5 Podcasts I’m Currently Loving

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Apparently I’ve become so unsociable these days that when I’m not on the underground watching one of the shows that I’ve previously been writing about (here and here), I’m plugged into my phone listening to podcasts!

Who says millennials aren’t sociable eh…

After listening to a few recommendations from friends and finding a few myself, I thought it was about time to write up my favourites.

My Dad Wrote a Porno

Possibly the funniest podcast I’ve ever listened to, this is definitely one to listen to on your own! This podcast is Jamie Morton, James Cooper and Alice Levine reading and basically ripping the shit out of Jamie’s dad’s ‘erotic literature’ called Belinda Blinks ~spoiler: it’s hilarious~ if you haven’t listened to it already, you need to! I just love the banter between the three hosts, and I also the love the fact that you can actually buy Rocky Flintstone’s books on Amazon lolsss. Also the guys are actually doing a show at the Royal Albert Hall, and quite a few places around the UK and around the world – it just shows you how successful the podcast has been.

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Serial

This is much more of a serious podcast but this was one of the very podcasts I ever listened to and I couldn’t not include it because it still is one of the most amazing podcasts I’ve ever listened to. Season 1 explores the 1999 murder of a girl called Hae Min Lee and the alleged murderer, her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed. I can’t even tell you interesting it is, I was so hooked on the story and I’ve had many heated debates on who I think murdered Hae Min Lee. I’d love to know what you guys think about it!

Private Parts

I’m a big fan of reality telly (give me TOWIE, MIC and Love Island over Eastenders any day of the week!), and Made in Chelsea is definitely one of my favourites! So when a girl at work suggested I listen to podcast from Jamie Laing and Francis Boulle, I was so excited! It’s so funny, I frequently have moments when I laugh out loud (you’d think that would stop me especially on the Tube, but it really really doesn’t) – they’ve had some super funny guests on but honestly some of my favourite episodes have been just the two of them chatting shit. The premise of the podcast is for Jamie and Francis to read their diaries each week, and even though their lives are on MiC every Monday, (you’d think that’d be enough gossip, but ~no~ it’s so interesting knowing what actually happens behinds the cameras) – LOVE!

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Always Open

This one was a weird recommendation because I’d never heard of the media company Rooster Teeth before this, but this podcast was so easy to get into! I caught up and now I’m slacking again because I’ve been focused on Private Parts ~whoops~ but I will be catching up soon! They also film their podcasts so you can watch it as well if you don’t want to listen to it. I just like their style, they chat about interesting and relevant things, they do a Shot Out where viewers can submit their choice of a shot, and it’s just so fun! When a podcast makes me want to be there, that’s when I know it’s good!

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At Home With…

I couldn’t write a blog post about podcasts and not include this brilliant one from two of my favourite Youtubers. This podcast is hosted by Lily Pebbles and Anna Newton, and they basically interview and explore the homes of some incredible women, from Liz Earle and Terry De Gunzberg to Madeline Shaw and Giovanna Fletcher. The questions they ask are really insightful and it makes me appreciate the women that they interviewed even more!

What podcasts have you been loving? I’d love some more recommendations so do leave me a comment below with your faves!

What I’m Watching on Netflix Right Now. Pt.2

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If you read my previous blog post on What I’m Watching On Netflix Right Now then this post will not come as a surprise to you. There are always so many good things to watch on Netflix and these kinds of blog posts have become my favourite to read as well, because it’s a lot nicer to watch a series or a film based on someone’s recommendation.

Jane the Virgin

First has to be Jane the Virgin, it was recommended to me by my little sister who had heard it was a light and easy watch, and I have to agree! It seems a little crazy at first, but it’s so easy to get into and even though the storylines are a little far-fetched, it’s such an interesting watch and I will be the first to admit that I totally get sucked into them! The show basically starts off with Jane being accidentally artificially inseminated (!!!) with her boss’ sperm… told you it was crazy!

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Asian Provocateur

This show is absolutely hilarious! Okay so Romesh Ranganathan is such an amazing comedian, his humour is dry and deadpan and it makes me laugh so much! This programme basically follows Romesh to Sri Lanka where he meets his family members and does cultural things to try and get more in touch with his roots. I can’t even tell you how funny this show is, I love his humour so that’s probably why I find it so funny, but you should definitely give it a try if you haven’t watched his stuff before!

Dark

This is something I started watching after having seen a trailer for it on Netflix, and when I saw that it was only 10 episodes long, I figured that it would be an easy series to watch. I did not know what I was getting myself in for! The show is actually German, so you can either watch it in German with English subtitles or as English dubbed, which is how I watched it. The premise for the show is centred around time travel, but it is so crazy! Also for anyone who stopped watching after the first episode, it does take about two episodes to fully get into it, or at least that’s how it happened for me! So interesting.

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When We First Met

At the end of the previous blog post I wrote, I said that I wanted to watch more movies, and this one was a Netflix original that my sister and I decided to watch after having decided that the trailer looked fun. It has Adam DeVine (from Pitch Perfect) in it as the main guy who basically is in love with his best friend who is getting married to someone else. It is cleverly made and extremely cute and just a really enjoyable and easy watch.

Suits

Ahhhh I’ve loved this show ever since the first episode when Mike Ross impresses Harvey bloody Specter whilst playing Solitaire on his laptop. I just love their legal world, and I think this season is going to be good even if Meghan Markle is leaving to become a Princess ~not jealous at all~ and yeah even though Suits has had its ups and downs over the seasons, it has always been a good watch and it never fails to let me down. If you haven’t seen it before, you should definitely give it a try – Harvey Specter is a beaut!

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Call the Midwife

Okay I’m so behind on this seeing as it came out on the BBC about 6 years ago lols, but it’s so addictive! I love programmes that are set years and years ago, seeing as I wasn’t around in those times, it’s so interesting to watch. This show is basically centred around midwives in 1950’s East End of London, and is loosely based on memoirs from a real midwife from that time. It’s so fascinating and the stories of some of the families are so amazing, they really tackle some great issues that are still issues in our everyday life.

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Luther

Another BBC classic that I didn’t get the memo about! Luther came out about 8 years ago and it’s about a London detective who always gets too involved in his cases, and always manages to get out of sticky situations by the skin of his teeth. It doesn’t hurt that Idris Elba is a wonderful actor, and completely gorgeous! I always love when things are set in London just because it’s my hometown!

The Shawshank Redemption

Remember how I said I wanted to watch more movies? This one was perfect, and I couldn’t believe that I’d never seen this before! As a huge lover of prison films and documentaries, this was just incredible. The film came out in 1994 (my birth year FYI – it’s like it was meant to be!), and it’s all about Andy Dufresne who gets a life sentence for a murder that he didn’t commit. In the prison he makes friends with Morgan Freeman and the story kicks off from there. Amazing!

Humanity

If you read my last blog post, you’ll know that I watched the entire 2 seasons of The Office, and I bloody loved Ricky Gervais and his stand-up show came up as a suggestion as I finished The Office. Oh-em-gee it’s actually genuinely hilarious. He makes risky jokes but I find them so funny, it’s his entire way of telling a joke that makes his humour so compelling. I find it so attractive but that’s another story for another time…

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I find these blog posts so much fun to write, so if there are any shows or films or Netflix that you want me to watch and give you my opinion on, then do leave me a comment below.

What have you been watching on Netlflix recently?

Adagio Teas Review + Giveaway

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Being British, I just love a cup of tea. At home I drink a few cups and it’s just a soothing part of the day. It’s the time when I can chill and relax, have something sweet and take a breather for myself. So when Adagio* got in touch and asked if they could send me some teas, I jumped at the chance.

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Adagio absolutely spoiled me, and I had so many amazing teas to try out! I got a selection of loose teas to try – including some Harry Potter themed teas which I was SO excited about!

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Adagio’s teas are natural and I love the fact that their website is very educational on loose teas, because I’m used to making a cuppa with a teabag! So it gives you the option of buying a teapot to make the perfect cup. It also has articles on what the difference is between loose tea and teabags, how to prepare your tea and even what food tastes well with your tea – it’s actually such a good read!

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The Harry Potter teas really impressed me, in fact I didn’t want to use them at all because they’re so pretty to look at! The names are all so clever, and my favourite was the Pumpkin Potion ~yum~ 

They also do Doctor Who and Game of Thrones themed teas, as well as a few other popular show-themed teas, I just think the idea is so clever!

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(also definitely keeping that Veritaserum for when I need my sisters to tell me the truth hehehe)

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If you’re looking for a new tea brand, you should definitely check Adagio out and if you participate in my giveaway that is now live, you may just get that chance for free! Yes you read that correctly (this might just be the worst segway ever but I’m rolling with it)

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Adagio Teas are giving away a huge selection of teas and equipment to one lucky person! All you have to do is be following me on Twitter and Instagram and retweet this tweet to be in with a chance of winning!

T’s & C’s
The giveaway is UK only.
It is open from the 01/05/2018 until 11.59pm 12/05/2018.
Winner will be chosen at random and will have 48 hours to claim their prize until another winner is chosen.

Good luck!

Have you tried Adagio teas yet?

*THIS POST CONTAINS PR SAMPLES, BUT AS ALWAYS ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN – PLEASE SEE MY DISCLAIMER FOR MORE INFO

Secret Scent Box Review + Discount Code

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I’m a huge fan of mini’s. I just love them. They’re so bloody cute, whether that’s bath products, candles or perfumes. I think perfumes are my ultimate faves; it is so handy to be able to pop something in your tiniest bag and knowing that you are safe from bad odours (lols).

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So when the Secret Scent Box* got in touch and asked if I’d like to review their April box, I basically jumped at the chance. Three mini’s to pop into three different bags?!

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Y-e-s p-l-e-a-s-e!

Secret Scent Box is a monthly fragrance subscription box that delivers 3 x 3ml of designer fragrances, aimed at either female or male scents, depending on the box chosen. You can also choose to gift someone a box too!

Delivery is free and one thing I really liked is that the box is small so it can fit through the letterbox (so handy when you have silly companies leaving your packages outside *ahem*), and also you can cancel anytime! I love the fact that you’re not tied down to a contract.

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It’s also so nice to be able to discover new fragrances, I’m tempted to buy a bottle of the Joop Femme, it smells so delicious! It also doesn’t break the bank, with the subscription starting from just £13 a month.

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Secret Scent Box also gave me a discount code so that anyone who purchases their first box with my code DIZZYINGHEIGHTS15 will give you 15% off your first box!

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Basically I think this is a lovely little treat for yourself, so do let me know if you decide to splash out!

*THIS POST CONTAINS PR SAMPLES AND AFFILIATE LINKS, BUT AS ALWAYS ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN – PLEASE SEE MY DISCLAIMER FOR MORE INFO

Getting Personal with Printiki + Discount Code

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So when Printiki* got in touch and asked if I would like to create a blog post about their prints, I jumped at the chance. I feel like my day job (which I am currently writing a blog post about for you guys to get to know me better), doesn’t really allow me to be too creative, so whenever a cool brand gets in touch and asks me to create some cool content, I always get really excited because it allows me to try and think outside the box.

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The theme I chose when creating my post for Printiki, was women in my family.

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Women in general, are heroes. We go through so much and we deserve our recognition. I love the women in my family and with International Women’s Day having just passed us, I thought this was the perfect time to do something nice for them and I thought the prints would be a cute little gift because the memories I have of my family are the best.

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Best of all, I have a discount code that will give you free shipping, so knock yourselves out and think about treating your loved ones with a personalised gift, or just brightening your room up!

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Use code YUTDBXHM for free shipping!

What do you think about personalized prints?

*This post contains affiliate links which means I receive a percentage of the revenue made from purchasing products through this link