Love Saves The Day 2018

This is a very annual post as I have blogged about this day for the past 2 years, but it is that time again!! SUMMER.

(I look very sweaty in every single photo)

Love Saves The Day is a weekend festival in Bournemouth that I have attended for the past 3 years to kick off the Summer, but this year it was even better. I had finished exams, the sun was out and everyone was happy.

I have finished my first year at University!

My first year of University is officially over!

On Friday 25th May I had my first/last exam which went extremely well. The feeling of relief when I walked out of the exam hall was brilliant and we all headed straight to spoons. That night I went lollipop at The Old Firestation with all of my course friends and we had the best night. It was also National Wine Day.

I have had a very busy week ahead of me, I have had Love Saves the Day this weekend and I am going back to university this week for the Summer Ball and to celebrate the end of exams with my friends.

Sundayzzz

“This is your Sunday reminder that you can handle anything that gets thrown at you this week”

I drove back to Bournemouth on this sunny Sunday to go straight over to my friends accommodation and make a roast. What a great way to end a weekend and to prepare for a week of stress before our exam on Friday. Nothing beats a home cooked roasts, especially by my friend Tia the domestic goddess.

BLT Salad Bowl

“Skip the diet and just eat healthy”

This is a scrumptious recipe which is simple  and tasty. It is a healthy version of a BLT sandwich that includes bacon, lettuce and tomatoes but will a cheesier, sweeter taste.

THE INGREDIENTS

  • 2 rashes ofBacon
  • Lettuce (I just used enough to fill the bowl)
  • Handful of Cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 2 tsp of feta cheese
  • 1/4 of a cucumber
  • Handful of coriander

Top tip: Try and cook the bacon until it is nice and crispy. While the bacon is cooking, chop up all the ingredients and throw it into a bowl, followed by the bacon on top. 

I added balsamic glaze on top and a table spoon of balsamic vinegar to finish it off. I also chopped 1/4 of a lemon and placed it on the side which I squeezed on top as I begun to eat, to add a bitter taste into the mix and spice it up a bit.

How simple and delicious, happy eating!

MISS SUNSHINE

The Inferno – Bournemouth

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

I had just finished my last presentation of the year, the sun was shining, so Katie and I thought it would be a nice idea to go for food and a cold drink before I got the sweaty train back home for the rest of the week. Katie is my flatmate and best friend!

I have decided to spend the rest of the week at home because I thought I would find it a lot easier to revise for my exam next Friday and I was missing Solly. I also was starting to feel really unfit so while I am home I can get back into CrossFit.

The Inferno is a cute little pub right next to my accommodation which I have been to for drink but not food. The outside is right on the street, with fake grass on the floor and colourful furniture. I wish I had discovered it early because it is so cute for the Summer days and is extremely cheap.

DON’T FORGET TO HAVE FUN

CHASE & STATUS – SWITCH SOUTHAMPTON

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Recently everybody has been extremely stressed about it being exam season, so the girls and I thought we would have one last big night out before we really settle down. Also my friend Ellie goes to AUB and completely finished first year on Monday. We decided to go and watch Chase & Status DJ set in Switch Southampton where none of us have ever been before.

Outfit is all BooHoo.com

Chase & Status were a bit disappointing but it was a really good night, apart from getting stranded in Southampton until 6AM where we finally decided to just pay for a taxi home, rather than wait until 8:30AM for the first train.

Now it is time to settle down before LOVE SAVES THE DAY and the beginning of the Summer. I officially finish my first year on University next Friday!

May Bank Holiday | Zizzis, Go Ape & Bournemouth Beach

SATURDAY 5TH MAY

For bank holiday weekend my boyfriend Solly came to visit me in Bournemouth for 2 nights. He arrived late afternoon on Saturday after I had spent all day at the beach with my friends. That evening we went for a late dinner at Zizzis which is in Bournemouth town. We had the King Prawns for a starter and both got the Spaghetti Carbonara as our main. It is probably one of the best Carbonaras I have ever had, and I get a lot of Carbonaras! At 10:30PM we headed over to the cinema to watch the new Avengers film, I really recommend going to watch. The ending will make you extremely sad!

SUNDAY 6TH MAY

We spent Sunday at Go Ape with Solly family to celebrate his younger sisters 18th birthday. I have never done a Go Ape before but they are a lot of fun (and hard work.) The scariest thing is the fact there is not an instructor going around with you, you have to keep everyone safe yourself. So being with Solly wasn’t the best as he wound shake the ladder every time I went up. Afterward we went for an early dinner and a small pub that I had noticed on my drive home from Bournemouth. It was very cute especially as we were able to sit outside. For Rahannas birthday I just picked her up a little bath bomb from Lush which ended up melting in the car!

Sunday evening, Sol and I spent it at Turtle Bay drinking lots of cocktails.

MONDAY 7TH MAY

Monday was the hottest day of this heatwave so we spent the whole day at the beach. First we went for lunch at Aruba. We were hoping to get breakfast but got there a bit too late. I wasn’t too hungry so I just got mushrooms on toast with sweet potato fries, where as Solly got a massive burger.

I hope you all had a great 3 day weekend, apparently this has been the hottest bank holiday weekend in 40 years!