Monday, 10 November 2014

Too happy for a Monday...

Monday is enough to fill anyone with dread, especially when your morning begins with a fun-filled kamikaze race, going snail pace on the M4 due to a lorry fire. Speaking of lorries, why does lorry 1 (speed: 50.00001mph) find it worthwhile to overtake lorry 2 (speed: 50mph) on a dual carriageway? Highly frustrating. Any lorry drivers out there, holla, and do explain.

But there's something about a sunny yet crisp Monday morning which makes it hard to be miserable, and how angry can you really be at the world when you have Michael Bublé's Christmas album to keep you company on your slow crawl to work? It's never too early.

It may be November, but I am genuinely the biggest child when it comes to Christmas. It's the only thing that keeps me going through the winter months until I am back basking in the warm sun.

Until then, like a true bear, I get my warmth through hibernation and cups of tea. If I do brave the cold, I have the excitement of choosing which coat, scarf and fur to wear (fake, of course). Maybe I lied, Christmas isn't the only positive, as autumn to winter fashion is my favourite. You can layer to your heart's content and hide from the cold, cold world.

Here are some pictures that have inspired me this morning on Pinterest, to toast up your insides...

Credits: Pinterest

Have a holly, jolly Monday!

Saturday, 8 November 2014

10 Facts About Me

1) Does my name count as a fact? It’s Becca… and I've just turned the ripe old age of 25. Let’s get the basic facts out of the way.

2) I live in Surrey, just outside of London, but I count as London. I do. I have been known to sing “maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner” and wave my oyster card at people who say otherwise. I probably need to accept that this isn't totally true, which is highlighted to me when I attempt to get a black cab home from central (my bank account – ouch).

3) I currently work as an Executive Assistant at a vehicle leasing company. My passion? No. Not exactly what I had planned, or in any way related to my degree, which leads me on to my next fact…

4) I studied Psychology at university, and no, I cannot read your mind. I can’t even get to grips with my own most days.

5) I am addicted to lipstick. These days – yes – I will end up with dark lips every time, without fail. Take me past a MAC counter and I will come away £15.50 poorer, and that's on a good day. But they're all good days when MAC is involved.

6) I love to write, probably quite essential for this whole blog malarkey, and I write and edit for my company’s magazine.

7) I’m a foodie, but my diet isn't for the faint hearted. I’m vegetarian, I don’t eat dairy, I avoid sugar, and hence anyone that knows me will tell you I’m a pain to go to dinner with. Avoid me at all costs. Unless you like vegan restaurants, then I’m your girl.

8) I’m a bit of a health and fitness freak - I hope to include elements of this in this blog. HOUMOUS. There are no words. But if there were, they would be positive. Can I get away with a post on houmous?

9) I wear far too much black. I'm not a goth, my battle for colour is continuous, but I often end up back where I started. In black.

10) Such a cliché, but I am totally addicted to shopping. It’s genuinely a problem. I physically have to restrain myself as the urges just get too much.

So, I guess this is my way of channelling a possible issue of addiction in to something positive? We shall see… might still need to seek help. I’ll keep you updated.