Be a rebel and have a great Monday ✨✌🏼☕️ But also be sensible and wrap up warm ❄️
I feel like I'll have a case of post Sunday blues - today has been such a great day, one which makes you want to stop time for a little while and sit int the bubble of tea and cosyness... ✨ . Fuelled by food & festivities, I've been reflecting at how happy I have been since I have decided to stop working weekends on projects 👩🏼💻 Yes, I may take a little longer to complete projects and maybe I can't fit every single request in - but learning to say no has been a blessing. Instead, my days are completely booked up Mon-Fri when it's all go go go, and I spend two days a week recharging my creativity 🙌🏼 . Are you guilty of checking your emails on the weekend? I have to admit, I always have a sneaky peek to know what to expect!
It's not even December but I am FULL ON Christmas mode after visiting the @winchestercathedral Christmas markets today with my ma! 🎄 Always a pleasure to mooch around the stalls which sell unique gift ideas and handmade Christmas decorations, stop at the food square for a cup of mulled wine and a bratwurst, and watch all the dogs in their festive swagger 🐕 On our way out we picked up some roast chestnuts and caramelised nuts to snack on 🌰 It's been a wonderful day! . After bringing some treats home, Liam and I have decided to get our house decorated for Christmas and get our tree out tomorrow, and although some people think it's a little too early - we love spending time in a cosy and decorated festive home! So this brings me to my question: when do you decorate the house and put your tree up? Are you a 1st December, or break the rules kind of personality?
It's the weekend! ✨☕️ I'm not going to let a bad nights sleep ruin my day but man do I need my 8hours 😴 Anyone else get a little grumpy if they've had less? . The Winchester Christmas markets opened this weekend and I'm excited to pop down with my mum - I can't tell if it's going to be absolutely heaving as it's the first weekend or if it will be relatively quiet, picking up in the lead up to Christmas... 🤔 I guess we'll soon find out! . Who else is visiting their local Christmas market this weekend? Where will you be going?
Dreaming of being back with the waterfalls ✨ Did you know that there are over 70 waterfalls in Wales? I think I'm going on a challenge to find them all! 🗺 Do you have one you recommend to visit?
Happy Friday! May your day sparkle ✨ . It's an early start for me to keep up the pace until it's time to log off for the weekend - and I have a list of to do's as long as my arm! But instead of feeing overwhelmed by it, I'm seeing my list as a fun challenge to have as much ticked off as I can so I can spend the weekend with a clear conscience 👩🏼💻☕️ . I'm looking forward to curling up with the pooch this evening and watching a film (is it too early for a Christmas film?) and indulging in my favourite snacks 🌶 Do you have a Friday night ritual you look forward to?
Always out exploring ✌🏼 There's no better feeling after a day of discovering a new place than rocking up to a cosy cottage with a roaring fire, getting into cosy clothes and big apply socks, and indulging in some warm food + cuppa ☕️ Am I right, or am I right? 😏
Hands up if you love a work from home day! 🙋🏼🙋🏼🙋🏼 I'm very lucky to have a great balance of working with clients in their own surroundings and also get creative in my own creative chill zone - either in my home office or from a more comfy seat 😜 . One of my favourite places to blog from is actually my bed - I think it stemmed from when I blogged as a hobby: I would get home late from work, have dinner and do my chores, and when I settled in bed it was time to pen my thoughts on paper. Or more accurately, take to the keyboard and 👩🏼💻 The tradition still stands - when I plan to have a blogging day, I get cosy and comfortable, put a favourite film or TV show on and get writing/editing! . On a different side, when I'm working on digital media projects for clients I have to be at my desk with Spotify's Music To Concentrate To playlist, a scented candle burning on my desk, and a cup of coffee in hand ☕️ It helps me zone out any distractions and give 100% attention to what I'm doing. . Where is your favourite place to work? At home or office, in a coffee shop or shared workspace? This reminds me - last night I had a dream I set up my laptop on a beach to work on client projects.... This dream needs to be real ☀️🌊
All I want to do is eat and be merry ✨ And the @theivywinchester is one of my favourite places for that! Especially their weekend brunch 👏🏻🍳 Make mine eggs royale with chips, a Bloody Mary, oh and don't forget the beef tartare 👌🏼 Eggcelent.