1. Watch UnReal.
If you loved Fleabag and haven’t turned on to UnReal yet, this one’s for you. The comedy on this show is so depressingly dark I’m not entirely sure it’s ever actually funny, but somehow it’s impossible to look away from. This is mostly thanks to compelling AF performances by Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer who play deeply, deeply (no like seriously DEEPLY) flawed women. The show itself is a satirical look at reality matchmaking shows, and asks a lot of interesting and uncomfortable questions on sexism between women, intersectional feminism, and what it means to be a powerful women in the male-dominated entertainment industry.
Seasons 1 & 2 are currently available on Amazon Prime in the UK.
If UnReal doesn’t sound like your jam, check out the charming and recently-added-to-Netflix-UK film, Laggies .
2. Read The Good Immigrant.
Jasmin says: “So many parts of it are incredibly relatable to growing up BAME in Britain, it covers a wide range of topics and experiences to do with race and absolutely everyone should read it. Even if you don’t relate to everything, it’s still worth reading as all the essays are so beautifully written.” Read an excerpt here.
Buy a full copy here.
Or check out this gorgeous essay.
3. Listen to this killer October playlist.
4. Play A Dark Room.
Earlier this week BuzzFeed editors reccomended their favorite games, and Natalie Brown’s review got me hooked: “The game is really a playable short story — which is why I love it so much, those are my favorite kind of games — where you slowly build your world, click by click on the desktop, tap by tap on your phone. You gather wood, you build a village, you take care of the people in your village. It sounds simple, but it’s as addicting as Candy Crush.”
Check out the rest of the recommendations here.
Rich and autumnal, this dessert is an October weekend MUST. Plus there’s apples in it, so it’s basically healthy, right?
For a simple savoury dinner, check out this 5 ingredient pesto pasta.
6. Try some new stationery.
‘Tis the season for cards, so why not have a little fun by designing bespoke stationery for your event, Christmas cards, or thank you notes? I have some really gorgeous general use personalised stationery from Paperless Post and I can’t say enough good things about the quality, not to mention the added benefit of feeling VERY grown up.
Check out Paperless Post here.
Not for you? Try out some of these calming items.
7. Follow @daily_frenchie on Instagram.
RIP ME. Like honestly, is there more to life than a French Bulldog driving a car? No? I didn’t think so. Follow daily_frenchie if you, like me, enjoy crying happy tears at your desk.
Check it out here.
If you don’t believe in joy, @fact is a pretty damn interesting Twitter account.