My February Favourites

Goodbye February and hello March. 

Today, I wanted to share my February favourites. I love these kinds of posts. One, I am really nosy and secondly, I have discovered so many products through these kinds of posts.

My favourites this month include TV shows, a podcast, and a new diary.
What have you been loving this month? Let me know in the comments.

I am a little obsessed with diaries. I am always on the lookout for the perfect one and have already changed diaries twice this year.
Over the past couple of weeks, I have been using a Hobonichi Weeks mega edition for 2019.
Like the Moleskine diaries, this has space with a weekly view. On the opposing page, there is room for notes.
At the back, there are over two hundred blank pages. If you’re looking for something to begin a bullet journal, this would be a good book to use. Or, like me, if you want to combine a notebook and diary, this is perfect.

I have mostly been planning digitally when it comes to the blog and the daily tasks, events and appointments. I have an iPad Pro and apple pencil. I have been holding off planning my novel digitally. I love pen and pencil and I think I felt as though I wouldn’t be a proper writer if I didn’t use paper. I know, I am being ridiculous.

What I love about the digital notebook I’ve been using for novel notes is that I can have a book for the novel, another for general notes, one for Novel Kicks and it is all in the same place. The pencil allows me to handwrite on the tablet, so it means I have less to carry around. Less confusing and easier on the shoulder as my bag isn’t as heavy. I have found it’s the best of both worlds. This, along with the Hobonichi weeks is doing me just fine.

I was extremely delighted when I saw that there was a new series of Cold Feet. I was a huge fan of the original series and was sad when it ended.

The first series of the ‘new ones’ was a little hit and miss. However, the latest series was back to having the charm and fun of the old ones. Totally addictive. I loved it.

Another TV show I have discovered is This is Us. I am a bit late to this show and I am wondering what took me so long. I found it on Amazon and pretty much binge watched the whole first series in a couple of days.

If you’re unfamiliar with this show, it focuses on Jack and Rebecca as well as siblings Kevin, Kate and Randall.

I don’t want to give much away but it’s funny and bittersweet. It’s simply brilliant.

A podcast I have been loving is Serial. I don’t know if I have mentioned this before. I find these compelling and I can’t just listen to one episode.
The first series focused on a murder trial. The second one focused on a Solider who walked off base.

The third series strays a little from the previous format. It’s focusing on the justice and court system in America. It’s interesting.

If you like crime documentaries, this is a great podcast to pick up.

My final February favourite is How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World.

Outside of Disney, this is my favourite animated film series. Hiccup and Toothless are wonderful. Toothless reminds me of my cat, Buddy.

This naturally picks up after the end of film two. Berk is now a little crowded as Vikings and dragons share the town. Whilst Hiccup is trying to figure out what is best for the people, Toothless discovers he is not as alone as he thought.

Although I am sad it’s the last film, I feel they finished it so well. I did cry… slightly… a little… OK, I cried a lot.

 

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Laura
I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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