Lazy Sunday Links 19th February

I’m missing Japan a fair bit today. It happens often. Life was so fun, and I had no responsibilities. I had a place of my own, and an amazing cat.

I attended a photography course yesterday (proper writeup later!) and I just thought the whole time how amazing it was living in Japan and having awesome things to take photos of every day. Here in Cambridge, sure, it’s gorgeous, but because it’s my own culture it’s hard to find the little details that make it unique.

Let’s have some linkies to cheer me up!

Steven’s been to an amazing-looking bakery in Florida and it’s making me hungry for cake.

This studio organised for selfies and instagram photos is amazing. I really need to get a prop shelf…

I look this glimpse into fast food in Saudi Arabia.

I really loved Nicole’s post about saying no. I often feel that I am the person to bend for everyone else all the time, but in the past few weeks I’ve slowly been switching to doing things how I want to do them, thinking that if people take issue, I can review. It’s working really well for me so far – and Nicole’s post has made me feel so much stronger in doing this.

Nicole was also the one who linked to this – a really good post about how we should stop using “girlboss” and be telling young girls they should be THE boss.

OK, who wants to come on a roadtrip holiday to a beach with me? (Reason to click – first photo on the post is a lovely guy in a lovely bath…)

Apparently, the newest New York food craze is raw cookie dough. I wonder if it’ll come over here, too?

These places to eat alone in Basel look so lovely. Perhaps I should book myself a trip…

My two worst things in life are networking and sweating. So what have They come up with? Sweatworking.

If you’ve got an interview coming up, Jade’s got some amazing interview advice for you!

No video today!

Have an awesome Sunday!

Saturday Links 11th February

My time not spent at work right now is spent watching The Good Wife. I love living in this story – and Cary Agos is pretty much my ideal man. Ambitious, funny, kind, and loves his work. Also his face is funny. This season doesn’t have enough of him in. Maybe I should watch Gilmore Girls as well?

Let’s linkie!

As someone who is currently watching Mean Girls 2 (and loving it), I agree – you shouldn’t apologise for loving pop culture.

Tiny home of the week is here! It’s so cosy!

Need a Chinese restaurant for a special occasion in London? Bloomzy has you sorted.

I want to spend a lot of time making my blog stronger, and The Stripe has an amazing “everything you’d ever need to know” post about building a stronger blog.

Warning! Don’t read while hungry! Ashley’s Paris food diary!

This dinosaur dress is amazing and I need it in my life.

If you’re looking for unique places to stay in Tokyo, this list should set you right! I’ve actually stayed in the Keio Plaza before, but not in the Hello Kitty room!

My eyebrow game is not so strong… Luckily I have Style of Colours giving me some tips…

I’d like to end with a video from a blogger friend – she’s made this amazing stop-motion video and I’m cheesy enough to say I’m really proud of her for always being dynamic and coming up with amazing ideas.

Enjoy!

 

 

Lazy Sunday Links 5th February

Last thing I knew, it was Monday morning and I was peeling myself out of bed. Then, suddenly, it was Friday and I was wondering where the whole week went. It really feels like time speeds up the older I get. Life is zipping past my eyes.

I have such a busy week ahead. I have a couple of really big events to run in schools, as well as our annual conference. Just in case I wasn’t sure if I was busy enough already with my job, comedy and blog, I am contemplating starting dating events in Cambridge, too. Why not? (Quietly hyperventilates in the corner).

Let’s linkie!

This week’s tiny home is called The Monacle. It’s soooo pretty!

Bev has been making Boubon biscuits (that didn’t turn out so well…) do you have any recommendations for recipes for her next cookie challenge?

I loved this post about how it feels to live abroad and have a niche that you fit easily into.

When I went on the womens march in London, it was all too clear that it was mainly white people there. New York Cliche has an excellent post on how we as white women must feel uncomfortable with our truth and our privileges. While I don’t think white women should be held responsible for 53% of white women voting for Trump (much in the same way that I wouldn’t hold a random Muslim person responsible for a Muslim extremist’s actions), we do have a responsibility to work with minority groups and understand how their lives are and what we can do to work together.

I read this article on steps to take to be healthier (a lot of them don’t apply to me – soup is OK but I can’t go crazy on it, for example) but one thing I did learn about was oil pulling – a treatment for teeth where you swish oil around your mouth. It sounds so gross.  I had no idea is was a thing!!

If they ain’t chasing, they ain’t wanting” – wise words from Vix, as always!

I love these “man repelling shoes” – they remind me of the time I went on a first date with a guy and I chose to wear a lovely pair of dark green tights. He was deffo repelled!

I decided to be pescatarian. It’s been an easy thing to decide but a difficult thing to execute, seeing as my options are now restricted. Amanda from Rhyme and Ribbons has a lovely vegetarian bourguignon recipe – I’ve bookmarked it to make in the week! (Check out those stats as well – even just one vegetarian day a week would be amazing!)

Harper Honey wrote recently about how toxic unpaid internships are, and I totally agree. It’s disgusting the way people take advantage of young people looking to get their foot in their career. An excellent read.

Have this cute little ditty to help you relax before Monday comes again!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Friday Links January 27th

Who’s a good doggie?

I’ve been SO ill this week. I don’t think I’ve had a cold for a couple of years, but I have had two in a row. It’s the worst luck. I’d better not have another cold for three more years now.

It’s BITTERLY cold here right now as well, so much so I don’t want to cycle anywhere. Can it be spring soon please?

Let’s linkie!

Are you in Dublin and want to go see an amazing show? Massive Hassle’s show sounds SO GOOD!

Recently, I’ve let a couple of things drop out of my life because I just don’t want to prioritise them anymore. Here’s a really good post I read about how to prioritise the things in your life.

I loved this honest post about losing love and changing. It just goes to show, bloggers may put up a front of having amazing lives but you never know what’s going on underneath.

I’ve never been to Chicago, but it certainly looks amazing!

Need more travel? How about 24 hours in Paris, alone?

I LOVE this little hidden bedroom! I bet it feels like a den!

Mary Lane is getting worked up over a first date

I hate the Instagram algorithm. It’s ruining everything for hardworking bloggers.

Beautiful words from my friend Mrs Ralf about being strong when facing the new world changes.

I’ll leave you with this interesting video asking Japanese people if they really are sexless. (The presenter guy really annoys me for some reason, but the video is good).

Have a good weekend!

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