Happy November 1st cherubs! I say it every month but I really can’t believe another month has flown by. The Christmas count down has officially begun haha – or am I a bit early? Not to be dramatic but it is only just 8 weeks away, not to scare anyone and with seeing all the Christmassy bits in the shops, I can’t help but feel excited.
The weather has certainly got a LOT colder now we are coming towards saying farewell to Autumn, soon to be Winter, in the final months of this year. It’s definitely time for the return of the scarfs and hats! This morning me, my family and the dog went on a quiet, crisp walk to Kildale (in North Yorkshire) and although the cafe was shut (lesson learnt) I still enjoyed taking a few snaps along the way and seeing the season changing. I thought I would share the photos I got as a little round off to Autumn, my fave time of the year…
Being someone who’s not a huge fan of change, starting sixth form and A levels a few weeks ago has been a whole different ball game from the same old secondary I had been used to day in day out. Leaving all of my friends behind who were going onto do different things in different places also added to the uncertainty. Having said this, by the end of year 11 I was SO ready for a change, to move on, kiss goodbye to maths, P.E and whatever else and start new subjects that I had chosen and wanted to do! Those being photography, media studies and english language which I’m really enjoying so far. Photography is just fabbb, even if we have only just got properly started! Anyhow, now being just under a few weeks in (which is crazy enough) starting college is definitely an experience and although settling in has been tricky (a mix up of my timetable the other day didn’t help when I got told all my lessons had been changed, which is now resolved thank goodness- imagine! Haha) I’m pleased to say I am now feeling a lot more relaxed and am getting to grips with things and most importantly am making some lovely friends. Meeting new faces and teachers has been so nice. Once the cringey meeting everyone activities are over on the first few days and you start your proper lessons, it’s then where friendships blossom and it becomes easier! My college is also just down the road from where I live which is nice to be closer to home in my local town, unlike I was at my secondary.
Even though I faced the induction day on my lonesome before Summer which I enjoyed, actually starting college is the real deal where the work and being left to your own devices begins. I wanted to write this post for those of you who may be starting college next year to hopefully put your mind at rest and a bit of what to expect from my experience so far…
As I was having a bit of a sort out the other week, I came across my scrapbook, that I’m going to admit has been neglected for some time. I had planned to fill it a while back but things got in the way and that didn’t really come off. I decided last week that I WAS going to get back into scrapbooking and set it as a mission to carry on doing so.
It’s reminded me how much of a lovely past time it is to sit and stick printed memories that you can look back on whenever and in years to come. It does scare me that half of our lives (photo wise) are on our phones and if anything happened, they could all be gone. (well mine would anyway, I really should back it up shouldn’t I.) Anyhoo, I downloaded LALALAB. which seems to be the app that most scrapbookers use which is where the process starts. I’m not sure anyone should be taking advice from someone who just lays the prints out and hopes for the best but I suppose with scrapbooking, there really isn’t a right or wrong way to go about it, although I am planning on adding a few more bits to each page. You can really make it your own and get creative which I love, or in my case try and be creative. I thought I would share the easiest and cheapest way I have started to fill my scrapbook again for fellow scrapbookers or for anyone wanting to start one!
My family, our dog and I travelled from the North East to sunny Southern Scotland for the week last week, or should I say more specifically Loch Lomond in the village of Balmaha. It was my first time visiting this neck of the woods in Scotland and I’m already missing the beautiful views and stone cottages. I’m not missing my aching feet though I must say, from exploring and going on what were described as ‘short hill walks’ which turned out to be the very opposite! Lesson learned: always go prepared. There was however coffee shops involved too of course and a few dips in the hot tub which was such a treat. Lucky gal! Anyhow, I thought I would share a few snaps I took whilst I was there and a bit about our trip, including dog friendly eateries (which actually proved quite a struggle) that also had good menus for fussy vegetarians, being my older sister for when we didn’t cook at the lodge and the places we visited encase any of you are thinking of visiting!…
I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker when it comes to phone cases. In fact, I think I might have a slight addiction. So when the lovely team over at CaseApp got in touch and asked me to pick out some products from their website and share them with you, I couldn’t resist!!