Internship work, volunteer work, freelance work and university work are all done for the next few days. I can finally relax and enjoy the holidays and I’m very excited and confused by my new found freedom.
To celebrate, I’m settling down with the period adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South, although without the preferred Quality Street chocolates. Tesco had been completely cleaned out, which I probably should have expected on Christmas Eve Eve.
Note to self: do NOT leave chocolate tin buying until late next time.
Anyway, in regards to this evening (it’s not exactly correct but it’s pretty close to my perfect situation right now)-
My first Saturday off in months did not go to plan, courtesy of my downstairs DJ neighbours. Woken up by their party at 4am, their music didn’t switch off until 8am despite two police visits.
At the third visit, they’d just left the flat and a very lovely policewoman took my details for future reference.
Still, not a great start to a relaxing Saturday.
On the bright side, I’m now recovering with a cup of tea under a pile of blankets in the living room. My flatmate just woke up too so we’re having fun watching Sex and the City (Season 4) and catching up after a busy week.
I won’t let you ruin my weekend, you cretinous layabouts with awful music taste!
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I can’t help but be intrigued by the gossip of classic Hollywood, and the true stories behind the glitz. What can I say, I’m nosy.
My obsession really kicked off with a fabulous series by writer Anne Helen Peterson on The Hairpin, titled Scandals of Classic Hollywood. They’re definitely worth a read, and it was actually Peterson’s Facebook page that led me to today’s discovery.
The find was the ‘You Must Remember This’ podcast, created and researched excellently by Karina Longworth. Telling the stories of young Hollywood, each podcast lasts around 45 minutes long and are great for those long journeys or late evenings.
If you’re at all interested in scandal, extraordinary stories or the secrets of that time, then this is a podcast for you! I’m personally preparing to devote a fair few hours to this.