Tuesday, April 29

Life According to Instagram | April

Instagram, my go-to app whenever I have free time or not, I just love musing through the news feed which is jam-packed of my all-time favourite bloggers, friends, celebrities, brands and whatnot. This month I have been a busy bee on over on my Instagram account, with my trip to Istanbul being documented throughout on my beloved Insta. Not only that, but daily things of what I have been up to and things which inspire me; Instagram is the place to be. If I had to choose my favourite picture of the month, it would be the Liverpool snap, bottom line, second from the right. I just love how dramatic the Titanic Museum looks, with it's reflection in the sparkling Liverpool Docks.

I'd love to know what you have been up to this April, and don't be shy, come and say hey over on my Instagram!

You can also catch up on my Istanbul Photo Diaries Part I and Part II 

Sunday, April 27

Weekly Musings

This week has been extraordinarily inspiring and progressive for me, mainly because I have started running with my amazing friends and I'm also blessed to call them my work colleagues. Starting a new hobby and fitness workout, such as running with other people is great, as you feel energized and motivated to eat well. So for me this week I am pretty health orientated, however I can't resist including other indulgences I've been loving also.

1. Exceeding your expectations. On Saturday after work; me, Aycan and Fozia ran up an extremely steep hill and felt great afterward.

2. Fargo. A new series which me and Ben are obsessed with after finishing Breaking Bad. Goodbye Breaking Bad *sob*.

3. Tweeting and retweeting until my hearts content. I've been on twitter for a while now, @andkateblog, but I've discovered tons of amazing new twitter accounts, from interior design to fitness. I am also relishing in tweeting myself of course :-).

4. Spending hours nestled in the University library, such a lethargic and rewarding experience. You'll find me hidden in a den of philosophical books.

5. Gluten free orange and polenta, the most delicious cake ever made.

6. Amazon's cash back on Nikon products, an excellent excuse to buy a new lens!

7. Pimms, I am literally over the moon it is the season for Pimms, the perfect summer's evening drink.

8. Snuggling up with Harry, aka my blogging buddy. 

9. Strawberry scented candles make everything better.

10. Daydreaming about Sophie Hulme's accessories, especially the T-Rex key fob!

Friday, April 25

Istanbul Photo Diary Part II

Hey again! I hope you enjoyed my previous post on Istanbul, I have that many pictures on my Nikon's SD card and countless memories from my city break I just had to do a part II. 

Sunday, April 20

Weekly Musings

This week I have been inspired by so many things, Istanbul and it's vibrant culture really inspired me to be more creative and I have tons of new and fresh blog posts with great content to follow! I also have found that by coming back home and resettling back into life with Ben and our lively little Welsh Terrier, Dirty Harry; I am appreciating the little things. So I have acculmulated 10 things which have been inspiring to me this week or have been a positive influence on my day-to-day life.

1. Quiet nights in with Ben, enjoying homemade pizza.

2. Long walks with Harry to clear those cobwebs!

3. Being organised.

4. Decorating our new home with the things we love.

5. The weekly run I have started with my 3 friends from work, burning those calories never felt so good!

6. Breaking Bad Season 5. This will blow your mind!

7. Catching up on my favourite blogs.

8. Painting my nails pastel colours.

9. Easter eggs, 'cos you know, it's Easter and all.

10. Washing my face with my favourite Bobbi Brown Cleanser.

Wednesday, April 16

Istanbul Photo Diary Part I

For my mum's birthday, me and my family headed over to the culturally vibrant city that is Istanbul. I was super excited to discover all of the historic landmarks and browse around fanatically the famous Grand Bazaar and Spice markets. During our stay, we were located at the ever so luxurious The Peak Hotel in the heart of the city, just around the corner from delicious traditional restaurants, the metro and this retro little tram pictured below.