I never take stock of and realise just how much I adore blogging until my weeks end up too busy to get any said blogging done. And this week was one of them. Truth be told, I’ve felt like I’m wading through treacle recently with all aspects of my life – work, saving, keeping up with friends. You name it and I’ve felt behind on it. But who’s to say what the standard is or should be? Is there a standard when it comes to these things? Or am I just fretting over nothing?
There’s absolutely something to be said for accepting that some seasons of life are slower than others and that’s completely okay. Odd as it sounds, the more time I spend online, the more pressured I feel to live my life at a thoroughly-unlike-me frenetic pace. I don’t necessarily want to be pushed, shoved and stretched every day. Maybe right now, it is all about waking up late, having breakfast later, taking the dog out for long slow walks where we sit and chat, working into the evening at an incredibly relaxed pace, and not chasing unknowns. My week has felt ‘treacle-y’ and that’s fine – who doesn’t love pudding?!
Let the house hunt begin… properly!
A series of oddly timed events means that the hunt for our first home begins right now! I mean, we’d already been casually browsing properties with a view to buying, but suddenly everything feels much more real and we’ve kicked things up a notch. It’s incredibly daunting to try and work out what we want from a home but a ridiculously detailed master spreadsheet is doing wonders. I can’t wait to document every part of this exciting chapter in our lives, right on this little blog of mine.
Crazy Rich Asians
On Thursday I finally picked up a copy of Kevin Kwan’s super popular Crazy Rich Asians novel, ahead of its’ cinematic debut this month. I’m hoping to read it before it comes out, and I’m already about a quarter way through! I’ve heard excellent things about it and so far, I have to agree with the mass reviews. As always, I’ll pop a review on here once I’m done or you can follow my ‘Reading’ Instagram Stories Highlight for my thoughts as I read it. The film features an all-Asian cast (the first Hollywood film to do so in 25 years) which I am SO excited for, but it doesn’t come without its’ own set of criticisms. Right now I haven’t explored too many of the articles out there for fear of reading a spoiler, but I’ve earmarked the entire situation for a future think-piece. Watch this space.
I tried Trigger Point Pilates
Monday saw me return to the gym! I felt SO guilty that I hadn’t been once since I ran the Race for Life in early July – life got in the way but that’s really no excuse when I’d been doing 4/5 sessions weekly since October. I booked in to my usual Monday lunchtime Pilates class and was pleasantly surprised to see a guest instructor who guided us through an amazing Trigger Point class. With the help of foam rollers, prickle balls and resistance bands, we worked through muscle restrictions and I felt so light and ‘soft’ afterwards. I’m totally converted.
Links I’ve Loved:
- How the ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ movie could help change stereotypes about Asian men – The Washington Post
- Do You Have a Hobby? (I Need One) – A Cup of Jo
- Episode 33: Weddings – Let’s Discuss Podcast
- What I’ve Learnt From Buying Interiors On The High Street – The Frugality
- Get Excited About These Amazing August Reads – refinery29
- SHOP: Vale Jewelry ‘Constellation Necklace’ – Stone and Strand