Saturday, 12 September 2015

Now Playing/ Wishlist - September

I know I say this every month, but September? Already? Are you sure?

More than ever this month it feels like time has sped by scarily fast. I think it’s because for the last eighteen years September has been a time of new beginnings, with a new school or university year beginning, and for the past four years that’s meant a new home and room too.

Watching everyone going back to school and university, or starting grad schemes is making it feel really strange that I’m not off anywhere new yet.

Although it does mean that I’ve had infinitely more time to blog, and to catch up on the things that I love doing – like discovering new music, TV and books for these posts!

Made in Chelsea LA

I’ve been watching MIC religiously for about three years now, and was really excited to find out that this summer’s episodes would be in LA, having just been there a couple of months ago. But I’ve been a little disappointed. Jamie’s relationship with Nas felt more staged than ever and nothing seems to have happened in the six episodes so far.

Having said that, I’ve still happily sat through every episode so they must be doing something right!

George Ezra – Wanted on Voyage

I haven’t really listened to anything that new recently, mostly because I’ve been discovering albums that I’ve somehow missed over the last year or so, like George Ezra’s Wanted on Voyage.

To be honest, I wasn’t keen on George Ezra for a long time, which is why it’s taken me so long to give the album a proper listen. I remember listening to the album when it first came out and thinking that it felt a little disjointed and that the songs didn’t gel together. I don't know what I was listening to, but it can't have been the same album?!

I re-listened to Wanted on Voyage just before I went to America and have been obsessed ever since. I might even do a full album review later in the month.


This documentary on Amy Winehouse was released back in July, but I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet. In fact, I haven’t even read any reviews or posts about it, but it’s maybe something I’d rather watch with a fresh mind, without having seen what other people think first.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying – Marie Kondo

This is an odd choice for me, as I rarely go for non-fiction, and never consider advice or self-help books. But I’ve heard so many people mention it, and I’m intrigued.

I actually don’t need any help with tidying itself; I’m very particular about how tidy and organised my room is, and can never get anything done until my space is completely in order. However, hoarding and clutter is another matter. My cupboards are full of things I’ve collected junk, and no matter how hard I try I’m often too nostalgic or sentimental to throw things away.

I’d be interested to see if this book made a difference…

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

I’ve been wanting to see this play for so long, and a few weeks ago I finally made it happen. It really is amazing, and was even better than I imagined it to be.

I’m already in the process of writing a full review, which will be up soon!

What are you listening to/ reading/ watching at the moment? Is there anything you would recommend for when I’ve finished this lot?

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