It’s a funny thing, this getting older lark. One glance at a shelf in any card shop is enough to let you know that we’re supposed to be collectively terrified of it, and yes, I do my fair share of 'Can you believe how close we're getting to thirty? So scary' - but at the… Continue reading The best thing about getting older so far
The past month has been really good. I thought it probably would be, because I always find I feel driven and excited in September, so I was pleased to find that it lived up to expectations. I wasn't intending to dwell too long on it here - this post is supposed to be about October,… Continue reading Some aims for October
When this post is published, I will be on holiday. Presumably, at some point on said holiday, I will be wearing swimwear. As I write this, I have one day before going on holiday, and yesterday’s try-on session of bikinis and swimsuits was nothing short of an ordeal. The thought of putting on swimwear is… Continue reading The mental minefield of dealing with weight gain
I’ve never been one for quotes, but there are a handful of them that I love, and the title of this blog post has been one of my favourites for a long time. With September comes the start of Autumn (let’s call it autumn, the quote says fall but as I’m British I’m not sure… Continue reading Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall
There’s something that’s been in the back of my mind with a little ‘write about this’ label on it for a while, but I’ve been putting it off pretty much since I started this blog because I was worried about not being capable of doing it well. There’s painful irony in that once you read… Continue reading When perfectionism becomes a problem
We all love transitional fashion, don't we? It forms part of what seems to be a blogger's wildest fantasy - swishing through crunchy autumn leaves in ankle boots and a chunky knit in front of your Olympus Pen-wielding Instagram boyfriend for the perfect 'candid' shot, ideally accompanied by a PSL (despite the fact that they're… Continue reading Early Autumn wardrobe heroes
Take a day off, I say to my friend. He’s not worth it. If you love it, wear it. Why don’t you just ask your boss about that pay rise first? I’ve got too much to do, I say to myself. Maybe I’m not good enough for him. My legs definitely look fat in this… Continue reading Why is it so hard to take our own advice?
I’ve written a whole post on the reasons why I loved Oslo so much and why I think everyone should go there. I’m well aware though, that Oslo – like most other Scandinavian cities - has a reputation for being expensive. That’s because it is. There’s no getting around it, it's almost guaranteed that you… Continue reading Oslo on a budget
I spend a significant portion of my time on my phone. It’s more than I would care to admit, that’s for sure, and it’s also more than I want to. I while away hours a day in scrolling and tapping, but I’ve noticed a worrying theme recently; I am completely failing at keeping in touch… Continue reading It’s easier than ever to keep in touch – so why am I so bad at it?