December has drained me. Honestly, it has. But it’s had its good moments too.
I mean, it has to be the time between Christmas and New Year. I spent Christmas with my grandparents, and it was so nice not to have to do anything except eat and be with family. While we were visiting them, we saw a load of our old friends, spending hours with them over a long lunch.
Then, on the 29th, 5 friends and I took the train up to London for one of my friend’s birthday. We saw a matinee of Wicked (which I would recommend to anyone it’s so GOOD!! This time was the second time I’d seen it and I love it even more), then had our food at the Giraffe restaurant on South Bank, which was lovely. I had such a good day then and I want to go back to it! New Year’s Eve was great, as well!
This month, I finished reading The Odyssey for my Classics course and And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou, I read the screenplay of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and I started reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I loved reading the screenplay, and have seen the film twice, as I loved seeing little extras mentioned in the screenplay I didn’t notice during my first viewing.
What did I learn?
That Winnie the Pooh is the perfect remedy for flu.
What’s happening next month?
I’ve started back at college and have just completed my week of mocks, which I think have gone reasonably well. January’s generally a bit of a boring one, though, isn’t it? Ooh - and La La Land is being released next month, what!! So excited for that it's unreal.
What’s been on my mind?
Friends, family, EXAMS!!
So many of my favourite vloggers did Vlogmas this year! These include Angela Innes, CarrieHope Fletcher, PetesJams, Tom and Gi Fletcher and Vlognukkah was done for the first time by Hannah Witton! I’ve been spoilt for choice this month.
I loved writing My Year in Books. It was such a great way to look back on the year and remember all the stories I'd consumed and what I'd thought of them. I think that's going to become an annual post.
I’ve just been trying my hardest to get my work done to a decent standard and have been a lot less creative since finishing the first draft of my novel. However, I am now making the outline of another novel which was prompted by a discussion with my friends on a train back from London.
Any other favourites?
Strictly finished (cry every time) and if I haven’t said it before, I will, I am always obsessed with that show and its side show, It Takes Two. But now I have to wait another year…
Also, Rogue One. Rogue. One.
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