November 3, 2019

What I’ve Been Doing, Reading and Watching : October

Lemme be honest with you all. At the beginning of the year I made myself a challenge on my Goodreads app. I wanted to achieve reading a 100 books, lol yes 100. I read around 10. Only 90 to go and I have just over two months of the year left. Never happening, nope. I know. Although I am back to my reading and I’m feeling pretty good about it. A little me time, a little self care. It’s time to shut off from the world and let my imagination go wild. This weather makes it a whole lot easier to sit indoors with a book under a blanket too.

For watching – I don’t watch much TV unless it’s Friends on repeat. Basic, I know.  I watched that for the first time at the beginning of 2019 – I recommend. As for what I’ve been doing – let’s just get on with it, shall we?

What I’ve Been Up To

October – At the beginning of the month our dining table arrived! We built it and we have eaten at it many of times since. Oh, how I love to sit at a table and eat. Then our blinds went up too which I’m so happy about. I wasn’t a fan of people seeing into our home. Then we also got me a vanity mirror, come desk in our second bedroom. I have somewhere I can sit and type away and work but also somewhere where I can get myself ready every morning of the weekend. 
I’ve also tried something new this month and that’s a curry dish. That’s right, I’ve never eaten a curry up until October 2019. We went for the M&S Plant Kitchen Sweet Potato Katsu Curry and I must say – I didn’t mind it! Not something I’d eat everyday of the week, but it was delicious. 
We also joined the gym and I started the couch to 5K, it’s going well. I am on my fifth/six run? I only started it half way through the month but I am happy with my progress, considering I’ve spent most of this month unwell. Also with getting involved with Stoptober this year – my runs are a lot easier. OH. That’s right I’ve given up smoking this month too. What an achievement, considering I smoked from the age of 14. I know, gross. 
I’ve also gained a more positive mindset this month and I’ve also been loving myself more. I’ve realised the older you get the more you love your body. I also landed a load of good collaborations this month. My aim was for five, and I completed my goal. Here’s to six for November. 
To Read

The Secret – You learn how to use the secret within every aspect of your life – money, health, relationships and happiness. People would say this book is life changing. Me? Not quite, however I find I do have more of a positive attitude when before it would seem unlikely. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t believe that if you forever think of good things that good things will come to you and no bad thing could possibly happen. I don’t think by telling myself every night before bed that I will be rich, it will suddenly make me rich one day. This book has a lot of facts I found my brain can’t quite handle too much information, before it ticks off ‘uninterested’.

My rating : 6/10 wouldn’t recommend 

Cilka’s Journey – What a book. It’s as good as the Tattooist of Auschwitz. Cilka is someone who survived two of the concentration camps. She started the journey at the age of sixteen and had to go through a lot in the first camp. She managed to survive the camp but it was no way a happy ending when she survived it. Because of what happened at camp one, she got moved onto camp two – more of a prison, the second one. In this camp she was able to help. She became a nurse and what a journey she lived. I cried, I cried again and I cried even some more. She is certainly one the bravest people I’ve ever met. She confronts it all and faces terror but she still manages to feel love.

My rating : 10/10 would highly recommend. 
To Watch 

Unbelievable – When a teenage girl reports being raped, then recants her story. Two female detectives follow evidence that could reveal the truth. Based on a true story. Oh don’t you love true stories? This one I had to watch. Everyone was raving about it, I loved it myself. Although it was a little slow for me. (No one else has agreed with me, so maybe I just watched each episode too slow.)

Hello October – Suzie is a youtuber that I have watched before. When I first started this whole blogging thing – I was a huge fan and she was my inspiration. It still stands with the inspiration through Instagram, but I’m again a fan through Youtube. I spent a lot of this month unwell and I spent the time off work watching her over and over again. I love her style, her videos and the content is always high. Also it is her month, October. Her vlogs at this time of year are my favourite.

Power – Who isn’t watching Power? If your answer is ‘me’ then watch the trailer on Netflix. Season 6 is currently on the go and I love every time it every time. Ghost and Tommy. The vilonce is a little too much for my sometimes, but the love I have for Tommy is totally worth it. Whose your favourite? Tommy or Ghost? Binge watch it now.

What have you been up to / reading and watching lately?

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