Woah, it’s the last week of March. Already! I know I say this every month, but this year is flying by. I struggled a little coming up with some favourites this month. I’ve done some fun stuff and some practical stuff but nothing really stands out too strongly. Anyway, here a few things that did make smile…
We spent one very muggy and overcast Saturday in London this month which was lovely. I like feeling like I’ve done something on a weekend so just getting up and on the train was a tick in the box. We went to the National Gallery on Trafalgar Square and mooched around looking at all the paintings. I wanted to see Holbein the Younger’s The Ambassadors and a few more Flemish Primitive paintings and Ryan wanted to see some Da Vinci and Goya’s The Duke of Wellington. It’s a beautiful building but it’s easy to get lost in. After that we went for a lovely walk down the Mall to Buckingham Palace, across Green Park and straight to the largest bookshop in Europe: Waterstones Picadilly. We managed to lose ourselves in there for a few hours, but we did spend some time in the cafe too in our defence! We both had some left over birthday money and vouchers so we went to town. It was really satisfying being able to browse alllll the books. It was a bit overwhelming at first though as it was tricky to know where to start. Good fun!
Children of Earth and Sky
Speaking of books, my favourite book of March is Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay. This is only my second GGK book but I can definitely say he is now one of my favourite authors. The way Kay crafts his worlds and characters is breathtaking and I always feel so emotional by the end. I very much enjoyed this ‘alternate history’ with a twist to the fantastic. It always impresses me how he focuses on small events and character behaviours and how they can have a huge impact on world events. It really makes you think about the nature of human struggles and what we take for granted without shoving it in your face. I did a full book review here if you would like to see what I thought.
Jane the Virgin
I started this wonderful tv show from the beginning again on Netflix and it was definitely one of my better ideas. I caught a cold that really hit me hard in the middle of the month and I spent a weekend curled up on the sofa binge watching Jane the Virgin. It’s the perfect mix of comedy and drama with strong women not taking no shit from nobody. I love how it intertwines the ridiculous with the serious and its over-the-top events make it something special. It really makes me wish we had access to telenovelas here so I could see some of the originals. Rogelio is my favourite character, he is so confident and sassy. I love him. I’ve only managed to get to half way through season two so it is good to know I still have plenty of episodes left.
Now I fee like I’m pushing it a bit here as I’ve only done two sessions this month but I think it’s something I will really love. I can’t remember what triggered me to google online yoga classes but I did and found Yoga with Adriene on YouTube. I’ve done her 40 minute beginner’s basics video twice now, the first time I didn’t feel much but the second time I couldn’t half feel the burn. It felt really good to stretch my limbs and push myself. I’m very conscious that I sit in an office all day every day and my main hobby is reading so my posture isn’t always great. Hopefully this will help and I think I’ll start a 28 day yoga challenge or something to see if I can keep it up.
And that’s a wrap! I hope you’ve had a great March and feel ready to tackle April ❤