Staring lovingly at my food. My one true love 👀 I had a traditional Polish dish Placek po Zbòjnicku - a beef stew served in potato pancake with selection of salads 😍 That beef tho 😋Oh, and my lipstick 💄 survived dinner! I may need to stock up on @givenchybeauty but 🤫🤗
Happy Saturday! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far. 🤗 This photo is one I took as part of my photography project but thought I’d post it on here too. 🙈🍁 I seem to have come down with the cold that’s going around so today has been spent using up tissue boxes but me and my mumma did bake a lemon drizzle this aft. 🙊😍 The sun seems to be finally making an appearance now too! ☀️What have you been up to?
"Throw her into a pack of wolves, she'll come back leading the pack." My old self wouldn't know how to agree with this kind of strong-impression quotes, but my current self totally and definitely can relate. #grownwomanshit#ukblogger#lbloggersuk 📸 by Dad
Today I painted a botanical wreath from @emmablockillustration’s book, #thejoyofwatercolor . A lovely, relaxing way to spend a rainy afternoon.
I’ve got a bit of cabin fever as I’ve been stuck inside with a head cold/sinus infection for the last couple of days 🤧 bleurgh! But hopefully I’ll be back on track after this weekend. There are leaves to crunch and hot chocolates to drink!
It’s a beautiful late summer / early Autumn day here in Edinburgh. I’ve been out this morning brushing up on all things digital marketing at the @google #digitalgarage - loads of free courses, I definitely recommend looking it up. Now to make our flat presentable for our housewarming later!
Day 22 -charity shop find. I picked up this Tunisian vase for a few quid years ago. It’s so OTT, I love it.
Happy first day of the weekend to one n all 🌸💐 So this weekend is shaping up to be a bit of a ‘Debbie downer’ weather wise but hopefully that won’t stop us Londonders from still having a little fun. I will miss the flowers... but bring on the turning of the leaves! 🍂🍁
Me by day: pretend it’s winter and wear all the jackets/knits/leathers/boots.
Me by night: pretend it’s summer and wear all the strappy heels & sexy dresses 🤣
Shop the look at: amodelmoment.com/shop-my-instagram #AModelMoment
Today the rain is pelting down outside ☔️ so it’s a full on cleaning day here for me (Monica style cleaning infact!). After the cleaning it’ll be a brief bit of cardio on my spin bike, followed by a bath and some blog work. But right now, I’ve hit the pause button for a cuppa in my new mug, which was given to me yesterday by the lovely @kat.vaughan 💗 I am a mug addict and absolutely LOVE this one! It holds a mother load of tea too... 👍🏻
Carrying my explorer backpack everywhere I go. It also has my new initials on! The first of many things to have my new name on since getting married a couple of weeks ago.. Have a fab weekend everyone! Peggy x
For the first time in a little while I am really excited about the future of my blog, I'm suddenly filled with new inspiration and fresh ideas and it's nice to he reunited with the pride and the love that it brings me ❤ Check out what I've been writing about at www.folkprintdaydreams.com
New DP 🧡💛 I'm not one to jump on the train to whats particularly fashionable especially when it comes to blogging, I do what I do and when I do it because I enjoy it. BUT, I think mental health has become a bit of a trend or should I say certain aspects of it have. By that I mean, people use their mental health as click bait or a means to be relatable to others in order to gain a moral high-ground. But seeing as I've always talked about it I feel that I can continue to talk about it and raise awareness in my own way without becoming "one of those bloggers" ... I hope!
Lately things have been pretty shit and I've felt like nothing is ever going to get better. I have felt my lowest in the last few months that I have felt in a long time, years even. Things got BAD. Like really bad and quickly.
Right now I'm not better and I might not be for a while but the black cloud is slowly dissipating, with help. And by help I mean counselling.
I suppose to summarise and not go into too much detail just yet (a blog post will be on its way soon about how it all goes), is that getting help is not embarrassing, it doesn't make you weak and it doesn't mean you are one of a better word ... mental. Counselling isn't for everyone but for me personally, its really helping to help me get back to who I really am. Don't knock it until you've tried it, kid 😘
REMEMBER: Always be kind, everybody is fighting their own battle!
I don’t know if it’s the humidity, the change in temperature, the fact I’ve been sneaking in some dairy here and there - or all three! - that’s making my skin so unhappy since we arrived in New York. Between these two and some emergency Murad purchases I might just be able to show my face tomorrow. En route back to NYC from an amazing time in Washington D.C. right now and I’ll be sure to do a ‘48 hours in DC’ blog ASAP. Hope you’re ready for the weekend wherever you are!
Guess who just recovered from the flu a week ago 🙋🏽 Guess who’s ill with a cold again 🙋🏽 Atleast my nails are looking fresh though 💅 You can use my code Ramona15 to get 15% off your custom press on nails at @ethereallytouchednails
Our gallery wall is starting to take shape... I may have my eye on one or two more pieces to add 👀 but all in due time! I have moments when I get really frustrated that I don’t have a lottery win to just do everything at once, but then moments like this make me all warm and fuzzy inside 😂💛 if you’re looking for a good website for prints, hop along to @desenio . I have quite a few pieces from them now and I LOVE that you can also select frames alongside your prints, should you need them!
The accessibility of a blog/website is vital to me as a blind person and a screen-reader user, it is the deciding factor whether I visit it again in the future or not. With that in mind, my new blog post is all about how to make your blog accessible for people with a visual impairment, I shared 10 ways on how you can do this. I’m so grateful for the supportive feedback that I’ve received about the post so far, it really means a lot to me and I’m so glad that it has helped some of you. Head over to lifeofablindgirl.com if you fancy checking it out and maybe even making a few minor changes to your blog! If you do then let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear from you 💕
My favourite chicka arrives in Gtown tonight before @jasonderulo tomorrow night.
So obviously her welcome pack includes most things needed for a pamper, takeaway and movie night!
Hurry up and get here gal!! ❤💃🥂
I’m out in my parent’s place in Spain for the next few days and I have never been so excited to just chill out and do nothing 💁🏻🌞 Everything is just much slower-paced out here, which is a welcome change from the craziness of London 👌🏼 Tonight I’m off to eat my body weight in olives, jamón serrano and manchego cheese 🐷 what are your plans this Friday?
// CREATIVITY //
I’ve been keeping a little secret... I’ve been accepted into design school! 🙊 I’m studying interior design and I’m so excited.
It’s long been a passion of mine but also something that very much got pushed aside as I’ve focused on building multiple businesses. And I’ve felt it deeply - for the last few months I have been CRAVING a creative outlet, I found myself thinking a lot about my first business (a branding and web design studio) and longing to somehow incorporate design into my everyday again.
BUT... I also knew I didn’t necessarily want to incorporate it into my business. So much of my creative expression has been linked to generating income over the last few years that it stopped feeling aligned or free. And I love my doTERRA biz, I’m deeply committed to continue to share the oils with as many people as possible so that still remains my focus.
So, for now at least, this will be purely in the pursuit of a creative outlet and an opportunity to learn something new. I’m super excited and will probably share some snippets of my projects on here so you can follow along!
I’m looking forward to a weekend of studying, relaxing and gathering with friends... what are your weekend plans? 👇🏼💕
FINALLY joined a proper gym over here - I’ve been running in the small gym at my accommodation but it’ll be nice to start weight training again 🏋🏻♀️💪 I’m kind of nervous to get back into weights after about 3 weeks off - I’m scared I’m going to have lost a lot of strength and that it’ll be disheartening, but I need to remember that it’s natural to have times where you’ve got other things on and the gym needs to take a backseat for a little while! The important thing is to get back into it and focus on getting back to where I was at and beyond 💖