If We Were Having Coffee… | Vol. 30

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’ve just got back from China. As much as I couldn’t wait to escape Hangzhou’s humidity, I’m actually pretty sad to be back home. It ended too quickly and I want to be back already. China was absolutely amazing and I couldn’t have had a better five weeks!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that being home now means coming back to reality. I have a to-do list longer than ever and it’s time to start facing it. Help me.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I have many, many blog posts half-written and drafted that were meant to go live whilst I was in China (sorry about that) and they will get posted. It’ll just take me a while. I hate seeing gaps on my editorial calendar but it’s okay… I’m working on it 😉

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the hostess on my flight back very kindly upgraded me to Business Class. It was such a pleasant surprise and was much appreciated! The flight was 11.5 hours so having a flat bed to lie on after waking at at 5am was glorious.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I passed the Study China course with a Distinction! I achieved 91% in the oral exam which I’m pretty chuffed about. Though I definitely didn’t feel Advanced, I was in the ‘Advanced’ class and I was also the only person in the class who neither speaks Mandarin a home, nor does Chinese for their degree, so I was pretty proud of my score. I achieved what I had set out to achieve before the programme started.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that it was really sad saying goodbye to everyone on the programme on Friday. We had our closing ceremony, complete with performances from each class, followed by a farewell banquet. People started trickling away while most of us headed to the nearby bar, Mojito. It was strange saying goodbye to everyone as we had all become so close in the short time we had spent together. Watch out for the vlog series to come.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’ve hit 4,000 subscribers on YouTube which is insane! I can’t thank you all enough and I want to continue putting out content for you guys. Since second year at university is going to be far more intense, I need to be more organised both with blog posts and with YouTube videos. This means I’ll have to be filming/writing, editing and scheduling far in advance. Let me know if there’s anything you want me to write about or anything you want me to film.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’m determined to get back into my fitness for real this time. Instead of losing weight in China, I actually *think* I’ve gained weight. I know that I didn’t hold back on the amount of food there was on offer, that’s for sure 😉

If we were having coffee, I would subtly remind you to vote for me in the #BloggersBlogAwards if you haven’t already. The site isn’t exactly the easiest to navigate but you vote right at the bottom! The link is here.

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Tell me…

What have you been up to over the past month? 

Peace and love,


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12 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee… | Vol. 30

  1. Congratulations on 4,000 followers! That is so, so cool! Also, that upgrade to business class? Uh, YES. Once upon a time, I was upgraded on a flight to LA and it was the BEST THING EVER. 10+ hours on a plane? You NEED to be upgraded. Don’t worry about routine! I’m sure you’ll be back and killing it in no time!

  2. I love love love this. Since we’re having coffee, let me tell you…I, too, have sooo many unfinished blog posts sitting in my drafts. Also, congrats on passing your Study China course!

    1. Haha, I’m glad you can relate Colby! I’m sure we’ll get through those drafts one day… and thank you!

  3. If we were having coffee, I would tell you how much busy my life is, including my blog’s social calendar. That somehow am feelung like needing to hire an intern!

    And that coffee will definitely be a key to few drinks! 🙂

  4. Looking forward to see those posts in drafts! Complete them and post them soon for your readers!
    And congrats on the flight upgrade! Happened a couple of times for me! Its just so comfortable! And super congrats on your youtube achievement!

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