Hello! So as I write this, the sky is grey and full of rain clouds, I have a hot cup of coffee next to me, and Gilmore Girls is playing in the background – and I could not be HAPPIER.
Although, I do feel like Summer barely visited the UK, and last week I got soaked every day walking Frank- I do love Autumn.
And now we are officially into October, it’s time for what I like to call ‘the cosy season’, so I thought I’d chat about some things that I’ve enjoyed watching, listening to and reading – in case you’d like some inspiration this Autumn.
Things To Watch –
SO I won’t go into too much with my watches for October, as there’s a whole separate post coming on that, but here are a couple of things that I’ve watched recently that I’ve loved.
So, definitely must be one of the last people on the planet to watch Stranger Things, but if like us, you’ve been living under a rock. now is the perfect time to watch the sci-fi-y series on Netflix.
A little creepy, but not too scary, it’s perfect for this time of year as we approach Halloween, we weren’t sure that we’d like it, but we really enjoyed it. Definitely worth the hype, and the characters (especially Dustin & Eleven) will steal your heart.
It’s annual re-watching time of my favourite cosy show- Gilmore Girls. It’s the cosiest programme in my opinion, and feels like you’re getting a warm hug/drinking a hot chocolate on a cold day.
Perfect for snuggling up with on a rainy afternoon with a blanket.
Things To Listen To
My Dad Wrote A Porno
I stumbled across this podcast when I saw that Alice Levine was part of it, which I hadn’t realised before. So the title very much gives the premise of this podcast away- Jamie’s (the podcast narrator) Dad has decided to write some erotic literature, and Jamie and his two pals Alice and James decide to read said porno round the kitchen table and react to it.
Now, as the title suggests, it’s a bit rude, and not one to listen to whilst parents are around, or when young ears are in the room, and warning you may laugh out loud at this if you listen to this in public.
But this is the FUNNIEST thing I’ve heard in a long time, I sit and choke on my drink most episodes and the neighbours probably wonder what on earth I’m cackling at.
I would 100% recommend it, if like me you have a smutty sense of humour, I’m currently on book 3 and love it. Let me know if you listen to it!
Things To Read
So this book isn’t my usual genre of book, I’m usually a chick-lit kinda girl, nothing that requires too much thinking. However this came up in my suggestions on my Kindle account, and I had to download this after reading the sample.
The story centres around Libby and Sean, who go on a date night as the title suggests, however when they return home, they find their teenage babysitter Sasha missing, yet their 5-year-old daughter is safely asleep upstairs. With no sign of a struggle and all of Sasha’s stuff in their living room, the book goes backwards to events before the date night to the date night itself, to the present (after date night) on a twisty turvy journey of what happened to Sasha.
This had me gripped, I raced through it as I wanted to know what happened. I totally didn’t guess the ending and there was a twist I was not expecting. I didn’t find it the most relaxing read, but I throughly enjoyed it and will be checking out the author’s other books for sure.
SO this definitely falls under the more chick lit category, but this isn’t as fluffy as the usual books I read. Here’s the blurb because this describes the book in a much more thrilling way than I could :
‘Imagine you meet a man, spend seven glorious days together, and fall in love. And it’s mutual: you’ve never been so certain of anything. So when he leaves for a long-booked holiday and promises to call from the airport, you have no cause to doubt him. But he doesn’t call.Your friends tell you to forget him, but you know they’re wrong: something must have happened; there must be a reason for his silence.’
Sounds good right? I couldn’t put this down as I needed to know what happened and there was a twist which I wasn’t expecting! Such a good cosy read!
So there we have it, some of my recent fave things to watch, listen to and read this October.
Let me know if you take me up on any of these suggestions and also let me know if you have any faves, as I’m always looking for new things to watch and read!