The Monthly Catch Up: April

So, it’s that time again. Time to share what I’ve got up to this month with all of you! I got a lot of lovely feedback on my first post in my little monthly catch up series, so it’s something I definitely want to try and continue, as I really enjoyed writing it too. You may or may not have noticed that I’ve been quite absent on my blog throughout the month of April – let’s say it’s been a busy month for me!

April kicked off with my brother’s birthday on April Fools Day, followed by my boyfriend Aaron’s birthday on the 3rd. My family, Aaron and I went out for an amazing meal at TGI’s for my brother’s birthday, which was so so yummy. For Aaron’s birthday, we spent his actual birthday at a driving range, which was really fun (even though I was awful at it) and then had a lovely meal at Pizza Express. However, the best part about his birthday was my present to him – tickets to The Warner Bros Making Of Harry Potter Studio Tour. He’s a massive fan of Harry Potter, and we watched all of the HP films together over Christmas, so I couldn’t think of a more perfect gift. It was amazing and so interesting to see the actual props, sets and costumes all in real life. We can’t watch the films in the same way anymore!

All of the fun was then followed by going back to university for my final semester of first year. I cannot believe how quickly the year has gone! Being back at uni meant I had tests and assignments to do, which of course I had to prioritise over blogging, as I’m sure you can all understand. I’ve only got one assignment and an exam left and then first year will be over and done with!

I also got a new job. I left my old job around two and a half months ago, so I’m pretty proud of myself for managing to find a new one so quickly. Finding another job was something I was pretty sceptical about, especially due to uni and long distance relationship commitments. I went to an interview, where I was told that they were seeing applicants for the position all day, and to my surprise the next day they phoned me up and offered me the job, out of everyone else! I was pretty chuffed. I had my first proper 9-5 shift last Saturday, which went well and I hope it continues to go well.

One of the most exciting things I have done this month is book a holiday with Aaron. It’s going to be our first holiday abroad together, and we are both so so excited. I can’t wait to have a week away together, just the two of us, in the sun, relaxing all day long. We also fly home on our one year anniversary of being together, n’awww how cute. Definitely going to need to take lots and lots of photos – both for memories and for a blog post!

This month has also seen the start of some lovely weather here in the UK. It’s still a little on and off, however the sunny days that we have had have been gorgeous. I’ve been spending a lot of time down the beach going for walks and for fish and chips with Aaron, and it really makes me appreciate how lucky I am to live where I live. My Mum actually took the photo in this post down at the beach, which we are lucky enough to live ten minutes away from, as she’s been embracing the gorgeous weather too. I love this photo so much and couldn’t resist sharing it as it’s one of my favourite photos from April, so thanks Mum!

What have you been up to during April?