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February 2019 – Document Your Life video

My Document Your Life February video is here! It was a good month with lots of wonderful weather and fun events. I particularly enjoyed my trip to Manchester where I met with some awesome people!

About the February video

As hopefully shows in the video, I had a great time in February. I got to visit the Treehouse Board Game Café for the first time, which I enjoyed so much I have been back multiple times since. The surprisingly sunny February weather allowed for lots of beautiful walks in my local park too, and also made for an amazing day in Manchester.

My Manchester trip was the best one as of yet. I had been before, but never knew quite what to do. This time Nele acted as my Manchester guide, and she truly did a fantastic job! We had a wonderful time together and I look forward to showing her Sheffield in April.

The day after the Manchester trip I went to the Vintage Emporium in Stockport with my friend Ashleigh. The Vintage Emporium consists of lots of cute little vintage shops where you can roam around. It also has a lovely café in the back with the best glitter brownies!

February was also the month I started to make official arrangements for my move back to The Netherlands: it was the last month I volunteered with the cat shelter charity shop, and my last month of singing lesson in Sheffield. Though I was sad to leave these places, it felt like an important step that finally officiated my move back home.

The music behind the February video

February’s video is accompanied by Malory’s Blue Umbrella. I discovered this song in March while I was standing in an H&M and asked Siri to look it up for me. I really digged the upbeat and contemporary sounds of it, which I think suit the sunny February vibes quite well.

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Off-screen events in February

I read quite a large number of books and comics in February, but I must say I only truly enjoyed few of them. I’m afraid I was choosing quantity over quality and this got me in a bit of a reading slum at the time.

I also saw a fair number of new films, most of which I did enjoy. I’ve listed the three films that I saw in cinema that month.

Books read in February

  • Cat vs Human by Yasmine Surovec / 2 stars
  • Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling / 3 stars
  • Emotions Explained with Buff Dudes by Andrew Tsyaston / 3 stars
  • The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan / 3 stars
  • It’s All Absolutely Fine by Ruby Elliot / 3 stars
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs / 3 stars
  • Inferior by Angela Saini / 3 stars

If you’re interested in my reading habits, you can follow me on Goodreads.

Films seen in cinema

  • First Man at Film Unit (student cinema) / 4 stars
  • The Favourite at Showroom Cinema / 4 stars
  • If Beale Street Could Talk at Showroom Cinema / 4 stars

My film logbook can be found on Letterboxd.

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 Seen in this video

People: my friends Laura and Ashleigh / my Dutch friend and blogger Nele / University of Sheffield Singers’ Society

Places: Treehouse Board Game Café Sheffield, Showroom Cinema Sheffield, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Central Library, Manchester City Council, The Vintage Emporium Stockport, The Sheffield Cats Shelter Charity Shop

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Equipment used for this video

  • Canon EOS 77D
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
  • Canon 18-55mm lens
  • Canon 50mm f1.8 lens

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