Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Ins and Outs of Summer Time!

 I am somewhat enjoying my dysfunctional sleeping pattern and being able to do what  I want whenever- to an extent, however I must admit boredom is slightly tipping me over the edge just a little bit. I actually can't wait to be back at University, getting on with my work and seeing my lovely course mates. Oh and of course, cracking on with achieving my wonderful degree. (I study Journalism, readership)! 

 In the mean time, I have decided to join the club and do a current "ins and outs"/"love and hate"/"liking and not liking" post that you may have seen around plenty of times on blogosphere! 

In - sleeping whenever I want! I do adore my sleep, I think I must have been a cat in a previous life to enjoy my sleep so much. But then again, I do go to bed a lot later than other people so maybe I have an excuse for a "ridiculous lay-in" as some people may call it?! 

In - watching films and discovering new ones. I love a good movie, it transports you to another dimension for a couple of hours and can change your emotions. There is also nothing like a good horror movie... I have found plenty I love over the summer and have been watching multiple movies a week. Let us not forget the Harry Potter marathons which are definitely a need and not a want. I am planning  a trip to Universal Studio's in my head in order to check out the pretty amazing "Wizarding World of Harry Potter"... donations are welcome. Oh, and if you get a chance check out "The Great Gatsby"... I loved that movie so much and would say it is in my top 5 of 2013. Jaw dropping amazing-ness. Much like every other Leonardo DiCaprio film ever in existence. 

How amazing is that?! 

In - Festival Season! There is nothing I love more than dawning my flowery glad rags and heading to the local park in order to listen to amazing music, drink and get merry with similar like minded happy people. I am lucky enough to have Freedom Community Festival near me, which is free. And of course there are all the amazing festivals dotted throughout the UK that are a joy for everyone involved. Just get on your floral headbands, grab your tramp-juice (cheap booze) and party the day and night away! Go bare foot if you dare.

In - Summer Weddings! My cousin and his lovely girlfriend (now wife), recently got married. The day was perfect and so was the weather. Filled with a river trip, cider, open top bus journey and finishing off with a barbecue was perfect. 

In - sea swimming! There is nothing I like more than heading to a local beach on a hot day, stripping down and getting in the water to cool off. Here in England it's hard to get a chance to bask in the sunshine, so on the rare occurrence it does appear people come out in their hundreds to celebrate. I could spend hours in the sea just floating along, bobbing up and down to the motion of the waves. A barbecue in the evening followed by yummy summer wine is always a must too- it finishes the day off in style!

Out - crazy weather changes. The weather is some what suffering with severe mood swings lately. One minute I am too hot to trot, the next all windows in my room need to be shut as torrential rain comes thundering down at any given moment. What is a girl to do? How is a girl to dress? Sometimes I wish I was abroad...

Out - sunburn! Enough said. I had a bit of a mishap when on the hottest day of the year I forgot to put sun cream on my back... it's made for a reason.

Out - melting makeup. In this heat, there really is not point in wearing make-up only for you to step outside and it do end up in a sweaty mess all over the place. Not a "hot" look. Get it? Ha! If you must wear make-up though (I am guilty of this); try waterproof versions and mineral makeup. It's not as bad as liquid in this heat. And remember you SPF.

Out - breaking sunglasses. I don't know how many pairs I have got through this summer. Chucking them in my bag and standing on them later is usually the reason for their decease. 

Anyway, I hope everyone is enjoying themselves! Who knows what the rest of the summer will bring? I have just under 4 weeks until the joy of drinking, coursework and early mornings.

See you soon! 


  1. Love this post :) I never spend too much on sunnies because I'm terrible at breaking them too! I haven't being to wizarding world of harry potter yet, can't wait to go it looks amazing!

  2. Ah I can't wait to be back at university too! And I agree, melting makeup is the worst thing about summer -_-'