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Sunday, 18 August 2013

Miss Friday's Fab...Sundays: Highlights Of My Summer

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Afternoon, everyone! How we are all enjoying our Sunday?

Today, I realised it's been over two months since I last did a Miss Friday's Fab Fridays. This, to say the least, has shocked me! I knew it had been a while since I'd done a big gratitude list, but I'd no idea it was as far back as June, so it's safe to say this revelation has given me a much-needed kick up the backside to start doing them weekly again. 
I'm guessing this is partly because I've just had an incredibly busy summer, and have struggled to even find the time to release regular posts on a frequent basis, but my moods have definitely been all over the place the past few weeks, especially since I got back from holiday. A part of me is beginning to wonder whether these things have coincided - the fact that I haven't been making the effort to recall on good things happening in my life every week, and the occurrence of my depressive moods. It seems one hell of a coincidence! But, there's no point moping over time lost and spilled milk, so from here now I can only move forward and start again. 

There have been ups and downs, highs and lows, and even as of now, I'm lying in bed sick with what is likely tonsillitis  But, I'm determined to start the flow of positive energy once again (especially since yesterday's post was a little on the depressing side, haha) and recall on my happy moments of summer 2013, since we're already midway through August. Here we go!

(And yes, I know it's technically not a Friday, but why should I wait until next week?!)

Drinking thirst-quenching orange rum outside the pool. This was arguably one of my favourite past-times during my 2 weeks in France ;-)  Spending a week with my cousins and family, going on all sorts of outings around Southport. Including a trip to the fair (in which my 7 year-old cousin cried on a carousel, bless her)  Costa's hot chocolates and swirly raspberry cupcakes. Incredibly delicious, albeit a bit sickly. I still enjoyed it!  Getting all dressed up for nights out, and finally getting round to wearing those -not-yet-worn-out-dresses (even if my camera posing techniques are a little awkward and amateur) ♥ writing gratitude lists. I forgot how much I enjoyed this!!  Living on crepes whilst on holiday - my favourite go-to was chocolate spread with strawberries and cream. Mm mm  Nature walks with the family while we were in France - it was excruciatingly hot to walk around most of the time, but I have to say, I enjoy our little picnics  Finally loving kohl eyeliner again. I forgot how much wearing it on the waterline can really bring out your eyes  Reading the last two books of The Hunger Games trilogy whilst I was on holiday, usually on a deck chair by the pool. It was so peaceful, and despite Mockingjay having a pretty sad ending, it is an incredible story  Sun hats that make you look like you're going on a safari  trips to the 'secret park' with my best friend, which included many a picnic, whilst England had some gorgeous weather. Gonna have to make it a tradition!  Meeting lots of new people this summer, and having some amazing experiences to look back on  Bubble baths, wine glasses, and lit candles #bliss  Going out for drinks to celebrate my A-Level exam results. I got A's in both exams, so all the hard work paid off - yay!  Top buns and red lippy. Why does this look so sophisticated and classy?  Trying on expensive clothes I can't afford, like this maxi dress. So beautiful, I'll have to get it when I eventually get some cash rolling in..  Cheesy romcom chick flicks. I watched 'What A Girl Wants' yesterday and still love Amanda Bynes despite her recent crazy antics  Spontaneous, unexpected nights  Awkward, yet cute, first dates. They haven't ended in happily ever after's just yet, but I can finally tick them off my summer bucket list ;-)  Learning valuable lessons from all 'negative' experiences this year - especially ones of how I should love and put myself first!  Making a commitment to myself to remain happily single until someone fucking amazing comes around. Never settle!  Attending many job interviews, and finally being accepted onto a work placement for a hotel receptionist - wish me luck!  Getting the chance to work at Creamfields festival next weekend, and seeing all the music acts for free. Seems like a sweet deal My recently discovered website Happy Rambles - you basically email at least 5 things you are grateful for to the website everyday, and it gets stored in your very own online archive. A great way to introducing gratitude into your life, and a lovely thing to look back on when you're feeling rubbish!  Life Hack's 15 Things You Need To Give Up If You Want To Be Happy  - this list opened my eyes up to a lot. I probably do at least 10 of these, primarily complaining, self-defeating talk, resistance to change, and trying to impress others. Let's make life easier for ourselves and make a deal to quit these things while we're ahead!  The fact that I can finally go to university next year. Despite feeling a little nervous about it, I am excited - just need to decide where I want to go now! Seeing someone's face light up when you give them a present they really like (you're welcome for the watermelon earrings big bang theory marathons on weekend mornings 

I'm gonna stop myself now before I make this gratitude list any bigger, haha. I hope you're all having a nice, relaxed weekend, and have an awesome upcoming week!

See you next Friday ;-)

Question: What's been your biggest highlight of the summer? 

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  1. Hi Emily! I'm so sorry to know you're sick, I hope you get well soon! Lovely and great post, dear!
    Well....my biggest summer highlight so far, was winning a local windsurf competition...hahaha :D
    I live close to the beach, and I'm a windsurf addict ;D
    Thank you so much for stopping by and for following! I'm following you back now on ”GFC”, and ”bloglovin(#46)”....and I clicked there on the "♥like button" (below each post) all your posts, to show my appreciation and some love ;)
    Keep in touch sweetie! Hope you recover soon, and have a lovely week full of things that makes your heart happy<3


    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"

    1. Hi Maria - thank you so much sweetheart, you're so lovely!

      Wow, you won a local windsurf competition?! That's amazing, congratulations! You're lucky you live close to a nice beach, we have one where I live but you can't even go swimming in it.. it's pretty useless!! Haha.
      Thanks again for following me babe, and thanks for the get well wishes! Speak soon!

      Emily x

  2. Sweet Emily, I am so sorry to hear about your sick. I hope you get well soon darling! I love all your pictures, they are beautiful and gorgeous! love the black dress on you. have a rest and speaks later sweetie! hugs and kisses!


    1. Aww thank you Tanya, it is a nuisance being ill isn't it! I hope I get well soon too, and thank you - I did love the black dress, shame I wasn't able to afford it haha!

      I've done a new post today even though I should have been resting, naughty me ;)

      Speak soon, have a fab week!

      Emily x

  3. Hope you get better soon :) The rum cocktail by the pool in France sounds so perfect, you can't beat a good, relaxing holiday! Also love the maxi dress, you look so beautiful!

    1. Hi Natasha!

      Thanks so much sweetie - I completely agree, UGH, what I would do to be back there right now!! Haha.

      And thanks again, I really loved it too! I may have to go back and get it when I get the money.

      Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

      Emily x


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