Well I can tell you I’m glad that couple of weeks is over, and that this one is nearly over!! Sorry I missed you guys last week, and this Sunday, but I just couldn’t. It was just a couple of those weeks, ye know!
I think I’ve finally gotten back in the swing of Jersey life, well as much as someone like me can, and I’m ready to get back to blogging!
While I was home I had the pleasure of visiting the seaweed baths in Ballybunion. They are opens from the end of May till the mid September. My mother is an avid visiter in the summer so I was quite excited.
Here are my five top tips that I find help with my travel anxiety. When I stick to them I have a nice easy trip with minimal stress. If I don’t I can assure you something always goes wrong and I kick myself! So new life rule, follow my own tried and tested advice.
- Where possible I always check-in the night before, or 24hours if I can.
If you haven’t tried them already, I’d highly recommend the airline apps. You can pretty much do whatever you need to on there, check-in, book flights, add a bag. I always download the app of whoever I’m going to be flying with, log in, check in, and screen shot the boarding pass (just incase) and that’s it, one less stress!!
As you guys may know Jarek (my boyfriend) is from Poland, Sopot to be exact, so I thought it was about time I did a little Sopot post.
Sopot is a sea side town in northern Poland, the vibe is chill, but as its a popular summer destinations it can get very busy.
1. Monte Cassino
This is the main street that’s a pedestrian zone. It has lots of bars, restaurants and shops, and leads straight onto the Molo ( aka the pier). We have no H&M in Jersey so that’s always my first stop, and just beside is a pharmacy meet pound shop type place that I love going too. They sell Wibo which is a polish makeup brand I really like and they always have cute random things. This year I got some macaroon containers, you may have seen them on my instagram (LINK). There are a few other clothing shops in that area that are definitely worth a look.
Also right on the other side of H&M is the “Crooked House” which was designed by Szotyńscy & Zaleski, who were inspired by the fairytale illustrations and drawings of Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg. It’s actually just a costa coffee, but it’s one of the must sees on Monte Cassino. On a side note H&M and Costa both have free wifi.
Can you believe we are here again. How the year has flown! Actually flown what the hell, where is my life going.
This years Jersey Film Festival has been and gone, and it didn’t disappoint. It’s one of my favourite things to do over the summer in Jersey!
It’s a free event in Howard Davis Park where they show new and classic movies in the park on a big screen. It is a free event but it’s also for charity so they do go around with buckets so you can donate, but they aren’t pushy. I donate about £4 each time I go. If you haven’t been I urge you to go. It’s a lot of fun, and just cute chill vibes.
One of the best things is that I get to perfect my picnic skills. You may have noticed that my Pinterest has a whole folder dedicated to this subject.
I get all my picnic accessories out, blankets, basket, jars (Reusing shop bought jars are a great idea) . I go all out and do a homemade picnic everyday. If you’d like me to do a picnic series next year let me know in the comments section.
It’s funny because I don’t really pay much attention to the film selection, I just always make sure I go every year, they have upped their film game over the years thought so there’s usually some great films on! I’ll leave a link to there page HERE.
Over the years I’ve become a picnic master, if I do say so myself, and have made a little must have list fo this event.
You may not know this, but I actually have an Art Degree in Fine Art Print Making. So when I found out about the Skipton Open Art Studio (opening today) you guys know I was all over it!
One of the best thing about this type of event is that it encourages people who may not have a background in art to explore and get involved in a non judgmental environment. There is so much going on in the event there is bound to be something for everyone. Your likely to have a “wow I didn’t expect to enjoy that, but I’m so glad we decided to have a look” moment.
This post is dedicated to an exhibition that really spoke to me. When it comes to art the ‘what, why, and who’ interest me most.
Who Am I? is an evolving art installation curated by Sarah Taylor, taking place at Piquet House as part of the Piquet House Takeover.
This project invites members of the public to create a life size collage of who they truly are, from the inside out. Using a range of mediums, including paint, pens, chalk, fabrics, vinyls, wallpapers etc, each individual will be drawn around on a large sheet of paper and is then invited to create their own multi-layered self portrait … an expression of who they feel they truly are.
Reading about Sarah Taylor’s Who Am I? art installation made me super keen to met her and to get to know the person behind the idea.
While at college (what you might call university) my studio work was about escapism. I was keen to know what drives us to it and what makes one person choose a trip to the cinema as an escape and what makes another choose drink or drugs. It’s this fascination with human nature, and my own nature, that had me hooked on Sarah installation. I had a real clear vision in my head of what I’d create but was so fascinated to see what others would do and how.