• Just about to head down for dinner🤤
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One things for sure, you never go hungry on a @royalcaribbeanuk cruise!😂
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There’s also a new review up of Seraph of the End Volume Twelve (Link in bio✌🏻)
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  • Greetings from sunny Naples☀️
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Yesterday I got a massage for the first time and I’ve never felt so zen in all my life!
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Today is being spent by the pool with cocktails and a little bit of laptop time.
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Speaking of there’s a new review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • A little belated considering I’ve been away for a little while now but my holiday TBR is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Three things: 
I am tanned.
I have read one book so far.
Peach Daiquiris are my new favourite drink🍹
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  • All packing has been done, I don’t think I’ve forgotten anything but we’ll soon see😂
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Now for a nice relax with my favourite person tonight💕
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There’s a new post up for the Needlemouse blog tour too (Link in bio✌🏻)
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There should be plenty more posts going up whilst I’m away 🙊
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  • Another lovely weekend passes by. This one filled with Lego building, food and watching the new series of Stranger Things💕
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I adore Steve. He’s such a sweetheart.
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Tonight I’m curling up with my next read and tomorrow I’m being cooked for- I know, very lucky🙊
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There’s a new post up all about my last read as part of the Blog Tour!
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What’s your favourite thing to cook?
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  • Just under a week till holiday number one begins and I’m starting to look at what I’m taking with me 🙊
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This little red number is definitely coming!💃🏻
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After a tiring day I’m spending the evening on the couch with a book and wine...definitely need wine😂
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Question: are you a super prepared packer orrr are you a throw it all in the morning you go kinda person? 🤔
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  • So June was an amazing reading month! And a pretty great month in general.
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I went away with my favourite person, went to some bookish events and ate a lot of wonderful food💕
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And we finally got sun! What’s your go to ‘summer read’?
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The full wrap up is on my blog (link in bio✌🏻) and there’s also a little fun post about some books I think Hufflepuffs would enjoy💛
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  • I spent all last night and all this morning binge watching The Dragon Prince after seeing @bookswithchloe recommend it. All I can say is I need season three😍
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The rest of today will be spent photo taking in prep for going on holiday!
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I finally have a TBR for it too...and I’m going to work on one for the NEWTS read-a-thon👏🏻
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There’s an unboxing of the @fairyloot June Broody Banter box now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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It’s my favourite box to date!
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Have you ever used any bookish sub boxes? Is there another I need to try?
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  • #AD - Gifted
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I’m having a much needed day of rest today!
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Hay fever is no joke but at the same time sooo ridiculous. I mean I’m allergic to grass and trees when you think about it😂
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Tomorrow I have a full day of post writing planned until my favourite person gets home💕
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There’s another new review up of Once & Future up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Spoiler - I loved it.
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  • #AD - Gifted
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In full holiday prep mode but I cannot for the life of me pick what books to take!
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I have a few ideas and two holidays...help!
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I’m also going to try and do ARC August this year. Wish me luck🤞🏻
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There’s also a review of this amazing book up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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My Dark Vanessa is now an all time favourite of mine and is due to be published in 2020!🙊
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  • I said there were a lot of reviews currently up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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I adored The Star-Touched Queen. It was magical, dark and full of the most beautiful writing😍
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Lifestyle Travel

22nd Birthday #1

November 19, 2018

For my 22nd Birthday my lovely boyfriend whisked me away for a weekend of great food, fun and plenty of relaxation. I know, I'm very lucky.

It ended up being a two centre stay as one of his friends from his University days was also celebrating his birthday that weekend. Hence, a day and a bit in Bristol. We used Air BNB and ended up staying in a room in a flat belonging to a lovely lady named Jenny. It looked over the little river and had the most incredible view from this huge balcony. She was an absolute delight to stay with, so much is that we've already booked to go back over summer.

We had a later check in so ended up wandering around Bristol for a bit. I didn't realise, and nor did Sam just how beautiful the city is. There's so many lovely little cafes, quirky shops and stunning bars. I've definitely left a piece of my heart there. Although we had no idea it existed, or that it was so well known in Bristol we found a place called St. Nicholas' Market. An amazing food market inside of a Georgian Arcade. It weaves around so many little alleys with new sights and smells at every turn but by far my favourite was this cake trolley. Oh this cake trolley. (Also note Sam's fabulous photography skills. I liked his photo more than mine.)

We didn't pick up any food there, well aside from a few bags of sweets from an old style sweet store where they measure everything out. I reckon we'll try a bit more next time though.

After a long while wandering we decided to find somewhere to eat. We came across a rustic looking restaurant called Franco Manca's. An Italian that prides itself on this huge hundreds of years old yeast culture they use to create their sourdough pizzas. Which by the way are incredible.

As per usual I got myself some olives, Sam hates them (for fans of HIMYM the Olive Theory stands) and Sam went for the Baked Gloucester Old Spot Sausage and Wild Broccoli with cheese. It is the first time I voluntarily ate broccoli, when it was covered in cheese. The sausage was lovely too.

We both went for pizza, which was fantastic. Sam had a  pizza, (tomato, mozzarella and basil) and I went for a 5 ( tomato, garlic, oregano, capers, olives, Cantabrian anchovies and mozzarella) which tasted incredible though according to everyone else looked like a car crash. Why is it no-one seems to like anchovies? They're so good!

All in all it was a lovely meal out, if a little bit of busy place! I would like to go back one day though. If only for broccoli...YES BROCCOLI.

We finished the day with a night out. I know, me on a night out! We went out celebrating Sam's friend Jack's birthday. With about 15 to 20 other people. The sweetest bunch of people actually. They made me feel so welcome and we had a brilliant night. I just hope there's a Revolution de Cuba in Manchester somewhere. I need to go back. Though, I'm not entirely sure Sam wants to considering he got given a half pint glass for his drink....and Adam got given a proper glass. However, it was a really nice tasting drink, I pinched most of the slush off the top.

Questionable lighting aside I think my drink wins though, an inflatable flamingo. Yes.

Oh, and I would also like to point out the fact that my darling boyfriend managed to coerce me into doing tequila shots. Possibly, the only spirit I will not drink. He appeared with sticks of them for the table, and when the eyes and judging faces of 15-20 lads land on you...you drink the tequila. Or at least I did. It wasn't as awful as I used to think it was...but I wouldn't choose it for myself.

I think my smile in that photo speaks for how much fun I had, and how happy I've been (and the number of cocktails I had).

Bristol has a really sweet idea of almost a taxi on water. It takes you from one side of the little river to the other for just a pound. It's a fun experience and a lot better than walking the long way round. Even if it means you have to cope with some unwanted friends. I mean swans are just rather terrifying really.

I had the best time exploring Bristol with the person I get to called a best friend and my boyfriend. I felt well and truly spoilt, and this was only the first destination. I can't wait to go back and find new places together. No doubt that trip will end up on here too.

Thank-you Sam.

Have you been to Bristol?

What did you think?

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x

  • Reply
    Lauren
    November 25, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    definietly looks like you had a great time, i hope you had a completely awesome birthday too. i’ve not been to bristol before but tempted now for sure

    • Reply
      Katie - A Novel Idea
      November 27, 2018 at 10:46 pm

      It was honestly amazing! Felt so lucky.
      Thank-you lovely!
      Oh my god, go. It’s so pretty and there’s some great places to stay.
      Katie x

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