UK Travel Bucket List

the image is taken at bodnant gardens. Through a boarder of trees the stone building stands.

A couple years ago I wrote two blog posts containing my list of places I wish to go - you can find them here and here -  but honestly I haven't really visited many of those places yet; mainly due to the lack of time and money to enjoy my time whenever/ if ever I went to the places I had written down.

However, it is still a goal of mine to see more of the world than just the town I grew up in and the one I went to university in. Therefore, I thought what better place to start than those places right on my doorstep.

Books To Read This Summer

three books are stacked on top of each other. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, How hard can love be by Holly Bourne and The Keeper of lost things by Ruth Hogen. On top of this stack is a tiny figurine of a sitting owl. The back ground is a solid grey colour as everything sits on a grey and white checked duvet.

Now that second year has officially finished and we're into the summer break, it seems like the perfect time to dust off those books that have been sitting waiting patiently on the bookshelf to be read. Or as for me take to Amazon to buy some books that have been sat on my to-read list for a while now.

I'm not going to include any spoilers in this kind of post for anyone who is worried, the most I might share is information which is also included in the blurb of each book.

June 2019 Bullet Journal Spread

A June title page. June if written in cursive inside a circle of blue small bubbles and two pink roses. Underneath it is written the Mulan quote "A flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all".

It's been a while since I last uploaded a bullet journal post. My last one was back in February, which feels so long ago now.

This June also marks the one year mark for my bullet journal. I've definitely come a long way with the set up since then. I really didn't have any idea how to set out everything I wanted to keep track of and had no clue what I even wanted to include. If you still want to see my first few pages of my bullet journal you can see it here.

My Sustainable Brands Wishlist

In the top left is an image from the Tala website where the female is wearing shorts and a sports bra. In the top left the image is from the Alfends website showing an image of a female wearing the Shelby jeans. The bottom two images of the graphic are from the Reformation website. Both dresses, one a green wrap dress and the other a two piece red onsomble.

Back at the beginning of the year, one of my new year resolutions was to create a wardrobe that was edging its way towards being sustainable. However, over the last five months, I've come to the realisation that in my current situation it's not the easiest change to make.

So instead I thought this would be a good time to create an old fashion wishlist. I'm not sure how much people like reading these days, but I guess it also becomes a place for me to look back and be able to tick things off in the future.

A Little Life Catch-Up

It has been a while since I've sat in front of my laptop screen with blogger open and the cursor bar flickering as I have intentions to write something to all of you who read my blog. And maybe it's because I don't really have a topic to write about, but the words aren't flowing as smoothly as I would like them to be.

I say I don't have a topic but I guess updating all of you is also a topic, though not one that I find the easiest to write about.

So where have I been these last couple of month?

Well, honestly, there's not overly a lot to tell - though I still felt like this post is a good one to welcome back with after I've been away for a while - I've pretty much spent the last couple of month sat at my desk cramming every last physics and maths fact and equation into my head, in hopes that I can remember it for when I brain dump during the exams.

As of when this post will be up, I shall have finished my second year of university as of four days ago. I'm not sure how I'm already halfway through my time actually study at this university for my degree, but somehow it's flown by and I'm not completely sure what I've done with the ~17520 hours that I've used up. However somehow I have, and I know that for the next ~17520 hours and more I want to use my time a lot more productively so that I can work towards the goals that I have set for myself.

I'm now sat here, having written about what has pretty much taken over my life this last month or so without leaving any brain space for anything else, and I'm not sure what I should write. In terms of blog posts, my last life update wasn't all that too long ago. But I guess updating from that I've now got my placement year pretty much sorted, both work placement and study abroad placement pretty much there I just need to sort out the last few bits and pieces.

Since those two things will be my life for the next year, I want to be able to incorporate them into my blog as well. So is there anything you would like me to write about linking to these two? Any questions you want answering?

Honestly, I get so stumped for blog post ideas some times, so if there is anything you like seeing from me let me know.

So now it's time for summer!

I'm not sure how long my summer will actually be, since I'm not 100% sure when my work placement is starting, but I've made a pact with myself to not waste this year like I have done in the past. Summer break for me last year was pretty much spending a lot of time inside watching Netflix since I made no plans and my friends were then scattered all over the country. But this year I'm focusing on myself. My fitness. My mental health. My fears. All of these so I can do the things I've always wanted to do without the pit of dread in the bottom of my stomach that makes me feel like I can't get over the wall the new challenge puts up.

So I should probably wrap this up now. It's a day later than I was expecting it to be published since I spent yesterday away from my laptop after travelling back home from uni. But as I always say, "Better late than never".

How have you all been since I last posted? Anything exciting happen?

- Sophie

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Plastic-Free Alternatives Wish List

plastic free alternatives

I feel like it is about time I followed up one of my recent post, recent as in one of the last few I uploaded even though it's been nearly a month or so, where I wrote about all the changes I wanted to make to create a plastic-free lifestyle for myself. So here we are with a good old classic wish list blog post, so we can all add things to our shopping baskets that will sit there till we finally can reason for making an order.

Second Year Uni Catch-up

advance selfie

Grab your cups of teas people because today's post is going to be a bit more of a chatty kind of post compared to my last few. Which were actually nearly a month ago now, your girls been busy with all things uni, but since I have about a week where things are not as intense it's time to drill out all that blog content so I can still post even when the next lot of assignments and test roll round.