My Post-Lockdown Travel Wishlist!

Hello! We’re now well into week three of lockdown and with no end-date in sight, this is how life is going to be for the foreseeable future. I have been dreaming about what to do when this is over and we can start travelling again, as I’m sure many others have been too!

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Road Trip Around Scotland

One thing I would love to do this Summer is have a road trip around Scotland. I’ve lived in Scotland my whole life, but there are so many places and things I’ve not seen. I’d really like to spend some time around the West Coast, which has some of the most beautiful places in the country. Number one on the list is the Isle of Skye to see the fairy pools!

How beautiful does this look!

Lithuania

My boyfriend is from Lithuania, and we had been planning a small trip in May which has had to be postponed, but I’d still really like to make it there at some point this year. I don’t know too much about the place and honestly, it’s not somewhere that was ever on my bucket list to visit, but I’m excited to find out more, and I’ll have an excellent tour guide in the shape of my boyf!

Greece

As well as Lithuania, we were thinking of a trip somewhere a bit sunnier! Neither of us have ever been to Greece, and it’s somewhere I’ve been wanting to go for a while (mostly to live out my fantasy of living like Donna from Mamma Mia for a week). At the moment nothing sounds better to me than lying on a beach on a Greek island, soaking up the sun and sipping on cocktails…

Want to be here so bad!

Who else can’t wait for this to all be over so travel plans can start again? And where are you planning to go when lockdown is finally over? Let me know in the comments!

Books to read when you’re bored

Hello! I hope everyone is having a good weekend and you’ve all been eating lots of chocolate this Easter Sunday!

If you’re like me, you’ve maybe been finding a bit more time for reading recently, or want to start. So if you’re looking for some inspiration for your next read (including some of those books you’ve told people you’ve read but you totally haven’t) here are some of my suggestions!

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Series

  1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. A Song of Ice and Fire Series (Game of Thrones), George R.R. Martin
  3. His Dark Materials (The Golden Compass), Philip Pullman
  4. The Hunger Games Trilogy, Suzanne Collins
  5. Harry Potter Series, J.K. Rowling

Young Adult

  1. The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton
  2. The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas
  3. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
  4. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time , Mark Haddon
  5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky

Thriller

  1. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
  2. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
  3. The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
  4. The Talented Mr Ripley, Patricia Highsmith
  5. Rebecca , Daphne du Maurier
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Long Reads

  1. A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara
  2. Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell
  3. The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
  4. Middlemarch, George Eliot
  5. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

Classics

  1. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
  2. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
  3. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  4. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  5. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

Those Books you should probably have read by now… (and if you have, read them again!)

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
  2. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
  3. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  4. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
  5. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell

I hope you give some of these a go! What are some of your favourite book suggestions? Let me know in the comments!

Feel-Good Films to watch on Netflix Right Now

Happy Wednesday! As we’re still in the middle of lockdown and unable to do much, a lot of people maybe aren’t feeling their best at the moment. Sometimes all we want to do is cosy up on the couch and have a good Netflix marathon. So here are some of my favourite feel-good movies available on Netflix UK right now, for those days when you want nothing more than some mindless entertainment!

Spy

Photo by 20th Century Fox – © 20th Century Fox

Who doesn’t love Melissa McCarthy?! She is brilliant in this comedy as a CIA analyst who is thrust into a field role when her partner is killed. Expect the usual laughs that come with pretty much anything Melissa is featured in. (Also includes Jude Law and Jason Statham for some eye candy).

Classic quote: “I look like someone’s homophobic aunt!”

When Harry Met Sally

An oldie but a goodie! The ultimate rom-com starring Billy Crystal and rom-com queen Meg Ryan about two friends and their will-they, won’t-they romance, this movie is full of laughs and made men everywhere question their skills in the bedroom with that famous diner scene.

© Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

Classic quote: “I’ll have what she’s having!”

Legally Blonde

This is one of my absolute favourites to watch when I’m feeling down and need a bit of cheering up. Reece Witherspoon as Elle Woods is an ultimate girl-power icon and proves that you should never judge a book by its cover.

© 2001 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

Classic quote: “You got into Harvard Law?” “What, like its hard?”

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

I’m a big fan of the original 90s Jumanji with Robin Williams, so I have to admit I was a bit sceptical about this reboot. But I was pleasantly surprised and this is actually a really funny movie! And anything with The Rock in it is worth watching tbh.

© 2016 CTMG.

Classic quote: “I’m an overweight, middle-aged man!”

Shrek

When in doubt, go for Shrek. Great for the kids but also with enough over-their-head jokes to keep adults entertained too, I have to say that Shrek is one of my all-time favourite feel-good films. I honestly couldn’t tell you the number of times I’ve seen it and it still makes me laugh from start to finish every time.

Classic quote: There are so many, but I have to go for “Do you think he’s compensating for something?”

© 2011 – Dreamworks/Paramount Pictures

What are your favourite feel-good films? Is there anything you’ve watched on Netflix recently you would recommend? I’d love to know, please leave some comments!