What has been occupying us for the past month(ish), from books to podcasts to recipes and beauty products. This month we got creative and crocheting while killing small talk!
I absolutely cannot take the credit for coming up with this monthly fave – the inspiration comes from my gorgeous talented friend Belle, my Mum attempting to pass her crochet knowledge on to me, and of course social media. Crocheting is having a major moment on TikTok and Instagram – and for good reason!!! You TOO can make cute clothing with just some wool and a plastic (or metal) hooky thingy!!! Early this month, my friend Belle dropped off a gift to me which was the most adorable blue and white crocheted handbag that I have ever laid my eyes on. I was immediately converted to the crochet bandwagon – and luckily there are ample TikTok and Instagram accounts sharing inspiration and patterns to get started. It’s the perfect lockdown activity – combined with binge watching Netflix in bed. If you want to get started – order some yarn and a hook (5mm hook and 8 to 10 ply yarn is apparently a good starting place) from spotlight, YouTube ‘crochet for beginners’, and then check out @hannyhannyhan on TikTok for a super straightforward but super cute crop top tutorial!
Love on the Spectrum (Talani)
If Victoria’s last lockdown was a long, dark, unexpected tunnel, then discovering and subsequently bringing the entirety of Love on the Spectrum was the light at the end of it. It is a light-hearted, compassionate and endearing series that follows young people on the autism spectrum dating and navigating relationships. Unlike other reality dating shows, it does not feel overly produced or designed in a way of igniting drama. And it reminds us that there is so much love beyond just the romantic kind with our family, friends and support network. I don’t want to spoil anything because I want you all to enjoy the show as much as I do! It’s also free to watch on ABC iview.
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