Monday, 20 July 2015

Bored this Summer? Not Anymore!


During the study period or when's school is in session, we always look to the light at the end of the tunnel or the unforgettable feeling we get when Summer has officially started. It's exciting and you sit there, procrastinating might I add, thinking about all of the fun things you'll be getting up to this Summer. There's those endless invitations to pool parties, smoothie dates, Netflix marathons and those all important beach dates but if you're like me and you live in the UK, you don't know where the best smoothies are, you don't have a subscription to Netflix and there is no beach, well you're left feeling a little bit blah...you need a little help!

So without further ado, here are 10 things you could do this Summer...

XOXO

1. MAKE A SCRAPBOOK:


Without a doubt, scrapbooks are awesome because not only are they fun to put together but I find that it's always nice to be able to look back and reminisce about the good ol' times! Grab some photos of you with your friends/family, get all of those cinema tickets you've left lying around and create some crazy collages with anything that reminds you of a special day or even of any of your favourite memories!

2. GET YOUR LIFE ORGANISED:


Urgh that dreaded moment when you actually have to care about being organised, but I will tell you one thing, it can be fun! I like to organise my life with pretty journals where I can write down my to-do lists and any ideas that I have throughout the day - that way it's easy to find everything when my poor brain is too tired to remember!

3. SET UP A PICNIC DATE:


Beautiful Instagram and Tumblr-like pictures? Yes please! Picnics are one of the little things in my life that give me a lot of happiness. Some consider the whole concept as something they did when they were five, I however think of it as an excuse to get together with my friends and eat really good food! It's certainly a great way to catch up on everything that has been going on in each others lives but it's also a chance to enjoy the weather and the scenery before it's too late!

4. MAKE A SUMMER PLAYLIST:


One of the best things to do in Summer is make a playlist! I love to be able to have one place that I can go to with all of my favourite tunes so that I can listen to them over and over and over again!

These are the songs on my Summer 2015 playlist, enjoy perusing!

5. WHIP UP SOME DELICIOUS TREATS:


This picture makes me drool!! Baking a cake is fun but when you get to decorate it with melted chocolate, that is when the fun really starts!! I made this cake with one of my friends and we had the best time, it's a great way of spending time with those that you care about and just enjoying their company - I really want to make brownies now though, it's a vicious circle!! :P

6. TRY OUT NEW STYLES:


Whether there is a new hairstyle you've been wanting to try out or a different eye make-up look, Summer is the time to actually go for it and see what does or doesn't suit you. I've been trying out these temporary tattoos and I love them, mostly because they're a great way of expressing myself without having to make a lifelong commitment, i.e. a good choice for those who may want a tattoo in the future but are just a tad scared!

7. MOVIE MARATHONS:


In other words, lazing around with friends/family and watching some of your favourite movies or TV shows *cough 'Friends' cough* Snacks are a must here, healthy or not, you need them! I decided to grab some chocolate goodness and to make myself feel better about eating so much chocolate, I got out the strawberries and cherries - I practically ate them all myself, I couldn't help it!

8. SIT DOWN WITH A GOOD BOOK:


I have found that during the school term I rarely have time to read the books outside of the recommended reading list and don't get me wrong the reading you have to do is not that bad and can be quite interesting! However there have been a number of books just sitting on my shelf calling out "read me, read me!" and each time I've had to say "no, not yet!" (this is all in my head of course) - this definitely includes Paper Towns by John Green - I wanted to read it before I went to see the movie!

9. GET ACTIVE:


This is my idea of getting active and call me a five year old but whenever I go to the park I always have a lot of fun - I mean the swings people, the SWINGS!! I am always tempted by the climbing frame and the slide but I have to remind myself that I will, most likely, get stuck midway so...yeah! Anywho, sports such as basketball are quick and easy ways of getting fit without it having to become tedious, plus it's free!

10. GET READY FOR YOUR NEXT HOLIDAY:


If you're going on holiday this summer then chances are you'll be super excited and would have already packed your suitcase, oh who am I kidding, I'm not even that organised! One of my favourite things to do, about a week before I leave, is choose what outfits I'm going to wear and with Barcelona as my chosen destination, I get to pick bright and flowy pieces to add to my holiday wardrobe!
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