It’s finally September! I’ve been trying not to wish my life away for the past 10 weeks but it’s been hard. On one hand it seems like yesterday we got back from Bratislava but on the other hand it feels like a million torturous years ago. So the fact we are heading to the airport for our next jaunt on Sunday fills me with pure excitement! We intentionally decided not to jet off anywhere in July or August this year and try to enjoy a British summer which we have actually experienced for once this year! August as seen Mr ESLT and I be social butterflies yet still be the extreme planners that we are.
Supporting our Hometown
The first weekend of the month saw Hull bask in sunshine and host the annual Humber Street Sesh which is a day of live music, two pint pots of beer and food trucks galore. Held, you guessed it, on Humber Street and round the Fruit Market and Marina area it was a day enjoyed by everyone. As Hull is the UK City of Culture 2017 there are many events planned for next year, if you’re heading to Yorkshire at any point next year don’t forget to check out what’s going on.
It was Mr ESLT’s birthday in mid August which we of course celebrated in the time honoured tradition of afternoon drinking with friends!
Spending Time with Friends
We met a lovely couple in Cape Verde back in 2012, we had a shared a love of grog (a local spirit) a hatred of the resort we were staying in! We try and see each other at least 3 or 4 times a year. They are currently pregnant so we made the effort to visit them before baby arrives. I’ll be honest they are the only people we stay in touch with, to such a degree, that we have met whilst travelling.
Another month another gig, this time it was Noel Gallagher (and the High Flying Birds) at Scarborough Open Air Theatre. This was actually the third time we have seen him live, the last time only being May in Bournemouth. On a warm, summers evening like it was the venue was perfect.
Upcoming Travels (September)
As I have alluded to, we are hitting the runway on Sunday and heading to Madrid, Spain to celebrate Mr ESLT’s birthday (again). With hop on, hop off buses, a trip to the Bernabeu Football Stadium, rides in cable cars and ridiculous amounts of tapas and wine planned – we can’t wait!
When we return I have two days to unpack and repack for a girls long weekend in Split, Croatia with my best friend – Samm from The Inspiration Highway. You may remember she won the trip at Icelolly.com’s #blogatthebach event earlier this year. I’m sure the hubsters can cope for 5 days!
And the last trip of the month, yet certainly not least is the wedding of my beautiful friend Alison and her partner Richard in the beautiful town of Lindos on the island of Rhodes – how very romantic! It will be the first destination wedding I have ever been to and can’t wait to share their special day.
As Mr ESLT is bound to a tight rota, we know exactly when we have time to take a trip from now until 2025!
So together with our (almost) month in California and Las Vegas in June that I mentioned in last month’s Round Up, we have also added a week in New York at the end of January and a trip for my birthday to St Petersburg, Russia – which will be our 71st country visited! As British Citizens we need visas for all our planned trips. The ones for America are pretty simple – an online application – a process we have been through before. The Russian Visa process is somewhat more complex and will involve a visit to the Russian Visa Application Centre in Manchester which we have pencilled in for early December.
Travel Blogger Interviews
This month we featured interviews from the following fantastic travel bloggers:-
- The Time of Our Lives
- My Wanderlusty Life
- Rachel Nicole
- Lessons Learned Abroad
- Travel in Technicolour
Hometown Tour Guide
Until next month………safe travels 🙂