03 April 2016

My March At A Glance

In A Nutshell:
March began while we were still in Scotland, visiting family. It snowed heavily the night before we left! I guess it felt like quite a long month, as it feels like ages ago that we were there! The second half of March saw us enter into spring and with it, we've had some lovely weather. Shopping-wise, I've had to really curb my spending and I've been doing really well. There's always so much temptation, though! With Easter and all the chocolate goodies it brings, our diets have suffered. I am determined to get back on track during April. I'm also determined to get back on track with regular blogging, as my content and reader response has dropped significantly since being on holiday. March also saw me apply for a few more jobs, but I'm still awaiting some responses. Overall, it was a pretty good month.

Cinema Trips:
The Boy - American girl, Greta, is hired as a nanny to look after The Heelshire's son, Brahms (who just happens to be a life-sized porcelain doll...), in their grand, old English mansion in the countryside. But when things take a sinister turn, Greta realises she may have signed up for more than she bargained for and Brahms is appearing more life-like by the day. This is a really creepy film and you're in for a treat if you love a good horror! ★★★

Films Watched:

Open Water - This is a low-budget film where a couple go scuba-diving while on holiday in the Caribbean and end up stranded in the ocean, miles from the shore. With sharks circling, dehydration and other factors to consider, will they survive? The film is partly based on true events. ★★★
Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb - This third installment of the film series is fun and silly, with Larry's mission to save the exhibitions, before the tablet looses its' powers. ★★★
The Bourne Supremacy - The second Bourne film sees Jason and his girlfriend, Marie, living happily (yet cautiously) in India, trying to forget Jason's cloudy past. But Jason keeps remembering more and soon his past catches up with him, leaving Jason seeking revenge and answers. ★★★
The Salvation - Set in 1870's America, Danish settler, Jon Jensen, seeks revenge on the American men that murdered his family - one of which is a notorious gang leader's brother. The townspeople fear Henry Delarue and his nasty gang, always giving in to their awful demands. Eva Green also stars in this film as Madelaine and her performance is excellent, despite having absolutely no dialogue!  ★★★
Sidetracked - This is a Spanish drama, following the lives of married couple, Alberto and Luisa. We see the ups and downs of their relationship when they are forced to move to rural Spain with their young son, due to the recession. The film also touches on the modern relationships of their family members. This is a heart-warming film, with a modern feel, and has some good laughs along the way. ★★★

Books Read:
A Cotswold Mystery by Rebecca Tope - The fourth book sees Thea house-sitting in the charming village of Blockley, joined by her daughter for part of the job. Thea is also responsible for dear, old Granny, who lives through an adjoining door in the house! When a body is discovered next door, Thea realises her holiday won't be as simple as she'd hoped. ★★★

New Music Loves:
"7 Years" by Lukas Graham
"Army" by Ellie Goulding
"Love Yourself" by Justin Bieber
"Stitches" by Shawn Mendes
"Stressed Out" by Twenty One Pilots

How was your March?

8 comments:

  1. Your posts make me seriously hungry! xx

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  2. The Bourne Supremacy is such a good movie, so much action throughout the entire film! I also love your Easter photos, those cupcakes look so lovely. I agree it's hard not to spend money especially now, when Spring is right around the corner. Good luck with getting back on track with your blogging, I'm sure it will be an exciting month for you as you seem so motivated! Sending love and light your way,

    My Lovelier Days

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    1. Thanks so much, Diana! The cupcakes tasted so good! I'm hoping to get into regular baking, too. I've got a few blog post ideas, so hopefully things will go well. :) xxx

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  3. Aww, that cat is so cute! And all the food looks delicious. :) x

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  4. Sounds and looks like a lovely month! I want to get back on track with my blogging too, I’ve had such a busy month with one thing or another. I love anything mint chocolate, those Easter eggs look divine. Nice to hear you have completed another book, I’m reading an interesting novel at the moment and have nearly finished. "Army" by Ellie Goulding is such an awesome track, so cool that you have included your recent fav tunes. Best wishes for April! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you, Helen! It's so easy to loose touch with regular blogging, especially if you take a break like I did. The Easter eggs were really nice. I really want to increase my reading again -it's slipping! "Army" is such a beautiful song. Hope you have a lovely week! xxx

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