A Week In My Life: Spring Trip

Happy April, friends! How are you doing? How’s life? What’s new? The weather here in London is slowly warming up and spring has arrived for sure. I’ve done a few life updates recently but it’s been a hot min since I’ve shared a week in my life, and I think I mentioned recently that I’ve been wanting to bring back the lifestyle content, so here we are!

We’ve been off school this week and last and last week my fam took a trip to Yorkshire which was super lovely, we did a ton of walking and hiking which we all (especially the pup) enjoyed. We watched loads of movies, played lots of games, and relaxed a bunch… it was so nice to have a break from every day life and to be outside so much too! So here ya go, a week (away with me) in my life!

Sunday

Road trippin’! But okay I actually love car journeys… speeding down the motorway blasting Rhett (iykyk) only stopping for lunch and snacks haha! Didn’t get too many pictures but when we arrived at the cottage we unpacked and watched a movie. We were staying in the most stunning little cottage right on a river, surrounded by rolling fields and sheep… so pretty!

(Didn’t get any pictures from today)

Monday

Today was a super fun start to the week, we drove into the Lake District and walked around a little lake and through a pine forest. We made a pitt stop for coffee and food and then set off on a hike to some caves in an old quarry… we finally found them after over an hour, and they were absolutly stunning! We climbed up to another part of them and lifted up the dog, but then he couldn’t get down so we found a way out through some old mining tunnels which was quite an adventures. All together a pretty funny experience!

caves
oldest bridge in england??

Tuesday

Tuesday morning was a pretty chill one which was sweet. In the afternoon we hiked through a place called Swaledale which had all these old farming buildings that were kinda fun to find! We walked mostly along a river that wound through a valley, and the scenery was absolutly stunning.

Wednesday

Todays hike was a super wet one, but we thrived regardless lol. Again, beautiful scenery, we walked across a couple old viaducts through this valley we were in, which was pretty cool… it’s cray standing so high up in the middle of a valley… the wind was deafening! Cooper also had his first encounter with goats…

me pumped because i made it the whole walk without getting my hair wet
super wet walk

Thursday

By far my favourite day! We did a couple of hikes up hills and had the most breathtaking views over one of the lakes. The second of the two took about half an hour to get to the top but it was so high up that there was a tiny bit of snow… the first snow I’ve seen all year! The highlight of the day though… scroll for sunset pictures <33

yes we were hiding from the wind

Friday

To round up the week, my dad and I hiked out towards the summit of this hill which is known for having nine stacks of stone on top, known as the Nine Standards Rigg. We were short for time before we had to head back to London so we didn’t make it all the way, but it was a lovely walk, and the weather was the best it had been all week! We left the cottage around noon and were back home by sevenish, after having made an all essential trip to starbucks of course 😉

take 500… finally got him to look at the camera

And that’s about it, friends… pretty much everything I got up to last week. Let’s catch up down below… have you been away anywhere recently or gotten up to anything fun at all? I’d love to chat with you!

Art Dump + a Rant

Happy spring, friends! How are you doing? How’s life? How’s the weather? It feels like its been a hot minute… I’ve missed the past couple of Wednesday’s but I thought it would be fun to show you what I’ve been creating recently… I’ve been loving using brighter colours and popping contrasts, I feel like they match my energy at the moment so that’s fun.

I don’t know if you remember but my first post this month was a lil’ life catch up and a few current faves… I felt like I needed to get you guys up to speed on life since I’d been gone for so long haha. At the start of the post I had a little ‘real talk’ section and a few of you mentioned you were fans, so I’m bringing it back for this post… but if you’re not interest in what I have to say just scroll for some cute art 😉 ❤

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Gorgeous, Gorgeous Girls

Gorgeous, gorgeous girls love their body. They love their shape and their curves. Their love their eyebrows and the shape of their lips and the way their ears stick out. They know that bloated stomachs and smile wrinkles and acne and B.O. are normal. They feel confident with their stretch marks and their body hair. They don’t tear themselves down, they build themselves up and fall in love with every wrinkle, every crevice, every mark on their body. They don’t compare themselves to others because they know that everyone is beautiful in their own way. They don’t let the number on the scale have more power over them than the words of their Maker and they see the beauty in their body and in all that it can do and they know that they are fearfully and wonderfully created.

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I’m Back…

Wow, okay, I’m BACK! Friends, it has been a HOT minute!! I totally did not plan to take such a long break… or really any break at all, but sometimes the best things in life aren’t planned, and I can tell you… I reeeally needed a rest from blogging. But I’m back now, and hopefully here to stay!

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Where I Go

I don’t know if it’s the same for you, but I was so glad when 2020 ended. So much had happened that year; so much had changed in ways I never would have imagined or planned. Friend, it got to the end of 2020 and I was SO ready for the year to be over.

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2021: My Year In Pictures

‘This year will not end like last year at all. You have learned to be free. You have learned to stay strong. You have held onto light when the night was too long. You have braved many fears, you have learned a new song and through all of these valleys you have learned to stand tall. This year will not end like last year at all.’ – Morgan Harper Nichols

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Christmassy Week In The Life

(BLOGMAS DAY 12)

Happy Christmas Eve, friend!! Oh my goodness, I can not believe it… this is the end of blogmas! It has been so much fun (exhausting, but fun haha) and honestly I’m so sad that it’s over!

We’ve been off school for a whole week today (ever since last Friday) and my week since then has been pretty packed, so I thought it would be fun to bring you along!

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Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus

(BLOGMAS DAY 11)

Today, I opened the 23rd and second to last door on my Advent calendar and picked out the chocolate heart behind it. Tomorrow is the last day of Advent.

Advent means ‘coming’.

Once upon a time, many years ago, a baby was coming. And that is what we remember at Christmas. We remember the mother’s delight when she found out she was pregnant with a baby boy. We remember the angel’s song of praise as they delivered good news of great joy. We remember the shepherd’s excitement when they saw what they had heard was true. We remember the wise men who travelled long and far because they knew how special the baby was. And we remember and marvel at the miracle of the incarnation; God in human form, come to restore all that was broken.

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Things I’m Thankful For

(BLOGMAS DAY 10)

Happy, happy ALMOST-CHRISTMAS-EVE-THE-DAY-AFTER-TOMORROW, friend!

Eeek, this is like the PEAK of how exciting it can get, without it being the actual day of Christmas of course.

The day after tomorrow is Christmas Eve and the last day of blogmas, and it’s been a good run and SO much fun (I hope you’ve loved it as much as I have!!) so I thought it would be sweet to wrap it all up with a dump of things I’m grateful for.

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