Bumpin’ and Ballin’ in Cambridge

Last weekend I had the most lovely trip to Cambridge with my mum and my boyfriend, Joe. My sister, Lucy, is at the University of Cambridge and for the last year she has been Women’s Boat Club Captain for her college, Emmanuel. Each year there is a big rowing competition between all the colleges in Cambridge (there are a lot) and so this year we decided to go down and watch the final 2 days of the competition. My sister has kindly summarised May Bumps for me as..

“A rowing race in which boats start evenly spaced apart and try and catch (“bump”) the boat in front before they are caught by the crew behind. This happens over 4 days, and each day the crews that bumped the day before swap places and start in a new order, with the aim either to finish at the front (head of the river) or to go up a place every day.”

Friday

On Friday morning we drove to Cambridge and went to Emmanuel College to have lunch with my sister on their paddock. Turns out you have to be good at multitasking – eating whilst swatting away the ducks who are eyeing up your food 24/7.

We then had a wander around the city centre, as Joe had never visited before, and then drove over to the Airbnb that we had booked for the weekend. It was in an ideal location and we could walk to the city centre.

After this it was time to head over to the river to see the first day of Bumps and I was very excited as I have only ever seen one day of Bumps before, two years ago, but this year Lucy was in W1 (the top women’s boat) and they had already bumped the 2 days before and so they had moved up from 6th to 4th and potential to go up even further…

We decided to watch from The Plough at Fen Ditton, a lovely pub on the riverside who make a BIG deal of Bumps. They had multiple bars set up, a BBQ and a pizza oven with lots of seats just on the river side.IMG_6023 Continue reading

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Another Primark Haul? June 2017

OK – I know I have recently posted a Primark haul but, I promise, I haven’t been spending all my money there… However, as I have just finished my exams, I decided that I definitely had a good excuse to treat myself to some retail therapy – plus with Primark’s current range I couldn’t resist!

Bikinis

Every year I treat myself to a new bikini from Primark – they are amazing value for money and last for at least a few years. This year I may have treated myself to 2… but hey ho, I couldn’t decide. (Continuing to use the “just finished my exams” excuse…)

The first bikini I got was a camo green halter neck bikini with a circular pattern. I love this bikini as it is very flattering on, however the only risk is dodgy tan lines as it would leave you with a very pale chest, therefore you would have to make sure you vary up the bikinis you wear on holiday!

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Where have I been?

EXAMS EXAMS EXAMS

The dreaded exam period, where you don’t care what you look like or what you are doing – you just wish it was over. My exam period was made 10x worse as I was the last one out of all of my friends to finish… but finally… the end has arrived and I have finished my first year at University!! Wow, saying that out loud makes it feel so real, scary.

It has been almost a month since I last wrote a blog post and I have truly missed it a LOT.

I had originally planned to continue my blog posts over my exams but turns out there was a lot more revision I needed to do than expected, which of course had to take priority over my blog – sadly.

However, that being said, I am back and ready to produce a LOT of content this summer. I have had multiple different ideas that I have wanted to write so badly, but have had no time to do them. Don’t worry –  I will definitely make up for it. Continue reading