Christmas is Coming

Monday, 28 November 2016
Hey Cats! =^.^= 

Another post with another apology to why I haven't been posting. I don't really have an interesting excuse other than uni is super busy and I just can't seem to find loads of time to take nice pictures and write in depth posts. Lame excuse, I know! However, I do plan to upload a little more regular, I want to get some christmas posts sorted. 

Over the last week my university city (Chester) has become more and more christmasy and I am loving it. It's gotten me really excited for christmas and I love living in a city that decorates their town so perfectly. Two Thursdays ago, Chester threw a light show where there was a parade and the cute german-esce markets were finally open, it was a really sweet night where me and a couple of friends wondered the christmas markets and watched the lights being switched on. I've taken some photo's from the night which I would love to share with you, let me know what you think of them in the comments below as I've been experimenting with different filters and photo settings!








So what do you think of the photos? I'm actually really happy with them. I plan to take a few more photos to show how festive Chester is at the moment, it's just so lovely to walk round. I'm also going to this zoo this Wednesday and hopefully I can capture some festive photos there too (if I do, I will definitely upload a post!). 

This past weekend (and today) I have taken a trip home as I've just been feeling very homesick lately, homesickness really does suck. It's been lovely to come back and it's made me even more excited for christmas as I think it will be more special as I've been away at uni. Do any other students feel the same? Been away for weeks to come home to such a family orientated holiday. 

Anyway, I will leave you now and I'll hopefully have another post up later this week. Keep an eye out on my twitter! @tabithaloves_

Until next time cats, 
Tabitha xx =^.^= 

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Why Are Reading Slumps a Thing?

Monday, 14 November 2016

Hey Cats, how're we all this evening? I'm currently curled up in bed suffering from the worst illness ever. I'm sniffling sweaty mess, gross? I know. This week I have been suffering a lot from homesickness and this illness on top of that is unfortunately not helping the situation. Being home just under 2 weeks ago was lovely and it really showed me how much I appreciate my mum and my boyfriend. They are my rocks and being so far away from them at uni is starting to really take its toll on me, I miss them a hell of a lot. However, I'm trying to pick myself up by keeping myself busy and it is helping. For now though, here's today's post.


Today I wanted to discuss reading slumps and how they've been the bane of my life recently. Due to university maddness I have definitely neglected reading, I just haven't made the effort to make time for it as I have been so preoccupied with university activities. I've also been in the WORST reading slump, I've had to put 2 books down as I just haven't had the motivation or want to read them. I always despise myself when I find myself in a reading slump as I question if it's my fault or if I'm just not into the book I'm currently reading... Does anyone else get into these dilemmas? Please tell me I'm not the only one!

Recently I've been able to shake off the reading slump ('touch wood' I don't want to jinx myself!). I have also told myself that it's not my fault that I'm not in the mood to read, it's okay to not want to read. The book that has got me out of my reading slump is 'City of Glass' by Cassandra Clare. This book is so much better than the first two, I'll be honest but I wasn't overly struck with the first too and was skeptical when starting the third but oh my, I am LOVING this book. So much drama and tension and I love it. I'm also taking part in The Girl Gang Book Club this month and I feel really motivated to finish the book so I can take part in the reading discussion next Tuesday! I definitely recommend taking part in a book club if you're ever in a reading slump as it's so nice to have the discussion at the end.

Overall I hate reading slumps and I'm super glad I've finally pulled myself out of one. Do you have any suggestions for me in the future if I find myself in another one? Also have you read City of Glass?

Love, Tabitha x x