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This Month I Loved… | September

So September is over already – where has the year gone?! This is what we’ve been loving this month…

 

Reading –  Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

I’ve finally got around to reading Good Omens! I’ve dipped in and out of Terry Pratchett’s works over the years (with the Death Trilogy probably being my favourites), and I have them all on my Kindle, but never got round to reading his work with Neil Gaiman. I’m a few chapters in, and loving every second of it.

Listening To – Them Crooked Vultures

A few months back, we finally got around to getting a Spotify family subscription, and I totally rediscovered my love of music. I still have to find snippets of time to myself to listen to my sort of music, as if I turn the radio on X immediately asks for either the Disney Cars soundtrack, or Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off. Personally, I’m on a bit of a rock kick again, but my ecclectic tastes mean Musical Theatre and 90’s Pop are never far away. It might be about 6 years old, but I’m a bit hooked on No One Loves Me and Neither Do I. Them Crooked Vultures are made up of Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/Nirvana), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) and Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), and there was talk of them reforming soon… 😀

 

Wearing – My Denim Jacket

The staple of every good wardrobe, I feel! We’re reaching that point in the year where it’s getting nippy, but I am so glad I’ve not had to permanently switch to my Big Coat yet.

Working On – Blackadder’s Christmas Carol

So, those of you who read the blog earlier in the year will know I joined my local am dram group as a means of making friends here in Northampton. Blackadder’s Christmas Carol is our next show (Nov 29th-Dec 2nd) and I’ve been soldiering away on the marketing and publicity, as well as designing a poster! We’re 3 weeks into rehearsals now, and it’s getting more fun every week. And I have the BEST dress as Queen Victoria!

Drinking – Not A Lot!

Well, plenty of water – or at least, trying to! I’ve had the grand total of one rum cocktail (thanks to our evening out at Turtle Bay) when it comes to alcohol this month. I’ve also given up Coca Cola (unless a can is needed for migraine reduction purposes, but even then I’ve only had one in the whole of September). It’s been hard, but I’ve done a whole month so I’ve been told it gets easier from here on in.

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Rum at the Turtle Bay Preview

Cooking – Bolognese and Veggie Soup

We took part in BritMums #HealthyRedMeat challenge and devoured our Yummy Pasta Bolognese, but I’ve generally been on a healthy cooking kick. I had a lovely lunch with some of my am dram friends when I shot the photo for the poster, where I cooked up a Chunk Vegetable Soup that ended up being pretty good for a first try!

Visiting – Lacock Abbey and Village

We used our National Trust membership again this month to visit Lacock Abbey and Village. Truely beautiful places, where a lot of my favourite TV show and Films were filmed – Pride and Prejudice and Harry Potter to name a few! In fact, while we were there, the Abbey Cloisters were sadly closed due to more filming – rumour has it was for the new Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 2, so Jude Law might have even been there at the same time as us!

Watching on TV – Doctor Foster

I say I’ve loved it, I’ve been more fascinated by it than anything. I’ve never seen a TV show with so many horrible characters – I genuinely don’t know who I’m rooting for anymore, if any of them. I mostly feel incredibly sorry for the son.

Watching on DVD/ On Demand – Prevenge and 7 Days In Hell

I watched Prevenge off the back of the fact that I love Alice Lowe, and my growing passion for lower budget British films. Generally, I’m not a fan of horror, but this film sort of defies categorisation. I LOVED that the whole film is a series of two-handers, with some amazing acting, and knowing that it was all done in such a short amount of time is impressive.

7 Days In Hell is a spoof documentary about the fictional longest tennis match in history. It stars Andy Samberg (The Lonely Island, Brooklyn 99) and Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones, obvs!). It was bizarre, incredibly rude, crude, and hilarious. Great cameos from David Copperfield and John McEnroe.

 

This Month I’m Proud Of – Not Biting My Nails!

They’re doing so well. As a long time nail biter, it’s bizarre to have strong nails for probabaly the first time in my life. I’m still not used to typing with them, and I keep scratching myself, but I’ll get used to them eventually I hope!

This Month I’m Not So Proud Of – The Amount of Screen Time X Has

He’s on the tablet while I’m writing this. He binge watches series of CBeebies programmes. BUT he is still leaning – songs off his tablet, and he tends to binge watch Do You Know? and The Octonauts, so it could be far worse. I’m so buried in am dram and blog, and On Stage Nothants stuff that I’m struggling to find the time to get much else done.

 


So that was September! What did you get up to this month?

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