Godrevey Beach | Cornwall

With hidden coves thriving with wildlife and epic waves ideal for surfing, Godrevey beach is a perfect day out. Around the corner from the beach is Mutton Cove; a small beach that is home to a small colony of seals and if you’re lucky you’ll see them swimming around in the shallows along with pups. Godrevey beach itself a half and half mix of soft sand and stones. Along the clifftops there are paths that you can follow if you prefer to take walks instead of getting sandy.

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Festival Essentials

Considering its just under a month until Reading and Leeds festival, now seems like the perfect time to list my top ten festival essentials. Bear in mind that a few of these essentials depend on what kind of weather you will experience.
1) Toilet Roll
Probably the most underrated essential is toilet roll. Don’t be embarrassed if you end up having to walk passed numerous tents clutching onto an entire roll of toilet paper because, trust me, everyone watching probably forgot to bring their own.
2) Reusable Bottle
Reusable bottles can be incredibly useful as it means you don’t have to spend a fortune on more drinks as festival beverages can be quite expensive sometimes.
3) Sun Cream + Protection
 Its important not to forget your health whilst out watching sets and bands and to be aware of the weather and how hot it may become in the day so be sure you pack plenty of sun cream and a hat.
4) Wellies
With the (British) weather being so unpredictable wellies are a must have especially for when the floor pretty much turns into a swamp from all the rain that appears out of nowhere.
5) ID + Money
If you’re planning on  buying alcohol whilst you’re at your chosen festival then you most definitely need your ID with you no matter how old you look. In addition to this, money is a must just in case you don’t have enough food, maybe you need another jumper or if something happens to your tent.
6) Deodorant
Personal hygiene tends to be put on a back seat when it comes to festivals but I highly recommend taking deodorant with you just for your own personal satisfaction so oder becomes one less thing to worry about.
7) Raincoat
Taking a raincoat is a definite even if its an old worn one as saving your clothes from getting drenched is way better than having to buy new ones because the ones you soaked won’t dry quick enough.
8) Portable Charger
At most festivals you can buy a portable charger for a hefty price but I recommend bringing your own because they’re usually a lot cheaper to buy online and you don’t have to worry about it when your at the festival.
9) Spare Socks
If it does end up raining at your festival then you’re going to want to be sure you have enough socks to keep your feet nice and warm. I recommend knee high socks if your wearing wellies as you can tuck things in to them suck as your phone or money.
10) Inflatable Bed Gear
This last essential is more down to personal choice but if you find it hard to sleep when camping you could invest in an inflatable mattress or pillow as its convenient to carry.
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Hardwick Hall

The main focus of this post is not the rebuilt Hardwick Hall but the building that was stripped and left to ruin. The beautiful buildings, owned by Bess of Hardwick, close friend of Elizabeth I, are vast and spacious clearly showcasing the wealth and plentiful quantities of pretty much anything. The updated house and ruins are surrounded by sculpted hillsides that look like paintings. The hall is also part of the national trust so if you have a membership you can get in for free. People typically spend a few hours at the Hall: an hour to explore the ruins, an hour to explore the gardens and a couple hours exploring the rest of the houses and land.

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Sharp Hill

Overlooking Nottingham, Sharp Hill is a quiet and discrete wood with a path looping the trees inside and out of the woods. The land surrounding the paths  is ever-changing from rapeseed plants, long lush grass to dry cracked mud so it al depends on when you go. Sharp hill isn’t somewhere you would tend to stay for a long time but its the perfect place to go for a couple hours for some peace.

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Shugborough House | Staffordshire

Located in the peak district, Shugborough House is a large structure that shows off crafted ceilings, stunning furniture and classic ornaments. Around the house are a variety of pathways leading to hidden areas such as a bright pink house, a 1950s style tennis court and a cosy boat house. A lot of the interior of the house included imported Japanese works of art such as pottery, furniture and paintings. You also have the opportunity to explore the servants, maids and gardeners living spaces which included stunning kitchenware and original cleaning devices.

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My Gap Year Travel Goals + Versatile Blogger Award

Slightly different from my usual posts but still on topic! For todays post I’m gong to be sharing with you guys three of my goals for my gap year and how you can help me achieve them as well as a response to the Versatile Blogger Award!

1- Volunteering in Fiji to Help Children

The top trip I would like to make is to Fiji to help children in hardship. Think Pacific offer young individuals the chance to live in Fijian communities and schools. Being able to have the chance to make a difference to someones life would be incredible. However, because the trip is volunteer orientated the entire trip would have to paid by myself. This is why I need your help! Below is a link to my GoFundMe page, any donations would be eternally appreciated but please don’t feel pressured to donate.

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2- Turtle Conservation in Bali

The second goal on my gap year travel bucket list is to help with turtle conservation, specifically in Bali. The main aim of this trip will be to get involved with turtle nesting sites and help out at a rehabilitation centre to care for the turtles. In addition to this I will also have the opportunity to help out in local communities and teach kids english.

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3-Volunteering in a Wildlife Sanctuary

Lastly, I would like to visit a wildlife sanctuary in South Africa where I would get the opportunity to meet big cats, servals, caracels, squirrel monkeys and marmosets. This role is very hands on and may also require volunteers to help construct enclosures which is amazing. In addition to this there is also the added extra of being able to go horse riding and surfing in your spare time.

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Versatile Blogger Award

Huge thanks to Mitch Teemley for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award, make sure you check out his blog!: https://mitchteemley.com Below are seven facts about myself and a selection of up and coming bloggers who deserve your time and follow!

Facts:

-I’m obsessed with vintage film camera

-I’m vegetarian 😀

-I’m currently studying Art, Photography and Business!

-I used to be a dancer and ice skater.

-I’ve had over 30 pets during my childhood!

-My school futsal team (5 a-side with a small football) once made it to the national finals

-I’m allergic to (most) dogs and cats sadly

Bloggers:

Kate Bomb

Adam Kang Photography

Smartass Cook

Alexandria Rutman

Indian Girl in Germany

Itchy Feet

Sancays

Rianna Mara

Tea Time with Amber

Runaway Widow

Thank you for reading, make sure you check these guys out!

Malham Cove

Situated in the peak district, Malham Cove is a cliff edge on top of which are natural stretches of cut out rocks and patterns. As well as being surrounded by pathways and gorgeous country roads, Malham Cove was also the location for the famous Voldemort scene in Harry Potter. I would only recommend travelling here if you have the strength to walk up hundreds of steps leading to the top of the cliff as the pathway is incredibly difficult if you don’t have the power. That being said, the sheer drop is and incredible sight and a must see.

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Twycross Zoo

Twycross zoo is the perfect day out come rain or shine with friends or family. Their gigantic array of animals includes birds, monkeys, elephants, giraffes, leopards and more! According to online sources, Twycross Zoo also has the largest number of monkeys and apes in the western world so you won’t fall short of monkeys to visit. I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the newest additions to the zoo when I visited, leopard cubs! The incredible number of animals will most likely ensure that you will find your favourites! The zoo also has a cafe where you can buy a variety of sandwiches, drinks and meals and is the perfect stop to take a break.

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Gardens of Heligan

Here goes! My first post about British settings and locations, more specifically, the gardens of Heligan in Cornwall. Filled with intriguing pathways and rope bridges, the gardens are, surprise surprise, accompanied with gardens. In addition to this, the gardens also have a small variety of animals and a wide variety of plants. If you need to stop at any points there are a couple of dainty cafes perfect for taking a break. The Gardens of Heligan are definitely a day trip out and not an short stop over so be sure to bring coats and plenty of supplies just incase it rains or the cafes turn out to be closed. Incidentally I recommend visiting when it is raining not only because there’s less people but also because the colours are intensely brighter and more vibrant.

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