A Not So Blue Monday

Monday, 13 November 2017

Hello pals! This week has been filled with catch ups and piss ups and I'm tired and sore but it's been one of the best weeks for a while and I am so thankful for my friends, old and new. Here are the things that have made me particularly happy this week:


I love birthdays when they're not my own. It gives me an excuse to spoil the people I love most in the world. This month it was my best friend Emily's birthday and I moved into her house for a few days to celebrate. We watched almost a whole season of Peaky Blinders (getting ready for s4) and ate Chinese food. Our friend Jack came all the way up from Oxford to see us and we spent the weekend sitting in traditional pubs, eating chips and exploring the harbour-side and the beach. It was a great few days and if there's one way to ground you in a bad bout of mental health, it's being by the sea with the people that matter most. It was also the last weekend before starting my job so I had to treasure the laziness and relaxation while I could. I hope Em had an amazing birthday, I always try and make it special because she's my number 1, 'yeah that's good then pal'. 

Non-Fiction Again_____________________________________________________________

I recently finished the charming 'A God in Ruins' finally -review to come soon- and after scouring the charity shops I found the famous 'The Psychopath Test' by Jon Ronson. People have been telling me to read this book since starting my degree and I don't really know why I hadn't, it's basically like a whole module of my course and it's been a great way of getting back into reading for knowledge and not just for entertainment. Because I had to read up to 50 books for my dissertation; some back-to-back everyday, it kind of put me off reading for a while. The only books I would be able to read was YA fiction and NME magazine. But now after a break, I think I'm ready to learn new things again and although this book does contain a lot of things I've already learned in lectures, it is still interesting to think in this way again and consume all this knowledge. My knowledge sponge is ready to absorb again and I'm really enjoying Jon Ronson's writing, it's so similar to his hypnotising Ted Talks, such a cool guy. I'm excited to be learning about the things I'm passionate about again, let the knowledge sponge journey commence (ew).  

How was your Monday?

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