Although I’m writing this on the warmest day of the year so far (it’s pushing 12 degrees here in Manchester, woop woop!) I thought these photos from the one week it snowed would be quite fitting for this post.
A year ago, if I had woken up to a fresh blanket of fluffy white shimmer on the ground I would have crawled right back into bed. However, this year I was the one grabbing her scarf and gloves and heading out on an intrepid expedition to the local shop. Eat your heart our Captain James Cook.
And the reason behind this change in attitude? A change in mindset.
In the past, I’d probably describe myself as a pessimistic optimist. Deep down I know that nothing can truly be as bad as it seems but, on the surface, I’d vent all of my negativity for all the world to hear. Normally (in jest) comparing myself to Marvin the Paranoid Android.
However, about a year ago, I was introduced to a lifestyle philosophy – The Law of Attraction. In layman’s terms, this theory suggests that we ar...
January, I bid you adieu, you were long and dark and cold as always. However, I won’t bang on about how slow the past month was and how glad I am it’s over. I must admit, January wasn’t all that bad. For one thing, we all got over our terrible flu from Christmas and postponing New Year meant we got to eke out the festivities slightly longer.
But the current dilemma between the rowing machine vs left over chocolates aside, January was also a month I discovered some new favourites for my makeup bag, wardrobe and my cupboard (because who doesn’t love a food or beverage related favourite?).
So, without waffling on too much, here’s a round-up of all the things that have been making me a happy little head this January.
The day I had to crack out a thermal top to do a workout in my own living room was the day I realised the time for warm weather had come to its end for 2018.
And that, my friends, was a sad day.
As somebody who's “it's too bloody cold” record is stuck on repeat until March (and April I won't lie) the coming of Autumn has never really resonated well with me.
However, despite the fact that I'm always left in denial about how I can no longer go out without tights or the danger of going braless (hello Rachel moment!), I've been trying out a more positive mindset. I've been thinking about all the things I'm excited about and will be grateful for this season. Aside from our world turning to glorious shades of reds and golds and my favourite holiday, Halloween of course.
#1 The Crisp Sunny Days
With the colours of the leaves and the low golden sun, everything looks stunning at this time of year. One of my favourite things to do is walk through the woods near my house along one of the trails. The...
Oh hey there, it's been a while.
I wish I could say I've been travelling the world and having epic adventures àla Indiana Jones style, but unless you count 5 days in Cornwall trying to escape the rain, then alas I must disappoint.
In reality, I took a break to focus on affairs of the job variety and didn't have the energy to go out a take photos (sounds really lazy when you put it like that...).
Spring has finally sprung! You may have taken a while, my darling, but welcome! Why don't you stick around for a little bit hey? As I'm sat here writing this on my bed with the window open listening to the birds in my back garden chirping their little heads off, I can't help but feel slightly more optimistic about everything. Who doesn't when the sun is shining and we've made it over 10 degrees! With the arrival of spring comes a whole flurry of new things. The flowers are starting to bloom, the days are getting longer and all the animals are starting to come out to play. There is one particular little guy in the animal kingdom that I have always been drawn to, whether it be on clothing, jewellery or just random bits and bobs to display in my home. We owe them a lot when it comes to keeping the plant life of our planet afloat and they're the iconic symbol of my home town of Manchester. I'm talking about BEEEEEEEEESSSSS! There's something about the aesthetic of these little furry guys t...