Life lately

I've been incredibly busy these last few weeks and poor little Runkle has been missing me heaps. This week I made sure to be at home every night so that we could hang out, and do you know what? We had the best time. He honestly does not leave my side. When I'm washing the dishes, he's sitting on the drainer. When I'm folding up my clothes, he's standing at my feet. When I'm curled up on the sofa, he's plonked his tubby belly on top of me, and yes, when I go to the loo.. He follows me too. But as I always say, I wouldn't have it any other way!
Living alone hasn't actually been that bad. Of course there are nights when I want to watch movies with someone, or curl up next to, but you know, it's such a different time. I feel like I do what I want, when I want. Some evenings I'll eat late, some evenings I'll eat early. And if I want to sit and eat curly fries and cheese for three nights running and watching re-runs of Gossip Girl in my pants, then hell, I will. Ain't nobody stopping me!
If you'd have asked me years ago what my take on bedding was, I always replied that I buy anything that does the job. Fast forward to now, and ever since I delved into the world of expensive bedding, I find myself constantly wanting to sleep amongst these crisp sheets, even if it means washing it and re-making it within a day. So worth it!
 Hi my name is Katy, and I have developed an obsession for cactus' and any form of succulents. When MillionD came to visit this weekend, we headed into town and returned home with two bags of those spiky plants (we definitely could have left with more, but we resisted. For now anyway...) and prickled skin. I love adding splashes of green to my neutral coloured home. One day, it'll turn into a greenhouse!
There are many wonderful people in the world, but one in particular who has stuck with me this week. When an email popped through my inbox a few weeks back from essentially a stranger, asking to send me a present, I felt a little unsure. What? Why me? However after talking to Polly (who, by the way is literally an inspirational lady!), she simply wanted to send me a 'pick me up' parcel as she'd once received from a stranger before. Honestly... This is quite simply one of the kindest things someone has ever done. The fact Polly reached out to me (and ended up listening to me pour out about the last few months!) was such a warm and humble feeling.
Polly has now inspired me in many ways. And firstly, I am making up a little parcel myself to send onto someone who needs that pick me up. Because it works. And people are awesome!

21 comments

  1. I love the idea of sending someone a pick me up parcel :) it's a lovely way to make someone smile!
    You always take such pretty photos too... <3


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  2. That's such a cute note! Very kind words :)
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  3. What a cute idea from Polly - sometimes people really are the best! <3

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  4. I love the idea of receiving a pick me up parcel then passing it on to someone else. What a wonderful, feel good chain to be a part of.



    x


    p.s. Runkle is adorable.

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  5. The 'pick me up' parcel is such an adorable idea, i love it, definitely something i'll have to do in the future, hope you're feeling more positive!
    Dana xxx

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  6. Girrrrl, your photographs here are just gorgeous and the idea of the parcel is just lovely!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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  7. Polly is such a babe. Pick Me Up parcels sound amazing....going to make an effort to send somebody one of these! x

    Lorna // Scared Toast

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  8. Aww Polly is so lovely! What a kind gesture. I love your bedding! I've been wanting to delve into the world of expensive bedding for a while now.


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  9. Ladies &amp; croissants20 May 2015 at 08:43

    Such a nice gesture from Polly! Love the idea.

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  10. I love a little gesture of kindness by snail mail - I don't do it as often too but it Mr B even mentioned it in his wedding speech as I sent him a parcel of get-well remedies when he had man flu in early days of dating. Amazing bedding is also a guilty pleasure of mine - afterall, it's my favourite place so why not indulge?!.. xx

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  11. What a lovely idea. Sometimes the smallest things can leave the biggest impression on us <3 Polly sounds amazing babe & glad Runkle has been keeping you company. Pets are the best :) xx

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  12. aw that was such a nice gesture of Polly, such a great diea to pass on to someone else. Read your honest post and thought you were so brave to put yourself out there like that. Ive had two ovarian operations for cysts and had a talk with a doctor when I was 22 about having an ovary removed. I wish id be brave enough to talk about it online and on my blog, because it makes you realise how many other people have gone through similiar situations and that no one is alone. xx

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  13. Aww what a lovely parcel from Polly! I love the idea of paying it forward x
    Laura | Loved By Laura

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  14. What a lovely idea with the parcel. And you're front room is a dream.

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  15. A pick me up parcel is such a nice idea :) and lovely that you are going to pass it onto another person too. Random acts of kindness are the best <3 Sending big hugs as always xxx

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  16. This is so lovely, friends are really amazing, especially unexpected ones!

    Maria xxx

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  17. This post is so wonderful. I love the little note from your friends, completely perfect. PS: Your cat is super cute <3 xx

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  18. Hannah Haworth22 May 2015 at 21:38

    Runkle is adorable. My Marlow is the same. Even when I'm changing the bedding he'll 'help' by climbing inside and makongbthe job take doubly long :-/

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  19. I adore the way you write! Such a lovely post, as always! Runkle is so sweet he reminds me of my Misty he follows me around everywhere to it is very sweet x

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  20. Such a lovely post, and your place looks wonderful x


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  21. I've never ever commented on a blog before (I read loads), but I follow you on Instagram and I just saw your recent post and felt compelled to tell you - I love your blog, I really enjoy reading it. I'm sorry you're having such a cr*p time, I really hope you feel less rubbish soon. I'm an random person living in London who reads these little snippets of your life and enjoys them and feels inspired by you. Please take heart in that.

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