Tuesday, 1 September 2015

A trip in photos | Bulgaria

Recently I returned from Bulgaria for a family holiday, it was my first holiday abroad and certainly won't be my last! We only went for a week which seemed to fly by, I really could've stayed longer it was so relaxing and the place was so beautiful! Most of the week was spent on the resort we stayed at since it led onto the beach and they had lots of activities going on suited for everyone during the day, most sports related the majority being water sports which I didn't really fancy however I went to a yoga and gymnastics class which I really enjoyed, along with this they had a show on each night all were really enjoyable however on the night we arrived there was a chill beach party. I know a CHILL beach party?? Sounds strange but there were dancers and it was suited for families. The resort also happened to have a mini aqua park on site, have to admit I probably went on the rides everyday besides when we went to Nessebar Aqua Park which was incredible! There may have been lots of people queueing and around the park but you never had to wait long, only a few of the bigger rides had massive queues but they were well worth the wait. One of our main day trips out was into Nessebar Old Town, I was in awe of it all there was so much going on and there was so much history and beauty surrounding everything. However it's now back to the real world and not sitting by the pool with a book in my hands which means starting university, exciting but the rain and coldness of England isn't so inviting after a week of bright, hot sunny days.

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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Summer To Be Read

After being stuck in a reading slump after leaving college and working more with little time to sit down and relax i found it difficult to find the time to read. Till recently i decided to write a list of books that i want to read over the summer before i go off to university. This list seemed to be growing and growing, a little over a week after writing it i'd finished three of the books! Besides this list there are series that i'd love to read one being game of thrones but the books are so big and intimidating i doubt i could read them all so quick. A few of the books i've read before but i love them too much not to read again.

  1. Half Wild by Sally Green
  2. The 100 Day 21 by Kass Morgan
  3. The 100 Homecoming by Kass Morgan
  4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K Rowling
  5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling
  6. Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K Rowling
  7. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them by J.K Rowling
  8. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  9. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  10. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
  11. Dream walker by J D Oswald
  12. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  13. My Mad Fat Diary by Rae Earl
  14. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  15. The Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling
  16. Throne of Glass by Sarah J.Maas
  17. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J.Maas
  18. Heir of Fire by Sarah J.Maas
  19. Narnia, The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S Lewis (all 7 books)
  20. The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
Are there any books that you plan to read this summer?

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

What I Eat In A Day

Today i'm showing an insight to what i generally eat in a day. Recently i made my first youtube video! to share this. Having been vegetarian for 5 and a half years and recently began transitioning to vegan i thought it'd be interesting to share what i eat in a typical day. Sometimes i ignore the seasons and still eat oatmeal in the summer months, being in England it doesn't always seem like summer anyway so its alright? There's days where i can't be bothered to cook a big fabulous meal, instead cooking something super simple and quick however most of the time i love preparing meals and don't mind waiting for everything to cook but we're all allowed lazy days. This was one of those days i've made these meals or similar so many times i throw everything together and bam, done, so it wasn't much hassle and it almost felt calming preparing everything (probably just me there) 

Hope you enjoyed this different style post
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Thursday, 4 June 2015

Adventuring | Dovedale

While being swamped down with final assignment work at college I was given the opportunity to go on a trip up North to Alton Towers so naturally i said yes and my adrenaline self came out for a day the theme park was relatively quiet which was great. After a long day we headed back to a b&b for the night ready to be up bright and early for a morning at Dovedale! I'd never been before but after being told by so many people that it's a must to see sight in the Peak District we had to have a visit before coming home, plus we had to travel by to get back home so there was no reason not to really. The sights all around were stunning! We followed the path along the stream for almost two miles to where some of the caves were, I thought they were going to be just ordinary caves but i was wrong they weren't overly big but there was water running out of them to the stream, looking closely you could see the water running down the back of the cave! There were people standing in the middle of the stream fly fishing, it was really interesting to watch and hear about how it works, one of them had caught 5 fish from it in an hour or so of us being there (others couldn't believe it, too good to be true?) and all as i'd never seen anyone fly fishing before. I had a lovely walk around and wished that i could stay longer however we had to head back home but i'm sure i'll take a trip back there at some point, its so lovely there. It's one of those places you feel at peace and could stay for the whole day however i wouldn't rush up the steps. Finding out the hard way wasn't great, it looks like there's only a few steps but as you get going they don't seem to stop but the views are incredible. I really recommend taking a trip to Dovedale if you're in the Peak District, you won't regret it.

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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Reaching Out

A little project i did not long back featuring A mask, inspired by pretty little liars with them always being chased but never being caught or the identity of A being revealed to them until the season 5 finale! Why now, why give their name now? what made them let the girls know their name and who really are they? Who do you think A really is? I'm leaning towards it being Andrew but theres many so many possibilities with different motives. Honestly i'm more interested in why and the motive behind it than just who they are as you'll always wonder why once you know the person.

I'm currently doing my FINAL project at college however i'm going to TRY post at least once a week despite the madness of coursework... could be that i have bad time management but lets forget that, i'm working on it. Also my project is interactive so i would love it if you guys took part in my survey, it's short and will only take a few moments of your time, i'd love to hear your thoughts! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VXDQSLQ

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Saturday, 28 February 2015

A Journey | university

Lately i've been distant from blogging and the internet in general, life has been so consumed with everything university, so i thought i'd share a few of my thoughts on the matter. Applying, preparing a portfolio, then the actual interviews which concluded on Wednesday 25th this month. I now feel as though a weight has left my shoulders after receiving all my offers and roughly knowing which i want to study at. But really thats not where the journey ends, is it? not even once you get there or even finish your studies it wont be over, you'll still be on the journey for many more years to come. There's no true ending to a journey through education as it will always stay with you in some way. If you'd have told me two years ago i'd be going to university this September i'd laugh, originally i never planned on going to university i didn't want to "go for the experience" why spend thousands of pounds for an experience? but not to study something you enjoy. However after looking into it more and thinking what i actually want to do in the future within the photography industry i realised maybe it's not the worst thing, going to university and going to open days really opens your eyes with how it can expand your knowledge in the subject and also help you discover your style. Never did i want to give into the pressures of HAVING to go, all around people say that you need to get a degree to then persue and get the job you want, that should hardly be true but the experiences that university can give you can be incredible! Don't listen to what others say but explore the possibilities of what you can do after college/sixth form then choose whats right for you, that's all that truly matters.

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Sunday, 15 February 2015

Sundays Adventures

Today i thought i'd do a day in photos type post, Sunday's for me are more of a chill day before college the next day and taking some time out to enjoy the things i love. 
To start the day off i made porridge with honey and a detox twinings tea for breakfast, usually i have green tea but while being ill i've found this to help. While having breakfast i'll read, today i read a couple chapters of Stardust, so far its really good. I then go on to tidying my room, focusing on my desk as that always ends up being a mess after doing sketchbook work for college, nothing says tidying than an upbeat playlist so it doesn't feel so much like a chore. After that i usually get dressed for the day and apply a little makeup; concealer, fill in brows, glitter eyeliner and bold lip. Quick, simple and nothing too heavy. Then sometimes i will make up a batch of yogurt, today i made plain yogurt to add berries and honey too. By then it's probably time for lunch, lately i've been loving scrambled egg with pepper on toast, super easy and yummy! After lunch i'll usually go for a walk in the heath near where i live taking different routes each time, exploring parts i haven't been to before, normally i'll only take my dslr camera to take a few photos but recently i've switched it up with my minolta film camera, i love shooting with this camera as it really makes you think about the photos that you take and the settings that you use. Upon getting home i like to take out my tablet and check up on my sims on there, it's really tempting me into buying sims 4 when it comes out for mac. After spending too much time on there it's usually time to start preparing the usual Sunday roast, though today somehow i forgot to cook my quorn fillets. While having dinner we'll usually have the tv on with a film showing or doctor who if its on. Following that its time to have a bath and have a few games of spider solitaire before removing any makeup from my face and moisturising. Sundays are when i tend to repaint my nails so today i chose a nude shade from barry m. Then to end the day i'll watch a few episodes of merlin then read one final chapter of the current book that i'm reading. 

Do you have any Sunday traditions?
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