I’ve written four post drafts this week, which makes me feel like I’m finally getting back into blogging again. It’s been so long since I’ve written more than one post in a week, and I’m really happy because of it. I used to blog regularly when I was in school/sixth form, but then life got hectic (and boring, in my opinion), so I stopped writing as much. Even though I have limited free time, I’ve realised that if I manage that time effectively (and block Facebook) I can still do the things I’d like to do.
This week’s been a tiring one. For some reason, I thought I was superwoman and could get through the week on five hours sleep a night. I managed to get through the working week without feeling any negative effects, but right now I’m ready to give up on my to-do list and fall asleep. At 4pm. I am clearly not a superhero!
Last Sunday, me and Andy went to our favourite Chinese restaurant for a 3-course meal, as we felt like we deserved a break from cooking for a night. We’ve both been going there since we were really young – before we even knew each other! I had shredded duck in plum sauce for my main course, and it was absolutely amazing. I ended up over-eating, as usual, but I have absolutely no regrets. Good food shouldn’t be wasted!
We’ve also had updates on the house situation this week. Basically, we’ve been told the landlord isn’t responding, so it looks like we won’t be getting anything fixed after all. It’s so annoying. We’re having to pay to live somewhere that isn’t fit to live in, and we can’t get out of the contract for another three months. I just want a house that I can be proud[ of, and enjoy life in, not somewhere where I have to fight to not sleep under a leaking ceiling.
Anyway, back to happy stuff. Yesterday was pay day, so I ended up splurging on a few presents for myself. I bought five books and a Pokemon plush from Amazon, and also bought these lovely things today:
I’m so excited to use the pens on the adult colouring book I got for Christmas! And can’t wait to read the books too!
This morning I went to see ‘The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness’ – a really cool documentary about Studio Ghibli, which was being shown as part of Bradford Literature Festival. It focuses on the working routines and lives of the people who work at Studio Ghibli, and was really interesting to watch. The way they create their films is amazing – they draw each frame by hand and have to make sure it fits in line with the previous frame. Definitely a lot of patience and skill required!
The documentary makes me want to write more, draw more and generally “create” more. It reminded me why I got into a creative industry, and why I love to write. It’s so magical seeing something from your head come to life, be that in words, watercolours or even dance!
If anyone’s been enticed by my bad descriptions of things, ‘The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness’ is available to buy on Amazon. It’s definitely worth a watch if you’re a fan of Studio Ghibli or are interested in film production in general.
Also, finally, I entered Kya’s giveaway today. You should really check it out. The prizes are beyond amazing!
How was your week?