Friday, 17 August 2018

Current Netflix Loves

Ah, Netflix.

I don't think there has been a day in the last year, where I've not watched an episode - or season - on the streaming site. I've found some amazing gems on there, and had the fun of re-watching a load of my favorites. There are shows for everyone. Documentaries, comedies, horrors, and even the amazing Netflix originals. Here are the shows that have recently caught my attention.

This original show for Netflix, first started last year, and I was hooked. I love the idea, the storylines, and the cast are amazing. I've love Alison Brie, since she was in Community - so I had a feeling this show would be good too. I've loved the 80's vibes and music through this, and the latest season was so good... I watched the whole thing on a Saturday off work!

I adore the Wayans family, so seeing that Marlon had his own, self-titled comedy show, I had to try it out. I was laughing aloud through the entire first season! Season 2 is due to come to the streaming site on August 22nd, which I can't wait for. It's a great family show, so can be watched with kids and adults alike.

Brooklyn 99
Hilarious show. I had seen season one, back when it originally aired, but then never got round to watching the other seasons. How foolish of me! I haven't had a show make me laugh this much, organically, in years. The openings are hysterical - I mean, who can't love the line up singing 'I want it that way'? I'm currently on my 3rd go of watching the whole series.

Penn & Teller: Fool Us
I loved this when it was on TV, and I am obsessed with magic acts. I love being stumped, amazed, confused, and in awe of them all. I've watched most of the season already, and it's become my show of choice, when I'm tucked up in bed.

Planet Earth 2
Another one I never watched when it was on TV, but have come to enjoy on Netflix. I'm not a huge animal lover, however, this show is filmed and documented so beautifully, that I've been sat on the end of my bed, hoping the prey get to safety - but also that the predators can eat. Catch 22! It's so amazing to see all these wild animals in their habitats.

What are your fave shows to binge watch on Netflix? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

20 Things I've Learned About Blogging

October this year, will be my 5th birthday of this lil slice of internet that I call mine. I was looking back at some of my old posts the other day and came across this blog post about some things I had learned about the world of blogging. It's been a few years since then, so I thought I would do an updated one. Here are 20 more things I've learned about blogging.
  1. A lot of companies that want to collaboration with you, will never reply back to your response
  2. You are allowed to take a break from blogging if you need it
  3. Stats aren't everything
  4. Your life will not be over if you miss a few days of posts because you've done a 40 hour week at your full time job
  5. Getting paid for a collaboration is amazing
  6. Freebies are not common for 'lower' bloggers
  7. You will become more tech savvy
  8. You will end up with a playlist of songs to help you write!
  9. Series or regular themed posts are great! Series such as holiday diaries, or regulars like monthly playlists
  10. You will end up with a dozen planners and notebooks to help you keep on top of things!
  11. China wedding dress companies will contact you relentlessly
  12. As will companies who want to help grow your Instagram following
  13. Bots are everywhere
  14. It's fine to take inspiration from someone else's post - and it's always polite to ask them first, and tag them in your post to help spread some blogger love
  15. A blog schedule doesn't mean you have to post something that day if you've not been able to get a post sorted
  16. Bulk writing is either welcomed with open arms, or resented for the day!
  17. Treat other bloggers as friends, and not your competition
  18. Don't copy verbatim, someone's blog post. 
  19. It is so therapeutic to get things typed up
  20. Write for yourself - not the mass media

Can you relate to any of these things? I've been wanting to do this new version for ages - and it feels great to have finally typed it all out! What things have you discovered about blogging? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Monday, 13 August 2018

August Playlist

I've been listening to a lot of music over the past month so thought I would create this little list off all the songs I am loving right now! Click any of the titles to get taken to a YouTube video, so you can check them out for yourself. Hope you like them!

Had another month of being obsessed with all of these songs!! Like any of the songs above? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Friday, 10 August 2018

Super Geeky But Insanely Fun Games To Play This Summer*

Video games are in their absolute prime this year. If E3 wasn’t enough, it’s amazing to see just how crazy the next few months of releases are going to be. This autumn and winter is set to become one of the most cozy and relaxing video gaming eras in recent memory, with some excellent and high quality titles on their way.

Of course, not all gaming opportunities should be through a console format. Perhaps brushing up your mental skills with creative puzzles or perhaps even casino tuition found here can help you establish your critical thinking - which only helps inform your skill levels in the upcoming release schedule.

Thankfully, this guide is here to help you play only the best that you deserve:

Monster Hunter World (PC, Xbox One, PS4)
Monster Hunter World, released on most consoles and the PC on the 9th of August, is the culmination of a long and storied series of video games stretching back to the early PSP. Famous in Japan and starting to get more and more of a Western fanbase, Monster Hunter is perhaps one of the most enticing games you can pick up in the modern generation. It’s important to understand why. Monster Hunter is an absolute treat to play in many respects, as you head out and must contend with a living ecosystem of excellent, incredibly strange monsters and hunt them for their resources. The game has fantastical elements, a deeply complex crafting system, many fighting varieties and also a lighthearted story to experience. Monster Hunter world is a game of extreme fun, and can last for at least two hundred hours easily, perfect for a slow march of fun this summer!

Spider-Man (PS4)
For fans of Marvel and especially our friendly neighborhood Spiderman, there couldn’t be a better time. A triple A Playstation 4 releases developed by Insomnia Games is coming out early September, and from the gameplay alone looks absolutely marvellous (pun intended.) Featuring the largest city ever to be developed for a Marvel video game, and using the full scope of Spiderman’s abilities in both fluid combat, movement and stealth mechanics, this game looks like one to watch for us who require a superhero story to put a smile on our face.

Life is Strange 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Fans of the early Life is Strange game are sure to rejoice in late September, as a new title in the series is set to be released, featuring entirely new characters and a supporting cast. If you’ve played the recently released and surprisingly free ‘The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit,’’ you’ve likely found just how much work the developers Don’t Nod entertainment have placed in modernizing their systems. The story, while not set to follow the narrative of Max and Chloe from the originally, still seems focused on providing a deeply human narrative, perhaps with a degree of supernatural exploration. We can hardly wait.

With these suggestions, you are sure to enjoy a wonderful summer of gaming. Just don’t forget to head out in the sun despite all this excellence.

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Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Disney Rings

When I went to Disney World last year, I bought way too many goodies, but one thing I picked up a few of, were rings. I love rings - they're one of my fave jewellery items, and what better way to show off some Disney love?

They're all simple silver ones, that all have some Disney reference. Even the Star Wars one, which Disney now own!

These are the four I picked up during my holiday.

  • Princess Tiara
  • September Birthstone 
  • Mickey Mouse Diamond
  • Star Wars: May The Force Be With You, rotating band

My fave is the fake diamond Mickey Mouse ring. It's pretty huge, and sooo sparkly! My sister has the same one, but the smaller version. Plus, the Star Wars ring rotates, so you can spin the quote around. I wear it as a thumb ring - which has been a blessing in an anxiety attack. Honestly, I could have spend all my savings buying the variety of the rings they had on offer.

What ring of the above is your favourite? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Monday, 6 August 2018

Artists I'm Currently Loving

This weather is perfect for listening to song while getting on with tasks, or just relaxing. I've been hooked on the same artists and songs for the last month or so, and these are ones I listen to each day. Without fail!

Florida Georgia Line
Country music has always held a certain part of my soul. Granted these guys are a country-pop mix, the songs they've had are some of my faves. I'm currently hooked on Heatwave, Simple, Dirt, and May We All. Their new album is due to come out sometime this year, so I can't wait to hear some new songs from them.

Mama Ru! I've been loving these songs since last year, but since we've had 6 months of Drag Race this year, it just meant my love for the songs grew. I am obsessed with Call Me Mother, American, and Kitty Girl right now. Plus, the Kitty Girl Remix with the All Stars 3 girls!

Mamma Mia! 2 Cast
Okay, technically not an artist exactly, but they've put an album out so I'm counting it. I loved the movie, and the songs were so good. My faves are Why Did It Have To Be Me, and When I Kissed The Teacher.

Ariana Grande
I've always loved Ariana, even if I was a year late to the party when she got big! Her new single, Sweetner, is coming out this month and I'm super excited for it. We've had No Tears Left To Cry, and the recent God Is a Woman, to get us excited. I also still love One Last Time, which holds a special place in my heart since the Manchester Area attack.

Harry Styles
Even though we haven't had any new songs since his solo debut album last year, I keep going back to this album weekly. I still love Ever Since New York, Kiwi, and Carolina. I really hope there is a new song or two coming by the end of this year!

There are a handful of other that are just a song here and there from them, but the above are all ones who I've been enjoy their albums. Which artists and songs are you loving right now? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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