I don’t even think I mentioned it here, but I started a new job over three months ago. It was a huge change, but one that I felt I wanted to do now, because the best time to try something new is now right?! I’m now a Social Media Manager for Culture Trip, and I spend my days scouring beautiful photos for our various Instagram channels in between photographing books in cosy environments. It’s been a bit of a change, with a new commute, and longer hours (and the fact I’ve struggled to switch off with us always having social media around us), but I really enjoy it. And I’m so glad I made that new leap. Plus, I’ve mastered the sleep on the train, so y’know those early mornings aren’t all so bad!
With moving out of one place, meant moving into another, and this time it was down to Reigate with it’s village-like feel, beautiful backdrops and some pretty awesome coffee shops too! It’s ideal right now, and since I’ve basically been here for the past three months anyway, it already feels like home. My fake plants are dotted around the house, my quoted frames are hung on the walls and I’ve called on the biggest drawer in the home for my underwear – so I think I’m currently winning. Also, living with the male has been fun. Genuinely. Except he’s probably going to tire of my giggles as we’re falling asleep…
Little Runklebum has been settling in like a dream after a few months of being the cat who’s always in the car (and an amazing one at that too!), and has made quite the friend in the male too. Although he’s not going outside at the moment, he spends his days being neighbourhood watch from the window, attempting to climb to the highest point of the wardrobe and leaving trails of hair bobbles up and down the hallway. He’s also being even cuter than he’s ever been – which I never thought possible. But sometimes things just constantly keep surprising us, and this is one of them!
London has lots to offer, but working long hours means that adventures in the city can be limited. We’ve been making more of an effort to use our weekly travel tickets, and jump back on a train to explore London on a weekend. A few weeks back, the male ran a half marathon (yup, I was feeling super proud) and with that it was only right to celebrate for the afternoon, drinking beer and wine in a quaint pub, with family. Days like these have us itching to explore more. And we’ll never tire of spending time with our favourite people.
Oh London, you’re being quite fun (even if you’re tiring at times) and you’ve got so much food on offer, but you’re not being so good on my hips! Lunch time is the best and the worst time with there being numerous restaurants and cafes everywhere you turn for a tasty treat. In the office we’re currently obsessed with La Vietnamese in Clerkenwell because their Pho’s are just perfect for this cold weather creeping in. Next week I’ll bring in my lunch, I will. I’ll just have to not walk past the pasta place all week…..
Buying new things, means wearing said new thing ALL the time. I know that’s what happens with me anyway, and since this beautiful simplicity of a jumper entered my life a few weeks back, it’s fair to say it’s hardly left my side. It’s cosy and warm which is great for those cold mornings, and it’s a perfect colour with the a perfect turtle neck filling all my wardrobe needs. New Look, you’re currently winning with your jumper selections. I think I’ll be heading back shortly to you to bulk out this Winter wear!
I guess being away for a while finally does bring back words to your brain (and keyboard!).