The Monthly Round-up (July)



July was busy. Four weeks off work but lots to do. I was away in Orkney Islands for the most of it and somehow managed to develop some sort of a travelling anxiety. Having previously cried on planes before, this time around I cried on the ferry. It's getting worse and I already fear the future trip to California that's many months away. It was also my birthday earlier that month and usually I don't make big fuss about it (I'm bloody 35 already) but it was really nice.


  • I've definitely been more active on social media, caught up with many blogs and websites.

  • I got bored of my blog's layout so decided to changed the whole design entirely.

  • In Orkney I took my time to properly relax and made sure I spent as much time outside as possible.
  • I can also finally say I made some good work friends over the last year. 
  • I'm about to buy a coffee machine so expect lots of pinterest-like coffee shots.
  • I judged over 200 blogs for the Bloggers Blog Awards. You can vote here.


  • Instagram stories

  • Pinterest

5 great blogs you should be reading

Pretty Not Included
Like Neon Love
One Pleasant Day
Almost Amazing Grace


Final Fantasy XII The Zodiak Age. I've been excited for this all year round and when I found out it's being released over the summer I knew I was sorted for the season. It's perfect. Ten years ago I wasn't entirely impressed but now? I'm very close to renewing my XIV subscription. I'd just need time to play.

movies I've watched

The Girl on the Train [6.5/10]
Contact [7/10]
Autopsy of Jane Doe [7.4/10]
Arrival [9/10]


I've been shamelessly juggling all the best summer bangers- Wild Thoughts, Power, 2U, Feels, Malibu. Is there anything better than that? I have also been reliving my early 2000s indie phase in honour of the new Broken Social Scene LP.

blog posts worth reading

Dear you, for the last time by Almost Amazing Grace
Let's stop with the shitty blog posts by Tapeparade
The Problem With Instagram Pods And Follow Trains by The Prosecco Diaries
A Slower Approach to Blogging by Aye Lined