I love the festive season. I mean LOOOOVE it. It’s also usually my favorite time of year blogging. I mean let’s face it there is an abundance of inspiration around and tons of things to share. However, the last year as been… stressful to say the least and this year I am looking forward to a much-needed break. Here are the 10 things I am looking forward to this festive season
The spending money was gifted by Hotels.com, but all views are my own.
I think all Londoners agree that out of all the seasons, London in the summer is definitely the best. People are buzzing from the extra vitamin D, and so excited to have a little bit of extra daylight to enjoy their afternoon in. London Bridge is the perfect area in London to soak up some sun, and feast your way through the day. I wanted to see how quickly I could fill my day with exploring the area with friends!
I know we are only at the end of February but man I am feeling all the spring vibes at the moment. It’s like the second the sun is out I wanna be super productive. Like Hey – I have been hibernating all winter, but I’m awake now and I just wanna get all the stuff done. Paint the house – No problem! Gardening – No problem! Marie Kondo the shit out of my wardrobe – hell yes! Cook all my meals from scratch – move over Mary Berry, because I am the queen baker!
You see the trouble with home renovations folks is that when you are perfectionist like me, they are never freaking ending.
For months I have been dying to show you all our new home, the before, the afters, and all of the in between but alas instead I have avoided blogging and sharing all together. So here we are, approximately 8 months since my last blog post with nothing really substantial to show for. Well thats a lie, I have loads to show, but nothing that is finished.
Our bathroom drawers are still missing handles, our kitchen cabinets have yet to be painted, the living room is missing pictures on the wall and dont even get me started on the bedroom.
So in an attempt to tie up the shortest of the loose ends, I figured the best place to start was with an office tour. Mostly because that is basically the only room that is almost done…
I obviously didn’t have enough foresight to tidy up around the desk before taking these pictures…. Ignore the wood chip blocks and the electric cables..
See what I mean?! Perfectionist…
Anyway….When it comes to home renovations, we are have tried to keep the cost down to minimum so a lot of what we have used has been bought second hand or from our favourite place on earth – IKEA’s Bargain corner! The floating shelf was actually brought with us from London!
The desk cost us roughly £2 – the desk top is actually the top of a chest of drawers, and the legs we found in the loft.
Our gold wall grid is old chicken fence wire leftover from when there were rabbits in the garden, found in the garage and spray painted gold. In hindsight, it would have been cheaper to just buy a gold wall grid because spray paint is expeeeensive.
Heres to hoping it will get the creative juices flowing and it wont be 8 months until the next blog post…
I know you must feel like I have completely disappeared off the face of the earth, but I promise I haven’t! Moving has taken priority lately which sadly means the blog has taken a step back. Don’t worry though peeps, loads have been happening behind the scenes! I have even posted my first Norwegian vlog – with subtitles! You can check it out here
And while you wait for the regular schedule to commence (I promise you wont have to wait long) – I thought I would run a little giveaway!
This year marks my 18th year as a contact lens wearer. 18 freaking years of being basically blind and I know what you are thinking – Did she honestly start wearing contact lenses at the age of 12? Well yes, yes I did. I hit puberty early and on top of already having braces, a pizza face, greasy hair and boobs, my mom decided that I did not need to add glasses to the list. Thanks, MOM! (Honestly, she is pretty brilliant!).
When it comes to turning 30, I refuse to believe I am the only one who is feeling or has felt the pressure of turning 30. Growing up 30 was always set as the milestone. Your 30 before 30 lists, things to do before your 30. ‘By the time I am 30 I want to x,y,z’
Why is that? What makes us automatically assume that by the time you are 30, life will have magically sorted itself out? And why does it happen by the time you turn 30? Why not 40? I mean, I spent the first half of my 20s partying ( as you do) and the second half panicking over getting closer to 30 and not having achieved any of my so-called goal list. With a busy schedule like that, how on earth was I supposed to even start achieving this completely unrealistic to do list?!