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An ode to the end of summer.

August bank holiday - the start of the end of summer if I ever saw one.

British weather means it’s normally pouring, kids are picking out their pencil cases for school next week and you can practically feel the chill of autumn in the air.

And then, then August bank holiday 2019 came along, the rain that has plagued us throughout the month broke and the sun blazed through. And oh man what an end to summer it has been.

1 year in work | 1 year out of self employment

As of today I have been working for 395 days and it has gone by faster than you can say ‘regular money’. I think it says everything you need to know about how I’ve found working full time with the fact that I wanted to write this post for my 1 year of work anniversary on July 24th and yet here we are, nearly a month later.

12 things that have happened since we last spoke

It’s been a hot minute hasn’t it?

Blogging has yet again taken a back seat in my life - the story of 2019 - but I have wanted to type and get back into the swing of things for ages now so I thought what better way than a little catch up with everything that’s been going on.

It’s been a good month since we last spoke properly, if you ignore my Easter decor blog post which was very much a photo diary whim post to record for my own future reading. So let’s have a catch up shall we?

Happy Easter 2019

I wanted to pop a little impromptu instant blog post up to say happy easter and show you my decorations. It’s a little late to give you inspiration for this year but I like to look back on these posts and see what I did and what my house looked like.

Spring 2019 - A Mood

I don’t know about you but I am SO done with this winter. I am sick of the constant colds and sniffles, sick of the rain (although I appreciate this is Wales) and sick of not being able to wear less than 10 layers.

The sunshine of the past few days has got me dreaming about summer nights and evening jogs around the lake and driving with the windows down, but seen as June July and August are still a way off yet, I thought I’d embrace spring instead.

So here’s a few musings, a mood if you will, all about my love for spring 2019.

9 Mid Week Favourites

How I found the time to redesign my blog, merge my businesses, relaunch my social media accounts and blog for a whole week is beyond me when all of a sudden it’s been two weeks and I haven’t posted a single thing.

With that in mind and a free hour catching up on a Made in Chelsea from November (I am v far behind with my TV viewings) I thought I’d whizz a post out with a few of my Wednesday favs from the last coupla weeks.

Hello from 2019

It’s been a hot minute.

Last time we spoke it was a whole other year (anyone sick of that joke yet?) and I was probably waxing lyrical about how I have no time to blog and how I want to and then it was Christmas and here we are again about a month later.

Office Renovations And Inspiration

Finally finally, I have actually edited my photos of my office makeover which I finished renovating back in about August. I didn’t take any photos of the room beforehand because it was Jos’ brother’s bedroom but for those of you thinking of swapping your spare room for a home office or studio, I thought a few snaps might give you some ideas.

Halloween Decor Inspiration For 2018

A less wordy post from me today pals. I’ve been fretting about having these photos ready to go and no words to get out and then I realised - why do you even need words in a Halloween inspo post?

I want to get into the habit of absent minded blogging, of not fretting to make the perfect blog post, to just chuck some images for inspo up online and let you all have a nosey at my Halloween decorations.

But I digress, this isn’t about the state of blogging or where I’m taking my content - this is about Halloween for 2018 and the decorations I’ve collected over the year.

And Just Like That.....Turning Twenty Six

I could go into reams and reams of wisdom on my birthday and talk about the changes of the last year and how I feel more settled and content than ever but you’d be bored and I’d never get to bed for never finishing writing it.

So instead, here’s 26 Pinterest worthy quotes I’d like to see take on the form of my twenty sixth year. Here’s to the next 365.

My Month In Photos - September 2018

Will there ever be another month where I don’t apologise in my introduction and then do that blogger thing of saying “I don’t need to apologise”? I blogged a mere four times in September, an all time low for this site and I feel pretty shit about it ngl. I want to keep blogging, I have SO many ideas, I have photos to edit and bullet journal posts to write but no flippin time.

My Month In Photos - August 2018.

Hello hi it me again, back with another monthly round up. Here to exclaim how quick the year is going and how on earth do we only have a few months left and where is time going and all those other sentiments.

I am normally a big lover of Autumn and counting down the days to pop all the pumpkin themed decorations up and prematurely wearing knitwear cos just so desperate but this time around I digress. I loved this summer, I loved the weather, I loved the sunshine, I loved the mood it put me in and I really wasn't ready for it to end. Soz not soz here's hoping for an Indian summer till like October?

Self Employed to Employed - Going Against The Trend.

I bet every tweet/insta story/blog post you've seen lately about freelancing has been about someone finally handing in their notice and going self employed. 

The working world is changing and there's more and more opportunities for people to create their own path and their own jobs. The online world is changing too and it's not taking the likes of Zoella and Tanya Burr to take their blog and channels full time. Now, with the right following and the sponsored opportunities, I am seeing more and more influencers taking their personal work full time and each one is a big tick for the community making us feel like we could do it too.