Monday, 4 August 2014

Moments Like These

Moments like these are the moments I treasure. I love that being 200 miles away from home doesn't stop us from spending quality time with our closest friends and I love the memories created when we do.

This wasn't where we ate but we stayed in this small seaside town for the week and it is easily one of my favourite places in England.

We've spent the week in Dorset and coincidentally so were some friends of ours, and on Wednesday evening we arranged to meet up for dinner at  little pub/restaurant by the sea. It was beautiful. It felt like a whole world away from normality - for me, at the minute, home life is hectic and many things may not be how I'd ideally like however just one look out to sea and the stress wipes from my mind. To our left, rolling hills, continuing for miles and in all shades of green; below, a pebbled beach split by a shallow brook and to our right, the ocean. Our picturesque view had no sign of modern influence and it was refreshing to say the least. We talked for hours and shared laughs upon laughs; so much so I was genuinely sad when the evening came to an end and we all had to leave. Evenings like this make me think. They make me think about how much I appreciate having the people I do in my life, albeit not all family, but they certainly act like it. They make me think about how I could happily hug them and not let go until they removed me with force. They make me think about everyone and everything in a whole new light which apparently makes me produce mega cringey posts. At the end of the day, when I'm not at my happiest or simply having one of those days, it's moments like that which I will always remember and appreciate.

Made it this far? This is what happens when you mix me in with breath-taking scenery, enjoyable moments and time to think (always dangerous in my case). This holiday wasn't anything spectacular but that didn't make it any less enjoyable, my family has been coming here for years and hopefully will return for many years to come. 
What's your favourite memory?

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Life lately & Happy New Year

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(Even though we are nearly a month in,this is my first post of the year so I guess Hello 2014!)

What's this? I'm actually posting something?! I have actually had this post saved in my drafts for weeks as I could never bring myself to finish it! I think from now on or for at least the foreseeable future, I won't be committing to anything blog related i.e. challenges where you have to post regularly like Blogmas- I messed that one up royally! For some reason I can never stick to what I promise blogwise, it's not that I just can't be bothered to post, I love writing and posting stuff but it's a matter of having something to write and the time to sit down and get everything I need. And my school's fondness for homework doesn't exactly help. 

With that aside, I am so sad that Christmas is over! After a whole festive month-long build up it has gone along with New Year's Eve and now we move miserably into the horrible part of winter. Yay.
 I LOVED Christmas. Just like every year at my Dad's, lots of family came round for a little get together on Christmas Eve which was great like always as we rarely get to see a lot of them . Next came Christmas Day - things were happening slightly differently this year as my Dad had worked a night shift on Christmas Eve and my Step-mum was working Christmas day so I spent the day with my Mum and her family and Boxing Day at my Dad's instead of the other way around. It was a great 2 days and not to sound cheesy but I can honestly say the best bit was spending time with my family....and two huge Christmas dinners. 

With 2013 done and dusted, for the first time I may make some resolutions with today being my starting point as I have already broken these numerous times.

1. Cut the junk
I am far from a healthy eater, I try my best but as a self confessed chocolate addict I can sometimes find it difficult to ignore the temptation. My diet really needs a complete shift as, in all seriousness, sometimes I do worry about my health. That sounds a little over the top but in the long run it will only help - it should also help my skin out no end!

2. Get organised
I think this may be a huge reason for my blogging disappearance as well, I think by getting homework out of the way ASAP will free up more time for me to write a post and give me more free time without 'write that essay' or 'do that revision' hanging over my head. 

Right now I can't think of any other main aims I would like to set myself this year but I'm sure I'll think of something. I think I have probably used the most 2 clich├ęd/over-used resolutions out there, aside from 'join a gym', which would be great but being too young to drive as of yet that isn't really possible.

Hope you enjoyed this extremely disjointed post - tomorrow I am planning to sort myself out so hopefully I be able to write something else (wow!)..
Hope your 2014 has been great so far! What have you got planned for the next month?
xx