Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Birthday celebrations



Last week was my birthday and what better way to spend it than in one of my favourite places - Brighton! I've probably visited Brighton about 5 or 6 times now and the first time I went there was probably about 2 years ago, but ever since I first went to the city by the sea, I fell in love. It feels like a small subsitute for Cornwall but has better shops and probably more places to eat.

When we left Bath it was -2 degrees which was pretty chilly butwe didn't expect it to be as cold by the sea. Needless to say, it was. As soon as we arrived at our hotel, we dropped off our bags and immediately headed in search of food to warm us up a bit and fill our tummies.

My actual birthday was mainly filled with lots of food - a past time I always enjoy. For breakfast, we started off at Verano Lounge (see instagram photo on the left) with pancakes and then headed to the pier to enjoy the sights and a few arcade games. I didn't realise that a lot of the pier would be closed due to it being winter as well as a few games and parts of the pier itself being strengthened.

From the pier, we walked around the town and through The Lanes before stopping for a quick bite to eat, and then back to shopping again. To end the day, we had a lovely meal at my favourite restaurant - Ask Italian, before heading back to the hotel to sleep and wake up early the next day to head back to the city.


Friday, 8 January 2016

New year, new me.

"New year, new me". This is probably a phrase that everybody says to themselves when a new year starts, but this year, I actually want it to be true. I've been thinking a lot about what has happened in the last year, some good (graduating, moving into my own flat etc) and some bad, but I feel like I really need to concentrate more on myself this year. I want to feel better about myself and grow more as a person.

One of my goals for concentrating on myself more this year is to do more of what I love and what makes me happy : adventures. I love to go out on adventures and exploring new places. To be honest, I just love to go outside. I can't stand staying inside all day long as it drives me crazy - I always have to be doing something, otherwise I just feel lazy and that I haven't accomplished anything for the day. However, when I am stuck inside for the day, I like to take photos (as you can see below). Here's a few snippets of my flat.

P.S. if you didn't already know; I love Gossip Girl and all of the Zoella products!

Woodland bedding - Asda | Houses bedding - Asda | Candles - Yankee Candle | Zoella goodies - Superdrug | Blair Waldorf Print - Lily Rose Co

The next is to improve on my photography skills. I love to take photos, whether it be a quick snap on my iPhone for instagram, or using my DSLR, I always feel like I should document my adventures so that I can look back on them in the future. However, although I love to take photos, I have much to learn. I want to get better at editing photos especially - I know how to use photoshop and lightroom, but I still feel like to I need to improve so that I can get the absolute best photos that I want.

Which leads me on to blogging. Blogging is becoming more of an interest for me and I really want to be able to take it further. Although I have a bit of a busy schedule (working two jobs can be a bit crazy sometimes), I'm going to make it my mission to blog more! I have a few ideas for some blog posts coming soon - I just hope that I can find not only the motivation to keep this going, but also the time, Time can limit me a lot and I feel like I have less and less of it each day, but I will carry on and I will make the time for my blog.

Do you have any new year goals?

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