Went to Leeds
Considering that I’d never been to Leeds until October this year, two trips in as many months is rather impressive. I booked a coach (parking was terrible last time and the train was expensive) and made the hour journey from Manchester to Leeds for the festive Moonpig ‘Merrier Together’ blogger event. You can read the dedicated blog post here.
Finished my Christmas shopping
*Insert smug emoji here*. I jest of course. I’m usually the kind of girl who leaves it all to the very last minute so this year, I started my Christmas shopping in September, armed with a spreadsheet and everything. Although it’s a lovely relief to have it all done ahead of the big day, there were a few pitfalls which I’ll share on the blog soon.
Had a clear out
I recently organised a thrifty clothes swap event as part of my day job and it inspired me to have a clear out of my own wardrobe. I’m a not a huge shopper anyhow yet was still surprised at how many items had been lurking unworn. I took some along to the event and donated the rest to the local charity shop.
It also prompted me to have a long, hard think about ethical shopping and the impact of fast fashion on the environment (I urge you to watch Stacey Dooley Investigates: Fashion’s Dirty Secrets) so I’ll be setting myself a little challenge in the new year. Watch this space!
Watched Bohemian Rhapsody
Oh my. This film may have been slated by the critics but I beg to differ. Adam and I went to see it at the cinema and I haven’t stopped listening to Queen’s Greatest Hits since (apart from when I’m asleep. Or at work obvs). I was a toddler when they performed their now-iconic Live Aid set so I missed the frenzy around the band during their glory days.
I had no idea that Freddie Mercury was such a cat person (I wish he’d have been my BFF), about his relationship with Mary and so many other things about Queen’s musical creations. I may have even shed a tear or two and the casting was superb – Rami Malek absolutely deserves an Oscar for his role as Freddie. Have you seen it yet?