Stories of 2019 #25: Friday Rambles

Thank God it is Friday! This week seems to have gone by in a flash but also gone at a snails pace? Isn’t life and time weird.

Monday started off to be a great week week. I went for a run, did some job applying and went to the gym. Very productive in my eyes!

Tuesday, I was kept busy working at The Hyde Bakers and again went to the gym (my week in workouts will come at the weekend).

Wednesday was 100% #humpday and I did not go over the hump successfully! I had my sisters dogs – Mya and Brucie – for the day and was meant to walk them but I could not get Brucie’s collar on which sent me into a tizz. I mean tears and everything ha ha. Let me tell you Brucie is the about the size of my foot and I was reacting this way. I do not know what got into me. Instead, I had to wait for mum to get home in order to put his collar on and go for a walk. Although, I did watch Bodyguard and OH MY GOD, how amazing was that series?! I was bloody hooked all day!

Thursday, another dog walk. But in the afternoon me and my mum went over to Hitchin to have a little look around and we visited my favourite plant-based cafe – Chia – for a much needed cake and coffee. I choose the banana bread and my mum had the salted caramel slice… *drooling*. That I evening I went to the gym but wish I never as it was so hard. I mean I felt great after but during I was cursing the PT.

And today, Friday, I have had my nails done, attempted to pack and now feeling the slump. I cannot decide whether to go to the gym this evening or to give it a miss? I think the hardest part about going to the gym is finding the motivation to go. Once you are there, it is fine, it is just the hours before that is hard. Or, in true #TGIF style, do I go to the pub? Just slightly different ends of spectrum aye.

Anyway, that is my Friday ramble. What are you doing this weekend?

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Stories of 2019 #1: Happy New Year!

“The New Year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.” – Melody Beattie.

Masters Graduation // 13th December 2018

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2019. I hope you are all waking up with clear heads after celebrating your way into the New Year with friends, family and of course, a little tipple. I am waking up up north in Manchester (with most probably a headache as I get way too excited when I am out which results in mixed drink choices and I am not one of those sensible people who have one drink and one glass of water) with my friend Jess after dancing our socks off in the Northern Quarter. If I am honest, after all the Christmas and New Year festivities I am looking forward to 1, a drier January and 2, having a bit of a routine back with less food and drink!

But alongside a new fresh year, comes the tradition of the New Years resolution. 2018 was full of change for myself, some big and some small, but I am now officially an ‘adult’… well, some would say anyway, I am not sure I agree. I am no longer a university student (very VERY sad news) and I have moved back home to Stevenage and have the joyous task of finding myself a job in 2019 or just figuring out what I want to do with my year ahead.

As most people, I also start the year with a list of New Year resolutions and only keep to one or two and loosing sight of the other 50 after a months. Ok, that is ambitions, a few weeks ha ha. Has anyone actually ever stuck to a New Years resolution? If you have, hats off to you, you amazing human being! Any tips do not be afraid to leave them below in a comment. Learning from previous years, I plan to set two!

So, here are my 2019 goals:

Find a new hobby // I am really into fitness and going to the gym, so my new hobby I would like to be physical. The gym I currently go to also have a boxing gym and I would really like to try my hand at this after having a few goes on some pads (I think that is what they are called). Also in addition to boxing, hiking is on my list but I would not have as much access to this hobby. Watch this space, I could be either the next female Evander Holyfield or Bear Grylls!

Worry less about life // I am a constant worrier. Considering I am quite outgoing and have even been travelling on my own, I worry over the smallest of things. Especially now I am home from travelling and from university, as I have a sense of feeling lost in this big world. I do not know what job I want or whether I want to save up to go away again or what else is running through my head! I feel like I should be out working, starting a career like all my friends and with people constantly asking me, “have you got a job yet?” I find myself feeling guilty when I say no. But like my wise mother has said to me, there is no rush to get a job as once you are in a full time job the next time you will get this time off is when you are retired. She also adds the only people you need to worry about, about making you get a job is her and my dad and they are not bothered as long as I am happy. I currently have two little part time jobs I am enjoying so for the time being I am trying to worry less about the future! I think I will struggle with this one the most.

With these set for 2019, who knows where I will end up a year from now writing my 2020 resolutions. Wouldn’t life be boring if we knew where it was going to take us.

What are your 2018 resolutions? Comment below and let me know! We can support each other.

Diary 001

Hello March and hello spring… well now storm Emma has disappeared. Being already three months into 2018 I sat pondering whether or not I am where I want to be and I admit I was slightly (ok I mean extremely) hungover when I was thinking about my life and we all know this is not a good concoction.

As a result, I sat watching some inspirational videos and thought about how I can make some small changes in order to be more productive and be happier with where I am.

I am normally a person who sets big goals normally every Monday, and end up failing and feeling extremely guilty by Wednesday. I am sure we have all been there. So, looking back on this I have changed my perspective on my goals and have decided to make small goals which I can work on and not just goals that are for that week.

Plus, I think if I have told you guys I hopefully will be more likely to stick to them… hopefully!

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St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall

During this snow apocalypse (thank you to the beast from the east) we are currently having, I find myself slipping off into a daydream of summer adventures.

We all need something to look forward to and this beautiful spot in Marazion, Cornwall is the perfect place in either spring or summer. You may have seen images of this historic castle perched on top of a hill out in the ocean and people wandering up a causeway through the sea! Basically walking on water…

So, if you want a fun day out to look forward too I suggest this gem.

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Blogmas day 8: Peggy Porschen Cakes

I entered a bloggers paradise here at Peggy Porschen Cakes! And there was even a blogger perched on the steps under the beautiful doorway with her professional photographer snapping away.

This explosion of pink against the dark London road is an instant uplift especially on the wet cloudy day like ours! You can always rely on the English weather not to let you down ha ha.

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Blogmas Day 7: 2017 and the Future

I have mixed emotions towards 2017. In some ways it has been the year in which I have achieved so much and in another way it has been the toughest. Never did I think I could cry so much, love so much, laugh so much and work so bloody hard!

I started the year as a 3rd year student at university stressing over my deadline dissertation and thinking of new year resolutions. And now, I am a masters student undertaking my absolute dream course but it has not been the easiest road and I have not let myself enjoy my first term as much as I could. But with the help and support from lots of lovely people, going into 2018 hopefully will be a positive one.

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Blogmas Day 5: All About Inds (Christmas Edition)

When I was thinking about my blog the other day I thought I have never really told you anything about me! All you here about is my travel trips, tips and how clumsy I am but I have never really sat down and shared a post about myself. So as Blogmas is a bit of fun I thought this would be the perfect time to do it and I thought I would add a Christmas twist.

I have taken some random question from the ‘get to know me tag’ online, asked my mum too ask my some things people might want to know and then added a few of my own! So hopefully by the end of this post you will know Inds, the girl behind Stories of Adventure!

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