I’ve decided to stray a little from normal service and put together a monthly diary-style blogpost with a few odd musings and snaps. Particularly so I have a place to share the copious amount of photos of my cat that I take (who I miss terribly right now being in New Zealand) and hopefully a puppy in not too long.
Since the start of the year, things have been incredibly busy and there has been a lot of change in my life, both personally and professionally. Getting away to New Zealand has served as a much needed break. Although travelling in itself can be hectic and non-stop, it’s refreshing to get a change of scene and I always feel like I return from a good holiday feeling inspired and motivated. I have have made two ‘big’ realizations so far this trip…
The first is that I am going to make it more of a ritual to book my bigger, long haul holidays (preferably to warmer climates) for January/February/March to minimise the winter months and stick to domestic/short haul holidays for the rest of the year. I didn’t go abroad once last summer and thoroughly enjoyed trips to Cornwall and other lovely parts of the UK that I’d not seen. Sometimes it’s nice to keep it a tad local.
My second realisation is that since reaching my mid 20’s I’ve already become quite the granny. I’ve always adored travelling however I have noticed a few changes as of late. I long for home and sleeping in my own bed a lot more than I used to. This realisation was further crystallised when I noticed how many Ovaltine early nights I’ve had this holiday. Need I say more?
In other news, I suppose the topic of ‘sharing’ is quite the hot potato right now and I wanted to give my two pennyworth. By virtue of writing a blog, you probably share more content than average. I take my hat off to bloggers who share full frontal, ‘spill-the-tea’ style updates about their lives. There’s a real culture (and perhaps pressure) to ‘share’ these days and I think it’s important to do what feels right for YOU.
Although I like the idea of diversifying into writing more lifestyle driven content such as this post, I’ve actually become less open about what I share. One of my 2019 new years resolutions was to stop sharing photos of loved ones (except Cuddle Cat of course) and less about my personal life in general. Since then I have taken down a lot of content from both my social media and blog (perhaps further testament to the old granny that I have become). I’ve mustered a few photos of my cat, some contrived photos of shoes and relatively attractive food and lattes that I’ve had this month – that’s about as in depth as it gets. Hopefully that will suffice for now! Until next month. Kx
Cuddle Cat looking gorgeous.
Finally starting my own business.
Brunch at San Carlo, Manchester.
Having a girls day out with my best friend.
Sweet treats at Harvey Nichols, Manchester.
Lunch at one of my favourite places in Cornwall, Polurrian Bay Hotel.
(Sans)-cream tea at Royal Duchy Hotel, Falmouth Cornwall.
Alfresco bites in Helford Passage, Cornwall.