Went outside in the sunshine with Jazz

Welcome to the first Pillow Talk post of 2018. In some ways, I can't believe 2017 is over, but part of me feels like January has already dragged on for long enough - I want it to be my birthday! 

I did consider writing a really long Becca style essay on what I got up to over Christmas and how I felt, and all that marlarky, but I just want to get on with things and get back into the swing of it all. Less dwelling more action. I spent most of my time off playing games, hanging out with friends, or dozing off in the corner.

On with the post!

Your gal's gonna start reading more


Perhaps you could call this a new year's resolution, I want to start reading a lot more. Last year I definitely improved on how many books I read, but it still wasn't enough. For Christmas, I got a copy of Grace Victory's No Filter, and I've breezing through it very quickly. I'm trying to read every night before bed instead of scrolling on my phone, and I've even taken it to work with me to read on the train. That's unheard of me, I usually read off of my phone, but I want that to change. I like reading physical books and I want to dedicate a lot more time to reading this year.

Vinyl, oh how I love you so


My 'main' present for Christmas was a record player. I'm actually in love. I'd been toying with the idea for a year or so after one of my best friends got one but I was unsure. Would it be worth it? Do I want to spend that extra money on records? Yes, Becca, YES YOU DO. Not going to lie, my boyfriend and I have completely opposing views when it comes to vinyl but I am determined to get him to love it too. I'm hooked. I picked up an Imagine Dragons record last year and got two more for Christmas - Harry Styles and Pink Floyd. Then I may or may not have accidentally wondered into HMV during the sales and bought four more. Sorry not sorry. It's amazing and I actively look forward to going home and putting a physical record on each night.

Balancing Act


In mid-December or so, you might remember me talking about taking a little step back from social media from time to time. Well, I read a post by Nicole (Sleek-Chic) where she said she'd be signing off on Christmas Day. When I saw this I thought to myself, perfect! What a way to test out if I can hack it for a day, and what an important day to do it on. So, I did just that, and I succeeded. Much to my surprise, believe me! I'll be doing a post specifically about how I found the experience soon, it was such a good experience and I'll definitely be planning in one day a month social media free.

Today’s Pillow Talk is short and sweet, but it kicks off my blogging for the new year. Right now I’m working hard on my bullet journal, trying to ensure that it’s not only pretty but also useful, as well as planning a load of trips I want to go on this year.


Toodle doo for now!

P.S. I am so happy it's been sunny outside today!