So it’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post. Even longer since I’ve written a post that wasn’t a book wrap up! Radio silence all summer. But you’ve got to assume I’ve been doing something, right? We all know how bad I am for staring at walls and letting life pass me by! However, I think I’ve done quite a bit this summer! But I’ve missed writing posts so want to ease myself back in. Today, I thought I’d give you a quick overview of what I’ve been getting up to recently in everyone’s favourite form: a list!
I completed a week-long readathon, reading seven books in total.
Did a run in the rain. (Thanks, British Summer)
Met my friend and did tequilas at 5pm on a Monday.
Watched hours of a Devil May Cry Let’s Play on YouTube with Danny. (Mainly assume Danny’s with me for most of the list so I don’t have to keep typing his name!)
Tried to eat at two pubs on a random Wednesday and was told there was no seats so settled for a chippy instead with my nan.
Finally completed a 750 Harry Potter jigsaw after a long ten-week slog (we thought it would be a piece if cake, how wrong we were). Thanks Dad, Claire, Neil, Jules, Keith and anyone else for your help!
Opened an ISA to buy a house cos I’m an adult.
Sat up chatting all evening with my sister. Mainly about her upcoming wedding!
Went to The National Gallery in London and realised, damn, art is stunning.
Did a morning run in Hyde Park.
Went to so many London book shops including one on a boat!
Met a couple of friends for a drink in Camden and then went to an arcade.
Played board games for hours at Draughts.
Went for a fancy tea and drinks with my family and listened to live jazz with espresso martinis.
Celebrated my mum’s birthday by baking loads of cakes.
Rearranged my bookshelves!
Played mini-golf with Danny’s mates then drank too many beers.
Saw Feeder play four songs.
Got insanely drunk with Danny and my brother and did karaoke.
Went to Frost Burgers (a vegan junk food place) in Liverpool and wanted to cry about how good the food was.
Drank more beers with Danny’s friends and played board games.
Watched Love, Simon then Rambo: First Blood immediately after, you know, for variety.
Walked around Ogwen Lake in the Wales with Danny and my dad. Then we visited every takeaway in Bethesda to create the ultimate combination feast.
After camping overnight we went to Penrhyn Castle and Gardens and it was amazing, go.
Did a run after a two-week break, we almost passed out.
Had a big nap.
Read loads as I was doing a month-long readathon and after 19 days of August had read 1 of my 9 books!
Went for a walk on Crosby beach with the Iron Men.
Danny made me a Katsu Curry from scratch.
Went to Birmingham with my sisters for lots of wedmin (Wedding Admin).
Made a set of cupboards for my dad that had the absolute worst instructions I’ve ever seen in a flat pack. Got treated to a Pizza Express for our efforts!
Made another cupboard and wanted to jump off a cliff. (Still one to go!)
Won my first ever game of Blob (it’s a card game.)
Went back to Frost Burgers.
Saw Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
Downloaded an app called Libby that let’s you rent all the e/audiobooks your local library has to offer!
Drank more beers and played more board games with the Wirral Boys.
Finished my ninth book of August on the last day of the readathon.
And there’s my summer! I hope you enjoyed the endless scroll there.
How was your summer? I’d love to hear the most bizarre thing you did. If you’re sad that summer is over, just remember it’s autumn now and that’s even better!
Soothsayer – Of Monsters and Men