Firstly i want to say how sorry i am for not doing a blog post last month. I feel so bad about it but we were in the Maldives and the wifi was the worst I've ever experienced. I think me and mum went through 10 wifi slips to just get 5 minutes.
Last month, as most of you know, we went on a holiday to the Maldives. I'm not the most confident flyer and it was a 12hour flight, so that was an experience for me :) but we did have a TV each and i watched films the whole way there and back :D. When we arrived the white beaches and the clear ocean was truly amazing and the holiday was great. I don't want to sound ungrateful, but it did get quite boring and i think as a family we have decided that we like to be doing things instead of, well.. nothing. Don't get me wrong i loved the sunbathing but i found myself in the shade a lot as it was baking hot.
However on the 12th (6 month anniversary) we went to Kuda Hurraa - the four seasons resort and it was so beautiful, the island, the people and the food :) and we had the best day ever. We made a coral reef planter in memory of Alice and we went out onto the reef and planted it under water. Me and mum were a bit nervous, as we weren't great with the fish and sharks :) I remember mum saying "The things you get us into Alice" as we jumped in off the boat. We actually scattered some of Alice's ashes out there with her coral frame, it was really special and we plan on going back in a few years and seeing it.
I have just started training for Kilimanjaro which is only 9 weeks away ( oh god ), well by training i mean going up Coniston Old Man :) but I'm planning on going every week, especially now i realise how close we are to it. Need to get back in the gym as well, haven't been in for ages. We had a Kili meet up the other day, it was great getting to meet everyone and they are awesome people to be going up with. If anyone would like to sponsor me i would be so grateful, just a pound makes a difference.
Cant believe how close it is to school though, it has gone so so fast. We go back on the 29th August, so have 2 weeks to do my homework in :/. Super excited to see all my friends again, i have met up with some off them but quite a lot of them are away on holiday. We also have 15 new people coming into our year so that should be fun !!!! It is my birthday on the 19th, so i will be 15, quite excited for it. Can't believe summer is so close to being over, I'm sorry to say but i can feel it getting colder as well :(
We had such a lovely surprise from Alan Titchmarsh last month when he came to give our garden a makeover and it's now done and i love it, especially my pod. I spend hours and hours in there, i take my book and music out and I'm sorted. Just want to say a massive Thank You to the whole team at "Love Your Garden" for doing it and we all practically live in it now :)