4 August 2013

An Amazing Month

July was an amazing month. I think I would actually go as far as to say that it was the best month of the year, and possibly the best month of the past few years. I had some brilliant experiences, wonderful day trips and shared some amazing moments with my friends and now that it's August, I'm looking back on July remembering how much fun I had in those 31 days. ^_^

The 1st
This was the first real day of my summer holiday (I stopped the previous Friday, I don't count weekends :P) and I'd arranged with my friend to attempt to ombre my hair that morning. She came round at 10 and we spent hours in the bathroom with a box of blonde hair dye and me mildly freaking out but trying not to show it. It didn't work (at all...) but it was fun. It was pretty funny too as we used a toothbrush to put the dye in and stained the back of my white t.shirt a weird purple colour...:'D

The 6th
I made last-minute plans with a few friends to go into town and spend a day at a nearby country park and castle. It was an absolutely beautiful day (a good 30 degrees (celsius) or so) and it was the first time I'd seen a couple of these friends for ages due to them going on holiday when we were still at school. We got the bus into town and walked to the park where we sat on a big grassy hill and talked, then decided to walk to Tesco's to buy lunch and ice cream. This is where it got...interesting... We got lost. Very very lost. Despite the fact that we had all lived in the town for out entire lives, we walked in the completely wrong way for half an hour and didn't realise that we were lost until we passed the sign going into the town and noticed a road-sign saying 'Moscow'. Ooops... It took an hour and a half but we finally got to Tesco's where we bought lunch and 2 boxes of magnums. We ate, then passed out from exhaustion. It was an amazing day, even if I did go home with ruined feet. ^_^

The 7th
This was my favourite day of the month and one of my favourite days of the year so far. It was another beautiful, sunny and incredibly warm day so I spent some time at the beach with the same three friends as the day before. We were there for about 6 hours just sunbathing, burying each other in the sand and (attempting to) swim in the sea. It was seriously such an amazing day. ^__^ I did a lot of things I wouldn't usually do and achieved a lot of the things I've wanted to do for a while when I was there like going in the ocean, going somewhere new with my friends and buying food somewhere I hadn't been before (that one may seem small but it was a big thing for me). I'll never forget that day, it was awesome. :D

The 8th 
After a very busy weekend we decided to go to the cinema so we wouldn't have to spend too much time in the sun and wouldn't have to walk too much. I got the bus into town with a couple of friends then walked to the cinema (too much walking and sun already, haha), met up with our other friends and went to see 'Now You See Me'. I'd wanted to see it since I first saw the trailer a couple of months before, partly because it has Jesse Eisenberg in it (I love him) and partly because it's about magic. Magic. :D It definitely lived up to my expectations and was one of my favourite films of the year. 

The 13th
This was the day that my very first giveaway ended. I'd wanted to do a giveaway for a while but had been putting it off until I found the perfect prize, so when I finally held my Summer Reads giveaway I was pretty excited. :D I gave away the Summer trilogy by Jenny Han which are three of my favourite summer books, and the lovely Charli won them! 

The 15th
My amazing friend Beka turned 16 on the 14th and her party was on the 15th. We had a fancy tea party at my house with tea and cake and a lot of Haribo... I did some baking with a friend before the party then had an awesome day with everyone. I think (and hope) that Beka had a good day too, as a 16th birthday should be special. :)

The 20th - 27th
I went away to the Highlands for a week with my family. We stayed in a lodge in Muir Of Ord and had some great day trips to different towns like Beauly, Nairn, Fort Augustus and Forres. We visited Loch Ness, Cawdor Castle and Culloden Battlefield, and even went dolphin spotting one morning. It was an amazing week! You can read about my first two days here, days 3 and 4 here and the last two days here.  

I hope you all had a lovely July and hopefully August will be even better! ^_^
Lots of love, Cat



  1. Sounds like a great July. In England our summer holiday doesn't begin until the very end of July and so mine is only just starting.
    Reading this made me really wish that I lived near a beach and a castle...
    Holly x

    1. I guess that's a good thing! You get to sleep when everyone else goes back to school at the beginning of August. :P xx

  2. Sounds great! It was a good month for me, especially winning your giveaway! :) I went to Cornwall for the tail end of July till Friday, so that was good too!

    Charli x

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the books! Thanks for letting me know when you read them. ^_^ Cornwall's lovely; I went a few years ago and loved it there. :) xx

  3. Aww, lovely post - sounds like you had a great month! There's nothing like spending time with friends in the summer ... I wish I wasn't going back to SCHOOL on Wednesday, because I've not done nearly enough shopping/town/beach/Miranda marathons! As for Now You See Me, I'd love to see it o.O

    1. Thanks, I did! :D I went back to school on the 16th. :( xx


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