Sunday, 1 June 2014

June, too soon?

It's June. The sixth month of 2014, and the start to my summer holiday from university. Wow, that's flown over, hasn't it? I thought I'd share with you a few little goals I'd like to do during June, as I should have a lot of spare time on my hands. My last update was in April, and I managed to tick off all the important things I needed to do. Yay me!

Go on at least two 'dates' with Joe
This can be anything, really. A meal, a trip to the cinema, a walk out somewhere nice - just as long as it's time we can spend together. As much as I love that Joe was recently promoted, it means that a lot of his shifts have been extended - an hour or so, here and there - but it's really made an impact on how much I see of him. Sadface.

Try to acquire a sewing machine
I want to make a patchwork quilt, and for this, I need a sewing machine. Can you imagine how much of a faff that would be to do by hand? No thanks! My uni friend made one last summer, so I think I shall do one to keep me busy. It might be a nice thing for me to start while Dylan still attends childcare over the term time. This would also help me do a few more things on my 101 in 1001 days list, which hasn't been updated recently.

Take on as many shifts at work as possible
I've decided that I want to work on lowering my overdraft this summer. By taking on extra shifts, I'm going to put any extra cash I make straight into my account and lower my limit by £100 every month. Of course, this might be tricky if I don't do £100 worth of overtime, but at least it might make me think twice before buying myself the odd treat here and there.

Only drink water
Inspired by Tilly, I'd like to make June a water-only month. I know the benefits of water are tremendous, but I *always* make an excuse to buy a bottle of fizzy pop or tell myself that I deserve a bottle of cider, when really, no I don't. I'm one of those people who doesn't really like the taste of water, but June will be the month in which I make myself like it. I've got to say, I'm going to really miss my morning cup of tea.

Read three books
Three isn't an earth-shattering amount of books to read, but if I read three 'big' books, then I don't mind. It's such a novelty to be able to read books for fun again, now that uni is finished for the year! 

Meet some bloggers!
Possibly the most exciting goal, is that I'm going to the #SWBlogSocial on Saturday! I'm hoping to meet a lot of my favourite South West bloggers (and a few from other places, I guess!) and see if they're anything like I imagined! June also sees me having my second date with Leona, which I am more than excited for. So many babes, so little time... 

Do you have much in store for June? Are you going to the #SWBlogSocial?

Chelsea xo


  1. Ooo sewing a quilt would be awesome fun - I use to help my mam sew hexagon patches together back in the day, all by hand. It's pretty slow work but it's a lot of fun, I keep meaning to make a quilt or some covers for myself. Mind you I have a vintage sewing machine but the table it sits in, or is at least meant to is all broken so it's pretty hard to use as is. Anyway my June is pretty much dependant upon what happens with the house we have an offer on, it's certainly going to be crafty and busy one way or another!

  2. Aw, I bet that was great fun! Hope you have good news regarding the house :)

  3. Happy June! This was quite a lovely read. I, myself, am also on my summer break from university and also plan on getting some reading for fun done! What books are you planning on reading?


  4. I'm currently reading The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden, and then I think I'm going to read On The Road, as I've had it for ages! What do you want to read over summer? xxx


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