After 11 weeks off, I am finally going back to school tomorrow which unfortunatley marks the end of summer. Because I have had such a long holiday this year I have been up to all sorts, so I decided to share with you everything I have done in a very Louise (Sprinkle of Glitter) style post (check out this post to see what I mean by that!). I have always thought of my blog as a place to share my memories, almost like an online diary so that in 5 or 10 years time I can look back at all the fun I got up to!
My friends, Helen and Ellie, and I are not very spontaneous, we always plan days out weeks in advance so my mum was shocked when I told her one night that we had decided to go camping the next day. We took an 1hr and a half car journey down to Mother Iveys in Cornwall the next morning where we camped, took a few trips to the beach and had a visit to Padstow. It was really nice to get away for a couple days and it was such a beautiful place.
After a failed year group water fight, my friends and I decided to have our own water fight on the day we finished school. We went to the park for a few hours and had a couple water fights, along with a very intense game of hide and seek, and some very competitive handstand contests. Definitley a great start to the summer!
A few weeks into the holiday, I went to Tenerife for a week with my mum. We spent the whole time lounging by the pool, it was a lovely get away with nothing to worry about especially after months of revision and exams.
My amazing friends bought be the beautiful vintage camera for my birthday and I am absolutley obsessed, I am so grateful to have such wonderful and thoughtful friends.
Whilst down and Mother Iveys we had a BBQ and decided to toast some marshmallows. They were delicious!
Another picture of the gorgeous beach at Mother Iveys, I often forget how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful place.
I am sure you all know by now that I cut my hair, if you didn't you can read all about that here!
We headed to see The Fault in Our Stars at the cinema and this picture from Ellen's Instagram captures all the emotions from before and after! An amazing film.
Ellie, Helen and I headed up to the Hoe to watch the British Firework Championships. The fireworks were great but I did get a bit chilly, I always forget it's still cold at night even during August!
Ellie made this cake and butterfly biscuits to celebrate the end of our exams, it was delicious!
I headed to Torquay with my Dad to meet some Family, my Dad hadn't seen his cousin for over 40 years and he had never met her daughter or granddaughter so it was lovely to meet them and spend a day in Torquay.
I attended a blogger event at the Lush store in Plymouth, you can read all about that here!
Ellie and I decided to make a den in her room and watch Friends, we are big kids!
Prom! This was one of the most amazing days ever, if you want to see more photos and hear all about the night make sure you check out my blog post here.
My cousin had his wedding over in Zante, Greece, so my Dad and I went out for a week to celebrate with our family. I also had my 16th birthday over there and decided to go parasailing to mark the occasion!
I read a ton of books this summer, I also shared with you my summer reading list which you can find here. During school time I don't has much time to read my own books so it was nice to be able to get through around 15 books!
Whilst in Greece, the whole wedding party (50 people!) decided to go on a boat trip to the Shipwreck island. This is my 'I am glad I don't get sea sick' face as about 5 people threw up around me - not fun, especially as I normally come out in sympathy and join in!
Another picture from the boat trip. I couldn't believe how blue the water was, this picture has not been edited at all!
My friends and I headed down to the barbican for chips by the water, these kind of days are always my favourite.
I got my GCSE results 2 weeks ago, this is our 'holy macaroni we actually passed Spanish' faces - how did that happen!
A family photo from my trip to Torquay, it was so sunny that day.
My mum made these gorgeous wedding cakes for her friend and of course I helped her to deliver and set it up.
I was nominated to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, this is a great mid soaking photo. And, of course so have already donated!
This is one of my favourite photos from summer,another one from down Mother Iveys with 2 of my favourite people!
This summer has been amazing and it wouldn't have been half as good without my wonderful friends and family, so thankyou to all of you who made this summer so perfect!
Now that it is September I am in full Autumn mode which is probably my favourite season and I can not wait for boots, leaves, jumpers, Starbucks and blankets!
Leave a comment below telling me your favourite part about summer!