Thursday, 27 April 2017

The Edge of Wales




These images are from my week holiday in South Stack, Anglesey, Wales. This was a trip with my family, and on this particular morning we set off on a little adventure and came across our own little cove in between the cliff edges. It was a beautiful hideaway and perfect for someone as camera happy as me. It was a brilliant place to sit and listen to the waves coming up on the shore. 

The wind was actually pretty ferocious on the moring these images were taken, especially on the cliff edges. I have, however, tried my best to make it look as serene as possible and now, just look at the images make me feel calm.

All images shot on a 550D Canon using an 18-55mm lens on Manual setting with various setting changes throughout. 


Sunday, 1 January 2017

Resolutions



Another year, another resolutions list...

The resolution list doesn't reflect it, but these past 366 days have definitely been a year of growing and developing. I have pushed myself so much, met some many wonderful people and realised there is nothing wrong with me... I'm just work in progress!

Firstly however, I want to reflect on my goals from last year. I think the colour system is pretty straight forward, however, green means I achieved my goal, orange means it work in progress, and red means I haven't done it (yet!)

Hobbies
Read 15 books (smashed it with 43)
Take time to be more creative
Spend more time outside exploring
Go on adventures
Write in my journal more

Health
Get to a weight where I am happy with my body
Incorporate Yoga/Pilates into part of my routine
Reduce my meat and dairy intake
Meditate More Often
Exercise regularly

Life
Get a job
Buy a car and pass my driving test
Volunteer at a charity event or fundraiser
Make new friends

Blogging
Attend more events
Meet bloggers and make friends
Create a blogging schedule and stick to it!

What a bloody mess!
In the 5 years I have been doing this post, this has by far been the worst for achieving my resolutions. I was almost embarrassed to post this, but I wanted to be honest. Some of these goals I have just not reached (because I'm being lazy), but some of them stopped being as important to me. For example, buying a car and passing my test became less important when I decided that I would rather save my money to travel. 

Let's move past that embarrassment and focus on my resolutions for 2017. (No seriously, please scroll down)

Hobbies
More Photography
Go on day trips/Visit more places
Read 35 books from a range of genres
Try my hand (literally) at calligraphy

Health
Spend time exercising outdoors
Take control of my ever expanding waistband and shed some weight
Spend less time on social media
Build up muscle strength

Life
Make a decision about my next career step
Make more new friends and build on existing friendships
Do more social 'things'

Blogging
Continue to blog and connect with people about topics I feel passionately about


All that is left, is for me to say a big thank you for all your support in 2016 and I wish you all the best for 2017... let's smash it!

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Results With Lucy #2


As mentioned in my previous post which you can read here, I am taking part in the 'Results with Lucy' 'New Beginnings' plan. At the time of writing this, I am just over half way through the plan and I am actually so surprised I have made it this far. I would be lying if I said it has all be plain sailing, there have been times when temptations have taken over. Plus, having issues with my back which resulted in physiotherapy meant that I did miss some workouts.

All in all, however, it has been really great. The workouts have slowly increased in difficulty which has allowed me to slowly build up to harder exercises, and I starting to realise how far I have come with workouts. I think my main goal for the rest of the time will be trying to stick to the food suggestions as much as possible. They aren't set in stone but I do find myself straying from them from time to time. I am really excited to see the rest of the plan.

My final measurements with be revealed at the end of the plan so make sure you follow to receive a notification of when the post goes live!

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