Wednesday, 30 May 2012

The best adventures of freedom.

I'm such a bad blogger, I will definitely do the posts I said I'd post, I've done the tag, and half written the B in A-Z, but things are all to distracting!
Since exams happened, things have been non-stop. I've been so busy!
The sun has definitely allowed us to have some adventures, and they've been so good, I'd like to share them with you :)

So Saturday...we had to do some boring stuff to do with our new house, like sort out changing the bills and finding out what the landlord needs to be replaced etc, so we rewarded ourselves by walking to McDonalds! Seems normal right? But McDonalds is like half an hours walk..up a the heat. It took us SO long to get there, I thought I was gonna collapse from heat stroke haha! 
But it was so worth it, I've only been to McDonalds once in Bangor, cause of how far it is and we had a lift, so to be able to sit in an air conditioned place with a McFlurry? Bliss.

But I forgot to put Suncream on my feet, and I wore gladiator style sandals. The result was both hilarious and embarrassing.

That's right, and that was after like 2hrs in the sun...I then went out again and the results were even worse.
I seem to be the butt of many jokes to do with my sunburnt feet!
"Am I reaaaally drunk, or have you got diamonds on your feet?"
Dilemma is, if I wear the same shoes, nobody sees and nobody laughs at me...but if I do wear them, then I'll never get rid of the stupid sunburn!

Anyway, about 8 on Saturday, I decided I'd spontaneously join 2 of my mates on their night out with their mates. I ended up being the only girl with 6 very drunk guys haha, they looked after me...or attempted to anyways.
We went to a karaoke night at a pub first- let me tell you now, it was hilaaaarious! 
I generally avoid karaoke nights, but I'd forgotten how funny drunk people singing is, especially when they're under the impression they're amazing haha!
We went to a club afterwards...but there was a grand total of about 40 people in there, it was so empty, so only stayed for about half an hour haha.
As I was with guys, they were acting like drunk guys funnily enough! And on the way home, they purchased a 30"..yep 30 whole inches, pizza. They were in heaven.

This is what I wore:
Top: H&M
Skirt: Tesco
It was a bad outfit to picture, as there wasn't much to comment on haha
I did add a necklace after I took the photos :)

So Sunday, was leavers Sunday at church, and we had a bbq afterwards to say goodbye. It was my first bbq of the year, and was gorgeeeeeeeeous! Laying in the sun, with great company and really good food.
After that we went to Bangor Cathedral to a pentecost service, which was so lovely.
As we're in Wales, the songs were in Welsh, obviously. But I had really tall people in front of me and I couldn't see the English I made up my own Welsh words haha, it was fun ;)
Sunday was such a packed day- after the Cathedral I grabbed some warmer clothes and headed up to a place called Roman Camp up on a hill. It's called that cause the Romans camped there I imagine! But it's overlooking Angelsey and you get the most amazing views, we stayed there for about 5 hours and watched the beautiful.

 (this was taken with panaramic software on my phone..I don't really get it. I mean, it looks great on my phone whilst spinning round, but all the pictures on a computer look wierd. But hey it was free!)

Okay, so Monday was exciting too. The Olympic Torch came to Bangor! 
It was being ran through the streets and we went to go see it! It was really nice to see Bangor become so patriotic, the streets were lined with banners and people. As it's sponsored by Coca Cola, we got free coke and 'beat pads' (drums) and the hype was massive. 
Before the actual Torch came along, there were floats from Coca Cola, and various banks which had cheerleaders on and everyone made so much noise and cheered. Then the police came along and high fived everyone on the streets...and then the flame came! 
We saw a changeover of the torch, which was pretty cool. Although am I the only person who thought there was only one torch and people passed it like a relay?
That doesn't happen! Everyone has their own one and then just passes on the flame.
I know someone who's friends with the girl who ran it, and apparently you can keep the torch you ran with for £250! Expensive yes, but how cool would it be to own an actual Olympic torch?!
 Our 'beat pads' haha.

We met Mr Range, our dream guy ;) In all honesty, I 'm not sure why he was there...

Are you bored yet?
Just one more day to go! 
Yesterday was awesome, we went on an adventure to a waterfall!
We got the bus to Aber, which is a really cute little village and went to a cafe. I had Welsh Rarebit for the first time! (which is very similar to cheese on toast..not real rabbit)
We chose to take the 'rough' path to the falls, and it took about half an hour to get there, going through forests and sheep fields.
And then we reached it, it was breathtakingly beautiful.
Zara's been to Niagara Falls and Victoria Falls and all these exotic places, but for those of us that haven' was one of the most awe inspiring views ever!
We climbed over rocks, and paddled in the waterfall, sunbathed on the rocks and appreciated the view. It was so amazing. (I'm running out of superlatives to describe!) So I'll show you :)

As we were tired, we decided to take the easy route back...until we got lost. 
The path took us up and down SO many hills it's unreal- through every sheep field known to man. 
EVENTUALLY- we got the bus back and we could collapse. (I did go out last night too- I am dead.)

If you made it to the end it's a miracle!
Thank you for reading it, like I said. It's been mega busy.
I saw some beautiful things, once in a life time things, and had a lot of laughs :)

Hope you're all really good :)

Love, Elizabeth xx


  1. Wow - what amazing photos Elizabeth! Looks like a beautiful place :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  2. * hand over face* i thought that there was only one flame thta was passed how stupid are we hahah... Aber falls is SO LOVELY ... i love seeing / reading your posts as we live so close its crazy reading about your experiences near me hope you had a amazing time chicky xoxoxo

  3. oh my god the sunburn on your feet! how funny.
    thanks for the comment on my blog! following you now.

  4. All these photos are soo pretty! and that sunburn pattern is actually pretty cute haha! :) xxx

  5. Your sunburn makes my red chest triangle look boring! How mainstream am I?

    I'm not that bothered about the Olympics but the flame is coming past the end of my road in July. I think it's nice to celebrate it as it is unlikely to come our way ever again.


  6. Sorry but that sunburn is hilarious. . . and amazing, it's like giraffe skin!!

  7. I'm finding your feet endlessly amusing!

  8. What a lovely week you've had, you deserve to enjoy yourself after exams
    Aww bless you and your sunburnt feet :)


  9. I would love to get feet like that! Brilliant pictures, you have been really busy!

  10. I think you should set a diamond feet trend, I think it will catch on. Lovely to hear you've had a nice time and your photos are lovely.

    Hope your well.
    B xxx

  11. Cute outfit!! Sorry about the tan lines! I used to wear my sunglasses to tan and end up looking like a raccoon hahah. Needless to say, I no longer wear my sunglasses while tanning.

  12. hahaaha your feet are actual hilarious!!!! looks like your having lots of fun :) x

  13. Love the feet ;) Looks like you've had a really nice time!
    I've tagged you in a post over on my blog! x

  14. Great photos!! I can't believe you got that tan line on your feet! Too funny! lol


  15. A very interesting post. I really enjoyed it.
    The picture of your cute little feet is priceless. Makes me smile.
    Beautiful pictures. Love the waterfall!!!

    Our weekend weather was cloudy and nice and cool. Perfect for camping out.

    I'm so happy that you had a wonderful and beautiful weekend.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Love, Joann xoxo

  16. wow that's a crazy sunburn on your feet! lol

  17. Haha oh your poor sunburnt feet did make me laugh!
    If only the sun would come back :)

    Lucy x