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.
Me in February
I don’t think I even did anything that interesting in February! The month was mostly taken up by work, which caused stress, which meant I didn’t want to do much. Then we got let out of work early last week (twice!) because of the blizzards, which means the chaos is just not going to stop.
I went to Cadbury World with some friends, which was really nice. I mean, lunch was sooo good, and seeing them was great, but the actual tour of Cadbury World was dull. It wasn’t what I was expecting at all, and it was super busy and there were children running around everywhere. The “free” chocolate wasn’t enough for me to want me to go back. But we had a great day overall, especially as we hadn’t been together as a group in nearly a year.
I’ve now been vlogging for an entire month over on my Booktube channel, and I’ve been having a lot of fun with it. It’s kind of making me want to get back into making actual videos rather than just vlogs, but vlogs are so much easier to do and I don’t think I have the time to vlog, Booktube, and book blog right now. One thing at a time, I think!
Also, I saw Black Panther and I LOVED IT.
Me in January
I didn’t get up to a whole lot in January, which was actually quite nice! It was good to chill out a bit because over the last few months I feel like I’ve been going nonstop.
We had a cinema day using our Cineworld Unlimited cards, during which we watched Jumanji, then went for lunch, and then went back to watch The Greatest Showman. I loved both films, despite having reservations about Jumanji at first. And like the rest of the blogosphere, I’ve had the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman playing on repeat. Such. Good. Songs.
I’m slowly getting back into the gym as well. Quill and I decided that we should go to the gym six times each before we buy a takeaway, so that’s motivating me. I’ve only been doing abs classes for now though because I find that’s the easiest way to reintroduce some cardio into my exercise regime. Not that I really have a “regime” yet but still.
I’ve been doing a tonne of reading! As you will see below, January was an epic month for reading. I don’t really know what happened. I could have read more as well but I also took time out to go to the gym, watch things, and generally just have a life outside of reading and blogging. What. Is. Going. On? That said, I haven’t been blogging quite so much. I am in the process of sorting out my February posts, and I hope to get them all scheduled well ahead so that my February reading goes just as well.
Life in December
December was, to put it lightly, absolute insanity. The month started off really well. My boyfriend and I went Christmas tree shopping, and I got all of the Christmas present shopping out of the way in the first week or so. I was so organised! Then my nan (who I wasn’t at all close to) died just as I was taking a week off work, which left me in an odd mood over the run up to Christmas.
On a more positive note, I had a pretty good time over Christmas! There were a couple of Christmas dinners with friends, and I spent a lot of time with my family, which was quite exhausting but also quite fun. They’re a loud bunch, and it can make me anxious, but I managed to keep it together and enjoy myself.
Quill and I went ice skating TWICE because he has realised that I was right all along and ice skating is actually really fun. I’m not great at it, but I find it quite relaxing anyway once I get used to the gliding.
On Christmas Eve, we went for a long walk around Bedgebury Pinetum and Bedgebury Forest in Kent. The weather wasn’t horrible, which was nice, and it’s a really lovely place to go for a walk.
I had to work the week between Christmas and New Year, which was boooring because the office was so quiet. Everyone was in a pretty good mood though!