April, despite lockdown, went really quickly. April is usually one of my favourite month’s because spring is really underway. During these strange times, I’ve been enjoying things more than I wouldn’t necessarily have had much time for had we not been in lockdown. The thing I’ve mostly been consuming (other than food!) is books. All sorts, so I’ll start with those.
Creative Flow by Jocelyn De Kwant
This book is ridiculously relevant to now. It’s a beautiful workbook that teaches you to live in the moment, notice and engage with your surroundings. It breaks down activities into small activities to do every day for a year and into different categories from nature, senses, daily life to explore, eat, doodle and more! You can read more about this book here.
The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion
This book is part of The Rosie Project Series. I read the first in the series when it came out in 2014 and remember really enjoying it so thought I’d give this one a go. It follows on from where the last one left off, obviously. I find it tricky writing book reviews because I don’t want to give too much away and spoil it for you.
I’ll be reading this third one in the series soon too because I have really enjoyed the last two. You can buy this book from here.
My One True North by Milly Johnson
Milly Johnson is one of my favourite all-time authors. Her books are like a hot cup of tea and a cuddle under a duvet. This was recently released so I snapped it up and devoured it. It’s about two strangers so meet at a counselling group for grief and it continues on from there. I don’t want to spoil it for you, but I highly recommend it. I flew through this because it was one of those books that you want to know what happens. The characters are really loveable and it’s just really good! I got mine from Amazon.
How To Draw Almost Every Day by Kamo
I really enjoy drawing but I’m also really rubbish at it. You’ll need a sketchbook to go with this book because it gives you a little drawing lesson prompt every day. It gives you the inspiration to have something to draw rather than having to think about it too much. It teaches you to draw things from everyday life such a food, clothes, expressions, things in nature and much, much more. I’ve been really enjoying putting pencil to paper and seeing if I can follow their teachings in the book. You can buy this book from here.
The Samsung S20 Ultra 5G
This phone is phenomenal. I was due to upgrade my phone so I went for this baby. It’s, quite rightly, award-winning. The camera on in has 100x zoom so I can snap the lambs in the next field over and capture dear that I can’t see with my naked eye, it’s amazing. The processor is faster and I’ve noticed the battery lasts longer too. I bought it from Samsung when they had a 15% off offer a couple of weekends ago and my sim card is from GiffGaff and I usually top it up with a £10 goodybag each month.
Tiger King on Netflix
So this was necessarily a favourite, as such, but I did watch it as it was trending in April. I spent most of each episode with my mouth hanging open whilst gesticulating wildly at the TV. The guy is nuts. There are no two ways about it. You can watch it here. I can’t believe it’s the most-watched documentary in the history of Netflix. That’s crazy!!
I go through TV watching phases and I’m currently not in one at the moment so I don’t have any other TV shows to share with you. There are lots on my To Watch list but they will have to wait.
I didn’t write a favourites post for March because I was very consumed with the Covid19 news but you can read my February favourites here. How was your April?