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5 Things You Can Do Right Now To Make Friends

I think that meeting new friends as an adult is probably one of the hardest things we do. It’s not like you’re in school and are put together with people – and the people we’re put together with at work aren’t always people we could approach to become friends with.

Cambridge is a strange place. Big enough to have a lot going on, but small enough to feel like a village. Everyone knows everyone else, and once you’ve made a few connections, you’re sorted. But it’s taking those first few steps and getting those first connections that is the hardest.

I’ve written about this before, but having spoken with people recently about what they can do right now to help them make more friends, I thought it’d be worth writing about it again. [Read more…]

How to be Frugal, Yet Fabulous

Coat – Primark / Dress – George at Asda (bought on eBay for £4 / Shoes – New Look (bought on eBay for £4) / Bag – Accessorize

As I mentioned last week, over the past year I have had to really live frugally. I made the decision in 2014 to switch from my well paid, but not interesting role as a PA to doing things I actually like. This started with me being a recruiter, then as an apprenticeship recruiter and now in my current job. Although I have worked myself up to a good salary now, it has taken time, and especially as the recruitment jobs were commission-based.

I don’t think I appreciated my good salaries when I was in Japan and Germany. It took quite a while to learn to be frugal again, though not wanting to revert back to my student days of eating omelettes and beans every day! [Read more…]

My Plan to Better Myself

Jumper – SimplyBe* (Exact), Leggings – SimplyBe* (out of stock)

For a long while I’ve not been happy with who I am and have wanted to improve. Longterm readers of the blog will know that I have struggled to re-adjust to life back in the UK and while it’s been well over 2 years since I’ve been back, I do feel still less of a person than I was when I lived abroad. I feel I’ve lost my edge, my confidence. While I love my job now and can’t imagine being anywhere else, my journey up until this point has been one of lots of struggle through challenging situations. The result is that I have really low self confidence, and I’m constantly scared that the nice situation I’m in right now will disappear if I make a tiny mistake. [Read more…]

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!

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