Goodbye January, Hello February!

And a very COLD welcome to a snowy first day of February…

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I woke up this morning to find a very thin layer of snow, despite the weather forecast saying that we would get a lot of it over the night. It was a bit of a disappointment, to say the least. However, we are due to get some more snow tonight, so if I wake up tomorrow morning to a lot of snow, you can expect more photos, snowball fights, and a little snowman.

You’re probably wondering what kind of post this is…I thought it would be nice to do a little transition post from January to February for you to know what I have been up to, as well as what I have planned for February.

 

RECAP OF JANUARY…

– It’s been 3 weeks since I started the second term of my second year at university and it’s safe to say that it has been a really good 3 weeks. I have been keeping up with my assignments, as well as making notes on my future assignments that will soon be due. I am really enjoying my performance criticism module as we are able to review anything we like, such as tv shows, YouTube videos, movies, live performance, and many many more. I like how flexible it is which is great because I get to write about things that I am interested in.

– You will probably know this if you follow me on my social media, but I am moving apartments in the next 3/4 weeks. I have been extremely busy ever since we viewed the property and accepted it, such as filling out all the forms, buying new things for the flat, as well as organizing a removal van and setting up relevant things that we need to be sorted before our moving date. I definitely feel like an independent adult now, considering I have been sorting a majority of this out all by myself.

– I have also been very lucky to have experienced photographing at the university’s student union for one of their masquerade balls. I had sooooooooo much fun and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I have never really had the chance to photograph at a nightclub or in that sort of setting before, so it was amazing to try something new. I am looking forward to what’s to come, in regards to my photography career, and all the shoots I have planned in the next coming months.

IT’S TIME FOR FEBRUARY…

I can’t believe it is already the 1st of February…like that is crazy! January has just flown by. Although, I am looking forward to everything that February has installed for me.

– I will be getting the keys to mine and Kevin’s new apartment on 26th February, so as you can imagine, I am thrilled about moving. I have been wanting this for so long. Even though we live together now, it’s not the same as having our own flat and being in our own space. I have recently been making a few purchases of some things that we will need, although we are going to wait for a few things and purchase them once we have already moved in. Kevin thinks that will be wise, as then we just have to get it delivered there and I couldn’t agree more!

– I have sooooooo much uni work to do during February, such as reading 3 books for my Education Studies course which are quite complex. But, I am hoping to read some of each of them during this weekend, so I at least make a start on them. Alongside that, I will be going to my teaching placement 4 times this month and a total of 24 hours for my volunteering module. I am very nervous to be going into a school and potentially teach, but at the same time, I am very excited because I have been waiting for an experience like this for a long time. I have always wanted to be a teacher, so if this goes well, then I will know that I am making the right decision by studying at university.

I am so excited to be moving into my new apartment in a few weeks. I want to do some moving/new flat blog posts. I will definitely be doing an empty flat tour, as well as a room tour.

If there are any posts that you want to see, please let me know in the comments below. I could really do with the inspiration! 

 

How To Get In The Holiday Spirit? || The Travel Tag

Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well. You’re probably surprised I have another blog post LOL. I made a promise that I will keep publishing again like I used to and I am going to make that happen. I have planned out so many interesting and fun blogs that I am looking forward to sharing with you in the next upcoming months. For those of you who don’t know, I have two mini holiday breaks coming up which is why I wanted to do this little holiday travel tag to help get me in the holiday spirit. I am going to Belfast on Thursday 26th July to Sunday 29th July and I am going to Budapest on Friday 3rd August to Monday 6th August. I am so happy to be going away. If you would like any specific travel posts regarding these places please comment below as I would love to do helpful travel posts. Now without further ado… let’s move straight on.

Which countries of the world have you already visited?

Unfortunately, I haven’t been to a lot of places as I didn’t begin going on holiday until I was 16 years old. The places I have been to in chronological order are Disney Land (Paris), Marsa Alam (Egypt), Manila (Philippines), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Belfast (Nothern Ireland) and a range of places in the United Kindom.

Which destination is the number one of your bucket list? 

This is very easy for me to answer as I have always dreamed of going to Australia… more specifically Melbourne and/or Sydney.

What is your most ideal holiday?

My most ideal holiday would definitely be something very spontaneous. I would love to go travelling unexpectedly… perhaps with a camper van and just see where the roads take me. I would love to do this will my boyfriend Kevin. It would be the best thing ever. It would be lovely. As long as we have a great time, I don’t even mind where we go. It would just be nice to explore, have fun and take a wild adventure.

Which place did you think was so special that you would love to go back there sometime?

Definitely, Disney Land Paris as it was mine and Kevin’s first day together in a relationship. I would absolutely love to go back there on one of our anniversary’s because it would mean a lot to me. I have always been one of those traditional people who treasure special moments like that. It would be nice to see Paris too as we never explored the city. We just stayed at Disney Land for our college trip. In February 2019 it will be mine and Kevin’s 5th year anniversary… hint hint hint LOL. I would love to go for our 5th year together.

Show us your nicest holiday photo:

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Photo was taken by Bryoni Burns (Manila, Philippines)

Did you have to travel for work sometime? If yes, where?

Sadly… no! My job does not require me to travel around the world. Although, it would be amazing to travel and work at the same time. You would be able to learn so much, not just from working, but culturally.

With who are you mostly going on holiday? 

My boyfriend Kevin. Most of my holidays have been with Kevin. It was just Amsterdam that Kevin didn’t come to as it was my sister’s hen party weekend.

Would you rather go to an amusement park or zoo?

Personally, this is rather tricky for me. I don’t do either of them a lot and I have never thought about this question before. I think I would probably choose an amusement park as long as Kevin could come with me because we would have a lot of fun whilst spending a lot of money LOL.

Would you rather go on a sun or ski holiday?

A very easy question for me to answer… SKI!!!!! Of course, I would choose that. I have never been on a ski holiday. I would always choose something that I have not done or only done a little. I love trying new things and experimenting. I have been to a range of sunny holiday places, so I would definitely try a ski holiday if I had the chance too.

What holidays do you have planned this year?

I am soooooooo happy to share this with you. I have been so excited about going on holiday which is why I wanted to do a post like this to help get all the excitement out, as well as give you more information about myself. I only have two short city breaks this year for my holidays, although I do prefer going to places for a few days as I tend to miss home in 4 days anyway. Tomorrow, I will be travelling to Belfast in Northern Ireland for 3 days to visit my family over there and to do a little bit of sight-seeing with of course Kevin. My second short city break is happening on 3rd August until the 6th August and I am going to Budapest with Kevin and 3 other friends. I am looking forward to this a lot because we have planned out the whole holiday ensuring we make the most of the time in Budapest. WE WILL HAVE A LOT OF FUN!

I am going to nominate 5 people who I think should do this blog post:

  1.  Emma 
  2. Isla
  3. Sophie
  4. Anne
  5. Life Travel Soul

Thank you so much for popping back onto my blog. It means so much to me. I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post. Now… I challenge YOU to do this tag if you are going on holiday anytime soon. It is definitely the perfect way to get you in the holiday spirit. If you would like me to do any blog posts specific to Belfast or Budapest please let me know. I would love to give you any advise and share my experiences with you. I hope you have a great end to the week and an amazing weekend!

From,

Bryoni X