Friday, 19 August 2016

Summer Adventures: Durham

Durham's a city that I don't have any memory of visiting ever, but I'm told that I'd been when I was younger. When thinking of some place to visit with my friend we decided to go. Although I later discovered there isn't very much to do in Durham for two young people, it's a place your grandparents would take you for a day out... well mine would at least! Granddad I'm thinking of you!
But we'd managed to turn the day into a crazy adventure somehow anyway, lets just say we can be a bit silly when we go out.
First we went to the cathedral which was pretty cool but the reason I was interested was because I wanted to see the Lego model of the cathedral that they had there, totally mature adult right here! It was pretty cool actually and I felt like I had to see it on my sisters behalf as she's obsessed with Lego (she's 11 so I guess that's more acceptable haha).
After that we went to find a place to eat which for some reason is always the longest and most difficult decision we have to make because neither of us are at all fussy about food. The conversation will always go along the lines of "well where do you fancy going? I'm not fussy about where we go."
"Oh I don't really mind either. I'll go wherever" and then that normally goes on for quite a while!
In the afternoon we went out on the river in a row boat which was a lot of fun. I think we were probably the noisiest people on the river; playing music and shouting every time I crashed or he got water in the boat (which was a lot... we were soaked)! We got some odd stares but I just think that made it even funnier to be honest and with that we discovered that maybe our rowing could use a little improvement... we're not Olympic ready yet! But I was definitely the better rower ;P

After that somewhat exhausting experience we ended up just sitting down in the centre and nattering about anything and everything, when we finally decided to look in some shops we realised that they'd all started closing which is just typical. So we just headed home and stop off at pizza hut on the way.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Summer Adventures: York

A week ago I stayed in the beautiful city of York for a night with two of my friends.
One thing we really wanted to do was a ghost walk, York has quite a few different ghost walks you can do but the one we chose was a great mix of history and scary stories of ghosts around the city. If you ever get the opportunity to go on one I would definitely recommend it, and they're especially fun with friends!

We also went to the Yorkshire museum and Art Gallery, which has some really amazing War artwork on display at the minute and also some beautiful pottery work. Of course I always feel the need to have a mess around in galleries (I think it comes from watching Ferris Bueller's Day Off a few to many times haha!).

The best part of the art gallery definitely had to be this cool interactive thing that put your face onto a portrait! We may have spent a little too much time pulling ridiculous faces at it... or at least I did!

Then we went to the York Dungeon, which I hadn't done before, I thought I'd find it scary or at least that it would make me jump, but it turns out I found it all incredibly funny and I had a great time laughing at my two friends who jumped a lot more than me (sorry guys I love you really)!

There's also loads of lovely little cafe's and shops around York that we looked around taking particular interest in The Armoury, which had so many cool swords and weapons!

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Light at the End of a Very Dark Tunnel

Well I'm here, I reached the end of A-levels and I'm alive and recovering (because seriously they drain so much energy and are exhausting)!

So now I have to forget about exams and the possible mistakes I've made because at the end of the day you can only ever do your best! Time to look forward to the next two months of fun filled adventure!!
I'm hoping to get back into blogging now, mainly because it's like a little diary of my life that's been missing a few months. I've bought myself a planner and diary to keep things organised and hopefully I wont be neglecting my blog from now on!
I literally cannot contain my excitement, as there's so much to look forward to! It's a nice feeling when you've been working hard and you finally get that break that you thought would never come around. Although now I'm left with the odd sense that I'm procrastinating from revision, so currently I'm battling that conflict in my mind.
I hope you all make the most of your summer and enjoy yourselves and you'll be hearing more from me over the summer!!
Libby :D

P.S. Yes those are Wookie Cookies and yes I am a nerd!

Monday, 22 February 2016

~A Short Winter~

A week ago we had an unexpected snowfall, it was enough to cover the streets and houses in a cold white blanket but unfortunately not enough to go sledging (damn maybe next year?). It was an exciting distraction from my revision but sadly it only lasted about two days!

P.S. I think from now until July I'll be posting little updates like this because this is my favourite way to de-stress when everything gets a little too much (and no amount of college can keep me away haha).

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Goodbye 2015 ~ Hello 2016

I realise that January is coming to an end soon and this post would have been more appropriate a couple of weeks ago but I'd still like to share with you my hopes and ambitions for this New Year.

This year I want to achieve the highest grades I can to prove to myself that hard work does payoff. I'm the kind of person who will punish myself for not reaching their potential and last year I felt I could have tried harder and I was left a little disappointed with some of my results. So this year I want to put sweat, blood and tears (well hopefully not many tears) into my college work! Which unfortunately also means that from now until the end of June I'll be quite quiet on my blog as work will surely flood in and drown me a little *closes eyes and thinks of summer*.

When I think back to this time last year it all seems like a bit of a blur, but I do remember being rather unhappy. I think this is probably because I distanced myself from friends at college and tended not to talk to many people for no reason in particular. However at the start of the new school year I'd made it my mission to talked to more people and I have actually made some lovely friends which I'm sure will stick with me for many years to come. One thing I cannot wait for is more of our "Road Trips" together, they usually just consist of driving out to get lunch but they always create the best memories.

I'm hoping that this year I will officially make up my mind about furthering my studies and apply to go to university at the end of the year (scariest thought ever!) whether it ends up being something creative or academic I'm quite excited at the idea of university.

Then there's that one annoying resolution that almost everyone has... to be more healthy. Except I don't mean I want to start going to the gym or on a run (two things I've never done in my life!), I mean I want to start eating better, get out more on walks whether small or large and generally treat my body better than I have done over the last couple of years.

I hope everyone's 2016 will be bright and happy! Also let me know if there's something you're looking forward to about the new year!