The beginning of the year is the best time to hunker down with a blanket, some good snacks and your TV remote/laptop in easy reach as you rinse your Netflix subscription for all it is worth. For me it is a combination of the cold, no upcoming festivities and the dark, dark nights that push me towards Netflix and away from my responsibilities so thank god there is plenty for me to watch at the moment.
This year is no different. I am consistently shocked by the temperature plunges in Glasgow so when I can’t be found in the library eating obnoxiously loud snacks on the silent floor, in the pub with my friends warming our hearts over pints or at my internship, I can be found wrapped in my bed wearing pyjamas, a dressing gown, a blanket and with a hot water bottle thrown in there for a good measure with something good playing on my laptop screen.
Unsure of what to watch this winter? I got you covered, dive on in.
“Monday Letters is a fortnightly email promoting the power of Mondays and the start of a new week. The time to hit refresh after the weekend, the time to get up early and start your week, to pull that to-do list together and finally make it to the gym class you’ve been muttering about for weeks or have that big long lie in and a cup of tea in bed. Monday is your power day.”
So I am starting a newsletter. Please subscribe, thank you so much. Checking my inbox and seeing I have a new edition of my favourite newsletters brings me such joy. I want to incorporate my love of Mondays into a newsletter where we can share, motivate and inspire each other to get our week’s off to the best possible start.
First edition coming to your inboxes Monday 18th February.
I accidentally didn’t blog between the first few days of December and the end of January. I missed all the killer Christmas content of gift guides, things to do in the festive period, festive travel, festive food, festive fashion – I missed it all. Because sometimes life does just get in the way and you have to take a seat back from your online bubble.
I didn’t even miss blogging when I wasn’t doing it to begin with. I had more time for university, my friends, watching The Ranch on Netflix without feeling like something was niggling at me. I didn’t log into WordPress to see how my stats were doing, I barely glanced at my own Instagram feed and I only tweeted about how The Ranch is surprisingly emotive for a shit sitcom.
A little while ago, The Little Things was one of the most consistent element of The Monday Project and I posted a new instalment every week. The concept was simple: a list of ten little things from the previous week that had made a difference or made me smile. It was easy, fun and receptive. It was blogging in its basics.
But as I hit a large bump in the road with blogging and had no fucking clue what I was doing with my content, The Little Things slipped through the cracks and disappeared. First I attempted to transform it into a newsletter but it just didn’t work how I had envisioned it and then the instalments became more sporadic before finally disappearing from the blog.
And now look! It’s back. In a new and re-vamped format. Enjoy.
Don’t even get me started on true crime podcasts (are you ready for 1000+ words about them?) as I am pretty damn obsessed. I will talk about them with anyone. Wind them into every conversation I’m having. Get confused when people don’t know who a certain serial killer, or as Last Podcast On The Left call them ‘a heavy hitter’.
Because funnily enough mate, not everyone is that interested in the craziness and the cruel as you are.
But thankfully there is a whole host of fellow Murderinos out there who feel the same and a few of my friends are just as obsessed with the true crime world as I am so we swap recommendations and discuss our favourite episodes.