Ever taken yourself out on a date?

Last week I did something I’ve never done before; I took myself out to lunch. This might not sound like a big thing, but as I sat in Wagamama’s ordering my usual ramen (instead of picking up a takeaway) I realised I’d never sat alone in a restaurant before.

I started to question why I’d created such a

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Home Comforts

Over the past two years I’ve visited the airport more times than I’d like to count. I’m always filled with that new trip anticipation, but there’s always an element of the unknown, even if you’ve planned the adventure to the very last detail. Landing back on home ground is a whole different story; as soon as my feet walk off that airplane I’m comforted by the unpredictable grey weather that greets me and the promise of a great cup of tea. This post is in collaboration with Heathrow Airport; they are celebrating what Britishness means to you and conducted an anthropological study on what ‘Modern Britain’ means in 2018. We live in such a diverse multicultural country, and Heathrow Airport is a microcosm of people from different cultures and backgrounds which all add to that contemporary sense of Britishness.

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What 2017 taught me

Happy New Year everyone!

This post has taken me a while to write; it started up as a round-up of 2017, but after realising that I’d shared most of the good bits with you guys already, I thought I’d go for a different angle for the first post of the year! I learnt a great deal about myself in 2017, it was my first full year of being self-employed and through a lot of trial and error; I feel like I’ve started to figure out where I want to be in 2018.

Things I’ve learnt-

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Work Life Essentials- What’s in my bag?

My first year of self employment has taught me so many lessons, and it always amazes me that I could be working from a coffee shop in London one week and then from an air bnb in LA the next. Travelling in any form whether for work or for a holiday used to fill me with a sense of anxiety, but this fast paced unpredictable profession has taught me the art of being flexible, open minded, but most of all, to be prepared for anything that comes along.

One of the ways I’ve helped reduce any anxious feelings is to compartmentalise all the items that enable me to do my job into one place. This preparedness then enables me to capture the content I want to create wherever I am in the world.

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Instagram – We Need to Talk

Instagram used to be one of my favourite apps. I was constantly inspired by my feed and, by all of the amazing content that appeared from the people I followed.

Recently I feel Instagram has changed and I’ve noticed my feed is inundated by more unattainable images of amazing travels, bodies, backdrops and gone are the days of sharing your morning coffee.

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Sunday Favourites

Happy Sunday Everyone! Steve and I have both been at home for well over a month now, which is the longest time we’ve both been in the country for the last two years! I’ve loved getting into a more homely routine. Here are my favourites from the last couple of weeks, also check out the end of the post for interesting things to read, do, listen to and watch this week! 

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Sunday Favourites Holiday Edition

I’m currently writing this post from a small island just off mainland Greece; we’ve been here for the last six days enjoying the sunshine, blue seas and copious amounts of feta cheese. It’s actually Steve and I’s first proper beach holiday since our honeymoon, though we travel frequently, it’s not often we travel somewhere with the main intention to just relax and not create content. However, I have found myself getting that pang of ‘I should be doing something right now’ and then reminding myself that it’s ok to take time out once in a while.

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A Lesson on Self Confidence in NYC

I’ve been sitting on this post for a while. We shot the images after a long day of exploring in New York and it was the last location we came to. The street was super busy and a lot of people were queuing for a photo opportunity in front of the wall. When it came to my turn I was fine, up until a stranger came up to me and made a comment about me posing by the wall.

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Where to buy homeware

Steve and I have nearly been in our flat for 5 years and it’s only just starting to look the way we want it to. It’s been a long journey that begun with 1970’s green carpets (even in the bathroom), broken sinks and a back garden with no back door. We’ve saved and worked hard to create the little flat of our dreams, which I’m so excited to share when it’s all finally finished.

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