Busy Bee

The view from the top of the Eiffel Tower at night

Hello! Bethy here, hope you remember me!

It has been faaaaar too long since I spent any time on my blog, in fact I know it’s feeling abandoned!

As many of you know, since I finished my first year at uni back in June, I have been crazily busy! I have travelled around Europe for 5 weeks with Ben, moved into my new house in Southampton and spent a week in Malaga last week with Ben’s family! Plus I am going to Reading Festival this week! In between all of these things, I have been desperately trying to snatch time with my family. We all do so much these days it’s hard to find any time to just sit down and have a good old natter!

In the Castelo S. Jorge in Lisbon
Barceloneta beach

I must admit I have also been doing a fair bit of crochet in my spare time as well, but I am not going to feel guilty about that because it’s one of my favourite hobbies.

I start my second year soon and I know that the level of work and difficulty is going to kick up a notch, but I have decided I really want to make more of a go of my blog this year! I want to modernise and clean up this blog and make it more interactive and reader-friendly. I also want to invest in a good quality camera because currently all my photos are taken on my phone which I have smashed about five times!
I want the blog to look more professional because then if all else fails in terms of getting a job related to my degree, I know I can make money from my textiles. I did it for pocket money when I was 13/14, so if I can do it at that age I can try and make a go of it in my twenties! Plus Textiles Technology was one of my A Levels and I achieved 100% in my coursework and an A grade overall, so that’s got to be worth something!

In which case, I am in search of someone/people who can help me or guide me to make this blog a bit snazzier! If anyone has any advice or knows of anyone who can help, please contact me.

In the meantime I won’t be posting anything new until I have upgraded this blog! I feel as if the people who are genuinely interested in what I do deserve a better site to read about it on.

For now though, I hope you have all enjoyed your summers as much as I have and I hope you all stay happy and healthy starting the new academic year. All my love, B x

InterRailing!

Interrail

So, today is the 1st of the month and I get to write about something very exciting that will very much be a first for me: my InterRail trip around Europe with Ben!
Both Ben and I were very fortunate to receive the Merit Scholarship from Southampton and together we are combining every single penny we received to go towards this trip! But we both know it will be 100% worth it!

So, on Saturday night (to distract myself that I wasn’t at home to celebrate my brother’s 18th birthday) Ben and I sat for 2 hours on his bed and planned our route around Europe. We’d previously made a very long list of all the places we want to visit in Europe and although we cannot do all of them in 30 days, we’ve tried to squeeze as many as possible into our trip!

Here’s the plan:

  1. AmsterdamAmsterdam
  2. BerlinBerlin
  3. PraguePrague
  4. ViennaVienna
  5. BudapestBudapest
  6. SalzburgSalzburg
  7. VeniceVenice
  8. RomeRome
  9. FlorenceFlorence
  10. BarcelonaPark Guell in Barcelona, Spain
  11. MadridMadrid
  12. LisbonLisbon
  13. HendayeHendaye
  14. ParisParis

Then after Paris back home!

Finding the images for this post has made me so excited and I cannot wait to take hundreds of photos of my own! So, after finishing first year, celebrating Ben’s 20th on June 12th and seeing Coldplay in Wembley on June 18th we’ll be off on our trip on June 24th! I just wish it would all come sooner!

Hope you’re all looking forward to your Summers as much as I am! But for now I’ll let you all enjoy your Tuesday wherever you are, B x