Hello world. Hello blog! Wow it’s been a while. I didn’t mean to stop writing on my little blog. It kind of just happened. It was very close to expiring and disappearing forever until my credit card came to the rescue to sort me out.
We’re still living in our small-but-perfectly-formed flat and I continue to ask myself ‘how can I make my home really super amazing just like on Apartment Therapy?’ Daily.
Some days I feel like I’m in a constant battle with myself over wanting to make some amazing (yet, temporary) changes to our home yet not to spend a fortune in the process. There’s still that little niggle in the back of my brain shouting out ‘but you don’t own this place. Stop spending money on it!’ Finding a compromise between the two is usually what I end up trying to do.
(believe me, there are some)
I wanted to write about the benefits of renting because these days it’s easy to forget that there is more to life than saving for your dream home. I forget this all the time so it’s nice to be reminded every so often.
My beautiful garden, and with thanks to renting, I do not garden!
“Inside of every problem lies an opportunity”
Pretty flags out on my walk home from work. Not really relevant to this post but I liked the picture
I’m not one for giving up on a book half way through but when I find myself preferring not to read at all rather than to continue, then I’m prepared to admit defeat and remove my bookmark for good.
My lovely friend Pippa, who I’ve known since my days at Derby Uni only lives up the road in Reading so we often try to catch up, and this time she was coming to me for the day. The weather was beautiful so we decided to spend the day exploring Brick Lane’s Sunday Up Market in The Old Truman Brewery and Spitalfields Traders Market.
In preparation for the Moonwalk next Saturday, this week has involved a lot of walking. I decided to snap away when I was out and about to combine walking training with my love of playing the tourist card whenever possible. These photos have been taken in Regents Park, St James’ Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and along my walk to work..enjoy!
19 year old me swinging through the jungle in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. During my gap year before university, I spent two months volunteering on a conservation project in deepest darkest Peru.
Over the years I think this photo must have been copied a few times and sadly I have no idea where the original is. Thanks to facebook, I still have a copy though! It was my first experience of ‘travelling’ and it was the start of my love for exploring the world. I hold many dear memories of this time and hope to go back there some time in the future.