Monday, 29 June 2015

Ljubljana Part Two // Slovenian Adventure

Following our morning walking tour, Bex and I decided to make the steep descent to Ljubljana Castle.
The castle sits a top a hill over looking the city. It is really quite a magnificent sit to see such a structure perched atop a hill in the centre of a capital city. It is certainly a world away from the main high rise tourist attractions of London such as the shard!

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Ljubljana Part One // Slovenian Adventure

Friendship is all about sharing. Bex and I both share a love for travelling. Bex spent her gap year travelling around Asia and finishing in New York, and I have spent the past two summers exploring Europe! We decided we fancied a little trip away, and after discussing a few destinations, we decided on Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia. 

This Week's Happiness List

I love the saying 'travel is the only thing you can buy which makes you richer'. It goes without saying that I love a good trip away, and this week has been spent exploring the beauty of Slovenia with my friend Bex. We woke up bright and early on Tuesday morning to head to Luton (shout out to James for being a gem and driving us there at 5am!) for our early flight out to Ljubljana. We spent the week sightseeing, biking, kayaking and being general tourists in the beautiful country. Several Slovenian blog posts to come, but for now here are some of my happy moments:

It was a real break away after a stressful year for the both of us at university, and I felt the most relaxed I have felt in a long, long time! Here is to our next trip to Barcelona, along with the rest of the gang!

Monday, 22 June 2015

This Week's Happiness List

I spent the first half of the week unpacking all of my belongings from Liverpool and desperately trying to fit it into my room. After an hour or so panic searching I found my passport (phew!) and I am now eagerly awaiting tomorrow as Bex and I head off to Luton to catch our flight to Ljubljana! I cannot wait to share my adventures with you all on here once I am back. 

The sun made a few appearances this week, which as a typical British person, put a smile on my face. Here are this week's little things which made big says:

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Summer Bucket list

With June well under away, summer 2015 is now well and truly upon us. 
This is a BIG summer for me. In July I will be graduating from University of Liverpool, and in August I will turn the big 21. Come September, I will begin my graduate career. So in essence, this is my last proper long student style summer (even though I am no longer a student, sad times!). 

Monday, 15 June 2015

This Week's Happiness List

This week has marked my first as a graduand. No exams, no coursework, no worries! I spent the first half of the week in Liverpool sorting all my stuff out and seeing friends before leaving Liverpool for good on Wednesday. I started back working at M&S on Thursday (no rest for the wicked), so my room is currently looking a lot like an episode of the hoarder next door!

Here are the things which have made this week a great one:

1. Chilling in bed watching kids films. I watched Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 and How to train your dragon 2 at the start of the week, and loved them both! I do love watching animated films, they are just easy to watch and don't require much brain work, just what I needed after a hectic year of University work. Plus, the momentous number of food puns in CWACOM 2 really cheered me up!

2. Visiting my friend Harley in Manchester for the day. You can read all about our day here. It was great to have a catch up and have someone to share my monkeys (worries) with.

3. Barbecuing at Greenbank Park to celebrate my friends birthday. It was the best way to spend my last evening in Liverpool.

4.  Drinking the best gin & tonic I have ever had the pleasure of trying at Botanical Gardens, Liverpool. My friend George and I enjoyed a large glass of my favourite tipple lounging on the deck chairs in the sunshine, and it was blissful. I urge anyone in the Liverpool area to pay the gin garden a visit before it closes in September. Head to the Baltic Triangle to see what all the fuss is about!

5. Spending the day in Cambridge with James and his parents. We parked up at the Orchard Tea Rooms in Grantchester, walked along the river cam in to Cambridge, lunched and shopped. It was a wonderful day and the best way to end a wonderful, but tiring week.


Monday, 8 June 2015

Day Trippin'

On a sunny Sunday (yesterday to be precise!) I boarded a train to make the short trip from Liverpool to Manchester. I made the trip to spend a day with one of my old school friends, Harley, who has recently made the move up North. 

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Liverpool Bucket List: The Final Instalment

One thing Liverpool is certainly not short of (other than friendliness) is great independents. Independent Liverpool is testament to this, a company which links up Liverpool's small businesses to allow everyone to explore what Liverpool is really about. 

After finishing my exam on Friday, Emma and I embarked on a bit of a food crawl in a last ditch attempt to cross off some more places from our Liverpool bucket list before graduating. 

First up, we headed down Bold Street to Mowgli's Street Food for lunch. 

Saturday, 6 June 2015

This Week's Happiness List

This week has been a pretty momentous one for me. After weeks of revising and long days in the library, I have finished exams, and with that University! As of Friday at 12pm I am now a graduand, and couldn't be more relieved! It is a bizarre time, with my emotions being a little all over the place. I cannot work out if I am relieved or anxious about finishing.

From here on out I will be spending a lot more time improving my blog and getting up to lots of fun and frivolities before embarking on my graduate career in September.

Cheers to the weekend!

1. Going for the chop. I decided to get my hair cut in to a long bob, and I am very pleased with it! It feels much bouncier and doesn't fall out all over the place, result!

2. The sun coming out just at the right time. As I left the library a few days this week, the sun was shining and it automatically put me in a better mood.

3. The Head Space app. I downloaded the mindfulness app from the google play store and have been starting every morning with the 10 minute meditation exercises. I feel they really set me up for the day, and it is definitely something I will continue doing.

4. Discovering Soulpancake youtube channel. I had seen the kid president videos before, but in researching forgiveness for one of my exams I discovered the channel and all the wonderful videos there are. I highly recommend the 'science of love' and 'science of happiness' ones. 

5. Completing my final ever exam and with it 17 years in education! I celebrated on Friday night at the Great Gatsby themed summer ball at the guild of students, drinking prosecco and dancing the night away!


Monday, 1 June 2015

June Wish List

In my eyes June is one of the most exciting months of the year. It signifies the OFFICIAL start of the British summer. The days get longer and lighter, and everyone seems to have a little more spring in their step! This wishlist includes a good dose of summery bits and pieces, and will hopefully get you all excited for the summer season.