I sent out a tweet on the 1st November saying that instead of taking part in NaNoWriMo this year I was setting myself two goals for November. Number one finish a first draft of something I’ve started writing already, anything. And number two find a job. The latter came to fruition much sooner than the first (spoiler alert: I still haven’t finished anything!) So first favourite of the month is:
It was actually quite funny how quickly everything happened – I received a call the very same day I posted the tweet, went for the interview the next, was offered the job that very afternoon to start the following Monday and I got my first salary since August today! All this despite the fact that one teeny tiny typo on my CV made it look as though I’d been unemployed for over a year… oops!
Lounge & Sleep Dressing gown
I’ve been meaning to replace my 8-year-old dressing gown for a while now so when my mum gave me some Debenhams vouchers that she wasn’t going to make use of I knew it was one of the purchases I wanted to make using it. I didn’t expect that was quite so soft for such a bargainous but I’m very happy I did. I bought it in light grey so that it would match my bathroom and I could pretend that I’m a grown up #adulting
So here’s a thing I never thought I’d be writing about but this month I discovered the joy of guided meditations. No I’m serious. After re-listening to The Secret and deciding that a couple of things needed to change in my life I’ve been listening to guided meditations before I go to bed for whatever I think will help me the following day and I’ve already noticed I’m waking up with a much more positive mindset when I do. Definitely something I want to explore more in the new year. I listened to this one the night before I went for my interview.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
I mean this was obviously going to be on this months list being that I am such a huge Harry Potter fan right? But oh my god I didn’t expect it to be so good! It’s like being 14 years old all over again and having theories and speculations about where this new series is going and oh my god what if blank is blank and might end up being blank! No spoilers here lol. What I liked most was that it felt like a film for adults who had grown up with the original series rather than another series aimed at teenagers.
The Hogwarts Express at Warner Brother Studios
The absolute babe Katy took me as her plus one to the launch night of Hogwarts in the Snow at the Warner Brothers studio tour. Long term readers may remember that I went two years ago but that was before they revealed platform 9 and 3/4 along with the Hogwarts Express so naturally I had a bit of an emotional meltdown when I saw it for the first time. I also got to drink prosecco in the Great Hall, try Butterbeer ice cream and talk to a bunch of YouTubers whose content I love. Best evening I’ve had in a very long time!