Throughout my childhood, me and my family visited Cornwall every summer, so years on, it still holds a little piece of my heart. At the beginning of the month, I got the chance to go to St Ives on a work trip, and although we were only there for around 12 hours, it was so nice to go back. Definitely planning on returning to Cornwall in summer 2018!
I spent the week in Scotland
I also took a work trip to Scotland, and as my Dad has recently moved there, I also took a few days off work and spent a lovely six days exploring. I’ve always loved Scotland. As well as Cornwall, I often visited many places in Scotland on family holidays growing up.
During my stay there, I relaxed, shopped, went to the Fringe Festival and visited a few museums. I’m currently planning my next visit and can’t wait to go back!
I also flew there on my own. This might not be a big deal for anyone else, but I’m so proud of myself for travelling alone and managing airport security alone without any major breakdowns *pats self on the back*.
I made a new BFFL
After the odd little chat on Twitter, I noticed that Lauren lived in Scotland, and after a creepy little message asking where she lives, turns out she lives exactly where I was going! So we had a cute coffee date, took photos on other people’s doorsteps and drank too much prosecco (okay that was just me). I love this girl so much and already know that we’ll be friends for life. Go check out her blog too because it’s the most beautiful thing ever – http://www.loulabellerose.co.uk/.
In Scotland, I got way too many new inks to fill my new Calligraphy-obsessed needs, and I spent an entire day just practising. I’m normally rubbish at keeping up with a hobby, but this one is so relaxing and feels like such a nice skill to have, that I think I may be able to upkeep! Practice makes perfect with Calligraphy, so I’d love to put some time aside each month to relax and get creative.
I got my daith pierced
If you read my blog or follow me on Twitter, then you know that I suffer from migraines. So many people have suggested that I get my daith pierced. It’s a pressure point used in acupuncture to relieve the pain of migraines.
I was put off having this done because I had my rook pierced a few years ago, and ended up taking a trip to A&E when my ear tripled in size! But I thought I’d stop being a wimp and give this one a go.
Healing wise, this is doing great so far. I’ll keep you updated on the migraine front in a few weeks time in my next Migraine diaries instalment, so keep your eyes peeled!
I got a new domain and theme
I just couldn’t get my blog to look how I wanted, so someone on Twitter recommended that I try a company called Pipdig. It was so easy to set up a new domain, hosting and template via their website, and even better, Pipdig did all the hard work and installed it for me!
I’m loving being self-hosted and having my dream blog. It’s given me the motivated to keep creating content, and to focus on doing more of what I love.
I celebrated seven years with my favourite person
Last but definitely not least, it was mine and Ellis’ seven year anniversary at the end of August. We did a Relationship Q&A to celebrate, which was really fun but also made us realise how happy we both still are after seven years!