For some reason, I’ve felt completely all over the place this week. Part of me thinks, knows, it’s because of the surge in COVID-19 cases in the UK, but I’ve just been feeling generally down and not myself. Even so, shower thoughts on Wednesday evening led me to pen this week’s Sense of Self post. So it isn’t all bad! I stupidly managed to run out of masks earlier this week, too, which means I’ve been homebound since Tuesday. Oddly enough, it’s been soul-nurturing and kinda needed? Any excuse to try out the new vegan Domino’s offerings!
This week, I also finally got round to updating the Daisybutter manifesto.
Daisybutter is a cosy space where I let thoughts spill, a home for modern myth-making and to jot down the treasurable moments of each day; all steeped in a dash of magic-seeking folklore. It’s a place for those seeking endlessly to do good and be better.Welcome to the fold。
I’m sure you’ll all agree that 2020 has been incredibly pivotal for many of us, and that definitely applied to the blog. With the new manifesto and branding(!!) comes a refreshed intention to always do good and be better. That means more meaningful posts – albeit not more frequent – and a commitment to tell authentic, beautiful stories. I’m hoping we’ll have a better balance of posts here, always underscored by this weekend-ly Sundaze series.
We got Ring Fit Adventure!
On payday a few weeks(?) ago I finally invested in Ring Fit Adventure for my Switch! We’ve had so much fun getting to grips with it, and it does offer a surprisingly good workout. I really don’t feel comfortable with heading back to the gym just yet, and so to complement my weekly yoga, Pilates and Barre classes, I thought I’d add this in. In short, you play Ring Fit Adventure by journeying through story mode and jogging on the spot. Along the way, you take part in Fit Battles where you do reps of different exercises to ‘fight’. And the next thing you know, you’ve hit 100 reps!
Making (slow) writing progress
Although both my reading and writing inspiration pots seem to fill and deplete at different paces, I’m making some slow writing process. It’s so rewarding to spend time fleshing ideas out in my writing journal and then seeing little milestones as the words spill out onto pixelated paper. Now that I’m committing to more quality blog posts rather than keeping to a schedule, I hope to make even more progress. Watch. This. Space.
Is Mercury in retrograde…?
I had a brilliant yoga practice with Lily on Thursday morning, and we got to chatting about all things starry and slightly woo. Like I said, I haven’t been feeling myself lately and we laughed about how we’re both instantly all: ‘when is my Saturn return’ and ‘is Mercury in retrograde’ whenever we feel a little off. As woo as it may sound, I feel pretty grateful and content in how in-tune I usually am with my own mind and body. That’s so important, don’t you think?
Links I’ve Loved
- The inimitable Stephanie Yeboah’s book is officially out! I received my preorder copy last week and can’t wait to read it. Get your copy here.
- The Dream Job Is Dead. Did It Ever Really Exist? via refinery29 UK
- I enjoyed Anika’s post about her top 10 ‘auto-buy’ authors. It definitely got me thinking about my own auto-buy authors!
- My fellow Taylor Swift fangirl Natalie has been sharing the most magical Folklore-inspired photo series on Instagram – here’s the full round-up.
- At a time where I feel at a total crossroads, this post by Sophie Cliff a.k.a. The Joyful Coach made me feel so valid and seen.
- Not to toot my own horn, but I got round to updating my Animal Crossing: New Horizons island story. Read it here.
- Cindy blogged about dried floral nails. And they are everything.
- 5 Things to Love About September via The Honey Print
How was your week? And, British readers, how are you doing in the wake of the updated guidelines? Stay safe all x