What I’ve Watched.

Films

I Capture the Castle – I’ve loved this film for years and it was so nostalgic to watch it again. It’s a lovely adaptation of the book by Dodie Smith which is one of my favourites.

TV

Girlboss – I’m cautiously optimistic. I’ve only watched a couple episodes so we’ll see!

Documentaries

I don’t even know where to begin, I have watched ALOT of documentaries recently.

Accidental Courtesy – this is INCREDIBLE. It follows Daryl Davis who is one incredible guy. He makes friends with members of the KKK and through those friendships their beliefs slowly change and some of them end up quitting the KKK!

Russell Brand:End the Drug War – I was never really sure what I thought of Russell Brand but this documentary gave me a new found respect for him. He uses personal experience and experts to give a concise look at what he thinks would help end the war on drugs.

 

YouTube

Jon Olsson – I used to watch Jon’s vlogs but I fell behind. I’m 100 days behind and determined to catch up! His vlogs are seriously high quality and it’s like watching live art.

Book Haul.

The bookshop in my town recently wonย Scottish Independent Bookshop of the Year 2017 so it was only right that I celebrated by going in and buying some books. I was apparently in a non-fiction mood! All three of these are books I’ve had my eye on for a while now and just couldn’t resist.

Fat is a Feminist Issue – Susie Orbach

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In Therapy – Susie Orbach

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Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body – Sara Pascoe

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Have you ready of these? I would love to know your thoughts!

Katherine.

Moving into the community.

For the past 6 months I have been loving not living with my parents. I moved home from university and lived with them for a year and a half before finally having enough money to move out with a friend.

The past 4 months have been some of the craziest of my life. I’ve completely transformed my outlook on life, I feel more myself than I ever have, I’ve developed honest friendships and this ‘God thing’ has never felt more real. This calling to live the life Jesus truly calls us to live WHOLE LIFE COMMUNITY.

So when the friend I was living with decided to move out and I got over the initial panic I realised that I didn’t want to keep living in the nice neighbourhood where nobody speaks to each other. The appeal of moving into the heart of the community was huge.

So that’s what I’m doing. Today myself along with two friends put the deposit down on a flat in the very heart of the community. I am so excited to be putting into practice the things that have been playing on my heart and mind. Not only have we found a lovely flat but it’s exactly where we should be, we can’t wait to build a life in this community.

More to follow on this!

Katherine.

Work Trip TBR

I’m going to London on Sunday until Wednesday for a work conference. I’m very excited and I doubt I’ll have much time for reading, but just in case I’m going to take 2 books. I’m limiting myself to two in the hopes I’ll get a chance to go to the huge Waterstones and pick up a few books..

Because I’m going to a conference and will no doubt be bombarded with information I’m not going to take any non-fiction books.

The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald

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Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson

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Katherine.

A Curious Beginning // A Review

This review is brought to you by my sister Becky, because she is ten times more articulate than me. It does contain spoilers. You have been warned.

“The characters are brilliant like in her other books, she balances a strong male and female character without making either one annoying. The story line isn’t boring or obvious but it’s not very dramatic until suddenly she’s the daughter or the Prince which felt a bit underwhelming, it’s dramatic but I think it could have been a better story. After that it seemed to end pretty quickly. So like the first 3/4 of the book is just getting to know the characters then we find out who her father is and sorts it all out. Glad she didn’t just answer all the questions about Stokers history at the end as an after thought but I guess it’s just so there can be a sequel. Funny with interesting and strong characters but the story is just a bit meh.”

 

Katherine & Becky.

Monday Blues.

I took this morning off work and it was wonderful.

I woke up late and then I went swimming with a friend.

Then I took myself for a wee coffee and a scone before work in the afternoon.

I need to treat myself to a Monday morning off more often because I feel more human and more ready for the week than I ever do usually.

Thought of the day. Done.

Katherine.