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A Day at the Eden Project

One of the highlights of our recent break to Cornwall was a visit the Eden Project. This is a vast garden project with huge biomes, one of which holds the 'largest indoor rainforest in the world'. Despite having been before I was excited to revisit the project because this time the weather was lovely, meaning we were actually be able to explore the outdoor attractions, which were fab.

My favourite biome was the Mediterranean one because it has all the cacti and is such a gorgeous temperature. This time round they had extended the Mediterranean restaurant so we were able to eat inside the dome, how great! It felt just like eating outside somewhere like Italy and I could have stayed there all day. My family and I discussed how nice it would be to live nearby in the winter and just be able to pop in and soak up the warmth.

What's in my bag?

For some reason I have recently been loving watching 'What's in My Bag?' videos on YouTube,  maybe because it is nice to know that I am not the only one who carries too much around in too smaller bag, or maybe it is just because I am nosy! Either way I thought it would be fun to share with you what is in my bag, so here goes...

My bag is actually from Primark and I have had it for about a year. Despite being from Primark it has stayed looking almost brand new, which is surprising considering how badly I treat it.The size is perfect, not to big or too small, and I like how it can be a shoulder or a hand bag depending on what I am doing/wearing.

Firstly we have the permanent residents of my bag, my iPhone and my Accessorize purse. I got this purse for my last birthday, it is a gorgeous yellow ochre colour and it is the perfect size for me. Alongside this other things I deem essential to carry around are a packet of mints, because no-one likes smelly breath pens, and a mirror. I got this mirror when I went to see Marina and the Diamonds and so it brings back great memories as well being super useful.

Holiday Book Haul

Despite the fact I love to read, over the past few years I have just found myself so busy with school and exams that I haven't managed to read as much as I would have liked. One of the best things about finishing school is that I have had lots of free time to use to do my own thing and do some reading that isn't just gathering extra information for my school work.

After really, really enjoying the T.V series, 'The Durrells', I was so excited when my mum recently bought me the book that the series was based on. It is called 'My Family and Other Animals' and is a true story about a family who moved to Corfu and all the crazy adventures they got up to through the eyes of the youngest sibling, and author, Gerald Durrell. I cannot wait to read this, I just know I am going to love it.

Greyson Perry has been one of my favourite artists for a number of years now, so when I spotted this story of his life, as told in his own words I knew I had to have it. It is entitled Grayson Perry: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl' and I it will help me to discover how his life has influenced his incredible artwork and helped him get to where he is today. He is a huge inspiration to me and if you are interested in concepts such as masculinity and gender then I suggest you watch his incredible documentary, 'All Man'.

Away / Trip to Fowey

My family and I recently took a five day trip to the beautiful Cornwall and stayed on the south coast, in Fowey. It was great to be so near to the seaside because where we live is so far from it and we had a really relaxing break after the chaos of the exam season.

Our little house was literally twenty seconds walk from a small beach called Readymoney Cove and only fifteen minutes walk from the centre of Fowey. This meant we didn't have to use the car much which was a nice change. From our house we could see the sea alongside the house where Dawn French, supposedly, lives. Unfortunately we didn't manage to catch a glimpse of her, maybe next time!