Barcelona 2012 was my favourite holiday before this cruise. It was reaaaaally hot and really fun and there was lots of food and water and beach and I had a hotel room to myself and it was lovely. I was buzzing to go back for a day. We did the bus tour which was loads of fun, it just gets you where you need to be and tells you all of the must know historical info at the same time, which is great.
Parc Guell is a really great way to see the whole city from above, and you don't even really need to pay to get in; you can go pretty high up and see the paid-for part without actually paying. Just don't get sandwiches from the cafe at the entrance to the park, they're honestly not worth the three euros we paid for them.
La Sagrada Familia is also a great sight to see from the outside; I've never been in but it's honestly impressive enough from the outside. The great thing about the bus tour is also that it tells you everything you could ever need to know about Gaudi who designed both La Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell, which really puts it all into some context.
Here's what went on:
Every place on this list has plugs and wifi, and they won't make you feel awful if you sit there all day with a laptop.
When I started blogging, or just taking my blog more seriously really, I found a plethora of articles which explained endless things about SEO and being Self Hosted and coding and a lot of other words which I really didn't understand.
In a mixture of tragedy and election; there has been no shortage of political comments pertaining to those less fortunate than the population of the internet.
I've done some research. It's entailed mostly conversations with my friends, twitter, and google - but still, I've done some research, so you don't have to.
It's not a huge surprise to me, because I am constantly a little bit angry with depression. Let’s not forget anxiety because that also made Degree 1.0 distinctly more difficult than depression ever did.
Since being told that I couldn't go back to university post the great depression of 2015 (apparently that's what we refer to it as now), I concentrated quite a lot on improving my blog. That might not have become apparent just yet; it's mainly involved a lot of reading, a lot of sorting, a lot of emails, and a lot of saving articles about photography and SEO and all of the other things that 'proper bloggers' are supposed to know about. Cut to a year later, and I'm still there - doing the same thing, reading, knowing, but struggling to implement.
In a moment of ALL THE GENIUS IDEAS COMING TO ME AT ONCE, I realised why London can be depressing as hell, without even touching the ‘nobody talks and everyone is in a rush’ cliches. (Both of those are true, they’re just beside my point).
I've decided that as bloggers, creatives, freelancers, and generally people trying to fend for ourselves in our world which can frankly be utter tosh sometimes, we all need to support each other. What better way to do that than to use discount codes or affiliate links provided by other bloggers, on things which you were going to buy anyway. You might even discover some new brands in the process.
2016 was a year of surprise, and not just on the internet. 2015 and the Tory vote wasn't any different. Do we enclose ourselves in spheres of influence which mean we are unaware of our opposition?
Budgeting and money are subjects which we don't do very well at talking about - they can be a bit taboo and things that people don't really want to discuss over dinner, or over the internet for that matter. I'm not going to get all evangelical and 'THAT NEEDS TO CHANGE WE ALL NEED TO TWEET OUR MONTHLY INCOME ON THE FIRST OF EVERY MONTH' because that's ridiculous and unnecessary, I just think if you can share something you might as well. Student life is tricky and although there can be an element of adrenaline in living 'pay cheque to pay cheque', or, student finance instalment to student finance instalment, it is stressful and it CAN be avoided.