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My First Time Being So High In The Sky!

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Hey, world! It’s Lora.

Today’s post is dedicated to something very exciting which happened to me recently, so be prepared for a little story time now. 🙂

Some of you may know from my last summer’s post (Summer Adventures Chapter 1 – Touching The Sky) that my grandpa (George Obretenov) is a pilot and a retired parachutist. He has 8 world records in skydiving. He was a coach of the Bulgarian national skydiving team and he has more than 4 500 jumps. I am a proud granddaughter! ❤

So last week, we went to the airport where he works. There was going to be a training for some parachutists who were preparing to jump. Grandpa managed to talk with the pilot who agreed to take me on the plane with them!

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Imagine how excited I was! First, because I’ve never flown on such a big plane (I’ve only been in smaller ones). Second, I have never seen how parachutists jump from above (I’ve always watched them from the ground). And third, because I’ve never been so high in the sky – 3 000 m!

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This was definitely an unforgettable experience and I’ll remember the feeling I had when I was up there forever. I felt butterflies in my stomach and I was a little bit nervous… but also… FREE! For the first time in a while, I could think clearly and see the world from a different spectrum with my eyes wide open.

When we got above the clouds, I imagined the airplane as one big bird with its wings spread in the air. It felt like we were on top of the world. I took a deep breath and enjoyed the moment…

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I even captured the parachutists waiting for their jump… I wonder what were they feeling?

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I’m grateful for this once-in-a-life-time opportunity. Being able to experience all of this was all I could ask for… ❤

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xoxo, Lora

My Summer Music Playlist 2017

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Hey, world! It’s Lora.

Looks like Bulgaria has given us a very hot and sunny weather lately and I’m loving it! 😉 I’m definitely going to take advantage of it as I have some awesome road trips and activities planned. However, one of my favourite things to do in summer is listening to music… NON-STOP! (especially when I’m travelling) So why not make a list of my favourite summer tunes, right?

 

Bellyache (Marian Hill Remix)Billie Eilish

“Sittin’ all alone, mouth full of gum, in the driveway. My friends aren’t far in the back of my car, lay their bodies…”

I recently found Billie Eilish’s music and I’m so happy about it because it’s very unique and different. Honestly, I have to say that I enjoyed the remix more than the original song. It has a great rhythm and I’m planning to do a choreography on it. Let’s see how it turns out! 😀

 

Ocean Eyes Billie Eilish

“I’ve been watching you for some time. Can’t stop staring at those oceans eyes…”

Another one of Billie Eilish’s great songs but it’s slower and there are mostly vocals.

 

Rodena TakavaDARA

“Там има някой, който да ѝ отива, да отваря вратата пред нея и да я разсмива…”

This is a Bulgarian song with a very catchy beat. I watched DARA perform it live at a concert in my town and I couldn’t help but dance! ❤

 

Can’t Get EnoughBasenji

“I can’t get enough of you. Oh, I’m falling into this again…”

I heard this song for the first time in my favourite film – “Nerve” (it’s in the soundtrack). Since then, I can’t stop listening to it.

 

Ne Si Za MenKristian Kostov

“Понякога искам да те прегърна. Понякога бягам и пак обръщам се назад…”

Another Bulgarian song on the list – the debut of Kristian Kostov (who, in case you didn’t know, won 2nd place in Eurovision 2017). I like the rhythm and the lyrics.

 

Feel It Still (Lido Remix) – Portugal. The Man

“Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now. I been feeling it since 1966, now. Might be over now, but I feel it still…”

I’m in love with this one because of its energetic beat and summerish feeling. Plus, the remix is FIRE!!

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Leave me a comment with YOUR favourite summer song, so I can listen to it. You can also follow me on Instagram (@my.messy.blog) because I post a lot of cool stuff there too. If you’re interested in seeing my last year’s summer playlist, here’s a link: A Summer Playlist 2016. Wishing all of you a lovely day! ❤

xoxo, Lora

How To Have An Awesome Summer!

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Hey, world! It’s Lora.

GUYS, IT’S FINALLY SUMMER AND I CAN’T BE HAPPIER ABOUT IT! ❤ I finished ALL of my exams (including the English PET Cambridge exam) and I can now enjoy my free time without worrying about anything. If you still have tests going on at your school, I’ve got my fingers crossed for you because I know the struggle. Everything will be fine, trust me! ❤ It’s been a long and tough school year. However, I’ve never been so excited about the upcoming summer days. That’s why I wanted to show you some marvelous ways to make your summer a little bit more awesome. In this post I’ve also included several activities which I personally love to do in this season, so I hope you’ll like them too. Let’s start!

BEING ACTIVE

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Many people choose to be lazy in summer but staying active is really important for you and your body. It may sound like a cliché but it actually isn’t. 🙂 Taking advantage of the good weather and using it to do a sport will definitely be a plus for you. A great way to stay active in summer is to join a camp or a sporting activity. The possibilities are endless. You can always search online or visit the local sports centre to see if there’s a camp or a course in your area. Last summer, I did this and I found a dance group which I joined. About two months later, I also attended a dance camp and it was so much fun! Even if you are not keen on camps and courses, you can always do some of these activities with your friends:

  • riding bicycles
  • hiking in the mountains/ having a walk in the forest
  • swimming
  • playing volleyball in teams
  • jogging together

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PLANNING YOUR SUMMER READING

That’s definitely something I love to do in the beginning of every summer vacation. I simply create a list which includes the books I would like to read in the summer. Sometimes I use Goodreads (which in case you don’t know is a really cool website for bookworms) to challenge myself to read as many books as I can by setting a “goal” in the Goodreads system.

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Our school has a required summer reading list to complete. However, I enjoy creating my own. Sharing the books you’ve read with your friends and spending time in the local library (which I just looove to do) are two awesome summer activities for you to try out!

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EATING FRESH FRUIT

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I don’t wanna sound like your grandma but there’s a variety of fresh fruits growing during the summer (especially here, in Bulgaria). And I particularly love sneaking into my grandpa’s garden and picking off some berries or figs. I recently found some wonderful lemonade recipes on Pinterest which are perfect for the hot summer days. You can make them with different fruits and flavours, so don’t mind clicking this link and checking them out! 🙂

HAVE A BONFIRE OR A PICNIC

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Bonfires are my guilty pleasure! It’s not like I love to light up things on fire… *awkward silence*… I actually do! (especially if they are my ripped up old homework) 😀

However, my family, friends and I do this every summer and it always turns out great. On my last birthday grandpa lit up a campfire and we roasted steaks and s’mores. I highly recommend you trying out the idea this summer. I guarantee you that it will be lots of fun! Even if you’re not a fan of bonfires, you can always find a peaceful place for you and your friends to make a picnic.

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SEND LETTERS TO YOUR FRIENDS

Резултат с изображение за SNAIL MAILSending real letters to your friends (a.k.a. using the “snail mail” = letters delivered by postal delivery services) is one of my most favourite summer activities. If you’ve never sent a letter through the post, I challenge you to do it this summer! It’s a more personable way to communicate with somebody and keep in touch with everything that’s happening in their life. You can decorate your letter or put something else in the envelope (a bracelet or a packet of candies). Plus, the letters you’ve already received are a great summer memory. You betta keep them! 😉


Well… I hope you enjoyed reading my super duper long post. Let me know in the comments what is YOUR favourite summer activity and if you’d like me to post more of these! ❤ Wishing you a lovely day!

xoxo, Lora