10 Good Things in June 2018.

How on earth are we halfway through 2018 already? July is my birthday month so I'm pretty excited for it to be honest. Also the day I write the post is my Grandma's 91st Birthday, what an absolute legend. Honestly, if I look as good as she does at 91 I'll be pretty chuffed.

June has been a pretty damn good month and my mood has been uplifted by life news, the great weather and not cramming loads of things into my diary. July is going to be very different as I have plans pretty much every weekend in the month and I will be finishing at my current job mid-July.

If you haven't already, you can always read the 10 Good Things in May 2018 too.

Without further ado, here's 10 Good Things in June 2018.

1. New Job
So I'm leaving my temporary role on Friday 13 July and I am really sad to go if I'm honest. I feel as though I have finally gained back some confidence from losing my job back in March and found somewhere where I've really settled. However, I've got myself a job from August in a primary school as a Learning Support Assistant and I'm really excited to get stuck into it.

2. The Band Musical
The Band is one of the musicals I had been wanting to see for a while so I wasn't disappointed when I saw it at Nottingham's Theatre Royal early June. I loved the use of Take That music and a storyline which gave you a great combination of laughter and tears. I'd encourage anyone to go and see it! You can read my review if you fancy more information.

3. West End LIVE
One of my biggest things in the calendar this June was West End LIVE in London's Trafalgar Square. This free event was fantastic and I loved being amongst thousands to enjoy a glimpse into the fantastic musicals that London has to offer.  It's took me a few years to be able to go but now I think it'll be an annual thing in my calendar. Some of my favourite performances came from Bat Out Of Hell, Mamma Mia, Everybody's Talking About Jamie & The Phantom of the Opera.

4. Heatwave
In the UK we've been experiencing a heatwave for a couple of weeks and I'm embracing every moment of it that we have. The heatwave has meant less time in front of a laptop and more time outside, soaking up the sun with a book in hand and my toes dipped into a bowl of cold water. Of course it does come with it's downfalls, like a t-shirt tan!

5. In The Moment Magazine
I'm always finding new ways of understanding and managing my mental health so have been grabbing some magazines from the local supermarkets. I'm in love with In The Moment and think it's a great magazine which is both beautiful and practical for women. It's full of ideas to be more mindful, offers great advice and discussion and includes something practical to get stuck into too. I always like reading an article a night before bed, it's a great magazine!

6. Our Girl
I've found a new TV series I am obsessed with watching and it's Our Girl on BBC IPlayer. I find it so interesting and a really good series about a female army medic in Iraq.

7. Love Island
Love Island is back this summer and whilst the first week or so was boring it seems to be getting better. I've found myself engrossed in the latest episode before bed and then wondering why I struggle to sleep afterwards because I must know what happens next.

8. NetGallery
If you're like me and love reading then you'll love NetGallery! I've found it great for getting hold of books before they're released (but it's so hard to stop yourself from requesting 2633 books everytime!) I have lots of reading material for the summer to get stuck into and I'm ok with that. You definitely need to sign up to NetGallery if you're an avid reader. 

9. 42nd Street
I can't stop thinking about watching this musical in London after attending West End LIVE. It's easily one of the best musicals I have ever seen and I instantly wanted to get my own tap shoes on! You should read my review here.

10. Rub Smokehouse & Bar
Me and Jordan can't stop chatting about our trip to the Rub Smokehouse & Bar in Nottingham this month. Their food was AMAZING and I'll definitely be heading there for some pre-birthday celebrations in July. You can read my review from my visit here.

Tell me about some of your good things from June, hope you have a great July! 


  1. NetGalley is the best! I haven't been able to use it for a while because my Kobo broke, but I'm planning to buy a Kindle as soon as I can when I start my job in September. Also, congrats on the new job!

    1. Oh good good, NetGalley is great isn't it? I really want to get the most out of it atm. Have asked for a new Kindle for my birthday cause I've had mine for a while now and want a bit of an update if I'm honest :) xx

  2. Oooh I shall have to check out NetGalley. Well done Emmie on your new job, sending allllll the good vibes your way!
    Peta xx

    1. You will, it's glorious! Thanks Peta, just want the end of August to roll around now so I can get stuck into the new job! :) xx

  3. I used to use NetGalley all of the time but now I'm on a mission to read the books on my bookshelf instead so I've been on a ban since January, I've read some really cracking books from there though.

    Mel ★ http://www.meleaglestone.co.uk/

    1. I've been the same and wanted to read books on my bookshelf but I need to get the books off my list on my Kindle :). I've definitely had a spending ban this year and only brought like 4 books altogether.


  4. Congratulations on the new job! I'm starting a new job myself this month - fresh starts are so exciting aren't they!

    Francesca x | glutenfreehorizons.com

    1. Thanks Fran, really appreciate it! Good luck with your new job and hoping it goes well x

  5. I love seeing people enjoying the heatwave - but I'm hating it. Spending every day a sticky, hot mess? Not being able to sleep because it's too hot? I am so over it now. Haha. Good luck with your new job! x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

    1. I know what you mean I am trying to embrace the warmer weather, it's just trying to get sleep at night which is a nightmare. I've found myself napping after work :( xx