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Sayonara, September...

one. It feels like this week has been a huge blur of not-doing-much-guys and then feeling overwhelmed and ridiculously busy. I know that doesn't make much sense, but this week hasn't really made sense either in hindsight. I'm hoping to catch an early night tonight after our usual Sunday routines.

two. My sister and I have been up to no good all sorts this week. With our brother now safely stowed away back in Lincoln for his final year at University, we have the house to ourselves again. Cue a lotta chick flick viewing, slobbing around and reciting film quotes like no tomorrow! I'm only half kidding… We've borrowed a 50mm f1.8 lens from one of my old workmates for the week and taking outfit snaps is suddenly much easier and a little more fun! I'm looking into investing in one of my own, so if anyone knows any good deals, link me up! (: Taking full advantage of the whole 'just us two' thing, Louise and I have also taken up Blogilates workout sessions. We both used to dance every week, and I've danced since I was 3, but my oh my, we are newly unfit. We manage three videos on average, working out for about an hour and a half. More soon…

three. Yesterday I had the absolute pleasure of going to London to celebrate Gem's hen weekend with her! Gem writes From Gem With Love and we've been Internet pals for around 2-3 years now - can you believe we'd never actually met before? We had a cheesy 'oh my gosh it's Gem/Mish' moment at Euston before shimmying over to South Kensington for a lovely day of afternoon tea and window shopping. I feel so privileged to have been part of her hen weekend, and can confirm she is every bit as lovely, beautiful and inspiring in person.

four. In more dramatic but not really news, I'm in the midst of trying to make some massive life decisions at the moment. I feel a little stuck in a rut and not quite 'me' but my decisions are pretty much halfway sorted, I just need that final clarity to suck things up and make some changes, I think!

five. Finally, just a quick heads up that I have around 20 issues of Aesthetic magazine's fourth edition left for sale if you want a copy! You can buy it here, and it features 92 pages containing lots of my own written features, fashion editorials by Aisling, bespoke illustrations from the likes of Yasmin, Ella and Carly, as well as plenty of lifestyle, careers, food and culture chat. I'm a little biased but I'd certainly recommend picking up a copy! x

22 comments

  1. I love Gem's blog. I bet her hen do was amazing! :)
    I've put that yankee candle on my christmas wishlist - I've not actually smelt it but I bet it's amazing!
    I love blogilates. I keep meaning to try the workouts, but as of yet have steered myself towards the food recipes more...
    xxx

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    1. Me too, it was such an amazing day, so lovely to meet her and to be able to celebrate such a big weekend with her! I would absolutely recommend it - Becky from milk bubble tea has a link to the eBay seller if you fancy a sneaky purchase. Ah I'm the other way round, big fan of the workouts but too lazy for the recipes :P xx

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  2. The food looks delicious and I love these photos terribly

    xx Joana

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  3. Gem's hen sounds like it was so much fun :) I didn't know you hadn't met before!
    I hope you're feeling more like yourself soon! Whatever changes you're considering, you should go for it ;)
    emmerliejay x

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    1. It was a really fun day, so amazing to be able to celebrate it with her! Ah I'm about 80% there now ;) exciting stuff! xx

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  4. I love Blogilates! I spend most of it on my face hating Cassie for making me hurt but they really work. I love hearing what people get up to with their sisters. I only have a brother and sometimes wish I had someone to share my girly days with at home.

    I hope your life decisions go well. Have faith in yourself and trust your instinct, you'll be fine :) xxxx

    Bella . BELLAETC

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    1. Haha I'm really enjoying them so far, but yes, always morning after pain! I spend nearly all of my time with my siblings - they're honestly both two of my best friends. Thanks girly, so nervous but I think it's the right thing to do! (:

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  5. September has been a bit of a strange one, it has gone so fast!

    Maria xxx

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    1. Absolutely, I can't believe how quickly the weeks are whipping by recently, such an insane month on so many levels! Hope you're well Maria! <3

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  6. I can't believe it's the end of September already! Lovely photos :)

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    1. Me either Cherry, absolutely crazy! Thanks so much love! (:

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  7. sayonara september indeed... not long until christmas... not long until 2014... not long until i'm another year older... time is going faster the older i get i swear!!
    p.s. mango & lime - great choice ;)

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    1. I had that exact same thought process earlier Kylie! I'm so excited for Christmas and New Year, this year has been... something! Oh yes, mango and lime is the best choice by far! xx

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  8. It was so lovely to finally meet you, you are so amazingly beautiful!! Thank you for coming, I wish we lived closer xxx

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    1. Aaw Gem, as are you! What a lovely day and so amazing to meet you at long long last! I do too, must plan some Brum/London days soon. xxxx

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  9. That afternoon tea looks heavenly! Always a text/call away if you need life chats!
    xxxx

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    1. It was amazing, such a nice afternoon! D'aw Faz, I certainly shall pop a text over if needed (:

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  10. A beautiful set of photos (: Absolutely adore Yankee candles, that one looks divine.

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    1. Thank you so much Sophie! Ah me too, this one is lovely - warming and refreshing at the same time.

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