Monday, 25 September 2017

Exploring Cambridge

I've visited Cambridge a few times before now but don't think I'll ever turn down an opportunity to return.  There is something about the place that makes me feel content and it really is a beautiful place to visit.  The architecture is stunning and there is a lovely atmosphere about the place.

Wandering around the streets and stepping into the university buildings I can't help but feel at home there.

Only being an hours drive from Chelmsford it makes the perfect place to visit for a day, however I'm certain with enough research there would be plenty enough to do for a weekend break, especially if you took into account neighbouring villages.

A good few hours were spent wandering the streets with something to look at around every corner.  A walk up to the top of the tower to take in the views from above the city, being able to take it all in from above the hustle and bustle was somewhat peaceful considering it was such a busy day down on street level.

It's a place that never ceases to amaze me, filled with so much beauty.  A true English treasure.

~ Gem x

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

What I've Been Up To Lately

Aside's from being mega busy at work recently, I have been keeping busy outside of work too.

You might remember last year (and the year before) I visited Foxes Farm Produce's pumpkin patch which isn't too far from home, well this year I was excited to see that they have launched a corn maze.  Sadly I didn't get round to visiting, that was until I discovered during their last weekend that they were open for a torch lit maze.  Having never been to a maze in the dark before I was excited to try something different.  It was a great night and very well organised so well done guys, great work.

An afternoon was spent with my Nan, we drove to Stanborough Lakes in Welwyn Garden City.  My Grandad used to fish there, so when he passed away we decided to buy a bench as a little memorial to him.  It is now a lovely little spot to visit especially as it was a place he loved so much, and it's even nicer when the sun is shining.  

And my first (second, third and fourth) pumpkin spiced lattes have been enjoyed.  I honestly don't think I will ever get sick of their taste, I literally cannot get enough of them.  They are certainly a welcomed treat to the start of my working day and already the staff in my local Starbucks are recognising me as I walk in at the same time each morning (I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not haha).

There is a definite hint of Autumn in the air and I have to say I am so excited about it.

~ Gem x

Friday, 1 September 2017

Sptember 2017 Bucket List

I don't know about you but this year feels like it has lasted a life time.  Normally I find the months whiz by and the year is over in a flash but January feels like ages ago, although the past few months have gone by pretty quick.  I barely crossed anything off my August list so I must try harder this month.  As the months are nearing the end of the year though I can't help but get excited, lots of great things lay ahead.

This month I want to:

* Enjoy my first Pumpkin Spiced Latte of the year.
Oh yes, that time of year is upon us once again and I could not be happier about it. 

* Catch up with blogging .
Work has been mega, mega busy the past month so I've fallen behind on blog posts and literally have not read anyone else's blogs in so long, so I want to make more time for that this month.  As it is I'm sat here writing this whilst catching up on vlogs.  Would you believe me if I said I was watching some dated back to January?! Seriously it is that bad haha. 

* Finish my 30th celebrations photo book.
I started this back in July and literally did not touch it last month, I think it's time to get it finished.

* Attempt to work on some crafts.
I cannot remember the last time I did anything creative.  And by creative I mean digging out my craft materials and getting crafty.  I feel the urge to make something.  I don't know what but it's been a while so I feel it is time.  Pinterest is filled with millions of ideas so I'm sure it won't take me long to be inspired.

* Update my Autumn wardrobe.
I have booked my flights to America, I fly out in October.  Yes I know, Fall in America! I'm a lucky girl.  So I need to update my wardrobe so it's fit for the occasion.

Will I achieve it all?  I'll be keeping you posted.

~ Gem x

I have just read over last years list and had to chuckle to myself to see a few things repeated this year.  Maybe it's a September thing.