Exams, travel & a bite to eat // 6 June Favourites

Having a drink - Aperol Spritz

June was a ridiculously hectic month for me, that said I didn’t get chance to blog much. Despite having a lot of revision to do, I was lucky enough to head to New York with work and then to Poland with my sister as a post exams treat! Now I’ve finally finished my exams I can spend my free time blogging with out the weight of exams hanging over me, yay! Work has been very busy and it’s so nice to actually finish and not feel bad for being too tired to revise! So, here’s my favourites from a very busy June! 

1/ Working hard – ok not a favourite but a key priority this month. With a busy schedule at work meaning I was just too tired to revise properly during the evenings. This meant the weekends were all about revision, learning facts about digital marketing and practicing the structure of the questions! There’s some interesting facts in my latest post and some tips on how to work and study in this post I wrote earlier in the year! 

Coffee and Notes

2/ Fancy Dinner – at the beginning of the month Lee took me out for a fancy meal at a restaurant he’s working with. We had very delicious food at The Don. To start I chose asparagus with a poached egg, pea shoots and sauce maltais, followed by seared Monkfish wrapped in Serrano ham, Provencal lentils and chive butter sauce. Monkfish is very meaty, and this one was no exception, very well flavoured, the ham adding a little salty flavour too. Very nice meal and a relaxing date night!

The Don Restaurant

3/ Brunch dates – met my gorgeous friend Louise one Sunday as a revision break to catch up whilst she was in London visiting her sister! It was a beautiful sunny day so we sat out in the sunshine at Ben’s Canteen in Battersea, munching avocado and toast and lattes. A lovely morning with my girl! 

Avocado on toast, brunch

Latte with a heart

4/ New York – ahh I was so lucky to be picked for this work trip during which 50+ of us IBMers headed to Armonk (about an hour North of Manhattan). It was fantastic to meet colleagues from across the world, 20 different countries! We all brought our local snacks and not only did we love working together, we shared stories about our lives back at home. I truly incredible experience and I know have a global network of amazing people. Here’s a blog I wrote for the IBM Global Jobs blog about the trip! 

Sweets and snacks from all over the world

Working on our projects
5/ Manhattan – during the weekend prior to the work trip, Bev and I spent time in Manhattan, pretending we were local. We did thousands of steps, went to a Yankees game, watched comedy and ate the largest pastrami sandwich you’ve ever seen. Look out for some blogs on things to do in the city! 

Roller Hockey in NYC

Pretzel & a yellow cab

6/ #warsawsinwarsaw – I bought my sister flights to Warsaw for her 21st birthday just after my exams as a celebration of both things! We had an early start on the Wednesday morning as we headed up to Luton for our “wizzair” flight – an airline I hadn’t heard of until recently who have bizarre baggage restrictions. We spent a lovely three days exploring the city, trying out new food and doing a LOT of walking! Hopefully Rachy will be writing me a guest post about Warsaw, so watch this space! 

Rach & I in Warsaw

Trying to speak Polish from the phrasebook

So a busy month working hard but having plenty of fun times to! Here’s to the summer, some holidays in the next couple of months and at work at the moment plenty of exciting work for the IBM & Wimbledon project which you can read about in my post from last year

How was your June? Did you get up to anything fun? 

Good vibes only coaster



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