Favourite Albums #5

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

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Acid Tongue - Jenny Lewis
{Favourite track: The Next Messiah}
  
The Sunlandic Twins - Of Montreal
{Favourite track: So Begins Our Alabee}

Two Dancers - Wild Beasts
{Favourite track: All the King's Men}

Marry Me - St Vincent
{Favourite track: Paris is Burning}

Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
{Favourite track: Blue Ridge Mountains}

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - The Smashing Pumpkins
{Favourite track: Bullet With Butterfly Wings}

Exploring Kotor

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Perast, Montenegro Kotor, Montenegro Kotor, Montenegro Kotor, Montenegro P6200997 Kotor, Montenegro Kotor, Montenegro Church of Our Lady on the Rocks, Montenegro PerastAfter a fleeting jaunt to Podgorica last month, I was excited to travel down the Montenegrin coast to the lakeside town of Kotor. Fuelled by chocolate pastries from a very fancy hotel breakfast, we were initially going to take the bus, but as it was such a warm and sunny day we decided to be frivolous and call a taxi instead. It turned out to be a fantastic decision as driving through the mountains and looking down at all the beautiful coastal towns with the windows rolled down was just perfect. At that moment I think I fell in love with Kotor before I'd even clapped eyes on it. Arriving at our apartment to see the view of the lake and mountains awaiting us at the balcony, it didn't disappoint! We spent the first afternoon watching a thunderstorm raging at the top of a distant mountain, admiring the rolling clouds clinging to the sides of the hills and feeling like the luckiest people in the world. Tom and I had never been on a relaxing holiday together before, so a couple of days of doing nothing but sitting in the sun, drinking wine and the occasional early morning mountain climb was just what needed. I've never been so sad to leave a place behind. 

Coming Home

Sunday, 6 July 2014

It's only been a little over two weeks since I came home from a quick dash to Montenegro and already I'm back to feeling like I barely get a moment to myself. After a few days of doing nothing but lazing in the sun, being out of the house for twelve hours a day and squeezing house viewings into every free lunch hour has come as a bit of a nasty shock. But despite being physically exhausted, time away has done wonders for me mentally, and I've come home feeling inspired and ready to embrace a few changes. I'm currently feeling very hungover so it might still be the red wine talking, but I'm happier now than I have been in a long time and I'm in a really good place with life in general. Possibly a bit concerning as I'm sat surrounded by piles of laundry with Pot Noodle stains down my new white shirt, but never mind. Here are some of the little things I've been doing to keep that feeling of positivity going for as long as possible.

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EATING || burritos on a school night. Making Wednesdays much more bearable!

LISTENING || to lots of Wild Beasts and train conversations. Endlessly fascinating.

FEELING || grateful for the fantastic opportunities my job brings me.

PLANNING || a Bank Holiday by the seaside.

INSPIRED || by Freya's brilliant post about the freedom of travel, and keeping that feeling going once you're back home.

GETTING || excited to move house and start exploring Manchester.

WISHING || for another holiday. As always.

READING || Tampa by Alissa Nutting. Possibly not the best reading material for morning train journeys.

DRINKING || too much wine and too many flat whites. You're only 24 once, right?
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