Going to start this with a generic OMG it’s April!
Best thing about the month so far is that the new episode of Rick & Morty has come out. I won’t lie to you – we all did a little happy dance in the Blogger & The Geek household. Before I rush into April, I must say March was a pretty hectic and busy month with so many fab things happening. It was wonderful to have such a positive month and really welcome spring this year.
I thought April would be my day off month but I’ve had some great opportunities pop into my inbox. I’m off to press evening to review Noise at the middle of the month and also taste a few menus in Birmingham. It won’t be doing my waistline any favours but I’m seriously looking forward to it!
I was a Crufts blogger again for a second year running! This year I took the Geek and we had a jam packed day spending a small fortune on Rufus and meeting our Instagram friends. We met with up with Emma & Alfie from Alfie Bear for a little bit and briefly met Waggy Tales, The Adventures of Doddles and Ramsey the Blue Staffy. It was lovely to put owners to the faces of the dogs who’s photos I like all the time on Instagram. We did a lot of shopping too, which I’ve done a little post on here. All in all, it was a lovely day and I’m hoping nextyear I’ll be able to bring Rufus along with me. He’ll definetely will be heading to Dog Fest with me in June!
HARRY POTTER & THE CURSED CHILD
After a 513 day wait, not speaking to anyone about the play, avoiding every spoiler and denying the plays existence; the day came. I booked tickets for Harry Potter and The Cursed Child the day after my 25th birthday for our seven year anniversary present. Without spoiling it; it was brilliant. I’m very glad I didn’t read the play beforehand as watching it how it was meant to be seen was definitely the way to go. I did feel part 1 was better than part 2 and that the story was a bit fan fiction in places. But, how they presented the magic, the effects and the actors were first class. Even if you’ve read the script, I recommend trying to get tickets!
1 YEAR TO OUR WEDDING
We hit the year mark this month! 1 year to go until we’re officially Mr & Mrs. It was a pretty weird day to be honest as we spend the whole day going, ‘This time next year we will be…’. It’s also a bit weird that I’m in my last year of being a Miss. We celebrated the day by having brunch in our favourite coffee shop and actually making some decisions about our wedding. Most of our family will be pretty glad about that as whenever they ask us, we don’t have a lot to say! This week alone we’ve seemed to go into full planning mode; I’ve made a mock invitation and very pleased with the results, made some music decisions, refined the guest list a little more and priced up a few more bits. I have a little bit more faith in myself that it’ll slowly come together.
Ever since I broke my arm and not being able to take Rufus out on my own for 6 weeks, his training and manners went backwards. He’s not the worlds most polite dog at times, especially with him being a terrier, and being unable to practice training due to pain, tiredness and general feelings of feeling like pants, he went back to his unruly, wild terrier ways. I’ve stepped up our game and gone back to basics. Before I pick up the Geek from work, Rufus and I head to our local field and spend 40 minutes either playing fetch, training and just spending quality time together; just the two of us. It’s so lovely to see the world of difference it’s made to him; he’s a lot more content, less wild and just more of a joy to be around.
I’ve wanted to read this book for a while and in March I finally got round to buying it. Matt Haig wrote it based on his own experiences with depression and anxiety. For someone who doesn’t suffer with either but has someone in their life who does suffer with a mental illness, it’s an excellent read and gave me further understanding of depression. I stress that it’s not a self help book, but it’s an insight into depression and what worked for one person. Personally, it helped me because I wasn’t reading it about someone I know and that detachment helped me understand it further. It’s a really quick read but extremely insightful.