100 days of summer

The end of my exams has arrived and my summer has begun so what better time to begin and photo blog which I will update for 100 days of summer to depict my summer before university (whilst hopefully distracting myself from results day)

Day 1. Exams are over time to take down the revision posters…

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Day 2. Celebratory shopping trip to Cabot Circus in Bristol. Looks to me like it was a successful trip, now I’m set for summer (Bring it on!) …

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Day 3. Relaxing with a lie in and a day in the sun…

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Day 4. Beautiful sunset after another lovely day in the sun…

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Day 5. Finally won the game ‘2048’:

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Day 6. Pretty hot air balloon in the still (surprisingly) blue sky…

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Day 7. Trip to Bath followed by a nice walk in the sun with my lovely little dog…

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 Day 8. A relaxing day in the sun again, what lovely weather we’re having…

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Day 9. Forget me nots in the sun…

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Day 10. Strawberries grown in the garden…

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Day 11. Working through my summer ‘To read’ list…

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Day 12. Binge watching TV box sets from my ‘to watch list’…

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Day 13. Playing fetch with my little dog…

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Day 14. Doing some holiday scrap booking…

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Day 15. Brunch…

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Day 16. Went to watch the new Jersey Boys film…

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Day 17. Pretty painted nails…

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Day 18. Pretty new bedding, to test the quality before university…

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Day 19. Baking a cake for my Granddad…

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Day 20. Re-watching an oldie but goodie… ‘Nobody puts baby in the corner!’

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Day 21. Relaxing in the sun again with a nice cuppa…

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Day 22. Shopping in Street, and trying to avoid the downpours. So much for summer, it’s more like monsoon season here, well that’s the great British summer for you…

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Day 23. Sorting out the shopping bags from yesterday’s shopping trip, surprising how much you can fit in such a small car boot…

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Day 24. Buying stuff for university, lets hope I get the results for the place (fingers crossed) …

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Day 25. Baking brownies, om nom nom…

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 Day 26. Ted finally meets the Mother in the penultimate episode of How I Met Your Mother…

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Day 27. Watching ‘Wicked’ at the Birmingham Hippodrome… 

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Day 28. Reading the programme from yesterday’s performance of ‘Wicked’….

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Day 29. Grandad’s Birthday, Happy Birthday…

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Day 30.  Another lovely day in the sun…

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Day 31. Sipping Pimms in the sun…

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Day 32. Watching a National theatre live showing of Skylight starring Carey Milligan and Bill Nighy…

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Day 33. Catching up with the last ever episode of How I Met Your Mother…

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Day 34. Making crispy cakes for tomorrow’s picnic, although judging from the weather it may be an inside picnic…

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Day 35. Picnic in the afternoon sun followed by a show called ‘New York, State of Mind’ written, produced and performed by current and ex-students…

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Day 36. Spanish Tapas and a bottle of Cava after another day out in Bath…

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Day 37. Flicking through a book a Nutella recipes a friend brought home as a gift after a weeks exchange in France, unfortunately they’re all in French, so parts may take some translation if my French isn’t good enough…

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Day 38. New sunglasses to go with the lovely weather we’re having again…

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Day 39. Went to Watch the film Begin Again, starring Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley and James Corden…

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Day 40. Went to Physiotherapy to get my hand checked, all good and clear, yay!

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 Day 41. Catching some sun while the weather is still nice…

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Day 42. Packed and ready to go to Birmingham and then onwards to Newcastle, ‘Why-aye!’

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 Day 43. Using bio oil to help reduce the scarring on my hand…

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Day 44. My trip to Newcastle begins with the journey up there and seeing the Angel of the North…

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Day 45. Seeing One man, Two Guvnors at The Theatre Royal Newcastle…

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 Day 46. A visit to Baltic centre for contemporary art, Art Gallery in an old flour mill…

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Day 47. A quick visit to Hadrain’s wall before heading back to the Midlands…

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Day 48. Presents wrapped for upcoming birthdays in August and September…

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 Day 49. City of Birmingham Library, book heaven!

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Day 50. World War One Centenary at the National Memorial Arboretum.

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 Day 51. Visit to Gloucester quays and docks on the way home from The Midlands.

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 Day 52. Sorting a budget for uni…

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Day 53. Thérèse Raquin at The Theatre Royal Bath.

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Day 54. The dog playing with a whale water sprinkler.

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Day 55. Catching up on my magazine reading.

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Day 56. Super moon!

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Day 57. Beginning to think of ideas for my entry to Elle’s writing competition.

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Day 58. Banksy’s ‘Paint pot angel” and ‘Mobile lovers’ in Bristol Museum and Art Gallery.

Right: Paint pot angel. Left: Mobile lovers

Right: Paint pot angel. Left: Mobile lovers

Day 59. My 18th Birthday.

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Day 60. A Level results day- university place confirmed, yay!

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Day 61. Southampton Solent Fresher week line-up is released…

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Day 62. Meeting people who will be living in the same university halls of residence.

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Day 63. Bought my ticket for Southampton Solent University’s fresher fortnight.

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Day 64. Completing my online induction for my student accommodation… Just got one step closer to University!

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Day 65. Student account set up followed by watching The Inbetweeners 2 movie

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Day 66. Meeting other student who will be on my course at university…

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Day 67. Cuddles with my little dog.

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Day 68. Big Bang theory playing cards!

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Day 69. Finally found the Spanish learning CD, after learning French for the last 8 years I’ve decided to try learning Spanish:

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Day 70. Taking the train to Southampton for a short stay in order to get to know the city better before moving for university.

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Day 71. Giant Bourbon biscuit in Southampton’s Costa coffee ©

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Day 72. The dog is back and hiding from the rain in the curtains.

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Day 73. Reading through the safety questions for my driving test on Friday (wish me luck)…

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Day 74. Watching the videos from the Reading and Leads festival (so jealous of everyone who went).

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Day 75. Failed my driving test, but on the plus side I had a few Scott Mills daily podcasts to catch up on

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Day 76. I might have failed my driving test but at least my car insurance renewal has gone down…

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Day 77.  Re-organising and alphabetising our DVD collection…

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Day 78. Ticking the stuff I’ve packed of my university packing list:

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79. Watched the new film ‘Lucy’ today at the cinema.

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80. An evening spent watching Royal Shakespeare company’s live showing of ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’- “At first I did adore a twinkling star, but now I worship a celestial sun”

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81. Done the online induction for my university course, exciting!

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82. The provisional timetable for my course starting in September, just over 2 weeks to go now…

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Day 83. Re-drafting my entry for Elle’s writing competition:

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Day 84. Today is my best friend’s 18th Birthday!

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Day 85. Late birthday present from yesterday and bought 2 more charms for it today…

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Day 86. Basic ingredients and food brought for university, followed by some late birthday drinks with my best friends.

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Day 87. Got my Welcome Week timetable for university:

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Day 88. Tea with a friend and her cute house rabbit…

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Day 89. New NUS extra card ordered ready for Uni, hopefully it’ll get here before I go…

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Day 90. Solent students’ union freshers welcome pack arrived this morning, less than a week to go now!

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Day 91. Watched Pride at the cinema, one of the best films I’ve seen in a while!

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Day 92. Goodbye meal with my amazing friends before we all go off to University or new jobs….

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Day 93. NT Live showing of Tennessee Williams’ ‘A Street Car Named Desire’.

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Day 94. Nearly all packed up for my move on Friday, only clothes left to sort!

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Day 95. Car all packed up for my move to uni…

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Day 96. All moved into my University Halls of residence!

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Day 97. Picked up my wristband for the freshers events from the Student Union.

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Day 98. First freshers event (and my first time clubbing) ‘Halls Wars’…

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Day 99. Made my room feel more homely by pinning some pictures up on the pin board.

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Day 100. Night out at another Freshers event ‘Bloc Party’…

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