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magical moments of the past three months

April 07, 2019

In Spring twenty sixteen, I wrote a blog post about the months of my life I’d failed to share on this little space, a round up of sorts. Page views wise, it did quite well for the first few days (I just checked), and then died a slow death, must like the rest of the ‘content’ written on here.

In twenty seventeen, I wrote the same thing. A welcome to my crib styled post, where I ‘revealed’ the best moments of my year. It was mainly Disney related, but I never posted it. It still received a lot of reads though - by me. 

I read this blog a lot actually. I’m obsessed with the past, and looking at the great things I’ve done in my life. I’m the queen of rose tinted glasses; the kid who thinks her life sucks at the time but actually is incredible. 

By a lot, I don’t mean once a day. I’ve got a camera roll that’s overflowing to pursue every single day, but once in a while I love to browse this little page and admire the self inflicted broken links, and just smile. Isn’t it cool how we all created our blogs out of nothing? Regardless of the scandals, the money and the profit that drives this industry now, isn’t it beautiful how many of these giant influencers were once just hobbyists like us? As Veronica Sawyer says… and when you’re beautiful, it’s a beautiful fricken dayyyyyyyyy. And it is. 

Here are some of the beautiful things that have happened in my life recently - mostly written for me to read back in twenty twenty five. 

yo bakehouse malton cakes
I tried the rocky road bars in one of my favourite coffee shops for the first time, and they’re probably one of the best cakes I’ve ever eaten - bearing in mind I hate chocolate cake / dislike chocolate in general. They’re that good.

I’m still going to the gym, albeit reluctantly at the moment. The only thing that’s spurring me on to go right now is the thought I’ve signed up to do the York 10k run this summer, and I’m nowhere near fit enough to run it. Who knew it was so different running on a treadmill to running on actual road/footpath? Not me. On another note, it’s the first time I’ve ever had a gym membership for longer than the trial period, so I’m pretty proud of myself - especially when I moved from choosing a bike at the back of the class in spinning to one closer to the front (which means my effort is now more closely monitored…..)

I was featured in my local newspaper! 

I’ve been travelling around quite a bit recently; especially compared to a couple of years ago. In the past month, I’ve been to London, Leeds, Manchester and quite a few places in between - which is great (especially when the trains are delayed as you get that sweet compensation for the inconvenience). It also means I get to see so many of my friends who now live so far away (I'm looking at you, disney cep 2017 pals). It also means I get to learn so much about revenue recovery and the legal implications surrounding it, as I always seem to be sat in the same carriage as fare evaders... 

I finally gave in and bought a Revs card - and I’ve used it. A lot. 

Something else I finally did was see Hamilton… and I was quite disappointed. Not that it wasn’t good, but I was just expecting more than what was shown to me on the stage that day. The ensemble were incredible, but I feel there must have been a bug going round the cast and that some swings should have been brought in to replace the cast who were ill? Having heard so many good things about the show, I was just disappointed. Maybe it takes a second viewing. Maybe I shouldn’t have watched the Broadway bootlegs so often. I think it’s the bootlegs that did it. 

I’ve continued with so many traditions that began once I started full time work (still can’t believe I got a grad job before graduating) - including Nero Tuesdays; spinning Wednesdays; payday Spoons trips; teacakes every so often on a Friday…. life is wild.

I’m loving going to quiz nights (me, Fran and Em came third in the Mean Girls one), and having casual day drinking sessions on a Saturday. There’s so many opportunities to do things on a weekend now I don’t have to work them, and my body doesn’t understand that I don’t work at 7am on a Saturday morning anymore - so I have so much time on my hands. Apart from that, I really love my life. Even at 6:30am on a Saturday.  

I’ve discovered so much new music since investing in Spotify Premium - it’s changed my life. The only thing that worries me is that artists don’t receive a fair cut of the profits from each stream, but there’s no way to stop that unless artists collectively choose not to place their music on the platform. It’s something I’ve written about quite a lot (privately), and I’ve ultimately had to decide whether I want to continue purchasing/importing soundtracks from the USA, or simply click download on my mobile for ‘free’. It’s a shame, but what can you do? 

Some of my favourite artists/albums currently are: the cast album for Six The Musical; the cast album for Be More Chill (a show which needs a UK West End/off West End transfer); Orla Gartland; Billie Ellish; Marina (her new Love album is a great piece of concept art if I’ve ever seen one), and The Ordinary Boys (see more in my spring 2019 Spotify playlist). 

Films I’ve seen (and loved recently) include: Fishermans Friends; Captain Marvel; Legally Blonde (and the Broadway live recording); Joy; Instant Family; Bohemian Rhapsody; Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (cinema recording). 

Shows I’ve seen recently (and not loved) include: Club Tropicana. Sorry, not sorry. 

Hopefully I'll write here again this year, as I've paid for the domain - if only to write about the non existent Jennifer Lawrence films coming out this year. May the odds be ever in my favour. 

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