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... listening to Damien Rice's My Favourite Faded Fantasy album. I remember reading about the release ages ago, making a mental note to check it out... and then forgetting all about it. But the other day I YouTubed 'The Greatest Bastard' and damn. Tears, everyone, actual tears — good thing I was at home and not in the library. So, of course, I downloaded the whole thing immediately; Damien Rice has always been able to hit me straight in the feels.

... reading Boyhood by JM Coetzee. I was introduced to Coetzee's work in my Writing Non Fiction workshop and I was hooked straight away. I absolutely adore his writing style, because even though he doesn't tell you everything explicitly you're able to pick things up just from the details he gives you. Reading between the lines is definitely something I've learned to appreciate since I've been at university.

... watching Parks and Recreation. Ever since I discovered Chris Lilley I've been obsessed with mockumentary-style shows, and Parks and Recreation is just hilarious. I've only just started it, and I'm very tempted to grab the entire box set (if they release one) now the show is over (sob).

... drinking a Taff's Well Iced Tea! It's a cocktail invented by my friend Bobbie, and I think it involves copious amounts of vodka and peach-flavoured iced tea. I'm not entirely sure, I just know that it's yummy (and lethal). Alcohol aside, I've been reaching for Naked's Superfood Blueberry Smoothie a lot when I need a bit of a pick-me-up, it's sweet but not too sugary.

... eating avacado with everything. My favourite is avocado pasta: wholewheat pasta, vegetables (I usually have mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, and courgettes) and half an avocado blended together with some lemon juice, pepper, and a spoonful of pesto. I adapted the recipe from the Blogilates website, and it's quickly become a staple week-night dinner.

... wearing striped everything. Nothing unusual there!

What have you been up to recently? Any suggestions for other ways I can incorporate avocado into my meals? Let me know the comments and help to fuel my obsession!

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Beth, 23, South East England. I'm a writer with a love of books, lipstick, and the Oxford comma. I love beauty and I also love animals, so I only buy, use, and feature products from cruelty-free brands. (Seriously though, I am the person who stops to fuss over every dog she sees.) You can also expect posts about vegan/vegetarian food, and plenty of musings about life as a 20-something. Want to get in touch? Email me at

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