Summer Love

There’s a storm outside our house in Spain right now, so I thought I’d give a quick round up of some of my Instagram posts over the past few months! ☀️

I love summers in Spain and this year I’ve had two trips away here! So lucky to be able to travel. It’s not often that I do these days, so any time it happens I am very excited to get a change of scenery and perspective. Oh and who am I kidding… a much needed tan!

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Thousands of feet above the Earth! The clouds look like the ocean! 🌊

This is mine and Joel’s first holiday together (just the two of us) since our honeymoon in November 2015! Actually being in each others company 24/7 is the best. Even in moments of silence like right now as I write this 😄… it’s just what we needed! We’re only 4 days in with another week to go but already I feel totally relaxed and inspired!

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This is Venta Lanuza! My parents bought a house here 15 or so years ago and at the time it had a modest little beach, with a shabby local bar and an old rickety train that loudly rumbled past every hour. But now, it’s growing in popularity as the years go by! The little beach is inundated by locals and tourists alike. It’s beach bar hosts musicians and entertainers on a daily basis (even a wedding a few years back!). That old train is now a convenient tram line that runs all the way along the Costa Blanca making it extremely easy getting where you need to go without the hassle of a car. Coming back after all these years has made me realise why my parents love it here so much and brought back a lot of nostalgia from my childhood. I’m hoping we’ll come back here every year now, even if just for a long weekend away!

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I love these photos of my sister and I! Jumping for joy and not a care in the world… even with the whole beach watching our many failed attempts! 😝

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Who doesn’t LOVE a tree swing?! At a wedding! On the hottest day of the year! #bliss

Not only have I been visiting Spain this summer but there’s been a lot of weddings! All beautiful and different in their own ways. Feeling very blessed to have amazing friends in all areas of our lives.

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I also ticked off visiting Windsor Castle from the bucket list! If you don’t already know, I love visiting old castles and houses (poor Joel 😂) so this was a big one for me as its the Queen’s official residence and full of so much history. Maybe I’ll do a future post about the places we’ve been to… will have to dig out some old photos!

Well, that’s a little round up for now! The sun’s finally made an appearance after hours of stormy weather, so we’re off to sit outside and soak in all the Vitamin D! ☀️☀️☀️☀️

Katie ❀

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Instagram Love

I had kind of neglected my Instagram for a while. I was never happy with its style and the fact that if I put up too many pictures, I thought it would bother other people. Then one day I realised I really shouldn’t care about what other people think!

If I want to put up thousands of photos from my day or trips away, then I will. Photography has always been a passion of mine and I think I’m okay at it, so why not show it off and give it the love it deserves! 😍

So then I thought I would do a round up of my favourite photographs for my blog and just explain a little about them and what they mean to me.

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The one that started it all!

I was driving into work and it was a gorgeous fresh morning. I saw the sun rising all the way and knew there was somewhere I could stop and get a good photo.

I love how the start of a new day is so special and to capture it was beautiful.

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These two photos are of Noosa… my new most favourite place in the entire world!

My Mum and I had the best day here and captured some lovely moments. We woke up in Byron Bay for breakfast, travelled to Noosa, had ice cream, walked the National Park for hours, watched the sun go down and then had a riverside dinner with fireworks!

It was the best, funniest, loveliest day ever and what made it better was it was completely unplanned and spontaneous. Beautiful memories with my Mum. ❤️

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Byron Bay was the place I was looking forward to the most. I’d followed so many instagrammers that live here and knew it was a special place.

We had a great few days exploring and just soaking in the hippie vibe. Everyone was so cool… it was crazy. We saw whales for the first time! My Mum was so excited! Albeit, they were far away and she’d see them closer in Sydney a week later. I met Tuula Vintage and Melissa Findley on Wategos Beach after literally talking about them non-stop for days and moments before. That was pretty hilarious and amazing! To just stand by the infamous Byron Bay Lighthouse was enough for me but we did so much more then I ever expected.

I’m so grateful to capture beautiful sunrises outside my own front door but this Byron Bay one was extremely special to me! We woke up super early, along with many others and just basked in the rising sun of a new day. Incredible.

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My final one is BONDI!

It was a really windy day and quite cold but we sat outside in the Icebergs Club anyway, drinking cider and watching the surfers. I love any photos of the ocean and its waves. They look like paintings to me.

✨ Wow, I’m really reminiscing! I must do blog posts about the entire trip before I forget everything! ✨

I hope you enjoy! Check out my Instagram whenever you get a chance. I’ll be updating it a lot more often!

Katie ❀

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What I’m Excited About!

I’m excited about a few things in my life at the moment!

Home Developments
I’m back to being inspired to making our home look pretty and nice. I love shopping in HomeSense and like looking at Instagram everyday for ideas! I’m currently obsessed with @rvk_loves, @kate.lavie, @perfectlylovelyjen… their homes are amazing!

Autumn/Christmas
They’re on the horizon! I love when the season changes and you start having more cosy nights in. Although, we are due a heatwave in the UK this week so I won’t be getting out my woolly hat just yet!

My Blog
Writing on this blog excites me every day at the moment! It’s always on my mind and I love being able to think about what content I want to put out there next. I feel this 30 day writing challenge is really helping me get into a routine, so that I will be able to take forward meaningful and exciting posts about my life in the near future.

Katie ❀

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