souk in dubai

SOUK MADINAT JUMERIAH

Currently sat on my sofa after a very long week, wishing I was back in Dubai. How crazy is this weather change? After such a beautiful bank holiday weekend we are now left with miserable, black clouds. I have just got back from an amazing night in Brighton visiting my best friend Katie. We stayed at her sisters and explored everything to do with the gay capital. Today (Saturday 27th April) I have work before going out tonight to celebrate my brother and sisters birthday with all our friends. Tomorrow we are going for dinner at ASK Italian to celebrate with the family before we all head back to University. Honestly, I cannot wait to go back. Not going to lie I have not spent this Easter break chilling like I should of, I am absolutely knackers from working and socialising, now left with lots of University work to do. This week is all about getting my sh*t together before I weekend in an Eco Pod with Solly.

Jumpsuit – Urban Outfitters

A morning at a Market & a touch on kindness

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Naples for the Night

One evening in Dubai we spent at a market. We went to shop but instead walked around for a bit and then sat down for a cocktail. These buildings are so beautiful, Dubai is so photogenic.

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BOOMTOWN 2018

It is currently the Wednesday after Boomtown and I am sat on my bed trying to recover. I feel like I have so much to do but my brain will not let me, the Boomtown blues are real. This is the only festival I have this year and it makes me so sad that I have to wait for such a long time for another. These are the only photographs I got on my phone through the whole weekend as I spent most of my time taking videos and trying to fill up my disposable cameras.

This weekend Solly and I are going camping so I am trying to organise all of our stuff to make it perfect. I hope the weather get better!! Today I will get half of my disposables printed and I can’t wait. I feel like I have so much going on the next couple of weeks. Camping, BBQ and birthdays, Malaga, my boyfriends birthday, visiting London again and then the move back to University. I am trying to write lots of lists to make sure everything gets done.

Happy Wednesday everybody!

A morning at a Market & a touch on kindness

Thursday 28th June

As my brother, sister and cousin Kieran wanted to spend the morning at a gym, the rest of us thought we would go and pick up some fruit and vegetables from a local market. I love markets!! They are so pretty and a great place to people watch. Looking at the difference in culture is crazy, but I find it extremely interesting. The market was so pretty, even the buildings around it were coated in lovely pastel colours. Colours like this are my favourite, I just love looking at bright places.

Alice and I cooked for everybody in the evening, a delicious bolognese just after the England World Cup match. What did you all think of it? Pretty boring?

Top – Urban Outfitters

KINDNESS

I have wanted to talk about something like this for a while, and I think while being away from home it is a great time to do so. It is always good to get away from any negativity.

“The world is filled with nice people, if you can’t find one, be one”

Kindness is extremely underrated. For me, there is one trait I try my hardest to always be and a trait I look for in other people – that is to be kind.

According to the latest research, people who are generous benefit from their behaviour, from lower stress levels to happier relationship and it can also reduce the risk of heart disease. Being kind is a simple concept that we take for granted in those that we surround ourselves with. The most obvious benefit is that is makes others feel good, and while making others happy, you also inspire them to want to do something kind for somebody else. When you commit to such a simple act, those around you will take note and it becomes contagious.

“A more kindness, a little less judgmental”

It is about less finger pointing and more smiling. Give a compliment to the girl who’s dress you like, say good morning to the guy who is making your coffee in Starbucks, tell your parents that you love them. But most of all, learn to say thank you to those who do their best to help you. It is about less judgment on other peoples lives and a bit more kindness.

“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted”

You know people who feel appreciated will do so much more than they are wiling to, we all have our bad days and we all have mood swings, so just a few kind words coming from you will probably make them feel better. Everyone is going through their own struggle, no matter how big or small. It doesn’t give you the right to judge people on their own insecurities, because do you honestly, does it make you feel better when you are pointing out somebodies weakness?

I am just trying to say that a pinch of kindness never hurt nobody. It is time that people learn the importance of self love, why they should be kind to themselves and then understanding that everybody deserves happiness.

Remember… your smile is contagious.

Flower power & Pina coladas

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 defiantlyΒ 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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