One of my favourite things about music has always been the way in which we consume it. I have never cared about perfection, nor how to define a sound. I often struggle to describe bands to people based on what they sound like. In a world full of such technology it just makes more sense to pull out your phone, open Spotify and press play. However if you want to talk about what the band are about, what they mean to me, or to others, then I am absolutely here.
Life can be hard. The sun may be shining but that doesn’t mean we always follow suit. July has been a pretty slow month, not really much to write home about. Yet here I am.
It is no secret that a lot of my cosmetic essentials all year round come from Lush (my absolute #1 being Ultrabland facial cleanser), but I thought I might talk you through some of my all time favourite products for summer.
Although June was not quite as busy as previous months, it really tired me out. Which is strange, because come to think of it, I had a whole month of Saturdays off – quite frankly unheard of. Then again, although this sounds like the dream, I’m a fan of my Tuesdays and Wednesdays off, my mid week weekend; the time I get to run all my errands without the hustle and bustle of weekend shoppers. Not in June though. A whole month of a completely different schedule in this gross, sticky heat…well, I think it may have broken me. Not just because of work, but also because I actually ended up making plans on some of these Saturdays instead of hiding away in my flat and you know, relaxing. As I type this I am remembering just how busy in fact June was. No wonder I’m feeling it.
Looking back on May is a little odd. It seems to have gone super quick, but then again, when I look back on the first few days, they seem like a lifetime away. I just can’t seem to make my mind up about this past month.
Right now every other person I follow on Instagram is using HUJI, the app that turns your phone camera into a disposable from 1998. Date stamp included if you so desire. Knowing how much of a sucker I am for these kind of apps, I tried to steer clear of it for a good while, but as expected, here I am, insanely attached to my virtual disposable.
One minute I haven’t been home since Christmas, the next I’m on my second trip back to Kent just ten days after the first, with yet another visit on the horizon. Everyone has that month with ALL of the birthdays, and for me that month is April.
Now here is a spiritual album and a half. Just a few seconds into ‘Ojos En El Carro’ and this band had fully caught my attention. As I delved into the album I fell deeply under Mint Field’s spell. A duo that do just what they want; long tracks with haunting layers and absolute bliss.
Change, change and more change. March has seen me shift into my meat free diet way more successfully than I thought. I have turned down haribo and was even haunted by a dream in which I was accidentally served bacon. I am so happy to have done this in a way that suited me best; taking my time, learning from friends and most importantly, doing it because I wanted to.
Have you ever listened to an album that has made you want to flee to a cottage in the country and spend countless nights by the fire, with nothing but your thoughts to keep you company?