October Favourite – Odds & Ends

October Favourites

What do you do when you are essentially at home 24/7? Watch a lot of TV. That’s why this month (I say this like I’ve done some of these posts before), a lot of my favourites are going to revolve around around digital media. However, I’ve got my eye on some new treats, and sex toys so when I’m up to trying out new things (hopefully next month) I’ll have more favourites in the way of fun, and tasty treats.

Television

There’s always a TV show I put off watching because I’m not entirely sure I’m going to enjoy it, or people have been telling me to watch it. Whenever someone tells me to watch something, or listen to something that pretty much guarantees I’m not going to watch it … until I run out of all other television.

I started watching The Good Place on a night when my pain was pretty bad so I was looking for something nice and easy to chill out to, and I figured I’d give it a go. Three episodes later, I was hooked. I finished season one in two days, and all the episodes that had been released of season two in one day. I’m an all or nothing type of gal. The Good Place is surprisingly brilliant, it’s easy to watch, funny, and I have a bit of a crush on Kristen Bell.

On a whim, and because I’ve heard many people going on about it, I gave The Handmaid’s Tale a watch one weekend. I finished it over the course of three days, and for the next week had very strange dreams. Whilst it’s not something I recommend watching before bed, I do recommend giving it a watch. I liked it so much, I even downloaded the audio books, which leads my nicely on to my next favourite.

Apps

Harry Potter audio books have been an absolute life saver for me at the moment. My vision is spotty at the best of times, and with pain zapping my concentration I’ve had to come up with new ways of keeping myself entertained – other than TV. In comes Audible. I’ve been listening to audio books whilst napping, and falling asleep. I’ve also been listening to them whilst pottering around the house to keep myself distracted from that fun little thing called chronic pain.

Now, let’s talk Pinterest. I’m really really late to the party, okay? I know Pinterest became incredibly popular years ago, and everyone started using it, but I was stuck on tumblr. Well, since my vision has gone from ‘I can read everything’ to ‘I see an o, and a t?’ pictures are my favourite medium. It’s taken a few years, but I finally understand the appeal of Pinterest, and how to use it. I know how to make boards, search for recipes, and find funny posts about chronic pain. I finally feel ‘cool’.

Odds and Ends

Every month I allow myself one treat, and this month I brought a new strip of RGB Led Lighting, that was supposed to be for my office. I couldn’t resist popping it in the lounge for now whilst the office is a mess of plaster and paint. I am a sucker for colourful lights, they make me incredibly happy, and I’m not sure why. Either way, it really adds a little something something to my ‘more cute than spooky’ Halloween decorations.

As I’ve been keeping my feet up a lot, this month they’ve been living on a cheap outdoor bean bag. Now, it’s not a permanent long term solution – the little white beads have already started escaping from their confines, but for now it works. It acts as an extra seat when people pop round (I’ve claimed the whole couch as mine), and it’s a nice pop of colour in the room.

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