REFLECTIONS // July 2015

Saturday, 1 August 2015



I can't believe it's already time for another reflections of the month post - I have absolutely no idea where the whole of July went!

Some of my favourites from the past month:

1) *Shameless selfie* Finding out I was going to be graduating with a first class honours degree was probably the biggest highlight of the month. It was definitely the kind of news that called for an entire weekend of celebrations in and around London and Bucks which, sadly, I don't really have any photos of. I did, however, take this selfie in the bathroom mirror (after a few Bellinis) because I was really quite happy with my outfit. This was a particularly fun weekend. Needless to say, I was feeling more than a little sorry for myself whilst out for a (much needed) breakfast with friends the following day.

2) Possibly the best hotdog ever from Popdogs. I still can't be 100% certain this was the best hotdog I've ever eaten, due to the sheer volume of Gin & Tonics consumed that day at Lovebox. But ohmygod this 'dirty dog' I had was absolutely on another level. I've actually never had a beef hotdog before, and I've heard they were more popular in the States. I definitely need to try this hotdog again (when a little more sober)

3) Relaxing with my cat at home. After moving home from university, it's been good to spend some of my downtime with my favourite furry little guy. He was very missed at times when I felt exhausted and homesick. Animals definitely have a unique kind of warming presence that no human can match. I'm so thankful we've had some time to hang out since my return.

4) Lovebox festival with the girls, Victoria Park. This was a wonderful trip out with two of the best ladies I know. We danced in the (slightly cloudy) sunshine all day long and had a go at the roller disco (which I was absolutely terrible at, of course). So many smiles, a sprinkling of glitter, and a whole lot of fun was had here.

5) Mark Ronson DJ set. This was a major Lovebox highlight for me because I just really love and respect what Mark Ronson does. He's actually pretty genius. I don't really enjoy watching DJs as much as I prefer to see bands perform live, but this was a genuinely fun and enjoyable set, perfect for how I was feeling that day. I'd be really interested to go watch him again one day, only this time performing his own songs.

6) Pancake stack at Bluegrass, High Wycombe. I felt this photo was noteworthy because of how extreme this meal was. Despite this and the aforementioned hotdog, I'm not usually really a big meat eater (Never at home, anyway). So it's crazy that I would eat something like this, but I did. You can't properly see what's inside, but it's three pancakes layered with pulled pork, sausages and bacon, maple syrup on the side. With this one meal I think I've eaten enough pork for a lifetime, and actually feel kind of feel sick thinking about it right now.

7) Welcome home, record player. I've finally moved everything out of my university flat, including my record player and records. It's been a tough month without a record player, and not being able to listen to some of the new vinyl I got for my Birthday. Over the past week or so I've been playing a lot of music. Here's a nice picture of my beloved and almost full record box.

8) Breakfast at The Pantry, Hazlemere. This is more like it: I couldn't think anything in the world I'd like more than poached eggs on toast and a pot of pure green tea for breakfast. This was particularly good. I really like The Pantry Café & Deli and it's the only place local to me where I'd really rate going to for breakfast.

9) Fresh diary for a fresh start. I just love the feeling of starting a brand new diary. Some things in my life haven't been going terribly well for me at all recently, but I think I'm finally ready to make a few changes in my life. Thankfully this diary started August 2015, and I hope that starting afresh in a little way might help me to focus on some of the positives.

4 comments:

  1. Beef hotdogs are definitely more popular over here in the States, which is great because I think they're much tastier! Congratulations on that honors degree, very exciting stuff!

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    1. Thanks, Sophie! Maybe that's the reason why I was convinced it was the best hot dog I'd ever had.

      ♡ Emily x

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  2. Those pancakes look insane, and congrats on the honours degree! I recently graduated from uni and holding my degree in my hands for the first time is such a good feeling! :)

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    1. Thanks, I'm really excited to be graduating in a month's time. And they were some pretty ridiculous pancakes. It definitely wasn't as good as the time where I tried some sweet potato maple bacon pancakes with guacamole on the side - Now those were just something else!

      ♡ Emily x

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