This might be the finest I’ve ever cut it when it comes to writing a Sundaze post. Like, it’s currently 11.47pm on Saturday night and I’m penning this, bleary-eyed, in bed, desperately trying not to fall asleep.
I’ve had the longest week and shortest weekend ever this week. Completely by accident, I ended up on a caffeine ban because I forgot to buy any oat milk last weekend and our current stock of instant coffee tastes foul black. And in turn, it resulted in a cranky af Mish. None of that golden wonder, sparkling caffeine detox here. Pass me the damn coffee.
An Instagram detox
For a number of reasons, I had a bit of an Instagram detox this week.
I’m loathe to embark on digital detoxes and such because, well, it’s 2019 and everyone is pretty much attached to a device. I rely on my phone far too much to stay in touch with friends and family overseas, and I just like the familiarity of my apps in the palm of my hand. I don’t feel like I rely on my phone as such, but I had begun to feel dependant and insistent on checking my Instagram every other minute and obsessing over what to post, when to post it, to make sure I was engaging with ‘enough’ accounts.
Plus, I’ve been struggling to balance everything at the moment. Work, a few fun blog commitments, real life… Something had to give and this week it was Instagram. I’m slowly posting there again, as of yesterday, so here’s hoping I can establish a more organic approach to that godforsaken app…!
Discovering Kindle Unlimited
If you’ve known me for any length of time, you’ll know that I’m a firm real-books kinda girl and Kindles and e-readers have never really appealed to me. I LOVE a good book but my stash is getting a bit much, even by my standards. A few weeks ago, Harvey won two sets of Kindle Unlimited subscriptions through McDonald’s Monopoly and so I now have access to the mildly controversial book rental system.
Thus far, I’ve already read Fractured by Dani Atkins (wouldn’t really recommend, it was an average read) and I’m a quarter way through Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (LOVE it so far). It’s been a game-changer for reading on my commute, as I can flick through the pages at the tap of a button instead of clumsily try to juggle my KeepCup and staying upright on no sleep and no coffee.
I got my hair cut at long last yesterday!
I’d been meaning to get my hair chopped back to a collarbone, long bob sort of length for absolutely ages, and finally got round to booking an appointment. I shared snaps of it on my Instagram Stories and imagine my shock when I checked my phone a few hours later to 60+ messages about it! Far. Too. Kind. I got it cut at a local salon, run by my Mum’s friend, so I can’t really give any London-centric recommendations, I’m afraid (:
Links I’ve Loved
- If you’re, like me, shocked about Alabama’s abortion ban, A Cup of Jo shared some brilliant tips for actions you can do now to help the situation.
- Sian shared a post all about creative processes and her thoughts on the process.
- A few words about privacy and how the lines between online and real-life are becoming increasingly blurred.
- I’m currently searching for my dream first house, and Fifi’s post all about buying a fixer-upper really resonated with me.
- The inspiring Emma Hill shared her unexpected London Marathon story.
- Another delicious-sounding recipe (this time for Spicy Piri Piri Hummus) on Cupful of Kale.
- Visiting London soon? Head to these secondhand book shops.
- In the spirit of home-buying content, this post on The Everygirl will be useful to my US readers.
- Katy shared a delicious Aromatic Sweet Potato Biriyani recipe!
- I shared an article about this very same topic, and Man Repeller also just covered the art of not letting your career define you.
Posts This Week
What did you get up to this week?