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Sunday, 14 August 2022

Reopening Novella Prints, Crime Podcasts, Another Heatwave & Summer Memories

The UK is currently going through another heatwave and I wanted to remind you how important it is to keep hydrated and to use SPF. Especially if you're like me and have a stoma and/or a chronic illness. 


With this heatwave, I've been reminiscing with family about summer days out as a kid and how those days always felt hotter to my parents with all the running around. As we near September and back to school, I know not everyone can afford trips away or big days out, but most of my favourite memories are from playing in the park and running along the canal near my grandparents. Making memories doesn't have to cost. 

On Monday, I reopened my online shop, Novella Prints. I've been through a lot of ups and downs with my little shop, tech issues, blips with my health and then surgery and recovery. Because of this, it's still a new experience for me, despite launching two years ago. I'm still learning as I go and I'll be opening a new blog on the Novella Prints website this week. If you'd like to follow, please click here.


I have a confession, I only recently downloaded Spotify. I know, I know, I'm so behind on the times. When I was 16, my parents bought me one of those huge GB iPods and since then I've never needed to have music or apps on my phone as I always had, the iPod. 14 years later, and I wasn't buying music as often and listening more to the radio. Everyone told me having Spotify was basically the same thing, and with my trip to Betws-Y-Coed in June, I decided to give it a go. One thing I've come to love are all the Crime Podcasts. I have watched a lot of them on YouTube over the years and watched many true crime shows and crime dramas. So, with many of the serial killers being discussed, I feel like I'm back in Criminology lectures. 
Unsolved Murders is one of my favourites, with 309 episodes, I have a lot to catch up on! Carter Roy and Wenndy Mackenzie are the perfect hosts. The way they question, the difference in opinion about what happened and how they lay out the facts is gripping. I also love that this podcast has an ensemble, who vocally play out scenes. It really helps give you the full picture.

As always, thanks for reading...

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