I can’t believe that it’s the last day of August!
Though I’m sad to see summer go (I feel like I never truly enjoyed the summer days – we had some good weather, but work got in the way and I wasn’t able to go on holiday), I’m so SO excited for autumn to arrive!
“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.”
(needed to add my favourite autumn quote here)
Before we all get carried away with the cooler autumn weather, the changing leaves and perfect reading conditions, here’s my August favourites!
Yes, I am now officially THAT person that walks around, head down on their phone, looking for the next Confoundable. Though I try not to play it toooo much (I don’t have unlimited data and can’t trust myself and my willpower to not completely waste it all on Wizards Unite), I really love the game and think it’s great! It’s so immersive and it’s like re-entering the wizarding world all over again! Harry Potter really does just keep on delivering for us. Do you play Wizards Unite? If so, you can add me! I’m MoonlightZo on there.
My Local Library
If you’ve read my blogpost a few weeks ago, you’ll know that I recently joined my local library. And I am absolutely loving it! I love spending a Saturday walking between the shelves, with a treasure chest of new adventures at my fingertips.
Bit of a random favourite but I’ve always wanted to get into loose-leaf tea though I could never find a strainer and thought it was all a bit of a faff if I’m honest. How wrong I was… If you want to get into loose-leaf tea, then TK Maxx is your friend. I found the cutest unicorn tea-strainer and they have the most amazing selection of loose-leaf teas in beautiful tins and boxes that you could definitely re-use afterwards!
Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House
This is the second year that I have been to a showing at the Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House. This year I watched Black Panther and it was such an amazing experience! It was so immersive and felt really cool to sit and watch the film with lots of other people laughing at the same times. Though it actually rained on the day, I think this added to the experience; as soon as the rain started, you could see hundreds of umbrellas all pop up. It was such a great evening and I would definitely recommend going next year (make sure you bring your own picnic blanket, food and drink!)
i, i – Bon Iver
I love Bon Iver – they make a great soundtrack for yoga flows, morning and evening walks and just evening chill out sessions and their new album is no exception! My favourite songs are Naeem, Faith and Hey, Ma.
Votes for Women by Jenni Murray
My favourite book of the month goes to Votes for Women by Jenni Murray. This is a very special book that follows the journey for women’s suffrage from Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley all the way to Nancy Astor. It introduced me to women I hadn’t heard of before and also bolstered my knowledge on some women that I had. This book was published for the 100th anniversary of the historic vote to extend the franchise to women, but it still feels so prominent and important. I definitely want to read more of Jenni Murray’s books – I think she explains things in a beautiful and simple way without dumbing down the content.
What were your favourites of the month?
Thanks for reading!
Love, Zoë xx