Lockdown purchases

Reading time: 5 mins

I think, on the whole, I’ve been pretty good at sticking to my minimal principles (replace or improve!) through lockdown with only one or two impulse buys amongst the variety of things I’ve bought, and only one item I regret although that’s more about the company than said purchase. I’ve bought somethings that are definitely…

Buying better

Reading time: 6 mins

As those of you who have met me in ACTUAL REAL LIFE (cos hey, us Bloggers also exist in the real world) can no doubt attest, I am not the most fashion conscious person. I’m aware of high street trends but my exposure to that is largely what I see out and about, I don’t…

Switching Off

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My bedroom is never completely dark. Sure, the black out curtains help, but the gentle glow of street lights still sneaks into the room, the orange glow casting gentle shadows. Once my eyes adjust I can make out the detail of the print hanging opposite my bed, the sleeve of a shirt hanging off the…

Embracing change

Reading time: 2 mins

Given recent events, I’ve had a few weeks of free time/garden leave and if I’m being honest with myself, I’ve probably not done everything I could with them. Of course I’ve had some things to think about, finding a new job being a not inconsiderable part of that, but on a personal level I’m trying…

Rug

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I’ll happily admit that whilst I might not be the best at it, I do love a bit of interior design. As such I’ve been trying to find a rug to ‘fit’ my living room. The main highlight colour of my living room is red, with some red striped cushions (from Next) and a red…

The last weekend

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Sunday night will be the last night I spend in the house in Hamilton (trying to get out of the habit of calling it ‘home’). Removal van arrives on Monday morning and, by the afternoon, everything will have been moved into my new home. So, barring a final visit to give it a quick clean…

Style by list

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I’ve never been to Moscow, but we talk about it all the time at work and, cos I like to plan things and use lists to help me cope with stressful times, like moving from a house to a flat and the splitting up of 14 years accumulated crap, well the topic of Moscow has…

Too hot, too cold, just right

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I plonk myself down on the sofa. “Nope, not squishy enough” I plonk myself down on another sofa. “Ugh, too firm” I don’t plonk myself down on that sofa. “What a horrid shade of puce, looks like a Ribena berry has puked all over it” I plonk myself down on another sofa. “Ohh this is…