A Not So Blue Monday

Monday, 29 January 2018

Hello pals! I've had a busy ol' week full of music and madness, so today I kicked back and did absolutely nothing apart from a yoga routine observed by a cat, reading my favourite book and watching the Grammy's. I had my first full gig in ages on Saturday after two nights of celebrations and a Complete Stone Roses gig, so it's safe to say I'm a bit dead, but I'm having so much fun playing more music than ever and being around fellow musicians a lot of the time is definitely making me feel v creative.  Here are the things that have made me particularly happy this week:

Audio Books _____________________________________________________________________

This week after a trudge around Waterstones, I decided to have a lil' look at Secrets for the Mad Dodie's new book. I picked it up and then became completely hooked and couldn't put it down. I decided, instead of paying £15.00 for a copy, to download the audio book and listen to it before bed. Dodie has a very relaxing voice and her ASMR videos are some of my favourite to sleep to. The audio book also contains songs and little readings from her friends. It has so far made me laugh and cry in equal measure and the tone of the book completely knocks me out.  This means I do miss out on many chapters, but with audio books it's really easy to find where you left off. I think I'm a big audio book convert now and might even keep my subscription to audible.com! I haven't listened to an audio book since falling asleep every night to those ever so famous Stephen Fry-read-Harry Potters that every child of my generation fell asleep to. I'm excited about this new audio book adventure, but I'm certainly not going to let it get in the way of my old-fashioned love for a physical copy of a book, it's just nice to have the choice. You never know, this may finally get me into podcasts!

Alexa Pranks_____________________________________________________________________

For Christmas my mum was given an Amazon Echo and I kind of hate it. This FBI man meme has just established the fact that we are being listened to by the government and Alexa knows man, she knows! What Alexa is great for though is freaking my poor mother out. After accidentally playing Kendrick Lamar full blast at 3am on it, I found out that my spotify has somehow connected itself to good ol' Alexa, meaning that I can play horror movie soundtracks and strange noises down in the kitchen for a bit of light entertainment. I've also began to play Come on Over by Shania Twain whenever I need my mum to come upstairs. Oh dear, I think I've reached my peak of millennial-ism, but it's my parents fault for introducing this impostor robot into the house in the first place! I better stop typing now, she's probably watching me! 

Sister Agnes_______________________________________________________________________

This week on my way to Carlisle, I met a nun on the bus. She asked me a question and then we hit it off, talking for the whole of the journey. I found out she was originally from Nigeria and she became a nun so she could travel and be close to God at the same time. We talked about everything; the state of the world, what we were doing this summer, the weather in Cumbria. She gave me some amazing advice and I was just so grateful to meet her and to be on that bus with her at the same time. It felt like the universe wanted me to have that conversation, I actually felt emotional when we said goodbye and I've been thinking about her a lot. Some people just flit in and out of your life like that, but they will be the ones that leave the most lasting impression. Talk to strangers on the bus, you never know what  kind of characters you'll meet and what advice you'll receive. 

Fishnets __________________________________________________________________________

This week, I was introduced to fishnets. Now I've never felt 'edgy' enough to get away with fishnets, I always used to think my long, pale legs wouldn't really look right in them. This is probably down to the song Girl all the Bad Guys Want by Bowling for Soup. But on Friday night I threw caution to the wind and wore my friend's fishnets under my mom jeans. I really liked the look and will definitely, maybe buy some for more edgier days, maybe, we'll see. You can see my 'edgy' transformation on my insta, won't be watching wrestling or listening to rap metal anytime soon though. 

How was your Monday?


  1. It sounds like you've had a pretty good week! I agree that sometimes you can have the best conversations on buses and everyone has a story to tell.

    Georgie xo
    Georgie Nicks | Life Blog

    1. Oh yeah, all walks of life arrive on those buses and there are so many lessons to learn from them and so many stories to tell!

  2. I`m getting more into audiobooks this year, and I particularly love the ones narrated by Dan Stevens. He`s great! OMG, your poor mum must have been terrified by Kendrick Lamar so early in the morning.

    Carmen`s Reading Corner

    1. Oo I'll have to check him out. I know eh, it was so hilarious!