4 August 2014

July 2014: An Eventful 4 Weeks

I started off July by having a mad reading sprint, getting 5 books read in the space of 3 days: The Summer I Turned Pretty, It's Not Summer Without You, and We'll Always Have Summer (the Summer trilogy) by Jenny Han, Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith and Educating Rita by Willy Russell. I read the Summer trilogy every July and I have done for 3 or 4 years now, simply because I love them so darn much. Summer isn't Summer without Jenny Han. This year, I read the first one in 2 hours and 10 minutes (one sitting, no breaks), then the second one over 2 days, and the third one in 3 hours on the same day. I think that's a record for me...

On the 10th of July, I set off on my holiday to London (and Leeds)! If you follow me on twitter (@CatHannnahXD), you'll know that it didn't really go to plan and ended up being a lot more stressful that we intended. In retrospect, it's kinda hilarious but it was just a little bit depressing at the time. :'D A huge highlight of the trip was seeing Les Mis at The Queens Theatre; it was insane and I absolutely loved it, but the rest of the trip didn't really run smoothly and I think we were all quite happy to get home on the 13th. 

I took a bit of a risk on the 15th and finally got my hair cut, after about 2 years of letting it do it's own thing. It was getting really long and straggly which I actually liked because I'm a big fan of messy hair, but I knew it was about time to get it cut because it wasn't at all healthy anymore. Before I got it cut, it went down to the bottom of my ribcage. Now, it's a couple of inches below my shoulders. I got about 6 inches off which was terrifying but it's so much more manageable now and is the healthiest it's been in years.

On the 17th, I went busking with my wonderful friend, Beka. I've done a full post on why I love busking which you can see here, and I have another post about my first experience busking last October which you can see here. We hadn't been for a while so it was awesome to get back out and give it another go. ^_^

The 23rd was one of my favourite days of the year so far because I saw Belle and Sebastian live at the Kelvingrove Bandstand, to celebrate the start of the Commonwealth Games. I've never been a huge Belle and Sebastian fan but that gig changed my opinion completely and I've been converted. They're amazing and the atmosphere at the Bandstand was incredible. They have a lot of good stuff but I'll recommend The Boy With the Arab Strap, Piazza New York Catcher and If You Find Yourself Caught In Love to start you off. You have no idea how long it took me to narrow my favourites down to three. :'D

I hope July treated you well and that August is even better! August brings my 17th birthday, my exam results and the long-awaited return of The Great British Bake-Off aka. my life, so it's going to be an interesting month for me. :3 
Lots of love, Cat

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