Upton on Seven

I went to Upton on Seven yesterday for a day out. It is one of my favourite places to go on a nice sunny day.

It was quite cloudy yesterday but here is a few clips to gives you a rough idea of what it is like. They were in the midst of setting up for the blues festival that they are running there this weekend.

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Trying to make a Youtube video!

As I have had a few days of lately I decided to have a play around and try to create a YouTube video while I was at Trimley Reservoir on Tuesday.

I have never made a video before but recently I have wanted to try and edit a video as it is something I have never tried to do so had no idea if it was something I would even be able to do. I watch a lot of YouTube videos and really enjoy watching videos where they go to places I have never been before. So I thought I would take some footage to show people what the reservoir was like as on a nice sunny day it it such a peaceful place to go.

I actually really enjoyed the process of making the video and would like to try to make some more in the future. I obviously have a lot of improve on as it was my first attempt but overall I am quite happy with how it turned out.

Here is the video I made from the clips that I managed to get:-

 

It’s the Weekend!!

The best feeling has to be waking up on a Saturday morning and realising you don’t have to go to work.

This weekend I hope to go on a nice long walk; eat some nice food and just make the most of a couple of days away from work to have some fun.

Enjoy your weekend!

Take Back Tuesday – Exeter

Just before Christmas I visited Exeter for the day, I have never been to Exeter before, but my friend was born there and always said how nice it was, so I had always wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

The first thing that we did was going shopping – they have a massive amount of shops including my favourite Urban Outfitters so that instantly won me round. There are lots of mainstream shops but also a lot of independent ones so there is a good mix of shops available to look in. there was loads of café, bars and restaurants to go in all around the city.

The German Market was also on when we were there which made me like it even more as there was a great Christmassy feel to it. The city did not seem busy for a city if that makes sense which is why I think I enjoyed it so much. There is a lot to do but not the overwhelming business that puts you off cities, so it was very enjoyable.

We walked alongside Exeter Quayside and look in the cute little shops along the waterfront. I could only imagine how nice it must be down there in the summer.

The city is very vibrant and has a lot going on and if I had my choice again, I would definitely look at going there if I could as it seem like the perfect place for students.

I would highly recommend a trip to Exeter if you get the chance.

Take Back Tuesday – Dawlish

About a month ago I went down to Devon and visited a place called Dawlish. I stayed in a really cute hotel right next to the beach which was lovely. I had a lovely hotel room and the breakfast the next day was delicious. I only stayed in Dawlish for one night, but I managed to see all the sights and have a little wonder around the town and even have a go on the arcade.

The one strange thing about Dawlish is that there is a train track running along the beach separating the town from the beach. The beach is not massive, but it was so nice to see the sea at this time of year even if it did rain quite a lot. We walked along the beach and enjoyed throwing pebbles into the sea.

There are a few places to eat in Dawlish, we ate at a Chinese restaurant just of the beach front. The food was really nice and would recommend going there as the gave very generous portions.

I have never been to Dawlish before and I would like to go again in the Summer so I can see the town at its best. I really like Devon and I hope I get to go back in the summer to see more of the sights.

Autumn :)

The temperature has dropped and the leaves have started to fall so it only means one thing…. Autumn has arrived!
I think Autumn may be my favourite season; everything looks so pretty covered in the yellow, brown and red leaves.
I love being able to wear jumpers, hats and scarves and being wrapped up all warm and cosy. As you know I love going on walks anyway but being able to wear wellies and walk through puddles and mud in a forest is so much fun in Autumn.
As much as I love being outside in this weather I also love being inside when it is raining outside and being able to snuggle up and watch a film and watch the water trickle down the windows.
Autumn also involves bonfire night and Halloween so what is not to like about it. I especially love bonfire night as we have always gone to bonfire night displays with my dad. Also all the shops start to sell chocolate and Toffee apples at this time so I will have to make sure I treat us to one at some point over the next few weeks as they remind me of being a child.
As Autumn is only just beginning I am really forward to making the most of it.

Take Back Tuesday – Glastonbury

On Friday I went to explore Glastonbury; I have always wanted to go to Glastonbury festival but so far have not been lucky enough to go. A family member suggested going there when the festival was not on as the town is such a lovely place and there are quite a few unique shops to look around.
So we planned to travel down on Friday and see what Glastonbury was all about. We got there about 10.00am and we were instantly met with really cute unique shops to look in. There are definite hippie vibes in Glastonbury and it is such a welcoming environment. There are quite a few differently places to get food and sit outside and just enjoy the lively town. There are load of alley ways off the main street with lots of craft shop and crystal shops. Glastonbury is quite a spiritual place and there are lots of places you can go for psychics readings or healing readings. There is a goddess temple which we went in and it was quite a unique experience.
After looking round the shops and enjoying some food we decided to walk and go and find The Tor. Here is a picture of The Tor:-

From the town it looking really far away but once we started walking and found directions to it we realised it wasn’t far at all. Once we made it to the top the view was amazing and we spent a good hour at the top admiring the view and enjoying the sunshine. At the Top of The Tor there was swarms of ladybirds flying around. I have never seen anything like it, there was literally 1000’s of them flying around. At one point I think there was about 25 of them on me. It was an amazing sight to see but I have no idea what makes them all gather up there or whether there are always a number of them up there or whether it had just happened that day.
Afterwards we enjoyed some lovely food in a nice cosy pub before heading back home. I absolutely loved Glastonbury and would recommend going to have a look around. I now would like to go even more when the festival is on so hopefully one day I will manage to get some tickets.