In Travel

Ways To Remember Your Travels

"The world is a book, 
and those who don't travel read only a page."

I love travelling, and I always want to remember every moment of my holidays. Every amazing experience, every beautiful view. There are a few different ways I remember my holidays, that I want to share with you today.
 1.Photo flip books
You can make these online or hardcopy, and they are just a series of photos, it is a great way to keep all your photos together.

2. Travel journals
While I am on holiday I keep a journal of the things we did, and what I enjoyed and the food I loved. Sometimes it is just a simple book, sometimes I use a pre-created travel journal.
3.Scrapbooks
I love making scrapbooks to preserve my memories of our holidays, and they kind of combine both of the first two ways. I use digital templates, and then get them printed as hardcover books. Most of the pages are a combination of words and pictures. Sometimes I scan tickets and include them as well.

"Fill your life with experiences,
not things, 
Have stories to tell,
not stuff to show."

xxxPoppy

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In lifestyle summer

Things to do during summer

"At the end of the day, 
your feet should be dirty, 
your hair messy, 
and your eyes sparkling."
-Shanti
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It's summertime. Long days and warm nights. Days filled with messy hair and "not a care", ice-creams, beach days, endless hours on the beach, and lots and lots of fruit.

I love summertime, all the time to do whatever takes your fancy, don't get up till 10 or go for a walk at 5. I love the way that it doesn't matter, you are free. 
I love to spend my summers both at home and away, we normally go away for at least a week, but this year we are lucky enough to be spending almost 5 weeks away.
Here is a list of fun things you can do to fill your summer....
1.Spend time with your friends
2.Go to the pool
3.Wander the shops
4.Find a nice resturant
5.Make smoothies
6.Go for a long walk
7.Bake cookies
8.Play boardgames
9.Find an online course to do
10.Re-decorate your room
11.Have a water fight
12.Have a movie night
13.Find a series of books to read
14.Paint your nails
15.Get a summer job
16. Go to the beach
17. Make ice-creams
18.Paint
19.Find a new favourite song
20.Start a new hobby
21.Go to the movies
22.Find the perfect salad recipe
23.Start a blog
24.Go the the second hand bookshop
25.Make milkshakes
Have a great summer (or winter if you live in the northen hemisphere)
xxxPoppy

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In Travel

Beach Essentials


"Ocean air, 
Salty hair,
Not a care,
Take me there."
There is something about the salt in the air, and the crashing of the waves. Something that is peaceful, and relaxing. It pulls you in, whether to stroll along the sand or dive amongst the waves.

It's summer holidays in Australia, and that means perfect weather for the beach.I love spending time at the beach, and it is a rare treat for me because we don't live too close to one.

There are some beautiful beaches in the world, and most coastal countries boast at least one beautiful beach. In Australia, we are lucky to have so many beautiful beaches to choose from. All along the coast of Australia, there are stunning and peaceful beaches, and you can find something tropical in the north of Queensland or a perfect place to watch the whales on the south coast.

This summer I am lucky enough to be away, at the coast, and I am spending as much time as possible at the beach- there are so many amazing photo opportunities! Today I have a list of essentials for the beach.
Enjoy.
(there are links to everything, just click on its name)

Everything I take to the beach goes in this Billabong Bag. It is a great size, and waterproof! So no need to bring a plastic bag for wet towels/swimmers.

Speaking of swimmers, I have this adorable one-piece from Cotton On Body. When it's hot I wear a plain black rash vest to protect my skin.

Inside the beach bag, I have this waterproof pouch, and inside it, I put these sunglasses , sunscreen and hat.

I have another this cosmetic bag that I use for my phone, this wallet and jewellery.











The last things to go in the bag are my Turkish towel, which is a perfect towel because it is light and dries super quickly, and thongs.





xxxPoppy

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In lifestyle

2018 Goals

"Ask yourself if what you are doing today
is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow."

We are now almost a week into the new year, and I have finally managed to get around to setting some goals for myself. I am the kind of person who really needs to have goals, and a clear direction to go in. This year I have four goals for the entire year. I plan to eventually break them down and make smaller goals, but one step at a time. I really want to have a good year this year, and these goals will help me with that.


1. Eat more natural food
I feel so much better when I eat fruit, veg and nuts. This year I am going to try and eat a lot more of those things and less processed food, from packets.


2. Learn Spanish
I have really wanted to learn Spanish for a while now, and this year I am going to try and do it. I found a course on udemy, and with any luck I can start it in a few weeks.


3. Use an editorial calendar
I am an orgnaised person, in every aspect of my life except blogging. This year I want to make an effort to use an editorial calendar so that I can write the best quality posts. I think I am going to try and put one in my bullet journal.


4. Find a balance
I want to find time to do more things this year, I want to balance my job, school and family and make sure I still have time for myself.



What are your New Year's goals?
xxxPoppy

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In lifestyle

Goodbye, 2017

"12 new chapters, 365 chances"
Here we are again, another new year.

Goodbye 2017
2017 flew passed in the blink of an eye. For me it was a whirlwind of ups and downs, highlights including two overseas trips! Saying that though, I'm not sad to leave 2017 behind. I have learnt a lot in the last year, and I will take these lesson with me for the rest of my life.

"I've learnt a lot this year...
I learnt that things don't always turn out the way your planned, or the way you think they should.
And I've learnt that there are things that go wrong that don't always get fixed or get put back together the way they were before. 
I've learnt that some broken things stay broken, and I've learnt that you can get through bad times and keep looking for better ones, as long as you have people who love you". 
-Jennifer Weiner. 
Favourite Photos of 2017
I had the amazing opportunity to go overseas twice this year, and this has lead to some amazing photo opportunities. 













I hope everyone had a wonderfull New Years, and I can't wait to share my goals and hopes for this year on Thursday.
xxxPoppy 

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