What I’m Up To This Summer | Ft. A Lot Of Rambling

It’s now official, I’ve ended school for the summer! I would like to share with you some plans I have for the future of this blog, my plans for the holidays and other random things you need to know.

Blog

This summer I’ll be redesigning my blog. There will be no change to the name or site address, though the layout with go through a few rearrangements. This is due to my post topics changing. I used to blog all about philosophy and poems. There will still be some of that, but less often. I feel like voicing my opinions takes a lot to try and make it less controversial. I don’t like creating drama!

Most readers are aware that I am now blogging more about books and travel. This topic has reached a broader audience and I’ve made some really good blogging friends through the subject.

Another thing I would like to cover in this post is Bookstagram. I’m not sure how I feel about restarting my Instagram feed because I have some really successful posts. What I may do is private my account for a week whilst I create a new theme and start posting. I currently have lots of landscapes in my feed and I wonder if I should post them just on my blog, and not through another platform. I’ve experimented with bookstagram this past month and the community is so lovely! I do not want to give it up but I do need some more practise.

I find it hard to keep up with my story sometimes, though. Some days I have a lot to show but some days I have nothing. This means I have lack of engagement. Though statistics don’t bother me, I love reaching out to other people.

Edit: my Bookstagram is up and running! I have a new theme that I have been posting to every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Travel

  • At the end of July I will be going on camp with my Scout group. This camp lasts for a week.
  • I’ll also be going to Llandudno again. I went earlier in the year and I have a record of it here!
  • In August I will be going to Menorca, and island at the south of Spain.

All of my travel will be recorded and posted on this blog a couple of weeks after the trip 😊 I’m looking forward to be writing a travel diary again. I haven’t travelled much in this last month so there have been no records for a while…

Books

I haven’t set any book reading goals for the holidays though I have nearly reached my yearly target! I set a goal of fifty books and never knew I’d get quite so far through it. This year has sparked a new motivation for reading a lot more!

My Bucketlist

I have a post for my bucket list here and am hoping to achieve most of them. It would be really rewarding to have them all ticked off by the end of August!

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June Bullet Journal Set-Up 2019

As a way to help lower my OCD levels and keep on top of any stress, I started bullet journaling. For years I have been unconsciously keeping a bujo, without even knowing what it was called. At the start of this year, I purchased my first dotted notebook and started creatively bullet journaling. It has been hard to get my grips on! Yet practice (and watching a lot of Amanda Rach Lee) has made perfect.

Today I am sharing with you my June bujo setup (sorry it’s a bit late). I decided to go with a minimalistic, parabolic design theme. Continue reading

France Travel Diary | Bayeux Tapestry, D-Day Landing Beaches & a Beautiful Evening!

Hello, welcome back to my blog!

Today I am sharing with you more of my France travel diary. This is part two, you can enjoy this post on it’s own or as part of the series. Previous days are linked here!

Wednesday 22nd May

One the second (third technically) day of France, I went to Bayeux to experience the cathedral and the well-known tapestry. Before going to the Bayeux museum, I explored the town. The market was interesting and very colourful!

Bayeux cathedral

I can’t explain how excited I was to go and see the Bayeux tapestry! History is a subject I have a deep interest in. The Battle of Hastings has had such an influence on England so to see it represented in this artistic form was cool. Historians believe there is a chunk missing, at the end.

With inability to take photos, I have nothing to show you of the tapestry itself. If you are to visit – I will tell you a few things about the experience. It was narrated (so you don’t have to recall the Norman Conquest in your head 😂). You went through a tunnel and had the pictures explained to you in detail. This interpretation of the story was very interesting and accurate.

So the colours can’t fade, it was in a dark room. The only light was a dim, strip light – directly above the tapestry – which was held in a cabinet.

After being in the room itself, there was an exhibition upstairs which showcased a timeline, film, and other parts on the making of it. I visited all the exhibits and watch the film!

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Going To A Cat Café (Plus Other Things) | Liverpool Travel Diary

It should come as no surprise that I went to Liverpool… again 😂 Today I’ll be recording 26-27th April in a little travel diary for you! I took a lot more photos than I usually do, so you’re in for a treat.

As soon as we (we meaning my dad, mum and brother) arrived, we were soon to get to the Mersey Ferries office. We booked a trip that included a visit to Spaceport, the U-Boat story and a commentated ferry around the River Mersey. This excursion took up most of the day’s hours, but it was so worth it! I loved every bit of it, and I managed to read all the information on the signs (usually that doesn’t happen 😂) .

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Fish Tram Chips | Travel Diary & Review

Yes, another one! I did tell you in my previous post that we had many cafe pittstops. I couldn’t possibly go to the seaside without getting fish and chips. We can find them in land and across the country but there’s nothing better than when you are next to the sea!

This particular cafe is called Fish Tram Chips because it is next to the tram which takes you up to the Great Orme (I will talk about the Orme in a later blog post).

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I hope it doesn’t come as a surprise to you that I ordered fish and chips! There was a beefy menu but I wanted to go for the original.

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