Monthly review – July 2020

In last month’s review I said that July was going to be the month of local adventures and of exploring Brussels a bit more… How far from reality that was! I’ve never seen such an awful weather in the month of July, which is really discouraging for local adventures!

My favourite things about this month:

  • Skincare: throughout the month I have really been looking forward to my morning or evening skincare routine. Maybe I felt like my skin needed it more than usual, or maybe I was in a rush to finish my products and start new ones!
  • Plants: while taking care of my skin I also took great pleasure this month in taking care of my plants, buying new pots and changing their soil. I wouldn’t say I’m an accomplished plant-mum, as half of my babies are not looking so great, but I’m getting there!
  • Pizza night with my flatmates: I did many things with my flatmates this month, and one of them was making home-made pizza (including home-made dough), and it was a success! We had done it already a few months ago and, on top of being delicious, it was such a fun process!

My latest trips and adventures

  • There haven’t been many, sadly, as it seems that the weather decided to be especially bad at the weekend. However, with the warmer temperatures and easing of the lockdown, many bars and cafes have reopened, which allowed for nice evenings in the park or in the centre.
  • I am, again, on holidays in Rome! I am not here as a tourist, as I already know the city quite well, but it is still a change from my routine. I am, as always in Italy, eating much more than usual but enjoying the time with my family!

Hobbies and distractions:

  • A cinema in the centre reopened recently, and it was possible to see a huge variety of famous movies from some years ago. I decided to go see Interstellar with a friend, as I had wanted to see it for a very long time – this was the perfect occasion and I loved it! I’m actually really glad I saw it at the cinema as the pictures are beautiful and it is such a fascinating topic! Have you seen it?
  • I have recently started reading Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. I saw the movie a few years ago and fell in love with the plot, the characters and the concept behind it, so I was super excited to finally read the book. I am currently half way through it, and it hasn’t disappointed so far. I might even do a review of it when I’ve finished it!

General thoughts:

As I said at the beginning of this post, I haven’t felt particularly productive this month, and I didn’t do many of the things I said to myself I would. However, despite the surprisingly big amount of work I had, I managed to distract myself and enjoy the summer, despite the rain.

Looking forward to:

  • Summer adventures and activities: this time I hope again that I will go on more local adventures and explore the city during one of the best months of the year. I might need to plan things out a bit but I hope this time will be more successful!
  • Holidays in the South of France: Right after my holidays in Italy I will go to the South of France to see the other part of my family in the countryside! I can’t wait to have some relaxing days, reading with only the sound of cicadas in the background!

How was July for you? What are you looking forward to?

Posted last year in July (see how more productive I was!!):

Day Trip in West Cornwall
A Day in Avignon
Lavender & Sunflower fields
Around the Gorges du Verdon
How I keep my Travel Journal

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Responses to “Monthly review – July 2020”

  1. Happy Panda Avatar

    Making pizza at home from scratch is so much fun – especially since you’re in control of how much cheese (always A LOT) goes on it! ☺️

    So lucky that you’re able to travel again. 🙂

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    1. Juliette Avatar

      Yes exactly! It was a lot of fun and very cheesy! 😁 Thanks a lot for dropping by!

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  2. carla. Avatar

    Same! Unfortunately, its not only every weekend because its been raining for like 2 weeks now. I miss the sun already. Btw, did you like Interstellar?! I personally love it! 💖

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    1. Juliette Avatar

      Oh no, I find rainy summer days super depressing, especially when they go on for days 😭 I hope you will get some sun again soon!
      I loved Interstellar! I usually don’t like movies that are set in space but this one was so interesting and beautiful! 😍

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  3. Emily Hein Avatar

    July sounds like it was so great!! I love that. I also love your homemade pizza, it looks delicious!

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    1. Juliette Avatar

      It was! I actually really love summer months! The homemade pizza was quite easy to do too! Tanks for dropping by 😊


  4. Lashaan Balasingam @ Bookidote Avatar

    Ouuuh, what was the cinema like? Did they force people to sit with a seat between? Or nothing like that? Glad to hear that you saw Interstellar. A lot of my friends skip it because of its length and the idea of watching a movie in space but Christopher Nolan never fails as he gives it a twist to remember! 😀

    Hope you enjoy your second part of your vacation in France and that you get to do everything you want to do, from plants to reading!

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    1. Juliette Avatar

      We didn’t have to wear masks and everyone left a seat between each other, but it was definitely almost empty! 😊 Honestly time went by so quickly that it really didn’t felt like 3h or so (apart from the beginning maybe which was a bit slow in my opinion)!
      Thank you for droppin by Lashaan 😊

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  5. With love, Caroline Avatar

    I can’t wait to read your review of Cloud Atlas! And I know the feeling of not seeing your plant babies grow despite the love you have for them 🙁 Great post, Juliette! 😄

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    1. Juliette Avatar

      Ahaha the plant mom struggle is real 😭 Thanks for reading Caroline ! 😁

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