What I Do When I’m Not Writing Blog Posts – Favourites

This blog is very fashion orientated and when it’s not, it seems to fall back into that category anyway. But occasionally I do spend time away from it and away from my studies (okay, maybe not that much time). So, if you were interested, here’s a little list/linky list where I ramble about things that I like and you might like to.


Watch Films

There’s no doubt you might have noticed I spend a lot of time watching films. Back in the day I would post monthly recaps of all the films that I’ve consumed. These days I prefer searching out good old classic. Films are the only category that I have overall favourites: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (because I’m a sucker for romance) and the entire Scream series (mostly the first one because of the inner film criticism that I could talk about for days – that I have spoken about for days). Ghost-face is the love of my life.

This week I’ve also seen How To Train Your Dragon 2 and that new X-Men in theatres. And on my to-watch list are Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and to force Coen to experience to glory that is The Mexican.

Read Books

While I may be a Creative Writing and English Lit student I’ve fallen
into a horrid habit of not reading outside of my necessary reading list
during the semester. Since I’m technically on my break (still one
daunting essay left to finish) I’ve started reading again. I’ve re-read Harry Potter one because it’s the literary equivalent of the love of my life and I’ve just started Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Play Games

I spend all of my time playing Suduku, Spider Solitare and Space Inavders. My whole family, Coen inclusive, are all massive MMORPG players but the closest I’ve ever gotten are the classics. It’s strange when there’s so much pressure to play games in your home, you end up not finding them fun. Plus, they’re great for…

Listening to Podcasts

I never thought I would get into Podcasts. I’m still a newcomer to the realm.  If you have any suggestion I automatically need-to-know-please. My favourites are Welcome to Night Vale and The Drunkenpeasant’s Popdcast (though I can’t stand anything they say about Feminism, that’s just a warning).

Looking up Vegan Recipes

 The kind of recipes I love seem to be far and few between. Vegan? No more than four steps? Limited amount of chopping? Less than three ingredients?  Moderately healthy? If so, we have a winner. Recent trials have been this Paleo Curry Cauliflower (though I use Peanut oil rather than Coconut oil) and general attempts at battling sweet potato.

Reading Poetry

Much faster to read than novels, and considerably cheaper! Coen bought me Cody Weber’s new poetry collection (that comes with a PDF of his ridiculously lovely photography). He’s a YouTuber if you weren’t around the last time I mentioned him, and has some lovely poerty, political and life video’s up on his channel, Saturnine Films here. His work, poetry, music and photographs, are being sold ridiculously cheap. But if you don’t like Travel Poetry – I know of lot of people, myself included, don’t – you won’t like the Postcard From… collection that I bought. Though, I have some favourites:  Darwin and Friends. Most of his work is a dollar.

I was also emailed by that writer I reviewed here to review his book of poetry. I’ve only skimmed over a few. But after this semester of poetry I couldn’t believe his incredible ability at rhyme schemes. They seem perfect for children. Check it out here, it’s only a dollar.

I think I have sufficiently spoken about nonsensical things for long enough. It’s time for you to tell me your favourites. What do you do when you aren’t doing the things that you always, well, do? Did that make sense? You get the picture, I’m sure.



  1. June 15, 2014 / 2:06 pm

    The same thing happened to me with reading, I get kind of burned out after the school year, but I'm trying to fix that this summer with some short, fun books. I've pretty much always got a few print outs of sudoku tucked into my planner just for lulls in the day.

  2. June 15, 2014 / 6:41 pm

    Hey Sary! I definitely loved this post, super fun and we share so many of the same hobbies. I loved the first Scream too for the same reason (I could go on about it for days, too). Have you heard about Maleficent? I think that's going to be a good movie as well; you should check it out! What did you think of X-men?

    • June 16, 2014 / 12:01 am

      Thanks! I'd love to see you do a version over on your blog! :3

      I'm not sure what I think about Maleficent, but I'm always pretty wary of films these days. X-Men was pretty interesting. Wolverine is my favourite, so I knew I was going to enjoy it at least a little!

    • June 19, 2014 / 4:08 am

      You're very welcome! What a great idea! I'll totally do one! 😀 Thanks so much! <3

      Ahh I see, agreed, I'm pretty cautious around new releases as well but I'm hopeful for Maleficent and X-men. Btw, glad you liked that one; Wolverine's a great character and I've really liked his part in the films too.

  3. June 15, 2014 / 6:42 pm

    OOh and I've heard of Welcome to Night Vale!! Someone had recommended it to me but I never got a chance to check it out. Bbbut since *you've* mentioned it, I might just give it a chance considering your fabulous taste! 🙂

  4. June 16, 2014 / 8:01 am

    Welcome to Nightvale is an amazing podcast. I love it because it's beautiful and ludicrous at the same time. And I second Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Some parts are a bit grotesque, but mostly it's hilarious.

  5. August 11, 2014 / 2:23 am

    Such good choices here… I actually write poetry, and have a page on All Poetry. Also, YES I loved Miss P's home for peculiar children, partial reason for the name of my blog Peculiar Pastel. Peculiar is my favorite word so… And actually, I was wondering where I would be able to see Breakfast At Tiffany's online for free? I already checked on Netflix, and it was going to force my poor credit card into spending even MORE money, as if it hadnt had enough. But seriously, I'm sorry if I sound obnoxiously cheap, I just really want to watch the movie, and after one report against my computer and netfix frustration later, I'm desperate

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