If you also live in the UK, I'm sure you will be feeling the exact same as me: bored of winter. All we have had lately is rain and wind and rain and wind and more rain and wind. It's a bit demotivating especially as it is cold too! But yesterday we actually had a sunny day in Aberdeen! It was very exciting, they are definitely not a common occurrence! My friend Hollie and I had some things to do in the morning but when we were done it was still early and such a nice day we decided to go to Aberdeen beach.
Since I moved to Aberdeen in September I had only actually been to the beach twice before and both times it was horrible weather. It was so nice to go when it was bright and sunny and to be reminded of why I love Aberdeen.
Just LOOK at these photos! It doesn't even look like Scotland! Hollie and I were both walking around thinking we were in Majorca or something. The beach is honestly one of my favourite parts of Aberdeen. I find it so relaxing and nice that a 5 minute walk out of the city in one direction there is the countryside, and in the other direction there is the beach.
Any beach is a good beach in the summer. I always find that I end up really stressed out before summer and comparing myself to friends that are maybe going on holiday to America and trying to plan loads of holidays that I forget how nice Scotland actually is and how much there is to do.
I do have some plans for summer this year that I am excited for and a big part of my summer will be working so I can save money (student life) but I'm going to try and explore some of my home country as it is such a beautiful place.
While we were at the beach, we decided to get lunch at a cafe called 'The Pavillion' that was on the boulevard. It was such a nice wee place and very well priced - if you are in Aberdeen I highly recommend that you go!
Aberdeen beach is actually really cool and has a lot of funky graffiti on walls and benches. Yesterday really made me very excited for summer and I can't wait to get through my coursework and get to the nice weather! Naturally, we had to take advantage of the sun and get ice cream! Best. Decision. Ever.
I hope you are all as excited for summer as I am and hopefully this post will give you a little motivation to make it through the last of the rain and cold!