4 June 2014

May 2014

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that May was the month of stress, completing assignments (one video, one lab report, one reflection document and a portfolio later..), dreaded revision and tedious exams. If exams are still ongoing for you then I wish you lots of luck! I wouldn't say my exams went brilliantly, but they could've been worse. 

May was also the month that I began the 30 day shred and started eating salads, like actual salads with leaves and stuff. Totally unheard of for me but I'm getting used to them, a large helping of fat free Greek yoghurt as a dressing definitely helps! Level one of the shred went pretty well but when level two arrived it was torture, many more combined moves, we're talking abs, legs and arms. All at the same time. This was where my motivation began lacking. However, I'm still going, currently on day 6 of level two, even if those 6 days have been way more spread out than the 10 days of level one. 

Thankfully we had some glorious weather in May so me and Lee had a walk in the local country park and took the chance to drive to Hareshaw Linn, a walk which ends with a lovely shaded waterfall, it was beautiful. Lee has decided that although he's enjoyed Breaking Bad, they've dragged it out a little too long for his attention span so rather than sitting in watching that every night we've been on some nice drives to the usual coastal places; the harbour, the beach, a river occupied by lots of huge and rather intimidating swans, but definitely NOT McDonalds or our favourite take away ;) Nice chats and hyper hours were had. We got out the car one night and had a nice walk along the sand, skimming stones (I fail) and watching two surfers braving the cold (after thinking that they were dogs, then seals..). 

More enjoyable things which probably seem quite insignificant to you; I went swimming at a public pool for the first time in ages and surprisingly quite enjoyed it. I wandered around a shopping centre with the boys and half heartedly acted as stylist (they're definitely almost as bad as girls when it comes to shopping), we did have a major sing-song in the car on the way back though so all was good. I also had lunch with my mam and her fiance at our local Hungry Horse chain and followed up with an evening at the pub with the best ones and an amazing brownie. Me and Lee spent a night with some friends we hadn't seen in a while, we found the cutest Italian restaurant with live music and such a holiday atmosphere! Cocktails and nibbles were had in a beer garden with my friends at uni and to celebrate the end of exams I didn't go crazy, just chilled at my friends flat with the best Pizza Hut pizza and watched Frozen for the first time, it was awesome. The last uni night out of first year quickly followed, made 100x better when I was able to sing my heart out to Let It Go in a bar.

We've definitely been at the takeaways more this month, but I've enjoyed it. I've had more time to chill with Lee in the mornings and more chances to enjoy myself and catch up with my friends. I can feel my summer beginning to slot nicely in place. How was your May? 
Rachael x
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  1. May has been the months of salad and light eating for me too and I've actually enjoyed doing it :)

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    1. Aah that's good to hear! I haven't minded it half as much as I thought I would, although the chocolate cravings have been awful! x

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  2. You're not alone because I was so stressed out in May T_T However, things are getting better right? :) xx

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    1. I think lots of people were with all of the ongoing revision and exams! Definitely, Summer is coming! xx

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  3. I think May is always a pretty stressful month, but now it's over my summer has officially begun! We had our last 1st year night out a couple of weeks ago and it ended up with the majority of us all singing Let It Go as we stumbled down the street... I feel sorry for anyone who had to witness it. I've just found your blog and I'm now following, can't wait to see what else you get up to x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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    1. I agree, aah such a good feeling isn't it! Hahaha, sounds like a great night! Thank you so much Charlotte x

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  4. My exams started in May so that was definitely stressful! They're over soon so I can't wait until I can relax and have a nice long summer x

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    1. It's always such a stressful time, I hope they're going well and good luck for your future ones! x

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  5. That waterfall loos gorgeous! Mays seem to be so busy :')
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  6. May was stressful for me as well! Way too much going on! So glad it's june :)

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    1. I agree, think everyone has been feeling the same! Me too, here's to summer! :)

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  7. Yay for June! =] Just came cross your blog and I adore it xx.

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    1. Aah thank you so much Louise! xx

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  8. such a cute post! may was a boring month for me, but june feels like it's full of motivation (and my birthday!) so i'm looking forward to the rest of it

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    1. Thanks Helen! Ooh sounds like a good month for you, enjoy! x

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  9. this is so lovely Rachael! I'm so glad you had a lovely May :)
    I actually had a pretty interesting May ! thankfully I finished all my exams so summer is here and I'm super excited :)
    Hope you're having a lovely Tuesday!!xx

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    1. Aw thank you Kelly! Yay me too, how exciting xx

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  10. lovely rachael! You have such a great blog. May was great! It was such a blur though! crazy how fast the months just fly by right?!
    Have a great rest of your week love


    francesca
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    1. Thank you so much, I'm pleased you enjoyed May and yes I agree it's so crazy, gonna be Christmas before we know it! Thanks, you too :)

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  11. I hope you get the exam results you want! I did the 30 shred before, I'm thinking of starting it again now! To be honest I didn't see much of a difference but the exercise really refreshed my body! Lovely post! Xx

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    1. Thank you! Ooh really, I've definitely seen an improvement in my strength but the actual body changes haven't been too great so far, I'm enjoying it though :) Thanks! xx

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  12. Wow what an amazing picture! Goodluck with the 30 day shred!


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    1. Thank you! It's a lovely waterfall :)

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  13. Sounds like an eventful May! (also I need to experience singing Let It Go in a bar as well haha!) My May was beyond stressful - uni killed me! You're so lucky Summer is coming for you - here in Australia Winter is on it's way! :(

    Angela xxx
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    1. Haha it was fun, uni is so tough in April-May but I'm pleased it's over! Ah that's not good, although I'm sure winter in Australia is a lot warmer than the awful UK winters haha xx

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  14. i have literally been the same, deadlines for garments coming out of my ears all of may, so glad it's finally over and i have a spot of time to relax! i have had far too many takeaways too, feeling a little bit jiggly!!
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    1. Ah how stressful! It's good that you get to relax now though, haha yes me too, it's a good job takeaways are tasty enough to justify it x

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