Summer. Finally. I swear the whole year is a countdown to that euphoria when school ends, particularly for me as my birthday is around this time too 🙂 To celebrate the late nights, BBQ season and vivid colours , I decided to put together a virtual scrapbook with a few photos from my holidays so far.
The drink pictured was insanely refreshing and incorporated my favourite fruit – raspberries 😀 I don’t really know how I ended up getting this apple and raspberry blend as I don’t think it was on the menu, however if you head over to the Beacon (http://www.the-beacon.co.uk/) and ask you definitely won’t be disappointed.
Meanwhile in the background is “I’ll Give You The Sun” by Jandy Nelson. I walked into my local Waterstone’s not too long ago and came across the dilemma that is the “Buy One Get One Half Price” deal that throws me every time, since I can never find two books in the deal. Eventually I gave up (my friends were getting slightly irritated at my ‘oohing” and aahing’) and just heaved two books up to the till, only one in the bargain. Although the lady at the counter reminded me about the opportunity I was sorely missing out on and so I asked if she could recommend me another book:
Lady: So what type of books do you like then?
Me: Umm.. Depressing ones?
Lady: *cackles for about two minutes and then returns with “I’ll Give You The Sun” *
The other two books I got were “I Am The Messenger” by Markus Zusak and “All The Bright Places” by Jennifer Niven. I will let you know how they turn out and I will probably review on of them in the future (comment below and let me know which one you would prefer me to talk about x)
Above are my rainbow hair chalks, a childhood wish that has been fulfilled. Now, whenever a friend comes over, we mess around with these for a considerable amount of time and look utterly ridiculous by the end of it. They do get reasonably good results (if used properly) but leave your hair very dry and corse so I usually keep it in for a day and then wash out with a moisturising shampoo/conditioner.
One of my first Summer activities – fruit picking 🙂 What better to pick then my favourite fruit too?!
A simple Diet Coke with lemons in a Mason Jar. At the moment it’s my go-to-drink and more than anything, it looks brilliant and really arty too. Great Instagram spam!
These headphones were a birthday present and are really helping me get into the mood with all my Summer anthems. A few of my favourites at the moment are ‘Shut Up and Dance With Me’ (Walk the Moon), Want To Want Me (Jason Derulo) and I’m Good (The Mowgli’s).
One of my stand-out favourites though is probably ‘Where Is My Mind?’ (Pixies).
Let me know your thoughts and have a brilliant Summer x