Can you believe that it’s the end of September already? So much has happened this month and there’s so much I need to fill you in on – expect an “Update” post veerrry soon.
It seems that September was the month of great TV, so let’s start there…
Peaky Blinders Season 5
I’ve been anticipating this for a while now and it has not disappointed. It feels so great to be back watching this gritty TV show while the weather is so moody and similar outside.
I’ve not caught all the way up as of yet, but I’ve heard that the last episode is extremely tense and amazing! Have you watched any of the new series of Peaky Blinders? Let me know (but no spoilers!)
The perfect TV show for a Sunday night when you want to relax, chill out and get ready for the week ahead. This eight-part adaptation of Jane Austen’s final novel is based in the fictional town of Sanditon (inspired by the rapidly-growing seaside towns of that era) and it follows Charlotte Heywood as she moves from her quiet village to the glitz and glamour of Sanditon.
Another ITV drama, but this one is based on a true story; the murders of Sian O’Callaghan and Becky Godden-Edwards who went missing in Swindon in 2011 and 2003 respectively. The programme follows Steve Fulcher (played by Martin Freeman), his journey to catch the murderer and what happens when he breaks PACE (an act that controls the power of the police).
I. Am. Hooked. Especially after last week’s episode 4 (if you know, you know…). It’s gripping, suspenseful, complex and multi-layered, all whilst being completely unpredictable. You definitely can’t relax whilst watching this BBC programme. It follows British soldier, Shaun Emery, as he is accused of a crime that we know he did not commit. Underlying this is a cctv/camera/footage conspiracy that adds all those extra layers.
The two albums that I’ve been listening to the most this month are Lana Del Rey’s new album “Norman F*****g Rockwell” and Liam Gallagher’s “Why Me? Why Not” album. I’ve also been loving listening to more “old school” artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole and Dooley Wilson whilst I read, do yoga, relax for the evening…
Experiences and Places
Besides being the month of TV, September was also the month of live comedy. I went and saw Russell Howard and attended a local comedy festival where I was able to see people like Shappi Khorsandi, Stephen K. Amos, Reginald D. Hunter, and Sean Walsh. It’s not something I’ve ever really done before, I’ve only ever been to a few comedy shows, but it’s definitely something I’ll look at attending more now and there’s always such a great atmosphere!
Charles Dickens Museum
The Charles Dickens Museum is located in Holborn in London and for only £9.50 a ticket (for adults), you can walk through the house where Dickens wrote Oliver Twist, The Pickwick Papers, and Nicholas Nickleby. From the servants quarters downstairs, to the master bedroom, to his study (where his actual writing desk still is!), it was such a great experience to delve further into the life of one of my favourite authors.
To say that I’ve been obsessed with TK Maxx candles would be an understatement. Multiple times a week I just “pop” into the store to check out what new stuff they’ve got (they always have such interesting and cool things available!) and I always end up buying a candle or a notebook or some sort of tea or mug…
They’ve recently brought out all their autumn candles and what can I say, I’m a sucker for anything pumpkin spice, sweet and sugary, and autumnal.
What have you been loving this September? Are you looking forward to October?
I’d love to know!
Thanks for reading.