I LOVE shoes – and I have quite a few pairs (although nothing like the 300-odd pairs I owned a few years back!) but one thing my wardrobe is distinctly lacking in this year is summer sandals. I’m not much of a heel girl so love that so many amazing flats come out in the Spring and Summer months – these are my favourite sandals for Summer on the high street right now…
Lately I’ve been feeling more and more overwhelmed by life in general and have felt a real craving for a a more simple life. I’m not talking moving to the countryside and raising chickens kind of simple life btw – just a yearning for less stress, less mess and more happiness *ooh that rhymed*
I have been reading lots around the idea of minimalism and embracing a simpler lifestyle, as well as watching YouTube videos from those who have embraced it. And whilst I’m never going to want to live with practically nothing in a white box there are ways in which I’ve decided to start introducing the basic principles behind the lifestyle.
If you’ve read my blog before chances are you’ve heard me talk about my Bucket List aka F*ck It List – it’s here if you want to take a look.
It’s essentially a list of things I’d like to do or places I would like to go in my lifetime. It’s a pretty long list and i’ll be honest, even I find it quite overwhelming when I see how much is on there!
On Friday I fly up to Glasgow for 6 days with family and friends (living the jetsetter life obvs) and so i’m working out what I want to pack. Weather wise it’ll be COLD… like really really cold… and the southerner in me is dreaming of thermals!
It’s the first week of November, the Halloween decorations have all come down (thankfully that includes the fake spiderweb complete with plastic spiders that’s been strung across lily’s bunk bed for the past month!) and so it’s time to start thinking about the ‘C’ word… no not that ‘C’ word, although I am quite partial to it, and nope not that ‘C’ word either thankfully!
I mean Christmas of course!
Anyone who knows me, or follows me on Instagram will know that Autumn and Winter are my favourite seasons but Christmas, well Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year.
What could be better than spending time with family and friends, decorating the whole house, exchanging gifts, sipping mulled wine, having so many social events that your diary is
double triple booked, a roast dinner with ALL the trimmings, and a house that smells like pine, cinnamon and clementines? The answer is, of course, NOTHING! Continue reading