16 February 2015

Currently I'm...#20

 
Reading:
Since the last update, I've finished How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran which I absolutely loved. I got through the majority of it in a couple of days because I was hooked. I know it won't be for everyone but I loved it and would recommend giving it a go. Then I read Wonder by R.J. Palacio which, in my opinion, wasn't as good. I've heard nothing but wonderful things about Wonder so I'm thinking that maybe I'm a bit too old for it. Saying that, it's nicely written and incredibly heart-warming because Auggie is a proper sweetheart. Now, I'm reading Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre and Venus As A Boy by Luke Sutherland, and I'm enjoying both so far.
 
Watching:
I'm not proud of this...but over the past few weeks, I've somehow managed to watch 4 seasons of Pretty Little Liars...each season having 25 episodes. Whoops. The first few seasons were re-watches but it's been well over a year since I last watched it so it was pretty much just like watching it for the first time. Also, my latest obsession is Skins. I'm trying to make seasons 1 and 2 last as long as possible so I'm re-watching more than I'm watching and really controlling what I watch so it lasts longer. I know that's weird but I really don't want season 2 to end. :'D I've also been watching a stupid amount of Say Yes To The Dress but let's just ignore that.

Listening To...
I've recently realised how freaking brilliant Sia is so I've been listening to her a lot. Also, I found that BeyoncĂ© is the best music to listen to in the bath. If we're talking about individual songs, Sia's version of 'You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile' is incredible, BeyoncĂ©'s '7/11' is amazingly bad-ass, 'Tell Her You Love Her' by Echosmith is adorable, and 'Cocoon' by Catfish and the Bottlemen is quickly becoming my jam. Also, let's just take a moment to appreciate the absolute genius and raw talent that is American Beauty/American Psycho. As my all-time favourite band, Fall Out Boy can do no wrong but this album is incredible, even for them. Just as a side note, my Backstreet Boys love is growing every day. It's pretty darn powerful. 

Lots of love, Cat
xxx
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8 February 2015

Where I Blog #3

 
'Where I Blog' has been a very irregular feature on Through A Cat's Eyes for quite a few years now but I recently realised that my desk has changed dramatically since the last time I showed you all. Not only has it changed appearance completely, but it has literally moved place in my room so it kinda couldn't be more different. It doesn't look like it but it's actually the same desk as in the last two 'where I blog' posts but a few months ago, I covered it in wallpaper. I couldn't be happier with my desk at the moment - it finally reflects me perfectly without losing it's practicality. I'm a sixth year student and a blogger so my desk is my most important piece of furniture and now that it's the way I want it, I spend most of my time at it. When I was re-arranging my furniture a year or so ago, I knew I wanted to move my desk to underneath my window, meaning that I get a load of natural light at it now. I just love my desk and even though I'm not blogging as much now, it's the perfect place for me to work.

Right, the photos are quite self-explanatory but, as you can see, I have my beloved laptop, fairy lights under the window, a Starbucks cup being used as a pen-pot (this has actually stayed constant through all three 'where I blog' posts), a photo of me and my friends from my 16th birthday in a frame from TK Maxx, a Yankee Candle (Lilac Blossoms), a couple of Edward Monkton coasters, my beautiful fern (I have a thing for ferns), organic manuka honey rescue cream for my stupidly dry hands, a stack of notebooks and planners, and a lamp from IKEA. There's usually a cup of tea there too but I tidied up for you. My favourite thing about my desk (and potentially my full room) though, is my CD artwork wall. It took a ridiculously long time to make and it's a hassle to keep up-to-date but it is so worth it. I made it last May and now I kinda can't imagine my room without it. It features 48 of my favourite albums which I update every few months, and is just made using the booklets from CDs with the pages blu-tacked together. I love it. ♥

Where do you blog?
Lots of love, Cat
xxx
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