LIFESTYLE | Hello July

It’s July. July people. Let that just sink in for a moment. We’re officially in the second half of the year; closer to Christmas 2019 than we were to Christmas just gone. And alongside this seemingly never-ending heatwave, football fever and botched hair dye jobs (that’s me by the way – not you guys – and maybe I’ll tell you the story soon), there’s a fair bit to look forward to this month.

Formidable Joy | UK Lifestyle Blog | Hello July | Ghosted by Rosie Walsh | The First Purge | Sounds and Sorcery | The Vaults, London | Orange Is The New Black | OITNB | Last Day on Earth: Survival

THE BOOK
Ghosted by Rosie Walsh sounds hella good. It’s about a couple – Sarah and Eddie – who meet and fall in love instantly. They have a worldwind seven day romance, until Eddie goes on holiday. Sophie never hears from him again. Days turn into weeks which turn into months – and the initial belief of being ghosted soon turns into actual worry. As someone who has been ghosted many a time, this story hits home with me. I’m used to the idea of ghosting now, but there’s still that worry that something a lot worse has happened..
Ghosted will be released on the 24th.

THE MOVIE
I have yet to actually sit down and watch any movies from this series (though I really digged the Rick and Morty episode that paid homeage to it!), but The First Purge actually looks kinda good. I’m starting to really love action horror movies, so I have no doubt I’ll enjoy this. I also like that The First Purge takes place during the events of the first movie from the series; making it all come full circle.
The First Purge is out now.

THE SERIES
Orange Is The New Black returns to Netflix this month too with series six dropping on the 27th. Admittedly, it’s not as shocling as it was when it first launched as we’re now used to the sex and violence scenes, but there’s still a hell of a lot in this show that keeps me on the edge of my seat. The season picks up with many of the inmates being split up – some stayed and hid out in the bunker at Litchfield, whereas others have been moved to a new prison – so the change of setting is going to be interesting. I’m eager to see what’s next for them all – but I’m still sort of thinking about that stripshow from CO Straman. Partly because it was kind of hot, but mostly because I simply cannot work out how that sock stayed on and secure during all of that vigarious thrusting.
Orange Is The New Black will be available from the 27th.

THE APP
Right now I am so addicted to Last Day on Earth: Survival. I love good zombie game but what’s best about this one is how realistic it is and how it’s more of planning game where you have to think ahead. It’s not just about fighting zombies. You have to grow your own food, scavange items to create weapons, build your own home…it’s amazing and so addictive. You even have to make your own clothes, hence why half the time my character is running around half naked trying to fend off zombies. This app has taken over my life these past few weeks and I ain’t even sorry. It turns out I need a radio tower to create a clan but, y’know, if you’ve got the game, feel free to add me for future reference so we can team up and raid other bases together. My username is riotgirl (how fitting).
Last Day on Earth: Survival is available now on the Google play store.

ANYTHING ELSE?
If you’re in London anytime soon, head to The Vaults to check out their newest venture, Sounds and Sorcery. I won’t give too much away because the point is that it’s immersive and you’re not meant to know beforehand – but it’s inspried by Disney’s Fantasia. It’s always going to be awesome when it takes place at The Vaults however.
Sounds and Sorcery is running until the 30th September.

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

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