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…
It’s officially AUTUMN which means I have no more waiting to do to wear my slippers and the most cosiest, oversized jumpers I can find. Although I am missing the continuous sunny days we had this Summer, Autumn has to be my favourite time of the year. Starbuck’s I’m coming for ya.
I know, I know you have probably heard this a billion times before but where…is…this…year…going!? For me this month has been quite a significant one with me starting college, which meant running up to starting I was gradually adding a few new pieces to my wardrobe, the majority from Primark, New Look and ASOS.
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!…
My Daytime Summer Makeup Look
When it comes to Summer makeup, this year I am ALL about that glow and keeping it simple. With the current heat wave we’ve been having recently in Britain especially, I’ve been tending to opt for a minimal, lightweight look against the heat (and apparently storms!?) and a whole load of setting spray. In today’s post, I thought I would share what has been my go-to makeup routine lately and a full low down of the products I am using to achieve it…! View Post