Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

autumn walk

the yearly autumn stress had begun; what if i miss the period of autumn leaves before i've had a chance to photograph them?! fortunately a day off with only limited rain meant that i could beat this fear, and i'm p happy with the results

'look like you're having fun'
'i feel like i'm in a next advert'
'trees do that *sticks arms out* thing all the time'

'look happy'

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

the search for a new profile picture




(none were successful fyi)

laura x

day to day life

generally life isn't going that brilliantly. i am not one to be very open about my own problems, excluding a desperate whiney tumblr post which i'll delete 10 minutes later. this is somewhat ironic as i want to be a clinical psychologist but hey ho. i always get sad this time of year, perhaps a bit of SAD (google it). who knows. however, i have no reason to. everything is okay, really.

I paid for my flights in full last week! It was an exciting day, and a bit scary to spend £1584.35 over the phone. but it's done! i have paid for my flights and an island hopper tour and i cannot wait :----)
I also got the first of my vaccinations- hepatitis b, and got advice on the others i will need. suddenly feeling very real and soon!!!!

One of my best friends beth moved home. she left at the end of primary school and while we've stayed very much in touch throughout primary school and sixth form it is sooo fab to have her home!!!! i am so excited to have her within walking distance ahhhh
a year 8 selfie, jesus christ
post year 12 looking a bit better (plus alex!)
Beth now lives super close to my work which is gonna be amazing for when i have split shifts yay!!!

One of my oldest and best friends mollie is also in the process of being discharged from hospital which is the best news :))))) the last 2 years have been tough and i'm just so so so glad things are looking up for her. We had our first sleepover in over 2 years last night and it was the best
us looking absolutely gorgeous in year 9 x

so yeah!! life is actually good but i'm just p sad??? who knows, i'm sure this will pass soon

Laura x

Thursday, 22 October 2015

maga

I didn't go on holiday this summer (unless you count drinking until I passed out every day at Reading festival), but in September me and my gap year buds were passing a travel agent and saw a sign for a week's all inclusive holiday in ibiza in October for £369. We joked about going but after discussing it decided it was actually feasible. Me and lauren went to the travel agent and discussed it, looked at some hotels and went back again to book it. Molly couldn't come bc of money which was sad but better to prioritise our actual travelling,espesh as we need to pay for our flights in full soon. Anyway, me and lauren went for a chat with the sweetest travel agent who described the holiday as a 'billy bargain' and showed us loads of hotels. He found some in mallorca and let us make our choice with a cup of tea (he was the best). We settled on some apartments in magaluf, as although I'm not a massively party person I do like going out and given it was the end of the season it wouldn't be too mental. We ended up paying £345 for flights from our town, transfer to and from the hotel, a room in a 4* hotel and all inclusive food and drinks for a week. 

It went really quickly in the build up to it bc of working full time, and I ended up packing the night before we left after a shift. Lauren stayed over and my dad took us to the airport for 7am where we had breakfast before flying over to mallorca. After the coach transfer dropped us off in the rain at a hotel which was closed I started to think we'd made a massive mistake coming to mallorca. But we walked to one round the corner and discovered we'd had some kind of upgrade, ironically to a hotel we'd only decided against because it was an extra £150 each. Our apartment was modern and massive with a flat screen TV. 


We went out the first night on a horrific bar crawl we were stupid enough to agree to after being pressured by some promoters. We met 2 fairly normal guys and the rest of the people were sooooo weird- in particular a group of overweight women in their 50s rocking some 'made in Scotland, destroyed in magaluf' neon t shirts; stunning. 

We spent the days lounging by the pool, reading, eating, and wandering round the town. We went to the beach most days where I swam in the sea as it was so much warmer than the pool. One night we went out for tapas at a little Spanish restaurant and cocktails at the beach which was fun. Our hotel also had a gym which we went to for half an hour or so most days and its own waterpark. It would have been more fun in summer as the water p much blinded you as you went down the slides but it was still cool.








We also went for a few wanders around the local towns, once in search for a crepe during which we were offered sex by a guy who was drunk at about 3pm (no judging here) and also just around a rural area where we found 2 cats and their litter of 8 kittens omg!!




On the second to last night we had a really good night out at an actually lively club. We met a lot of weird people, including a man of at least 70 who touched us both and some guys definitely on drugs who bought us shots who then stared at us throughout breakfast the next day. But we also met a really sweet guy who helped fend of the 70 year old and danced with us. At around 4am when there weren't many people left a guy asked me to dance, but properly dance, like spinning me round and stuff. It was very cute, and it turned out to be a nice group of guys in their 30s who were not creepy which was a very pleasant surprise. We talked and it turned out he'd travelled a lot, and he gave us a lot of advice on where to go on our gap year travels. It was very sweet.



It was such a fun week and a nice and well needed break from full time work which I am dreading returning to tomorrow, however it has made me even more excited to go travelling ahhh :))) 

Laura x