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Wishing I was back on a boat in the middle of the sea

Youtube Recommendations – Family Fizz

I am continuously changing who I enjoy watching I YouTube, I spend a while watching one channel quite religiously and then I somehow don’t relate to it anymore, so I begin to move onto another channel.

I have quite recently begun watching the Family Fizz channel, I had heard of them before, but I had never watched them. I enjoy watching their channel because they are so positive, and I feel like it rubs off on me when I watch their videos. They are always seeking to live their best life and that it was I am currently trying to get into the habit of doing.

Family Fizz do a lot of travelling so it allows me to travel with them in a way and see what the places are like that they visit some which I would have never thought of going too.

They also seem a very grounded and down to earth family who are very grateful to be doing what they do. I used to watch a few other vloggers, but I feel that as their audience have grown, they are not been as relatable because money seems to have taken over their videos. As family fizz’s audience grow, they don’t seem to have changed because they don’t overly spoil their children, they encourage to do a lot of charity work and to donate a lot.

I do not always enjoy some of the challenges as I think these are for a younger audience, but I do enjoy watching the general vlog videos.

If you are looking for some easy watch YouTube channels with a lot of positivity, then I suggest giving family fizz a watch.

Take Back Tuesday – Sydney

I was lucky enough to spend a couple of weeks in Sydney a few years ago and it was so much more than I was expecting. We stayed slightly outside the main city but we were close enough to walk in everyday and explore. Getting to see the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge was so exciting because they are such iconic sights to see in Sydney.
I stayed in a couple of different hostels during my stay here and got to meet load of different people from around the world.
I went on an excursion to the Blue Mountains which was really cool and the sights were amazing. It was so surreal one minute being in the middle of Sydney and the next up the Blue Mountains. I really enjoyed walking through the mountains and seeing the views. Although I was quite worried I would come across a massive spider but luckily this did not happen.
I used the hop on and off boat rides so that I could go and visit Bondi and Manley Beaches. I have always wanted to go to Bondi beach as I have seen it on so many tv shows. It really was amazing and being there really made me want to learn to surf as I spent most of the day watching the surfers showing off in the sea.
I also enjoyed visiting the Sydney Botanical Garden…one thing Australia does really well is their botanical gardens. Every city that I went to had amazing gardens which I really enjoyed because I am more of a country girl than a city girl so it was really nice to be able to escape the city and relax in the botanical gardens.
I was lucky enough to be there when the Sydney Vivid Lights were there and on the evening you could wonder around the city and there was lots of different light displays and water displays. It was a really enjoyable event and I have never seen anything quite like it before in my life so it was really special.

 

 

Throw Back Thursday – Dublin

Dublin was one of the first weekend breaks that I went on with my boyfriend, I had always wanted to go so we went for a long weekend. Dublin is such a fun loving places that It has a great vibe there. I was so excited to go and it lived up to my expectations.
We stayed in a lovely hotel in the middle of temple bar, it was the perfect location for us as we had easy access to all the areas that we wanted to go too. We used one of those city sights buses to travel around Dublin so we could hop on and off when we wanted to explore somewhere.
We visited the Guinness Factory and Kilmainham Gaol. The Guinness factory was more of my boyfriend’s choice whereas Kilmainham Gaol was where I wanted to do. I love anything crime related so getting to explore the old prison was really fascinating. We had a great time at both places.
On an evening we went and explored the local bars and pub and we were surround by so many talented singers and musicians. There is nothing more that I love than listening to live music.
On our last full day we decided to go on a coach trip to Northern Ireland, it was a spare of the moment trip as we had always wanted to go and see the Giants Causeway so even though the journey was quite long we decided it was worth the trip. Seeing the Giants Causeway was amazing and we even got to see the Dark Hedges from Game of Thrones on the way as well.
Dublin is one of my favourite places that I have visited purely because the energy there is amazing. There is so much to do and see and there is live music around every corner.

 

 

Take Bake Tuesday – Fraser Island

A few years ago when I was travelling in Australia I went one of their trips to Fraser Island. I went on my own and it was one of the last trips that I did before coming back to the UK. This was the first trip that I had done in Australia on my own and I was quite nervous because I did have to travel to a different part of Australia for the trip. Travelling around Australia is super easy though as there are loads of coach companies you can use.
The trip to Fraser island consisted of camping on the island with a group of people and driving around to different areas of the island using 4×4’s. I had seen pictures of the island and it looked amazing so I knew it was something I needed to do before I returned home. As I had gone on this trip on my own I was super nervous because I didn’t know anyone but I soon realised there was a lot of people in the same situation as me. We were split into groups of 8 and these were the people who you would be camping with and those who you would share the car with.
We went to the local supermarkets before we left to stock up of food for the next few days and then we set off to find Fraser island. We drove though the forests and along the beach. Our car did at one point get stuck in the sand but luckily we were able to get out. We visited Lake McKenzie, the champagne pools, Lake Wabby and Eli Creek. We also visited Indian Head where the views were amazing and we also stopped by the Maheno Shipwreck. We had BBQ’s on an evening and enjoyed watching the sun set and rise on the beach.
This was a once in a lifetime trip and It was truly an amazing experience and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute.