5 Audiobooks I’ve Listened To and Loved.

5 Audiobooks I’ve Listened To and Loved.

Happy Saturday my lovelies!! Sorry I have been missing the last week or two, I’ve been dealing with some personal challenges; but I’m back now and better than ever! Over the last few weeks, I’ve been taking some time for selfcare, and one thing I’ve been getting really into is listening to audiobooks.

So, why are audiobooks great? Well, they are perfect for long car journeys by yourself, great for when you’re home alone, and I love them for when you’re too tired to move and watch tv but not too tired to actually go to sleep.

I currently listen to audiobooks through Audible (not sponsored, but it could be – Amazon.. you listening?), and the only reason I even began listening to audiobooks was after listening to podcasts on youtube (mostly the TryPod by the Try Guys and Kelsey Darragh’s podcast, which are both great!) whilst doing other things like cleaning my room or painting.

So.. I thought I’d let you know what I’ve been listening to!

Let’s get right into it:

The Philosopher's stone

1 . The Harry Potter Series – Read by Stephen Fry. Look, you know I love Harry Potter, so this was a given recommendation. But also, if you’re after something that’s incredibly easy listening and calming, Stephen Fry reading you a bedtime story is just a perfect way to end the day and wind down.

The Try Guys - Hidden Power of Fucking Up

2 . The Hidden Power of Fucking Up – Read by The Try Guys. I love the Try Guys, for many reasons, which I may or may not get into in future posts.. we’ll see. It’s basically the story of 4 guys who funnily enough, try things out of their comfort zone and also run a youtube channel; oh and they’re hilarious so be prepared for a laugh! They get into personal stories and tries, share the good and the bad and are genuinely lovely human beings without a hint of toxic masculinity in them.

Jonathan Van Ness - Over The Top

3 . Over The Top, By Jonathan Van Ness and read by him! It’s Jonathan’s story, from what his childhood was like, to how he became the absolute icon he is today! If you love Queer Eye, then you’ll love this; Jonathan shares everything and is so incredibly open it’ll make you love him even more!

How to break up with fast fashion

4 . How to Break Up with Fast Fashion, By Lauren Bravo. I bought this with my monthly Audible credit on a whim, and I was not disappointed! I listened to this entire book from start to finish in the space of two days, and in those two days I overhauled my wardrobe and am grateful to now have a new view on my clothes and a realisation on how many clothes I actually have. Too many, incase you were wondering.

Body Positive Power

5 . And finally: Body Positive Power, By Megan Jayne Crabbe, or as you may know her on instagram – @bodyposipanda. I found this book perfect for those days where you just aren’t feeling happy with yourself and your body image. It’s helped me see my body in a new light and appreciate everything it has and continues to do for me and allow me to do. Need a body image pick me up? Then this book is for you!

And those are my recent listens in my Audible library. I loved every single one of these listens, and nearly every time I was listening to these I found that I was either super relaxed and chilling out, or I was being more productive in my spare time than ever before. I also found that it’s a great substitution to having the tv on for the sake of having the tv on because you want background noise. My favourite time to listen to audiobooks is when I’m cleaning/organising and painting.

Do you listen to audiobooks? If so, what’re you listening to now? Let me know in the comments!! I’d love some new recommendations!

And that’s all from me for today! I’m now off to go and find a new book to listen to and paint a huge canvas; which I may or may not record a timelapse of, we’ll see how it turns out haha!

Have a great weekend my lovelies!

Love,

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Apps I Can’t Live Without

Apps I Can’t Live Without

Living today in this time, we’re surrounded by technology. In particular our phones.. For me, I can’t live without my phone, if I go anywhere without my phone then I panic thinking what if I get lost? (My geographical skills are ridiculously bad.) What if I get in trouble and need to call someone? What if there’s an emergency at home? Etc etc etc..

So, what makes my phone so important to me that I can’t go anywhere without it? Well, that would be a selection of apps I use pretty much every. single. day. What are these apps that are so useful I hear you ask? Well let me tell you about each of them.

  1. Messenger. Bit of a obvious one I know. But as someone who hates talking on the phone, I use this one daily.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Swipes App Icon
  2. Swipes. This on is a to-do list app, and it has made being organised so easy! It sends you notifications and helps keep you on track for all your tasks, you can categorise stuff too!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Asana Rebel App Icon
  3. Asana Rebel. This one is for all of you fellow yogis out there. It’s a fitness workout app that has combined yoga with HIIT workouts and it works wonders!! The only downside to this one is that you have to subscribe after 7 days free, but in my opinion it’s totally worth it.                                                                                                                                                                               WordPress App Icon
  4. WordPress. I manage my blog through the app when I’m on the go and can add and update content as I wish.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Spotify Music App Icon
  5. Spotify. Because who doesn’t love a good dance around the kitchen when you’re making breakfast in the morning?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NUS Extra App Icon
  6. NUS Extra. This one I use for online shopping. Being an apprentice means I don’t have a big income, so by signing up to NUS Extra Apprenticeships means I can get discount codes for online shopping and going out to dinner.
  7. All of the socials. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Hey, they’re just easy ways to keep in touch with people.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Pinterest App Icon
  8. Pinterest. I go on here whenever I’m looking for a bit of inspiration, whether that be for clothes, makeup, hair or diy projects!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Eve App Icon
  9. Eve. This one is for the ladies. It’s a period tracking app which includes a forum of a huge community of women all empowering each other.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Netflix App IconAmazon Prime Video App Icon
  10. Streaming apps. I’m an avid Netflix and Amazon Video user. It’s pretty much all I watch stuff on. And lucky for my lot, I’m the one who pays for it..                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Homescapes App Icon
  11. Homescapes. I’m not one for gaming on my phone really. But I have recently become very addicted to this game, probably because I love interior design and Candy Crush and this matches the two together pretty well.
  12. Camera and Photos. I use my camera a fair bit, usually for photos of my nephew and food.. haha. But also for taking photos for on here, which is pretty important!!

Well, that’s the apps I use near enough everyday. I do wonder what apps other people use and if they use them to keep productive. What apps can’t you live without? Let me know in the comments below!!

Have a great week everyone!

Love,

Victoria x Blog Signature