How the heck has the second month of the year passed already? 

It felt as if January lasted a year but February only lasted a day.

When I first sat down to write this blog post, I thought that I had very little to say, but then I checked my Notion page. 

February wasn’t the best month for me, and I found myself facing a few health struggles. Something I might share in a later blog post. As I’m writing this – on the evening of the 29th – I am actually feeling a lot better and today has been the first productive one in a long while. But, a lot of the month was spent taking it easy.

To that end, I spent a fair amount of time watching telly, but also re-igniting my love of the podcast media.

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Before The Coffee Gets Cold, Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Another five-star read and it’s only the second week of February – who the heck am I? I LOVED this little book and devoured it within a few days. It’s a gorgeous story that posed a cosy and cute book that was relaxing and peaceful to read. Grab a warm blanket, make yourself a hot chocolate and settle in. Gorgeous.

Give my review a read here.

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

This is a classic for a reason, but having never read it before it was first on my list this year. I’ve set myself a classic challenge this year, and it’s my goal to read 12 classic books. This was number one. I was never lucky enough to read this book in school and instead my class was set various other tasks. I always remember being jealous of those reading this one, because it sound important. I’m not sure why I’ve put it off this long, but this book is excellent. Powerful, educational and honest.

Give my review a read here.

Wandering Souls, Cecile Pin

This book is beautiful but utterly broke my heart. I devoured it, reading it in just one day. The learnings and musings contained in this book are as relevant now as they ever have been. 

Give my review a read here.


Audiobook - The Sober Girls Society, Millie Gooch

This book has changed my life and has really helped to affirm the decision that I’d already made. This is a great book. One of the best self-help books that I’ve read in a long while. 

Give my review a read here.

I watched a LOT of TV shows in February, so, let’s get in to it.

Dead pixels

This is a re-watch for me and is something of a comfort show. This is a feel-good, humour-filled show that deserves far more credit than it ever got. 


A friend of mine – with whom I have a lot of common interests – has been recommending this to me for a while. Having finished re-watching Dead Pixels, I decided to finally dive in to Ghosts. It was worth it. This show stole my heart and I’m not sure I am ever going to get it back. Brilliant, and beautiful in a way that only viewers will understand. 

Love is blind

Ick. I am over this show. I am only watching it to find out if any of them get married. I feel as if this show peaked in series one and I’ve only persisted out of a hope that it would go back to the beginning. It didn’t. It’s problematic, they continue to pick the wrong people and it’s a firm NO from me. 

The Apprentice

Watching out of habit. Another show that needs a rebrand. Or to be ditched.

Can I tell you a secret?

I’m not sure that anyone does documentaries like Netflix does and this one is wild. A really powerful, empowering and important watch that covers the topic of stalking. 

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The Hunger Games: Songbirds and Snakes

I’m a huge fan of the Hunger Games series, so i was eagerly awaiting this movie. This film is essentially the villain origin story of Professor Snow and is set decades before the Hunger Games of Katniss Everdeen. I enjoyed it, for the most part, it’s well written and produced with great casting. It is on the long side and, for me, it did lose momentum towards the end. But it’s fairly good and one that fans of the series will throughly enjoy. 

My Son

Just meh I’m afraid. Not the film I imagined. 

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Strap yourself in – this is the section that will be lengthy because there were a lot of podcasts this month. 

Media Pressure (Maura Murray)

I started listening to this podcast in February and so far, it’s one that I would recommend. I have followed the case of Maura Murray for many years and I was pleased when I heard that her family were creating their podcast. It’s a case that has spiralled and their narrative is more important than any other speculation. Featuring new information, new sources of information and clarification on other details. It’s one that you should listen to. 

Offstage: inside the x factor

This is an interesting podcast about the X-Factor and the reality industry in general. 

Carrie Jade Does not exist

Brilliant podcast about a woman who is not as she seems. 

Undercover: the spycop

There’s a theme here because most of these podcasts are from the BBC. And this one is no different. This one is really impressive and I have so much time for the people who took part. Give it a watch. 

Catching the kingpin

Short and to the point, this series is really interesting. 

Blood on the dance floor

Fascinating, infuriating but a story that needs to be told. 

The strange death of Innes Ewart

This is an excellent podcast, well-wroth a listen and another story that needs to be told. 

This month I won one competition and that was a £20.00 Dominos voucher via the Cola app. However, my voucher code didn’t work and neither brands have helped me. So while I did win it, I didn’t actually get to use it. 

Only one favourite this month and it’s a lame one. But I have been unwell and all I wanted was things that tasted nice. If you haven’t yet tasted the Peach loop sweets from Lidls, you are missing out.

Kay Page