The Weekend Edit #35

The Weekend Edit #35

There is no vlog this week but zero events have occurred. I have spent the week poorly, anxious and attempting to work. In fact, I have done too much work have agreed to take on a lot of new work and now anxious I won't be able to the extra work load. I am my own worse enemy. But! There were some definite positives to this week so I have decided to just focus on those. 

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On Monday, with all my might, I didn't want to go to the pub. I know right. I didn't want to go and drink gin. Not because of the company I was meeting (Laura is one of my faves) I just had no energy to walk there, I felt unwell and I wasn't in the mood to be sociable. All day I kept hoping Laura would text to say something had come up and she couldn't make it. Well, 7pm and I had dragged myself out of the house and walked to the pub where I waited with a book and gin. I of course enjoyed myself and was glad that I went but that is where my current mind set is at. I am in a funk. 

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On Tuesday I spent my first night alone in the house as Michael headed down to London for work. It was exceptionally well timed as a lovely instagram friend sent me some happy mail. She had sent some chocolate, a candle, a book, a note pad, a pen, some lavender oil, a face mask, vitamin D tablets and a cute note. Little things like this mean so much and I spent the night feeling much calmer than I probably would have. I don't know the noises of the new house yet and freaked out when I thought I heard someone walking up the stairs...it was Atticus digging on the landing. 

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On Wednesday morning, I awoke to the news that the East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer had finally been arrested. He was a serial killer, serial rapist and burglar who committed at least 12 murders, more than 50 rapes, and over 100 burglaries in California from 1976 through 1986. Casefile's 3 part story on him was one of the first true crime podcasts I listened to and it was terrifying, I couldn't believe he hadn't been caught and now thanks to DNA he has 40 odd years later. Now all I need is to hear what happened to Madeline McCann and I can rest peacefully. 

 If you'd like to listen the  link is here. 

If you'd like to listen the link is here. 

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On Thursday I uploaded my first interiors post to the blog, we are nearly at the 1 year anniversary and I can't believe this is the first proper inspiration post to go up. I was really proud of it so I hope you enjoyed it and I can't wait for work to start.

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So like I said in the intro I am now properly working on two blogs, this and So You're Getting Married. I have increased my work load and whilst I am enjoying the distraction, the demands of different brands is already a little overwhelming. For this blog I am working with Cox and Cox, The White Company, Late Rooms and a wine company (hello!) this coming month. I just had to make sure I don't take on too much because SYGM is my main blog, my main income and should always be my main priority, I just really enjoy this little space on the internet/instagram and want to see where it can go. 

In the same vein I have been setting myself goals and one of them is to not move back to Stamford, but to buy a second house there, just something small, that can be and Air BnB when we are not there. That is what I am going to look at saving for when we have got this house finished. So no more handbags for me! (Ok, maybe a couple). 

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On Friday a lovely hamper arrived from my godmother for the new house, excited about trying this gin. What would you pair it with tonic/mixer wise? 

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I finished unpacking some boxes and placing bits in new homes only to realise that I am going to have to take them all down when the decorator arrives but the shelves are looking less bare for now. 

As I am writing this up Michael is currently cooking roast beef in our new microwave oven. The aga gets turned off in summer as it pumps out a lot of heat but that is our only cooking source. The aga costs £140 a month to just have on so any months we can have it off is going to help. This is our first time cooking in it and I am not convinced but I will let you know how it goes. We can still use the hot plates on the aga for curry/stir fries/pasta as they only take 10 mins to heat up but the rest of our cooking is going to be done in this oven contraption! 

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Sorry this week hasn't been overly interesting, next week will be I promise! Have a lovely week yourselves and I will see you mid week again with another interiors blog post!