Well it's certainly been more than a few weeks since I updated this little blog space. Time has literally flown by - its safe to say it's been a busy summer! I thought I'd gather together a few pictures (OK quite a lot) that I've taken over past few months for a good old catch up - grab a brew, it's probably going to be a long one!
So at the end of July it was my 24th birthday - officially mid twenties! My work took me out for lunch at burger and lobster and obviously nearly everyone went for the lobster. The pic above is of me and my work BFF Megan who has sadly left the UK recently and moved back to Australia - lucky thing!
That week was a short once as I'd booked Thursday and Friday off to have a visit back home in Lancashire. I ate so much food that weekend including an AMAZING 9 course meal at Aumbry. It was my second time there and the food was just as amazing as ever. I'd totally recommend it if you're ever in or around Manchester.
I rounded off the weekend with a nice long walk with Joe around the countryside where I live. I really miss all the greenery now I live in London.
The weekend after we headed up North again, this time to Newcastle to see Joe's family. His Uncle and Aunt own a boat we ended up taking it out on the River Tyne for a cruise!
View from under the millenium bridge.
The Great North Run sign reminding me that it's not long to go!
The weekend after was a reletively relaxed one, I did some packing for the holiday and had my brohter Tom down for the weekend. We didn't do much, but we did venture out to Brick Lane for some salt beef bagel deliciousness.
That week was also my last week at the company I was with. About a month ago I got offered a job working in Beauty PR. I start tomorrow and could not be more excited. It's not that I didn't love my current job working in health and beauty branding, but PR is something I've always wanted to get in to. As such, I got some lovely presents from work on my last day and this amazing card:
Apparently I use the phrase 'fucking hate' far too much - oops! I do like to go on a rant and the surrounding words are all things I've ranted and raved about during my time at DewGibbons + Partners. As you'll probably be able to tell, I'm very opinionated on certain topics! It's such a funny and thoughtful card and had me laughing for ages.
Finally, on to Sorrento. Thankfully, we didn't actually stay in Sorrento (far too touristy and expensive for my liking) and ended up in a villa we found through Air B&B in a gorgeous hillside town on Sant'Agata. Our villa was incredible with an amazing private pool and beautiful balcony view.
View from my bed each morning!
I'm surprised I didn't turn into a gelato by the end of the holiday - I ate so many!
The delight of Sorrento. Sexy pasta!
Pompei. Joe and my Mum & Dad enjoyed it, but I thought there would be a bit more context. Nothing was signposted, there were no history boards about which I felt let it down massively.
Wine tasting near Vesuvius made up for it. I'm not a massive wine drinker at all, but the experience was fun and Joe and my Dad loved it, especially walking round their acres of vineyards.
I don't look massivley happy on this as we'd just climbed to the top of Vesuvius on the hottest day of August. The views made up for it though!
A boat trip to Capri was the highlight of the holiday. We boarded a little ship about 9:30 and spent the whole day cruising around Capri with lots of opportunities to swim in the sea.
The 'Arch of Love'. Apparently if you kiss underneath it then you'll be together forever...
The emerald grotto. Absolutely amazing - it was like something out of Narnia!
View from the top of Capri.
Finally, a blurry iPhone picture taken on my last night of the sunset.
I was thinking of putting together a tips for going to Sorrento post if anyone is interested? I did a lot of research beforehand and picked up a lot of tips whilst there.
Phew! That was a long post, well done if you got this far! Normal blogging will resume shortly I'm hoping, I just need to get settled into my new job and get the Great North Run over with!
What have you lot been up to recently?