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Turning 25.

August 30, 2016

I’ve never been bothered about turning a year older (before anyone says, I know 25 isn’t old!). I think that comes from being an August baby, I was one of the youngest in my school year so I’ve always watched my friends hit the age milestones before I did. I was the last to be able to learn how to drive and the last to be able to (legally) drink so I’ve always been excited for my birthday and never gave a second thought to what age I was turning.

However, there’s something about turning 25 that feels a bit more… momentous. Does that sound weird? Maybe it’s the whole quarter of a century thing but it feels like a real landmark. I feel like I’m entering a new period of my life. I’ve graduated from uni, been a backpacker, found a job I love and bought a house, all in the last 4 years. I’m immensely proud of all that I’ve achieved but I’ve always been one to think, ‘what next?’. I like having something to aim for. So, what is next?

To be honest, I don’t really know. There’s still plenty I want to achieve at work and there’s a hell of a lot of decorating to be done in my house but you never know what’s around the corner so I’m going to concentrate on enjoying being 25. Happy Birthday to me!


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Life Lately – We bought a house!

July 19, 2016

I started this blog back in 2013 before Stu and I went on our year of travels. We’ve now been home for over a year and we’re about to embark on our biggest adventure to date because as of last Friday, we are officially home owners! It sounds strange to say that but I’m so proud of how far we’ve come since we’ve returned home.

Coming home from long term travel is hard but having a house deposit as goal to focus on has helped massively. Sure, there were times when we thought about spending our savings on a big trip again but I know we’ve made the best decision for us by buying our home. We can still travel, it will just be a different kind of travel and that’s totally fine with us.

I’m now really excited to making this house our own. We’ve both been going crazy on Pinterest the last couple of months and are full of ideas of how we want to decorate. We’re going to be pretty busy for a long time but I’m looking forward to the challenge. Hopefully I can share a few photos on here as things start to take shape.

Here’s to a bright and happy future!


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Making The Most Of Each Day

July 14, 2016

A lot of people talk about the importance of living each day as if it were your last but in all honestly, it’s pretty hard to do. How many of you are amazed at how quickly the days go? One minute you’re moaning on a Monday morning and then suddenly it’s the weekend again. I’m always saying that it’s scary how quickly time goes. I remember my mum saying that time goes even faster as you get older and it’s definitely true. So as a nation of procrastinators, how can we go about changing our mind set and actually making the most of each day?

I think a scare tactic works best. I recently watched this TED Talks video by Tim Urban and he talked about putting your life in to weekly squares. This is what your life (assuming you live until 90) looks like broken down into weeks.

life in week squares


I don’t know about you, but to me, that doesn’t look like very squares at all. And that’s even if you live until 90! Seeing how far into that chart I am, it made me think about what I want to achieve in life and how long I have to do it. I definitely work best with a deadline and essentially, life does have a deadline. Just not one that we know about. I like to look at that chart when I find myself wishing the weeks away until an event. I should appreciate every week and not think of them as weeks that need to hurry up until I do something fun.

I hope that chart has made you think twice about only ‘living for the weekend’ and that you can start to make small steps towards making the most of each day.

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Sunday Musings

July 12, 2015

Saw this quote today and thought I would share it with everyone. I quite often compare myself to others when I know I shouldn’t. Everyone’s life is different and we all want different things. Life is not a competition. You don’t have to go to university at 18 or have kids by 30. You don’t have to do any of those things at all! Live your life at whatever pace you decide and don’t worry if you don’t hit certain milestones when you first imagined you would. It’s an old cliche but live every day like it was your last and don’t worry about what tomorrow will bring.

Happy Sunday!

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A not so relaxing Sunday.

April 12, 2015

I love Sunday. It’s a day of relaxing, staying in your pyjamas and watching as many Disney films as your heart desires. This Sunday I got to wear my pyjamas all day but not in the comfort of my own home.

It all started when I decided to be really productive this morning and wash my car. I shoved a jumper and coat on over my pyjamas and then went outside. This is where I made my vital error. I went outside and didn’t put the front door on the catch. It took about 2 minutes before the door slammed shut in the wind and I was trapped outside. Yes, trapped outside. In my pyjamas. Yay!

I found this quite funny for about 10 seconds until I realised I had no phone on me, my neighbours were out and no one was due home until 7 in the evening. I then proceeded to try and find a way back inside but it turns out houses are quite hard to get into without breaking a window! Who knew?! I couldn’t even clean my car because I couldn’t find a sponge, nightmare!

My only saviour was the fact I had unlocked my car ready to clean so I climbed in and settled down for a long wait. I must have fallen asleep at some point because next thing I knew my boyfriend and his mum turned up at the house looking for me. I was so grateful to see them, mostly because I was desperate for a wee at this point! I’d been locked out for over 3 hours!

I spent the rest of the day at Stu’s before returning home, still in my pyjamas and still with a dirty car! I’m not sure what the lesson of this story is, either don’t leave the house without your keys or don’t attempt to clean your car!