WHICH GIRL SHOULD I BE?

24 November 2016




A little while ago while flicking through books in my local book store, I came across a book which seems to have take the internet by a little bit of a storm at the moment: My Name is Girl by Nina Cosford. I've seen so many bloggers going crazy for this little book, raving about it's wonderful illustrations, humour and how every single page seems to hit the enigma of what it's like to be a 21st Century woman on the head.

I'll admit that I'm yet to actually buy this book yet. It's on my list of cool books that I really need to buy, so I'll get there eventually! However, one page of this book did really stick out to me while I was flicking through. So much so that I had to whip my phone out and take a picture of it. You know when you read something which suddenly explains so many of the feelings you've been having without even realising they were there? Since then the words have been floating around my head, begging to be written about. So I thought I'd do just that and explore the burning question that's been on my mind. Which girl should I be?

BUTTER MARKET BAKERY

19 November 2016



A few months ago, I wrote a blog post about a new town I'd fallen in love with in Dorset called Poundbury. If you didn't read my last post (which you definitely should! You can find it right here), Poundbury is a small town near Dorchester designed by Prince Charles which is completely new and in the process of being built from scratch. Despite the hundreds of houses which have been built up in one go, not many people live there yet, so the entire place has quite a ghost town vibe. However, things in Poundbury are getting more and more lively by the day. I could already feel a difference in the town from the last time I visited about 6 months ago. The place felt that much more full and alive.

GETTING GRAPHIC

16 November 2016


A couple of weeks ago I visited London with the boyf and was told that I was allowed to plan the whole day and take him wherever I wanted to go. Almost too good to be true. Almost. The one condition of this deal was that he could pick one place that we were going to be visiting. So after dragging him around The Tate, various coffee shops and clothes shops, I was told our next stop was going to be Forbidden Planet - the biggest comic book store in London. Lucky me, right?

WORDS FAIL ME

12 November 2016


I first discovered Maison de Choup after seeing my wonderful friend and mental health blogger Hannah talking about their brand on her blog. After reading that they were a fashion brand with a mental health cause at heart, I knew that they were a company I needed to check out.

OCTOBER ROUND-UP

3 November 2016


As far as months go, October was a pretty good month. The best month I've had mentally and physically since summer. It feels good to know that I'm finally heading in an upwards direction and things seem to be going the way I need them to go. I've been trying to remind myself through October that everything in life is influenced by your mindset. The second you start looking for reasons to be sad, they'll come flying at you fast and unforgiving. But October has been a month of telling myself to get out there. Reminding myself that I do have time to balance everything I want to do with my time. It's been a month of getting back into exercise, working hard in the week and letting go on the weekends. October has had it's lows, but it's had just as many highs. And I'll take that progress.

Presenting, October.

"YOU'VE CHANGED"

11 October 2016


"You've changed". "You're not as fun as you used to be". "Since you started hanging out with that person you're so different." All things that I've had said to me in the past and all things that have been said with negative implications.

I am a completely different person to the person I was a year ago. Just as I'm a completely different person to who I was three years ago, four years ago and ten years ago. I'm a very adaptable person and I am massively influenced by my experiences, my surroundings and the people that I surround myself with. I absorb other people's mannerisms and moods. I indulge myself in my friend's interests and often take them on as my own. I don't think any of this is a bad thing. 

CHELSEA DAGGER

7 October 2016


The only perception I've ever really had of Chelsea is that it's a pretty posh area which is impossible to walk around without stumbling across Spencer Matthews or Lucy Watson hanging around on a street corner waiting for an awkward encounter with an ex. This weekend, my friend Nic and I decided we'd pay Chelsea a visit and make use of some of it's gorgeous backdrops for a few snaps. Every building in Chelsea is unimaginably beautiful. I've updated my ultimate life goals list and living in a bright green townhouse with a yellow door just off of Kings Road is now right at the top.