The Sunday Catch Up #6

There's nothing like a relaxing Sunday; the chance to have a bit of a catch up and get yourself feeling refreshed for the week ahead.

I've previously used this little mini-series of Sunday catch up posts for various updates with mental health and the like, but now I've decided to reinvent it slightly and have a catch up on what I've been watching, reading and listening to plus to odd interesting activity I may have been up to during the week. It's a beefy one, so have a cuppa to hand!


In terms of books, I've been devouring Lisa Jewell's novels. I read The House We Grew Up In in a matter of days and thoroughly enjoyed it. They are mostly mystery based novels, flipping between past and present as the plot unravels, which isn't something I would usually pick up, but thanks to my local public library I'm trying out new genres. 

The Little Plum - I've been reading and love Chloe's blog for a number of years now, and her think pieces have fast become some of my favourites. Her most recent one on the fundamental risk of being in love is so beautifully written and resonated with me so well, not to mention the stunning imagery. If you're after a a meaningful read, I definitely recommend checking that and her other think pieces out. 

By Charlotte Ann - as I mentioned in my previous post, I've set myself the goal of reading 60 books this year. Charlotte shares lots of book related bits on her Instagram, but also her recent post on finding time to read more has actually been so helpful. I certainly need to cut down on the endless half-minded scrolling and actively engage my brain more.

Sophie Cliff - another think piece type blog post I've really enjoyed is one that Sophie posted about what holds us back. I'm sure that fear of failure resonates well with lots of us, and it certainly fuels a vicious cycle when it comes to uni work. Sophie's thoughts really highlighted the importance of just jumping in and going for it, or risking feeling unfulfilled by 'what ifs' later down the line.


I feel like I haven't been watching too much recently, but The Great British Sewing Bee is such wholesome TV. Think bake off but with sewing machines and tea breaks.  

During March, The Anna Edit posted a new video every day and frequently referenced Katie Jane Hughes' InstaStories, and wow am I hooked. She has such a calming voice and I love the makeup looks she does, not to mention how editorial her feed it. 

Listening To 

In terms of music. I've had Sigrid's album Sucker Punch and Billie Eilish's album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? on repeat and I'm loving both of them.

It seems like everyone is a fan of a podcast these days, and I'm no different. I tend to listen to a lot of political podcasts, but one mental health related one I really enjoyed this week is the Ways To Change The World with Matt Haig as the guest. I've been a fan of Matt Haig since reading Reasons To Stay Alive a couple of years ago. This podcast touches on his mental health, which he is open about online as well as in his books, but also social media and it's contributing role to diminishing mental health. Really interesting, and well worth a listen.


If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I went for pancakes at Double Dutch Pancake House. I couldn't miss giving them a mention, because wow they were delicious. An independent pancake house with extensive savoury or sweet options, as well as vegan and gluten free options too, it's well a worth a visit if you're in York. I had the vegan go nuts pancake, with a vegan crunchy nutella and ice cream - it was divine.

Don't forget to leave recommendations for things to read, watch, listen or places to visit!

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