If you are anything like me, you will love anime. They're grown - up cartoons that can pull on the heart strings, and make you cry of sadness, horror or happiness. Who wouldn't love that?
Hate spending your time indoors when it's so sunny outside, but can't think of anything to do? Well, that's what i'm here for! Let's fix your troubles, and have some fun in the heat together!
Here are some of my boredom busters that are super fun to do, but won't cost very much at all!
I understand that this sounds like some sort of illness, but trust me, it is totally fun and free to do. GeoCaching is a world wide treasure hunt which anyone can do. All you have to do is go on the website, or download the app and off you go. Every town, in all countries have them, and you can find anything from a tiny notebook you sign, to a giant golden medallion. So give it a go! If that isn't enough to convince you, then know this. Anyone that doesn't know about GeoCaching is called a muggle, so you are all now magical.
2. Visit a free museum
I know this is a give in, but visiting museums can be interesting, mind blowing and best of all...free! Learn things you have never thought of that before and visit some of the most gorgeous buildings in your country. Some museums have shows that last only a few weeks, so you will never get tired of the same display.
3. Have an outdoors movie festival
Grab your friends, and some popcorn and have an outdoors movie festival. All you need is something that plays your DVDs (Laptop) and a projector and your sorted. Feel like you are in grease, and have a night at the Drive In...in the garden!
4. Build a fort
I am twenty years old, and I still find it hilarious to build a giant fort. Whether it be for yourself, the neighbourhood or the kids, this can be an amazing way to have some fun, and have a place to relax in the sun. Don't know what to do one you have built it? Well...
5. Camp under the stars
This is another great way to be out in the sun and heat with your friends. Grab your fort, or some blankets and chat the night through with some drinks, and so many snacks that you feel like your stomach is about to explode. Desert? Oh well I am sure I can fit some more in!
6. Go to a beer garden
This is the most easiest thing you can do when you are out and about. Go to that cafe/pub/restaurant you have never been to, but always wanted to, and sit outside in the sun.
7. Go swimming
What is more invigorating than a nice swim in the summer. No need to feel self conscious, as everyone is more concerned with staying cool than what you look like. Besides, who doesn't love hitting your best friend with the long foam sausages they have to keep you afloat?
8. Go biking/walking
What is more fun than getting lost, and having to find your way back? Go down that road you have never explored, and keep biking/walking until your feet hurt. You may just find something fun on the way.
9. Look into your community
Coming to a community near yours...fun! Do you get those leaflets through the door about what is going on your area? Try reading it! Every area has new and fun activities to do, especially through out summer. From and easter egg hunt, to a music video. You can get involved in everything for free, and you may just meet someone new!
10. Salsa classes
This is one of my favourites. What matches the heat more than one of the hottest dances out there. Salsa the night away, with a class near you. Grab your partner, or go on your own, and feel the music!
We all have those people in our lives. The ones who you could never think badly of, you have no bad memories of and who you could trust with everything in your life.
I have several of them, and I like to see it as putting that special person in a bubble. Keeping them floating next to you, so they will never be tainted from everyday life.
We often do it to those old childhood friends, ex boyfriends who you left an opening for, those missed opportunities that leave you wondering what if? And worst of all - Those who do not deserve to be in there.
I recently had one of my bubbles come crashing back to the earth with a bang, when one of my old friend let me down. I could not fault anything they had done in the past, and I only had fond happy memories of them. They had moved away, yet I kept them close to me at all time in their bubble.
Well it's fair to say that the bubble crashed, and I just couldn't look at them the same way again. The perfect friend that I knew, had suddenly turned into a villain and I hated it. It felt like a part of me was torn, and that it would never be fixed.
I spoke about this subject with my friend, and we spoke of all of those people that we bubble and I realised. We have this perfect image in our bubble, that cannot be tainted, and is well... perfect. That one thing that a human never is. Perfect.
The realization hit me. That to keep someone is a bubble is cruel. It is expecting someone to be perfect all the time, and allows you to be hurt when they act human. We all make mistakes, and to feel torn apart about something that you may have done yourself hundreds of time, isn't fair on them, and worse of all, on yourself.
Of course, I spoke to my bubble friend, and forgave them instantly. After a few minutes of talking, the bubble was repaired, and I noticed that they personally didn't jump back in, but the memories did.
Happy memories are worth a million pounds, and they cannot be tainted with human error, but in fact grow stronger due to it.
I guess my point, is that you learn from my mistake. Never keep someone in a bubble, and open you both up to hurt when they mess up.
Always remember that they don't belong in a bubble that follows you around, but by your side adding to the adventure.
The art of a selfie is a tricky thing. With so many gorgeous people out there, how can you make yours stand out?
The perfect pose? That one where you look super skinny, or that one you took where your cheekbones stood out? I know the pain where you take almost a hundred photos, only to heavily edit one to post onto Instagram to show how perfectly well you look.
However, I personally think that the most perfect selfies are the ones where you look natural. Not natural as in no make-up, or your hair sticking up, but the ones where you look like you're having fun. Where you are generally laughing and pulling the faces you would usually with your friends.
Duck face? That's so in the past! What about earthworm face? Or the double chin face? Or the i'm a stalker face? Those are the kind I want to see!
I don't want to see hundreds of edited photos of skinny humans! I want to see photos of guys pretending to be a T-rex, or a girl stuffing her face with cakes.
That's life, and that's the life I like to see! Of course I am going to show the people I dislike photos of me looking amazing and tell them that I just woke up like that, but I think I would prefer my children, and my friends to see that I am still me. Sat on the floor in my sweatpants with a cake, with Friends on the T.V. pretending to be a rabbit.
Embrace your inner bunny, stick out that double chin and lick the screen.
That's just me.
Here are some wonderful selfies I have found, that made me smile, including a few of my own -