Monday, 30 October 2017

Hello October Life


This time last year I was overwhelmed by life.

I felt that the world was running away without me and I was stood, stock still, slack jawed, watching it, but not being a part of it.

It has been a year since I moved into this house. Though it is not the same house. Instead of life running away without me, it's as though I've sprinted past it and moved forward in more ways than I could have ever imagined.

This time last year I was trying to stay steady with the Lad. The Lad I'd spent nearly ten years of my life with, grafting and working towards the life I have now without him. It's bittersweet. I have everything I thought that WE would have. I've made decisions I thought that WE would make. I've become the person I thought I'd be with him. And it's weird because I've become more ME without him.


Friday, 1 September 2017

HOME RENOVATIONS: Living Room Decor


In the living room at the minute, we're whitewashing the floorboards and painting the walls Farrow & Balls Wevet (a very simple, very white colour - otherwise known as 'brilliant white' to everyone not employed by F&B). The colour scheme for the room itself is - if you hadn't already guessed - white.

The colour in the room will come from everything we fill it with.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

HOME RENOVATIONS: Back Story


I bought a house last September and since then my life has completely changed. 

When I moved into the house I knew there'd have to be major renovation work to update the central heating and electric wiring, and I thought that'd be it for the major bits. Well, I was sort of right.

In the end, I got every wire and pipe changed in the entire house. I also had two walls knocked down, had a stone fireplace removed, two doorways blocked up and another three opened, the entire downstairs of my property replastered and a stud wall built.

That's just the major stuff...

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Thursday, 22 June 2017

THREE THINGS: Losing a loved one


1. Everyone dies eventually.

2. Be hopeful that you don't miss it. I didn't think I'd want to be there and I'm incredibly glad I was.

3. That relief you're feeling is okay.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

TRAVEL: 72 Hours in Barcelona



Last month I went to Barcelona for three days.

It was a rash, spur of the moment thing and I experienced equal measures of nervousness and excitement whilst booking and being there (I'm not generally a great explorer type).

However, Barcelona is awesome. Totally awesome. And I think you should do exactly what I did and rashly book a trip there right now. Like now guys!

So why? I hear you ask. And what to do whilst we're there to make it worth a visit? Well, here's 10 things you MUST do:

Sunday, 11 June 2017

REVIEW: Marc Jacobs Daisy Kiss


The only thing I got from Duty Free on the way back from Barcelona was the new fragrance by Marc Jacobs - Daisy Kiss.

I've never had a Marc Jacobs fragrance before and after sniffing a good few, I decided upon this. It's completely different from my usual choice of heavy, somewhat wintery perfumes as this is light and fruity. For me, it's great for this time of year when you want something, but nothing too overpowering.

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