Abbey life

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I’ve always loved going to see ruins of places; castles, abbeys, roman ruins. Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire has got to be one of my favourites; with its water gardens and beautiful lake, you can take a leisurely stroll along on a warm and sunny day. Even after a good few hours, when you’ve seen all of the ruins, the cafe is there to beckon you in with a delicious handmade ice cream or pot of steaming tea. Definitely one of the best days I’ve had in a while!

The picture below is of my sister, modelling one of my favourite skirts – yes, MY skirt, as she stole it that morning. But that’s sisters for you! I know, I know, you’re wondering when a picture of me will miraculously appear, but I will honestly post one soon… when I finally find one of myself that I actually like…

But for now I will leave you with some pretty pictures taken by moi! Comment below if you can recommend any other good ruins or castles to visit. Or even a cute little tea shop somewhere.

.: Emily :.

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Definite failings

I don’t think I have ever failed at something so badly. I’m not talking about my actual holiday – because that was great! My plan to post something every single day of the holidays went completely to pot. Now I bet you’re all thinking; yes, she stayed on the sofa for the remainder of the holiday, watching Titanic and eating far too much chocolate. But you would be wrong. In fact, I did loads of things.

Today I’ll tell you about my day in the Lake District. The Lakes has always been one of my favourite places to visit for a stroll with the dogs and a piece of cake after. I like to take the day easy; driving around until I find the perfect spot and then taking Pippa and Poppy (a.k.a. Rottweiler and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) for a wander around a loch or up a hill. We usually walk for about two hours and then it’s back to Daisy (a.k.a. car).

After that, we bounce up and down the country lanes in search of a café. I like to find the cutest little tea room with delicious cake and good tea. My favourite cake has got to be Red Velvet, with cream cheese frosting. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

.: Emily :.


I have a dream…

Trying to cram all of the fun things into a two month period called ‘Summer Holidays’ is much harder than it initially sounds. Sitting in class during a June heat wave you get the idea that this holiday time is never-ending and you will be able to live a whole life in that time; write a book, go on holiday, lose a stone, and possibly even build a house.

But that’s hardly the reality, is it?

For twelve years I have done this. I would start the summer with a list of brilliant things to do. And yes, I WAS going to do them. However, after two weeks of sitting on the sofa watching Titanic and Mamma Mia over and over again, I realise that this is never going to happen. That I am going to once again waste my whole holiday doing absolutely nothing.

So tonight, whilst sitting through Mamma Mia for the fourth time this holiday, I decided that it was going to actually do something. My plan (note: plan, not promise) is to write this blog. I am going to try and post something interesting – or as interesting as possible – every single day until I return to college in September. There will probably definitely be tears, lots of fun, some photos of what I would call my fashion, and a whole load of rambling. But at least I am going to have fun.

And you wonderful people reading this blog are going to become some of my closest friends. I will literally be sharing my life story with you, and in return all I ask is that you try to enjoy yourselves too; stay out too late, drink too much alcohol, eat that whole chocolate cake, book an extravagantly expensive holiday. And please, if you’d like to, share these experiences with me in the comments section. I’d love to hear from you all.

Best summery and sunny wishes,

.: Emily :.