Saturday, 27 August 2016

Summer Round-Up 2016

My Summer holidays have flown by and I can't believe I am back to school in 4 short days. Like last year, I am writing this post to prove to myself that I didn't spend it sleeping and flicking through Twitter and to show you other things I have been doing that I mightn't have mentioned on my blog.

I Got My Provisional License

At last, I finally got my provisional driving license. In Ireland, you have to be at least 17 years old to get a provisional license and I was so happy to get it in the post. Now I can legally drive on the road.

Driving Lessons

I have done 3 driving lessons. They are going alright but I feel as if I'm doing 401 things at once and trying to stay alive at the same time. I can now go up to third gear, steer ok and reverse a little. I am finding it difficult but I hope this will get easier the more lessons I do as I have 10 left. 

Trip To London

I went to London at the end of June and it has been one of the highlights of the Summer. I got to go to The Making Of Harry Potter and it was amazing and has given me back the grá (that means 'love' for Irish) for Harry Potter both the books and the movies. I got to spend a day sight seeing in London (London is one of my favourite cities), I went to see Jersey Boys in The West End. Overall it was a wonderful trip.

I Started a Scrapbook

I wanted to start one for a while and I am so glad I did. I love updating it every so often especially after trips. I haven't much in it yet but I hope it will grow over the next year or two

I Completed Camp NaNoWriMo

I mentioned this in The June and July Edition, I wrote a short story, over 10,000 words. I haven't gone near it since I completed it at the end of July and I have the first chapter up on Wattpad, click HERE.

I Finished Guitar Lessons

I am so sad about this, my guitar teacher told me a month ago that I have outgrown him and that I could continue going to lessons but it will be for more performing than anything else. I have been going to guitar lessons for just over 2 years and I will miss it dearly.

I Started My Silver Gaisce

I did my Bronze Gaisce Award last year and I decided why not to do it again. Gaisce Award (The President's Award) is the same as The Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE). I have to do a physical activity, skill, community involvement for 26 weeks and a 3 day hike. I am doing kickboxing, piano and helping a Speech and Drama class.

I Put Up 7 YouTube Videos

I have a YouTube channel and during my holidays I put up my first original song Back To The Future, 5 covers and a sketch song called The TY Song. I have also started uploading twice a month which I hope will continue when I go back to school.

I Read 8 Books

I was really surprised when I checked this on my GoodReads account. I read The Vampire Diaries #2 The Struggle by L.J. Smith, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them by Newt Scamander, Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling, Me, Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews and currently I'm reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling.

I Have My White Belt in Kickboxing

After nearly a year at kickboxing, I did my grading in May and received my white belt which I was delighted that I got it. I also did grading at the start of August but I don't know how I got on yet.

I Joined #TeenageTeam

Back in June, I joined #teenageteam created by Jade and Lauren. I was put in a group chat with 30 other Teen Bloggers and I love the discussions we get into about different things, blogging related or not. I have enjoyed getting to know all of them and some I can call my friends.

Trip to Dublin

I went to Dublin for a week with my family, it was very enjoyable and relaxing. I did some sightseeing, went to a musical and of course did some shopping. I have a post about my trip click HERE.

I Was Longlisted in Blog Awards Ireland

This year for the second time I was Longlisted in Blog Awards Ireland for Best Lifestyle Blog. I didn't get shortlisted but I don't mind as I am only a year and a half at this but I was delighted when I got the email.

I Did 3 Collabs

Over the past 3 months I have been on Summer holidays, I have collabed with 3 wonderful bloggers,


10,000 Page Views
500 Twitter Followers
1,000 Snapchat Score
40 YouTube Subscribers

What did you do this Summer?
Thanks for being awesome,


  1. I loved this post! Your scrapbook looks amazing xx

    1. Thanks for commenting Laura! I am in love with my scrapbook.

  2. Congratulations, sounds like you have had an amazing summer! It has been so lovely to be part of the teenage team with you!x

    Erin // Everything Erin

    1. Thanks for commenting Erin! I hope you had a lovely Summer too.

  3. You have been so busy! Congrats on the White Belt, that's amazing! x