Saturday Links March 4th

Is anyone else obsessed with This Is Us? I was so excited when Breakfast For Dinner was covering it on their podcast and discussing the episodes – as the UK is running it at the same time as the US. But when they started talking about events that I’d not seen yet (and I am up to date with the UK episodes) I had to rush to pull over so I could skip that segment and not get any spoilers. I’d usually not care, but this show has so many twists and turns that it’s really painful to know what’s coming up.

I had a bit of a shitty week at work. I kept making mistakes and I really hate making mistakes. I’ve had busy jobs before, but I think there are so many different things I’m doing, it’s easy to overlook the details miss over incorrect information. I really hope I do better next week.

Let’s linkie!

Queen blogger Vix is talking about how we need girls that look like us in sex scenes.

I’m obsessed with this cat collar shirt.

Amanda is amazingly honest about diet culture – I completely agree with her.

Would someone please go to Brussels with me?

This is probably the longest I’ve had my hair ever – but I want it a little longer. Franish has some great tips for healthy hair!

Ashley Abroad has visited England and has a great little trip roundup. I really want to go to Sketch…maybe that should be next on my list.

Rosie has been so busy recently, I can barely remember what her lovely face looks like. I’m not surprised she’s been MIA though, she’s had so much going on at work in the hospital!

A bit of a niche video, but I quite liked this interview with Japanese people, asking what they thought of foreign countries. Japanese friends have told me before that the kitchen wrap in the UK is terrible – it made me laugh that a girl listed it as one of the bad things about visiting LA!

Have an awesome weekend!

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!

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