As I write this post, it’s 11.45pm on Saturday night and I’m pretty much cosplaying as the real life lo-fi study girl. Hair in a bun, bullet journal out, lo-fi beats playing, and oversized K-pop tour tee of yore on. This week involved a LOT of writing, and doesn’t my ‘time off’ brain know it! I’ve had a really productive and fun week though, filled with secret project work and normal 9-5 work, and small attempts at finding a semblance of normality.
But then again, that isn’t the case at all. London and Essex, surrounding counties of where I currently live, have plunged into local lockdowns and the overall COVID-19 situation in the UK doesn’t look great. I can’t help but hope and wish for a national lockdown to be imposed if only to protect those at risk. With that in mind, and cases/R-number in my town low, we ventured out to Nando’s this afternoon to try their new vegan offering… and it was SO good. One for the Uber Eats next time. It’s so odd trying to live life (especially as a planner!) when things just feel so uncertain.
Guilty pleasure reading
It’s been a good week for book mail, as my payday purchases have all been arriving. I shared my new-in stack on Instagram and it went down well! Let’s just ignore the fact that we’re 18 days into the month and my lack of reading-focus has returned… Among those new-in books is Jessica Jung’s Shine, a YA lit that follows a Korean-American idol trainee who eventually debuts in a nine-member K-pop group, which I’ve been avidly reading. Although it is technically fictional, I’m three chapters in and am finding it such a delicious guilty pleasure – are any fellow SNSD fans reading it too?! What do you think so far?
After flying through reading The Overstory this month, I’ve been taking every opportunity to head outdoors and take some nature walks. As somebody that’s on an ever-growing journey to learn more about the planet I live on, it’s been a pleasure to learn – albeit through fiction – about trees and forestry. I find myself treading slower past trees and admiring their work and growth, not knowing much at all. If you’ve read The Overstory, do you have any eco-fiction or related non-fiction reads to recommend? I’d love to hear them.
So, Harvey is now a Twitch streamer…!
Excitingly, after a few weeks of setting things up, Harvey started streaming on Twitch this weekend! Whilst I’m fairly active on Twitch as a viewer, it’s been really fun to watch as he’s prepared everything and I’m so proud of how well it went for him. He’ll be streaming WoW, Old School Runescape and Genshin Impact, along with other games, most weekday evenings from 7.30pm BST. I’d be endlessly grateful if you headed to his channel and gave him a follow – they make all the difference for new, small streamers!
Posts This Week
How has your week been? Sending you all the biggest socially distanced hugs. We’ve got this <3