I’ve finally gotten round to writing my (slightly belated) March favourites. What a lovely month March has been! We started to see the first signs of Spring; the flowers blooming and the sun poking out behind the clouds (honestly, it had got to the point in winter where I thought I would never see the sun again…).
Here’s what I’ve been loving this March:
I’d been hearing a lot about the benefits of turmeric (prevents heart disease, helps alleviate depression, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, cancer…). The list of positives is honestly endless.
March has been the month where I’ve finally tasted turmeric…and I loved it! I bought a ready-made turmeric latte set from TkMaxx (my new fave shop) which I love to mix with coconut milk and some hot water. It’s so creamy, spicy and warming and, with the added bonus of knowing that it’s doing some good to your body, you can’t really go wrong!
Re-reading Harry Potter
I officially spend most of my time reading Harry Potter…and I’m absolutely fine with this. Over the moon in fact. I’d been having Harry Potter withdrawal symptoms as I hadn’t read the books in quite a while so I decided that this needed to change.
I’m loving entering that magical world all over again, as if it’s my first time. The books never cease to amaze me and I feel like I’m constantly disovering new things, enjoying different parts and thinking of alternate interpretations every time I read them. I’m currently on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Every weekend I’ve been trying to get out and go for an hours walk. I love doing this for many reasons: 1. It’s great to get outside of the house and get some fresh air, 2. I find it’s a great time to enjoy my own company and clear my head, and 3. It’s a chance to appreciate all the lovely things that Spring offers us like flowers, blossoms, birds, bees and the sun. I’m starting to think that Spring might be my favourite season now…
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”- Charles Dickens
Spiritual Queen’s Badass Podcast by Emma Mumford
I’ve never really been too much into podcasts; I find it difficult to concentrate and my mind often wanders to other tasks. However, I found Emma Mumford’s podcast whilst desperately searching for something to listen to whilst at work (to take my mind off the probably mind-numbingly dull task…).
It’s the perfect podcast. If you’re into spirituality, learning more about astrology and the law of attraction but don’t want to listen to someone preaching and telling you how to live your life, then you’ll most likely enjoy this podcast too!
I finally caved and got Netflix (I know, I know, I must be the only person in the world who didn’t have Netflix). Amongst the depths of Netflix, I found Alias Grace. This is an adaptation of the book by Margaret Atwood (who I am a huge admirer of!) I didn’t really know anything about the storyline, but I am officially HOOKED. The acting is brilliant, the cinematography is striking, and the plot very intriguing.
It follows the story of Grace, a poor Irish immigrant who travels to Canada with her family to begin look for work and begin a new life. Here, she gets accused of the murder of her employer and faces a life sentence in prison. The show focuses on the pyshcological and emotional effects of this.
Derry Girls Season 2
Of course this had to be on the list. I absolutely adored the first series, and the second is no different. I love that, although the storyline has developed more and plot seems braver and more “out-there”, that the characters are still the same. It’s funny, sweet and relatable. The soundtrack is also incredible as well (it’s an absolute trip down memory lane with all the great 90’s tracks they play). Tuesday nights at 9:15pm are now my favourite.
I haven’t really watched many films this month; I’ve been more into TV. One film I did watch, and completely loved, was Dumplin’ on Netflix. The most body-positive, beautiful and heart-warming film I’ve watched in a long time. Dumplin’ follows Willowdean whose mum is a pageant queen and judge (played by Jennifer Aniston!) Willowdean was raised by her aunt who sadly passes away. Willowdean’s aunt introduced her to the wonders of Dolly Parton’s music and that’s kind of been her joy since. Willowdean starts a mini-revolution (with a little courage from her aunt and Dolly) and enters the pageant herself.
The soundtrack is incredible and now I’m kind of obsessed with Dolly Parton…
Thanks for reading my March favourites. What have you been enjoying this month?