A look back at summer 2016

Hello everyone and welcome back to My Blurred World.

I hope you’re all well.

Today I’m writing a post that I’ve never written before and I’m going to be looking back over the summer months of 2016.

Consider this as a vlog but in written format if you will. I thought it would be a nice way to share my summer with you and also it would be a nice post for me to look back on in the future.

I know this isn’t a post that you see very often and you might not find it interesting but I thought it was a nice idea to recap on the months that have been so I hope you enjoy.

My summer began on the afternoon of the 23rd of June as I completed my last A Level exam on that particular morning. Nothing eventful happened in the first week of summer, I was mainly taking some time to myself after completing my exams which feels like a lifetime ago now.

I went on a few shopping sprees during the month of July to look for things to wear for some things I had planned which I’ll go on to talk about now.

The 8th of July was the first busy day of the month for me as I had a hair appointment during the day and I then went on my cousins hen party at night. I was feeling particularly anxious during the course of the evening but it was still a really good night.

On the following evening I went out for a birthday meal with my friends which was something I really enjoyed, I hadn’t seen them in a while so it was nice to have a catch up. We went out for a meal to a nearby restaurant and the staff there sang happy birthday to me which was both funny and embarrassing at the same time.

Nothing exciting happened for the next few days until my 18th birthday on Wednesday July 13th. I had such an amazing birthday and I can’t thank my family/friends enough for making the day so special. I think this was one of my favourite days of the month because I got to spend it with my family and it was just very special to me.


(A photo of my 18th birthday cake).

On the 14th of July I had my last ever harp lesson which marked an end of an era for me as I’ve been playing the harp for 8 years now, but as I’m venturing into the world of work in September it would be impossible for me to carry on with my harp lessons and I thought that now was an appropriate time to stop. Following my harp lesson I went to a local primary school outdoors concert where all the children performed and it was all very cute, I went to support my mum’s friend’s son (I know, confusing right?) who was finishing primary school that particular week and this concert was dedicated to him and his fellow classmates so I thought it would be nice to go along and support, it was a very lovely evening.

On the 25th I went for a morning out with my mobility officer which I really enjoyed, we visited the office where I’ll be working in September, did a bit of mobility training around the town where I’ll be working to ensure that I would become familiar with the routes and we finished the morning off by going to Costa for a drink and a chat which was lovely. Spontaneous little trips like that is something I really enjoy because they are very relaxed and just put me in a chirpy mood.

I attended my cousin’s wedding on the 30th of July, this was such a lovely day and I really enjoyed it. The ceremony was beautiful and the day was amazing.

To finish the month of July we went to a family barbecue and helped to clear up after the wedding. It was so lovely to catch up with family and chat to some of those we didn’t get much chance to talk to at the wedding itself. This was a great day and a lovely end to the month.

The month of August was again quite a busy one, it started off with a lot of preparation for my new job in September (which I have now started), I was required to sort out things like ‘Access to work’ etc. Side note, if you’d like me to do a post about my experience with Access to work then please do let me know as I would be happy to write that for you. Aside from work preparations there were a few other things that happened during August which I will go on to talk about now.

At the beginning of the month I met up with a fellow visually impaired girl with my mobility officer. I really enjoyed that day, it’s always nice to meet people who are in a similar situation to yourself, someone who can relate and understand what you’re talking about and what you’re going through. She has a guide dog therefore I met up with her to talk about the process she went through to get her guide dog and how it changed her life, I found our conversation very helpful since I am currently on the waiting list for a guide dog.

I also attended a few agricultural shows with my family during August as this is something we do every year and it’s something I really enjoy.

As we approached the end of the month my family and I decided that it would be nice to spend  a few days away so we booked a last-minute break and headed down to Cardiff for 4 nights. Whilst we were there we had a tour of the Principality stadium (previously known as the Millenium stadium) which I really enjoyed, we spent an afternoon shopping and we also visited St Fagans national history museum as well as Cardiff Bay. We really enjoyed this break and although it was only a short one it was still nice to spend time together as a family and wander around Cardiff which is such a lovely city.

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(A picture of Cardiff Bay).

On Monday 29th of August I went to Manchester to meet my best friend Holly from the blog Life of a blind girl. I wrote a full blog post dedicated to this day so we could look back on it in the future, you can read our posts below :

This was a perfect end to an amazing summer.

I’ve really enjoyed my summer and I’m sad that it’s come to an end but I can’t wait to start a new chapter in my life by starting my job and meeting new people by doing so.

I hope you’ve all had an amazing summer, good luck in whatever path you’re taking in September. Do let me know what you’ve been up to this summer or what has been your favourite thing about it, I would love to hear from you.

Thank you all so much for reading, be sure to join me next time in My Blurred World. xox

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13 Comments

  1. September 4, 2016 / 3:41 pm

    Sounds like you had an amazing summer! And your summer started on my blogs birthday xx

  2. September 4, 2016 / 4:44 pm

    You’re birthday cake looks yummy! Happy belated birthday!!

  3. September 4, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    Great post girl! I’m so glad you enjoyed summer, you deserved it! Last Monday was so amazing xxx

  4. September 5, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    Thank you for this amazing post I love the idea so am going to do one on my blog hope you don’t mind.

    • September 5, 2016 / 8:36 pm

      Thank you! No of course not, glad you could take some inspiration from it 🙂

  5. September 6, 2016 / 4:27 pm

    nice post. Glad to hear that you had a great summer.
    How’s the new job going?

    • September 6, 2016 / 8:24 pm

      Thank you! Hope you had a good summer too. It’s going ok thank you 🙂

      • September 6, 2016 / 9:47 pm

        yeah it wasn’t to bad, thanks. And glad to hear your job is going well.

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