Sunday, 20 September 2015

The Sunday Brunch Post

DISCLAIMER: Brunch not included.

After posting my September Now Playing/ Wishlist I decided that it would be my final one. It wasn’t just that these posts were getting basically no interaction compared to my other posts, but that I was getting bored of writing them in that format. And if I’m writing this blog for anything it’s got to be for my own enjoyment, right?

Is this where I take a moment to reflect on all the fond memories I have had with my Now Playing/ Wishlist posts? Nope? Okay. Moving on…

So as well as still wanting to have somewhere to share what I’m listening to, watching and reading, I’ve always loved reading other bloggers’ weekly round-up posts on Sundays. I’m sure it’s now going to come as a huge shock to you that I’ve decided to combine the two. I know, I know, I need to calm right down.

And now the question you’ve all been waiting for: where does brunch come into all of this? Well, the simple answer is that it doesn’t. If you’re here because you’re expecting brunch it’s probably best that you leave. I’m sorry for stringing you on for so long, but now’s a good time to sneak out.

Even though I rarely have Sunday brunch, it’s still my favourite thing about Sundays. Brunch food is the best kind of food. And late morning is the best time of the day.

So the idea behind these posts is that they’ll go live at 11am every other Sunday morning. The name is either genius or completely irrelevant. Your call.

Anyway, enough with the introducing, let’s get on with the post.

Mildly interesting things that happened this fortnight:

  • My brother Ian came home from uni for the first time this summer, so Mum took us out for lunch. I suggested Byron, as neither of them had been before, and it was great.
  • Ian then dragged me along to see Legend at the cinema. Apart from being told it was based on the Kray twins and that Tom Hardy was in it, I didn’t know anything about the film and hadn’t even seen the trailer. I really enjoyed it though, and cried real tears.
  • I’ve also been able to catch up with a few friends who I haven’t seen in a while, which was super nice. It’s so much more difficult now that everyone’s off doing different things.

Things that have kept me entertained:

  • I’ve been listening to James Bay a lot again in preparation for seeing him in a couple of weeks’ time. I think I love the album even more than when I first reviewed it.
  • I’m still watching the first season of Orange is the New Black. I’ve made such slow progress since mentioning it in July’s Now Playing/Wishlist. It took me quite a while to get into it, but now I’m fully hooked.
  • As for books, I haven’t really been reading anything at all, which makes me very sad. I read four books when I was in America, but haven’t even managed to finish one since. All it will take is one really amazing book to make me fall back in love with reading, so if you have any recommendations please leave them in the comments!

This fortnight’s haul:

  • Two H&M jumpers because AUTUMN
  • Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation
  • L’Oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer
  • Soap & Glory Archery Brow Tint & Precision Shaping Pencil
  • Barry M Basecoat, Topcoat & Nail Hardener
  • Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint in Kiss Me Quick
  • H&M hat which I’ve been debating for a while (thanks mum!)

Posts I’ve loved:

  • Imii from Nettle & Blackberry posted ‘5 Things I Wish I’d Known About Blogging’. It’s just the perfect summary of all things blogging.
  • Vix Meldrew wrote a hilarious post ’10 things I hate about Facebook’. I’ve read it about five times and it still makes me laugh.
  • My lovely friend Shiromi’s two-part post on ‘how not to feel so useless’ is this week’s essential reading. Make sure you read part one AND part two Go, go, go! (well, once you’ve got to the end of my rambling, that is).

And finally, here’s a round-up of what I posted over the last two weeks, in case there’s anything you want to catch up on:

So that concludes my first attempt at Sunday Brunch. Let me know if this was of any interest at all. Chances are I’ll carry on writing them regardless because I had a wild time. I know, I’m leading a sad life at the moment.

Anyway, I’ll be back with another of these posts in two weeks. If you need me in the meantime, you can find me in my dressing gown, eating egg and soldiers and singing to the dog…


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