School’s out for summer, yayyyy! Well, school was out a year ago but ‘college out’ doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. I’m so so happy to finally have all the time in the world! Beware excessive exclamation marks expressing said happiness, I’m sorry. Even though we’ve spent the past few college days doing practically nothing (watching films, eating rubbish, playing with play doh – yes really – and lounging in the sun), free days are still much appreciated. 2 months and 7 days to do whatever the hell I want with! I’m absolutely determined to make the most of it too. Days slip by so damn quickly. It’s easy to say ‘oh it’s only been one week’, then it’s two, then it’s six and there’s barely anything left of summer and all those ‘plans’, however loose, are forgotten about. Gonna try my best to ensure that doesn’t happen!
Hanya henna-fied our hands at college yesterday. I’d love a henna style tattoo one day!
Almost every single photo from last night is a daft or blurry one! My camera didn’t cope brilliantly with fading light and Jesse insisted on being a weirdo every time, so there you have it.
Last night the idea had been to go for a cute meal in celebration of freedom (I make it sound like I’ve been oppressed don’t I? College really ain’t that bad) but it turned out every man and his mother had the same idea. Should’ve thought places might be a tad on the busy side on the nicest day of the year. I really didn’t fancy sitting inside anywhere though; I complain enough about rubbish cold rainy weather that I feel ungrateful if I don’t make the most of warmth! So with beer gardens everywhereeee being packed we grabbed a few snacks and drinks and set up on a park instead. Turned out to be a really lovely night. 😀 Britain’s usually useless for the mild summer nights that are so lovely abroad, but this ‘heatwave’ (I’m afraid to jinx it) brought a lovely one last night! Still pleasantly warm at 10:30pm. That is a miracle.
Full moon looked stunning too! My summer wishlist included stargazing and I think this kinda counts. Not wasting any time cracking on with that list 😛 Lying down and gazing up really does throw me into a philosophical kinda mood sometimes. Did last night anyway. It’s almost inconceivable to think that the vast expanse of space you’re staring into extends forever and ever, isn’t it? That there is literally no end or boundary. We’re the tiniest speck on a speck on a speck in the grand scheme of things. Some say they find this concept kinda depressing to realise our insignificance within the multiverse, but I find it strangely comforting. It’s that big and that hostile to life (for the most part), yet by chance we came to be. Impressive. Comfort aside, events have occurred on Earth this week that have shocked and terrified us all. The thought that as a human race so lucky to even exist in the first place, we still take innocent lives, is just… disgusting, really. Disgusting and terrifying and downright horrible, and I’m yet to find someone who hasn’t been rattled and unnerved. I’m not gonna start a full-blown depressing rant because A) I don’t feel I can do the topic justice as I’m nowhere near well enough informed, and B) I AM still so very happy that it’s summer and in a good mood and do not want to dwell. But as Hannah Gale so perfectly explained, it seems wrong not to acknowledge world tragedy. I have my family and friends and health and am gonna try to take a little more appreciation for life forward, with those less fortunate in mind. We’re all specks on a speck on a speck in this together, right?
So yeah, I’m currently enjoying my own company on the patio, thinking ’bout life and trying to soak up some rays whilst I’m at it. And trying to figure a way to write blog posts that aren’t a completely different tone from one paragraph to the next. I guess if I follow my wandering mind and write exactly what’s ticking in there, random is the way it’ll go though right? I’m quite enjoying bashing out thoughts onto a keyboard. Expect lots of it from me this summer. 🙂
lily kate x