Why You Should Push Yourself out of Your Comfort Zone

I went on a very last-minute camping trip last weekend. It was an incredible experience filled with adventure and fun. However, I almost didn't go. Inside I was torn between having an adventure and leaving my comfort zone. Had I listened to my anxious, comfortable side, I would probably be stuck in the same low-mood… Read More

Friday, 16 June 2017

Last-Minute Camping in the Lake District

It started off as just a typical Saturday. Woke up, had breakfast, watched TV, went on my laptop, had lunch etc. The day was an exact replica of every other Saturday that I'd experienced recently. Work has been relentless, constantly asking me to go above and beyond with my abilities. So, when the weekend comes… Read More

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Kayaking in Killin

Sunday was our final full day in Kenmore and we decided to do some more exploring. So, we both jumped in our car and drove through Kenmore village. We had decided to drive to the other end of Loch Tay to the village of Killin. Killin is quite a bit bigger than Kenmore and I… Read More

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Boating Down Loch Tay

We slept till around 10am, recharging after the long 7 hour drive the day before. We were only staying in Kenmore for 2 full days, so we had to make each day count. Kenmore is a little village situated on one side of Loch Tay, in the Scottish Highlands. As we are on a loch,… Read More

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Our Lodge in Kenmore

In mid-July, we went to Kenmore, Scotland. My family go every year to the same location in Scotland and this year we decided to join them. Kenmore is a small village located on the eastern end of a loch known as Loch Tay. The loch is located deep in the Scottish Highlands, an area right… Read More

Friday, 8 July 2016

This Decision Changed My Life | Life Update

On Christmas day 2013, I had big news for my family. It wasn't exactly the Christmas present they were looking for, nor was it one that they were happy with. Before your mind starts to run away with you - no, I was not pregnant! I don't think my news surprised them either. I was… Read More

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Horse Riding through the Mountains of Mallorca

In early November 2013, I was itching to go on holiday again. I had been at University for nearly 2 months now and was (as usual) disliking being confined to the country. I also wanted to spend more time with my partner as only seeing him at weekends just wasn't enough for me. So I… Read More

Monday, 11 November 2013

The Best Summer of My Life | Life Update

This summer was a time of great change from me. It all started when I finished school forever in May. I was finally free! I hated school. I was never one of 'the popular ones' but what I did have was a close group of friends who were absolutely amazing. In my last year of… Read More

Friday, 20 September 2013

Hi, I’m Ella – An Introduction

Hi, I'm Ella. This seems like a good place to start my blog. I'm actually sitting here writing this in 2017, not 2012 as the date on the post says. I back-date all my posts so they occur around the time that the actual events happened so you have a realistic perception on time-scales. The… Read More

Thursday, 16 February 2012