Monday, 16 April 2018

Snapshots From Rotterdam.


Hello! I did it, I am here I flew and navigated the metro system successfully alone. You honestly have no idea how proud I am of myself to flying alone, I have such a ridiculous fear of flying I didn't think I'd get through the plane journey without throwing up but I somehow managed, I think being at the airport 2 hours before the flight definitely helped. 

I thought I'd finally take some time to blog between being in the lab just to give a little update on how it's going I know my friends and some of my family wanted me to post updates so here we go. I've settled into driving I think, I mean it's slightly more stressful than home with the extra bike road and having to stop mid round about for cyclists and people, I mean the amount of stopping you just randomly do for bikes is mad. They literally just fly about too which is mega stressful haha, but I think I have the hang of it and that makes me happy as I was more nervous about driving alone over here than anything else. 

As for work it's a bit of an odd one the work is somewhat the same as at home but slightly different due to how equipment works and how many machines they have. I've had some slightly busy days but I did get Sunday off which was nice because I took the chance to go and explore Central Rotterdam and there is waaaay more to do than I expected I can't wait to share that with you all. I did however have to leave for work around half 4 this morning which means currently I'm half asleep but I'm waiting to hear back about more samples which is why I'm doing a little blog. 

I have to say though what I have experienced of Holland so far it is such a nice place, everyone I've met so far has been so friendly I have no idea what to do. Everyone in the apartment block says hello when they pass you and I don't know about you but as a Brit I'm just like 'eh oh hello' like I don't even talk to my neighbors never mind greet random people who live in the same building. Everything is super pretty too, there's flowers everywhere and its so clean! Like really clean I love it, like everything just looks super pretty man. My favourite thing though, is the views from the apartment it's so nice I don't think I'll ever be sick of looking out the windows. There's also a park out the back of the lab which has highland cows and the next big town over has a windmill I mean what is there not to like about this place? Aside from having a silly sleeping pattern but I can deal with that I'm sure I'll get used to it. 

Personally I'm really pleased I took this opportunity it's a big step for my career and it has given me a whole new confidence I can't believe how scared I was before yet here I am and I'm doing okay. 

Kloe. x

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

A Little Life Reshuffle.

I let life get in the way of blogging once again but I'm not mad about that because legit all I have done is think about how much I want to get back into blogging but haven't had much clue direction wise. I've decided though I want to go back to the start, I want to go back to how I used to blog, using it as a bit of an online dairy I miss keeping track of the important and fun things I'm doing plus my life is getting a little bit of a rejig and using my blog as an online diary will be the most perfect way to keep family and friends up to date with what I've been up to and what I'm doing since I am terrible at answering the phone at the best of times.
March is always a super busy month for me its my birthday which means several days of plans along with my Grandas birthday, my mams birthday and usually mothers day so I rarely have time to breath as it is. This year however I've been even more busy, I've been tattooed, to the spa, had my birthday, celebrated my Grandas birthday, visited friends and then the month still isn't over and I go to see Fall Out Boy tomorrow and then it's bank holiday weekend I feel like I haven't stopped! Add in work and I am exhausted this month hence the lack of posts after announcing I was back.
Speaking of work I have a little announcement, since last summer we've been sending a couple of members of our lab out to our lab in Rotterdam it was supposed to be a 6 months thing but it has recently become permanent so I've been given the chance to go out too! So every 5 weeks I'll be in Rotterdam working all hours and I can't decide if I'm excited to try something new or if I'm absolutely shitting my self. I'm really looking forward to extending my career, trying something new and learning more but I'm also ridiculously nervous about living abroad alone for a week, driving on the other side of the road and flying! I AM TERRIFIED OF FLYING GUYS and I have to do it alone!!! I'm definitely challenging myself by doing this but I'm really excited to try something new, I'm looking forward to visiting a new place, the possibility of exploring if I have time while there and hopefully getting over my fear of flying. This is one of the reasons I'm going to go back to using my blog like an online diary just so my family know I'm alive and can see I'm eating and sleeping and I'm okay because a week of not calling me every night will probably drive them crazy haha.
I'm determined to get back to posting at least once a week and I'm hoping I have more exciting things to post in the future! If you have any tips of solo flying with anxiety pleeeease hit me up! Also tips for packing light will also be majorly appreciated. 

kloe x.

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Some Quiet Time.


So you may have noticed things have been super quiet on here recently, it was a little intentional but at the same time not. Its been months since I last posted and I keep thinking about blogging but I just haven't had time I've been swamped with work and mega exhausted it honestly feels like I haven't had a moment to spare to blog. I have so much to share though, I had a few days in London in January and ate some of the most amazing food which I have got to share with you all, I've also got a ton of book reviews to share, I'm smashing my good reads challenge this year I set a goal of 30 and currently I'm on 15. I also wanna finish sharing my Disney posts with you because I love the photos I took, I'm really falling back in love with photography. 
Recently my Granda gave me his old DSLR as he doesn't use it much and its now too heavy for him for regular use, I haven't had a DSLR since around 2009 I've got my bridge and I live for it. This means I've been learning to use a camera again essentially, playing with lighting and subjects has been so much fun although it is so hard to take photos of the cats with it since they move way too much haha. I thought I'd share a few of my favourite photos I've taken while playing around with it. 
My favourites are from when we had some really heavy snow a few weeks back and the cats went out for a little play. I love paw prints in the snow and Fleurs confused look because its so cold, I also love the one of the river near mine it looked so pretty in the snow. 

Basically I just miss blogging and sharing insight into my life and the things I'm doing, I miss sharing photos mostly. I take so many photos and don't share them, I'm not really sure what direction my blog is going to take but I miss writing and sharing photos so I expect its mostly going to be photos with a few words but I'm happy with that. 

Leave your recent posts in the comments also because I miss reading blogs too and want to catch up! Kloe x