July 2017

Can I indulge a cliche for just a moment and ask how on earth I’m writing my July wrap up? June feels like yesterday and it’s hard to believe that we’re over half way through 2017. The summer is racing ahead in full swing, no matter how much we might wish that we could beg it to slow down just a little bit.

This month was whirlwind for me, but in the very best way. I moved from St Andrews to Darlington. Or at least I spent two and a half days unpacking before I went off adventuring. I headed down to London to help Sam move into her new place for a day or two. We also packed up our backpacks and headed to the airport to start a pretty amazing holiday. Over eight nights and seven days, we visited Paris, Berlin and Rome before coming back to London for a few days.

While I was in London, I got to do some pretty cool things, including seeing Bat out of Hell, watching a play at the Globe and attending an awesome fantasy event at the Waterstones in Piccadilly (you’ll hear a little more about that soon though).

Somehow the blog managed to keep ticking away throughout all that, with the magic of scheduling and a hand from my friends. Steph wrote an amazing guest post about her TBR, which you can find here. I’m so grateful  that she agreed to help as I love her blog so much. I shared a wrap up of some of my favourite blog posts here, if you want to see some more great writing.

I also managed to share a few book-related posts of my own, including a review of The Name of the Wind, which can be found here. There’s more coming too; I’ve really gotten back into reading recently so there should be plenty of reviews coming your way in the next few weeks.

I’m still getting used to this post-graduation life, though so far it’s treating me well. The biggest thing I’m struggling with right now is the left over feeling of guilt around my free time. I still feel like there is something I should be doing, even though there isn’t just yet. I’m sure it will fade soon enough but right now I’m trying to remind myself to enjoy the quiet moments when I really can just sit and read or watch Netflix without putting something else off. It’s weird, but good. I reflected a lot on my degree itself in this post, if you’re interested. I’m not quite ready to write something about what happens next but I enjoyed looking back to write it!

So there’s July in a nutshell. Barmy and exciting and a whirlwind adventure.

Not bad at all.

How was July for you?

Kelly x

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