2018 has really been the year of podcasts for me and with that, the year of true crime podcasts. True crime is incredibly fascinating and I love listening to a podcast whilst working away on my laptop or walking around my city running errands. Some of them are a little scary and I was definitely freaked after listening to five episodes all about the East Area Rapist but it is very eye-opening to learn about such horrific crimes.
True crime podcasts require a huge amount of research to do the cases justice and I like a mix of no-thrills delivery that is all about the facts to a chatty discussion of theories and more light-hearted commentary. I am continuously finding new true crime podcasts but I thought I’d share my three ~ ride or die ~ favourites where I’ve listened to nearly every single episode for any other lovers of true crime podcasts out there.
Hopefully, all being well, this post will be coming live to you from Stansted airport where I sit patiently waiting to board my flight to Rome and trying not to spend all my money in Starbucks. Because where has time gone? It only feels like yesterday I was in Stansted with my two best pals on our way home for a long summer and now I’m back again.
And it feels like I’ve just blinked and two months or so has shot by. I can’t believe how quick this summer has gone – it definitely true that time goes quicker as you get older. I remember when I was in secondary school, the six weeks of summer felt like the longest time and now I have just under that left between me and fourth year.
I love taking note of memories. I’m always been the one snapping a photo or the one who journaled. I like remembering things, saving things and having memories to look back on. Scrapbooking has become one of my favourite ways to store past adventures and with summer 2018 being one of my favourite summers to date, it felt only fair to document it.
I’ve partnered with Printiki to print my travel memories from 2018 and make a scrapbook. This is my 2018 travel scrapbook and every time I flick through it I do a little happy dance in my head. I’m so incredibly lucky to have travelled to these lovely places this year and the fun isn’t stopping yet either as a week today I’ll be on my way to Italy!
I’m back with another Little Things! When I first re-started this series a few weeks back I had the intention of doing it every single Sunday as a happy little conclusion to the previous week. I love starting things on a Monday, so reflecting with closure on a Sunday really sits well with me.
However one of the reasons I re-started The Little Things was because I didn’t like the structure and just wanted to enjoy writing them. This list of little things here has been pulled from a word document I keep on my laptop and continuously add to – creating a more varied collection.
I am aware I am six months late to making this but one evening whilst watching Bad Education I was overwhelmed with the need to write up a quick fuck budget for 2018. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of a ‘fuck budget’ then you need to educate yourself ASAP with the words of wisdom of Sarah Knight in The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k.
It is indeed life changing. Sarah Knight is one of my favourite writers and I am always finding myself turning to her teachings when I’m in a pickle. Charlotte wrote up about why you need to give her books a whirl and I’m here today to share my very important fuck budget that I know everyone cares about.