7.12.14

Yogi.

I first started practising yoga a few months ago and I guess I went into it very naively. I just wanted to be more flexible.
I honestly never would've imagined the affect it would have and how much of a part of my life it would become.

Yoga is not about forcing your body into precarious positions. It's a lifestyle and one I am trying my utmost to embrace.
I am stretching everyday (well, almost) and have most definitely noticed a change in my body shape.
I also feel more relaxed and more in tune with my body.

Last weekend, my best friend and I went to a 'seasonal workshop' that involved learning about how the seasons affect our bodies and what we can do to prevent them from being out of balance. Autumn is about preparing for the Winter and the cold months.
To help with the preparation; meditation, an empowering yoga flow and a hearty gluten and dairy free lunch.

This workshop could not come more highly recommended.
If you're interested, Jen from Ocean Flow Yoga will be visiting again to do a Spring workshop in February.
For more details, contact Karen at PureBodyBalance.

19.10.14

Bloggers Block.

Yep, it finally happened. The dreaded 'bloggers block'.
I could feel it creeping up on me for a while. My 52 Weeks project started losing its way and I was blogging half-heartedly, just for the sake of it.
So I stopped.

But here I am... armed with tea and toast, sat in my freshly painted bedroom (my favourite room in the new house), trying to turn over a new leaf.
I need to take the pressure off and stop comparing my blog to others. And I need to take down the stuff that was put there 'just because'.

Wish me luck.

24.8.14

33/52

V Fest. My first ever festival.
Ok, so we didn't camp so it wasn't a proper festival but it was still an amazing day!

This week, was also my 'Commercial Anniversary'- a whole year working in my job.
Those feet belong to some very special people in my life and, just over a year ago, I didn't even know they existed.
It's crazy to think how much of an impact people can make on your life, in such a short space of time. 

21.8.14

32/52 + 1

(Sorry this is a week late- I couldn't show you otherwise I might have ruined the surprise!) 

Whilst my amazing sister-in-law worked with orphans in Uganda, we decided to redecorate her bedroom for her.

Before, her room was quite dark- with oiled pine furniture and a deep red carpet that sucked in every bit of light.
But now, with off-white walls and a freshly painted wardrobe, the room is so fresh and airy.
Oh, and of course I had lots of fun doing it!

20.7.14

29/52

 
They don't say moving house is the most stressful time for no reason.
This week we packed up all our belongings and moved them into storage, ready to move out on Friday.
However, it just wasn't meant to be. So, whilst waiting for a new move-out date, we're eating ready meals and sleeping on the floor.
 

13.7.14

28/52


A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that myself and six friends were doing our own 'Come Dine With Me'.
Well, Thursday night it was my turn. And the finale. No pressure.
 
After just returning from a week in the South of France, I thought it would be very apt to have a French theme.
Cue my secret weapon- chilli, pecan and apricot camembert.

11.7.14

27/52

For the past 7 months, myself and six work colleagues have been involved in implementing a new green initiative at work.
And Friday was our official launch of what we had produced.
What better way to celebrate than strawberries and Pimms!
This also coincided with our work summer party.
 
It's crazy to think that I have been in this job for less than a year but I have met some truly wonderful people and made some lifelong friends.
 
(Now I know I didnt take this picture so it doesnt count. But I just needed to share it with you!)