Lifenotes #33: August 2023
Lots of life changes, and some travel.· 3 min read ⏱️
- I moved into my new flat 🎉
- Jonathan and I broke up 💔
- I had Juno castrated, hope he can forgive me.
- Went to Valencia for a few days, to renew documents and see my friends and family 💛
- Was really lovely to get a bit of sun and catch up with my friends.
- I went to an open air cinema screening of Paris, Texas, with my friend Victor, and that was a highlight.
- Had a little work trip to London straight after
- Went to another open air cinema session at the Barbican to see Paris is burning, it was so good!
- Finally sold the house 😌
- The bear series 2: this series was as good if not better than the first! This show is definitely a highlight of recent TV for me.
- Bad sisters: I love Sharon Horgan so this was an easy yes for me, and the story is good.
- Software as a Service is bad for job satisfaction by Eric Mackrodt
- Energy makes time by Mandy Brown
- Things you forgot (or never knew) because of React by Josh Collinsworth
- Modus Operandi: Césio 137
- Off menu: Tim Minchin
- Off menu: Lily Allen
- Survival of the thickest: this was a recommendation from Rachael and it was such a fun watch!
- Tailwind and the Femininity of CSS by Elaina Natario
- Heartstopper series 2: it was cute, but I found it less engaging than series 1. I mean, I’m clearly not the target audience, so there’s that.
- The giant mechanical man: a sweet 90 minute rom com, with good actors and an unusual story.
- Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia
- Grey’s Anatomy series 19: still a good background show 🤷♀️
- Beef: I really enjoyed this, it’s my kind of storytelling. And the overall message was compelling to me too: you can ‘have it all’ and still feel a hole inside you; and being known and understood is all people want.
- Atlanta series 4: another good series, the final one. I could easily watch a few more series of these characters, but I think it’s good that it was ended there.
- How to keep house while drowning: a great book on how to approach cleaning your home in a way that works for you, instead of pushed by shame. I’d really recommend a read.
- The favourite: Olivia Colman is always a treat, so I enjoyed this a lot.
- Little fires everywhere: this was an entertaining read. It’s a well written character driven story.
- Paris, Texas: this had been on my list for a while, so I leapt at the chance to see it in an open air cinema in Valencia. It was really great 💛
- Paris is burning: I got tickets for this film on Barbican’s open air cinema months ago, and it was so worth the wait, the ambiance was great, and the film was SO GOOD. A real treat.