It's a good job I'm not a 'new year new start' kind of person – although admittedly I was pretty glad to see the back of 2016 – because let's face it, January has been tough. Both personally (which I talk about here) and also for the world (which you've undoubtedly not been able to miss).
Fortunately there were some nice things too:
La La Land
I'm not usually into musicals, but I am usually into Emma Stone, so I figured I may as well give La La Land a watch. And I loved it. I loved it so much that I went to the cinema alone for the first time ever to watch it second time round, and I'm pretty sure I've had the soundtrack on repeat ever since. To me, it was the right kind of magical without being cheesy or unbelievable. Plus the music. Plus I really enjoyed spending the entire film almost crying because why don't I look like Emma Stone? Plus I may have bought myself as new watch on the basis that it 'reminds me of the planetarium scene'. No? I don't know either. One of the more off justifications I've used to purchase something.
Work wise, we finished Issue 3 of One Piece of Advice alumni magazine. This issue's cover features the work of Liv & Dom, which I'd definitely recommend taking a look at! I chatted to Dan about curating the Bournemouth Fringe Festival, and found out what Kate keeps in her car boot.