Alice Catherine Alice Catherine

Hello my loves! Apologies for the radio silence around these partsit seems as though whenever you announce you have plans to get organised and get back into a rhythm with something, life throws you a curveball/has something else in store…

Basically, my laptop died on me which was obviously the main practical hurdle, and then there’s just been a whole host of personal challenges going on behind the scenes – throw in a pretty dire cold/flu situation and then the current news cycle, it’s all just been a lot. I’ve mentioned how difficult working in the online sphere can be a lot over the past few years so I won’t harp on about it, but it can be tricky to navigate at the best of times and I often feel like my content can quickly feel displaced and unimportant. Which in turn, makes me feel like my work/enjoyment in life is somewhat unimportant and I end up in a bit of a downwards spiral of despair. The world still feels very heavy at the moment and I just wanted to let you know that you’re not alone if you’re struggling to concentrate on your day to day life and find meaning within it all. So many of us are struggling in various different ways at the moment so please take this as a reminder to take care of yourself. You need to take care of YOU so that you have energy to pour into other things like taking care of others and giving energy to important causes. You’re allowed to work (whatever that looks like), you’re allowed to be creative, and you’re entitled to prioritise your mental health and set boundaries. You’re still allowed to seek out happiness when things feel heavy – it doesn’t make you a bad person and please don’t let anyone tell you any different. There will always be things around the world that require our attention, empathy, and action. You also have to make space for yourself and your own general wellbeing – if we don’t take time away from our screens, it only results it extreme exhaustion and a sense of numbness. Make sure to do something for yourself this week that fills your cup – it doesn’t have to be hugely indulgent or extravagant. Taking yourself on a walk and picking up your favourite drink is just a small way you’re letting your body know that you appreciate it. 

I won’t waffle on any longer as the main point of this post was to share some recent Brighton film snaps with you. I’d been craving a trip to Brighton for ages and we finally made it happen a few weeks back and took some much needed time out. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect the whole time we were away too which I felt almost emotional about (you can tell I’m deprived of sunlight/living in grey old Manchester). We actually travelled via London after staying there for a couple of nights which made the train journey a little easier to stomach. Sam had tickets for Mark Kermode Live In 3D which is a monthly conversation he does at the British Film Institution. I can’t recommend it enough if you’re really into your films or maybe just looking to be inspired by cinema again. He always seems to feature a really diverse collection of films and a really inclusive range of actors/directors etc too – I’d go every month if I lived in London! Then it was onto Brighton for a few days of seaside strolling and good food (we discovered Cin Cin and Bincho which were both so delicious!!). My soul was really craving chips on the beach, bundled up and watching the waves roll in. I’m a huge believer that a change of scenery can work wonders, and I always feel lighter when I’ve been somewhere else for a few days. I feel very lucky that it’s part of my job, and I hope this film roll might offer a bit of escapism for those that need it… 

Photographs taken on a Contax T2 with Portra 400 film 

Hotel Location: we stayed at the Artist Residence (not gifted but I have previously partnered with them)

Outfit Links: Trench coat – Remain Birger Christensen, Yellow Jumper – Toteme (old season), Boots – Ganni, Bag – Flattered, Scarf – Whistles (old)




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