My Goals Til The End Of The Year

WOO, I'm back, it feels weird having a bit of a break. But in all honesty it was very overdue, I'm the kind of person that finds themselves running on empty quite a bit. It's something I don't want to be like obviously, but I'm very much an 'oh well I'll find time for a break later on' rather than at the moment when I need it. It's not exactly been a relaxing sit around do nothing, it's been more of a right I have a new job so my attention needs to be on that, I'm in the world of 9-5 so it's taken me some time to find my feet and get settled into the new routine. 

But I feel like I've got there now, I actually do 7 hours a day so my trick to combat that is to do add an extra hour onto my day to go to a cute cafe and get some blog posts done. And with that, I wanted to set myself some goals so that this break and time to think was for more than my return post. My blog has been very up and down over the years, it's had an up and dow…

Edinburgh in 3 Days

It's my first trip of the year and it was to not so sunny Edinburgh. As I'm writing this I'm on the train staring at all the stuff I got wondering if I even needed half of it. Well I got a new tote bag out of it all so I guess we'll say it was worth it. I took some time after exams to have a break before getting back to Uni to start semester 2 and thought I would share with you some of the things I did during my 3 days in Edinburgh.

The first thing was walking, so much walking. Honestly how my legs are still here after the amount of walking I did. We were up and down everywhere but honestly the views were worth it. It has a real city vibe to it but with everything being so close but high up it is a nice walk round the place. It was so nice to see everything and find some new places that I would never have gone if I went by myself. I luckily had my friend as an amazing tour guide. So it was very relaxed and full of laughs.

Shopping was a big thing for me, I mean when is it not. I love a good mooch around the shops and there are so many little knick knack shops that I had to run into every single. One that really stood out for me was Eden. Situated in Cockburn street it is a cute shop that does so many cute gifts. From mugs to cards to stuffed toys there was a bit of everything. I left this shop with a present for one person which i would like to applaud myself for as I was very close to buying so many things for myself.

Vintage shopping was also another exciting thing here. There are so many charity shops and vintage shops. I managed to go into Armstrongs and pop out with two new things. One being this amazing 60's a line dress. I will be working it into my wardrobe soon so stay tuned. And i managed to pick up this bright red Adidas jacket which was an amazing find. I've been after one for so long but i didn't really fancy paying the prices so when I saw this I ran for it straight away. They'll both be making an appearance on the Instagram soon.

Of course i got the souvenirs, it wouldn't be a proper trip if I didn't pick up a few magnets and keyrings. You won't struggle to find gift shops, on Princes Street there's about 6 dotted near each other so you'll be fine for souvenirs and those take home gifts.

Food wise I had a mix, I stuck to the classic Nando's which I know isn't exactly very touristy but I did also try a battered sausage and let me tell you I'm hooked on it. If you want to pop in somewhere for a good milkshake and even better food. Hula situated in Grassmarket is a cute little spot. They have a lot of dishes that can be made gluten free and vegan. I had the veggie chilli and let me tell you that is one of the best chilli's I have had in a long time.

Apart from all of this I just spent a lot of time exploring, It's great to wander around and find so many places. I didn't want to do a strict do this do that guide as my cup of tea may not be yours. These are the main things that stuck out for me and the bits of Edinburgh I experienced and recommend 100%.

Let me know if you've been to Edinburgh before or if you're off to anywhere soon. I've got Budapest coming up and I can't wait to go

Until next time, Chloe

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