Two Weeks in Scotland

At the beginning of July, Joe and I set out on our first proper holiday in almost two years: a two week road trip around bonny Scotland! Although we were fully prepared for it to be raining and cold, it actually turned out to be the most beautiful sunny summer holiday as we were thereContinue reading “Two Weeks in Scotland”

Yorkshire 3 Peaks

A couple of weeks ago I completed the Three Yorkshire Peaks challenge! After a long weekend in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales last summer, my boyfriend, his mum and I all decided that we would take on the challenge together. The challenge is to complete the 24 mile circular route within 12 hours. Well, we managedContinue reading “Yorkshire 3 Peaks”

30 before 30

I’ve heard of this concept for years and never really gave it any thought. I have a bucket list with many many (probably unrealistic) things I want to achieve throughout my life scrawled in various journals (I’ve linked my favourite one here) and ingrained in my mind. But this week I was just scrolling onContinue reading “30 before 30”

How to set Realistic Goals for the New Year

Hey 2021! ***Disclaimer: This post is a little late, as I wasn’t sure that putting pressure on people to set goals for 2021 would be insensitive – after all, many of us have had few successes in 2020 and feel a little sad and anxious about setting ourselves up for more disappointment. However, I personallyContinue reading “How to set Realistic Goals for the New Year”

Reflecting on 2020

Did I really live in China? Like, did that actually happen or did I dream it all up? I think about this on a regular basis, more so the past few days as I realised it has now been 11 months since I first arrived in Guangzhou to start my teacher training. To kickstart aContinue reading “Reflecting on 2020”

7 Places To Visit For a Winter Getaway

Usually around this time of year I’ve just been (or I’m looking to go) on a cheeky winter getaway. A long weekend somewhere in Europe, to stroll around beautiful cobbled streets, sip hot chocolates and mulled wine, browse the Christmas markets, and enjoy seeing a city from a totally different perspective. Although this year I’veContinue reading “7 Places To Visit For a Winter Getaway”

WHAT TO DO FOR 3 DAYS IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES

A couple of weeks ago I went camping for a long weekend in the Yorkshire Dales for the first time and it was absolutely wonderful!! I honestly can’t believe it’s taken me so long to get there (especially as for the past 6 months I have been living less than an hour away) but nowContinue reading “WHAT TO DO FOR 3 DAYS IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES”

24 REASONS TO TAKE A GAP YEAR

August has been a bit of a turbulent month for many people. Covid continues to be a threat to everyday life, jobs are uncertain, and young people are now facing the long-term effects of the poor management of the A-level results system. A* grade students were knocked down to D grades. Thousands didn’t get intoContinue reading “24 REASONS TO TAKE A GAP YEAR”

WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A STAYCATION THIS YEAR

Is it safe to travel during the current pandemic? A question a lot of us have been asking ourselves recently. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be a straightforward answer, and to be fair there’s no right or wrong answer either. The only problem I have with this topic is that many people are calling itContinue reading “WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A STAYCATION THIS YEAR”

72 HOURS IN… BUDAPEST

For my 50th blog post (!!) I thought I would finally get around to writing about my first ever independent city break, Budapest! During my gap year, I was working and saving up for my big 3 month adventure around Southeast Asia. About halfway through my 7 months of working at a camping store, IContinue reading “72 HOURS IN… BUDAPEST”