Saturday, 28 June 2014

#23 things to do this summer

I'm going to assume that most of you know who Alfie Deyes is. Not long ago he posted this video on his YouTube channel and it's not a bad idea. Infact, I actually think that making a list of things you want to accomplish this summer and documenting them somewhere is a really good idea. I find that summer can be quite boring and repetitive and turns me into one lazy biatch (okay.. more of a lazy biatch because I'm pretty lazy whatever the season)... so having a list of things that I know I want to get done means that on days where I feel like I have nothing to wake up for I can say to myself "hey, remember that list of things you'd love to get done over summer, let's scratch one of those off today!"

So here is my list of 25 (erm, actually it's only 23 because I really struggled to come up with 25 free/cheap things to do over summer) things I want to get done!

#1:   Go on some bike rides. I love bike rides.
#2:   Go to Brighton for the day/overnight. I also love Brighton and am pretty excited to show Adam the city.
#3:   Go to/host a B B Q. Not sure how many of my non vegetarian friends will come to/cater a veggie BBQ, but it's worth a shot.
#4:   Spend some time with friends in a beer garden. Because sometimes there's nothing better than spending a warm summers day             getting tipsy and catching up with friends.
#5:   G R A D U A T E ! 
#6:   Have a pretty awesome time in Swansea with all my uni buds one last time :(
#7:   Read at least 5 books. Because over these past 3 years of university I've majorly missed reading for fun.
#8:   Finally watch the movies on my 'to watch list'. Of which there are a few.
#9:   Get some work experience in a primary school again.
#10:   Start my online Teaching Assistant course.
#11:   Get a jogging routine going.
#12:   Get a JOB!
#13:   SAVE, S A V E, S A V E!
#14:   Have an evening picnic... beers, friends, veggie sausage rolls, sunset.. what is better?!
#15:   Take my beautiful dog on plenty of walks and find somewhere new to take him.
#16:   Spend some quality time with my wonderful, amazing, family.
#17:   Go to a fair/theme park.
#18:   Start learning The Tarot... again... properly this time!
#19:   Go to Go Ape (an adventure playground).
#20:   Do something c r e a t i v e !
#21:   Now I have the time I can finally get blogging consistently.
#22:   Begin learning German ????
#23:   Do something random and fun and new.

When I get one of the things done I'm going to blog about it, so we'll see how many of these I manage to tick off by the end of summer! Do you have a list like this or is there anything you'd like to accomplish this summer?

Oxford town in the afternoon

Over the Christmas (2013) break Adam and I went to Oxford. We've both been before but it was so long ago for me that I could hardly remember how beautiful the city was. It's a really magical feeling place filled with wonderful architecture and picturesque scenes round every corner.

We were only there for a few hours and hadn't done any research into what we wanted to see in the city, which was totally out of character for us (well me, I'm a bit of a huge control freak/planner) but it was really lovely. We just got off the mega bus, picked a road and walked down it taking in whatever was to see where every we ended up. We had such a lovely afternoon just wondering around, talking about anything and everything and enjoying the beautiful scenery.

Post Title | Bob Dylan - Oxford Town

Thursday, 26 June 2014

We're going through changes

So you might have noticed a few changes around here! I'm finally finished with uni and have so much time on my hands now to do what I've been craving the time to do properly for a long, long time... blog! 

New Name
I wanted a fresh start and felt like that would only happen with a new name. The old name was all about me and Adam, and in some ways the old style of blogging seemed to be a sort of online journal about our exploits as a couple, but that's not really I want this to be. I want it to be mine about things that are important to me so I decided to change the name to something that is purely for me.
I'm an ancient history student and I love myths and legends and Pandora's box has always been one of my favourites. I also think it has a really nice ring to it although I didn't want to just steal the name Pandora's box and so switched the box for 'fox'. When I was about 11 and into doing quizzes all the time in my magazines like What Saved by the Bell character are you? and Who is your perfect celebrity boyfriend? (Jessie and Ben from A1.. is it sad that I remember the answers!?) I did a ‘What animal are you?’ and got the answer fox and I just loved that. The description and reasoning for why I was a fox was just so spot on and (as stupid as this sounds) because I was so young it kind of stuck and ten years later I still feel like a little I’m a secret fox. So there’s my new name. I hope you like it!

New design
Every time I looked at my blog I would cry. Not literally, but it made me feel so depressed and uninspired. I had an image in my head of how I wanted it to look but I had no idea how to make it look anything like my dream layout. That’s where Amy came in (massively) handy, with her beautiful ideas, brilliant skills and affordable prices she created exactly what I was after and I’m so so happy with the final result! If anyone is thinking of getting their blog redesigned or any aspects designed then I would really, really recommend Amy. She was so easy and friendly to work with and really listened to my ideas and incorporated most things I asked for into the design. And she created something I’m really happy with. 

What to expect
I guess I'd describe it as a travel and lifestyle blog but I'm going to be blogging about everything, from fashion to beauty to book reviews... I love writing and I'm now so committed to blogging because it's just so much fun that I will be taking myself off to my bedroom, grabbing my laptop and typing away about everything that interests me.