LIFESTYLE | Hello March

March is upon us although it definitely doesn’t feel like spring, what with all this terrible weather and snow. Oh, and of course ‘The Beast from the East’. Am I the only one who finds the names of storms and the dramatic nicknames absolutely hilarious? This one just reminds me of The Chase for some reason..

Anyway. Here’s what’s in store for March.

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THE BOOK
Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood by Mari Andrew sounds amazing and right up my street. It talks about growing up and uses illustrations to capture the feeling of becoming an adult but not knowing what the f*ck you’re doing – or what you’re supposed to be doing. Totally different but totally instagrammable at the same time.
Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood will be released on the 27th.

THE MOVIE
Though Angelina Jolie’s performance of Tomb Raider was certainly a massive success – the series has been booted again and the first film is Tomb Raider. The film follows the storyline of the 2013 game and generally serves as the introduction to Lara Croft, who is on a mission to solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance. The action looks amazing, the stunts are impressive and I’m more than sure that Alicia Vikander will fill the shoes of Tomb Raider perfectly.
Tomb Raider will be released on the 16th.

THE SERIES
Ghost Wars appeared on my Netflix just yesterday and though the name intrigued me, the trailer itself hooked me right in completely and made me eager to begin another series binge. It’s about ghosts being unable to move on and therefore terrorizing the town – but it looks genuinely really scary, with a good few jump scares and squeamish moments too. It’s an interesting one as I’m always really wary about horror being made into a TV series – it’s not easy and often works so much better as a movie – but I’ll be honest with you: watching the trailer has given me high hopes for this show.
Ghost Wars is available on Netflix now.

THE EVENT
Another one based at The Vaults! This month, I’m eyeing up RUCKUS, an immersive celebration of St Patrick’s Day. I’m not one to celebrate the day itself – unless you count drinking – but RUCKUS may be changing my mind. The event will see The Vaults turned into a turn of the century London for a gangster knees-up – think smugglers hiding in secret tunnels, attendees dressed in braces and fur and a hell of a lot of whiskey. Like most experiences at The Vaults, there will be immersive storylines to follow and games to play – or you could just turn up in costume and dance the night away (dancing on tables is encouraged).
RUCKUS takes place on the 17th March.

ANYTHING ELSE?
Over to my personal life – I’m moving! Soon. Ish. I’ll be moving to Wellingborough as soon as convenience allows and as soon as I find a job there. It seems bizarre announcing this on my blog before everything is final but the reason being is this: although I’m working towards a lovely part-time role specifically related to what I want to do with my life, there’s still a few other days of the week I’ll want to work and, well, I’ve never lived alone and/or in Wellingborough before. So if anyone is based in the area and can recommend places to go or knows of any admin/PR/media related roles going, do hit me up! The flat is there and ready for me to move into so if all goes to plan, I’ll be there by the end of March. It’s just the job part which is tricky – but I’m staying positive as something will become available sooner or later. In the meantime, if anyone would like to hire me, you know where to find me…

What are you looking forward to this month? Let me know!

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