Life Lately #1

19/08/2016 Blogging, Personal, Reading, Uncategorized 18

Life LatelyLots of bloggers seem to do weekly or monthly updates on life, blogging and reading (I know the Sunday Post is a popular one), and as an incredibly nosey person, I always enjoy reading them! I kind of wanted to start doing some kind of update post myself just to share what I’m currently reading, and what I’m currently up to, but I’m neither interesting enough to have something new to say every week, or organised enough to set up a post on the same day each week.

So I’ve decided to just do random life/reading/writing update posts in a typically sporadic fashion whenever I feel like it! Hooray!

Life:

This month has actually been surprisingly eventful! Not only do I have a new niece who was born at the end of July, but I’ve also moved out of the flat I was renting with my friend and sister and back into my mum and dad’s house (it’s a long story, but my sister has moved in with her boyfriend and the rent was a bit pricey with just the two of us!).

Whilst technically I guess this is a bit of a step back in the ‘being an adult’ department, I’m really enjoying it so far! For one thing I have now rejoined the world of WiFi (hooray!), plus there’s food there and my room is really nice (and of course my lovely parents are there…and the dog!). For now I’m just going to enjoy it (and the extra money that comes from paying fewer bills and less rent!) whilst I try and get a job nearer to where my boyfriend lives, and then I can move in with him.

In terms of life news, I’m also going to be walking up Mount Snowdon, the highest point in Wales in a few days with my friend for charity. We have of course done absolutely no training, so I feel like it’s going to be tough! I’m sure the view from the top will be worth it though (I’ll be posting pictures!), plus we have already raised over £300 for charity in sponsorships, which is the most important thing!

Photos:

I recently got a smaller camera so that I can actually take it round with me easily, as opposed to lugging a DSLR everywhere or missing photo oppurtunities, so I thought I’d share a few of the snaps I’ve taken whilst out and about.

My friend and I took a stroll at the Albert Docks in Liverpool the other night, and not only did I catch plenty of Pokemon (yep, I’m a Pokemon Go-er) but I also took some pretty pictures of the sunset across the Mersey, and some of the docks and radio tower (plus some ride that has suddenly appeared, that made me feel sick just looking at it!).

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Reading:

Life Lately #1I’m currently reading We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, which is a book I’ve been meaning to read for so long! I’ve really enjoyed it so far, although I haven’t had as much chance to read over the last couple of days, so my progress has been fairly slow.

After this I have a choice of either reading the last two volumes of Death Note, finally reading Outlander or starting Second Life by S.J. Watson, which I just picked up the other day.

Blogging:

Some of my favourite posts I’ve written recently have been:

I’ll hopefully be posting a new writing post soon, seen as I only realised the other day how long it’s been since I talked about writing on here!

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I’m also trying to make more of an effort these days with my Bookstagram account, which is something I’ve tended to be pretty up and down with in the past. I’m even trying to stick to a colour scheme of blue and pink (to match my blog), so we’ll see how long that lasts before I get bored of it!

If you’re on Instagram let me know, as I’m looking for more accounts to follow!

So what have you been reading/blogging/doing lately?

18 Responses to “Life Lately #1”

  1. Lia Levina

    Those photos look great!
    I’m currently reading The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. And last weekend I went to a local music festival and saw The 1975. They were amazing and I’m in a major withdrawal right now :’)

    • Laura

      Thanks!
      I’ve never heard of that book, but the title is definitely intriguing! 🙂
      That festival sounds awesome! I love The 1975! 🙂

  2. karolina

    Personal posts are nice when they are written when the writer feels like writing it. I also like reading(and posting) personal posts and I see how some scheduled posts feel forced when reading.
    I actually finished a book just now, Glass Sword from Victoria Aveyard.

    • Laura

      I’m glad you like random personal posts! I definitely feel the same sometimes reading scheduled posts, I think it’s nice just to do these sorts of posts when you feel like it 🙂
      I have heard such good things about that series by Victoria Aveyard, I really do need to hurry up and read them! I hope you enjoyed the Glass Sword! 🙂

  3. Cait @ Paper Fury

    Oh I always like reading blogger’s life update posts too!! It’s just cool, right?! CHATTING WITH FRIENDS! I’m glad you’re reading We Were Liars! And I soooo hope you like it. It’s one of my favourite books of ever omg. Totally knocked me over.

    aND THOSE PHOTOS ARE ALL THE PRETTY.

    Also congrats on your niece! I had 3 nieces born last year which was a bit intense.😂 Like they’re all cute and all, but omg christmas = I’m going to be broke haha. Ahem.

    So what have I been reading? WELL. EVERYTHING. Nearly. 😉 I’ve just finished The Star Touched Queen which I sadly think was pretty overrated. :/ And I’m reading the last book in the Steelheart trilogy which is sooooo funny and good. But slow going because I’m listening to an audio. BUT STILL!! YAY for excellent reads!

    • Laura

      I love the ‘chatting with friends’ feeling life update posts give you! 🙂
      And I have now finished We Were Liars and it was AMAZING! Even though I was expecting a twist because that’s the big thing I’ve heard about this book, I didn’t expect that! I was totally knocked sideways!
      Wow, three nieces in a year is crazy! Congrats though on being a auntie so many times! 🙂
      I’ll actually have another niece by November, and I already have a nephew, so it’s looking like it’s going to be an expensive Christmas for me too!
      That really sucks that The Star Touched Queen was overrated 🙁 I hate when that happens and you have really high expectations for a book and it doesn’t live up to them. I’m glad you’re enjoying the Steelheart trilogy though. I may have to check those out because I really don’t feel like I read enough books that are funny 🙂

  4. Becky @ A Fool's Ingenuity

    I love this post because I like being nosy too. I love getting updates on people’s lives just because I can. I like it when people want to share.

    I’m glad you’re enjoying moving back home for a while (it can be really hit or miss, people either embrace it or want to get out as soon as possible) especially as it gives you chance to save and plan for the future! And good luck with your trek of Mt Snowdon. I know I could not do that as I am so incredibly unfit but as it’s for charity how can you not? I hope you get some decent weather so you can get some good pictures. The views will be amazing.

    • Laura

      I like it when people want to share too! 🙂
      I’m really enjoying being back home for now, and it’s nice just being able to take the time out from so many bills to get some money together for the next step of my life. I’ve done the whole ‘living with friends’ thing now, so it’s on to the next thing.
      Thank you! I did my trek yesterday and it was so hard, and the weather was atrocious (it actually got scary windy near the top, and I thought I was going to get blown off the mountain!), but it was a great experience, and we raised about £550 for charity, which was the whole point 🙂
      The views were still amazing, even in the pouring rain, so I’ll be posting some pictures soon 🙂

  5. Tiziana

    I love personal posts, it’s nice to know the blogger better. 🙂 I feel the same, I don’t think I’m interesting enough to write about my life every week. In fact, I’ve been struggling with my personal posts lately, so I’m thinking about whether I should post them less regularly.

    I look forward to reading more about your progress and good luck with your charity walk!

    • Laura

      I like getting to know other bloggers better too, which is why I always enjoy these kinds of posts so much 🙂
      I think I would struggle to post personal posts too often, so I understand what you mean!
      Thanks! I’ll be posting all about the walk soon 🙂

  6. Lindsey

    I hope your charity walk goes well! My husband has done the Out of the Darkness walk a few times and he always has a wonderful time (regardless of how much training he does beforehand!).

    I hope you love whichever book you decide to pick up next!

    • Laura

      Thanks! The walk went well, despite some awful weather! I’ll be posting all about it soon 🙂
      I’m glad your husband enjoys the Out of the Darkness walks so much, and it’s great that he’s done it so many times.
      I hope you love whatever book you read next too, and thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  7. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    Hahahaha I’m not interesting enough to do weekly updates, but I do them anyway 😉 Seriously I spent the past two weeks mostly giving recaps for the gymnastics part of the Olympics lol.

    Moving back in with parents may be a step back, but, as you said, you’re saving money, and then you’ll be able to take an even bigger step forward!

    Awesome photos 🙂 That ride looks… weird though. I was always a thrill ride person but that just looks a little odd, like those wires would just snap. Also, that Deathnote book is so pretty. I feel like people too often underestimate how pretty just black and white can be!

    • Laura

      Haha, well gymnastics is pretty interesting! Although watching it just always makes me jealous that I can’t even do a cartwheel, let alone any of the flips and stuff they do! 🙂
      That’s how I’m trying to think of the moving home thing, and i’ll be able to take that step forward sooner by taking the time to save up.
      Those wires definitely looked to thin for my liking, especially as the picture doesn’t do justice to how high that ride was…there’s not a chance I would have gone on that!
      And you’re totally right – people do always underestimate just how nice a simple black and white cover can be 🙂

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