Tuesday, 30 June 2020

June 2020: the round up

June has been a month, hasn't it? I feel like SO much has happened, and it's flown by at the same time as lasting forever. Here's a round up of what I've been doing/loving this month...

First and foremost, I want to bring attention to the Black Lives Matter movement that we have seen grow exponentially throughout June. The horrific murder of George Floyd was a catalyst for this, and we have seen the world burn in the name of justice, reformation and education. We have seen statues of racists torn down, marches in cities across the globe, huge spikes in sales of books on anti-racism. Don't stop talking, and learning, and fighting. Black Lives Matter, now and always.


June is also Pride month. As a proud bisexual woman I was really looking forward to celebrating Pride this year but of course, little miss corona had other plans. Still, I did get to host a Pride-themed zoom quiz for the family and it's been nice to see the online celebrations and education that have taken place during the month. So happy Pride, everyone



I've been loving Disney+ this month; I watched Diary of a Future President, which is just amazing. It's about a Cuban-American girl in middle school, who will eventually go on to be president of the USA. It handles some important topics with grace and humour: grief, sexuality, racism, family life... honestly, watch this. It's cute and funny and lovely. I also watched Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, because I loved the first film and I love Angelina Jolie. It's not as good as the first one, but still a decent watch!


I've also been watching Little Fires Everywhere on Prime and loving it. SO good. Please watch it if you haven't already! The Premier League is back and I've obviously been loving that alongside true crime YouTube, and a lot of booktube videos. Kinda tempted to start my own booktube channel...

What else? I placed an order on SANZA.co.uk - they sell chocolate and snacks from South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. An amazing service, and shout out to the Caramilk Twirl which I absolutely LOVED and need more of. I also received a box from Passionfuel*, a non-fiction book subscription service - full blog post coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that, but it's a great idea!


Other than that there's just been a lot of freelance work, and walks on the prom and in the park, and bubble baths, buttery crumpets and books.

How was June for you? How are you feeling about current events?

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