We’ve all had those days, the ones where you get home after a tough day at work and wonder why you bother. It can feel really draining, especially when you get home and it’s already dark out. Sometimes you just need to clear your head after a long day, so I’ve got 7 simple mood lifting activities that don’t take much time or effort, but can help perk up your mood after a rubbish day.
There’s no denying that Christmas is an expensive time of year, decor and gifts and nights out and a turkey – it all adds up until you’re swearing off going out at all in January. Now, January is depressing enough as it is without spending the month indoors, so today I’m rounding up my guide on where it’s worth a splurge and where to save your money this Christmas.
Now, unless you’re new to these parts you’ll know all about my long standing love affair with the Erin Condren Life Planner. 2018 will mark my fifth year using one and I have no intention on breaking with tradition. If you’re a paper planner lover like me I can guarantee that once you make the switch to an Erin Condren Life Planner you won’t look back!
I’m aware that amongst planner lovers it’s often the price that puts people off the ECLP, and I get it – it’s a lot of money, but I’m here today to justify that purchase for you so you can click head to checkout in time for a New Year delivery.
I should preface this post by pointing out that the shopping in Edinburgh is A+ and if you ever fancy a weekend shopping trip somewhere different, you should DEFINITELY head there. On this occasion I was in the city for Connor’s birthday, and whilst he indulged me with a little shopping, it certainly wasn’t the main goal of the trip. That plus hand luggage restrictions mean I have a rather modest little Edinburgh Haul for you, but there are some gems here I wanted to be sure I mentioned!
When we travel, there’s an expectation we place on ourselves to go, see and do as much as humanly possible during our time away – anything else would be a waste right? Well, after our recent trip to Edinburgh that involved a poorly-timed bug, I think I’ve changed my mind, and I can see the reasoning for a slower paced, more restful trip.
I remember so clearly the day my first student loan came in, mostly because it coincided with my discovery of Topshop (Topshop in Bournemouth is notoriously poor, so Topshop in London was like a revelation). It was the first time in my eighteen years that my bank account had shown (what I thought was) a considerable amount of money, and I had no one telling me how to spend it.
Our whirlwind trip to Edinburgh didn’t quite go as planned, I succumbed to a bug the day before we left and kindly shared it with Connor, so we were both feeling pretty under the weather. It meant that we didn’t get to do quite as much exploring as we had hoped, instead spending a fair amount of time resting in coffee shops or snuggling up in the hotel watching TV and ordering room service – but we had a great time nonetheless.
I had planned on doing a few different Edinburgh city guide style posts, but since I don’t have as much to talk about as I initially anticipated, I thought I’d just put together one post with all our best bits for you!
With Christmas on the horizon November is a no-spend month for me, I’ve got gifts and decor aplenty to buy so I’m trying to reign in my spending on unnecessary stuff . Unfortunately for me, November is also the month when shops seem to release their very best bits of the year, ready for the Christmas season so whilst my spending is shrinking, my wishlist is growing! I thought I’d share some of the highlights in case you’re looking for gift ideas or things to add to your own Christmas wishlist!
Hey guys, Jaye Rockett, reformed overpacker here. I love going on trips but the thought of packing for them often fills me with dread – will I have enough jumpers, how many pairs of jeans is too many, what if I need a formal dress at the last minute – you get the idea. The idea of travelling with anything less than my full wardrobe makes me itchy, a girl’s gotta have options! All that being said I’ve turned things around in the last year or so, a high point being the time I went to Copenhagen with just a backpack, and I now consider myself quite a packing expert. I’m not sure you’d call what I do ‘packing light’ (I’ve already talked about why a minimalist wardrobe isn’t for me), but more ‘packing appropriately’, so here are my tips on how to pack clothes for your next trip away.