A Look Back at June!

Happy July, friendos!

This review is a little (lmao it’s the 18th of July) late because most of June was spent packing in order to move house.

I’m not gonna go too in depth about the move in this blog post as most of that occurred at the very beginning of July. Keep an eye out for July’s review for all of that fun!

Having said that, a lot still happened (we DID pack all our stuff up) so let’s jump right into it…

House renovations continued at speed, as we were now in the few weeks before moving in AND navigating lockdown 4.0…

I got some very old carpet replaced with some delightful hybrid wood flooring. I’m in LOVE with the colour + style. I cannot wait until I can get the corridor painted, probably sometime next year.

I am in LOVE with this flooring!

The carpet had seen better days, and the hybrid wood just makes the whole hallway look so much cleaner and modern.

That was it for June renovations, but a LOT has happened in July which I’m so excited to share about soon.

I might even do a blog post dedicated to renovations!

But for now, let’s move on.

I also had a watercolour painting afternoon and painted a volcano!

If you know me or have read other blogs, you’ll know volcanoes are a BIG hyper focus for me. I LOVE them. I want to see lava, I want to climb one, my YouTube history is filled with them.

But I digress.

I bought a watercolour painting eCourse, but haven’t had a moment to try it out yet. Super keen to get to that, probably in August at this point!

Aside from dabbling with some watercolours, I also had another cafe day with Bilv!

It was raining, we journalled and drank tea. Such a peaceful and restorative day that was.

Speaking of journalling, I ordered a new journal! I wanted one specifically that would be for notes from different eCourses I take, and one that would match my current one.

Plus, here’s a glimpse into my oh so serious bullet journal…

These journalling, painting + cafe days were especially needed, as we were really starting to ramp up the packing process.

It was tedious, I had several breakdowns, my chronic pain was very unhappy (although I did avoid a full flare up so go me) and overall I think it surprises no one when I say: moving house sucks.

Honestly, that’s all I’m saying about moving in this blog. I never want to see another cardboard box in my LIFE!

June also offered some excellent internet findings:

Also, speaking of fun internet things; I recently discovered Picrew.

It’s a Japanese website that lets you create cute avatars/icons out of designs uploaded by creators!

I’ve made two so far and I love them!

Aren’t these cute! If you want to make your own, I’ve put the respective links in the image descriptions.

You can also check out the artists: Grgikau and Gabby Darienzo.

Continuing my “things I found on the internet” theme, I stayed up until 3am to watch Nintendo’s livestream at E3; an annual showcase of new and upcoming video games + gaming software.

Why? Because my favourite ever video game is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Nintendo is making a sequel.

A sequel, that they have stayed pretty much silent about for two years

The last time they mentioned it was when they announced it, via a surprise trailer dropped at the 2019 E3.

So was staying up until the wee hours of the morning worth it?

Essentially, yes.

We got a new trailer.

I won’t go into too much detail (for those of you who don’t like or aren’t interested in video games, we’re nearly done, I swear), but from what we saw in the trailer it looks faaabulous.

Hoping for a 2022 release date, but honestly I suspect it’ll be closer to 2023.

So with the internet thoroughly covered, we’re now nearing the end of June in this retelling.

Unfortunately, this is where things get sad.

We’re 3 days out before the move in date, when I wake up and grab my phone to find multiple missed calls + texts from my family members.

I figure out pretty quickly that our 20 year old cat, Oscar is not doing so well.

Oscar is my brother’s cat but since he’s at uni my sister has been taking care of him.

We took him to the vet, and devastatingly the decision was made that it was time for him to cross the rainbow bridge.

We’d had Oscar since he was 8 weeks old. Half Maine Coon, him and his mum Opal (my cat growing up, who passed in 2019 aged 18) were a staple of our childhoods.

It was incredibly difficult, but his final resting place is out at my new house next to his mum’s memorial stone.

Wherever you are sweet Boz, I look forward to hopefully one day seeing you and Opal again.

Sorry to finish up on a sad note, that’s just how our June ended. Surrounded by boxes, mourning a childhood companion.

I hope your June was less stressful + difficult than mine.

July’s review will be a bit more timely! If you’re wondering where the “books I’ve read” section is, please know I did not read a single dang book.

Well, actually, that’s a lie. I read one but I hated it so I’m not mentioning here lmao.

Right! That’ll do for June, I think!

Like I said, expect July’s review within the first week, plus a renovation blog at some point too.

For now, I’m sending you lots and lots of love!

💜

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