The weather is gorgeous but definitely getting chillier and as the evenings draw in I don’t know about you but I’m definitely craving cosy nights in. If you are too then welcome to the first journal edition of Yogipod Loves.
This was originally last months newsletter but there a too many gems in here not to share. If you fancy getting the Yogipod newsletter and being the first to get Yogipod Loves then sign up here
Curl up with a good book
Some of my lockdown favourites
The Island – Olivia Levez – an easy read novel following a girl stuck on a deserted island and her survival attempts
The Body – Bill Bryson – basically a travelogue of the body full of fascinating snippets of the history of how we understand the human body
Us – David Nicholls – a refreshing look at love in a long term relationship
Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens – totally fell in love with the descriptions of nature interwoven into the beautiful narrative
Lose yourself in a film
The Peanut Butter Falcon – Fell in love with this story on the plane back from India in January. Heartwarming, funny and one of the loveliest coming of age style films I’ve watched for ages. Whether watching in the evening with a glass of wine or on a rainy afternoon with a cuppa I defy you to not love it.
Go for a walk with a podcast
My new favourite podcast love is An hour or so with Sue Perkins. Sue talks to some truly fascinating people in a chatty yet deep way.
Highlights for me so far have been Alan Davies with a fascinating look into his childhood, David Harewood talking about racism in the acting world and the differences between the US and UK and Russell T Davies talking about, well everything he’s done, which is a lot.
Try something new in the kitchen
I always feel like I have more of an excuse to experiment with food over a long weekend.
I’m definitely going to be giving these Lentil Stuffed Aubergines a go from The Food Medic and will probably also bake some cookies to have while watching The Peanut Butter Falcon. Which means surely they have to be peanut butter flavour? Anyone have a good recipe? If not I’ll be giving these ones a go from BBC Good Food and probably adding some dark chocolate to them!
Get stuck in to a boxset
I’m a sucker for a whodunnit/murder mystery series, particularly if it’s in a foreigh language and has gorgeous scenery. This series, Twin, ticks all the boxes. Available on iPlayer it’s a Norweigian series set on the rugged coastline all about a family secret. Focusing on the family and their relationships it totally had me hooked.