Wednesday 29 November 2017

November 2017 | Monthly Wrap Up

November has on the whole been quite good, just stress filled with the joy that is A Levels.

Favourite part?

I’ve spent a lot of time with friends this month – going out for birthdays, etc. – and a highlight I would say was a night of vegan pizza, cocktails and sing-along a live singer in a restaurant.

I also had the chance to visit Parliament with my college. I had a lovely day and I got to view some of the debate around the effects the EU (Withdrawal) Bill would have on human rights in the UK.

November was the month that my university application was actually sent off by my college and received by my university choices. As of the time of writing, I have received 4 offers out of the five universities I’ve applied for and I’m waiting for a response from the fifth. I can officially say that I got an offer from my first choice uni and I couldn’t be happier. That would definitely have to be the highest point in November!

Best read?

I haven’t read that much this month, because, well A Levels. I read the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx to back up my knowledge on socialism (we finished studying it at the beginning of this month) and I have to admit I was surprised by how short it was. Though, don’t get me wrong. It may be short, but it’s intense! There’s a lot of information crammed in there and I did have to read about 10 pages per day so that I could try to digest it all properly (still haven’t but hey ho, I’ll get there eventually). As well as that I’ve been reading The Russian Revolution by Alan Moorehead, A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin and GB84 (although, not really. I think I’m going to just Google key quotes to use in my EPQ and stop reading it. It’s annoying me).

Favourite tunes?

I’ve been listening to a lot of the ‘My Mix’ playlist on YouTube, aka, lots of Regina Spektor, Mika, dodie, Anastasia, Ed Sheeran and Melanie Baker. Would recommend that combination.

Favourite watch?

This month has been a major TV month. I watch the first season of The Crown so quickly, and I can’t wait for the second season to come out (8th December people, 8th December). I also re-watched the BBC’s most recent adaption of War & Peace, which is a favourite of mine. I love the characters a lot, they’re all so complex, and I need to get round to reading (more like listening, it’s so long!) the book.

My major obsession this month has been Jane the Virgin. I think I’ll do a post at some point on why this show is amazing because I could go on for a while. If you haven’t watched it, then please go. It’s one of the best things I’ve seen in a while.


I’m currently watching The Tudors and I’m at the beginning of the second series.

What did I learn?

I am way better at answering A Streetcar Named Desire A-Level questions than other texts. It’s my feminist oracle. I will defend Blanche 'til my dying day.

What’s happening next month?

Christmas! I think that’s the biggy. Ooh, and The Last Jedi is out (we all know I will cry when Carrie comes on screen).

What’s been on my mind?

UCAS and offers from universities. I was refreshing my emails almost constantly before I got my offer from my top choice. Now, I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Favourite blogger/vlogger?

I’ve been loving Sarah Kirby’s blog at the moment – looking at all her vegan recipes and how to eat vegan in major restaurants etc., which I know I will find really useful both now and in the future.

Favourite post?

I have missed a lot of posts this month, again, due to A Levels. My blog has had to be sacrificed a bit so that I can stay on top of my workload a bit. In future, I’m going to do my best, as I have done the past few weeks, but I’ll let you know: monthly wrap-ups are always going to happen (even if they’re the only post in a month and this section becomes void) and if I miss a post, I’ll most likely write and publish it on a later occasion.

In regards to my favourite post this month, I’d have to say that that would be My First Thoughts on the Menstrual Cup. It would fun to write about what was for me, a very funny and memorable experience.

Biggest inspiration?

The fact that the future actually seems a bit more real now. Like, going to university seems like a tangible thing now. I’m so excited about everything. Also, now that I have the

Any other favourites?

I feel like this has become the podcast section now. Okay, so, Witch Please. Witch Please! I freaking love Witch Please. And not just because of the pun title. I love new perspective I’ve gained on the Harry Potter series, in so many ways, but I don’t feel like my love for it has diminished in any way, probably due to the way that the hosts (Marcelle and Hannah) talk about it with such care and love. This podcast has definitely helped me as a close reader and I would recommend it to anyone who studies English Literature or Film.

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