Well what a year, I cannot believe that first year is nearly over. As excited and happy as I am that summer is now on it’s way, I can’t help but feel a little downhearted that I won’t be living 0.23 seconds away from some of my favourite people in the world and that I won’t be living in the little “student bubble”. Summer brings the real world, and work, and saving up again, so we can do the last year all over again in September, only this time with a little more sophistication and class that comes with us all being older and wiser obviously.
I used to do posts like this waaaaay back when I first started my little blog but then I just kind of stopped. I’m not really sure why. I think my life just got quite boring and I didn’t really have stuff worthy of being included. Woe is me.
I don’t know if my life has got more interesting but I keep watching YouTube videos and reading blog posts about other people’s favourites and all I can think about is “if I was to do one, I would include this, this and this” which has just inspired me to do one. Maybe this will become a monthly thing, maybe it won’t, we’ll see how it goes. I have had so much going in the last month and I have SO much coming up in the next couple months so perhaps this post won’t be me discussing the pros and cons of ITV daytime TV.
Well in all honesty, I’ve failed miserably at this. Maybe I’ll make a new list saying “19 Things I Want To Do Before I’m 19” and I’ll have better luck next year? I compiled the original “18 Things” list back in October 2015 or summin and here we are now in March 2016, where I have been the big old one-eight for just over a month. And I’m luvin it *insert peace sign emoji here*.
Strangely, this isn’t a post I was even planning on writing. I forgot I wrote the first one. I was stalking myself on Twitter one night whilst watching The Walking Dead (multi-tasking pro and ALSO please someone tell me I’m not the ONLY person who stalks themself on social media? PLEASE?!) and I came across my tweet sharing the post (read it here).
Has anyone else heard of First Aid Kit? Because I feel like they are getting pretty big right now. For those of you aren’t cool enough to know about them, they are a Swedish folk/rock duo (and sisters) who have beautiful soul searching songs but also make you want to dance along too. I first came across them whilst listening to Radio 2 with my mum (v rock n roll) and we were like “HOLY SHIT WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE”.
Put simply, my week in the Dutch capital was a week of bagels, cola light, museum going and whole bundle of laughs. It was my first trip to this beautiful city and will most certainly not be my last. I’ve never enjoyed being somewhere so much as the food was lovely, the people were so friendly and that Amsterdam vibe is something that can’t be replicated.
I have serious holiday blues writing this up and can’t stop flicking through my photographs. We weren’t the luckiest with the weather as it was quite chilly for the end of July but that didn’t stop us getting out and exploring – even if we did have a wardrobe problem. My friends and I spent four nights in this city and here is everything we got up to if you are planning a trip in a similar time frame.