CREATING FOR THE INTERNET | INSTAGRAM

This is a topic I’ve wanted to discuss for some time now – I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately for numerous reasons, and I just wanted to explore my thoughts on it a little more. That’s basically what blogging is to me, some sort of writing therapy that always leaves me feeling lighter than before. The internet, to me, has always been a place to share and consume with likeminded people, if someone told me five years ago that I’d be doing the job I do now, I would have probably laughed in their face…

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SAFETY BLANKET

A lot of us rely on little safety blankets in life – even if we don’t always realise it. Some of us are more in tune with what makes us feel more confident, whereas others don’t notice until it’s taken away. For me, I tend to become reliant on the familiar – I’m naturally drawn to what feels comfortable, and not necessarily someone who chasers danger. On the flip side of that, I can be incredibly impulsive when it comes to making decisions that are either stressing me out – or that just feel exciting. Sometimes it’s my downfall, and other times I sit and wonder why I hadn’t made the change sooner…

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JULY | SOME THINGS TO SMILE ABOUT

I shot these images on a very hot Sunday afternoon, right before I cut my hair off into a little bob a few days later. You can see how light the sun makes my hair go in these images – it’s the bane of my life. I’m forever looking for products that stop it going brassy in the sunshine, so feel free to send recommendations my way! You might have caught my new hair cut over on Instagram – I’d been edging shorter and shorter with every salon visit, and I’m so glad we decided to just go for a full on bob

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A DAY IN MANCHESTER | THE BEST SPOTS

I’ve had quite an influx of messages over on Instagram lately, all asking where I’d recommend to head to when visiting Manchester for a couple of days. I realised that I haven’t given you that much insight into the wonderful city I call home – so it was well and truly time for an updated roundup of the places I like to spend most of my time. I just got this film developed from a recent day strolling around Manchester so I thought I’d put them to good use. I was heading for brunch with a friend and she kindly helped me take some snaps along the way. I love how they turned out, and I’m actually preferring much more imperfect blog imagery at the moment…

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A CATCH UP | LIFE & NEW PROJECTS

I thought it was the perfect opportunity to sit down and have a little life catch up with you all today – the last month has been pretty crazy to say the least, there’s been lots of good times, and a few not so good times. I’m sitting down to type all of this out with a much calmer outlook on life than I’ve had in a long while, and it feels really good to have a head full of creative ideas again. The rubbish times always pass eventually, we just have to ride them out, and know that better things are just around the corner. I’m learning to let go of things that aren’t meant for me, and fill that vacant space with positivity… 

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SOME HOME UPDATES

It’s been a few months since we moved into our new place now, and it’s really starting to take shape and feel like home. I’ve had quite a few weekends away from the flat over the last couple of months, so I’d fallen a bit out of love with getting it finished, and decorating had started to feel like a little bit of a chore. Fear not, the last week resting up at home has been a bit of a god send. Having an operation might seem like a bit of a downer, but it’s actually kick started the home organisation fanatic in me, and I’ve been reaping the benefits…

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THE IMPORTANCE OF OFFLINE

A lot of us have jobs that involve us spending the majority of our time glued to screens – long gone are the days of fresh feeling eyeballs and hands that are’t eager to endlessly scroll. Whether it’s part of your job or not, the online world can be an extremely addictive place. We catch up with people in terms of what their Instagram stories show us, and forget that so much of social media isn’t an accurate representation of the real world that we live in…

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KEEPING UP & STANDING OUT

I wanted to sit down and have a little chat about content as it’s been at the forefront of my mind lately. Whenever a new feature pops up in the blogging world, it has me struck with that same sudden feeling of guilt. How will I stretch myself across another platform? What will I have to bring to his new avenue of social media that I haven’t already shared? Is it even necessary to be everywhere all at once?, or has blogging culture just turned into one big massive juggling act that nobody can really keep up with without an Instagram husband, two PA’s, and an expensive photographer?… 

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TWENTY SIX

Today marks twenty six years on Earth. A large proportion of those years spent daydreaming, spilling drinks down myself, and shrinking my favourite T-shirts beyond recognition. Today also marks the second year anniversary of my first ever blog post – yup, my blog is now two years old. When I think about how much has changed in the last two years, it blows my mind – sometimes there’s so much pressure to focus on the future, that we forget to stop and appreciate how much we have achieved… 

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LIFE AFTER BLOGGING

Life after blogging isn’t something I try to dwell on too much – after all, I still feel relatively new to this weird online space, and In many ways, I’m still finding my feet. There are certain aspects of my job that bother me sometimes, and make me wonder what the hell I’m doing, but there are also so many positives to working a wonderfully unstable job…

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