How To Do A Personal Mid-Year Review

As we near the second half of 2021, it’s a great time to evaluate your habits and do a personal mid-year review. Are you on track to reach your goals? Are you being the best version of yourself? Is there anything you can do better?

You might be in a position with work or education where someone else will conduct a mid-year review for you. Whether you’re in this position or not, it’s always a good idea to review your year by yourself. You may see things that others can’t.

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Trying The Modern Milkman Service ♡ Is It Worth It?

I came home from town one day to see that The Modern Milkman had posted a flyer through the door about their service. I usually ignore that kind of stuff but I was intrigued so I looked up their website.

They seemed to have all the daily essentials that anyone can need. And it was all plastic free!

Since it seemed so great, I couldn’t help but place an order.

I placed my order on Wednesday and requested for my first delivery to be on the Friday.

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New Pokémon Snap ♡ Gaming Review

New Pokemon Snap is a relaxing and fun game for any Pokemon fan. In the game, players are tasked with helping Professor Mirror explore the islands of the Lental region. With your research camera at the ready, you become a Pokemon researcher who explores islands and takes photos of Pokemon in order to learn more about them and the way they live.

You are given unlimited access to the NEO-ONE which is a high tech vehicle that allows you to teleport and survive in all kinds of environments. You do not control the NEO-ONE as New Pokemon Snap is an on-rails game but believe me, you won’t feel restricted in this game at all.

I was never able to play the original Pokemon Snap when it was released back in 1999, so I didn’t feel the nostalgia that many others did when New Pokemon Snap was announced. That definitely doesn’t mean that I wasn’t excited though.

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Book Review: Roots by Tara O’Connor

‘Wrapped in real family history and set amongst the natural beauty of the Irish countryside, Roots is a classic romantic-comedy adventure and a page-turning account of a young woman finding herself. On a journey to the old world ― she discovered a whole new world. After a messy year of heartbreak and setbacks, Tara sets off to Ireland in search of clues to her family’s ancestry, but what she found wasn’t at all what she expected. Some of it has to do with the lack of records, but a lot has to do with John, the charming cartoonist she met on Twitter.’

I stumbled upon this book when scrolling through Prime Reads on Amazon. Graphic novels are one of my favourite things to read and this one seemed pretty simple and cute so I decided to give it a go.

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Hair at No4, Wrexham ♡ Review and Experience

As you probably know by now, I have very short hair. A few months ago, I cut off most of my long hair into a pixie cut.

Now that I am sick of not being able to style my hair much, I am growing my hair out.

As I mentioned, you need to get your hair trimmed often to make it grow quicker!

For that very reason, I made myself an appointment to get a trim at Hair at No4 in Wrexham, UK.

When I went in the make the appointment, I booked it for the 6th. However, I decided I couldn’t wait any longer so I rang up on the 1st and booked myself in for the 2nd.

I couldn’t believe that they had last-minute appointments available as I had heard that they are usually busy.

So, I woke up early that morning, headed to town and went to my appointment. I arrived early and they saw me straight away. I was the only one in the salon which was great because I get nervous when I’m in busy places.

I explained to the hairdresser exactly what I wanted and she understood me straight away.

I was so happy with my cut. Now, it’s all even and I even have a little side fringe which hides my huge forehead.

Now my hair will grow out more evenly and will grow even quicker.

I asked the hairdresser how much it would cost and she said £14.50. I couldn’t believe how cheap it was. I got the perfect cut for the perfect price!

If you’re ever in Wrexham and looking for a haircut, then check out Hair at No4 as they are fab!

You can check out their Facebook page here.

Aggretsuko First Impressions

Oh Netflix, how you create some great content!

I was looking for a new, easy to watch anime and when I found an anime with rage and cuteness in one.

What I’ve Heard

Believe it or not, I have never really heard much about Aggretsuko. I knew that it was full of rage and it was based on a workplace but that’s all I knew. I never thought that it would be my kind of show though.

Expectations

With each episode only being fifteen minutes long, I didn’t expect to gain much from watching the show. The characters are super simple yet so cute so I was super unsure of if I’d like it or not.

Thoughts while watching it

Retsuko is a red panda character from the Sanrio franchise. She’s basically an office lady who works in the accounting department. She’s often stressed out and has pent up frustration, mainly because of work. To release that stress and frustration, she secretly karaokes to heavy metal. Hence, Aggressive Retsuko (Aggretsuko).

The show is seemingly cute and funny. I really did enjoy it so far. It’s a great short watch since each episode is about 15 minutes long. However, it’s not just interesting because it’s seemingly cute and funny. The show is quite relatable. If you work in a stressful situation or maybe have too much stress in your life, you will completely be able to relate to Retsuko.

Retsuko basically works hard and is just doing her best to live. However, her bosses at work are assholes. Especially her male boss who is a literal chauvinistic pig.

I actually really enjoyed the show after the first episode. Not just because it’s cute, funny, and that it brings societal issues and pressures to light. I am looking forward to watching the rest of the series and having series two come out this year.

Have you watched Aggretsuko? If you have, what did you think of it?

Glitter Force First Impressions And Review

A couple of days ago, I was browsing the anime section of Netflix when I discovered that Glitter Force was on there. I love magical girls so I thought that I would give it a go. Glitter Force is the ninth instalment of the Pretty Cure franchise. Unfortunately, it is dubbed on Netflix and I prefer a Japanese anime with subtitles but I decided to try it anyway.

What I’ve Heard

I’ve heard of Pretty Cure before and knew a little about it but I hadn’t watched many episodes. Pretty Cure seems to be very popular in Japan as most magical girl anime shows tend to be. I had no idea that Glitter Force was on Netflix though so I was pretty happy when I stumbled upon it by accident.

Expectations

Based off the the adorable imagary from the anime, I thought that it would be a magical girl anime that is similar to Sailor Moon. The girls all wear a different color, suggesting that they all have abilities dealing with different elements. I expected that the anime would greatly revolve around the themes of love and friendship.

Thoughts while watching it

As soon as the episode started, I noticed that they had jumped straight into the plot by introducing all the magical girls in a dream of the protagonist. She often has dreams of being a magical girl, fighting crime and is often dreaming of fairytales. Emily, who is the protagonist, compared a lot of her life to fairytales.

We follow Emily to her first day of school and I honestly thought that she was adorable. She may have had an over optimistic view of the world but I think that’s a good trait to have anyway. A lot of the time, protagonists that like fairytales can be a little daydreamy or obsessive about fantasy but I didn’t find that with Emily. The producers and writers definitely didn’t over do it like in usual shows. I was in love with Emily as a character straight away!

I am a twenty-two year old so I expect that the anime was aimed for younger people. I realised this a few minutes in. All the characters seemed to be younger and have higher voices than myself. I wish I watched this show while I was growing up as I probably would have enjoyed it a lot more than but it was definitely still enjoyable as an adult.

Emily has to introduce herself to the class but her anxiety makes her struggle to get the words out and she forgets what she wanted to say, so a very loud girl named Kelsey takes over and introduces Emily to the class. Then, some other female classmates speak up and compliment Emily. These students then introduce themselves in front of the class to Kelsey and Emily and Emily realizes that these girls were the other magical girls in her dream. I found this part funny but also a little awkward. In reality, no new student would have to introduce themselves nor would another student be allowed to go to the front of the class to shout about the new student. Maybe I just went to a really strict school but in my school, we had to raise our hands before we could speak.

After Emily’s introduction, Emily stumbles upon a fantasy land in the library. While in the fantasy land, Emily learns that a group of girls were prophesied to to defeat the evil Emperor Nogo, who wishes to take all happy endings from the world.

After she leaves the library, Emily heads home but notices a wolf in the sky named Ulric who is sucking all the hopes, dreams and happy ending from the civilians. Emily then transforms into a magical girl and fights Ulric. This was my favourite part as I like watching a magical girl do her stuff!