These quarterly reviews sure come around quickly. I can’t believe that the next time I’ll be writing one will be at the end of the year. To be honest, I genuinely didn’t expect to have kept my blog up for this long, so I’m quite proud of that achievement. It’s been quite a good couple of months, and there’s definitely a fair bit that’s happened this summer. So, here’s my quarterly review for July, August and September.
The Lion King
July was the month that me and my friends had been waiting for – the new Lion King was released! Lillie, Fern and I made a date to head to the cinema to get a full on dose of Disney magic. Full disclosure: I cried within the first five minutes. Just the whole Circle of Life sequence and the first shots of Baby Simba tipped me right over the edge. I think in total, I cried about 3 times during that movie. Overall my thoughts on the new Lion King were positive, aside from one, and that was Beyoncé. I just didn’t like her. Soz. However, my opinion was kept positive thanks to Timon and Pumbaa, who were played excellently by Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner.
This was a first for me. One of my friends who I used to work with signed us up for an escape room one evening and it was actually quite good fun. I didn’t really know what to expect, although part of me was expecting a load of scary, jumpy stuff. It was actually nothing like that – we did a movie themed room, and it was all pretty tame, but it was still a good laugh. I’m not sure entirely how much use I was, because I’m crap at any kind of puzzles that involve numbers, maths or general logic, but we still managed to escape within the hour!
One of my favourite moments in August had to be Tilly’s photoshoot. My amazing friend Cheryl is a wonderfully talented photographer, and she very kindly agreed to come over and have Tilly be her model for the day. Not only that, but we had a long overdue catch up over lunch too and it was such a lovely afternoon with lots of laughs and putting the world to rights.
Becoming an Everyday Role Model
August was also the month that I became an Everyday Role Model for My Need to Live. Need to Live is a site that aims to enhance the lives of students through support and information on education, wellbeing, careers, lifestyle and finance. I’m aiming to contribute one post a week but over time I would love to put more out there. I’m really enjoying it so far and the support I’ve had from my friends and family has been amazing. You can read my latest posts here.
FriendsFest & Fam
The last weekend of August was a busy one. We had tickets for FriendsFest which was so much fun (you can read about the whole thing here), but what was even better was that I got to see some family I hadn’t seen in a long time. My brother and his family were back from Canada for the first time since my wedding, so it was amazing to see them and catch up.
Of course, mine and Lillie’s trip to Disneyland was truly the highlight of the last three months. It was absolutely exhausting, but it was one of my favourite holidays I’ve ever had. We had so many laughs, and the experience of watching the fireworks in front of the castle was an experience I’ll never forget. Not only that, but it was quite an accomplishment for me anxiety wise too. You can read about the whole thing here.
So what’s happening over the next couple of months? Well, October is usually pretty busy. There’s a fair few birthdays, and it’s also my wedding anniversary too. It’s my 4th wedding anniversary, but because I haven’t really talked about it properly on my blog yet, I’ll be doing a special post about the whole day. We’ve got a few comedy gigs booked in too, starting with Ellie Taylor on the 3rd October, so that’ll be something to look forward to as well. Then of course, it’ll soon be December – whaaat?? This year has gone ridiculously fast.