September: A Round-Up

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I'm not sure how September has flown by so damn quick, but when it means we're now in Autumn with both Halloween and Christmas on the horizon there are absolutely no complaints from me. Anyway, as quick as it's been, September has been rather a good month for me and quite a busy one! I've also booked multiple gig tickets for next year (some are Christmas presents so I don't want to ruin it!) but I'm exciiiiiited!

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What I've Read
I finished Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams in a flash because it was just the perfect light-hearted romance read that I needed in my life! I love everything Laura writes so I knew this was going to go down fast. Another one that I devoured in a flash was Let It Go by Jen Calonita - it's an alternate take on Frozen from the 'twisted tales' series and yes, I am 26, but I'm a Disney hoe, ok? Sometimes, especially with the state of the world right now, you just need to read something wholesome. Lord knows there's nothing wholesome to find when reading the news! I'm now onto The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (far less wholesome!) which, so far so good, but I'm only 10% in so I'll leave this one for next month..
I've been enjoying some good blogs this month that I thought I'd give a little shout out to! First up is Alice Catherine, who just has the most dreamy imagery that feels so calming and warm, which along with her honest words is just a dream! Lauren at loulabellerose puts out some of my favourite content, so real and honest and relatable. Anika at The Bibliofleur (who recently rebranded) puts out consistently great content and I just adore everything she does. 

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What I've Watched
I binged Unbelievable on Netflix in a matter of days and it was such an emotional rollercoaster. It was really hard to watch the first episode, I cried and cried, but then as you see the pure strength and determination of women, I felt so empowered by the end! That final episode in particular is a powerful watch; I'd definitely recommend the series but do be careful if you're a sexual assault survivor. When I saw the trailer for Manifest last year I knew I needed to watch it when it came out. You know the one where the plane go missing, lands 5 years later but nobody on the plane has aged a day? It's a very good watch, maybe a little ~extravagant, but gripping none the less! I'm about halfway through the first series now and there's lots of twists and turns, it's not quite as predictable as you think!
I've had Crazy Rich Asians on my must-see list for so long now and finally got round to watching it on a rainy Sunday when I didn't want to leave the house. I loved it! The stylisation, the characters, the storyline, all of it was just wonderful and I now need to add the books to my (very long) TBR list!
I took myself off to the cinema one evening to see Fleabag Live when it was streaming with National Theatre Live and I had the best evening! Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a creative genius and I want to be her when I grow up please! No but seriously, the show is so clever in how it's done and I'm not sure how much longer it's running for but it is an absolute must-see if you loved the series.

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What I've Listened To
No new podcast discoveries this month, but a few favourite tracks for you:
~ Bombay Bicycle Club - Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)
~ Sam Fender - The Borders
~ Courteeners - Heavy Jacket
~ The 1975 - People
~ Spector - Half Life
~ Billie Eilish - bad guy

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Some Highlights
  • I went to the eShores travel blogging event in Leeds this month with some blogging friends and met a bunch of other lovely bloggers. It was the most fun evening and I wrote a post all about it if you want to check it out!
  • As I mentioned, I went to see Fleabag Live at a cinema screening on a little date night with myself. I went for Chinese food beforehand and browsed a few shops too. Spending time like that on your own is so so important, I think!
  • My best friend got married! The first weekend in September was the loveliest weekend full of love and happiness when one of my closest friends got married. We love a good wedding full of all the best things in life.
  • I've completed #SecondHandSeptember! If you didn't know, Oxfam were running a campaign encouraging everyone to commit to a month of buying no new clothes. I completed this (easily) but what I'm most proud of is completing a challenge which I set myself on Instagram, to share a different second-hand item from my wardrobe everyday. 
Share your September highlights down below!

Loves. Emma.

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