Monthly Favourites #6 (February 2016)

I am going to be honest, I completely forgot about having a favourites posts this month until I saw it was the 29th.  Sorry that this post is a tad late but here are the things I have been enjoying this month.

Film – Cinderella
I am talking about the Disney’s live action Cinderella that was released last year. I loved this film, I loved the colour schemes, I loved the characters and I loved how it did not stray too far from the original animated version. I know Disney have done well with previous live action fairy tales such as Maleficent and I have feeling this will be the same for the Beauty and the Beast remake in 2017. I felt the Ella was given a personality as well as Kit, in fact none of the characters were that flat. If you want a classic fairy-tale in beautiful colours this is the film for you.
Cinderella 2015

Playlist – Late Night Synths And Strings
Every now and then I do find myself enjoying a bit of classical music and this playlist fits this bill. It was on the Spotify main page and I gave the playlist a chance. The title of the playlist is what it is, some of the songs have a darker feel to them but they are all beautiful none the less. The music is perfect for dozing off to or getting you in the mood to write!
https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify_uk_/playlist/0K6xHFgCttN4wQCZuXNbIK

TV Show – Happy Valley
Happy Valley is a TV drama that predominately features police sergeant Catherine Cawood and her life in the Calder Valley. The character has dealt with a few blows such as her daughter being raped and then killing herself because of the rape. Now Cawood is bringing up her grandson and keeping an eye on her alcoholic sister. In the first series Tommy Lee Royce, the rapist and father of her grandson makes an appearance. I did not watch the first series but my nanna and BBC one provided a catch up of the previous series which brought me up to date. Series 2 kicked off with a dramatic fashion of sorts, Tommy Lee Royce wants his son and Catherine is facing a lot of dilemmas at work. The writing of this show is second to none, I would recommend you give it a whirl if you are into your drama.

Happy Valley

Programme Name: Happy Valley – TX: n/a – Episode: n/a (No. 1) – Picture Shows: Catherine (SARAH LANCASHIRE) – (C) Red Productions – Photographer: Ben Blackall

Song – Creeper // Black Mass
The chorus is damn catchy and thanks to Radio One playing this nearly every day it was only destined to become a favourite.

Event – All Time Low in Manchester
Ah, yes I was once again saw All Time Low and this time it was in the city of Manchester. Despite a few individuals, the gig was great from start to end. Good Charlotte were phenomenal and I felt like a young teen when they played some of the old classics. All Time Low themselves were amazing, I had a great spot and they played a lot off their new album (I do wish they played some of their old songs though). I nearly teared up when they played Missing You and lost my mind when they played Coffee Shop Soundtrack. I believe this was the  12th time I have seen them since 2009 and I don’t plan on stopping any time soon.
all time low

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Uh-Oh Those Summer Nights!

I love good music and I love Spotify (but not enough to get premium) and over the past summer I have  heard a lot of really good tunes played on the radio. For the past few weeks I have been complying a playlist called Summer Jams. Now a lot of the music on this playlist is not to my usually taste but I feel like some of these songs encapsulate the feeling of summer, you know the feeling? Thankful that you finally have some sunshine and hoping it lasts for the festival you are attending in a few days. I will be adding more songs to this playlist when I find a song that gives me major summer vibes. Feel free to check out my Summer Jams playlist, do you have a go to playlist for summer? I also have a Christmas playlist but that is for a later blog post closer to Christmas.

spotify:user:roaritskim:playlist:2JbwMsoZThW2cGdTiTrpjJ