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I've decided to spend a segment of my free afternoon writing again. Yesterday I had such a productive day but still found myself spiraling down into despair when I ran out of things to do. I scrolled through the internet and waited for Tom to return from work. I'm lucky enough to be with someone who tries so hard to make me feel better when I'm down. A bike ride to the bay surrounded by the setting sun made me feel much better. (Obviously) Sometimes I feel like the only thing that will make me feel better is being outside, yet I become convinced that I don't want to go outside or make up excuses. What's that about?! Doesn't it feel sometimes like there's two parts of your mind? The part that's you and knows exactly what's best for you and is positive and logical, and then the other part that makes you overthink, be irrational and is generally negative. I need to learn how to block this negative part of my mind out. I hate it! It's not me at all and I find when the negativity takes over I don't even understand how I am feeling the way I do. I guess its a working process, as is everything.

Anyways onto the post about the film I thought I had lost. Turns out it was in my travelling bag all along, which is bizarre considering I turned the bag inside out. The pictures are from Porto, Aveiro and Nazare. I was surprised that I hadn't taken more photos after Nazare, but looking back I think my camera battery was flat so I held back taking pictures until I realised it still had a little bit of battery left.

Enjoy the pictures!
This is kind of it for pictures for a while.. I have a Summer instagram post to do when I can be bothered to do it. I have a work party this Sunday which I want to try take pictures of - we're going bowling and I keep picturing all the cool shots I could get, but I could just be exaggerating in my mind the amount of fun it'll be and whether I'll actually want to take any pictures when it gets to Sunday.

Louise
x

Portugal

Film: Portugal 2018

I've decided to spend a segment of my free afternoon writing again. Yesterday I had such a productive day but still found myself spiraling down into despair when I ran out of things to do. I scrolled through the internet and waited for Tom to return from work. I'm lucky enough to be with someone who tries so hard to make me feel better when I'm down. A bike ride to the bay surrounded by the setting sun made me feel much better. (Obviously) Sometimes I feel like the only thing that will make me feel better is being outside, yet I become convinced that I don't want to go outside or make up excuses. What's that about?! Doesn't it feel sometimes like there's two parts of your mind? The part that's you and knows exactly what's best for you and is positive and logical, and then the other part that makes you overthink, be irrational and is generally negative. I need to learn how to block this negative part of my mind out. I hate it! It's not me at all and I find when the negativity takes over I don't even understand how I am feeling the way I do. I guess its a working process, as is everything.

Anyways onto the post about the film I thought I had lost. Turns out it was in my travelling bag all along, which is bizarre considering I turned the bag inside out. The pictures are from Porto, Aveiro and Nazare. I was surprised that I hadn't taken more photos after Nazare, but looking back I think my camera battery was flat so I held back taking pictures until I realised it still had a little bit of battery left.

Enjoy the pictures!
This is kind of it for pictures for a while.. I have a Summer instagram post to do when I can be bothered to do it. I have a work party this Sunday which I want to try take pictures of - we're going bowling and I keep picturing all the cool shots I could get, but I could just be exaggerating in my mind the amount of fun it'll be and whether I'll actually want to take any pictures when it gets to Sunday.

Louise
x

Mildly disappointed at the amount of kale I have left to eat for lunch today - as it is the only thing left in my fridge to be eaten... It's a good thing I love kale.

I'm deciding to do this post today before my Portugal post just to make things slightly confusing. Today has been my try and catch up on everything day, so far so good. The apartment is about as spotless as I can be bothered to get it. Only thing left on my list is to wait for a parcel to arrive (a new storage thing for the bathroom), build it and then re-organise my bathroom. Life has never been so exciting.

I guess I've accepted that my two months of Summer freedom is officially over. I am way too eager to be starting Uni in less than two weeks now, but am kind of feeling like I didn't use this Summer to all its potential. I haven't completed a single book, ok I am like 10 pages away from finishing one but it was only 180 pages long.. But I really wanted and should of been reading more. I don't know whats happened! I feel so demotivated to find myself a good book and sit down and enjoy it. I think it's because I haven't had a lot of free money to spend on books I haven't bothered looking. I also get so fussy with books and their writing styles, I feel like I get put off easily. Now I'll be beginning studying and everything I read will be for my courses. - Which I can't wait tbh because it'll be so interesting. 

Never mind.. I guess I shouldn't get so distracted and talk some more about my recent trip and show you some lovely(ish) photos.

Dimensions is one of my favourite festivals we've been to. Its located in Croatia just west of Pula. We went before back in 2015 (post here) and it was always a festival we wanted to revisit. So when I got an email saying I could have £50 festival tickets as I had been before - I couldn't say no!
You do however have to add on everything else - flights and transfers to the festival, camping or accommodation and then there's the opening concert Wednesday night (which is always amazing) followed by boat parties throughout the week. Saying that you can still do the festival cheaply, you just have to look at the options available and pick and choose what extra parties you want to go to (if any!)
I think the best thing for me is the fact that it is a holiday as well. You can travel out of the festival and explore the surrounding areas - the city Pula is about a 15 minute taxi/bus away. The festival is located right on the beach so mornings right through to the evening consists of  sun bathing and swimming, with music playing from midday and delicious food and drink all very close.
The festival stages open from 9pm until 6am and they're all located within an abandoned fort meaning the sound for each stage is top quality as the music is contained within the fort walls. There's always room to dance which I love as I'm not one for overcrowding = no room to dance.
This year there were quite a few electrical storms throughout the night. It affected the music maybe twice for no longer than half an hour each time and on the last night we got the most amazing display of lightning throughout the whole sky as we danced away.
I really think it's a festival I'll go to again next year as it is such a nice way to end the Summer and Croatia is such a beautiful place to be.

Enjoy the pics!
Louise
x

Fažana, Croatia

Film: Dimensions 2018

Mildly disappointed at the amount of kale I have left to eat for lunch today - as it is the only thing left in my fridge to be eaten... It's a good thing I love kale.

I'm deciding to do this post today before my Portugal post just to make things slightly confusing. Today has been my try and catch up on everything day, so far so good. The apartment is about as spotless as I can be bothered to get it. Only thing left on my list is to wait for a parcel to arrive (a new storage thing for the bathroom), build it and then re-organise my bathroom. Life has never been so exciting.

I guess I've accepted that my two months of Summer freedom is officially over. I am way too eager to be starting Uni in less than two weeks now, but am kind of feeling like I didn't use this Summer to all its potential. I haven't completed a single book, ok I am like 10 pages away from finishing one but it was only 180 pages long.. But I really wanted and should of been reading more. I don't know whats happened! I feel so demotivated to find myself a good book and sit down and enjoy it. I think it's because I haven't had a lot of free money to spend on books I haven't bothered looking. I also get so fussy with books and their writing styles, I feel like I get put off easily. Now I'll be beginning studying and everything I read will be for my courses. - Which I can't wait tbh because it'll be so interesting. 

Never mind.. I guess I shouldn't get so distracted and talk some more about my recent trip and show you some lovely(ish) photos.

Dimensions is one of my favourite festivals we've been to. Its located in Croatia just west of Pula. We went before back in 2015 (post here) and it was always a festival we wanted to revisit. So when I got an email saying I could have £50 festival tickets as I had been before - I couldn't say no!
You do however have to add on everything else - flights and transfers to the festival, camping or accommodation and then there's the opening concert Wednesday night (which is always amazing) followed by boat parties throughout the week. Saying that you can still do the festival cheaply, you just have to look at the options available and pick and choose what extra parties you want to go to (if any!)
I think the best thing for me is the fact that it is a holiday as well. You can travel out of the festival and explore the surrounding areas - the city Pula is about a 15 minute taxi/bus away. The festival is located right on the beach so mornings right through to the evening consists of  sun bathing and swimming, with music playing from midday and delicious food and drink all very close.
The festival stages open from 9pm until 6am and they're all located within an abandoned fort meaning the sound for each stage is top quality as the music is contained within the fort walls. There's always room to dance which I love as I'm not one for overcrowding = no room to dance.
This year there were quite a few electrical storms throughout the night. It affected the music maybe twice for no longer than half an hour each time and on the last night we got the most amazing display of lightning throughout the whole sky as we danced away.
I really think it's a festival I'll go to again next year as it is such a nice way to end the Summer and Croatia is such a beautiful place to be.

Enjoy the pics!
Louise
x


I'm calling this a taster of our holiday
Captured briefly via smart phone
I always wonder why I didn't take better quality pictures of music stages, sunsets etc
Then I remember its because I was living in the moment
Appreciating the beauty of my surroundings as it was witnessed

Saying that I am looking forward to developing one roll from this trip tomorrow 
I'll hopefully share the pictures with you later this week

I am also so happy to share that I found the lost Portugal roll!
Which means more holiday pics to share and more opportunities to keep my Summer happiness alive

2 weeks until I begin University
I am literally counting down the days...

Louise
x
Fažana, Croatia

Dimensions Festival 2018


I'm calling this a taster of our holiday
Captured briefly via smart phone
I always wonder why I didn't take better quality pictures of music stages, sunsets etc
Then I remember its because I was living in the moment
Appreciating the beauty of my surroundings as it was witnessed

Saying that I am looking forward to developing one roll from this trip tomorrow 
I'll hopefully share the pictures with you later this week

I am also so happy to share that I found the lost Portugal roll!
Which means more holiday pics to share and more opportunities to keep my Summer happiness alive

2 weeks until I begin University
I am literally counting down the days...

Louise
x
Ok I'm doing this. I am actually sitting down to write at my desk, not slouched over the sofa. Although I am munching popcorn which is super distracting cos all I want to do is eat the popcorn *resist*...

So I am back from Croatia! What I would do to be back there! Our time away was literally beyond perfect. I haven't had such a relaxing holiday in a long time and the fact it was a holiday combined with us being at a festival made it literally the best. Our days consisted of mostly lounging on the beach, swimming and drinking smoothies; while our nights were spent dancing away to some of our favourite DJ's. 

Anyways I want to leave the holiday talk for the holiday post (coming soooon). For today here's a bunch of pictures from the month of August. It was a pretty busy month as we spent our time trying to make the most of the last few weeks of real warmth and sunshine. Bike rides and trips to Bristol for music n birthdays dominated the month and on the side I was ill and looked after kittens. (Not a bad way to spend a sick week). Last few pics are from the day we got in Venice before travelling on to Croatia. I was so happy to spend a few hours there again as we both absolutely loved Venice. It's just such a beautiful place and it's so easy to escape the crowds and find a little Italian restaurant by a canal to order some pizza and coffee (which is exactly what we did).  

Enjoy the cuteness overload and I'll be writing another post + developing holiday pics later this week!
Louise
x
 Bike rides up the River Taff
 In Bristol, Rose's foster kitten
 Bristol kitten snuggles
 Welcome cuties
 Halloumi and sweet chilli pitta
 My poor butchered airplant
 Work summer party:
 Uni prep (eeek):
 Bristol:
 Venice:
United Kingdom

What I Did In August

Ok I'm doing this. I am actually sitting down to write at my desk, not slouched over the sofa. Although I am munching popcorn which is super distracting cos all I want to do is eat the popcorn *resist*...

So I am back from Croatia! What I would do to be back there! Our time away was literally beyond perfect. I haven't had such a relaxing holiday in a long time and the fact it was a holiday combined with us being at a festival made it literally the best. Our days consisted of mostly lounging on the beach, swimming and drinking smoothies; while our nights were spent dancing away to some of our favourite DJ's. 

Anyways I want to leave the holiday talk for the holiday post (coming soooon). For today here's a bunch of pictures from the month of August. It was a pretty busy month as we spent our time trying to make the most of the last few weeks of real warmth and sunshine. Bike rides and trips to Bristol for music n birthdays dominated the month and on the side I was ill and looked after kittens. (Not a bad way to spend a sick week). Last few pics are from the day we got in Venice before travelling on to Croatia. I was so happy to spend a few hours there again as we both absolutely loved Venice. It's just such a beautiful place and it's so easy to escape the crowds and find a little Italian restaurant by a canal to order some pizza and coffee (which is exactly what we did).  

Enjoy the cuteness overload and I'll be writing another post + developing holiday pics later this week!
Louise
x
 Bike rides up the River Taff
 In Bristol, Rose's foster kitten
 Bristol kitten snuggles
 Welcome cuties
 Halloumi and sweet chilli pitta
 My poor butchered airplant
 Work summer party:
 Uni prep (eeek):
 Bristol:
 Venice:

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