Lifestyle

Why you should be happy at work – and how to.

May 21, 2015
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We spend most of our waking lives at work. For some people, it might not be the best time of their lives and most people would prefer not having to work (there’s a reason why it’s called work, not fun), there are certainly things that companies can do to make the time spent at work more enjoyable.

Move your ass! If you work in an office, chances are that you spend most of your day sat on your bum. They now say that sitting is the new smoking, as the effects of sedentarism can be terrible for one’s health. If that is your case, I would suggest to get up as much as possible. Even if it’s just a trip to the printer, the loo, making a cup of tea or if you your in my office, a game of ping pong.

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Style

LaBante bags

May 18, 2015
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Finally another style post.. it’s been a while! It’s getting harder and harder to get outfit photos taken, but I try. This time I’m wearing a few favourites that have been in my closet, along with a gorgeous vegan bag from LaBante. These bags are cute and cruelty free!

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Lifestyle, London

London – Grand Designs Live Show

May 13, 2015
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Last week I was invited by British Gas to attend the Grand Designs Live show at the ExCel Centre in London, they were one of the main sponsors. I have to say that as a person who only watches TV on Netflix, I haven’t watched the show all that many times, but as I usually like a bit of home decorating (or at least watching other people do it), I thought it could be something interesting. For those not based in the British Isles or who watch even less TV than me, Grand Designs is a TV show from Channel 4, where you can see people building, rebuilding, redecorating (and everything else in between) their homes.

There were a lot of things to see. I spent a total of 2 hours meandering through the corridors and saw a few interesting and eye-catching things, which I hope you will enjoy looking at too.

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Lifestyle

Gaining weight – how to deal with it?

May 10, 2015
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It’s official. I’ve been gaining weight. Not just gaining weight, but my body shape has been changing. There can be a lot of reasons for this but I’m sure that getting older and the fact that I’m going to be 38 this year might have something to do with this.

I’m trying to figure out what I should do about it. I know what everyone says: “You’re not fat, shut up, get out of there, etc etc”. While me saying I’m fat might be an insult to obese people, the reality is, I can feel and see my own body changing. While I haven’t gained that much weight, I can see the contrast when I look at myself in the mirror: my face seems rounder and different. My clothes also don’t fit the same way either – my waist has expanded and some skirts now almost cut me in half, not to mention the arm fat, that mean that some sleeves now feel all too snug, when they don’t stop fitting at all.

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art, Beauty, Lifestyle, London, Style, travel

The Best of the Month – April 2015

May 1, 2015
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The month of April is now done and dusted and it feels like I haven’t been able to accomplish much. Life hasn’t been the easiest this past month – in terms of health and mood. Thankfully the weather seems to be improving and the sun brings a lighter perspective on things (how did you like that turn of phrase?). Anxiety and stress have been plaguing me as of late and I am coping the best way I can, by eliminating sources of tension and finding hobbies to make me happy. Sometimes the brain plays tricks and distorts reality and it’s terrible when it does so in such a negative way, like a mirror in a funfair house of mirrors.

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I have now taken up embroidery and if you follow me on Instagram you will have seen some of my attempts. I am now anxiously (of course) awaiting the delivery of the colouring books I just ordered. It would appear to be a new fad, colouring books for adults as everyone seems to have discovered how relaxing colouring can be. I’ve been doing it for years, being a failed artist and all, but now I can do it on fancy books. Result!

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To relax and get my mind of work, I also read stuff around the internet, some more serious than others… Here’s a selection of the best of the month, along with some photos I took on the London Underground. Enjoy! (And if you have any suggestions of things to do that are relaxing, please leave me a comment).

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