OCTOBER 2017

October marked my last month in Cyprus. As it is the end of the season, reps have been dropping like flies so the work load is more intense. We haven’t had a lot of time to explore and when we have had time, we just want to relax. However, this month I started my positivity challenge and began meditating which has been really helpful to my mental wellbeing. Spending more time relaxing has also meant that I have managed to get back into regularly reading, enjoying winding down on an evening with a bath and a good book. I have also become a contributor to The Growing Up Guide which is a new online magazine helping you through the first decade of adulthood. The month has been busy, although adventures lacking but I still have a lot to tell you about…

COUNTRIES

I was excited to add this section back in as my flight was supposed to land at 23:55 on October 31st, however, I arrived after midnight… but I’m still keeping this section in even if it has only been one.

FLIGHTS

One – after a summer in Cyprus, I’m returned home!

AWESOME

Getting into meditating which has become my new hobby and I’m really enjoying it.

Two great end of season parties.

AWKWARD
Being given new hotels for the last week of work and not having a clue what I’m doing.

My first hangover since I stopped drinking in May. It was only minor but I definitely had a fuzzy head and was hungry for the entire day. Not enjoyable.

AWFUL

Saying goodbye to friends and the place I have called home for over seven months.

Leaving Ash behind in Cyprus.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Gaining two awards at work and being appreciated for hard work.

Consistently waking up each morning early to meditate instead of hitting my beloved snooze button.

FIRSTS
First time playing footgolf… that was interesting.

READING

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella and One Perfect Summer by Paige Toon, both of which I have written a mini review on.

Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren. From the same author as The Devil Wears Prada, I’ve really enjoyed the storyline of this book and the strong friendship element but have found it quite difficult to read as it has really long chapters and tiny writing.

LISTENING

This month I have introduced myself to podcasts. I have followed a few podcasts on YouTube in the past but as they had a video, it wasn’t quite the same. I’ve started listening to them whilst I’m getting ready for work and when I’m driving and really enjoying them.

Get It Off Your Breasts which is a female led discussion podcasts where they talk about modern day issues and annoyances. I find this podcast really refreshing as it is so raw and honest, I’ve loved everything they’ve discussed so far.

What She Said which aims to provide blogging advice to newbie bloggers, even though I’m not a newbie, I find this podcast really interesting, get some great ideas and love a peek into the lives of other bloggers.

At Home With which ventures into people’s homes discussing their interior design and careers. I’m a bit nosey so I love learn information about people about how they got into their job role and seeing inside their homes.

WATCHING
Cuckoo which is a BBC comedy currently on Netflix which Ash introduced me to. It’s all about when a daughter returns home from traveling with a hippy husband and how the family cope with it. I think it’s brilliant, I love comedies with dry humour.

Stranger Things. Season 2 is here!

The Apprentice. We only started watching The Apprentice last year but I think it’s genius, I love it.

BLOGS

I have found a lot of new blogs this month and am loving new voices and content. I particularly love Abbey Louisa Rose who posts such witty, funny content with a beautiful personality which shines through her writing.

I am also finding great interest in The Blissful Mind whose posts I am finding really helpful at the start of my mindfulness journey. Catherine provides great advice and words of support on finding calm.

NEW EATS

Poppadums, Chlorakas, Paphos. Delicious Indian food in a gorgeous setting with grapevines hanging from the ceiling but to be honest, really terrible service.

The Last Tavern, Akamas, Paphos. This restaurant is off-road in the Akamas Peninsula so not the easiest to get to be Trev made it! Cute little restaurant overlooking the peninsula with grapes growing above you and a delicious Cypriot menu of barbecued meat. Highly recommend, we had a lovely lunch there.

THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN NOVEMBER
Spending time at home with family.

The wedding of one of my closest friend’s, The Hels Project.

Returning to Cyprus for a mini holiday and to be reunited with Ash.

Our first adventures in Iceland!

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This blog post is not sponsored or endorsed in any way. All opinions are my own and just that: opinions.

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14 thoughts on “OCTOBER 2017

  1. Kayleigh Zara says:

    It’s so sad that your time away as a rep is over but congratulations on your awards you deserved them from the sounds of it! X

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

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  2. Abbey says:

    Looks like October was busy busy busy for you as always! Big well done again on your work awards, those are fab and well deserved! Footgolf certainly sounds interesting, something I’d like to try at least once! All of your new eats sound divine,, shame about the service at the Poppadums place though! Thank you so much for the really kind words about my blog, you’ve really warmed my heart today! It’s comments like these that inspire me to keep working hard at it! If you haven’t already listened to the podcast My Dad Wrote A Porno, I 100% recommend it!

    Abbey 💓 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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  3. Katey says:

    I love books by Sophie Kinsella – I always keep an eye out to see if she’s written any new ones!
    It’s sad that your time in Cyrpus is up, but it’ll be nice to know you have a trip planned!

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  4. Finding Kate (@_findingkate_) says:

    Awww I love round up posts like this – it’s so nice getting a bit of an insight with a month ‘overview’ of what one of my favourite blogging ladies has been up to! I’m so glad you’ve been loving Abbey’s blog, it’s fantastic isn’t it? If you’re looking for a more ‘serious’ podcast, I found Serial to be fascinating – it follows somebody (I think she’s a journalist actually), who investigates further into a murder – its all true and features phone interviews between her and the incarcerated suspect, as well as lots of interviews with other people, def recommend!
    Kate x
    http://www.findingkate.co

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