Saturday, 24 October 2015

Summer Blues

So it doesn't quite seem appropriate to be blogging photos from the summer when I'm looking out the window and its raining! These photos were taken in Majorca in September and I just never got around to posting them after I went.

To say I have major summer blues is an understatement... although I have recently just booked my final holiday for 2015 and I'm of to Paris for NYE! NYE is always quite over rated and if your anything like me I'm always rushing around last minute trying to make plans - however not this year! I've been to Paris twice before but both times have been in the Summer so it will be so nice to see Paris in the winter. I'm going for 3 nights and hoping to fit in a trip to Disneyland as well! 

So October has been such a busy (and expensive!) month for me. I started it of by running the Cardiff half marathon which was a huge achievement for me. I had been training quite a lot but took nearly a months break with being away in America and Majorca. As it was my first half marathon I was really pleased with myself. 
A lot of my friends birthdays are in October so it's been celebration after celebration! 
I mentioned a while ago but I started a new job in September and it's been so busy and I've had to work away a bit so I decided to quit my 2nd part-time job! Quite a big decision for me as I had been working at Topshop/Topman for 4 years. I love the team I work with, but working full time in HR, as well as part time at Topshop and going to college once a week was getting a bit too much - so sad I no longer have my discount but something had to give! 

 Where From?
Top - Topshop
Skirt - Topshop
Necklace - eBay
Shoes - Primark
Watch - Olivia Burton
Sunglasses - Rayban

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Saturday, 3 October 2015

LA to Palm Springs

So as I mentioned in my last post I travelled to America in August with 3 friends. We did a road trip on the West coast with our main destinations being LA, Vegas and San Francisco. Over the 15 days we visited 3 different states (California, Arizona and Nevada) and drove over 2300 miles!

I had the most incredible time over in the states and would do it all again in heartbeat if I could! Some of my real highlights have to be the The Hollywood walk of fame, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas (everything about it!), Yosemite National Park, The Golden Gate Bridge and Venice Beach. 

I kept pretty up to date with my instagram while I was away so some of you might have already seen some photos on there. I took my proper camera with me and I took over 2000 photos but obviously I won't be sharing them all.

We flew direct into LAX (Los Angeles airport) which took just short of 12 hours from London. It was the furthest place I had traveled to but considering I hate flying the flight went so quick and really wasn't that bad. 

We had a slight hiccup on our first night in LA which was a minor car accident (I wasn't driving!) but we were all okay and got a new car with no hassle! Anyway we visited the famous Hollywood sign (which is actually Tiny!) and the Griffith Observatory in the Hollywood Hills. We spent 1 night in LA before heading East to Palm Springs. 

Palm Springs was a real change from LA but it was so nice. On our way there we had our first In 'n' Out burger - why do we not have them in England? Really good and so cheap! We visited the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway which took you right up into the mountains and we saw some amazing views. We spent our evening at the local outlet centre before having some yummy mexican food and cocktails!

My next post will be all about our drive to Arizona and the Grand Canyon!

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