Take Back Tuesday….Croatia

This time last year I was looking forward to booking a holiday, I had no idea where I was going to go but I knew that I fancied going somewhere I hadn’t visited before. I ended up going to Croatia and stayed in Sibenik. I hadn’t heard much about Sibenik apart from that Game of Thrones had been filmed there. The photos looked amazing so I was really excited to go.
The hotel that I said at was amazing I didn’t realise when I booked but it turned out that there was 5 hotels joined together and there was also a campsite in the middle of the resort. There was lots of swimming pools and restaurants available to use. The resort was right on the beach and I spent most of the days there chilling on the beach.
The sea was the clearest bluest blue I have ever seen and I couldn’t look at it without feeling like I wanted to jump in.
I explored Sibenik town which was really interesting, there was loads of small alleys and cute little shops to look around. I went to see if I recognised any parts from Game of Thrones which I did.
I went on a boat trip to Krka National Park which was really enjoyable. The boat ride was a lot of fun and the Krka National Park was breath taking. I got to go in the river and see the amazing waterfalls. I have never been anywhere quite like this but the views were amazing.
Croatia was one of the most beautiful countries I have ever been too and I would definitely like to go again sometime in the near future.


Ikea Trip!

I ended up going on a trip to Ikea on Sunday with my sister…we don’t go very often but now and again we get curious to see if anything new has be brought in. I didn’t particularly need anything but my sister was looking for a few thing for her house. The closest Ikea to us is about an hour away so it is a nice little trip out.

It was quite busy when we went as I imagine a lot of people are getting ready to go to University in September so are getting a lot of their stuff ready to move out. I remember when I moved out for University I went to Ikea and did a massive shop and pretty much got everything I could have possibly needed.

I love looking at how they set up all the different rooms and try to get some inspiration for when I finally get my own place! I have been taking note recently of what I like and don’t like so when I do move out I know exactly how I want my house to look and the vibe that I want it to have. Also it makes the saving process a little more exciting and not seem so long and boring.

We managed to get a few things for my sisters house and we enjoyed out trip out.

Faery Festival – Llangollen

Yesterday I never got round to writing a new blog as I went to Llangollen in Wales for the day and didn’t get back until pretty late. I had been told that this weekend they were having a faery festival in Llangollen. On the website it looked like it was more aimed at children so I was a bit unsure at first as to what to expect or I would enjoy it. I have been to Llangollen quite a few times before and have always enjoyed it so I knew that even if we didn’t enjoy the festival we would still enjoy looking around the town and seeing the sights. Also I love a little road trip listening to some tunes or a podcast so who was I to complain. The weather was a lot nice than it had been for the last few days so it was nice to be able to get outside and enjoy it.
The faery festival was way more than what I was expecting. They had loads of stalls with various gifts, trinkets, foods and clothes and even had activities for kids. They had a separate section where you could enjoy psychic readings, reiki healing, Indian head massages, back massages and reflexology. There was absolutely loads to do and I really enjoyed wondering around the different stalls because there was lots of stuff there that I had never seen before.
I decided to have a psychic spirt reading as it has been a while since my last reading and I didn’t know they were going to be there. I never actively seek a reading but if I am drawn to it on a random day then I will have one. The reading I had involved the lady drawing my spirit while she did the reading. I had never had a reading like this before but it was really interesting and enjoyable. My reading was really reassuring that everything was going in the right direction and I even found out that my spirit was named Mandy.
A lot of people were dressed up as fairies at the festival and by the end I was even wishing I had some elf ears to wear too. I had a really good day and would even be tempted to look out for it next year.

Happy Friday! :)

Is there a better feeling that leaving work on a Friday at 5.00pm knowing you don’t have to think about work for a whole 2 days!!
To be fair as soon as I wake up on a Friday I pretty much dance out of bed because its Friday and nothing bad can happen when it’s Friday!
As much as I enjoy going to work and enjoy feeling like I have a purpose for the day. I am always counting down the week and looking forward to the weekend.
I am the type of person who works better when I am working towards a target so maybe that is what I am doing when I am counting down to the weekend. I do love the feeling when you have worked hard all week and everything has fallen in to place and you have managed to get everything done for the week so you can’t start fresh on Monday.

It’s time to embrace the Friday positivity and enjoy the day!

Happy Friday Everyone 🙂

Podcast Life 2

Today I listened to the podcast that Joe Rogan recently did with Macaulay Culkin.
Growing up I loved watching Home Alone and Richie Rich so I couldn’t wait to listen to this podcast as I haven’t heard that much about him since I was younger so I was intrigued to see what he is like nowadays.
The first thing I thought was….how normal does he seem considering he was a massive child star.
The second thought was…. Wow I can’t believe he is 37!! I always presumed he was younger.
Macaulay only does occasional acting jobs now but enjoys, painting, writing and has recently set up a comedy website. He even calls himself a man of leisure now.

Apparently he is also doing a podcast so I think I might have to check it out!
The whole blog was really enjoyable and it was really interested to see what Macaulay is up to now and to see what he is like in real life. He generally sounded like he was in a really good place and enjoying his life at the moment.

I am so going to download Richie Rich tonight to watch!!
I am loving these podcasts at the moment!


I’ve got that mid week feeling….

We have made it to the middle of the week again and there is only two more days until the weekend. Is it just me or are these weeks flying by? It will be Christmas before we know it!
The last couple of days I have had this craving to make something or be creative. I blame my sister for this as she took me into hobby craft a couple of days ago and that is a very dangerous place for me as I instantly want to have a go at making everything I see. A couple of months ago I brought a new sewing machine because mine was getting quite old and it was not sewing as smoothly. I have used it a few times but I don’t feel I have used it to it full potential yet so I feel like I might have a go at making something this weekend or adjust a few clothes that I have. I find sewing really enjoyable but I am not the best at it but I enjoy giving it a try. I have made a few cushions and some basic clothing but nothing to fancy. I really would like to get better so I need to put in the time and practice more often. I have got lots of colourful patterned material so I think first I might try to make a neckerchief for my sisters dog as I have the perfect material for it. Then who knows I might try to make an item of clothing. Last time I tried to make a pair of shorts and they didn’t turn out the best but maybe this time they will work out better.
Anyway I think I am going to go for a walk tonight and test out the camera on my new phone tonight as I want to see what it can do. I am still getting used to the phone but hopefully after a play around I should know a bit more. From what I have used so far I really like the phone and it seems really simple to use.

Take Back Tuesday

When I was younger we used to always go stay on a farm in Aberdaron in Wales. We went most years and I have the best memories from it. My Nan and Grandad used to come as well and sometimes other family members would come to visit while we were there too.
Aberdaron is only a small village surrounded by the most idyllic beaches. There is a similar vibe to Devon with the beaches being quite similar. We used to enjoy exploring the nearby towns and chilling on the beach followed by an evening BBQ.
None of my family had been there for quite a few years but we all have so many great memories. Not so long ago I was staying about an hour away and I decided to go and revisit to see if it was how I remembered it or to see if it had changed. As we started to get closer everything just felt more and more familiar. We arrived in the village and it was really surreal because all of these memories were coming back to me. The village is exactly the same as it was back all of those years ago.
I walked along the beach and I fell back in love with this place and I really would like to go back this summer and take my family with me. I sent them a picture asking them to guess where I was and the instantly knew because I had the picture taken on a wall that we always sat on in the village. My nan even has a painting of the town in her house.
Aberdaron will always be a special place for my family and I and I do hope we continue to visit there in the future.