Friday, 26 January 2018

Because I'm Happy

So these were one of my favourite things to post last year and I thought I would bring it back as it really does help you to focus on the little things in life that have a impact on your happiness. So without further ado here is my list of things that have made me happy this week!

- Morning winter walks

- Spending time with my family, this is such a big one for me especially with my job it has really taught me to appreciate every moment your together. 

- Making new friends and meeting new people

- Going out of my comfort zone and trying something new 

- Cooking something by myself and it actually tasting pretty good! 

- Movie nights 

- Late night conversations with my boyfriend 

Let me know in the comments what has made you happy this week! 

Friday, 19 January 2018

My Travel Essentials

So with my job I have been travelling for the last year non stop so I have got my packing down to a fine art, so today I thought I would share with you the items I couldn't travel without!

Pack of small wipes
These little baby's are a life saver on soooo many occasions, whether you want to freshen up a little on a plane or need something to clean your hand before you eat. They are so small and a little wipe goes a long way. Perfect for popping in your hand bag!

Mints or Chewing Gum
Again something small but that helps so much just pop it into your mouth and for me anyway I feel so much fresher and more alert.

I never leave to go anywhere without packing my camera, its a must have! I love to take my instax camera away too when I have more space as there is nothing more special than having it printed there and then!

Another thing I wouldn't leave the house without! It allows you to completely shut off from the world and get a bit of piece and quite especially on planes!

Now this has so many uses! If your going away to a different climate then vaseline or another lipsalve is a must! The reason I choose vaseline is because it can double as a moisturiser so If I get a few dry patches this works well!

What are your travel essentials? 

Friday, 12 January 2018

A Year of Travelling

2017 was definitely the year of travelling for me, I have been to so many incredible places and am so lucky to have seen everything I have in such a short space of time. So today I thought I would share with you all the places I have travelled in 2017.  In my last post I explained that I have been working for a Cruise ship and so these are all the amazing places I visited whilst working there. 

  • Barbados
  • Tortola
  • St Maarten
  • Virgin gorda
  • St Vincent
  • Grenada
  • Jamaica (Ocho Rios, Montego Bay)
  • Grand Cayman
  • St Kitts
  • Martinique
  • St Lucia
  • Grand Turk

America and Canada:
  • New Orleans
  • Boston
  • New York
  • Bar harbour
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Cape Canaveral
  • Miami
  • Brooklyn
  • Baltimore
  • Charleston
  • Bermuda
  • Halifax NS
  • Sydney NS
  • Key west

  • Valencia
  • Venice
  • Rome
  • Cadiz
  • Sorrento
  • Dubrovnik
  • Sibenik
  • Madeira
  • La Rochelle
  • Klaipeda
  • Tallin
  • St Petersburg
  • Copenhagen
  • Finland
  • Riga
  • Helsinki
  • St Tropez
  • Oslo
  • Stavanger
  • Gerainger
  • Bergen
  • Cannes
  • Sweden
  • Vigo
  • Amsterdam
  • Belgium
  • Ponta Delgada
  • Pria de Vitoria
  • Sicily
  • Messina
  • Amsterdam
  • Le Havre 
  • Ajaccio
  • Cartagena

I absolutely loved the Caribbean and thats where some of my best memories are. I can't wait to see what 2018 has to offer travel wise! Where is on your list to travel? Let me know in the comments. 

Friday, 5 January 2018

New Year Goals

So every year on this blog I have always written a New Years Resolution post and I thought about doing the same again this year, but I realised I am actually really happy with myself this year. I have a great job, I'm surrounded by great friends and family, I have achieved many of my own personal goals and I am finally.... nearly 3 years later drinking water! haha so I thought instead I would share some of the things I would like to achieve in the next year.

1. Learn a musical instrument. 
Growing up I played the clarinet and Piano but life got in the way and I gave them both up which is something I regret so I would like to be able to learn something new and actually stick at it.

2. Keep travelling. 
My one major passion in life is travelling, its when I feel most happiest seeing and experiencing new sights and cultures. I would love to visit Iceland in particular I have been saying it for ages but I really would love 2018 to be the year I go.

3. Fall back in love with Photography. 
Now this is very weird writing this, especially because my job for the last year has been as a photographer but I feel like I lost "Me" when taking photographs so I would really like to go back to what I love starting with film photography and a genre in particular called experimental its when you take your photographs on film and then destroy the canister using different methods like bleach or salt. The results are stunning and what makes it even more fun is you never truly know what the outcome is going to be.

So those are the 3 things I would love to achieve in 2018, let me know in the comments any New Years Resolution or goals you have!

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

2018 Blogging Goals

So fun fact, I love to set goals! I feel like it helps me keep motivated and also be able to look back and see what I have achieved. Today I thought I would set a few goals for my blog for the next year!

1. Get back into the blogging community
So in my last post I explained that I have been missing for a year.... wayyyy to long if you ask me! And one of the things I missed the most was being able to chat to other bloggers and feel like a part of the community. I want to join back in the blogger chats and really become more involved again!

2. Post frequently
So again just getting back into blogging really, I'm going to try and aim to post every Friday to get back into the swing of things and then see how we go from there!

3. Write about things I want to
So this sounds like what I was posting about before I didn't really enjoy and thats not what I'm trying to get at, but the girl who started the blog way back in 2013, even last year have very different interests and thats okay it's all part of growing up! I think I'm going to try and make my blog more travel / lifestyle based as that is something I really love.

So those are the three main things I want to focus on this year for my blog! Let me know in the comments what yours are!