a colourful 24 hours in poole

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view from travelodge in poole, dorset

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this time last monday i was on my way to poole. despite train delays and being ravenously hungry i was excited to go somewhere new and explore a bit. i rarely get the chance to go ‘away’ thanks to being poor but i do absolutely love going on little adventures to new places. i know dorset a little as i lived in bridport for a few months many years ago and visited weymouth and portland many a time when i was a littlun. i’m sure i’ve¬†got a photo of me somewhere near portland bill lighthouse in a cute polka dot co-ord.

travelodge king size bed with surface pro 4

travelodge comfy cushions

anyway!¬†i¬†thought¬†i’d¬†share a ‘colourful 24 hours in poole’ post as that’s …pretty much my thing. my soul seeks out colour wherever¬†i¬†am. it was thanks to¬†travelodge*¬†that¬†i¬†got to do this trip and stay over, so shout out to them for making this happen!¬†i¬†loved the blue theme of the¬†room and had quite a view too!¬†it’s¬†location was perfect – right opposite¬†poole¬†train station, near some water and close to town too.

i¬†dropped off my things, had a quick look around the room and of course dove onto the super comfy king size bed. to, you know, test it out. being a budget hotel, the amenities are obviously not going to be¬†luxury, but you have what you need and the staff really are super friendly and happy to help with any requests. like most tourists, especially in an area like this, you mostly just use it as a place to rest and sleep after you’re done exploring.
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encyclopedia of rainbows | book review

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encyclopedia of rainbows book review

encyclopedia of rainbows* Р£11.99

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as might be obvious, encyclopedia of rainbows is pretty much my dream kind of book. so, i knew i would love it from a visual point of view, but little extras just make it that bit better than expected.

if you follow @hey_jules_studio¬†on instagram you might recognise some of these photos. that’s because this is her book! taking from its title, this is a bit more than just a book of wonderful rainbow things arranged neatly. opposite each page of items, at the top, is a small but handy numbered chart, and each number corresponds to the items. they detail what’s in the photos, for example, names of butterflies and insects and plants; flavours of sweets and other foods to¬†toys, books and¬†much more. in some cases, such as the natural things, even the latin name is included. genuinely useful as well as just looking good!
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snapshots of my week – 28th july

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ticket notebook from grace and favour home

taking the good where i can get it at the moment.

though the past couple of weeks haven’t been as full on rubbish/stressful as previously, they still haven’t been easy. i feel like i’m being beaten and beaten and beaten by life and every time i try and get up, try to have some fight,¬†i get knocked back down again worse than before. i am so incredibly thankful for the people that have shown me kindness in these hard times. it’s what keeps me going.and people say things get easier when you’re thirty/in your thirties? definitely not my experience, ha!
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