Me climbing Pacaya volcano, Guatemala

Fighting the Holiday Blues

If you happen to have been stalking me on Twitter or Instagram over the past couple of weeks, you’ll now that I’ve been on an amazing 2-week adventure around Guatemala and Belize, and that I’m now back in dreary old England. Of course a holiday just isn’t complete without the holiday blues, and even though work has been ok and the weather is definitely less chilly than when I left, I’m struggling. Part recovering from a 22-hour journey back to Leeds, part struggling to come to terms with the fact that the trip is over, part resenting my alarm clock…you get the picture. For me, the key to getting through holiday blues is focusing on the good parts about being at home, so here are a few of the things that have been helping me readjust to normal life. Continue reading

August in Pictures

Hi everyone, is it that time again already? August has been a funny month for me, periods of doing not a lot separated by two big things, hosting the first blogger event for my company and going on a fabulous girls’ holiday to Croatia.’s Blog at the Beach went down a storm – I still get butterflies when I think about it – and I packed a lot into my one week holiday. Highlights included gorgeous nights lounging on beds drinking cocktails, touring the Kornati Islands on a speedboat, and finally ticking the amazing Plitvice Lakes National Park off my bucket list!

Add to that a few lovely meals out, a gin tasting session at Lazy Lounge and some rare sunny British weather, and you’ve got a winner of a month. See how it all went down…

Monica Stott at Blog at the Beach Blog at the BeachAlchemist cocktails at Blog At The BeachPark Square, LeedsSunset in ZadarBeach on Kornati islandPlitvice Lakes National ParkPlitvice Lakes National ParkGreeting to the Sun, ZadarZadar bell tower viewLazy Lounge gin tasting, Leeds

Have a happy September! What did you get up to this month?