21 June 2018

Weekly round-up #4

Hi guys,

Sorry for the delay (it's been a little bit manic over here) but I'm happy to say: Welcome to another weekly round up!

What I'm listening to:

One word: Podcasts. I've become absolutely obsessed recently.

My current favourites are:

  • Getting Curious – Jonathan Van Ness (the fabulous kween from Queer Eye) gets curious about a variety of topics. A few of my favourite titles include: 'Who was the Beyoncé of Renaissance Art?', 'Has Britain screwed itself with Brexit?' and 'Is Saudi Arabia cute now?'. There's always an expert on the show to teach him (and me) about new topics. I've genuinely learned so much!
  • Bedtime Stories for Rebel Girls – You've probably heard of the book by the same name? This podcast goes into more detail, with each 15-minute(ish) episode focusing on a particular bad-ass woman. I genuinely listen to it before bed, so I can fall asleep feeling inspired.
  • No Such Thing As a Fish – The elves behind QI (that's really what they're called, I'm not being rude) share and dissect brilliant facts. It's absolutely hilarious. And now I know things like lobsters pee from their eyes and Winston Churchill used to wear a pinstripe onesie made of velour. You can't put a price on that kind of knowledge. 
You can listen to all of these podcasts on Spotify too, hurrah!

What I'm watching:

I am, of course, watching the second season of Queer Eye. That show is like chicken soup for the soul and I'm so glad I've persuaded most of my friends to get obsessed with it too! If you've been living under a rock, it's a reality TV show following five fabulous gay men who makeover the lives of other people. It's packed with positivity, self-improvement, acceptance and love.

I've also binged Champions on Netflix, which was even more brilliant and hilarious than I expected. Fairly confident I watched the first season in 2–3 days. Currently praying for season 2.

Oh, and I saw the first half of the latest season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. They're absolutely nailing it, too. Alas, I just found out we're not getting the second half until January 2019! Heartbroken.

What I'm doing:

Did you catch my Paris blog post earlier? It's very light on text so you can whizz through the pictures. I know that's your favourite bit!

I also filmed a video about this new bag I bought, which so many people asked questions about on Instagram. It looks like a normal bag but the inside is made of genius pockets and sections. Plus, it's vegan. And made from recycled bottles. And I have a 20% discount code for you! Just take a look at the video:


16 June 2018

Postcards from Paris

Bonjour mes amis!

Since we last caught up, I've been to Paris and turned 27 – we have a lot to catch up on. Let's start with my little trip.

If you're interested, you can get a detailed guide to Paris from last year's post. But for this little round-up, I thought I'd just share some of my favourite snaps and spare you the wordy details. I hope that's alright.

The view from our hotel. Room 505. I spent 4 days singing Arctic Monkeys.

Looking out from the Île de la Cité – they'd kindly inscribed the bridge with my initials. 

Super cheesy tourist photo #434634.

This is the best bookshop, I'd highly recommend it. It may be slightly over-priced but there's a cat inside.

If you didn't drool over the architecture and cobbled streets, did you even go to Paris?

This is Palais Garnier (yeah, it's pretty and gold), spotted from La Terrasse, Galeries Lafayette

Eying up the Eiffel Tower.

We popped into Palais Garnier – it is fancy. We also tried to find the Phantom of the Opera.

CANDID: The pure panic of lacing your shoes before the Metro comes.

I challenge you to find something that looks as beautiful as Paris does at night.

So. Bloomin'. Pretty.

It's so beautiful, we couldn't help but take hundreds of photos.

But y'know, why wouldn't you?

I hope you enjoyed this whistle-stop tour through Paris. I'll be back with another weekly round-up soon! 

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