It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted here; and who’d have imagined back then, six months ago, what the world would look like today! - How have you been doing during lockdown? I know it’s been a strange and difficult time for everyone. - I relocated back to Northern Ireland, where I’m from, just before lockdown started to be closer to my family with this all going on. It’s definitely been weird and a bit of an adjustment living back in my family home for the first time in years, but I’m really grateful to be in a position where I’m able to continue working from home. Also enjoying being able to get out and about a bit more since lockdown restrictions are easing - it’s definitely starting to feel like there’s a bit of light at the end of the tunnel 💫 - Hope everyone is staying safe and well 💚
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! Hope you’re all enjoying your day 🥂🎄✨
So here it issss 🤗✨ Happy Christmas Eve! We’re spending Christmas in Edinburgh this year and the whole city is looking beautiful and festive! What are your Christmas plans? 🎄
‘Willows whiten, aspens quiver, Little breezes dusk and shiver Thro' the wave that runs for ever By the island in the river Flowing down to Camelot. Four gray walls, and four gray towers, Overlook a space of flowers, And the silent isle imbowers The Lady of Shalott.’ - ‘The Lady of Shalott’ // Alfred Lord Tennyson 🏰✨
‘You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers. Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting - over and over announcing your place in the family of things.’ - Wild Geese // Mary Oliver ✨
A bit of exciting news: I started a new job! I’m about to begin my sixth week now and I’m absolutely loving it! Speaking of jobs, here’s a pic of a former much-loved workplace: Sizergh Castle in Kendal 🏰✨ I worked on reception here during university and had the loveliest team! Definitely one of my favourite jobs to date. What’s been your favourite (or why not, least favourite) job you’ve had so far?
Insert ‘gourd’ pun here 😬🎃
Spot the pumpkins 👀🎃