February Favourites

February is already over, how did that happen!!!! Well these are my favourites for the month. I didn’t get around to doing much in terms of reading/watching movies or tv as I worked a lot but I enjoyed those I did get to read or watch I enjoyed a lot.

Books

  • This is a book that I actually haven’t finished yet but I really enjoy it. It’s a biography about Beatrix Potter by Linda Lear and it’s so interesting to read about her life. There is so much that I didn’t now before. This is my bus/work break book so it’s taking me a bit to finish but I enjoy taking my time to get through it.

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Music

  • This is an old favourite that I rediscovered at the beginning of the month. As you might have noticed from my January favourites post, I love musicals and at the beginning of February I randomly stumbled about my Aida soundtrack and ended up listening to it for about two weeks.

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Movies

  • Around the middle of February the movie Hidden Figures started showing in cinemas here in Germany and it is such a great movie. The story is so interesting and I would definitely recommend the movie.

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February Happy Mail Incoming

The last few weeks have been fantastic mail weeks. I received a lot of postcrossing cards, though now I am once again at a point where I have received more than I send. That should even out soon though as there are still several cards travelling to their new homes. These cards arrived from France, Malaysia, Russia, Slovenia and the US. I particularly like the whale (of course) and the ‘I ❤ my planet’ card from France. This card is really cool as it comes from a company that donates 5% of the sales from the cards to environmental educational programmes.

All these cards had really nice stamps on the back as well. As always I  find the selection of different stamps fascinating.

 

My mailbox was also filled with three letters from my lovely penpals. They arrived from Great Britain, America and Germany.

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Lastly I received a sticker order from Australia that made me happy before I even opened it. Just look at all these pretty flower stamps!!! I just love it when someone uses stamps even for higher postages instead of getting the maschine printed ones.

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Late Winter Wonderland

On the weekend Winter suddenly came back. Waking up on Saturday morning I looked out of the window and everything was white. More snow than we actually had so far this winter. So of course a little walk through the snow was in order. Aside from quite a few Snowmen that were already build I also saw a heron in the field. Sadly the snow really didn’t last very long but while it was there it was quite beautiful.

First week of February mail

I am slowly getting over my snail mail slump. All the letters that have been lying around for a while have been answered now and are on the way to my penpals. And for two of them I already have received a reply so I can just keep writing.

Lets start with my outgoing letters, one went of to the USA and the other one is on its way to Indonesia. I also send of 5 more postcrossing cards but got them to the mailbox before taking a photo, my scatterbrain doing its best again 😀

 

On the incoming front I’ve got a two gorgeous letters. One coming from Keely in America and the other one from Emma in Ireland. The way Keely wrote my name is so pretty. And look at all the stamps. I love both this beautiful storefront stamp from Ireland as well as the Love cloud and Penguins from the US.  I also got a postcrossing card from Germany. Sadly as I hate Onions this is not one of my favourites.

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Crocheted Shawl

About a month I finally finished this shawl that I had been working on for a good 4-5 months I think. I bought this yarn in Iceland because I loved the colours in it and even started and got through a good portion of it. You might have seen some of my progress photos which I think added to a couple of posts. But then Christmas came around and my main focus (crochet wise) was on the shark socks I made for my sister. After that I needed a little break from crocheting. In January I got back to it though and finally finished my existing project. I didn’t come up with the pattern myself but since it has been so long since I started on this I also can’t remember which website I found the pattern on. This shawl turned out really nice though and it quite warm so it’s perfect for when it gets a little bit cold but I don’t want to put on a big sweater.

 

Monthly Favourites January

When I’m not writing letters or crafting or hanging out with whales I do a lot of more mundane things like reading or watching movies/TV series that I normally don’t talk too much about on this blog. But I kind of feel like adding a little bit of it so this is the start to a series of my favourites for every month.

Books:

  • At the very beginning of the month I read this book with the simple title ‘The Disney Book’. I’ve always loved Disney movies and all the music from the movies so this book was really great. Besides some of the background history on how Walt Disney started the studios, how the movies were created and the theme parks there are beautiful images in there. You can just leaf through it without getting bored before actually reading it. That’s what I did after getting the book in december before I had the time to actually pick it up and read the whole thing. It’s not a massive book either, just under 200 pages so perfect if you like Disney.

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Music: There are two soundtracks that I have been basically listening to non-stop this month.

  • The School of Rock Musical Soundtrack is fantastic. I haven’t seen the musical but my sister did on her trip to the US in December and bought the CD so I got a chance to listen to it and just became obsessed. I’ve been listening to the songs every time on my way to work and just love the energy of the songs and how well the story is told through the music. Of course I know the movie and have actually watched it a few times. Now I really want to see the Musical though.

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  • The other CD is the Moana soundtrack. The Music in this movie is just so beautiful and there is not much more to say to it. I just love every single song in the movie.

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TV Series:

  • The second season of Fuller House started on Netflix at the beginning of January and I actually binge watched the whole season over two days or so. Even though it really isn’t the best show it just makes me feel super nostalgic and I love it. I grew up watching Full House on TV and it just makes me super happy to watch this.

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  • I’ve also rewatched a lot of Friends this month. Friends will always be one of my favourites, no matter how often I watch the episodes I always love them. I might be another nostalgia thing.

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So that’s it, those are all my favourites from January :). What did you read or watch this month that just made you happy?

 

 

 

Send off into the World

This week I was finally able to reply and send some of the letters that I had for far to long. Two of these are normal replies and the third is a birthday present. I just loved this big bookish envelope to not reuse it and I think it looks definitely a lot more interesting than just the plain old white one that it covers. Hopefully all of these will reach their destination soon. I have to more letters to reply to and I hope to do so over the weekend.