Monday, 1 April 2019

March Wrap-Up

Can the year please slow down????? Suddenly everything is creeping up on me!

March was busier than I expected. When remembering what I have done this month I was surprised at how busy I have been. No wonder I am panicking about not doing enough college revision!

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Books read:

DNA by Dennis Kelly
3 stars

I borrowed this script from my theatre buddy (Emma), she is a drama student and shares my love for musicals so I have slowly been working through all her plays. This play was not what I expected.. it got dark..

My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent
3 stars

After promising to read this series for yearssss.. I finally started. I enjoyed the concept of this book but feel I would have definitely liked it more if I had read it at a younger age. I do still plan on continuing the series.

Renegades by Marissa Meyer
5 stars

I loved this book! I began this book unsure how I'd feel about it as I have heard lots of amazing things about it but I am not a big fan of superheroes. I really enjoyed it and am really excited to see what direction the story goes. Definitely one of my favourite books of the year.

Archenemies (Renegades 2) by Marissa Meyer
4.5 stars

Technically I finished this book in April but since it is the 1st I'll add it here as I read most of it in March. 
Although this book was a bit slower than the first book, I still loved it. It ended up getting very intense very quickly and I need to know what happens next!!

Favourite stuffs: 

Heathers West End Cast album

I was fortunate enough to see Heathers performed at the West End starring the amazing Carrie Hope Fletcher back in November, so I was very excited when the cast album came out. Carrie has such a great voice and some of the songs are different from the original soundtrack. I know there is some debate over which songs are better, but personally I prefer 'You're Welcome' more than 'Blue'. Also 'I Say No' is incredible!!

Tom Walker

I started listening to Tom Walker this month and I am really loving his music. His voice is so raw and natural. I especially love the songs 'Rapture', 'Leave a Light On' and 'The Show'.
I found out about Tom Walker as he features on Dodie's song 'Human' (Yes, everything links back to Dodie somehow).
Also I really recommend watching this video to remind you that humanity can be lovely: Tom Walker - What a Time To Be Alive (Track by Track)

Stuff bought/gained:

The Book of Bera by Suzie Wilde

I'm not going to talk much about this as I wrote a whole post about the day I got it HERE.

Dodie T-shirt

I have wanted this T-shirt for agesss. Dodie herself wears this design a lot and I really like the simplicity of it. One day I was looking at it online and just accidentally ended up buying it.. who knows what possessed me..
The only flaw with the design is that it is pure white and the first day I got it I spilt tea all down it... luckily it is safe and recovered from the traumatic experience.
Paired with my new skirt (also in picture on right) I really like the outfit and can now openly show my love for Dodie.

Harry Potter / Fantastic Beasts surprise pack

As I visited the House of MinaLima once again this month; (if you have never heard of them, they are the graphic designers for the Wizarding World and as a Graphic Design student, and massive fan of Harry Potter they are the perfect role models) I looked around their exhibition and obviously couldn't stop myself from buying some of their beautiful artwork. As I am very indecisive, I decided to try their lucky dip bags which contained a selection of their items and designs. In mine I got a Marauder's Map card holder, an Advanced Potion Making bookmark and a set of postcards including designs to do with the Second Salemers from Fantastic Beasts. All the designs are stunning and the postcards even came in a beautifully designed box.

Things done:

Writing and Publishing Weekend

As mentioned earlier, I have done a whole post on this event HERE.

Reorganised bookshelf

On World Book Day I finally got around to reorganising my smaller bookshelf. It had gotten so bad and looks so much better now. I even got rid of 5 bags of books which I took to a charity shop.

Washed my car

This may seem a strange thing to include but it made me feel really grown up (I'm weird, I know). It was the first time I'd washed it (with the help of my boyfriend) since I got it (I waited way too long) and it just felt like ADULTING.
London Doctor Who Tour + other sights

As it was my boyfriend's birthday this month, I took him to London for his present. The main purpose of the trip was a tour of the Doctor Who filming locations and inspirations around London as he is a big fan of the series (I have watched all of the reboot series but am nowhere near up to his standards of DW knowledge).
As the day was so eventful I'm going to make a whole post out of it so keep an eye out for our London adventures which I'll hopefully post soon!

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Sorry this post was so long, I have had so much going on. April looks to be a busy month too!
Is it just me who feels like the year is already flying by?



  1. Is this an April Fools joke? Because you've done so much and so much socialising stuffs this month! :P
    I still can't believe how little time it took for the Dodie T-shirt to get tea down it.. :3
    Washing the car was fun too ;) I hope your car appreciated it.
    Can't wait for the London post. And thank youuuu againnn :D

    1. Hahaha I missed a trick there! I know, it's hard for me to even believe eveything I did.

      It was actually ridiculous how little time it took. My phone got drenched in tea too but obviously the T-shirt was my priority.

      It was surprisingly fun. You have started your repayments for all those lifts I give you.

      You're welcomeee. Didn't go quite as smooth as planned but overall we made a success out of it.

  2. Haha, well I is proud of you.

    Haha, it was instinct to protect the Dodie T-shirt!

    It was! Haha, I am glad. It's gonna take a bit of time, but I'll get there ;)

    Well, it made it more of an adventure. We stuck through it together and got to have a really special day together :D

  3. I didn't know you were interested in reading plays! If you ever need any recommendations, let me know. I haven't read too many, but I was involved in theatre a lot in high school and had to study some plays (and read some for fun).
    I'm glad your Dodie shirt survived! The whole outfit you have there is super cute and it suits you really well.
    Ugh, I really have to organize my bookshelves...I did it a bit a few months back, but it has a combination of movies and CDs on there as well, and I really need to find a better way to organize it all. And I totally get what you mean about washing your car ;). Sounds like a good month!

    1. Definitely let me know some good plays to check out.
      Thank you so much.
      Reorganising bookshelves takes way longer than people expect it to. It's quite a big task but it really satisfying to see it after.
      Haha yes.
      Thanks for reading :-)

    2. Awesome! So, I remember liking:
      Playwriting 101: Rooftop Lesson by Rich Orloff (it's a one-act play - I was part of this show at one point, which was a blast)
      The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (I love his work in general, but this is my favourite so far)
      The Girl in the Goldfish Bowl by Morris Panych

      I don't know if you'll be into any of them, but if you give them a go, let me know what you think (even if you hate them!)

    3. Thank you. I'll keep an eye out for them.
      I am currently studying A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

  4. Looks like you had an awesome month!! :D

  5. I've wanted to read My Soul to Take forever as well, sad to hear it was only 3 stars, but glad you're still continuing. I've heard amazing things about the Renegades series though!

    1. I did enjoy my soul to take but it did feel like it was directed at a younger audience which is my own fault for taking too long to read it.
      The Renegades series are so good. Definitely read them!!