Travel

A festive weekend in Gdansk (and why it makes the perfect December destination)

Winter city breaks are one of my favourite things, and this year I was lucky and/or stupid enough to book two of them, two weekends in a row. The second one of those – that also happened to fall on the first weekend of December – was to Gdansk. I’d never really thought about visiting… Continue reading A festive weekend in Gdansk (and why it makes the perfect December destination)

Fashion, Life

Time to start not-so-wasting time

One of my biggest fears, and in many ways biggest obsessions, is wasting time. Wasting anything in general actually doesn’t sit well with me at all – it’s what has me eating absolutely everything on my plate because err you what mate I am not putting good food in the bin – but precious minutes… Continue reading Time to start not-so-wasting time

Fashion

A red puffer jacket (and nothing more profound)

I’m doing that thing again – the thing where I convince myself that every outfit post has to have a deep and meaningful element, or some kind of insightful purpose, or just a ‘point’ beyond what I’m wearing. Beyond the fact that they probably don’t have to have those things, this seems a little rich,… Continue reading A red puffer jacket (and nothing more profound)

Beauty

Three things you should try from MUA

It’s nearly a year since I went cruelty-free now, and although I’ve tried loads of stuff that I’ve really liked, I haven’t become anywhere near as much of a cruelty-free make up expert as I was expecting in that time. There are quite a few things like blush, eyeshadows, bronzers, etc, that last ages, and… Continue reading Three things you should try from MUA

Fashion, Life

Perfectionism; the enemy of productivity

Here is a list of things I have done rather than start this blog post, which was the one thing I really wanted to do this evening: Applied some unnecessary lotions and potions to my face Edited some photos Left what can only be described as ‘fuckloads’ of comments on you lovely people’s Instagram photos… Continue reading Perfectionism; the enemy of productivity

Beauty

Winter bath and body treats

Can I start by saying that I don’t generally remove my shower products from the bathroom and arrange them on my bed with a carefully positioned towel (usually found slung over something), a bunch of flowers (£3.30 in the reduced section of Tesco), and, inexplicably, a chopping board (lives in the kitchen, been used to… Continue reading Winter bath and body treats

Fashion, Life

The ebb and flow of creativity

In recent weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about the way that creativity and inspiration come – and go - in waves. I suppose in some ways, this has been on my mind because I’m going through quite a busy period; I’ve lacked the headspace for anything other than the most mediocre of posts on… Continue reading The ebb and flow of creativity