February and March Spotify Playlists



April is here! With it I have brought my overdue February and March Spotify playlists... at last! Just like before, I have highlighted my favourite songs in bold.

February in the order of addition:
  • The National - I Need My Girl
  • Taking Back Sunday - Timberwolves At New Jersey
  • Taking Back Sunday - MadeDamnSure
  • Taking Back Sunday - Liar [It Takes One To Know One]
  • Grimes - California
  • Grimes - Flesh Without Blood
  • Grimes - Belly Of The Beat
  • Grimes - Kill V. Maim
  • Ryan Adams - Wildest Dreams  
  • Chaos Choas - Do You Feel it?

January Spotify Playlist


If you've read my previous monthly playlist posts, you may notice that this one lacks inspiration. I considered skipping this month but felt compelled to highlight my favourite (yes, only one!) from this playlist; so here we are, with Black Water by Timber Timbre.

Gwithian, Godrevy, and Seals


Last Sunday began with a drive to the Cornish North Coast with Sam.

When we arrived, our first port of call was Godrevy Lighthouse. We walked towards it along the coastal path behind Gwithian beach, and, despite the overcast weather, were still welcomed with incredible views of the sea. What was probably a 45 minutes-or-so walk flew by; before I knew it, we were staring at the lighthouse head-on. The brooding weather provided a great opportunity to see the sea crash against the island of the lighthouse, creating a very gothic, Frankenstein-eque scene. Also, Sam informed me that Godrevy is allegedly the exact lighthouse that inspired Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse. Apparently she was on the other side of the St. Ives Bay (in St. Ives) when she wrote it. Cool, right?

Roskilly's Farm and Porthoustock Beach, Cornwall


Aidan visited Falmouth at the beginning of January, so we decided to continue our tradition of driving to Roskilly's ice cream farm and Porthoustock beach! 

December Spotify Playlist



As suspected, I spent the majority of December exhausting my November playlist, meaning that I did not explore any new songs or artists this month. Just as well; I think that discovering the beauty in grime last month was enough to satisfy my needs for music exploration for a while. Speaking of which, I was surprised to find JME's 'Integrity>' was Banquet Record's album of the year - the LP is sold out on their website! So cool.

Anyhow, for December, rather than tackling new music, I was more attentive to musicians I had already heard. Admittedly I neglected updating my playlist, but I will try to discuss all of the significant things I have missed!

Hogwarts in the Snow



On Tuesday I surprised my best friend, Chloe, with a visit to the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour. We have both visited before, in April 2012, but since then they have added the snow feature for Christmas, the Hogwarts Express train, and the Backlot Cafe. In addition, I knew that Chloe would never expect me to plan something of this scale, so I knew it would be a fabulous surprise. When we arrived at Watford Junction station I was frantically looking around for the shuttle bus (which, incidentally, we did not get the first time we visited), and when it arrived Chloe was like "no Angela, are we really?! I didn't think it was here, I thought it was further out in the country? ANGELA?" 

The Shed, Falmouth


At the very beginning of December a few my friends at uni invited me to their house Christmas meal at The Shed in Falmouth. To be honest, I wasn't aware The Shed served anything other than their quirky cocktails, so I was pleasantly surprised to hear they served food.