Saturday Links January 21st

I was going to get this done yesterday but I had a date last night that went past my usual one drink, and ended up with us walking around Cambridge in search of a good burger, but all the burger places being full. We ended up in Zizzi’s which was meh but the date went well!

Today, I’ll be going to London to take part in the Women’s March. It’s not necessarily an anti-Trump march, but it’s in support of all women – those who have been attacked, those who get verbally assaulted, those who can’t get the same pay as men in the same position etc. I’m really looking forward to it!

While I march, here’s some links for you to enjoy!

Let’s linkie!

I’ve just started reading Harper’s blog (after seeing her so much in other places!) and I loved this post she wrote about creating gorgeous flower arrangements. I wish I had her creative eye!

This office space is so nice! So bright and fresh.

I’m a little obsessed with Karen’s photography right now – and I’ve totally been using #thewintermovement without knowing where it came from!

Some inspirational words about owning the change ourselves as we go into Trumps America – we can make a difference and we can make a change.

If you like stats and marketing, this link is for you.

If you need some happy fun, these marshmallow pops look SO CUTE!

Lastly, before I head out the door, here is why I am marching today.

Have a great Saturday!

Friday Links Saturday 14th

I have a weakness for fluffy ginger cats.

I was meant to put this out yesterday, but I couldn’t. I…think I had burn out? I’ve been back at work two weeks now, and it’s really busy, so I’ve thought nothing of going home and opening my laptop again to keep working into the evening. Then I had a massive 12 hour day on Wednesday when I started off at 6:45am at a networking event, and I was still working until I tore myself away at 6:45pm. Thursday I felt terrible but yesterday I felt like a lorry had hit me – sick, dizzy and like my head was going to explode.

The thing is, my work doesn’t feel like work because I enjoy it so much and it’s things I would be doing anyway, if I had free time. But I have to be mindful that I have only a certain amount of energy to give and I have to make sure I spread that energy out across the week and not fail again like I did yesterday. I feel I let my bosses, who I admire so much, down.

So, instead of Friday links, here are some lazy Saturday readings for you!

Let’s linkie!

Next weekend, I will be at the London march for women, a march for people who want to stand with women especially in the US, in light of the election of Trump. For Americans, it’s so important to understand that people that have been elected work FOR you and they are not the boss OF you. If you’re American and want to be more engaged with politics all year round, this is a great article on how you can do so.

I’ve started back on online dating – and putting effort into it again. I have to remember, though, that I must not drop my dating standards, but raise them instead.

Christmas is a mere memory now, but I loved Ruby’s memories about teaching Christmas in Japan that I had to share with you. It brought back so many memories of my own.

I got this link through the ever wonderful Nicole, but Harper’s top tips to get ready for 2017 is a really great post and I’ve definitely taken some of those steps on board to set in motion.

If you’re in Cambridge, I am deffo looking for people to help me work through all the food trucks here! I’ve shamefully only ticked off one on this list!

I was so honoured to be on New York Cliché’s list of blogs she’d like to be more like!

I’d like to be a better blogger this year and so I really loved this post on things to do every weekend to help my blog – some really great tips there.

York Minster is such a gorgeous place – if you’re visiting or travelling around the UK I do recommend it!

I’ll leave you with this video about the taboo of talking about salaries. We should look to be more transparent, I think.

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Friday Links January 6th

I always go on Tumblr and just scroll until I find a photo that makes me feel happy and today, one of the people I follow was just posting never ending photos of natto (Japanese fermented soy beans) and egg on rice. I LOVE this stuff. So after the 8th photo I just gave in and chose the one above. True story.

First week back at work has been OK – I have a cold so I’m under the weather. Our events start from tomorrow so it’s been fairly quiet, but it’s going to be so busy for the rest of the month.

Let’s Linkie!

Man says “fuck it”, eats lunch at 10:58 – I can relate.

This post about making our countries safe for refugee women is so important. We really need to be thinking about these things.

This spanish aubergine recipe looks really good!

When the weather gets nice again, I’d love to visit Anglesey Abbey here in Cambridge.

How I would love to have my own place. I can dream…

Millennials are absolutely not materialistic. I think the exact opposite is true.

Want to join a penpal birthday club? It sounds super exciting!

What is a “fuck budget”? Vix has you sorted – because you absolutely need one!

Need some fitness inspiration? I found this post really useful – and have added a whole bunch of the recommendations.

I love this wood and wicker house in London! It’s so cute!

Need some reading recommendations? Here’s such a good list.

Is your Facebook feed full of fake news? Here’s how we can help each other make sure only actual facts are circulated.

Red wine and hot chocolate???

(Rather you than me!)

Have a lovely weekend!

Friday Links December 30th

The other day The Lion King was on tv and I knew ALL of the words – and I mean ALL of them – and was singing and quoting along and my smallest sister who is 18 was rolling her eyes at me like I was SO embarrassing and sad. But I know I’m awesome. The photo above reminded me of when my little brother and I used to sit and watch Disney tapes early on Saturday mornings for hours. Those were good times.

It’s that weird bit in between Christmas and New Years where you’re a bit hazy and every meal, no matter how healthy, is ended with a handful of chocolates. This is how we are rolling. [Read more…]

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