5 Things I’m Grateful For This March (2020)

Here’s my monthly reflection on gratitude!

 

Meditation

A few weeks ago, I went to my first ever meditation workshop! I’ve meditated before – I sometimes use the apps Headspace, Calm and Insight Timer to help with this – but I’d never actually been to a class on it. It was a really insightful experience – it was nice being in a room with others who had a similar outlook. We did a variety of different meditations, such as chanting, body scan, focusing on the ends of each inhale and exhale, and looking at the seven chakras of the body. This session, as well as a podcast I listened to by Dr Chatterjee, got me thinking a lot about my breath and how I can work on decreasing stress through learning to breathe more deeply and slowly. I’m grateful for these experiences and resources that encourage me to make positive changes in my own life.

 

The ability to help others

As I mentioned earlier this week, in this blog post, I have recently created an email newsletter called the Weekly Wellbeing Challenge. Every Monday, I am sending out a simple challenge, to those that have signed up, for them to focus on for the week. Each challenge will promote wellbeing and productivity and it’s ultimately a fun way to try new things too! I’m hoping it will help everybody that is self-isolating, me included. I’m really grateful for sites such as Mailchimp that make creating this newsletter accessible and for everyone who has signed up, because this project makes me really happy and it’s nice to know that people are willing to support it and join in too.

If you’re interested in joining, here’s the link: http://eepurl.com/gW_SHz

 

Independent cafes

This month, before the pandemic hit, I was exploring Norwich and finding some really nice independent cafes to sit in and read a book! It was a nice way of changing up my scenery and taking a break away from studying. Unfortunately, due to recent events, all these cafes, along with many other places, have had to shut. It makes me sad because it is the independent cafes that will lose out most and I can’t imagine a world without them. It’s made me even more grateful for the joy they brought me earlier this month and I’m glad I got the chance to enjoy them before I moved back home to my family.

 

The Simple Things

As I’ve just mentioned, the pandemic has caused a lot of people to rethink the way they’re living their life. It has forced us to consider what our basic needs are, stripped back from materialism and unnecessary obsessions. It’s made me realise that, when it comes down to it, we can live on very little. We don’t need to have everything to live. I feel grateful to even have a house to live in, a family of support, electricity and technology. We are very fortunate – staying inside is nothing in comparison to those that had to fight in a war hundreds of years ago. We must remember this.

 

My university experience

Alongside many others, I am one of the students who has been stripped of their final moments of university due to the coronavirus. What I thought was going to be another month of last seminars, last yoga sessions, last band concerts and final goodbyes is now replaced with self-isolation, and it’s kind of surreal to think it is all over. Whilst it makes me sad to think that I have left the city of Norwich and all the memories within it behind sooner than I expected (or was prepared for), I’m very appreciative of my time there in the first place. It’s been a crazy three years but I’m so grateful to have lived them.

 

March has started and ended on two completely different notes and there’s no denying it’s overwhelming, but all we can do is focus on the present moment and try not to think too much about the future. Now, more than ever, is a good time to practice gratitude and remind yourself of all the great things that do still exist in your life. I will be continuing with this series, whatever happens over the next few months, and if you’d like to take part too, feel free to post on your blogs.

 

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What are you grateful for this month?

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‘Outline’ by Rachel Cusk [Book Review]

‘… he doesn’t recognise himself in those stories any more, though he remembers the bursting feeling of writing them, something in himself massing and pushing irresistibly to be born. He hasn’t had that feeling since; he almost thinks that to remain a writer he’d have to become one all over again…’

Outline is one of those books that you either love or you hate. For me, it’s one of my favourite books I’ve read.

What makes Outline so unique is the fact that it has a plot, but it in no way relies on it. The whole book revolves around 10 conversations  – a woman who travels to Athens to teach a writing course and converses with different people along the way. This includes the man next to her on the plane, her old friend, the people in her writing class, etc. It’s like a series of snapshots into different people’s lives.

I would sum up Outline by saying: it is a book of all the things we would say in a conversation if we weren’t afraid, or if we knew someone was really listening. 

It felt surprising and almost wrong to hear all these inner thoughts of the characters said out loud but it also felt comforting and raw. It reminded me of something that I learnt a couple years ago – people have more in common than you think. It’s easy to feel like you’re alone in your thoughts, but it isn’t until you open up to others and they share their vulnerabilities with you that you realise, at heart, we’re all the same. I felt like Outline perfectly encapsulated this feeling – that, despite all our differences and idiosyncrasies, our lives all weave in and out of each other’s and at times they meet up at the same place, not always at the same time, where we feel the same thing.

I actually found myself reading just more than three quarters of the book in one day because it was so easy to lose track of time and get lost in the conversations – it drives you forward in an unthinkable and surprising manner. I hadn’t read any of Rachel Cusk’s work before but she writes with so much depth and understanding of the human condition and I just loved the honesty behind all of it. It’s writing that makes you stop, and reread, and think… for a long time.

 

Here are a few quotes that I thought were particularly interesting and thoughtful:

‘It is interesting how keen people are for you to do something they would never dream of doing themselves, how enthusiastically they drive you to your own destruction… Perhaps, he said, we are all like animals in the zoo, and once we see that one of us has got out of the enclosure we shout at him to run like mad, even though it will only result in him becoming lost.’

‘…your failures keep returning to you, while your successes are something you always have to convince yourself of.’

‘The human capacity for self-delusion is apparently infinite – and if that is the case, how are we ever meant to know, except by existing in a state of absolute pessimism, that once again we are fooling ourselves? I had thought there was nothing, having lived my whole life in this tragic country, about which I could any longer deceive myself, but as you have so unhappily pointed out, it is the very thing you don’t see, the thing you take for granted, that deceives you. And how can you even know you have taken something for granted until it is no longer there?’

‘…perhaps, he said, the best way to confront our fears is to put them in costume, so to speak; to translate them, for the simple act of translation very often renders things harmless.’

 

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Outline is the first book of a trilogy so I’m looking forward to reading the next two books!

Have you read Outline?

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Join Me for the Weekly Wellbeing Challenge!

I have started up a little project called the Weekly Wellbeing Challenge!

I thought it would be a fun way of increasing wellbeing and productivity, especially since a lot of us are self-isolating at this time.

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What does it involve?

  • A simple challenge sent to your inbox every Monday (max 15 minutes)
  • e.g. exercises, gratitude, connecting with others, phone detox, and more!
  • I will be taking part in the challenges too! (and sharing my experiences, insights, etc.)

 

It will be a fun way of making small but beneficial changes to our lives, knowing we are not doing it alone!

I am so excited to get this started and would love to get as many people involved as possible!

If you’d like to join, the sign up link is here: http://eepurl.com/gW_SHz

Please pass on the message to anyone who you think would be interested!

 

Endgame & Rough for Theatre ll [Theatre Review]

A few weeks ago I went to the Old Vic Theatre in London to watch Samuel Beckett’s plays Endgame and Rough for Theatre ll performed on stage! It makes me sad that I’m publishing this post now, at a time when theatres are now shutting due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it makes me feel even more grateful for getting the chance to see this show before it was cancelled.

I’ve been a fan of Beckett’s writing for a few years now – ever since I first read his play Krapp’s Last Tape in my first year of uni. Since then, I’ve read Waiting for Godot and am making my way through his collection of works.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Samuel Beckett, his plays are absurd and most of the time, do not make sense! But that’s what makes them so great. Both Waiting for Godot and Endgame have a distinct repetitive element (although majority of his plays do) where a few characters converse as they remain within one setting – life outside that setting equivalent to death. If I had to describe Beckett’s writing in one sentence I would say it is a crazy philosophical rambling about both the mundane and the emotional depth of life simultaneously. In other words, it presents meaning in the meaningless.

 


 

Endgame Overview: 

An empty room with two high up small windows. Hamm (who is blind and unable to stand) converses with his servant, Clov (who is unable to sit). Hamm’s parents, at unexpected intervals, pop their heads out of the two dustbins where they live.

Rough for Theatre ll Overview:

Two characters enter an apartment to find a person standing over an open window, presumably about to jump. They carry out an investigation, discussing whether they think he should take his own life or not.

As you can see, the plays are very simplistic in terms of plot – there isn’t really any plot!

 


 

Watching Endgame and Rough for Theatre ll on stage was a totally different experience to reading the plays from a book. Personally, I find it hard to interpret the comedy through reading Beckett’s writing, but on the stage the comedy came to life. I think part of the reason why was when I saw it in front of me, I realised how absurd it really was, in the same way that a lot of things seem more extreme when they happen in real life, than when you think them inside your head. For example, the parents poking their heads out of dustbins in Endgame – I already knew it was weird, but seeing it live was a whole different experience!

I think what made the play so good was the exceptional acting. Alan Cummings, who played Hamm in Endgame, portrayed the character in such an insanely intriguing way. It reminded me a lot of James McAvoy in the film Split, only because he equally portrayed this mad personality that had so many distinct intricacies that it was amazing he managed to pull off all the mannerisms so consistently and with so much depth. Alongside him, was Daniel Radcliffe playing Hamm’s servant, Clov. His role was very physically demanding in that his character walked funny, with legs that weren’t quite working properly, and had to keep climbing up and down a step ladder. How they both managed to remember all their lines and keep up with their roles, considering they were on stage for about an hour and a half without any breaks, still amazes me.

Overall, I really enjoyed seeing Beckett’s plays come to life on the stage. I think reading something and then seeing it live or as a film is always such a meaningful moment, especially when it’s something you found interesting or really resonated with. If you’re reading this Dad, thank you so much for taking me!

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Have you read anything by Samuel Beckett?

Would you like to see his plays on stage?

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Paulina and Fran. [Book Review]

I’ve had this book sitting on my shelf for a while now – approximately 4 years! I have finally got round to giving it a read and I thought it was a very strange but also unique book, so it’d be interesting to review.

Paulina and Fran is all about two girls called Paulina and Fran – shocking, I know. Paulina is an outgoing, spontaneous person who is quite careless in her actions, and Fran is a more introverted and reflective person who finds herself drawn into the interesting character of Paulina. They become friends on a college trip to Norway and the book follows their lives as they weave in and out of friendships and relationships as they mould into the adult world.

I wasn’t quite sure what to think of this book when I started reading it, and to be honest I don’t know quite what to think of it now. It’s one of those books that has a plot but also doesn’t have a plot – this made it realistic in terms of the unpredictabilities of life but also frustrating in that I wanted it to go somewhere, in some definitive direction, but it didn’t.

Also, I couldn’t stand the character of Paulina. She’s one of those people that most of us could quite easily picture – the kind of person who lives off attention, self-indulges too much, makes their life difficult for themselves and seems like they don’t really care about anyone or anything, even themselves. And at times I kind of felt sorry for Paulina, because beneath that thick skin all these habits must have risen from insecurities, but it isn’t a good enough excuse for the actions she takes. I felt myself wondering if she would ever redeem herself but knowing she probably never would.

Despite all of this, something made me want to continue and read on, and I can’t really pinpoint what it was. The writing was interesting – it switched between character perspectives a lot (in third person) which at times seemed a little odd to me, but there was a lot that was intriguing about it. The dialogue and the connections between the characters seemed very real and plausible. I think more than anything I just wanted to know what would become of them as people, in the same way that one might be interested to see what their facebook friend from maths class at school is now pursuing as a career, five years later – a kind of curiosity that doesn’t have much depth to it.

For this reason, I can’t say the ending of the book made me particularly sad. I don’t even know if it was meant to make the reader sad. But it was interesting that it all led up to this moment that wasn’t really a moment.

Overall, Paulina and Fran was an intriguing book. Its strengths definitely lie in the characterisation and how it reflects the weaving nature of life during and after college/university. For me, what let it down was the lack of real connection on my part – I didn’t care particularly much for the characters, despite their realness, and this made the story fall a little flat.

 

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Have you read Paulina and Fran?

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Gaining the Confidence to Speak Up When No One is Listening

Today I want to share more of a rambling post about the act of listening. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why people speak and why people listen and how these traits differ from person to person. I’ve always been more of a listener than a talker myself. I would always read books as a child, observing the characters and their feelings, and I would start reading people in real life like that too, pulling out all this information from people without ever really having to say anything at all. I think this is where my passion for writing started – I just loved observing how the world works and creating my own version of it.

As I’ve grown older, I’ve realised the importance in speaking up. I used to be quiet and anxious and this is probably because I let listening become my default – it was the easier option. Now, I’m on my journey to subvert this and becomes confident in the words that I have to say, but one of the things I particularly struggle with is speaking up when I feel like no one is listening.

How many of you have been in a conversation with someone for them to then start using their phone, or diverting the discussion over to something they want to talk about instead?

I find this extremely frustrating, and it’s also kind of rude, but not only this, it knocks the other person’s confidence straight out the window. When someone isn’t listening to what I have to say I start thinking: Am I not interesting enough? Oh, I guess you have better things to do. Why do I even bother?

When it reaches this point, I feel like I might as well be invisible. This is something especially sensitive to me, since I used to feel this way a lot, but I’m sure a few of you out there can relate. It makes you feel like your efforts just aren’t worth the time.

I think the main reason this has become a problem is because of the immediacy of modern society and our want to consume information instantly. It’s as if we must look at our phones as soon as we get a notification. It completely drives us away from normal chats where you just sit and talk with someone with absolutely no distraction. I bet our friendships and relationships would be so much more happy and healthy this way, if we took the time to connect face to face with our undivided attention. I’m lucky to have a few friends and family members who do chat like this with me and I really appreciate it.

It is inevitable that we have moments when we get distracted, because society has taught us to be this way and we don’t know how to live otherwise. I have moments where I’m also not paying attention, and I feel guilty even thinking about it, but I think, due to being a listener by default, I often wish other people would listen to me as much as I listen to them. I love understanding people, giving advice and helping them, but it reaches a point when sometimes I’ve had enough of listening. It reaches a point when, I’m dedicated to having a conversation without phones or any distractions, but the other person just won’t match that, or I have something to say, but no one will listen to it for more than a  minute.

It seems that in society we overlook the power of listening. I wish that listening could be taught in the same way that we are taught to speak up for ourselves (for I was always told off for not speaking at school, but never praised for listening well). After all, both talking and listening go hand in hand.

If everyone is talking, then what is the point of talking at all?

What do you think about the act of listening?

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5 Things I’m Grateful For This February (2020)

Here’s my monthly reflection on gratitude!

 

Going out of my comfort zone

This is something I try and do as often as I can because it encourages self-development, but I feel like I did a lot of it this month. I had a lot of scenarios that made me feel particularly anxious, such as reading out my creative writing in class and doing a presentation in front of my seminar group. These are things that, back when I was really struggling with social anxiety, I used to avoid at all costs. However, this month I forced myself to do them, but with kindness. I reminded myself that the danger was all in my head and practiced positive affirmations in front of the mirror. For those of you who don’t know what this is, it involves speaking aloud positive phrases to yourself to change the way your mind thinks. I used the phrases ‘I am confident’, ‘I am likeable’, and ‘I can do this’ and I really noticed the way it made me feel more confident and happy within myself.

 

Seeking internships

Following on from going out of my comfort zone, I also sent out some speculative emails for potential work experience. Since, I’m nearing the end of my degree, my goal at the moment is to get as much experience as I can and learn more about the working world and how I will best fit into it. I had a couple informal interviews (one over the phone and one in person) which I was a little nervous about, but they went well and I’m proud of myself for taking action.

 

Walking

Over the past month I’ve noticed, through the health app on my phone, that my average steps a day has increased a lot compared to previous months. I’m hardly walking 10,000 steps a day, but compared to my own previous statistics, I’m a lot more physically active. I think this is something that is hard at university, especially when I’m only required to be in uni for 6 hours a week – it means I have to be more intentional with going out for a walk. But I bought some walking boots a couple weeks ago and I’m planning on doing even more walking to boost my health and wellbeing. I’ve found that going for a morning walk is a great way to start the day feeling productive and refreshed.

Check out my other post on why walking is so important here.

 

Going to the cinema

Lately I’ve begun to really appreciate the experience of going to the cinema. Films are something I’ve always enjoyed, but I never used to go out to see them much – I suppose because society is so driven by online streaming sites now, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. But I’ve found that I never focus on a film in quite the same way as I do when I’m shut away in a darkened room in front of a big screen. I’ve found that it’s a great way to relax – to leave behind any worries – and fully immerse myself in something. I feel like in modern day, with technology and multi-tasking, it’s not often that we focus our attention on something for two hours, if at all, and it’s kind of sad really. The cinema is probably one of the only few places which encourages this.

Check out my film reviews from February below:

Jojo Rabbit

Little Women

 

Creative Writing

Last semester I didn’t study a module in creative writing and I kind of missed it. This semester I am so I’ve been doing a lot more writing and creative stuff! I’ve been working on my first assignment which is a 2000 word short story and I’m really enjoying creating a dystopian world for it. I’ve also been working on a separate project with my cousin (who is an artist) – she is painting portraits and I am writing short creative writing pieces to match each one. She is then having an exhibition showcasing these in April 2020 (in Brighton) and in June 2020 (in Burghfield) which is really exciting! So if you happen to be in one of these areas at the time, feel free to check it out! (message me for details)

 

Overall, I feel very grateful for the direction February has taken me. It’s been productive and creative and a good mix of work and enjoyment. Not to mention, I’m still really enjoying reading more books for pleasure!

 

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What are you grateful for this month?

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Little Women: Book vs Film [Spoiler Free Review]

Little Women is a book I’ve had on my shelf for a while, but let’s be honest, that’s hardly a surprise. With my ever increasing desire to buy more books, despite knowing I have way too many, I joined Goodreads last month and set myself a goal to read more books for pleasure this year. I’m already 3 books in which I’m very happy about! You can read my review of Small Great Things from last month here.

Is Little Women better as a book or as a film? 

This is a question we often ask ourselves when it comes to film adaptations, and I find that most of the time I’m either one extreme or the other – I either love it or hate it. Since we create an image of a book in our heads, it can be hard to accept what’s on the screen when it is not what we expected, but it’s definitely interesting regardless to see what other people experienced from the same words.

Here are my thoughts on both the book and the film…

 

Book Review

I found the beginning of Little Women hard to get into – this is likely because I’ve been reading more contemporary literature lately. The characters were described well but it seemed a little forced at the start, and it took a while for their personalities to really shine through in their actions. However, I found that the more I read, the more I enjoyed it. I ended up being surprised that I was excited to read more, even though I wasn’t entirely sure if I liked it yet.

I think there’s something about the book that is so homely and safe. There isn’t a fast-paced plot – it is simply the everyday life of a group of young girls and the activities and troubles they get up to. The opinions expressed in the book are really quite refreshing, especially Jo’s desire to be a man so she can fight as a soldier like her father, and her disinterest in getting married, despite it being the lady-like thing to do. I really resonated with the theme of love being more important than wealth, and that it is far better to care for others than be wrapped in your own selfishness – a lesson the girl’s mother taught them throughout the book. I think these messages are very applicable to modern life today, especially with how materialistic society has become.

I hope that, if anything, this book teaches us all to work on our vices, in the same way that the sisters self-developed throughout the book.

 

Film Review

At first, it felt very odd seeing the characters of Little Women across a screen. Their house in the film was a lot larger than the one I’d imagined inside my head, and after the first couple scenes I was thrown off, since it seemed like it was going to be set at the time of the sequel Good Wives throughout the entire film (which I hadn’t read!). However, the rest of the film moved effortlessly between the past and the present, both tales interwoven to create a beautiful dichotomy between childhood and the start of adult life. And I couldn’t help but love it.

I thought the choice of casting was excellent – each actor/actress portrayed their character perceptively. In the book, my favourites were Jo and Beth, and I felt the same after seeing the film too, which means they transferred the personalities over to the screen very accurately! I also thought the dresses were beautiful. It’s the kind of film that doesn’t quite meet historical expectations without a carefully designed set and costumes, but I thought it was very well executed.

Since I hadn’t read Good Wives, there were certain scenes that really took me by surprise (if you’ve seen it, I’m sure you’ll know which scene had me in tears), but I kind of liked that I knew the characters but I wasn’t sure of everything that would occur.

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Overall, I really enjoyed seeing Little Women on the screen and it’s up there as one of my favourite film adaptations alongside The Great Gatsby.

What did you think of Little Women – the book or the film?

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And let me know which character is your favourite!

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Why You Should Choose Your Friends Wisely

I’ve found that the more I grow up, the more selective I am about friends. With less time on my hands and a stronger desire to connect with people on a deeper level, I mostly only pursue friendships that I think will become meaningful. I’d much rather have a few super close friends that I can share anything with, than a large group of surface-level friends. But choosing friends isn’t just about finding “your kind of person”, because friends actually have a greater influence on you than you think.

Has anyone ever told you that you have a similar mannerism to one of your friends? Or you start picking up your friend’s most used phrases? This has happened to me quite a few times, where I’ve noticed reflections of my friends in myself, and vice versa. It’s proof that whoever you surround yourself with has a direct impact on the way you react to the world.

Picking up a small phrase or mannerism doesn’t seem that significant, but if something so unique can easily be transferred between friends, then morals and attitude can easily be transferred too. In the most simplest sense, if your friend is super negative, that’s going to drag you down to a negative mindset as well. I’ve found that when I surround myself with positive and happy people, I start feeling their energy too. [I touched on this briefly in my Creating a good/positive aura blog post.]

I’ve learnt over the last few years that it’s so important to have friends that drive you to be a better person. I notice qualities in my friends – their ambition, their self-development, their confidence – and it inspires me to make those changes in my own life too. I feel like everyone in your life makes an appearance for a reason, but sometimes you have to choose who is worthwhile keeping – keeping toxicity in your life only prevents you from moving forward in your own.

I am so grateful to have friends who genuinely do motivate me to become my best self, but also challenge me to see and act beyond my means, as well as supporting me in whatever I do. It’s so rare to not only form but keep friends that really understand and care for you, and I feel really lucky in that sense.

So next time you’re out with your friends, ask yourself:

  • Am I inspired by them?
  • Do they bring out the best version of myself?
  • Do they motivate and encourage me to initiate positive change in my life?
  • Are they supportive of what I do?

 

Because if you surround yourself with people who you genuinely admire, you can’t help but achieve great things.

 

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Jojo Rabbit [Film Review]

*spoiler free*

A few days ago, I went to the cinema to see Jojo Rabbit. It’s one of those films where you don’t quite know what to expect, since it is a satire on World War 2. It’s strange yet funny, serious yet interesting all at once. I knew it was going to be a good film – I’d seen the reviews and I’d heard great things – but I actually enjoyed it even more than I expected.

Summary

The film follows a young boy named Jojo – a German and Nazi fanatic who is working towards becoming a soldier in World War 2. He unexpectedly comes across a Jewish girl in his attic, who his mother has been hiding, and is forced to confront all his beliefs. But not without a little help from his imaginary friend Hitler.

My Thoughts

Jojo Rabbit is one of those films that, without exceptional acting, falls very short of success, but every cast member was great. I thought the cast pulled off the right amount of plausibility and humour in their accents and expressions for the characters, and, despite the comedy, I also cared a lot about them. This made for a funny and light-hearted but also meaningful and emotional story. I was laughing one minute and I was crying the next, and I think the directors and producers did a wonderful job of making this work.

I really liked the idea of young Jojo having an imaginary figure of Hitler following him around as he made choices and decisions in his life. I think this fitted well with the typical childlike “imaginary friend”, especially since his version of Hitler was very clumsy and stupid and liked to make funny remarks. He’d pop up at unusual timings and out of all the characters he definitely made me laugh the most.

The cinematography actually surprised me at parts. It was all filmed well, but there were a couple scenes that I thought were really beautiful. One was a starry night with glowing coloured tents in a field – the kind I’d love to make a screensaver on my laptop. There was also a focus on shoes, something which I think tells you a lot about a person.

I ended up walking out of the cinema wishing I could watch the film again! It really was funny and, above all, so unique and original. I don’t think I’ve watched anything quite like it.

Have you seen Jojo Rabbit?

What did you think?

Check out my film review of 1917 here.

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