How’s it going? This might be just me, but how crazy is it that February is already practically over?? Honestly, I don’t know how the time has gone by so fast… but with that being said, I thought it might be fun to do a little reflection post. I’ve always loved reading other blogger’s posts about their monthly reflections or favourites, plus I said I would do an update at the end of the month about my monthly eco-friendly/sustainability challenge soooo here it goes!
Favourite book – The Manifesto on How to be Interesting (By Holly Bourne)
I’m going to be honest from the get-go. I haven’t finished this book yet. Sadly, university doesn’t exactly allow loads of free time for reading non-academic books, but I’ve read most of this book, and I absolutely loved it! I love Holly Bourne because she just writes such searing stories – they are brutally honest and so real, but also really funny and ultimately heart-warming. The reason I loved this book so much, in particular, is because the protagonist really wants to be a writer and starts a blog to follow her journey on becoming interesting, so that was super fun to read. Holly Bourne is definitely one of my favourite authors, so if you like really honest, realistic but still enjoyable, fun YA books, then I highly recommend it.
Favourite movie – Soul from Pixar Studios
I am a massive Pixar fan. I’ve always loved their films not only because they are really creative, but also because they’re just such beautiful stories. They might make you sob your eyes out in quite a few movies, hence why I never watch a Pixar movie without at least a box of tissues just in case, but they really are such memorable movies. Pixar’s latest feature film was Soul, a film about a jazz musician who finally gets their big break and then dies. A bit hectic, I know, right? My boyfriend and I were super excited to watch this movie because not only do we love Pixar films, but we also both love jazz music, so best of both worlds. It’s a pretty complex topic that Pixar deals with – the afterlife/beforelife – but they still manage to make it a fun and sweet movie. Plus, it’s got a lovely theme of finding your passion and who doesn’t love movies like that?
Favourite moment – Submitting my last Education Summative
Okay, I know that this is kind of lame that submitting an assessment was my best moment of the month, but honestly, there is nothing more relieving than submitting a massive assignment. This one was for my favourite module, and it was the biggest assessment we’ve been given so far, so me being the super anxious person I am, I wasn’t exactly oozing serenity. What’s also great is it’s my second last assessment for the term, which is always a good feeling. Now just to prove I’m not that sad that my favourite moment was submitting university work, my second favourite moment was probably going to the bush with my parents and boyfriend for the weekend.
Favourite recipe – chocolate chip waffles
Oh my word, if there is anything in this world more glorious than waffles, it’s chocolate chip waffles. Now I don’t usually make waffles because I’ve been trying really hard to be healthy, and when you have waffles, there isn’t exactly a healthy option. Especially if you go all the way and have it with loads of toppings, which is how waffles should be eaten. However, my boyfriend and I made these waffles for Valentine’s day, and it was heavenly. There’s seriously nothing better than a freshly made chocolate chip waffle with some Nutella (or Biscoff spread – which I have only recently discovered thanks to my best friend at uni), chopped strawberries or bananas and a smidge of whipped cream or ice cream. The very thought is just making me hungry …
Favourite product – Thomas Kinkade Sleeping Beauty puzzle
Thomas Kinkade’s Disney paintings are honestly the most beautiful things in the world. He captures the scenes in such a gorgeous way and truly makes the characters work in their chosen settings. I’ll probably never be able to get one of his paintings, but the next best thing is his puzzles, so of course, I love collecting those, and this month, I built his Sleeping Beauty scene. It combines two of my favourite hobbies – building puzzles and Disney.
February Pitch Plastic month reflection
Sooo for those who don’t know, I’ve decided to take on a different eco-friendly challenge every month this year. This month was pitching plastic, so trying to move away as much as possible from single-use plastic and make any swaps to non-plastic items in my life. Honestly, it was relatively easy to make these changes because of lockdown – so not going out every day didn’t give me as many opportunities to use my water bottle or travel mug. Apart from one shopping trip where I didn’t have enough reusable bags to carry all of my stuff (so I had to get one plastic bag), I’ve stuck to my pitch plastic goal pretty well so far! The one thing I learnt is apparently there is plastic in teabags? Who knew?? So on top of my eco-friendly goal for next month, I’m going to be investigating plastic-free teabags.
And that’s a little bit about my favourites and reflections of February. I also wanted to say before I close off a massive thank you to all of you who read Tall Blonde Tales! Finding time to blog has definitely gotten a lot harder with university, but honestly, all the love and support I get from all of you make it worth it, so thank you! Also, Tall Blonde Tales is almost at 1000 followers, which I cannot believe. I would love to try to get there by mid-April, so thank you all so much for following and supporting Tall Blonde Tales so far, but if you enjoy the blog and this post, please don’t forget to like, comment, follow, and share with your friends so we can hit that goal! Thanks so much everyone. I’ll see you next month!
Lots of Love
Blondey on a Mission xxx