As it’s 2017 and WEY-HEY I want to change things up on my blog and really make a go at things etc etc y’know, the usual. I was trawling through my drafts on here and I found this. I was surprised to find it complete tbh but then I read through and didn’t hate it so here we are.
I also rode a horse this morning and didn’t die so that’s a good start to 2017.
But city life and country life. The best of both worlds eh?
I get ridiculously excited before every new year. I like setting things to achieve in the following year and having something to work towards instead of ambling around aimlessly losing hours of my life to The 100 (the current situation).
What’s wrong with wanting to improve yourself continuously or set goals to set up for yourself? MUCH EXCITE. You can read my lil list of five goals over here if that suits ya.
One of my new year’s resolutions is to read more. My real life occupation of studying History and Classics at university entails a lot of reading, like a lot. Don’t get me wrong, I love some of the texts I’ve been introduced to through my studies but sometimes, all I want to do is sink my teeth into a book about magic or something along those lines.
I struggle with guilt when it comes to reading for pleasure. If I have at least two books I can be reading for uni, then I feel horrendously guilty picking up Harry Potter. But as of 2017, I am planning for another hobby other than Netflix to be on my radar: reading.
I like historic places. It makes my inner buff got a bit crazy and I just walk around the whole time like “wow I am glad I was not alive when this happened.” Castles are my personal fave to visit (Alnwick Castle <3) but I have been to New Lanark Heritage Park before.
I went when I was kid with my parents and sister and I remember thinking it was pretty damn cool. So when I got the opportunity to go along for a day, I jumped at the chance.
I liked Prague. It is a beautiful city which is absolutely steeped in history which makes my inner history buff go nuts over all the kings and wars and stories. The architecture in Prague is also pretty damn stunning. I’ve never been anywhere with so many beautiful buildings. Literally, every street is rammed with them so you have to remember to look up!
All the good Instagramming opportunities but I was very preoccupied with the Christmas trees and weird and wonderful Czech food I managed to source at the markets whilst there. Suppose I’ll just have to go back again then.