This week, the packing process has begun at Chez Chai. Whilst we don’t exactly have a house to move to, we do have contingency plans in place should we be unable to have a complete purchase when the buyers of our house move in. So we’re now collecting up big cardboard boxes and boxing up everything and anything in reach; I tackled my wardrobe on Wednesday night after getting in late from leaving drinks, and it just feels a bit odd all in all.
I wrote a few weeks ago that it didn’t feel like it’d be an emotional move as such – I’ve moved in and out of our current house so many times, whether that be for University or a cheeky across-the-world expat session – but it does feel odd. I adore this house. The cubby hole ceiling in my bedroom, the sweeping doors of my old bedroom, the office where I founded my business(!!), the huge arch window on the landing, the air-conditioning system, the spiral staircase…
As an introvert through and through, it’s the place I immediately feel a weight lift from my shoulders as I pass through the front door and, to be honest, I’m worried about having to recreate that feeling in the next place which will be a temporary stopping place before I belatedly re-start my own house-buying process.
I found my niche!
After all that chat about embracing not having a blogging niche… I went and found my niche. And the good news is, regular readers might not have even noticed it! Alongside my usual jibber-jabber, I’m concentrating on producing thoughtful content to open up nuanced conversations about being British-Chinese. I’ve shared several posts like these over the last 3 years and they’re certainly some of my favourite to write as well as to share. My everyday content feeds into this because, well, I live life as a British-Chinese woman every day. Over on Instagram, my feed will be a hub for sharing daily anecdotes about my life (as a British-Chinese woman), my book recommendations – which are so well-received it’s unreal, and cosy dreamy snippets because I couldn’t not.
Leaving drinks at The Escapologist
We went for drinks at The Escapologist on Thursday night as my work wife is leaving me! It was such a fun evening; occasions like these always make me miss the camaraderie of being employed full-time. However, taking the long-ass, later train home reminded me why I chose the lifestyle that I lead and I was eminently grateful to get home and get reacquainted with a big bowl of late-night pasta. Working with Chloe was 100% the pick-me-up I needed this year, and I couldn’t be happier that I met this gal this year. Oh, and she’s pretty darn good at Instagram too!
A short break… I’m off to Greece!
We’re heading to Greece on Tuesday morning for five days of blissful relaxation! And, as such, I’m taking the week ‘off’ from Daisybutter. I haven’t had a holiday or break from work since our trip to Hong Kong, and leaving six months between trips is definitely not something I recommend. But it means that I’ll appreciate the trip even more and I’m oh so looking forward to switching off for a stretch of time. I’ll still be on Instagram – of course – but you can expect regular new posts returning on Wednesday 23rd October.
Links I’ve Loved
- These photography backdrops from Capture by Lucy would be a great investment for small businesses or flatlay enthusiasts.
- I really enjoyed this post on Simple & Season all about Kayte’s working week and how she works to 4 hour days.
- If you’re struggling with Instagram, Bronte wrote about redefining success on the app.
- Here’s why every journalist should know the unit economics of their content.
- Yossy wrote about a moment from her weekend that taught her to soften her heart.
- 100% obsessed with Sian’s beautiful, cinematic ode to autumn.
Posts This Week
- 5 Podcasts I’ve Loved Lately
- A Post-Racial UK Doesn’t Exist (Not Right Now, Anyway)
- My Current Gym Membership-Free Fitness Routine
How was your week? Tell me something fun about it!