Summer Plans

Good morning fellow bloggers!

I’ve been a bit on and off with my posts recently, but I’m still trying to make time for it as regularly as possible. This month is going to be a bit of a whirlwind for me to say the least.

Around December time last year I had surgery on both of my feet, and unfortunately it was unsuccessful (private healthcare doesn’t always mean high standards). SOOOO, in the next few weeks I should be going in on the NHS to have the procedure done again…hopefully for the final time. I’ve not been able to walk properly for around a year and a half now so people have seen me hobbling around like a peg-legged pirate. I would like to be able to call myself a healthy, young individual, but I would be lying. Fingers, toes, arms, legs, eyes crossed….

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Onto some good news…

I only have 40 working days left of my placement (not including holiday or weekends). To be able to sit, gather my thoughts and most of all, not have to set a 7:00am alarm every morning will be amazing. For me, the summer before university is always the best. Gathering everything for my year ahead and having no worries for the last time is something I definitely need to make the most of.

What do I plan on getting up to this summer? 

For the most part, I’m unsure, but these are a few things I want to start organising.

Cream fieldsCreamfields is a large British dance music festival featuring DJs and live acts. The first Creamfields was held in 1998 in Winchester, attracting 25,000 people. The festival hosts live performances from Run DMC, Primal Scream and DJ sets from the likes of Daft Punk, Paul van Dyk and Sasha. Many of my friends flock to this festival towards the end of August to let loose before our terms start again. This is a slightly older kind of festival compared to the likes of Reading where many people attending will more than likely be 18 or younger!

This is a great way to let off some steam and just be around your friends for a good time. It feels like you’re on holiday, but you have no shower and sleep in a tent…not as bad as it sounds in reality.

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Birthday holiday: Last year, for my 21st birthday I took a trip to Marbella with my boyfriend. However, this year, I want to go on a little girls holiday with a few of my friends. We are yet to decide where to go, but it’s more than likely to be somewhere in Greece…being a student and all we are stereo-typically low on funds 🙂 I think holidays are essential to leave your stress and worries behind you…literally, and after this year, I’m much in need of one…or more.

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and finally…relax, relax, relax!

Birthday Surprise!

Good morning fellow bloggers!

A quick round-up of my weekend for you…I mostly sat around eating the rest of my Easter eggs (bare with me), apart from one event which has now made my life a little bit more painful. SO….In my bedroom stands a floor to ceiling mirror. Being so big the frame of said mirror has to be quite sturdy which in turn makes it rather wide and made of metal. Being the clumsy person I am, I was walking back into my room when I caught the side of my left foot on the base of my mirror. I carried on walking only to leave two of my toes wrapped around the frame where I then heard *crack*…yes my two toes are now black and blue and incredibly painful. YAY ME!

ANYWAAAAAY…I am finally going to let you all in on the birthday surprise I planned for my boyfriends 21st birthday just over a week ago. So he is a massive fan of travelling and loves exploring new places. After mentioning a few places he really wants to visit with me I thought I’d make one of them a reality.

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PARIS! Yes I took him (and myself) to Paris. The only downside was that it was raining pretty much most of the day and my nice white shoes became a new shade of grey. Being students we are limited on our spending and I did splurge on the trip itself, but when we arrived we decided to walk or use the metro instead of taxi’s for most of the day. If you’ve ever tried to use the underground in a foreign country and managed to get around without making any mistakes, then I applaud you. Not only did we not know where we were half the time, but we can’t read or speak French which meant trying to find the correct line and area to go to was a bit of a task.

Eventually we managed to find the Eiffel tower which everyone has to see when they go to Paris of course. I’m not the most patient person so after a lot of moaning and 25,000 steps we finally arrived to see the amazing site. For me to say something was impressive is quite a feat because I’m not easily pleased. If you’re looking for a new travel destination and haven’t visited before I would recommend it highly.

The amount of patisseries is overwhelming and if you’re anything like me and love looking at all the innovative creations then you’ll be in heaven. As we went around Easter time, the main bulk of the food we saw was egg related, not that I’m complaining, although the prices weren’t anything to shout about (other than WOOAH because it’s expensive).

So yeah, that was the main highlight of my time off work as well as visiting friends and family. Who else can say they went to Paris for the day on their 21st birthday? (I know I’m the best girlfriend) 🙂