November and September have been a pretty lazy months for me, however I am back on the writing wagon and have a bunch of posts backlogged 🙂
David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities
The always reliably entertaining David Attenborough offers up a show that is a little different from the norm. Where previous shows heavily feature animal footage, Natural Curiosities instead offers a more academic viewpoint. Each episode looks at a natural curiosity and looks at the animals that exhibit it. Examples of such curiosities range from Parthenogenesis (asexual reproduction) to the reason why male seahorses give birth.
Attenbough presents the history behind these ponderings, often delving into old records and discussing the previously held ideas and misconceptions about the animals. Natural Curiosities is quite absorbing not only for the interesting questions that it answers but in the varied way in which it presents these curiosities.
Lorde, Pure Heroine
Having recently watched the newest South Park episodes that features Lorde, I thought I may as well look into her music. I have always been aware of her laid back and humble presence but I had only ever really listened to her song ‘Royals.’
Pure Heroine, her first studio album, is an experience. The album is both somewhat dark with heavy bass and synthesised beats but it is also incredibly deep. Lyrically the album is amazing, the depth of thought and somewhat surreal nature of her songs are very different yet very refreshing. Stand out songs of the album for me are ‘Tennis Court,’ ‘Royals’ and ‘White Teeth Teens.’
The very first spotting of Christmas products in stores was at the end of August (I’m looking at you Reject Shop). However now at the end of November, shops are rife with the merchandise. One area of Christmas stock that I have a weakness for are the jewellery and accessories. Earring with bells on them, headbands with tinsel, and anything with flashing lights will always make me stop and look.
I have to ask, when is it too early to start wearing these Christmas items? I usually can hold on until the start of December but my red and green bell earrings are calling to me.
‘Wear us,’ they whisper. ‘Wear us!’