Weekly round-up: Lots of burgers, a solo trip, and blogs of the week

Hello there.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve realised that there isn’t a whole lot about me on my blog. Yes, you know all about where I’ve been on my travels, the places I’ve enjoyed, the ones I didn’t, and just how much I love Disney. But you don’t really know what makes me tick, and what I’m up to when I’m not jetting off to far off places. I think it’s time to change that, don’t you?

I’m going to try out a weekly round-up of my life, my favourite blogs of the week, and what’s going on. I’d love to hear your feedback, so please do leave a comment.

Without further ado, this was my week.

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Life has been pretty good this week. I was going through a few rough weeks, but my mood has definitely picked back up this week. I ate lots of burgers this week, which probably had a lot to do with my mood picking up. This included a beautiful Five Guys bacon cheese burger with the wonderful Jaye, who always knows how to cheer me up. We ended up staying in Five Guys for about two hours. So classy.

I also went out to dinner with my uni pals and had food in a Catholic Halls of Residence. Very, very random, especially since I don’t have a religious bone in my body. It was good fun though, and the food was good and cheap. I chatted to a wanna-be nun during the meal, then played ping pong and drank cider in their bar area. Yes, it really was as surreal as it sounds.

On Friday night, I decided to treat myself. Bend It Like Beckham the musical has been on my list to see for a long time, and I only recently realised that it is leaving the West End on 5 March. All my London pals were busy, so I booked myself an £18 ticket and went to see the show. I don’t go to a great deal of feel-good musicals, but this certainly was one. I overheard someone saying: “It wasn’t good, but it was really fun”. I have to agree with that. Les Mis it was not, but it definitely put a smile on my face. The West End will be a lot less colourful and bright without it.

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This week I’ve been thinking about taking my first solo trip. Even though I’ve worked in Disney and did Camp America where I didn’t know anyone else, it was a different environment. Going travelling completely on my own and knowing that I won’t automatically make friends is quite daunting, but I really want to give it a try.

I’ve done some research and Reykjavik in Iceland seems to be a really popular suggestion for women planning their first trip alone. I would really love to go, and the flights are reasonably priced as well. Watch this space.
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Samantha from That Lifestyle wrote a great round-up of lots of tools that are useful for bloggers. She suggested Canva, and you might have noticed that I’m experimenting with some of their free-to-use images in this post. The website is very eager to make you pay $1 to use a lot of their backgrounds, but there are a lot of free options as well. I’ll definitely check out more of Samantha’s recommendations over the coming days.

Emily of Love Emily Jane opened my eyes to the stationary that Aldi stock this week. I would never have realised that they stocked so many beautiful notebooks for such a reasonable price. Her photos are lovely too, so go and have a look.

Emily Jane's stationary haul

Emily Jane’s stationary haul

A slightly older post, but I discovered Rhianna of Robowecop’s list of 51 thoughts every 20-something girl has everyday. She is all too accurate with her list, and it made me smile rather a lot, especially everything to do with Greggs. Though if I just had a Steak Bake for lunch I’m sure I’d be hungry again by 3pm. Whoops!

 

How was your week? 

Please let me know if you liked this style of blog and if you think I should carry on with them in future weeks. I’d love to hear your thoughts! 

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