Tuesday, 1 November 2016

north wales

a photo-heavy throwback to August, seeing as it's 4°C outside and I want nothing more than to be wearing shorts and sunglasses and eating fish and chips near a waterfall again

Friday, 5 August 2016

the emerald isle

There's something breathtaking about Ireland. Being half-Irish myself, I've visited nearly every year since childhood, either to visit family or to explore. This year we decided on Westport, County Mayo, a recommendation from my aunt for the picturesque scenery. It didn't disappoint - Mayo's mountainous terrain allows for stunning views and it is home to such gorgeous beaches. Just off the coast, an island called Achill was dotted with free-roaming sheep and home to the most beautiful beach I've ever seen, where the road ends and the sea meets the mountains and the sky.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

happy place

These photos were taken many moons ago 
but I'm fully in love with wintery Whitstable, 
I hope late summer gives us pretty skies 
to make up for the current dull grey situation 

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

music update & playlist: june

I was lucky enough to get tickets to see The Lumineers in the Manchester Albert Hall in April. It was definitely one of the best concerts I've ever been to: they were incredible live and had such a good connection with the crowd, plus I went with a friend I hadn't seen in ten years so it was lovely to catch up and bond over similar music loves. The venue was once a church, so it was adorned with stained glass windows; the beautiful sounds played and sang by the band were only complemented by the setting. I wish I could relive it!

Saturday, 18 June 2016

one year down

I've probably said this one too many times already, but I'll say it once again here: I can't believe I've finished my first year at uni. It has definitely been the quickest year of my life so far. I've learned a whole lot - about my course, despite the few unfinished books and occasional dependence on sparknotes - but also about myself and people in general. I've gained a handful of genuine friendships, a love for a new city, and a relationship with someone who makes me really really happy.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

a lil life update

It's been a while since I last posted on here. I've just finished my first term at uni, and I'm now home for Christmas. Honestly, I don't know where the past two months have gone, or how I'm already a third of my way through first year. Craaaazy! It's hard to explain how time passed: the ten weeks in York both went quickly and simultaneously felt like a lifetime. All in all, my perception of time has been completely confused, and it's only now that I'm home I've been able to absorb everything! The following photos are a few of my faves from this term:

Thursday, 17 September 2015

the art of keeping in touch

15th September - 17th September 2015

What I've learned this week: travelling by train alone is a stressful experience. Especially when you have to changeover. But you know what? It's totally, completely worth it when you spot a familiar face waiting amongst strangers when you arrive at the end of the line.

I recently visited my lovely friend in Brighton. With university looming for us both (aka soon to become poor students unable to afford train fares), and us going to live at opposite ends of the UK, we figured that a catch up session was well needed; and it was so, so lovely.

We've actually known each other for almost eight years, but since I moved to France four years ago, we hadn't had much chance to see each other in person. Despite this, we both made a genuine, albeit sporadic, effort to skype/facetime/facebook video chat one another to have a good ol' chin wag every so often. Thanks to technology (and the odd sending of a letter) we managed to keep our friendship strong. I'm so glad we did.