of walking, conquered Quill’s fear of cows, and went in some underground caves. It was a lovely holiday, and we were super lucky with the weather. On the way back, Quill surprised me by taking me to a cat cafe in Nottingham, which was adorable, and then I drove us home.
Another thing Quill surprised me with was tickets to see Jurassic Park (my favourite movie ever) in concert in Brighton. It was incredible. They played the movie and a live orchestra accompanied it. I teared up a lot.
On top of all of that, I’m also keeping up with my Booktube channel, and also meeting tonnes of new Booktubers and bloggers. I’m loving the book community right now!
How did your month go?
Me in May
I didn’t blog or vlog too much in May because I was promoted at work and it has taken up soooo much of my time. The promotion was exciting, though, so I’m not going to complain! I’ve taken on a lot more responsibilities, which is good because that’s what I wanted. I was in my previous role for four years (in addition to providing holiday cover for other people) and it was getting a bit dull. I’m enjoying the new role, but it’s a lot to take on so I’m still settling in.
At the beginning of the month, Quill and I went to Edinburgh, and we had the BEST time. I’ve almost convinced Quill to move there. It’s probably my favourite city to visit, and I want to go back already.
We also went to see Deadpool 2, which I thought was brilliant, and Solo, which was much better than I expected.
That was pretty much it for May!
Me in April
I went to the cinema quite a bit in April. The best film I saw was A Quiet Place. It was incredible. I loved the tension, and the unique monsters, and I loved that John Krasinski and Emily Blunt did this together. The acting was fantastic. And the deaf character was played by a deaf actress! I also saw Ready Player One, which was enjoyable, and Infinity War, which broke me. I have a lot to say about the latter, but I won’t talk about my theories or reactions because it has only been out a week. BUT THOR.
At the beginning of the month we had a family gathering for Easter, which is always tiring because my family is LOUD, but it was also fun. And the food was great. I ate a lot of Easter eggs on the run up to Easter, and I also stopped going to the gym so regularly because of reasons, so I need to work hard in May to tone my body back up.
We did a day trip to Bath, which I loved. We didn’t spend a lot of time there, but we got to see the Roman Baths and the cathedral and the markets, and we just kind of strolled around. I’d definitely want to go back in the future.
me in march
March was a really busy month, but at the same time it feels like not much happened? I think it’s because it’s such a long month and it always drags. Firstly, my friends and I took part in a virtual murder mystery in our town centre. It was a tonne of fun, and we ended up solving the mystery in really good time. The murderer was actually my main (and only) suspect throughout the entire thing, so we could have solved it earlier, really. I’d definitely like to do something like that again, especially as we now know how to get our time down even more.
I’m still vlogging, although not quite as regularly as before because Quill and I went to Ireland! It was meant to be a three day trip, but it ended up being cut short because of the snow so we lost an entire day and we didn’t get to see the St. Patrick’s Day parade. I’m quite annoyed because it was Quill’s birthday present, but I’ll be in contact with the airline to sort something out. Otherwise, it was a fantastic trip! We did the majority of Dublin in a day (minus the museums) and the highlight was definitely the Kilmainham Gaol, which we toured in a couple of hours.
On the second day we went on a coach trip to Northern Ireland, and we got to spend some time at the Giant’s Causeway. I loved it there, and I’d definitely like to go back and spend longer, and also see some more of the countryside.
We only went to see two movies this month which were Pacific Rim Uprising and Tomb Raider. I enjoyed Pacific Rim well enough, although I was mainly watching for John Boyega and DUSTIN CLARE AKA GANNICUS FROM SPARTACUS <3. Tomb Raider was a lot better than I was expecting. It was slow to start, but an enjoyable action movie overall, and I loved the cinematography and how it looked like a video game at some points. I’d definitely be up for a sequel.