"Douglas Petersen understands his wife's need to 'rediscover herself' now that their son is leaving home.
 He just thought they'd be rediscovering together.

So when Connie announces that she will be leaving too, he resolves to make their last family holiday together the trip of a lifetime: one that will draw the three of them closer together, and win the respect of his son.  One that will make Connie fall in love with him all over again.

The hotels are booked, the tickets bought, the itinerary planned and printed.

What could possibly go wrong?"

Before | I've seen this book around and heard a bit of a buzz when it was released.  I've enjoyed Nicholls' work in the past, but despite the multiple occasions that the cover's caught my eye,  something about this has always stopped me buying it.  Book club is the perfect opportunity to give it a go!
During | Us is really easy to get into the flow of, and it's a fairly fast-paced read.  It offsets the present day 'Grand Tour' holiday against interspersions of the history of Douglas and Connie's relationship.  Told through Douglas' eyes, Connie is a bohemian whirlwind who he clearly adores.  Douglas is a bumbling middle-aged man who often says the wrong thing, yet remains endearing and likeable to me.  The family holiday takes place in Europe and, as you'd expect, things soon go awry.  An 'Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry'-type escapade ensues, and despite this being amusing I felt like I knew what the outcome would be and wasn't really invested in the story. 

After | A couple of train journeys helped me to complete this book within 2 days.  It's not as good as I anticipated it to be: Nicholls' writing is humorous and charming, but it lacks the magic (and shock-factor) of One Day.  There's a lot of focus on landmarks and galleries, so I found myself skipping paragraphs which, although set the scene beautifully, I felt didn't really add anything to Douglas and Connie's story.  Overall it was heartwarming to watch Douglas' journey, but I found the thought of Connie not being happy anymore a really sad one.  I finished this book with a mixture of emotions and I'm not quite sure what my final thoughts are!

Next month we're reading The Good Girl by Fiona Neill - feel free to read along!

// Don't forget to head over to Lizzie, Leanne and Charli's blogs to read their reviews too //

Blogger Book Club #4: Us

31.8.15


"Douglas Petersen understands his wife's need to 'rediscover herself' now that their son is leaving home.
 He just thought they'd be rediscovering together.

So when Connie announces that she will be leaving too, he resolves to make their last family holiday together the trip of a lifetime: one that will draw the three of them closer together, and win the respect of his son.  One that will make Connie fall in love with him all over again.

The hotels are booked, the tickets bought, the itinerary planned and printed.

What could possibly go wrong?"

Before | I've seen this book around and heard a bit of a buzz when it was released.  I've enjoyed Nicholls' work in the past, but despite the multiple occasions that the cover's caught my eye,  something about this has always stopped me buying it.  Book club is the perfect opportunity to give it a go!
During | Us is really easy to get into the flow of, and it's a fairly fast-paced read.  It offsets the present day 'Grand Tour' holiday against interspersions of the history of Douglas and Connie's relationship.  Told through Douglas' eyes, Connie is a bohemian whirlwind who he clearly adores.  Douglas is a bumbling middle-aged man who often says the wrong thing, yet remains endearing and likeable to me.  The family holiday takes place in Europe and, as you'd expect, things soon go awry.  An 'Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry'-type escapade ensues, and despite this being amusing I felt like I knew what the outcome would be and wasn't really invested in the story. 

After | A couple of train journeys helped me to complete this book within 2 days.  It's not as good as I anticipated it to be: Nicholls' writing is humorous and charming, but it lacks the magic (and shock-factor) of One Day.  There's a lot of focus on landmarks and galleries, so I found myself skipping paragraphs which, although set the scene beautifully, I felt didn't really add anything to Douglas and Connie's story.  Overall it was heartwarming to watch Douglas' journey, but I found the thought of Connie not being happy anymore a really sad one.  I finished this book with a mixture of emotions and I'm not quite sure what my final thoughts are!

Next month we're reading The Good Girl by Fiona Neill - feel free to read along!

// Don't forget to head over to Lizzie, Leanne and Charli's blogs to read their reviews too //
This past month has really been for discovering some of the beautiful places that the UK has to offer: first Oxford and now Durdle Door. Would you believe it that most of these photos were taken at around 7am? Never have I seen a beach so tranquil and picturesque....definitely an incentive to get out of bed early! We headed down for what is becoming our 'annual girls' holiday'....me, Mum, my sisters and my niece and nephew (ok, ok - he doesn't quite fit the 'girls' bit, but he doesn't mind!).  Last year it was all quite last minute, so this time Mum and I did a bit more planning and settled on Durdle Door.  I knew nothing about the area and was just blown away with how beautiful it all was.

As expected with a staycation, the weather wasn't exactly on our side.  We had a day of donkey rides and 2p machines in Weymouth.....and that was about it really before we got rained off!  We braved the downpour to take Ella and Dylan on their first train (and subsequently bus....I couldn't take anymore stepping in puddles!) rides to Bournemouth, had an obligatory rainy day in before visiting Lulworth Castle and Monkey World - but more on those in another post!

Sadly, because of the weather, we didn't get to spend a day on the beach at Durdle Door.  It was a 5 minute walk from where we were staying, so after our first night hike down there (those steps are no joke!) I settled for early morning trips with my camera instead.  It truly was the most peaceful place I've been for a long time, and sitting on those rocks listening to the waves was soothing to the soul.

So the question is.....why didn't anyone tell me about this place sooner?!

Places: Durdle Door

26.8.15

This past month has really been for discovering some of the beautiful places that the UK has to offer: first Oxford and now Durdle Door. Would you believe it that most of these photos were taken at around 7am? Never have I seen a beach so tranquil and picturesque....definitely an incentive to get out of bed early! We headed down for what is becoming our 'annual girls' holiday'....me, Mum, my sisters and my niece and nephew (ok, ok - he doesn't quite fit the 'girls' bit, but he doesn't mind!).  Last year it was all quite last minute, so this time Mum and I did a bit more planning and settled on Durdle Door.  I knew nothing about the area and was just blown away with how beautiful it all was.

As expected with a staycation, the weather wasn't exactly on our side.  We had a day of donkey rides and 2p machines in Weymouth.....and that was about it really before we got rained off!  We braved the downpour to take Ella and Dylan on their first train (and subsequently bus....I couldn't take anymore stepping in puddles!) rides to Bournemouth, had an obligatory rainy day in before visiting Lulworth Castle and Monkey World - but more on those in another post!

Sadly, because of the weather, we didn't get to spend a day on the beach at Durdle Door.  It was a 5 minute walk from where we were staying, so after our first night hike down there (those steps are no joke!) I settled for early morning trips with my camera instead.  It truly was the most peaceful place I've been for a long time, and sitting on those rocks listening to the waves was soothing to the soul.

So the question is.....why didn't anyone tell me about this place sooner?!
It's that time of year when all I can think about is buying All Of The Notebooks and seeing as last week's homeware inspiration post was such a hit with you all, I thought I'd share my wishlist of stationery/office essentials.  And the best bit?  Nothing over £12. You're welcome.... 
1 // £2
2 // £11.99
3 // £2.04
4 // £3.99
5 // £3.99
6 // £5.95
7 // £3
8 // £4.40
9 // £10
10 // £2.99
11 // £7.99
12 // £2.75
13 // £1.25
14 // £6.99
15 // £7.95
16 // £1.50
17 // £6

17 Office Updates That Won't Break The Bank

21.8.15

It's that time of year when all I can think about is buying All Of The Notebooks and seeing as last week's homeware inspiration post was such a hit with you all, I thought I'd share my wishlist of stationery/office essentials.  And the best bit?  Nothing over £12. You're welcome.... 
1 // £2
2 // £11.99
3 // £2.04
4 // £3.99
5 // £3.99
6 // £5.95
7 // £3
8 // £4.40
9 // £10
10 // £2.99
11 // £7.99
12 // £2.75
13 // £1.25
14 // £6.99
15 // £7.95
16 // £1.50
17 // £6
Oxford, I have fallen in love with you.  Some of you may remember that I visited back at Easter....due to the rain it was a fleeting visit, and we stayed at the opposite end to all of this architectural beauty.  So with blue skies aplenty, Nick and I headed to the city for a day of tourism together.

We started with a tour of the castle.  It cost around £10 and involved a guided tour, a walk up the 100+ steps to the top of St George's Tower and panoramic views of the city.  The tour lasted about an hour, and was a good way to start the day and get a whirlwind history of Oxford.

After refuelling for lunch I led us to Bodleian Library.  That end of Oxford is like a mini-London: musuem upon musuem, only less busy and with no queues.  We came upon the Musuem of The History of Science and dipped in to take a quick look before finding the breathtakingly beautiful library.  I know I'm a geek when it comes to books, but that place was stunning.  Even Nick had his camera out!  We had  other things on our itinerary so didn't stop for a tour.....but it's definitely up there with my reasons to go back!

We finished off with a wander up to Pitt Rivers and Oxford University Museum of Natural History.....I know it's not quite The Natural History museum, but seeing as I'm unlikely to get up to London anytime soon I'm ticking it off my to do list anyway!  It wasn't quite as spectacular as its London counterpart, but if you're interested in dinosaurs and fancy somewhere you can just walk into without queuing for hours I'd definitely recommend it.

It was only when we were on the bus to leave I realised we'd missed out Christchurch!  There's so much to do in Oxford....bike tours, boat trips.....and with it only being an hour or so away I've no idea why I hadn't visited sooner.  Next sunny day I'm planning to go back with mum! 


Places: Oxford

19.8.15

Oxford, I have fallen in love with you.  Some of you may remember that I visited back at Easter....due to the rain it was a fleeting visit, and we stayed at the opposite end to all of this architectural beauty.  So with blue skies aplenty, Nick and I headed to the city for a day of tourism together.

We started with a tour of the castle.  It cost around £10 and involved a guided tour, a walk up the 100+ steps to the top of St George's Tower and panoramic views of the city.  The tour lasted about an hour, and was a good way to start the day and get a whirlwind history of Oxford.

After refuelling for lunch I led us to Bodleian Library.  That end of Oxford is like a mini-London: musuem upon musuem, only less busy and with no queues.  We came upon the Musuem of The History of Science and dipped in to take a quick look before finding the breathtakingly beautiful library.  I know I'm a geek when it comes to books, but that place was stunning.  Even Nick had his camera out!  We had  other things on our itinerary so didn't stop for a tour.....but it's definitely up there with my reasons to go back!

We finished off with a wander up to Pitt Rivers and Oxford University Museum of Natural History.....I know it's not quite The Natural History museum, but seeing as I'm unlikely to get up to London anytime soon I'm ticking it off my to do list anyway!  It wasn't quite as spectacular as its London counterpart, but if you're interested in dinosaurs and fancy somewhere you can just walk into without queuing for hours I'd definitely recommend it.

It was only when we were on the bus to leave I realised we'd missed out Christchurch!  There's so much to do in Oxford....bike tours, boat trips.....and with it only being an hour or so away I've no idea why I hadn't visited sooner.  Next sunny day I'm planning to go back with mum! 


There's a never-ending list of social media platforms to be linked | I underestimated the importance of having a visible presence across a multitude of platforms, and neglected to set myself up with twitter and bloglovin for quite a while.  GFC was in existence back then, but if you're a newbie blogger nowadays one of the first things you should do is make sure you've got bloglovin set up....and have it linked on your blog to make sure people can follow you easily.  The others will follow....Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook....and it's always nice to offer them something slightly different on each one.

You'll develop an unexpected interest in cameras.... | Cameras were never my thing, but suddenly I care about lenses, apertures, autofocus, manual mode.....who knew?!

...and you'll become obsessed with natural light |  6-8 months of the year you'll battle with dreary days, rainy skies and shadows creeping into your photographs.  No amount of editing will undo the damage, and you'll find yourself become more and more aware of 'good light'.

Autumn could well become your new favourite season | It seems to be the done thing on blogs.  I'd previously overlooked autumn, but it is *The* season to favour for colour palettes and fashion if you're a blogger.

Cringy backgrounds and low-quality photographs are a rite of passage | My first ever template was a pink, floral, shabby chic affair.....definitely not my style.  And when I think back to my attempts at outfit posts, lipstick swatches and nail varnish debuts (claw hand anyone?!) I shudder with embarrassment.  We've all been there!

There aren't as many freebies as you've been led to believe | At times blogging seems like the fast track to freebieville.  Unless you've made it big, chances are the freebie opportunities will be few and far between, and won't be with the big brands that you'd hope.  If you're only out for the blogger perks, it's probably not worth it. 

It's a hard community to crack | Blogging looks like an amazing community....and it is!  But if you're looking at the blogging big wigs....well, they've been at it for a long time, and the bigger they get the harder it seems for smaller blogs to get noticed.  There's a tight knit community of people who've been plugging away for a while, and it seems like those guys stick together.  Whilst it's often an open, supportive community, don't expect to infiltrate those 'bigger' groups without a lot of work.

Blogging takes more work than you'd think | In my personal experience, weekends are spent writing, taking photos and filming as weeknights after work are pretty much a wash out (see the above point on natural light).  I like to think I've got a better balance nowadays, but it can be easy to dive in headfirst and spend a lot of your spare time not just blogging, but networking on social media as well.

Barely used notebooks for blogging ideas will litter your house | For the stationery junkie, writing a blog is a green light to buy All Of The Notebooks.  I've lost track of how many there are lying about....one for YouTube, one (or three or four!) for blogging....and they've all only got the first few pages filled in.  I'm not alone, right?!

Bloggers are the ultimate enablers | Expect to spend a lot of money when you start blogging.  The latest contouring kit, the ultimate nude lipstick (for the hundredth time), foundation to make your skin glow, foundation to make your skin matte...the list of products you'll be convinced you need will get out of control.  And let's not mention the 'behind the scenes' things you start buying just because "it'll look good in blog photos".  Tread with caution and try not to let your spending habits run away with you!

What To Expect When You Start Blogging

17.8.15

There's a never-ending list of social media platforms to be linked | I underestimated the importance of having a visible presence across a multitude of platforms, and neglected to set myself up with twitter and bloglovin for quite a while.  GFC was in existence back then, but if you're a newbie blogger nowadays one of the first things you should do is make sure you've got bloglovin set up....and have it linked on your blog to make sure people can follow you easily.  The others will follow....Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook....and it's always nice to offer them something slightly different on each one.

You'll develop an unexpected interest in cameras.... | Cameras were never my thing, but suddenly I care about lenses, apertures, autofocus, manual mode.....who knew?!

...and you'll become obsessed with natural light |  6-8 months of the year you'll battle with dreary days, rainy skies and shadows creeping into your photographs.  No amount of editing will undo the damage, and you'll find yourself become more and more aware of 'good light'.

Autumn could well become your new favourite season | It seems to be the done thing on blogs.  I'd previously overlooked autumn, but it is *The* season to favour for colour palettes and fashion if you're a blogger.

Cringy backgrounds and low-quality photographs are a rite of passage | My first ever template was a pink, floral, shabby chic affair.....definitely not my style.  And when I think back to my attempts at outfit posts, lipstick swatches and nail varnish debuts (claw hand anyone?!) I shudder with embarrassment.  We've all been there!

There aren't as many freebies as you've been led to believe | At times blogging seems like the fast track to freebieville.  Unless you've made it big, chances are the freebie opportunities will be few and far between, and won't be with the big brands that you'd hope.  If you're only out for the blogger perks, it's probably not worth it. 

It's a hard community to crack | Blogging looks like an amazing community....and it is!  But if you're looking at the blogging big wigs....well, they've been at it for a long time, and the bigger they get the harder it seems for smaller blogs to get noticed.  There's a tight knit community of people who've been plugging away for a while, and it seems like those guys stick together.  Whilst it's often an open, supportive community, don't expect to infiltrate those 'bigger' groups without a lot of work.

Blogging takes more work than you'd think | In my personal experience, weekends are spent writing, taking photos and filming as weeknights after work are pretty much a wash out (see the above point on natural light).  I like to think I've got a better balance nowadays, but it can be easy to dive in headfirst and spend a lot of your spare time not just blogging, but networking on social media as well.

Barely used notebooks for blogging ideas will litter your house | For the stationery junkie, writing a blog is a green light to buy All Of The Notebooks.  I've lost track of how many there are lying about....one for YouTube, one (or three or four!) for blogging....and they've all only got the first few pages filled in.  I'm not alone, right?!

Bloggers are the ultimate enablers | Expect to spend a lot of money when you start blogging.  The latest contouring kit, the ultimate nude lipstick (for the hundredth time), foundation to make your skin glow, foundation to make your skin matte...the list of products you'll be convinced you need will get out of control.  And let's not mention the 'behind the scenes' things you start buying just because "it'll look good in blog photos".  Tread with caution and try not to let your spending habits run away with you!
Yes, my friends, you've read that right.  The treasures above are all from Asda.  Seriously stylish and a bargain to boot....it'd be rude not to splurge.
1 // £15
2 // £30
3 // £6
4 // £7
5 // £20
6 // £10
7 // £15
8 // £8
9 // £10
10 // £10
11 // £17
12 // £15
13 // £8
14 // £10

14 Stylish Home Updates From.... Asda?

14.8.15

Yes, my friends, you've read that right.  The treasures above are all from Asda.  Seriously stylish and a bargain to boot....it'd be rude not to splurge.
1 // £15
2 // £30
3 // £6
4 // £7
5 // £20
6 // £10
7 // £15
8 // £8
9 // £10
10 // £10
11 // £17
12 // £15
13 // £8
14 // £10
The Museum of Extraordinary Things // Alice Hoffman
I've started to really enjoy books with a fantasy element to them; this book is a sort of hybrid with elements of Elijah's Mermaid and The Night Circus, so if you enjoyed either of those I'd recommend giving this a read.  The Museum of Extraordinary Things has two protagonists - web-fingered 'living wonder' Coralie alongside photographer running from his past, Eddie - and intertwines both of their stories.  It was written beautifully with wonderful embellishments to help set the scene, although at times this made it feel like a 'big deal' to read and required extra concentration.  It's set in early 1900s New York and features two historic fires within the story; I really enjoy historic fiction and loved the way fantasy was fused with a real place and period of history.  Stylistically, I didn't like the long chapters in this book, nor the fact that half of each chapter was written in italics as a form of flashback, setting the scene with details of each main character's past.  Towards the last third this story really gathered steam and became hard to put down; I found myself disgusted with certain characters, empathetic of others and gripped by the storyline.  A really enjoyable read.
Rating: 4/5

Paris for Two One // JoJo Moyes
This book is part of Galaxy's Quick Reads series and certainly was that.  95 pages of whimsical fun, this was the perfect amount of chick lit for me and worked really well as light relief in between heavier reads.  It's the classic girl-gets-dumped--girl-meets-new-man tale, set against a backdrop of Paris and having just returned from France it felt nostalgic and set the scene well.  If you're not a fan of drawn-out romcoms then perhaps pick this up.  Especially when you consider it only costs £1!
Rating: 3/5


The Versions of Us
I've said it hundreds of times; a book that spans a long time-frame is my ideal.  The Versions of Us is a sliding doors-type affair across the lifetimes of Eva and Jim who meet at uni in the '50s.  It looks at the decisions made and how they affect the rest of Eva and Jim's lives, and ultimately how the fates of two people can be intertwined regardless of their autonomy.  On paper, this sounds like my dream book.  In reality, not so.  It was really hard to read, with each chapter telling a different 'version' which more often than not were nearly impossible to keep up with.  Landmark events (birthdays etc) stay the same in each of the three versions, but I found myself having to do a brief re-cap before each chapter and almost wishing that I'd kept notes to help distinguish between the stories.  It was very well written, with the characters believable and well-rounded.  I just wish perhaps it had been set out differently on paper.
Rating: 3/5

Dead Man Talking // Roddy Doyle
Another of the Quick Reads series, I read this whilst eating breakfast one Sunday.  It was weird.  Not other word for it. Pat meets up with Joe, a friend he fell out with long ago, on the night before Joe's funeral.  What ensues is a claustrophobic, repetitive story with no logic to it.  Even before this event, the plot left a lot of unanswered questions and unexplained detail.  I could picture this book translating well into a film, but it did nothing for me.
Rating: 1/5

read // 9

12.8.15

The Museum of Extraordinary Things // Alice Hoffman
I've started to really enjoy books with a fantasy element to them; this book is a sort of hybrid with elements of Elijah's Mermaid and The Night Circus, so if you enjoyed either of those I'd recommend giving this a read.  The Museum of Extraordinary Things has two protagonists - web-fingered 'living wonder' Coralie alongside photographer running from his past, Eddie - and intertwines both of their stories.  It was written beautifully with wonderful embellishments to help set the scene, although at times this made it feel like a 'big deal' to read and required extra concentration.  It's set in early 1900s New York and features two historic fires within the story; I really enjoy historic fiction and loved the way fantasy was fused with a real place and period of history.  Stylistically, I didn't like the long chapters in this book, nor the fact that half of each chapter was written in italics as a form of flashback, setting the scene with details of each main character's past.  Towards the last third this story really gathered steam and became hard to put down; I found myself disgusted with certain characters, empathetic of others and gripped by the storyline.  A really enjoyable read.
Rating: 4/5

Paris for Two One // JoJo Moyes
This book is part of Galaxy's Quick Reads series and certainly was that.  95 pages of whimsical fun, this was the perfect amount of chick lit for me and worked really well as light relief in between heavier reads.  It's the classic girl-gets-dumped--girl-meets-new-man tale, set against a backdrop of Paris and having just returned from France it felt nostalgic and set the scene well.  If you're not a fan of drawn-out romcoms then perhaps pick this up.  Especially when you consider it only costs £1!
Rating: 3/5


The Versions of Us
I've said it hundreds of times; a book that spans a long time-frame is my ideal.  The Versions of Us is a sliding doors-type affair across the lifetimes of Eva and Jim who meet at uni in the '50s.  It looks at the decisions made and how they affect the rest of Eva and Jim's lives, and ultimately how the fates of two people can be intertwined regardless of their autonomy.  On paper, this sounds like my dream book.  In reality, not so.  It was really hard to read, with each chapter telling a different 'version' which more often than not were nearly impossible to keep up with.  Landmark events (birthdays etc) stay the same in each of the three versions, but I found myself having to do a brief re-cap before each chapter and almost wishing that I'd kept notes to help distinguish between the stories.  It was very well written, with the characters believable and well-rounded.  I just wish perhaps it had been set out differently on paper.
Rating: 3/5

Dead Man Talking // Roddy Doyle
Another of the Quick Reads series, I read this whilst eating breakfast one Sunday.  It was weird.  Not other word for it. Pat meets up with Joe, a friend he fell out with long ago, on the night before Joe's funeral.  What ensues is a claustrophobic, repetitive story with no logic to it.  Even before this event, the plot left a lot of unanswered questions and unexplained detail.  I could picture this book translating well into a film, but it did nothing for me.
Rating: 1/5
Despite going to uni there and shopping fairly regularly in Guildford, the castle is a place I've never been to.  To be honest, I didn't even know Guildford had a castle until recently!

Armed with a friend who had never visited Guildford before, we made it our mission to visit the castle.  With Guildford being the setting where Lewis Carroll wrote Through The Looking Glass, I was aware that there are two statues commemorating this claim to fame and I was keen to find one.  This slightly creepy sculpture of Alice climbing through the looking glass sits in the grounds facing the castle, and despite looking slightly like the girl from The Ring was actually a really peaceful setting with beautiful views.

Our discovery of the castle and its grounds acts as proof of one of the many reasons I love Guildford....it's a colourful haven literally backing on to the bustling town.  It manages to stay peaceful yet vibrant, and you'd never know that the main street sits just alongside.  And Alice in Wonderland aside, I'm a bit of a history buff and loved walking between the cobbled stone architecture.

I'm glad to have ticked this off my bucket list, and will be hunting down the second Alice statue next time I visit!

Places: Guildford Castle

7.8.15

Despite going to uni there and shopping fairly regularly in Guildford, the castle is a place I've never been to.  To be honest, I didn't even know Guildford had a castle until recently!

Armed with a friend who had never visited Guildford before, we made it our mission to visit the castle.  With Guildford being the setting where Lewis Carroll wrote Through The Looking Glass, I was aware that there are two statues commemorating this claim to fame and I was keen to find one.  This slightly creepy sculpture of Alice climbing through the looking glass sits in the grounds facing the castle, and despite looking slightly like the girl from The Ring was actually a really peaceful setting with beautiful views.

Our discovery of the castle and its grounds acts as proof of one of the many reasons I love Guildford....it's a colourful haven literally backing on to the bustling town.  It manages to stay peaceful yet vibrant, and you'd never know that the main street sits just alongside.  And Alice in Wonderland aside, I'm a bit of a history buff and loved walking between the cobbled stone architecture.

I'm glad to have ticked this off my bucket list, and will be hunting down the second Alice statue next time I visit!
I call this an 'August' to do list, although in reality I'm off work for the summer so this short list actually covers the first few days into September as well.  It's a mixture of things that are already booked into my diary and things I'd like to do!

An evening out in Richmond with my two besties.
A day trip to Brighton.
Keep up with healthy eating and exercise.
Take my camera out and about with me.
Visit Avebury.
A day trip to Bath.
Go on a staycation to Dorset.
Read at least a book per week.
Take a trip to the Natural History Museum.

Do you have any summer plans?


August 'To Do' List

5.8.15

I call this an 'August' to do list, although in reality I'm off work for the summer so this short list actually covers the first few days into September as well.  It's a mixture of things that are already booked into my diary and things I'd like to do!

An evening out in Richmond with my two besties.
A day trip to Brighton.
Keep up with healthy eating and exercise.
Take my camera out and about with me.
Visit Avebury.
A day trip to Bath.
Go on a staycation to Dorset.
Read at least a book per week.
Take a trip to the Natural History Museum.

Do you have any summer plans?


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