Monthly Favourites: November 2016

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November has been a bit of a rollercoaster, tbh. The month started amazingly with birthday celebrations, and after that somewhat dwindled out into the stress of moving house. But regular readers will know that this post is all about the good stuff, so let’s get to it shall we?

seeing: the cursed child! At the beginning of the month, me and Liam went to see The Cursed Child up in that ol’ London. Tickets were a gift for my birthday last year, and oh my god guys it was incredible. I laughed, I cried (twice), and it reignited my love for theatre again to the point where I’m trying to find a drama class for adults to go along to! Read my spoiler-free review of The Cursed Child.

going to: the harry potter studio tour! Yes. more HP birthday week goodness! The day after we saw both parts of the play, we went to the WB Studio Tour. This was also a gift from my birthday last year and it really was wonderful. So, so much to take in but so , so interesting. I also got to live out my childhood dream by riding a broomstick, drinking Butterbeer and having an Azkaban mugshot taken. If you haven’t been already, you must try and go if you can. Oh, and did I mention between the play and the tour we stayed in a Harry Potter themed hotel room?

making: my first video at work. I’ve been working on a Christmas themed campaign at work and put together a little trailer for it to help raise awareness. It’s far from completely professional (I am yet to truly master the avoidance of jump cuts), but I got some nice feedback from it and hopefully it’ll help us raise some money!

wearing: some new jammies! For my birthday, I got the most amazing pyjamas from my Mum. They have dogs on them and they are super cosy now the weather is officially bitter. Check ’em out over on my IG.

also wearing: rollnecks. Liam thinks they make me look like a villain from a 90’s movie, but idc because SO COSY. I definitely recommend a trip to your local New Look if you love a gentle hug in the form of a jumper.

drinking: costa christmas drinks. It’s a bit dangerous that there’s a Costa so close to work. I’m all about the toasted marshmallow hot chocolate this year though.

watching: 60 days in jail. Have you seen this yet? It’s a US documentary where volunteers are put in a county jail to observe and report back on any corruption etc taking place. It’s fascinating but I also think the people who volunteered must be crazy. It’s on Channel 4 and worth playing catchup.

going to see: my first Cineworld Unlimited screening. One of my birthday gifts from Liam was a Cineworld Unlimited card and my first advanced screening as a member was Moana and it was really good. Fantastic music and amazing animation! It’s out on Dec 2 so go see it! I also saw my second Unlimited screening yesterday, of Bleed For This which I also recommend (albeit that it’s very different to Moana!)

buying: a new coat, boots and courts from TU. I have always liked the clothes at Sainsbury’s, but recently they have upped their game even more and I found the exact sort of coat I wanted for only £35 (although annoyingly it hit the sale about a week later and is now only about £23!). I also got some nice black boots with a higher heel than I usually wear and they are super comfy. Then, on a separate trip I managed to get a pair of black court shoes for £9 in the sale which are going to be ideal for the work Christmas do.

What made your November neat?



  1. November 30, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    Where was the Harry Potter themed hotel room? That sounds amazing! I have plans to go on the WB Studios Tour next year. So excited! Toasted Marshmallow hot chocolate is my fave, too!

    • Cat
      December 1, 2016 / 3:29 pm

      It was about 5 mins walk from London Victoria which was an ideal location, too! It was a gift as part of my birthday so I have no idea how much it was for the night but I imagine quite pricey! Here’s the hotel’s website:

  2. December 1, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    Ahh I’m starting to make more videos for work! It’s quite new, but there are so many resources online to properly take advantage of it 😀


    • Cat
      December 1, 2016 / 2:09 pm

      Yay for videos! If only I had the energy and time to make more for my own Youtube channel! Yeah, it’s amazing what you can find online to support it.

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