Life lately {in verbs}.



It feels like it’s been such a long time since I properly caught up on life right here. Not a catch up about a fun day out, or exciting events, or intricate recipes, or fancy outfits, but a catch up about life’s mundanities that I myself so love reading about on other people’s blogs. The past few weeks have been a complete whirlwind, and I feel as though I’ve been living in a bit of a bubble. I’ve ashamed to say that I’ve found myself only half-listening when on the phone to friends and family, and being forgetful when they tell me about significant moments upcoming in their own lives, and have been short of patience and short of temper with the people I treasure most in the world. It’s dreadful, and I’m mad at myself about it! This week so far I’ve been making a concerted effort to be a better listener (and a better friend & daughter & sister & fiancée) and have felt so much better for looking beyond the end of my nose and focusing on others instead myself. Grateful for treasured friends and family who’ll stick around, even when you’re being an idiot ;)

That turned into a bare-my-soul kind of ramble! I didn’t really mean it to. Sometimes it’s nice though, to talk about your weaknesses in ‘public’. It sort of makes me feel as though I’ll be held accountable, now, if I don’t get my act into gear and sort myself out. You know? Now, let’s get onto those mundanities. Here’s what my life’s been made up of just lately…

Eating :: as much fresh fruit as I can manage without giving myself stomach ache. Berries, apples, bananas, mango. I’d say our food bill these days is made up of at least 25% fruit costs! ;)

Drinking :: Funkin’ 100% natural cocktails mixers, both with and without spirits in! They were sent over to me the other day as a sample, and I’ve been just blown away by how delicious they are. Will be sharing more about them soon!

Loving :: watching the little ‘subscriber’ count on my Youtube channel rise over the past week or so since I uploaded a video. I’d forgotten the thrill that comes from launching a new project, and the delightful fluttery-tummy feeling I always get as the first few responses come through!

Reading :: Game of Thrones (and thinking how brilliant a job the TV series does at keeping true to the novels)

Watching :: Sherlock, series 1 & 2 (thank you Netflix).

Planning :: umm…what’s that thing we’re planning right now? Oh yeah. Only our wedding! But on a smaller scale, I’m booking in venue viewings left right and centre these days. Turns out, the more rustic and informal a venue is, the more difficult they are to contact via phone/email! ;)

Anticipating :: meeting the lovely Siobhan this Saturday for a knitting lesson (so excited to learn, finally!) and then catching up with Freya that afternoon for a little dinner at Borough Market.

Growing :: my peace lily to the most absurd size (it’s almost too large for the dining table now!).

Wearing :: more layers than should strictly be necessary in May, if you ask me…

Buying :: a pair of hot pink skinnies to wear this summer!

Wondering :: why we woke up to see a whole pile of perfectly cubed salmon sitting out by the pond this morning, and why the neighbourhood cats keeping going over to sniff it but won’t eat a single piece…

Wandering :: through the bluebell woods (and feeling sad that the ferns have grown so tall, so fast, and now have almost completely covered over the purple sea of flowers).

What’s life been like for you, just lately? :)

p.s. Photo taken during yesterday’s exciting farm trip. More details to come…

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  • Amber

    Hate to suggest it but could the salmon be poisoned? Any pests around people may be trying to get rid of? I used to work in a vet A&E years ago and it wouldn’t be the first time I’d seen that. The cats may well smell something in it they know is not good. Hope I’m wrong!

  • catherine

    I’m so intrigued about all these eggs (I always want to eat all of the eggs), but also why there’s a plug timer casually sitting there too? Looking forward to seeing what it’s all about!

  • Steph

    Love that photo! Bluebell woods sound amazing as do your new pink skinnies and loads of fresh fruit. Busy times for me too – wedding planning like you, only the tail end of it with only 6 weeks to go – eeks! x

  • Rocio

    Ah… i wish I lived in the Uk again so I could do things like join you guys on the knitting lessons!
    Excited to see more of your farm trip!

  • Michelle

    Knitting is the most cathartic thing in the world (I think!) an enormous stress reliever.
    Can’t wait to see/read/hear more about your wedding planning shenanigans, *almost* makes me want to do it all over again.
    M x

  • Lou Duffy

    Can’t wait to hear about the farm trip! And defo need more wedding planning posts soon! :)

  • em

    Please please tell me where the hot pink skinnies are from – I’m after a pair for this summer (if it ever arrives!).
    And I found the best way to pull myself out of the funk I was in was to force myself to listen more and be a better friend. It stopped me wallowing so much!

  • Eadaoin

    I was at Siobhan’s last knitting class and I can’t recommend it enough. Such a lovely afternoon, and so many great knitting tips, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!

  • Katy English

    I love reading bits about people’s lives :) it’s like nosying through their living room window!

    I’ve been reading the GOT books lately and they’re just SO GOOD. They really have done a fab job of translating them to the small screen as well.

    If you’re interested, I’ve just posted on my blog about my weekend trip to Prague :) xx

    Katy |

  • Grace

    Life updates are always lovely to read. I tend to be as real and human as possible with my blog; ups, downs and the middle bits. We’re all human after all :)

  • Sarah Davis

    Ooh, love to see an outfit post on the hot pink skinnies. I love reading the little everyday bits of people’s lives…I’m nosy like that :)

  • Beccy

    I think it’s okay to be in a bubble after you’ve just got engaged, I know I was! But I completely agree, sometimes its good to get those bugs out in public and make a change if you feel bad about them!

    I adore the bluebells that have been blossoming over the past month. They really are the most beautiful flower and don’t want Spring to end now!

    Beccy // Bluebell & Bumpkin

  • Rosie

    Oh I love bluebell woods and eating lots of fruit. Very excited to see what you will do with all of those eggs :):) Rosie

  • Kathryn

    I love Game of Thrones and Sherlock too! Thing is, they’re the ones keeping me away from doing school work, which is… :)

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