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Health & Fitness
Guys, I’ve made it, I went to the Chelsea Flower Show. I marvelled at garden furniture I can only hope to afford one day, I saw celebrities, I drank delicious white wine, I said “I think I’m a bit underdressed” several times, and I got mistaken for somebody important once; I even went on a slide (but not before having a briefing on how, precisely, to slide). It was pretty marvellous, and everything was bloody beautiful.
This week it’s #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, a week designed to educate, raise awareness, and break the stigma around mental health issues. • • I find this sort of things really difficult to talk about. I’m the sort of person that will loudly whinge and whine if I have a headache, but won’t say a word about anything bothering me to my core. Around a year and a half ago, something in my head clicked. I started to suffer with bizarre physical symptoms and became horribly uncomfortable in situations that had never phased me. I eventually realised I was suffering with #anxiety, and as I result I’ve had to change my lifestyle in an attempt to keep it at bay. I’m far from the only person who has dealt with this, and perhaps writing down how it all happened will help someone else figure out what’s going on with them, or simply let them know they aren’t alone. Suffering with a mental health problem is NOT a sign of weakness, getting on with life when it feels like your own body is working against you is surely nothing but strength. Anyway, link is very nervously placed in bio, please be nice 🌴
The wisteria hysteria continues on instagram, must be all this sunshine, amirght!? • • Friyay is probably my favourite day of the week. Work is fairly chill, my colleagues and I always buy burritos for lunch (creatively named ‘Burrito Fridays’) and at about 3pm the “pub?” texts start coming through. This weekend is super busy and full of seeing friends I haven’t seen in far too long. Have a wonderful day folks ✌️
HAPPY FREAKING BANK HOLIDAY BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE. I’m honestly not the moodiest shit in north London, I had just popped a piece of pineapple in my mouth as my boyfriend took this. • • I’ve had a cracking few days. A BBQ, plenty of booze, a picnic, walks in the sunshine, and even a cheeky swim 🏊🏻♀️ If the weather could now just stay this way for the rest of the summer I will remain the happiest little bean ☀️ 🦆🌻
It’s gone 9pm on a Sunday, and another week has bitten the dust. • • Today was Rai’s name day. For those that don’t know, it’s a fairly common thing throughout Europe, and it’s kind of like a birthday for your name. To celebrate, I cooked him a three course meal that began with this prawn & avocado salad and it was 👌 • • I’m now in serious wind down mode, hoping to not become another victim of the Sunday night insomnia. Westworld is on, a cup of tea has been made, my hair has been washed, and sadly, my alarm is on. Let’s do this Monday 💪
Forever accidentally looking like a goth because I have long, dark hair 🙄 To be fair, my insistence on almost always wearing dark clothes probably doesn’t do me any favours! • • I’m so happy it’s Friday tomorrow. This week has been frightfully busy and, just as I thought my brain was on my side, a random bout of insomnia has knocked me off my feet. To say I’m exhausted is an understatement. My gym routine has slightly gone out of the window (because I’m knackered and extremely busy, NOT unmotivated 💪), but otherwise, it’s been a productive week. Thank fuck I can freely knock back wine tomorrow night because it’s Fuck it Friday (yup, nicked that from a book I just finished). Freedom has never tasted so fruity.
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