WHAT AM I PROUD OF?
1. I COMPLETED MY FIRST YEAR OF UNIVERSITY WITH A 2:2 & 2:1 ON MY EXAM!
2. COOKED MY FIRST EVER ROAST DINNER WITH MY COURSE GIRLS
3. I LOST MY FIRST YEAR OF UNIVERSITY WEIGHT – THANK GOD
4. I GOT 3 WEEKS WORK EXPERIENCE IN THE SUMMER WORKING IN PUBLIC RELATIONS!
5. I ACTUALLY ORGANISED THE BEST HOLIDAY EVER FOR 17 PEOPLE TO MALAGA!
WHO AM I PROUD OF?
SOLLY IS NOW A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN AFTER YEARS OF WORKING SO HARD AT HIS APPRENTICESHIP!
MY SISTER GOT A*AA IN HER A LEVELS AFTER MONTHS OF HARD WORK – GETTING HER INTO BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY!!
MY MUM TOOK A HUGE STEP IN SEPTEMBER AND MOVED OUT TO SAUDI ARABIA WITH MY DAD, HOW CRAZY! (always proud of my dad)
AND I AM PROUD OF MY LOVELY BROTHER JACK FOR GETTING INTO EXETER UNIVERSITY AND FINALLY COMING OUT OF HIS SHELL 🙂
THE SUMMER OF 2018
It has been a long time coming, but I have finally finished my Summer video!! I couldn’t complete this one until the end of September because I still had Boundary Brighton to attend but I am so excited to share this one!! I have not made a video in ages due to just not being passionate about it, I felt like the videos I have made since my ‘Highlights of 2017’ video have not been the best, but I love this one.
Song: Nina Fernandes – Your eyes
I hope you enjoy!
This year I have quite a few plans. First of all I am going to Portugal with my family for 10 days, then as soon as I get back I am moving to London for 3 weeks to work with Firefly media. I got work experience there through a lady I baby sat for!! Exciting, I will explain more about it when it comes to it. Then I have BOOMTOWN and am going to Malaga with my friends at the beginning of September. These are my main plans but also have a lot of little days out and festivals planned as well!
FAVOURITE SUMMER DRINK:
Pimms or Thatchers and Black, I normally drink wine but I feel like it is more for the Winter. Wine can be a bit thick especially when it is so warm outside.
MOST FUN SUMMER MEMORY:
Probably Glastonbury festival last year (2017), Glastonbury festival is the best place in the world and will always be the best part of the Summer. But it is not on this year 😦
FAVOURITE BBQ FOOD:
Big fat burger, I do love a hot dog as-well with onions cheese and lots of KETCHUP, yum!!
MY DREAM SUMMER DESTINATION:
I would love to go to Bali, it looks beautiful!! I want to do a big holiday next year with Solly because we are not going away together this year apart from our group holiday.
FAVOURITE SUMMER PLACE:
When it is warm I love just spending the Summer at the pub. Being sat outside while the sun goes down, perfect.
FAVOURITE SUMMER SENT:
Paddle boarding, kaiaking & my favourite Summer scent
IM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO:
At the moment I am really looking forward to BOOMTOWN!! Just 2 weeks left of work experience in London.
3 THINGS I LOVE MOST ABOUT THE SUMMER:
1.THE WEATHER (well its very hit and miss in England, haha!) 2. Spending time outside with friends and family. 3. Festival season!!!
Sunday 1st July
Dress – TopShop
As you would of seen in my post A beautiful day for a beautiful beach, my family and I stopped at a new restaurant, right on the sea front. So we thought one evening we should definitely show our support and check it out.
The whole restaurant is windows, making it extremely picturesque. The sun sets all around you while sipping on wine and eating beautiful food. I had a cod fish, which was battered, covered in onions, cheese and potato wedges. For me, the portion size was perfect but my family thought it was too small. It is a new restaurant which opened a couple days before we went there for dinner so nobody was expecting perfection, but I really enjoyed it!
Tuesday 3rd July
For the last day of our holiday we spent the afternoon in Lisbon. We had to be out of the villa by 10:00AM and were catching a flight home from Lisbon airport at 5:00PM, so spending the day in the city seemed like the best idea.
Personally, I absolutely loved Lisbon. it reminded me of being in Barcelona (my favourite city in the world.) There were people everywhere, restaurants throughout the streets and a lot of atmosphere.
By the time we had travelled and parked in Lisbon it was already 12:00PM, so the first thing we decided to do was EAT! As it was the last day of the holiday, I treated myself to an amazing hawaiian pizza. While waiting for the food I had a little peep in Zara because I needed to buy some clothes for work in London. Shopping in Lisbon is really good!!
After this we travelled to the airport, before flying back to England. What an amazing holiday!!
Monday 2nd July
We all spent out last day on Berlinga Island, a tiny island off the coast of Portugal. At 2:00PM we caught a boat over the crazy seas. My dad and brother were desperate to try out the surfing while we were away but unfortunately the waves were never big enough, but typically we choice to get a boat over the ocean on a day where the waves are crazy. It was a very windy boat ride, ahahaha! But at least it was only a 20 – 30 minute ride.
When we got there none of us could believe it. It seemed as if people were on holiday there, with girls washing in the sea, a tiny beach, boat everywhere, it was a completely different culture and was very interesting!
First of all we walked to the castle on the other side of the island. It was right over the hills and down hundreds of steps. My mum, sister and I did not come prepared when we wore flip – flops and carried huge handbags. When we got there we had a look around, a quick drink before heading back to the little beach. I was desperate to go snorkelling.
Unfortunately, when my cousin, Jack and I went snorkelling we did not see many fish but we did climb into a cave. It had its own private beach inside but the waves were crashing in so heavily that I got scared.
If you are staying near Lisbon in Portugal I would recommend spending the day at Berlinga Island, it is a great experience and beautiful place.
Thursday 28th June
On Thursday we had a very lazy morning and then spent the whole afternoon at The Lagoon (a salt water lake), this is what our view is of when we look out over our balcony. My brother, sister, cousin and I did paddle boarding but my auntie, uncle, mum and dad did kaiaking. The wind was so so strong that Alice and I were not strong enough to move through the current. We would look back at the hut where we hired the boards and hadn’t moved anywhere, ahah! We started to get so frustrated, that dad and mum pulled us along on their kaike. We felt like royalty, haha!
In the evening, Alice and I cooked for everyone (well we cooked the bolognese and mum made the spaghetti, salad and garlic bread, haha!) This was while everybody was watching the football.
Victoria Secret – Water Blooms & Amber Romance
When my Dad is coming home from Saudi, he picks up a Victoria Secret spray for Alice, Mum and I. This time he got me a different flavour which I love!! I am also a bit obsessed with my Mums.
At the moment I am using the Amber Romance and Mum is using Water Blooms – this one smells very fresh!
Sunday 24th July
We woke up extremely early (4:00AM) to make our way to Bristol airport, where my family and I flew Lisbon, Portugal. Our villa is in North Lisbon, in a place called Foz do Arelho. We are surrounded by pretty houses, a unique beach and lots of farming. My parents really don’t like staying in places filled with tourists, as they have travelled a lot in their lives.
When we first got it here it was not what my sister, brother and I expected. The weather was not nice at all and every restaurant has fish based food as this is the fishing capital of Portugal.
Monday 25th June
After having a good night sleep we felt a lot better. I only had 7 hours sleep in 3 days, so my mood was getting worse and worse, but the next day we woke up and travelled to a different beach. It was called Peniche and the sun finally came out!! It came out so much to the point we all came home with the weirdest patches of burnt skin.
That evening Portugal were playing football, so we travelled down to the beach next to us to grab some dinner and watch it on the TV.
Instead we ended up in a beautiful Hawaiian themed restaurant called Ala Norte and drank our body weight in Pina Coladas. The sun was finally out in Foz do Arelho so we had an amazing view looking over the sea.
My Dress: Brandy Melville
My mums dress: Urban Outfitters (I will defiantly be stealing it over the Summer!!)
This holiday is a very action packed. We have been getting up in the morning, doing a workout, eating a big breakfast and then spending the afternoon exploring different beaches.
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