Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Instamonth #August2016

August has been a weird month for me. I'm currently looking for a job but there's only so much I can do. I don't want to apply to too many, and then have no idea about any of the companies if they call me, that wouldn't look good to potential employers. If you have any tips on finding a job as a recent graduate let me know in the comments (pls pretty pls).

When not looking for a job I've been enjoying walks through the countryside I live in and reading lots of books! I read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and loved it. I don't get why people are hating so much? It's not descriptive because it's a script of a play! Totally different style to the original books. Although I'm not OK with how Hermione was portrayed, and there was a lack of any developed female characters, to be honest... OK so maybe it wasn't that great, but for hardcore fans, it's something extra to keep us going until the Fantastic Beasts film comes out in November.

I took part in the August Break Instagram challenge this month, run by Susannah Conway and actually loved it! I rarely take part in such challenges but I liked the prompts as soon as I saw them, although I did miss some days and am becoming more and more lax as we near the end of August... still, I posted nearly every day in August so high-five to me! If you wanna see more of the photos I took head over to my Instagram and check out Susannah's while you're there too!

green walks | read | tea for two outside our lodge for the weekend
the start of my uni scrapbook | bee friend | cute stickers
lunch date at Wagas | tan selfie | exploring
I posted so many photos this month and wanted to share some of the food I made as well. I've been planning on doing one of those 'What I Ate Today' type posts but I can't eat photogenic food all day, or ever apparently. I made my fave vegan pancakes way back at the start of August and nearly died from pancake overdose. I'm serious. They were well worth it! I often have creamy veg and tofu stir fry, and veggie curries are another regular fave.

I hope you enjoyed the long bank holiday weekend! I spent it in a lodge in the New Forest with my fam and boyfriend, keep your eyes peeled for a post soon. Let us know what you got up to this weekend in the comments!

20 comments :

  1. I've really enjoyed your August Break photos (I am proper nosy though!)
    And interesting to hear your thoughts on The Cursed Child, I bought it for my step daughter for her holiday and she loved it! She's brought it home for me to have a go at so I'll let you know how I get on.

    We had a week off before the bank holiday and spent most of it on the beach, yay for that!
    M x

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  2. Good luck with finding job! I am sure you will find something suitable for yourself! Best Wishes, Iga x http://www.igaberry.com

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  3. Can't go wrong with pancakes, we eat pancakes all the time when we're feeling lazy. We just stand at the oven and eat one at a time whilst chatting haha. It's good quality time to spend together.

    I need to take more photos for a What I Ate Today post... I have number two coming up next week haha!

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  4. Hope you'll stop on by http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/08/purple-passion.html and link up!

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  5. Aw thank you :D I only found it this year! I'm sorry you had a crap August :( I hope September brings better things for you. I'm here if you need an ear, I really mean that. Lots of love and hugs xoxo

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  6. Thank you! I am seriously nosy too :P lifestyle instas are my fave! I thought of doing a review but I just think everyone should read it for themselves, it's quite short and quick to read. Deffo let me know, I'd love to know what you think!

    That sounds so lovely! I loved your beach photos ;) I so miss living walking distance from the sea, maybe one day I will again! xo

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  7. Thank you so much :) I hope I will! Staying proactive and positive about it! xo

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  8. I rarely make them 'cos I hate clearing up after haha :P and after eating so many in one go I had to leave off them for a while...

    I love your what I ate posts! Can't wait for the next one! Maybe I'll just add it into my instamonth posts from now on, I love sharing it, but I rarely take good enough photos.

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  9. Unicorn stickers! Too cute :-)

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  10. I have basically spent all of August looking for jobs too! Xx
    http://louiselovesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I feel you on the job front Amber - all I can say is, keep going and try not to give up hope! I've had a good couple of months of rejection but I've now got an interview coming up in a fortnight, so don't lose hope! Love the shot of the bee there on the flowers, so cute! I'd love a foodie post as well, those dishes look yummy. - Tasha

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  12. I think the biggest piece advice I'd give when it comes to job hunting as a graduate is to tailor your CV to each position you apply for! It's time consuming but worth it! Also keep up to date with what's happening in your industry and try to relate you experience to it in your application/interview!! All the best <3

    SinĂ©ad ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

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  13. Hehe thank you, I love them! <3

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  14. It's sooooo fun right?! ;)

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  15. I didn't realise you were job hunting too! Good luck girl! I had my first interview yesterday which I was two minutes late to 'cos their offices moved and no one told me! No signs anywhere or anything! My other bit of feedback was to maybe take out the nose ring.... :/ lol.

    I'd love to post about food but I take such awful food photos usually, or I eat it before I take any photos ooops... xo

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  16. Thanks girl! I'm applying to all science related jobs at the moment, luckily I had a recruiter help me perfect my CV so I've had employers say its really good! So far I've only had one rejection and that was for being overqualified ffs! They wanted someone straight out of school so they can pay less lolzzz...

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  17. ughh that's so cheeky of them :| but good news for you, I'm sure it won't be long before the perfect position comes your way<3

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  18. Yes, my contract ended at the end of July so I'm back on it, but I've got 3 interviews coming up this month. I had a good few weeks of rejection letters but then all of these have come along at once, which has made me feel a bit more positive! Thank you - same for you too, I hope you hear back soon about the position you just went for. Ah, I hate it when workplaces get funny about things like tattoos and piercings - it doesn't mean you're not perfect for the job though! Don't lose hope :)

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  19. No advice about jobs as a recent graduate, but I always used to keep a notebook with me that had key points jotted down about each company. So it was always on hand, you know? I love living in the countryside, too. We live in Suffolk and a rural village and it's just divine!

    Tamsin xx | ecofluffymama.com

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  20. Yes! I have a lil notebook like that and bring it to interviews! :) thanks lovely! Aw I've never been to Suffolk, I bet its so peaceful! xo

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