Oh, December, you have flown by...
Seeing some of my friends and family in Wales for a weekend! Practically the whole weekend was spent laughing and I loved it. Great to see them, as always.
And then obviously Star Wars and Christmas were good too.
Lost for Words by Edward St. Aubyn - I absolutely loved this book! It was all about the judges of an Elysian prize, the authors who had submitted their books for the prize and the people who surrounded them. It was brilliant and shows that great literature doesn’t always get the recognition/prizes.
I’ve also been reading a lot of John Betjeman poems lately. And I listened to an abridged audiobook of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, which I am now slightly obsessed with.
Dodie Clark’s cover of I Feel Fine by the Beatles is fab! Also been loving any Christmas song performed by Tom, Gi and Carrie Fletcher. They’re actually brilliant.
What did I learn?
That I can time manage well at times but I need to get on with certain things. Hot chocolates are good, no matter where you are and little kids in coffee shops always tend to be told the same things by their parents. Seriously, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard ‘Be quiet *child’s name*, or we’ll just go home!’ or ‘*So-and-so* stop that! People are looking at you.’
What’s happening next month?
New January means the new year, so who knows. But I have mock exams to look forward to and plenty of revision before and after that. More coursework to do, more revision sessions to attend - I have plenty of blog posts planned so I hope to get those written and scheduled soon for you. Don’t be surprised if I end up missing one or two posts - my workload is massive and some things have to be sacrificed. Sorry… But after my mocks I'm having a spa day with my mum - and I'm so excited for it!
What’s been on my mind?
Exams, mocks and getting coursework done! Also not having enough time to read and write and pining after words. I need more creative words in my life, not just mitochondria or ostinato! I’ve also been thinking more of my novel and family.
I’ve been watching Emma Blackery a lot this month. I’ve watched her for a while but she has grown on me a lot lately. I have watched all her vlogmas videos (even though she stopped doing them part way through the month) and I am trying to choose my next foundation using her reviews on her second channel.
Please look at Katieswaytohappy. It’s my friend’s blog and she’s really posted some great content this month!
This one’s quite tough as I’ve loved my posts this month. However, I’d probably have to say either My Past Selves, I Wish Life Were a Musical or Be Childlike Again - even though I really enjoyed looking back at the goals I set myself at the start of the year. To be frank, I have liked quite a lot of my posts this month.
Inspiration’s been a bit thin on the ground this month - it’s kind of been squashed out of me by all my academic commitments - but I’ve found a few. I felt quite inspired when I went Christmas shopping on my own the other week. I loved watching everyone going around, doing their business, and the little ways we spread kindness among our society.
Any other favourites?
My Maybelline Colour Sensational lipstick in the shade Divine Wine (975)! I bought it at the beginning of the month and love it! The colour's just so pretty!