05 May 2016

My April At A Glance

In A Nutshell:
April was a very up and down month for me; it started pretty well and then it sort of veered off the edge of a cliff... I did win two Shakeaway vouchers in a Facebook competition, which we just used on Tuesday. We celebrated our ten year anniversary of being together - wow! Me and my friend visited the Dorchester Curiosity Centre (read about that here) and I came away with some awesome homeware bargains. Dean and I finally found Bulbarrow Hill after years of searching - all it took was an eight mile walk, haha! We enjoyed some lovely, sunny days and then a weird, brief cold snap near the end of the month. I applied for lots of jobs during April and have my fingers tightly crossed for some results. I really hate it when a company doesn't bother to reply, whether they want you for the job or not - this happens more often than not, unfortunately. Surely it's common courtesy to let you know either way, right? I'm hoping May is a better month!

Cinema Trips:

Films Watched:
Man Up - I really enjoyed this quirky rom-com! I liked the cast and the message put across about taking a chance every once in a while!★★★
Sinister 2 - This was pretty poor; there was no character building to make the characters likeable enough and the story was poor. Another un-needed horror sequel.★★
American Ultra - Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, this action comedy was really enjoyable! Stoner Mike and his girlfriend live a quiet life in a small town, but unbeknownst to Mike, he is actually a CIA sleeper agent, and someone is about to activate him... And is girlfriend Phoebe hiding something? Let carnage commence!★★★
Wish I Was Here - This film wasn't consistently interesting for me - it's more of a 2.5 stars! It was just too long and it didn't need to be. It was a fun and interesting watch, but could've been better.★★★
The Interview - This film is so wrong, but so funny! Dave Skylark lands the most important interview of his life - North Korea's Kim Jong Un.★★★
The Gift - This film just didn't do it for me. I found it quite boring up until the last 20 minutes or so. The characters weren't very likeable and the story wasn't great.★★
Star Wars - I'm not a huge Star Wars fan, but I really enjoyed the latest installment in the story. I was really impressed to see the original cast members playing their iconic roles.★★★
Hotel Transylvania 2 - This animated film about vampires and other monsters is really fun and an easy watch. Will Mavis and Johnny's son, Dennis, become a vampire?★★★
The Boy Next Door - This wasn't a scary film, but it was pretty creepy and better than I expected it to be. A recently divorced teacher ends up spending a night of passion with a much younger guy, but regrets it in the morning. The problem is, he won't take no for an answer.★★★

Books Read:
Blood in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope - Thea is joined by partner, Phil, on her latest house-sitting adventure and the story is told from his perspective. He signed off work and is suffering with a bad back, but being a detective means that work is never far away - especially when you happen across a pile of bones buried under an old tree...★★★
Magical Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling - As the film adaptation is coming out later this year, I thought I should get round to reading the book first. This is basically a copy of Harry Potter's textbook on magical beasts, including little doodles and notes! It's a fun read and does include a little about the author, Newt Scamander.★★★
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children - This was a great read and I can see why the film adaptation is being lead by Tim Burton - the style is very Burton-esque. It's a little bit childish, but with creepy horrors lurking within! Set on a lone island in Wales, this makes for a really great story. ★★★

How was your April?


  1. Lovely post! Seems like you had a good month despite being a bit up and down. You appear to have done really well with baking and reading books this month. April for me included quite a bit of baking and reading too! I love how dedicated you are to watching new films, I always run out of ideas of things to watch but reading your posts always spark new ideas. I hope your job hunting is successful and best wishes for May!! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

    1. Thank you, Helen! I really enjoying doing some baking. :) Yes, we do watch lots of films! Fingers crossed on the job hunting front. Hope you've had a good weekend! xxx


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