So if your life is anything like mine at the moment, you are a busy and stressed mess, and the rare moment I get to myself I like to use without really having to think. In view of this I have compiled a list of ways you can while away the time (I’ll be honest, it’s mostle just a list of entertainment/youtubers I am enjoying at the moment) . I have made a vague attempt to order them by category (first youtbers then tv etc). It’s quite long though, so grab a cup of tea and get comfortable!
Also known as my friend Lay’s YouTube channel. Like me, Lay has exams coming up and so isn’t really uploading at the moment, but there are plenty of lovely, artsy videos for you to enjoy. As an added bonus, Lay has the most gorgeous, soft voice and her videos are very calming. This and this are my favourites of her videos.
2. Maja Anushka
Another YouTuber! Her channel is so lovely and (again) she has a lovely soft voice. She does a lovely mix of videos, my favourites are RAG and this one about her journals
She makes lovely, soothing videos. They’re often advicey but she also makes beautiful music and her videos are v aesthetically pleasing. This travel vlog is my favourite of her videos and I have watched it many many times but also her song Fine is utterly beautiful.
I’ll be honest. This is really not usually my time of YouTuber. At all. But I have a very deep rooted love of stationery and a few of her videos help with that, however they are sprinkled among other videos about crafts that just aren’t my style. These unboxings are my favourites.
5. Tom Rosenthal
A musician who has recently released a new album that is absolutely magical. Truly. My favourites are Morning and Just As but honestly all of his music is life changingly beautiful.
6. Dancing Years
They’re a band (that have now, at great cost to us all, split up) that make beautiful, nostalgic, makes-you-feel-deeply-emotional-and-heart-broken music. My favourites are We Danced Last Night and Suddenly Still
And on to TV! Castle is something that I only recently started watching and.oh.my. That show is glorious. Witty and smart and Nathan Fillion. What’s not to love.
If you know me you know the deep obsession I have with this show. Goodness. It’s feminist, tackles important issues, witty and a period drama mixed with a soap. It’s the best thing to happen to American television since Buffy.
9. House of Fools
A sitcom that is fronted by Vic and Bob but has a generally amazing cast and is just hilarious. It includes Matt Berry, excellent running jokes and low-key genius breaking of the fourth wall. Just. Go watch it.
10. Beauty and the Beast
And I don’t mean the film. I have been reading an anthology of different versions of Beauty and The Beast from folklore from all around the world. You can purchase it here and I highly recommend that you do. It also means that you appear deeply intelligent and intellectual but really you’re just enjoying fairy tales.
Of course, this is not everything with which I entertain myself, Kimmy Schmidt recently returned and included Daveed Diggs (loml) and w1a and Upstart Crow are both set to return soon (and may have by the time this is posted). There are too many things I enjoy to fit into one post.
Thank you for reading!