I say this pretty much every month, but I can’t believe it’s April already! With the months, and seasons, changing, I thought I’d have a go at the usual blogger thing and write a monthly round-up/favourites post.
At the moment I’m trying to make a dent in my (physical) TBR, so I started my March reading with ‘The Haunting of Hiram’ by Eva Ibbotson. Yes it is a kids book, and an older one, but it was fun and I got through it quite quickly (for me). Would recommend for fans of the ‘How to Train your Dragon’ series; it’s quite a similar style of humour.
The highlight however was ‘If Cats Disappeared from the World’ by Genki Kawamura. Oh. My. Gosh. This had me in tears multiple times. I won’t say too much here as I’m hoping to write a review, but it’s a great one for anyone who likes contemplating the meaning/value of modern life definitely going on my ‘keep’ shelf.
Despite my book acquisition ban that I kept telling myself was in place, I also bought four new (to me) books at work this month; what can I say, it’s rude not to when they’re so discounted! When I’ll get around to them, who knows, but I’m loving that I’m finally reading a bit more.
Lex and I have Odeon Limitless cards (£17.99 a month for all the movies we want), so we always see quite a few films.
This month alone we’ve seen:
- The Lego Movie 2
- Alita: Battle Angel
- Green Book
- Fighting with My Family
They were all enjoyable, but definitely preferred the latter two. ‘Green Book’ won several Oscars for it’s portrayal of a working-class Italian-American man and an accomplished black pianist he is hired to drive, and bodyguard for, during a tour of the Deep South in 1962. ‘Fighting with My Family’ tells the story of the rise of Norfolk-born professional wrestler Paige. They are both based on true stories and both made me laugh and cry.
Our latest Netflix obsession/binging material has been ‘The Last Kingdom’, and we’re now up to date. The characters are so well written and the acting is very strong, it’s kept me hooked the whole way through. Beocca is my favourite character by far, because it always feels like he’s right on the edge of being done with everyone’s nonsense. Ian Hart (aka Prof. Quirrell!) plays him extremely well and probably deserves a Netflix Oscar. I really want to read the ‘The Saxon Stories’ books that the show is based on, but Im adding them to a long list!
As always, most of the supplies I used this month came from the current Mind the Scrap Kit. I made quite a few layouts this month, but this one is definitely my favourite:
Hop over to my crafty instagram, @small_and_scrappy if you’d like to see details and everything else I’ve made recently!
March was a pretty good month overall, with Pancake Day, a couple of fun nights out, and family birthdays – including the big 6-0 for Lex’s Dad, which was lovely to be a part of.
We finally tried the second of two new-ish sushi/Japanese restaurants in our town, Yamazaki, and it was really good! Sushi hasn’t been the same since we went to Japan last year, and had some of the freshest and best sushi in the world at Tsukiji Market, so it’s nice to have two good options close-by.
So that about wraps it up. What did you get up to in March? What are you looking forward to in April? For me it’s Easter, warmer weather, and a week off work!