Feeling A Bit Sht Listen/Watch/Read Nice Life Reminders Pip-Life

Feeling a bit sh*t? Here’s some good things to read!

Hyo-Joo Ko korean skater

How has your week been, peaches? Mine has been intense! If you’re in need of some good and ineresting things to help balance the tough stuff out, I have ideas!

Here’s this week’s instalment of Feeling A Bit Sh*t? (or FABS? to its friends) …

1. An ant is crawling on my monitor and it seems really happy with the whole situation.

2. This whole Twitter thread:

3. This whole Twitter thread (below)

4. There is one pleater left in Melbourne and people are trying to keep it that way, which is amazing. Lots of them are chipping in and buying an amazing pleated scarf to help preserve this lost art.

5. You can see inside the home illustrator and author Oliver Jeffers shares with his cute family over at the always brilliant The Selby (below).

The Selby - Oliver Jeffers

6. A bookshop’s rent got hiked up and they were forced to move. So the townsfolk formed a human chain to transport the 1000s of books that needed to be shifted to new premises down the road. So helpful! See that here.

7. “Pointe shoes in brown and bronze shades are being made in the UK for the first time,” the BBC reports. “Ballet Black, whose dancers are all of black and Asian descent have worked alongside shoe manufacturer Freed to create the new shoes.” Brilliant.

8. There’s a sort of wild duck beauty pageant going on in New York’s Central Park right now. Such pretty boys! I love them all.

9. I thought these colourful tattoos were pretty amazing. I don’t have a tattoo yet though, in case you were wondering.

10. This amazing skating girl is incredible. I did not know longboard dancing was a thing, but now I do.

11. I loved reading this interview with Jodie Comer of Killing Eve fame. She sounds nice and how cool that she lives at home. I like it.

12. If you ever feel a bit flat, do what I do and watch Chrissy Teigen’s toddler living her best life in a pink car. She’s just SO pleased. Also? This is pretty much how I dance.

10. I loved listening to this interesting podcast about the supposed ‘Glory Days’ of Australia – with Richard Fidler and author/broadcaster Richard Glover. I think you’ll love it too.

That’s it for this week’s FABS? !

Hope your weekend is going along a-okay!

See you back here real soon!

x pip


  • Reannon
    November 5, 2018 at 9:26 AM

    I listen to the two Richards podcast last week & loved it too. Now I want to read, or listen, to the book!
    Hope this week is less intense. I am limping towards the end of my stage course, so many assignments & so little time!!! Hugs to you XX

  • Amanda
    November 4, 2018 at 10:54 AM

    Loved this list! Thank you for gathering and sharing 🙂

  • Kristina
    November 4, 2018 at 5:10 AM

    Hey Pip,

    I’m absolutely loving this new series! My husband and I are hooked on Hyori’s B&B thanks to you! I’ve always felt the need to monitor the books/films/shows I consume because their tone and content have a huge effect on me – so having you round up all these great suggestions is an absolute goldmine. Thank you!

  • Louise
    November 3, 2018 at 10:53 PM

    Really enjoyed this weeks FABS, didn’t realise how much I needed it.
    Thank you! I love that you put things out for when feeling s***y and stuff, helps me articulate things I don’t always feel able to my partner.

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