Podcasts I’m loving

Lately I’ve really been getting into podcasts. They’re a great alternative to music for getting ready in the morning, or listening to on the tube. I have to admit that only recently did I discover that there is an actual iPhone app called ‘Podcasts’ where you can find them all, for free! But don’t worry, if you don’t have an iPhone, you can listen to them all online, too. So, in this post I’m sharing a few of my favourite podcasts: I think there’s one for everybody here!

  • Serial; If you are, like me, a fan of crime shows, you simply need to listen to this. It follows the true story of Adnan Syed who was arrested for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. It is so gripping that it’s hard to stop listening, so I would suggest listening to it, uninterrupted.

 

  • Ladies Who Lunch; This podcast is hosted by Cat Valdes and Ingrid Nilsen, who are both known for their YouTube channels. Although more light-hearted in mood, they tackle really prevalent issues in our society, including friendship, feminism and sexuality.

 

  • Stuff You Should Know; These five-minute long episodes are so informative, about interesting and often obscure subjects such as hysterical strength,grassoline and contagious yawning.

 

  • Welcome to Night Vale; This fantastically odd podcast tells the story of a made-up desert town called Night Vale. I would recommend this to anyone with a strong imagination and a love for the bizarre.

 

  • Witch, please; This is seriously my dream podcast. Two smart and funny women talking about my favourite other-world: Harry Potter’s. If you love Harry Potter as much as I do, you need to give this a listen.

 

I hope you found a new podcast to listen to after reading this post, or perhaps are only just, like me, entering in to the glorious world of podcasts. Happy listening!

-Evie ❁

Interior loving

Recently we were lucky enough to spend a week in the idyllic town of Alnwick in Northumberland. 

With Alnwick Castle(aka Hogwarts!)  and Barter’s Books on the doorstep, it really was my idea of a perfect getaway. 

But today I wanted to show you some snaps I took of the beautiful house we stayed in. It was decorated in my exact interior taste: lots of white, wood and plants!! 










-Evie ❁

Book haul: Classics 

It’s been much too long since a book post on this blog. In fact, I think my last one was my 2015 Book Round-Up.  For my sixteenth birthday, I was lucky enough to get many books; today I am just showing you the ‘classics’. Although most of these I was given, I did buy ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ and ‘The Outsider’ at a market in Cambridge for just a couple of pounds!

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London trip: Tate Britain

A couple of weeks ago, my friend and I took a trip to the Tate Britain in London. I’ve been to the Tate Modern before, and personally I’m not a big fan of all the modern art. However, the Tate Britain is a stark contrast to the Modern; it is home to many older paintings.

Whenever we have a London trip planned, I like to visit TimeOut to check out what’s on in London at the moment. I found out about this Pablo Bronstein exhibition involving live dancers. This interested me, and I knew my friend would like it too, as she is really into dancing.

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My new favourite poet, Savannah Brown

When I say I read poetry, I mean it. I drink it in, pages and pages of it. As the title may suggest, I have found a new poet who I adore. Although she may not hold the title as my favourite poet, Savannah is amazing and deserves more recognition.

What I particularly like about her poetry is how meaningful and heartfelt it is; she has recently released a book of her best poems, however before then the way she published them was through YouTube. Her voice is so raw and gorgeous, and in fact her slam poems NEED to be listened to instead of read.

PLEASE watch this, it’s so important:

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