Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Instamonth #July2016

Scrolling through everyone else's instas is making me well jeal. Everyone seems to be either on holiday somewhere scorching, or working on some awesome project! I'm pretty in awe of what ya'll can do, but also feeling slightly inadequate. But hey, maybe that's just 'cos my insta game isn't quite as good as others. I don't always know what to post. I still shun the idea of a theme and find insta feeds with similar photos kinda boring... #sorrynotsorry. I prefer colourful feeds, full of life! Which I guess is what I'm trying to do with mine. Embrace the vague lifestyle niche! Which means I can post graduation pics alongside photos of the sky and ugly toads.
sunset || posing for graduation photos || happy selfies
Topshop embroidered jeans & charity shop Fred Perry sneakers || peacock peacocking at Dublin zoo! || the fairytale cottage
Lough Key || homeward bound || toad (or frog?) friend and their baby

I was all over the place again in July. I had some time at home with my family, before heading back down to P-town for M's graduation, at which I basically destroyed my feet wearing chunky heels all freaking day! Worth it though. We had grad ball as well to which I had to wear my new Fred Perry sneakers (£6 from a charity shop, thank youuu very much) 'cos my swollen toe wouldn't fit into my new pretty sandals. Luckily the swelling went down for my graduation so I could wear the pretty shoooes (which you can see in the full photo on my insta). Then we came home and I packed M off on a train to Brum again so I could pack for Ireland. I swear I spend my life packing and living out of suitcases...

We weren't even in Ireland for a week but managed to fit loads in! We went to Termonbarry, and from there visited Lough Key for the first time! It's so beautiful, and more to do than you could fit into one day. We visited family staying at their friends' classic Irish country cottage for fairy treasure hunts, pond paddling, tea drinking, exploring, and stayed for lunch and dinner, eventually warming up by the little stove fire in the living room. It's the cutest cottage which is available to rent on TripAdvisor. We also fitted in Dublin zoo, a lot of Chinese food, and the best Thai food ever.

I'm finally settled back in at home, working on my CV and job hunting, and really not enjoying the weather. Classic British moaner I know but PLEASE GIVE US A WEEK OF SUN *cries*. The good thing about the rain is it draws out my little frog friend and her baby! Or is it a toad? Can anyone tell? Look how cute! I'm really enjoying living back in the countryside, or just outside a little town I guess, we're not quite out in the sticks. I can really tell the difference in the air though, it's fresh and you can smell the trees, unlike Portsmouth which either smelt of salty sea air or stank of shit. Here the air always smells fresh and clean. I'm looking forward to exploring more of the area and getting to know it again. 

What have you been up to this month?


  1. Congrats on graduation!! Congrats indeed!

    I definitely need to visit Ireland more, we had a lot of fun in Dublin and I need to see more of the country. It's too beautiful not to see!

  2. Awh it seems like July was decent for you! Hope you had fun in Ireland. Dublin zoo is the best. Also best of luck giving out the cvs.


  3. Thank you :D I can't believe I made it haha. Phew.

    Yes me too! Despite having lived there I've seen shamefully little :P OMG we should go together, or meet there!! :D :D

  4. It was a pretty good month for me :) and I did thank you! Dublin Zoo is amazing, like I hate zoos but Dublin zoo really cares and does so much conservation work <3

  5. Seems like a lovely month! I also graduated last month too, although I stayed in my university city and took a job a week after finishing my degree - My graduation was on the Friday, after a working week you could see the tiredness in my eyes! (yay for adult life) Looks like you managed to get much nicer pictures than I did haha
    Summer xxx

  6. Congratulations on the graduation front, yay! I think you've earned a well deserved rest so like you I hope the sun comes back, even if it's just for a week! Love the shot you got of the toad - so cute! We only ever had frogs in our back garden before we moved, but I always got excited to spot one. Sounds like you had a lovely time in Ireland, and like you, I'm back to job hunting so I feel the CV related pain! - Tasha

  7. It's been good thank you :) yay congratulations! OMG lucky you already getting a job, wow! I was so ill the day of my graduation, my eyes were so puffy and tired too haha. Good luck with the new job and adult life ;) xo

  8. Thank you! :D I spent all of Saturday in the sun this weekend! I love our little garden toad and the baby haha, they only come out really late at night when it's damp, I try go out for my last cig late and stay still and quiet so I don't scare them away :P job hunting is the bane of my life right noowww.... Good luck with your job hunt! <3 xo

  9. That sounds lovely and idyllic! They're so cute, lucky that you get to spot them. You too!