I can't believe we're in the last part of the year, can someone tell me where 2017 went because I don't have a clue. The big season change is upon us and the shops are already full of Xmas gifts and stocking fillers. I love Christmas as much as the next girl but steady on... it's only October!Read More
We're always in a hurry aren't we? We finish work, we rush home or out to dinner; we finish a big project and it's straight on to finish or find the next; while on holiday we are already pinning where to go next. Does it ever stop?Read More
October for me has been one about prioritising health and kick starting new routines. September was pretty indulgent with a work trip and dinner parties and so I wanted to calm things down before the festive season arrived and I felt full of everything; life, stomach, the lot. So I've been on a expedition of looking after me if you will. Yes I know, why have I waited until I'm nearly 27 for this to dawn on me? Well until then the metabolism was still holding a little better and I had the pre-25 year old notion that I was invincible. Oh how your body and mindset change when you realise you're approaching your late 20s. Your body begins to dislike how much you drink, it kindly reminds you that you cannot handle as much as you use to (even though you sometimes stupidly try), and hangovers don't last a day, oh no no, they last on a ratio to how much you have drunk but you are looking at a 2 day minimum stupor. You body also catches up and you prevents you from eating crisps for dinner without letting you know! I tell you it's fun. I kid of course (well, kinda), but it's a time I've realised I wanted to kick start a change, a change that I actually stick to.
One thing I decided to do after a big September is to take a break from my pal alcohol. I actually decided to do it on the spur of the moment and actually I think the was the best decision; no time for other people's opinions and your brain to overthink matters. I'm a person who, when I lived in London, probably drank most evenings. I was either out with friends, at a dinner or just came home after a hellish commute everyday and it was nice to unwind with a glass of wine while we ate dinner. When we moved home I brought that ethos with me. Drinking wasn't so often but it was still frequent; a glass of wine in the pub after work once or twice a week and maybe a bottle or so over the weekend. I've never relied on it but it's just been a part of life.
Alcohol wasn't a taboo in my family home; I grew up with alcohol around me and was trusted to be responsible with it. I think this why I didn't gel at uni so much; I didn't have to get the drinking and partying out of the system. I didn't have to be paralytic, I knew about drinking, it wasn't a big deal. Not my first rodeo as people say. But with it being a constant it's nice to have had a break from it.
And so as well as other drinking its about getting into a better system and routine. Perhaps even a bit of yoga, although I'm not sure where to start with that and if my body will even bend and stretch into those positions. But its all about making my post 25 body healthier and stronger.
Oh Portugal you really were an absolute babe. The sun, the heat, the people, it was all an absolute dreamboat of a weekend. A perfect way to see out the end of summer.Read More
It's been a busy couple of months, we've been seeing out the end of summer and have started to make plans for the rest of the year. There's only 3 months left and we want to cram a lot in and also save our pennies. I know, I'm not sure how I'm going to balance that either- but here's to trying.
MUTHAHOOD// I feel like Gemma and I would connect on so many levels. She has me in absolute stitches on her Instagram stories and I don't ever feel I have to mention her shop because it is blinking brilliant. Everyone should own at least one if not all things from it. I also love that she is also representing the tall girls club.
HOLIDAYS// I'm not wishing the year away I'm really not but since coming back from Portugal my eyes are firmly set on our trip to NY in December. I think I may cry; all that Christmas in that city!
AUTUMN// Yes, it's everyone's favourite thing now that the season has properly changed. I love coming home, bundling up and taking the dog out. The cool air is so refreshing and makes coming back in from the cold comforting. Having evenings in at home can be so nice sometimes, dog at my feet, under a blanket, face mask on, re watching my favourite box sets- I'm looking at you Grey's Anatomy.
SETTING SOME GOALS// There is something that I'm saving up for, it's probably only a trivial thing, well trivial to some but still it's a goal to me. I'm also setting goals for at home and life in general. It's nice to have something more concrete in place.
TATTOO// After so long of thinking about it I finally bit the bullet and went and got my tattoo. It's my third one but also the biggest one I've ever had done. I'm so in love it, it's a gorgeous mandala style tattoo. I have one final sitting left just to finish off a few bits and I can't wait.