Welcome to the second edition of ‘Sunday Sharing’. These posts are all about the things I’ve been loving lately including TV, music, gaming, blogs and other interesting links. Please feel free to share what you’ve been enjoying in the comments.
Although I haven’t been watching much TV this week, I’ve had a blast attending some concerts over the last few evenings.
Green Haze in Cardiff
This was the second time I went to see the UK’s number one Green Day tribute band after loving their show the first time around. As a hardcore Green Day fan, I was a bit sceptical the first time I went to one of their shows but I was really impressed. They pay tribute to my favourite band so accurately and I wouldn’t hesitate to attend one of their shows again in future for an affordable and fun punk rock night out.
Skindred in Cardiff
Following catching their energetic set at Reading Festival earlier this year, I have become quite the fan of Skindred. I love that their musical style mixes heavy metal and reggae with a bit of punk, hip hop and dancehall too. They are a rather unique band and put on a truly incredible show full of energy, love and even laughter. The Cardiff show of their That’s My Jam UK tour was even better than their Reading Festival set as the rather small Tramshed venue was a lot more intimate and personal. It was a brilliant night full of singing, dancing and great beer!
‘Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War’ by Christie Golden
This beautifully written book in the Warcraft series takes place following the events of the Cataclysm. It focuses on Jaina Proudmoore and the events before and after Theramore’s fall. Jaina has always been my favourite Warcraft character but this book made me love her even more. It shows the strengths and weaknesses of her character and made me realise she is likely the most relatable character in Warcraft, due to her human reactions to tragedy. I urge all Warcraft fans to read this book, especially those who criticise Jaina’s character – it might just make you look at Jaina from a different perspective.
I’ve recently started playing Diablo 3 again since it had been a ridiculously long time since I last played. I forgot just how much I adore this game. I’ve started from scratch and am playing a seasonal Demon Hunter which I’m really enjoying so far. (I’m still hopeful for Diablo 4 announcement in the near future…)
I’ve been meaning to give Planet Coaster a try for quite a while to fill the Rollercoaster Tycoon shaped void in my life.The newest game in the RCT series was not well received by critics and fans alike, whereas I’ve heard a lot of positive things about Planet Coaster. So far it seems a lot more complex than the RCT games and will take a lot of learning for sure, but I’m really enjoying the more modern take on the classic theme park tycoon genre. I’m looking forward to getting stuck in over the coming weeks.
- I’ve been following the ‘Games That Define Us’ series being run by Normal Happenings lately and I particularly enjoyed the pieces on World of Warcraft and BioShock, two of my favourite games ever.
- I loved this piece on The Lifestyle Files which discusses minimalism and Black Friday.
- Charlotte Nichole’s blog post about being more open and honest about finances is a great read.
- This 4 month update on the life of Teddy the puppy is so adorable. This is something I’d love to try on my blog when I get pets in future.
- Half Baked Harvest’s recipe for one pot chicken and sage dumplings looks absolutely delicious! I’m really tempted to give the recipe a try as it looks like the perfect comfort food for the dark, cold days we’ve been having lately.
Jerianie’s Instagram feed is always so gorgeous but I’m especially loving her photos lately from her trip to Japan. Just look how colourful and autumnal her feed is!