As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I always feel really weird and faint if I go without it. So, instead of picking up something cheap and sugary or healthy but overpriced on my way to work, I’ve made a batch of healthy breakfast muffins for the week.
Having Scottish blood myself, I’ve always wanted to celebrate Hogmanay in Scotland and that’s where I was lucky enough to welcome in 2015. As soon as I was invited to spend New Year’s Eve in Scotland, I was on the hunt for the perfect party dress. However, I really struggled to find anything on the high street that felt special enough and high quality without being overpriced. Instead, I waited until I went home to Somerset for Christmas and hit the independent shops in Frome.
As soon as the nights started to draw in, I was on the look out for the perfect winter coat and I think I’ve found it. I wanted a coat that I could wear to work so it (obviously) had to keep me warm but also be smart and stylish. I’m a fan of the relaxed fit and masculine shape of the ‘boyfriend’ trend and I also have a penchant for anything fluffy so this coat fits the bill.
For the first time since I started work, I had a day off today! My company is moving office so we were given the day off and I took the opportunity to escape to Somerset for a long weekend. We’re putting up the decorations this weekend and it’s the Christmas market in Frome on Sunday so I thought I’d get into the festive spirit by baking some Christmas cupcakes.
Last Sunday my parents ventured to the ‘dark side’ to see Chloe and I. As it was persistently pouring with rain, we took the opportunity to start our Christmas shopping at Spitalfields indoor market and the Renegade Craft Fair. Started up in the USA, the Renegade Craft Fair came to London in 2011 and has returned annually since. The fair is held in the fantastic bright space of the Old Truman Brewery and showcases 100 of the best indie makers and designers in the UK.
I’ve officially entered the real world! It all happened very quickly and I’ve already been living and working in London for three weeks. It was sad to say goodbye to Somerset and move to the big smoke but I’ll be going home frequently to get my country-side fix. Also, moving to London has meant that I haven’t been able to post regularly, and won’t be able to for a while, as I don’t have a camera. I was using my parents’ camera so my posts will have to coincide with seeing them until I can save up to buy my own. Until then, bear with, and I’ll try and update you on my journey into the real world as often as possible.
The other day I made an emergency fashion purchase. Yes, there is such a thing. It was one of those days when you just want to be comfy and nothing special is happening, so you don’t make much of an effort. However, it was then sprung on me that I was going somewhere nice for drinks that evening. Without time to go home and with little choice of shops I ventured into Fat Face.