I feel like it’s kinda strange doing a ‘favourites’ post when it has been a really awful week, but we’ve got to try to spread some positivity. This month I’ve enjoyed quite a mixture of things, including my trip to Milan a couple of weeks ago and the Netflix adaptation of 13 Reasons Why. I’ve also taken lots of photos around Chelsea and Notting Hill (I’m such a stereotype!) and had my first ever proper job interview (the previous ones were all for internships). So here are my May Favourites:
So I was initially going to write a whole post about things to see and do in Milan, but unfortunately I was only there for a couple of days (*sob*) so I wasn’t able to visit much. However, I did get to see the cat café (which I highly recommend BTW), and the Duomo di Milano (a cathedral in the centre of the city). It was also nice to spend time with my friends again too – I hadn’t seen a couple of them since SitC 2014 – waaay too long!
2. 13 Reasons Why
I finally got round to watching 13 Reasons Why during the PLL break last week, and I thought it was amazing. I know it’s received so much criticism but I think it portrays the topic of suicide really well. I’ll admit that there were a few scenes I just couldn’t watch, and there are some parts that are unsuitable for younger audiences, but it is such an important show. It’ll make you realise just how much impact your words and actions can have on other people. You can read more about my thoughts of 13 Reasons Why here.
Although completely different to 13 Reasons Why, Wonder also explores just how cruel kids can be. It focuses on Auggie (short for August), a boy who was born with a face deformity. He was home-schooled due to all the hospital appointments he had to go to, until his parents decide that it’s time for him to start a normal school. Joining a new school is a tough experience for anyone, but it’s particularly difficult for Auggie. Most of the other kids just don’t understand that Auggie can’t help the way he looks, and being different doesn’t make him any less of a human being. I definitely recommend Wonder and I’ll guarantee you’ll want to hug Auggie by the end.
4. I Love Mint Choc Chip Shower Gel
I’m currently using the I Love Mint Choc Chip Shower Gel and it smells divine. It reminds me of mint ice cream, which is my absolute fave. Unfortunately, I don’t think it’s available anywhere at the moment 🙁
What have you been loving this month?