Kate

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  “You’ll love it! I’ve paid the deposit, let’s just go… please?”. You might remember my friend S, who encourages me to adventure all the time. I’m also convinced she might be the death of me given some of the things she somehow persuades me to do. This time, it was staying on a traditional Gulet in Turkey. Begrudgingly I said yes, with ‘you can always cancel‘ hovering quite firmly at the back of my mind. As the days rolled by, our departure date drawing closer, work was intensifying and if nothing else I needed the break. I had some misconceptions about Turkey, and wasn’t all that keen on sharing a tiny room with strangers, but if I’d known what I know now, you’d never have been able to stop me from going to Turkey; spoiler alert – it’s my favourite ever holiday. Our travel time to Turkey saw us land in…

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Autumn is an absolutely maddening time of year for me. I absolutely love it – I think, it’s probably safe to say its my favourite part of the year; There are SO many things I like about it, in fact I have a few key favourite things; 1 – Fairy lights and candles. Darker evenings? No problem at all, time just to get cosy and chill out. 2 – Big, cosy throws – sod the heating, its the perfect time to pile up under blankets. 3 – A large glass of red wine whilst it rains outside (Side note: this is how I know I’m old because this is approx 1000x more appealing than going out on a Saturday is to me now!) 4 – Knitwear. I’m not a huge fan of my figure anyway but I do love the opportunity autumn presents to throw on a softer-than-butter chunky knit…

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  It’s a strange old world this blogging stuff. I love having a creative outlet, especially one where I can share photos – probably the part of blogging I love most, but from time to time, there’s so many external politics in blogging. For those not in the know, there was a recent ‘scandal’ within the blogging community whereby one of the company’s providing themes to numerous bloggers allegedly installed some ‘other stuff’ (I have no idea about the technical complexities behind this) behind the scenes. I checked my Domain Authority (I have no idea about the technical complexities behind this) and saw that my meagre 20, had dropped six points to 14. Great. I didn’t know much about the inner workings of these things, just that They Were Not Good, and definitely something to bemoan on my Twitter timeline, alongside everyone else complaining about the same problems. I put…

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It’s been ages since I did a reading post. For me, curling up with a good book and a hot chocolate is simply one of the best ways to indulge in a little self-care in order to really tune the world out. Last year I was thrilled when I surpassed my target of 20 books and hit 42, and this year I’m challenging myself to a hefty 65! I really enjoy writing book reviews, although there is a bit of a constant theme around the genre – I’m particularly fond of psychological thrillers; Hels and I often laugh that our Amazon recommended books are always sub-headed with “The perfect psychological thriller for fans of Girl on a Train and Gone Girl” or our other favourite “A shocking thriller with a twist you won’t see coming!” Let’s get down to what I’ve read this year so far, shall we? A Single Breath…

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Whether you’re a parent, a city high-flier, a hard-working student (or maybe you’re even all three!), it’s often impossible to carve out some time for ourselves. When we do carve out time for ourselves, there seems to be a really shit culture that we should feel bad for being what’s perceived as ‘self-indulgent’. This can then put us off any form of self-care, because of course, the ensuing guilt we feel afterwards ultimately negates the act of self-care in the first place, causing it to get further and further down the list of priorities. Sometimes it’s because we feel that we should be utilising that spare time to spend more time with the kids; perhaps you feel like you don’t spend enough time with them as it is, or maybe when you take that all-important break from work, you spend your day off thinking about what you didn’t complete before you…

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  My trip of a lifetime in 2017 was hands down one of – if not the best – experience of my life. I wrote about hiking volcanos at sunrise, running through jungles, relaxing in the heart of Ubud, drinking all of the wine in the Yarra wine valleys but there’s a particularly special part of the trip that I didn’t tell you about – which was visiting some very special residents in Singapore.

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Oh hi there :), Sorry for the slight gap in content; I could tell you that work has been busy, that I’m working on other projects taking up my time (semi-true, I suppose), or I could tell you the truth, which is that I am probably in the midst of one of the worst depressive spells I’ve had in the last few years. I deliberated whether or not to write this, but with blogs and social media, it’s so easy to give this persona that we’re all fine, and writing this blog in it’s new niche of self-care, I want to show that sometimes self-care can be used a preventative measure; maybe it helps stave off a depressive spell, or gets you out of a spiral – but that it also can help you when you’re in the thick of it, and today I’m writing it all out as despite…

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  When we say self-love and self-care, these ideas encompass a range of things; for some its a nice hot bath with a luxury bath bomb. For others its a Sunday afternoon roast with a large glass of red. Maybe its shutting your bedroom door and not leaving all day until you’ve finished the book you downloaded that morning.

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