I most definitely did not plan for a one-month-long break from blogging, but such is life sometimes... I actually did sit down to write a few posts, but unfortunately, none of them came to fruition. Nevertheless, I'm back with a little update post!
Life, as always, has been very busy. Since the last time I posted, I visited Cardiff with my sister for one night, as she had an interview at the university, so we decided to make a day of it. Despite the terrible rainy weather and getting a little lost, we managed to have a good time! In the morning, we had an hour or so to kill before our train, so the inevitable happened... We went into Zara. I found a few things I liked, but my sister and I both made sure to limit ourselves to one sale item each, especially since I'm supposed to be saving up for a DSLR. Anyway, I settled on this beautiful floral dress which was only £9.99! With our buys in tow, we made our way to the station only to find out that our train had been cancelled due to the flooding!!! (Cue panic.) Luckily, we managed to get on another train to Cheltenham, where we then got another train to Bristol and then a last train to Cardiff. After arriving at our hotel, we did some much-needed freshening up. We also found a voucher online (very classy, I know) for the restaurant, ASK Italian, so decided to make a trip to get some dinner. I settled for the tagliata, which was absolutely delicious. (For those wondering, the tagliata dish was comprised of steak, salsa verde, Grana Padano cheese, rocket and tomato on a rosemary and sea-salt flat bread!) Then we settled in with a night of TV before an early night since we had a 6 am start the next morning! The next day, I walked my sister to the station before her interview and then I headed back, had breakfast, a two-hour nap and finished packing! Then, later on, we were back on a train home. A very, very short trip to Cardiff, but enjoyable nonetheless.
^^^ Cardiff Central Station; my lovely new Zara dress! ^^^
^^^ ASK Italian; pretty Cardiff ^^^
^^^ I apparently do not understand the meaning of "travel light"; my delicious tagliata ^^^
Aside from that, I've just been busy with school, as usual! However, I feel like things have been looking up lately. I think my good mood can, in part, be attributed to the stellar weather we've experienced over the last week or so! It's been so lovely and sunny, as well as mild in temperature, which is very welcome. Along with this, I've done a bit of a "Spring Clean" and tried to sort through my external hard-drive and sort out all my folders. I'm not even half-way done, but it's definitely a start. I've also gone back through my old blog posts and finally got round to adding labels/tags to my posts. I started this blog way back in the summer of 2009, when I placed far less importance on organisation than I do now!
some other news: my family have officially booked our summer holiday to
Taiwan! I visited Taiwan two years ago in 2012 and absolutely loved
the place, so I really can't wait to visit again. Furthermore, as is
customary with so many school-leavers in the UK, my friends and I are
looking to go on a little holiday somewhere. Since it'd be quite
expensive to go too far, we're hoping to go to Paris! The last time I
went was to Disneyland when I was about 9 years old, so I'd love to
visit again and explore Paris properly. (I am beside myself with excitement even thinking about the Eiffel Tower and walking down the Champs-Elysees...) We're thinking it might be
cheaper to rent an apartment, as we saw a good deal on a place in Montmartre! Has anyone ever
rented a holiday apartment? Or been to Paris? If so, I'd be very grateful if
anyone could please send any recommendations or tips my way!
Hope you're all well!
(I love Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros' song 'That's What's Up'. Sooo good and the music video is just the cutest.)