My Inbetweeny Lockdown Blog

Lockdown has hit England again, it started on Thursday 5th November, and should be ending December 2nd. I expect a lot of you are Working From Home. I thought I’d share with you my favourite books, films, Christmas films and Christmas songs, just in case you have some spare time or even need a distraction from the world and fancy reading, watching or listening to something new.

I started a book club with my friend Becca a few months ago, it’s really interesting each month we take it in turns to choose a book for us to read. We’re only a few months in and we’ve already read a wide range of genres. We’re currently reading my choice, which I read years ago but can’t remember much about it called “Guilty Pleasures” The Anita Blake Series written by Laurell K Hamilton, the genre of the book is supernatural.

My favourite books are:

1) Noughts and Crosses – Malorie Blackman (really didn’t like the TV adaptation)

2) Keira Hudson Series – Tim O’Rouke (I have loved every book he has written, he is an author worth checking out)

3) Romeo and Juliet – that’s more of a manuscript does it count?! – Shakespeare (obviously)

4) Beautiful Disaster – Jamie McGuire (great choice for book club Becca!)

5) Harry Potter series (disclaimer I haven’t read them all and the first book was read to me by Stephen Fry on cassette tape when I was a child)

My top 10 favourite films are

1) Cruel Intentions

2) American Beauty

3) The Commitments

4) Romeo and Juliet (1996)

5) A Star is Born (2019)

6) Shaun of The Dead

7) Shakespeare in Love

8) Dead Poets Society

9) Good Will Hunting

10) Clueless

My Favourite Christmas Films

1) The Holiday

2) Last Christmas

3) White Christmas

4) Miracle on 34th Street

5) Noel

My favourite Christmas Songs

1) All I Want For Christmas – Mariah Carey

2) Wrapped in Red Album – Kelly Clarkson

3) My Kind Of Christmas Album – Christina Aguilera

4) Lonelisest Time of the year – Mabel

5) Stay Another Day – East 17

6) One More Sleep – Leona Lewis

7) Any of Michael Buble

8) Christmas Cheer – Oceans Apart

9) Last Christmas – Wham

10) Silent Night – Rock Choir (including me!)

My top tv series

1) White Collar

2) New Girl

3) Friends

4) 2 Pints of Larger and a Packet of Crisis

5) One Tree Hill

6) The OC

7) Supernatural

8) Criminal Minds

9) Blacklist

10) Quantico

11) Buffy The Vampire Slayer

12) Angel

13) Charmed

14) Taskmaster (I think it counts…)

As one of my friends well knows I’ve been trying to get into podcasts, kind of failing at the moment listening to them. The ones I have on my podcast list are

1) Shagged, Married, Annoyed

2) Taskmaster the Podcast

3) Off Menu

4) Two Pints With Will and Ralf

5) The Boys in The Band

I’d love to know what you think of my choices, and what your choices are too. These are all obviously my opinion and my choices, which, granted some I haven’t watched/read in years so some of them are childhood favourites, which, obviously don’t suit everyone. I think you can also tell I like the supernatural genre and Shakespeare- imagine if anyone combined the two?!

My next official blog will be the beginning of December, where I’ll be covering how to make my Gypsophelia Wreath, Christmas Traditions and some festive baking. Until then, take care, stay safe and if you need any help or support please seek the support and help you need.


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