Friends...The internet is a funny wee place. Five years ago, I never would have thought that some of my closest friends would be those I met via the internet - in fact, I would have run a mile at the very notion! However, this week, Dee and I met up with one of our oldest "internet friends", Simone, while she was home from Dubai and it reminded me how nice it is to be a part of a community that is so likeminded. The three of us could have sat nattering all night over food and wine in Rustic Stone...it was a truly lovely evening!
Time Offline... As much as I love the internet, a book and a TV show this week have made me fall back in love with offline entertainment. Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty was the first book in awhile that has been unputdownable (yes, that's a real word!). The characters, though scantily developed, are intriguing and the plot is one you become invested in from the first chapter. It's a bit gritty, a bit shocking and entirely worth the read. The same could be said for True Detective. This chilling cop thriller is entirely captivating and with Matthew McConaghey and Woody Harrelson at the helm, the acting is spot on but, the real star is the writing. TD has reminded me of how good television can actually be.
Mummy Blogs... I'm not a mummy, nor do I have plans to become one any time soon but, after Simone mentioned something about them, I realised that a good percentage of my Bloglovin' feed and YouTube subscriptions is given over to this genre. Call it wanting to be fully informed or whatever you will but, I genuinely love these daily vlogs and a peek into life with kids. Love Taza is one you should all check out (her kids are just the cutest and her life in NYC is enviable) and major props to ItsJudysLife for the recent vlog of the birth of her twin girls...Dee and I both agree she is our hero!
Hilarious Tweets...I actually can't get enough of these "stating the obvious" accounts. I frequently find myself cackling out loud...alone...and retweeting some of the best ones. My favourite accounts are the totally deadpan, ironic ones and this week I've been loving @RelatableQuote, @tinatbh and @girlposts for some much-needed laughs!
exit the womb they said life will be great they said
— tina (@tinatbh) March 15, 2014
Snapchat... I know, I know; I'm about two years two late with this one but, after rediscovering the app this past week (I forgot I even had it), I've been loving Snapchatting some of my friends. I still think it's surplus to requirements but, there is something so exciting when you see that you have a Snapchat waiting in the wings!