• Blogging,  Lifestyle,  Travel

    All about #BlogConLDN

    Yeah, you’ve probably already guessed it. Here is my #BlogConLDN post! As explained in my YouTube video (yes, I’ve done a video), this blog post is about the event itself, and you can see my haul of all the goodies I managed to collect on my video which I will post. I cannot even remember how I came across #BlogConLDN, but I booked my ticket in October. I was pretty keen! I knew I wanted to go to a blogger event, but a lot of them are in London, which is hard for me to get to, and if I was going to go to one, it needed to be…

  • Travel

    Visiting the Cotswolds

    As you may have seen from my Twitter or Instagram, yesterday we went to the Cotswolds, so here is my post as promised. Whilst the weather was not at its best, cloudy with some rain, probably left over from Storm Doris, making photography go completely out the window, it was still a really nice trip and definitely something worth blogging about. First of all, we stopped to check out Moreton-in-Marsh. This was mainly due to the fact that a cup of tea was much needed, but the town is very picturesque and was a great place to stretch our legs for a bit. Visiting these Cotswolds towns and villages always…

  • Travel

    Visiting York

    Yesterday, I decided to take a trip to York to do something different and refreshing after a heavy week of university work. The last time I visited the city was a good 8 years ago (how long??) on a trip with my primary school, so it was lovely to go back and really appreciate all the wonderful things that the city has to offer. Plus, with a railcard return price of £8 and a short 20 minute train journey, it is the perfect day out for a student. Whilst I love Leeds and think it is a fantastic place to be a student in, York holds a certain old charm…

  • Lifestyle,  Travel

    A Day in London

    Hey everyone! Pleased to say I can now write this post after finishing two assignments. On Saturday, I went to London to see Les Miserables!! After watching the film, I had been desperate to see it on stage, so for my 18th birthday, my parents got me tickets. My family were quite late in discovering the Les Mis phenomenon. We only decided to watch the film because we had heard all the hype, so thought we better check it out. Little did we know that 3 hours later, we would emerge not only crying but true Les Miserables converts. I thought after that experience, the film could not be topped.…

  • Travel

    Visiting The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

    Ever since I have been ‘Up North’, I had been really intrigued to visit the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield. I had heard so many positive things about it, therefore I was really pleased when I had the chance to visit on my day off this week. If you are a fan of modern buildings, then you will love the Hepworth. It is in the Wakefield Waterfront area and surrounded by old industrial buildings and canal boats which really help to make a feature out of the building. I love how it looks like it is floating on water! Inside the gallery is just as impressive. You walk into a welcome…

  • Travel

    Visiting Saltaire

    My lovely parents came and visited me this weekend, and on Sunday, we decided to explore Saltaire, a UNESCO World Heritage Site near Leeds. Saltaire is a model Victorian village, with the main focus being the Salt Mill, but the wonderful setting next to the river with the moors in the background is definitely worth coming for. It took us about half an hour to drive there, although as Saltaire has its own station, the train from Leeds only takes about 15 minutes. I always find places like this surreal. It’s like you’re walking onto a film set, especially with Saltaire’s cobbled paths and tall buildings. I feel as if…

  • Travel

    Exploring Leeds

    Believe it or not, but today was the first proper chance I have had to explore Leeds. The city centre is quite close to my halls, so I can walk into town quite easily. The first place of intrigue I came to was Park Square, a lovely little spot set just off the main roads, surrounded by exquisite old buildings. Another very impressive sight in Leeds is the town hall and art gallery. Sadly, there is a lot of work going into these places, but hopefully once everything is finished I will be able to get a better shot. I would also recommend at this point having a nose into…

  • Travel

    A Day in Oxford

    Okay! Last birthday related post I promise, but I had to write about my visit to Oxford last Friday. Plus, it would not have arrived so late if the Wifi in our house had been working! First of all, definitely get public transport into Oxford. There are plenty of Park & Rides, and not a great selection of inner city parking! When we arrived we decided to head to the Ashmolean Museum for about an hour, before lunch at Jamie’s Italian. The Ashmolean could be a slightly smaller version of the British Museum, covering most periods of history and having different staircases, which meant that we got lost on a…

  • Breton Towns
    Travel

    Visit: Breton Towns

    I have been saving some post ideas recently, especially the remaining ones about France, but I thought I would write the last one, covering the towns in Brittany that we visited over the course of the second week. Brittany is full of delightful, quaint towns that can fill a whole day just wandering around all the interesting passageways and streets. Having already mentioned Locronan and Morgat, my other visits included Quimper and Douarnenez. Quimper is a small city in its own right, with an airport and train station. However, the city is far from a modern metropolitan area. A catherdral, museums and timber framed houses line the lanes of Quimper,…