What happened: June 2018

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these roundups and I thought it would be a good time to finally give an update on life.

I remember when I did these in the past a lot of it was a bit boring really. Before I took up my contracted job I spent a lot of time freelancing and spending very little time to myself which generally meant I didn’t really have much to say.

I’ll be honest, I have struggled to adapt to the non freelancing life mainly because now I have so much more free time I’ve become a little flummoxed as to what to do with all of it!

But June has been incredibly busy for me and I have a feeling July is going to be the same.

I spent an afternoon with Three.co.uk learning all things video

I was invited to take part in the three.co.uk video session where we were handed Huawei P20 phones and sent out to shoot footage at Dinerama in Shoreditch.

I was excited because I was on a blogging high after Traverse and also because I love learning new skills that help make my video making better.

We learnt so much that as soon as I got home I fired up adobe premiere pro and went through some old footage from Hong Kong. I then spent hours cutting it and adding the music and although there is always room for improvement, I was pretty pleased with the results!

Seeing The Killers in Swansea

I’m beginning to think that summer isn’t really summer without The Killers anymore. I woke up at 4 in the morning, picked my aunt up from the airport, headed back to Bristol for a nap and then went to Swansea to see my favourite band.

When I booked the tickets, I had no idea how big the concert was going to be and was a bit shocked when I got there to see thousands of people! The Killers were good and they played some classics!

I stayed at Luma hotel in Hammersmith

I love a good staycation and so when Luma invited me to try out their hotel, I jumped at the chance.

I had a day off work and so arrived at the hotel to see the French Open match before heading out to the shopping centre close by and making a few purchases in Primark and then ordering a Nandos takeaway and bringing it back to the room – I know how to live!

The next morning I had a lovely breakfast before walking through Holland Park to work.

Crying at Hamilton

We’d had the tickets booked around a year and a half ago and it seemed like such a long wait but it came along so quickly.

I don’t want to ruin it for all of you going soon but it was so good I legit cried. And now I am hooked to the soundtrack – I didn’t listen to any of it before going in which I think made it even better.

Celebrating my mum’s birthday

It was my mum’s birthday so I headed back to Bristol at the end of the month. She had a party that was filled with plenty of scones and cake – just how a party should be.

My aunt and I bought her a trip to Edinburgh at the end of the year and I’ll be going along too so I’m rather looking forward to that!

Looking ahead to July

I am so excited about the amount of sport this month – Wimbledon and the World Cup! I’ll also be heading to Scotland at the middle of this month to go to a festival which I am really looking forward to.

And then I will be going to Luxembourg for a couple of days towards the end of the month! And then Sari shopping for a friend’s wedding!

And after that? A nice lie down.

Elsewhere in the blogging world

I thought i’d share a few posts from other bloggers that i’ve loved this month.

Dave from Man vs Globe has written a really good post about the ruin bars of Budapest and now i’m desperate to go and explore.

Emily from the Cosy Traveller wrote about our couple of hours in Brussels. We had a good time exploring the capital during a quick changeover on the Eurostar.

I’m desperate to spend a couple of weeks exploring Ireland and Monica from The Travel Hack has written some great stuff on her trip.

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