It’s crazy that it’s July already, June just flew by!
They do say time flys when you’re having fun and I did really enjoy June with quite a few activities and events… so let’s take a look at some of the things I got up to this past month.
• Enjoy Music Festival – fun family friendly outdoor music festival. You can read my full review of this event here.
• Look Again Festival & Etsy summer showcase – this was great, I love an arts festival. You can read more about this one here, along with the art show mentioned below.
• Grays School of Art, degree show – Gray’s students showcasing their final year art projects. This happens at the end of each academic year so keep an eye out for it next June, definitely worth going to.
• Aberdeen Inspired Nights food market – Aberdeen Inspired have introduced some fantastic local events and projects to the local area for everyone to get involved in and enjoy everything Aberdeen has to offer and this was no exception to that. I popped by the market with a friend, spoiled by choice on which of the amazing smelling street foods to try out. I opted for the fish tacos from Eat Van Drink and my friend had their mussels – the tacos tasted amazing and I was pleasantly surprised by the big portion size. I believe this market is running again in July however I can’t find the details on this at the moment – if you like good food outdoors in the sunshine with friends (who doesn’t!) definitely make sure to pop down.
• Aberdeen Body Shop blogger event – I recently joined the Aberdeen bloggers Facebook group and heard about this exclusive bloggers event at The Body Shop. As I had only just launched my blog and didn’t know any of the other bloggers I was a little unsure about going but decided it just sounded too good to miss. I’m glad I attended… I did a little blog post about the event & body shop products I picked up on the night here.
• My friends birthday night out starting at Bar 99 – good bar for cocktails although I was a little disappointed they didn’t stock flavoured gin. Gin is so popular lately and I love a bit of raspberry flavoured gin but I settled for a raspberry mojito instead which was lovely!
So, as some of you might know I am an Event Coordinator for a local charity project so I plan and often lead local events and social activities for adults with learning disabilities. This month I lead the following activities:
• Dating evening at local venue Cotton Club
• A trip out to Ellon, Aberdeenshire for a pub lunch and a walk along beside the River Ythan – beautiful spot for a walk so if you are ever out that way definitely check it out on a sunny day this summer!
• Duthie Park trip – I love the winter gardens, they have the most beautiful array of flowers and plants even including a variety of cacti so you almost forget you are in Aberdeen for a while! Another place worth popping by this summer if you are in Aberdeen.
• 3rd Anniversary party for the project held in the Copthorne Hotel (I would recommend them for holding an event – very reasonable prices and their main function suite is lovely). This event had a 3 course meal, magician and DJ with lots of dancing so it was a really fun evening… it is always great to see people really enjoying an event I have organised.
• Pub lunch at Holburn bar – I really liked the food here, great spot for a bite to eat and drink in Aberdeen.
• Day out at the beach – having a beach so close by is lovely, especially with this heatwave we have been having – who needs a holiday! My son and I wandered on the sand and we stopped to draw some pictures of the beach in a small sketchbook. My son loves drawing and it’s a nice little creative activity to try with children this summer – it doesn’t need to just be at a beach either, they can draw what they see on a train journey, at the park, in the woods or wherever you end up this summer. More family summer activity ideas here.
• Seaton park – catch up with friends while our little ones played together in the play park, then a nice walk. We enjoy visiting the local parks – see post on this here.
• My son attended his friends 9th birthday party at Transition Extreme – a climbing wall party. I didn’t stay with him at the party but he said it was really fun even if it was a little scary climbing. From what I’ve seen & heard it looks like a fun children’s party activity.
So, that was the activities and events keeping me entertained in June. I am looking forward to more fun in July with a summer BBQ party, Breakneck comedy show, lots of family fun with my son in the school holidays and much more!
What fun things do you have planned this July?