July started with a bit of a heatwave in parts of the country. I was lucky enough to escape the ridiculous temperatures as I was in Devon where it was a lot cooler. The rest of the month just went downhill - rain, clouds and chilly enough at some points to consider turning the heating on. Ridiculous!
The end of the month wasn't so fantastic unfortunately. My sinuses went mental and I had a Crohn's flare up so completely lost my appetite which for someone who loves food as much as me was extremely frustrating!
Earworm of the month: Sometimes at work when I need to get stuff done without distraction I plug myself in to YouTube and work my way through various playlists. My go-to genre at the moment transports me back to my teen years - Britpop (I'm still working on it but here's my playlist so far)!
Anyhoot, on my musical travels I came across "We're Going to Miss You" by James. I've been a fan of a couple of their songs but found this to be just fantastic and had it on loop for aaaaages!
Film of the month: "Pitch Perfect" - I make no secret of loving a good "girly" film (Bridesmaids, Bridget Jones, Legally Blonde, etc) so have no idea why in the 3 years since it was released I've not watched Pitch Perfect! To be honest, I think it's because I thought it was going to be too much singing for me. Yes, there was singing but it was really, really good! Overall it was a feel good comedy and I will most certainly be watching Pitch Perfect 2!
Tv of the month: "Homeland" - why oh why did I not watch this when it was first out?! After pretty much binge-watching seasons 1 and 2 I am hooked. The plot has twists and turns and is totally gripping and Claire Danes and Damain Lewis are brilliant together!
Favourite food of the month: John West steam pots - I've been trying to eat pretty mild/plain/simple food to give my insides a bit of a rest (thanks, Crohn's!) and these little pots have really helped! Easy to make and gentle on my stomach but still really tasty and filling!