Finding joy in the everyday

Finding joy in the everyday

Sometimes you just have ‘one of those weeks’.  For me, nothing bad has really happened, it’s just been a long week (literally – I’m on my seventh working day straight!) and I’ve had a challenging story taking up much of my time at work.

It’s left me feeling a little weighed down, but instead of getting angry or upset I’m trying to switch off outside of work hours to find the joy in everyday moments…

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Local life: Rutherglen and Corowa

Local life: Rutherglen and Corowa

When Adam and I lived in England, we made a real concerted effort to get out and explore the local area as often as we could. When we moved back to Australia we decided it was something we wanted to keep up.  So, the other day we jumped in the car and headed south…

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Choosing ‘the dress’

Choosing ‘the dress’

Wedding planning started in earnest after Adam and I got engaged last year on account of some of the legalities involved in organising a ceremony in the U.K.

Within a few months we’d locked in a date, venue, spoken to a nearby flower farm about blooms for our day and I’d also secured the services of a local hairdresser and make-up artist. (You can read more about my first few tentative steps into wedding planning here)

What I hadn’t managed to do was try to narrow down the type of wedding dress I wanted…

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Boxes from England

Boxes from England

Last November Adam and I spent a few days sorting through all of English belongings, trying to work out what we wanted to bring back to Australia with us.  Although I hadn’t really acquired all that much, Adam still had a lot of household things that he’d left in Worcestershire, which we inherited back when we moved to England in 2016.

In the end we whittled it down to four big boxes and a suitcase.  Our English life packed up neatly. We farewelled our things and, at the time, found it hard to believe that when we’d be reunited with our stuff again, we’d back in Australia…

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A mid-week celebration

A mid-week celebration

Eating on the couch always feels like a decadent treat.  Plate or bowl balanced on your lap, you can snuggle in and enjoy your meal, normally in my case while binge watching something on Netflix.

Six weeks of eating on the couch is another story… Adam and I sold our dining table before we moved to England and last week our new one was finally delivered.  We hadn’t realised how much we’d missed eating at a proper table and to celebrate we decided to throw a mid-week dinner party…

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How to choose the right workout for you

How to choose the right workout for you

After an almost 18 month hiatus, I returned to the gym last week and boy, did it feel good!

I’d been a regular gym goer in the years leading up to my move to England, but I decided to forgo that part of my weekly routine while I was abroad as I didn’t have the same level of disposable income as I’d had previously and was planning to travel frequently.

I decided to use that break away to take a look at my exercise philosophy and work out what was going to fit in best with lifestyle…

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The travelling wardrobe, at home

The travelling wardrobe, at home

When Adam and I moved to the U.K. I took with me a carefully curated capsule wardrobe, which I hoped would provide me with a solid sartorial base for the months ahead.  It served me remarkably well and apart from a few purchases for work, weather and special occasion purposes, I didn’t deviate far from my ‘travelling wardrobe’.

I’ve been back in Australia a little over a month now and I’ve been a surprised at what I’ve been reaching for time and time again in my wardrobe…

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