I don’t think there is a single person in this whole entire world who would turn down a night in hotel. Unless said hotel was grim and grotty and you might catch tetanus from it. I find a hotel stay an incredibly exciting event and I’m pleased to announce that that 2018 marks the year of my most overnight accommodation visits ever! Wild.
My mum and I booked tickets to see the amazing Sarah Millican, with her witty and straight-talking attitude, almost a year ago and I feel like I’ve been waiting on it for ages. We never get to do things that are exciting just two of us (no mum, trips to Sainsbury’s for breakfast and a food shop on a Sunday DO NOT COUNT) and I couldn’t wait to show my mum around Glasgow now I’ve been here almost three years.
BRB I’m just figuring out how the hell I can move to Stockholm and live in Sweden forever. I’m swayed pretty easily by any city as I love how there is so much going on but I did not expect to fall for Stockholm as hard as I did.
I had an amazing time here and I’m literally counting down the days until I can get back. It is such a buzzy city and I love the Swedish lifestyle. Everyone seems so chilled and relaxed and just a genuine enjoyment for life. We were also incredibly lucky with the weather in Sweden as they have experienced the hottest May ever this year.
Amsterdam has been one of my favourite cities since I first visited back in July 2015. I adored the architecture, the culture, the canals and the people. It is buzzy, vibrant, always moving and quite chaotic at times. It makes me feel alive as it always on the go and there is something else to see around the next corner.
My two best gal pals and I decided to visit months ago when we saw a one-way flight from Glasgow for around £15. I have been desperate to visit again since I left three years ago so visiting with two of my favourite people had me looking forward to a trip back for months.
There are lots of little bits you need to get in order before travelling or else you will be a bit of a headless chicken. I usually end up forgetting something and end up picking toiletries up in the airport or relying slowly on my card when away as I forgot to exchange currency and grudge withdrawing money.
I really enjoy packing so often devote most of my time to that or I spend pre-holiday prep on more trivial matters like scouring ASOS for any last minute picks or checking Pinterest for cute Instagram spots (I’m lame I know) but in light of travelling to two cities at the end of this month I thought I’d rustle up a little check list of important things to do. Tbh, this is more for me than anyone else but I have made a little PDF print out* in case anyone wants one for themselves.
My favourite thing about holidays is having the excuse to do absolutely bloody nothing. I do that most of the time anyway but then end up feeling guilty for y’know, not getting on with my life. Ibiza provided to the perfect excuse to forget about everything for a few days and completely relax. I’m into that.
I never read much during the semesters as I’m usually bogged down in academic texts for my modules or watching Netflix on a procrastination binge. I’m an avid reader and can easily finish a book in a few hours so I made sure I packed ample for my time in the sun.