So 2020 happened. I don't think any of us were expecting it to go like that, but we went with it. Not like we had much of a choice. 2020 was a weird year for a variety of reasons - on a personal level, it was surprisingly decent in some aspects, but on a general… Continue reading Don’t Let The Door Hit Your Arse On The Way Out, 2020!
I think cupcakes were the very first thing I ever learnt to bake. I mean, I probably iced Digestive biscuits in primary school and covered them in sprinkles and those jelly gems you couldn't help eating, but does that really count? Whenever I'm in the mood to bake, cupcakes are the first thing that come… Continue reading Seasonal Cinnamon Cupcakes
The other day I went to the doctor's. Totally routine, expected to be there for 10 minutes while the nurse checked my blood pressure and gave me my latest contraceptive injection. I ended up being there 35 minutes, and walked the long way home, taking advantage of the crisp and chilly Autumn air (my fave).… Continue reading Lifestyle Update
It's November. It is officially pre-Christmas time. Accept it. I start my Christmas shopping early, and by "early" I mean on Boxing Day. I just get very excited! I love giving presents - showing my appreciation to people, showing how much they mean to me, getting to really spoil them if I can. This year… Continue reading 6 Small Businesses to Support With Your Christmas Cash
It's finally October! My favourite season is here! Bring on the pumpkin spice, bring on the longer evenings, bring on the one-figure temperatures - my time is here! But the best thing about October? Well, it's obviously Halloween. To be honest, as much as I love dressing up and getting a bit tipsy at the… Continue reading The Halloween Films You Need For a Spooky Night In
Aaaand we're back in the office! Not every day of the week, just two days for now, but it's a start. It's been good to be back in the same room as my colleagues, have organic conversations about our clients or projects without having to schedule them first, and just be working somewhere that isn't… Continue reading What’s In My Work Bag?
(Ironically, this blog post took me two weeks to finish) The UK business scene is starting to get back on it feet, with some businesses reintroducing employees into the office environment with new rules and restrictions. For me, I'm still working from home, typing and scheming away at my dressing table/workspace. I do miss the… Continue reading How to Maximise Your Productivity
(try saying that five times, fast) Unsplash: Austin Chan I know what you're thinking. "Positive pessimism? That doesn't make sense! What is this girl on?" Well, bare with me and I'll explain, alright? I guess "realist" is probably the most familiar term when describing this outlook, but "positive pessimism" does differ slightly. In case ya… Continue reading Practising Positive Pessimism
It's Friday! You've made it through the week! The next 48 hours are just for you, to do with whatever you want. With this "Feel Good" playlist, that Sunday cleaning sprint will feel like it took seconds, and those moments where you realise everything's going better than expected will last a little bit longer. Whatever… Continue reading Feel Good Playlist
I remember at the very beginning of lockdown when everyone was talking about how much money we would all save since all the shops were shut and we couldn't go out to eat all the time. HA! LIES! Because I've had some extra cash lying around, I have been a little spend-happy (when am I… Continue reading Lockdown Purchase Rundown