The summer season has started (officially) and since I work in tourism, this has meant that I have not had as much time to work on my Blog. Therefore the posts have been few and far between. Plus, I have failed to keep up with the My Week in Pictures posts. One positive of this is that you get a double week worth of pictures!
Sunday 23rd- Saturday 29th July
Whilst it may now be the school summer holidays, this has been the greyest week that England has had in ages! It has been bleak, miserable and cold. As a result, my pictures from this week are less bright and colourful. Yet at least it was consistently dull so most of my photos have the same tones. Despite the depressing weather, this has been a good week!
Sunday, after work, loads of my work colleagues and I went to the cinema to watch the new Warner Brother Film: Dunkirk!
A horrific but true evacuation story from WWII, which is set on the land, on the sea and in the sky is retold with a great ensemble of actors; including Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy and Harry Styles. I absolutely adored the film, partly because it was not like your traditional war film. It was not a film laced with propaganda, judgement or justification. Instead, the film focus on the experience of Dunkirk- what it would have been like to be one of the men trying to get home.
To me, I felt as though the Germans were not even the most imposing enemy. The real enemy was a culmination of time and the sea. This approach shed a different light on the events of Dunkirk.
Furthermore, it must have been one of the most intense films I have ever watched— in a good way. I was on the edge of my seat for the duration of the film because the tension just kept on building.
If you have not gone and seen the film… then you really should.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
I had really busy days at work and the weather was miserable. So each evening I would come home and treat myself with a Lush Bath bomb in a steaming hot bath!
Despite the fact that the weather was still bleak, I had a really cute picnic on the cliff top. Even though the sky was grey, it was lovely to snuggle up, eat sausage rolls and look out at the choppy sea.
After the picnic, the rain began to set in so we headed home for a lazy day.
The rest of the day consisted of playing old Wii games (which reminded me of when I was a lot younger) and Monopoly. I am very proud to announce that I destroyed everyone else at Monopoly! (Monopoly can get quite savage).
Another rainy, yet busy, day at work.
Another rainy day (surprise surprise). To add to the joy of getting drenched, the whole of my local area became gridlocked due to delays at Dover Port. This meant it could take over an hour to drive somewhere that should take you less than 5 minutes.
Sunday 30th- Saturday 5th August
Sunday and Monday
Work… in the rain! However, I made pancakes on Monday Evening, which brightened my day!
Tuesday (1st August)
I honestly cannot believe that it is August already- this year has flown by! To start August off on a high, I headed down to Brighton and surprisingly it was SUNNY! Really sunny.
I am going to do a separate Blog post about my trip to Brighton (with loads of photos and information) but here are a few sneak preview pictures!
I woke up in Brighton to torrential rain. Surprise Surprise! It was the nasty and heavy kind of rain that causes the roads to flood, which made walking around Brighton impossible. So we took shelter and ate lunch in Churchill Square shopping centre before getting the train home.
Work, Dinner and Bed! I live an exciting life!
After work, I went to a concert to listen to the music that my brothers had been learning at a week long music school. It was a hilarious evening, with all the family!