Sunday, 29 July 2018

Five Things I Did In July


It seems like ten minutes ago that I was writing my June roundup, yet here I am writing my July one so I guess July happened in that ten minutes? Here in the UK the weather has been glorious all month aside from a few thunderstorms in the past couple of days; I know it's sometimes a little too hot and people hate it, but personally I'm absolutely living for it. The sunshine makes such a difference to my mood and attitude and although I'm a little sad for my struggling garden, I'd love it to stick around for August too. Anyway, here's what I got up to in July:

I went to my third Blog At The Beach event. Blog At The Beach is a bi-annual blogger event run by Ice Lolly and they really know how to throw a good event. This time coincided with the England World Cup quarter-final, which they showed on a big screen and it really added to the holiday atmosphere. I got to see some of my favourite blogging pals (Ashton, Rachel and Vix to name a few), meet some new faces and drink cider in the sunshine.

I got a new car. Sadly, at the beginning of the month, my car died (well, it spectacularly failed it's MOT and I was informed I could pay a lot to have it fixed, but it would probably fall apart in the next year). I was very sad about it because my little old lady Honda Jazz was my first car and I was really rather attached to it. However, I soon cheered up because I got a new car and I absolutely love it. It has a digital speedometer and excellent air conditioning. (And that previous sentence sums up the kind of things I get excited about...)

I co-founded HEY Bloggers. There'd been a few of us local bloggers meeting up regularly for coffee and outfit snaps and this month we started a local blogging network for Hull and East Yorkshire. We're currently planning our first event and have heaps of exciting things in the pipeline. Much excite. Oh and shameless plug, if you fancy following us we're @hey_bloggers on Instagram and Twitter. ALSO if you're local (or even if you're not but are willing to travel) come along to our event, the ticket link is on the Hey Bloggers Twitter and Instagram.

I got into the World Cup. This isn't really anything revolutionary because I always get into the World Cup, but (don't hate me), I usually back Portugal. There's a very boring story behind why (and shock, it's not because I fancy Ronaldo) but I've basically supported both Portugal and England since I was about 10. This time though, Portugal were knocked out so early and England did so well that I actually got really invested in England. I honestly don't know how people deal with following football every week, there are too many emotions.

I explored a new city. Despite having heard amazing things and it only being a short train journey away, I'd never been to Sheffield until this month. I explored it with Rachel, who is a Sheffield veteran so was able to take us to some excellent spots. We pretty much just went from coffee to lunch to cocktails and that's my kinda day. If anyone would like to join me in starting a petition to open something similar to The Winter Gardens in Hull, please let me know.

What did you get up to in July?

Amy x
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  1. Ooh it sounds like it's been a good month for you, I was absolutely loving the world cup too! And I just HAVE to know, if it was Eng v Portugal in the final- WHO WOULD YOU SUPPORT? xx

    www.natalieleanne.com

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    1. Oh god I don't know! When they've played each other previously I've supported Portugal, but if England made it all the way to the final I think I'd probably have to go with them! xx

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  2. Congrats on your new car and ooh how lovely you've organised a local bloggers meet-up; such a cute idea and way of regularly catching up! Hope you've had a lovely weekend babe :)

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. Thanks lovely, yeah I can't wait! Hope you had a good one gal xx

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  3. What a month! Hey Bloggers sounds AMAZING Amy!! Well done for setting up something which will support so many and be ever so useful.
    Sending lots of love your way,
    Peta xx
    www.pe-ta.com

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    1. It's very exciting, I can't wait to get other people involved! Hope you're well lovely xx

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  4. Sounds like a fun month! Congrats on the new car, and it's awesome you started a blogging group! :)

    Hope that you are having a great week so far :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Yeah the blogging group is so fun! Hope you're well lovely xx

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  5. What an exciting month! I really like the Winter Gardens in Sheffield and wish there were more similar things around!!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. It's such a gem isn't it, I wish there was something like it in Hull! xx

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  6. Great things, hope you can do more, especially in this August, Love

    https://lizado.com/

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  7. Sounds like a great month! I am LOVING that all of you founded Hey Bloggers and will definitely definitely be attending the events when I go study there from September to January (sadly I can't go to the event in August).

    I really want to know the story behind why you support Portugal now though? haha

    Sarah
    www.sarahaurorax.com

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