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Monday Medley #15

I think I’m feeling good about blogging again. If you’re a regular reader you may have seen that I’ve been feeling pretty low and uninspired by blogging of late, but a change of scenery and bit of hard graft later and I’m feeling loads better. I’m particularly proud of the last two posts I’ve written, one all about the wonderful few days I spent in Kyoto and the other about the root of my problems lately, organisation vs creativity. For now though, I’ll share with you my absolute favourite things I’ve been reading and watching this week.


I am a big fan of houseplants, and while I don’t seem to kill them very often anymore they don’t exactly seem to flourish, so I absolutely loved Joanna’s tips on how to care for them. Maybe I’ll finally convince a cactus to bloom…

I’m really not great at getting up in the morning, and my 6am starts for my current job are a daily misery. Hannah’s post on how to wake up in a better mood really rang true for me, as I also find that it’s the little things that make the difference to my mood in the morning and the rest of the day.

Travel posts are my current favourite thing to read, and Amy’s post on 72 hours in Rome was the stand out for me this week. I spent a whirlwind day in the city several years ago and absolutely loved the historical monuments that pepper the city. I’d love to go back for a day, perhaps as a stopover on the way to Tuscany.

Becky’s post on lazy blogging made me cringe. Of late I’ve definitely been guilty of just churning out a lacklustre post about lipsticks or moving house just for the sake of publishing something. This post was part of the kick up the bum I needed to stop slacking and actually go back to producing content I’m proud of, because otherwise, what’s the point of blogging?

I’m including Amy’s post about her soon-to-be-published book because it sounds right up my street, and is likely right up yours as well. It’s set in dystopian Britain and follows Clara in her rebellion against the oppressive state by the teaching of banned books, but also shows the perspective of her step-father, a senior official in the regime. I can’t wait to read it.


I realise I’m about twenty years behind with this, but I have finally seen all of the Star Wars films. I watched the original trilogy last year and this weekend my boyfriend and I sat down and finally finished the prequels. I really wanted actually have all the context before the next film comes out, which looks incredible. Rey is still my favourite character but I also love Qui Gon, Padme and Leia.



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  1. bkyrouncefield
    November 6, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    Everyone had ups and downs with blogging but it’s SO humbling to hear that my post has encouraged you up onto an ‘up’ again!I loved Hannah’s post on early mornings too – I definitely need to follow her tips! Don’t feel bad about having been behind on Star Wars – I only watched them a few years ago + my favourites are still the ones with Ewan McGreggor *heart eyes*Lovely post (and definitely not lazy! Haha)Becky 🙂

    • Bethany
      November 30, 2017 / 4:27 pm

      Thanks so much for the comment; it means a lot because I do pretty much stalk your blog – sorry not sorry! Will try and avoid future lazy blog posts!

  2. Maggie
    November 7, 2017 / 12:05 am

    That book sounds FANTASTIC. I'll have to check that out when it comes out!

    • Bethany
      November 30, 2017 / 4:28 pm

      I can't wait!

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