Friday, September 28

The Lowdown: What I'm Loving

I can't believe I'm already writing another post from this new series! Where does time go?! This month has been a whirlwind, from doing the odd bit of work teaching here and there, to finishing my Master's dissertation; as well as getting ready for the arrival of our baby girl(!) I can't believe how fast time has passed us by. Needless to say, I am so, so excited for what October has to offer, and of course, with each day that passes by, Ben and I are edging closer to finally getting to meet our little bundle of love. So, you may ask, what are the things that have really captured my attention and inspired me this month? Well...

Wednesday, September 26

Pregnancy Update | My Birth Plan

Two weeks ago, in my series, 'Weekend Musings', I spoke about how I had an appointment with a consultant about my birth plan, whether or not I was due to be having a caesarian section. I have thought all the way through my pregnancy, when it came to this issue, that no matter the outcome of the consultant's guidance, I needed to do what was best for both me and our baby girl. 

Monday, September 24

Weekend Musings

This weekend I felt as though I was a real social butterfly as I spent a lot of my time catching up with friends and family which was so lovely. I really enjoyed taking some time for myself, away from writing my Master's dissertation. However, I have to admit, I am really enjoying the whole process of this thesis and can see myself wanting to pursue researching once I have completed this Master's. I think that something I would find particularly interesting is going through the Philosophy route and writing a thesis on some of the most philosophically challenging issues: the problem of evil or the existence of God. 

Anyway, back to what I did this weekend. Let's begin, shall we?!

Friday, September 21

My Blogging Journey

Why do you blog?

Wednesday, September 19

Pregnancy Update | Stretch Marks

Way back when I was writing my blog post for my 'Pregnancy Update | 3rd Trimester', I inserted a photo which included a rather large bottle of BioOil. I thought that it would be important, for mums-to-be reading this, or even women who have/haven't had children to talk about stretch marks. When I initially found out that I was pregnant, I worried about the possibility of getting stretch marks on obvious places over my body. I wasn't worried about what other people would think, no, I was more worried about saying goodbye to my pre-pregnancy smooth, uninterrupted skin. I know it seems completely and utterly irrational to even say that, but I think it is important to be honest about the other side of pregnancy that lots of people don't talk about. 

Monday, September 17

Weekend Musings

& what a weekend it has been!

Friday, September 14

Thoughts On Instagram

IG. The Gram. Insta. Instagram. 

Wednesday, September 12

This Autumn What I Can't Wait For | Top 10

It literally feels like yesterday that I was writing my Weekend Musings blog post about how the summer was in full swing. And yes, I am aware that technically it is still considered to be summer in the UK. However, as September has rolled around ever-so-quickly, I can't help but feel full of excitement and optimism at the thought of Autumn.

Monday, September 10

Weekend Musings

This weekend has been especially relaxing as I've taken things much slower, ensuring that I'm not pushing myself to do too many tasks around the house (as told to do so by my midwife). Instead I've been busy getting something very, very exciting prepared and have enjoyed every single minute of it. This blog post may therefore seem quite cryptic as I don't want to reveal what exactly it is that I've been busy doing...

Friday, September 7

Interior Edit | Study Mood Board

As our home is coming towards the end of its renovation journey, after 3 long years, I am now able to start planning and decorating new rooms in the house. This has to be my favourite part of a renovation! 

So, as our temporary office, which was located in the spare bedroom, has now turned into a nursery; I need to start planning for a space where my MacBook and iMac can call home…

I absolutely love Pinterest and I have to say, I think I may be a tad obsessed with it! Needless to say, I have curated my very own mood board of office inspiration. (I actually have two office pin boards - but who’s counting?)

Firstly, I love the idea of have a playful desk area, with memories pinned up onto a garland, in a beautifully retro polaroid style. I also love the idea of the shelves for storage purposes. I will be up-cycling my desk which doesn’t have much storage in it so I need to be creative with how I store all of my files and bric-brac. Aldi used to sell some gorgeous stationary ware but I’m sure that I’ll find some minimalistic-looking boxes to organise my crap.

Wednesday, September 5

Pregnancy Update | Less Than 2 Months

Saturday 1st September marked the start of the 2 month countdown to my due date. I know that many pregnancies, especially first-time pregnancies, end up running past the due date, but I can't believe how quickly it is approaching! I am so, so excited. So, what is there to say about the less than 2 month mark?

Monday, September 3

Weekend Musings

September is here! (& what a weekend it has been)...