Let’s see, life lately this week has been…pretty nice. A bit of sunshine turns a meh week into a happy-go-lucky one. A weekend of no plans turned into a really nice day when my mum, sisters and nephew came over for a visit, our mud pit garden is now green and also pay day had me feeling like a one day rich girl, ‘why yes, the fancy sushi for lunch why not I am piiiiiimp’ Maybe it’s because Spring is most definitely showing itself lately (the popcorn tree in my garden is in full popping mode) or maybe its the fresh wave of optimism I still have from meeting our new doctor. I’m having a Kylie Jenner style moment of like, realising stuff 😉
Since Pay Day came round, I treated myself to this practically perfect dress from Asos. It’s green, it’s floral, it’s a midi tea dress- my favourite style. I couldn’t add it to my basket quick enough. I haven’t bought anything from Asos in ages because it felt like everything was a little too extra recently (those weird half and half t-shirts, I’m looking at you)
I’ve found myself looking at other shops I don’t normally browse instead- Warehouse, La Redoute, or even Matalan where I have found a few really amazing bits and pieces.
But back to the dress. Thank you Asos for being a little more do-able again!
After dinner with some girlfriends recently, they made me realise that my fertility doctor sounded like an ass. Long story short- we went to a new one this week and I really liked this clinic. Our doctor was lovely, we had a clear cut plan of action, I’m on new meds, and he didn’t make me feel like a fat, ugly toad. The downside? My new meds make me feel queasy AF. I could probably burp the alphabet now. I don’t have a photo to relate to this, so here’s my Bollywood doppelganger in a mustache.
My family aren’t exactly plan ahead types so it was really nice to have my sisters, mum and nephew come over on Saturday at the spur of the moment. My sister and nephew hadn’t seen the place post refurb, so it was a nice little ‘ta-da’
We had a little shop, we had a lotta food, and just hung out. I love family fun days.
Oh, and my sister found this Kate Spade heart bag which is so cute I may pass out.
When I started this blog, it was inspired by 2 things. A favourite blogger of mine (farewell Hey Natalie Jean) and an interior design website. This year, I decided I wanted to go back to basics. More personal posts- like this Life Lately series- and less sponsored. Actually, no more sponsored. I think having a lifestyle change has ostracised me from blogging events (I kid! sort of) so it just felt natural to say goodbye to that front.
But making this place less about business and more personal feels like the right thing to do.
It dawned on me that it’s not blogging I want to give up, but rather the ‘rules’ of blogging today. I want to focus on you. The wonderful readers who invest your time coming back here again and again, leaving your lovely comments. You don’t give a toss if my DA is 30, or what my page rank is, or if I went to XYZ Press days. I don’t want to feel guilty because I haven’t kept on top my emails. I only care about putting out the kind of content that I want. My Life Lately series, or the posts where I remember to bring my camera along and find a donkey. I want to continue to blog, my way.
I’ve never felt as freer with my blog than I have this year- thank you for sticking with me!