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At the weekend while I was outside walking around a country park, I started reflecting on my life a little, I love how my mind begins to open up when I'm surrounded by peaceful sounds. For a few moments I thought about the things that make me feel joyful. Being outside and wandering around aimlessly can be so good for the soul.

I was with my guy and we were talking about the things that were going on in our lives, dreaming about our plans for the future and how we wished we had a little dog with us on our walk. It's one of the simplest ways to recharge my mind. We were lucky that the sun came out for us, when we want to get outside and go for a walk it's usually raining and cloudy. It was just right, no muddy paths and puddles. We even treated ourselves to an ice cream on the way home.

Sometimes the simple things are the best. I like to give myself time to do the little things that make me happy and find the everyday joys in life because not everyday can be a Saturday. Embracing the good things we have makes the incredible things in life even better.


 Everyday things that bring me joy


My morning cup of coffee
It's my everyday ritual. Even the smell of it in the morning wakes me up from my sleepy haze.

Good company
Surrounding myself with my favourite people always makes me happy. There is nothing better than hanging out with wonderful humans who make you smile, laugh and have great stories to tell.

Being outside
Sometimes I think I was a hippie in a past life. I love to walk barefoot on the soft grass, make daisy chains in the garden and explore the earth. I feel so content when I'm outside and connected to the world.

Wearing my favourite necklace
A simple little necklace I bought on a market stall one day has become my favourite piece of jewellery, it's simple and pretty and I love how I feel when I wear it.

Cooking fresh wholesome food
It feels so good to wash fresh fruit and cut up vegetables to make something delicious and nourishing. I try to do this as much as I can even when life can get a bit busy. I have grown to enjoy cooking and I love how I feel after eating good food.

Going for walks
Slowing down and moving my body gently is a simple way I like to look after myself. Walking in the park, in the city or in the countryside. I'll walk anywhere with good views.

Looking back at old photos
I love looking back at old photos. They hold so many memories and bring me back to when they were taken. I'm reminded of why I stopped to take that photo and how it was important enough for me to capture that moment in time.

Pistachio ice cream
And anything pistachio flavoured. It's hands down my favourite flavour of ice cream and chances are if it's got pistachios in it I will love it. One of my favourite treats on a summers day.

Dogs, dogs and dogs
Can you tell I love dogs? I always have to stop and watch a cute one when I see them. They make me feel happy inside and I can't wait for the day I have one of my own.

Summer sunsets
I adore this time of year. Those quiet moments as the sun is going down after a beautifully warm day. The vibrant colours of the sky is enough to fill you up inside.

What little things bring you joy? 



This post is in collaboration with Lighthouse Clothing.


Things That Bring Me Joy

28.6.17

Jacket c/o Lighthouse

At the weekend while I was outside walking around a country park, I started reflecting on my life a little, I love how my mind begins to open up when I'm surrounded by peaceful sounds. For a few moments I thought about the things that make me feel joyful. Being outside and wandering around aimlessly can be so good for the soul.

I was with my guy and we were talking about the things that were going on in our lives, dreaming about our plans for the future and how we wished we had a little dog with us on our walk. It's one of the simplest ways to recharge my mind. We were lucky that the sun came out for us, when we want to get outside and go for a walk it's usually raining and cloudy. It was just right, no muddy paths and puddles. We even treated ourselves to an ice cream on the way home.

Sometimes the simple things are the best. I like to give myself time to do the little things that make me happy and find the everyday joys in life because not everyday can be a Saturday. Embracing the good things we have makes the incredible things in life even better.


 Everyday things that bring me joy


My morning cup of coffee
It's my everyday ritual. Even the smell of it in the morning wakes me up from my sleepy haze.

Good company
Surrounding myself with my favourite people always makes me happy. There is nothing better than hanging out with wonderful humans who make you smile, laugh and have great stories to tell.

Being outside
Sometimes I think I was a hippie in a past life. I love to walk barefoot on the soft grass, make daisy chains in the garden and explore the earth. I feel so content when I'm outside and connected to the world.

Wearing my favourite necklace
A simple little necklace I bought on a market stall one day has become my favourite piece of jewellery, it's simple and pretty and I love how I feel when I wear it.

Cooking fresh wholesome food
It feels so good to wash fresh fruit and cut up vegetables to make something delicious and nourishing. I try to do this as much as I can even when life can get a bit busy. I have grown to enjoy cooking and I love how I feel after eating good food.

Going for walks
Slowing down and moving my body gently is a simple way I like to look after myself. Walking in the park, in the city or in the countryside. I'll walk anywhere with good views.

Looking back at old photos
I love looking back at old photos. They hold so many memories and bring me back to when they were taken. I'm reminded of why I stopped to take that photo and how it was important enough for me to capture that moment in time.

Pistachio ice cream
And anything pistachio flavoured. It's hands down my favourite flavour of ice cream and chances are if it's got pistachios in it I will love it. One of my favourite treats on a summers day.

Dogs, dogs and dogs
Can you tell I love dogs? I always have to stop and watch a cute one when I see them. They make me feel happy inside and I can't wait for the day I have one of my own.

Summer sunsets
I adore this time of year. Those quiet moments as the sun is going down after a beautifully warm day. The vibrant colours of the sky is enough to fill you up inside.

What little things bring you joy? 



This post is in collaboration with Lighthouse Clothing.



Life is full of ups and downs. Your relationships can be thriving while your work life is an uphill battle. You can try to balance everything as much as possible but sometimes you need to let something fall and steadily pick it back up when it feels right.

Lately I have found myself in the middle of some negative environments and it does put a dark cloud over my head and I can feel myself getting sucked in. I began to worry about everything and it took up a lot of space in my head. I felt emotional and drained. Slowly it all started to fade away and I started to feel more like myself and most importantly more positive and happier.

I know it's not realistic to be happy all day every day just like I can't be sad all the time. Where there is good, there is bad. It comes hand in hand. The way you choose to look at it is what truly counts. I will always choose the brighter side and do what I can to feel that way.

I decided to write down a few ways to make those negative thoughts go away so that I can look back at this when I fall back into that headspace at some point in the future. I also want to share them with you, in case you ever need some words to get you through the day. Don't let it steal your joy.

Five Ways To Let Go Of Negativity 

Breathe 
Let it all out. Any time, anywhere. Remove yourself from everything around you that doesn't feel good and breathe. 

Think of something good
When you are in that negative mind and you feel like you are surrounded by bad vibes, think of something good. Be thankful for the people in your life, the food on your table and the roof over your head. Think about how you can turn it around and put a positive spin on it. Attract the good by thinking about it. 

Take a break
I haven't been in the right mindset or felt inspired to blog the last couple of weeks (months!), so I took a break. I gave myself some time to enjoy the little things and not force anything I didn't want to do. Even a couple of hours binge watching Netflix can be the break you need to escape the world for a while. 

Let it out 
Speak to someone about how you feel or write it down in a notebook. Let your thoughts and feelings come to the surface. You might be surprised what comes out and what advice you will get back. Let it all go, cry, scream or laugh. Reflect and release it from your mind.

Look forward
If it's bothering you today, chances are it won't even cross your mind in a couple of weeks or months. There are so many bright and positive days ahead. You can make them all happen. Start with planning a day out doing something you love or a trip away somewhere new. 

Build a positive and happy future for yourself. You deserve it.


Letting go of negative vibes

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Life is full of ups and downs. Your relationships can be thriving while your work life is an uphill battle. You can try to balance everything as much as possible but sometimes you need to let something fall and steadily pick it back up when it feels right.

Lately I have found myself in the middle of some negative environments and it does put a dark cloud over my head and I can feel myself getting sucked in. I began to worry about everything and it took up a lot of space in my head. I felt emotional and drained. Slowly it all started to fade away and I started to feel more like myself and most importantly more positive and happier.

I know it's not realistic to be happy all day every day just like I can't be sad all the time. Where there is good, there is bad. It comes hand in hand. The way you choose to look at it is what truly counts. I will always choose the brighter side and do what I can to feel that way.

I decided to write down a few ways to make those negative thoughts go away so that I can look back at this when I fall back into that headspace at some point in the future. I also want to share them with you, in case you ever need some words to get you through the day. Don't let it steal your joy.

Five Ways To Let Go Of Negativity 

Breathe 
Let it all out. Any time, anywhere. Remove yourself from everything around you that doesn't feel good and breathe. 

Think of something good
When you are in that negative mind and you feel like you are surrounded by bad vibes, think of something good. Be thankful for the people in your life, the food on your table and the roof over your head. Think about how you can turn it around and put a positive spin on it. Attract the good by thinking about it. 

Take a break
I haven't been in the right mindset or felt inspired to blog the last couple of weeks (months!), so I took a break. I gave myself some time to enjoy the little things and not force anything I didn't want to do. Even a couple of hours binge watching Netflix can be the break you need to escape the world for a while. 

Let it out 
Speak to someone about how you feel or write it down in a notebook. Let your thoughts and feelings come to the surface. You might be surprised what comes out and what advice you will get back. Let it all go, cry, scream or laugh. Reflect and release it from your mind.

Look forward
If it's bothering you today, chances are it won't even cross your mind in a couple of weeks or months. There are so many bright and positive days ahead. You can make them all happen. Start with planning a day out doing something you love or a trip away somewhere new. 

Build a positive and happy future for yourself. You deserve it.



There is nothing better than going to a good cafe in the afternoon. I feel most content when I'm in a place I can relax with a cup of coffee. At the Easter weekend, my guy and I got in the car and drove to Hornsea for the afternoon. It's become one of my favourite places to go when I'm in Yorkshire. Everyone is so friendly, there are always dogs running around and the views are quite lovely. The town is lined with little cottages and dreamy houses, I do love a pretty house.

As we arrived, there were ducks, geese and swans on the Mere fighting against the wind. Nobody was out in the row boats on the Mere that day but I would love to go out in one someday, maybe when the water is still and the sun is warm. We walked past the little gift shop and round the corner to The Mere Cafe.

It is a simple and cute little cafe with fairy lights and bunting all around the windows and little flowers on every table. We shared a little treat with our coffee, the pistachio and raspberry cake is one of my favourites. The sun was beaming through the window so perfectly and I could feel the warmth on my face as I overlooked the mini golf course. We often dream about having our own cafe or coffee shop one day, we'd love to have a little dog friendly one serving some good, wholesome food and delicious coffee. Maybe one day.

We then went for a walk along the seaside. The wind was strong but it felt so good to breathe in the fresh sea air. Whenever I'm on the east coast looking out at the sea I do stop for a moment and think about how there is nothing out there for miles and miles until you get to another country like Denmark. I think I could be quite happy living by the sea.

Hornsea is a charming little seaside town that I know I'll visit again and again. I'd love to keep exploring more of Yorkshire, little towns and places like this to discover. Where do you love to go in Yorkshire?

An Afternoon at Hornsea Mere

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There is nothing better than going to a good cafe in the afternoon. I feel most content when I'm in a place I can relax with a cup of coffee. At the Easter weekend, my guy and I got in the car and drove to Hornsea for the afternoon. It's become one of my favourite places to go when I'm in Yorkshire. Everyone is so friendly, there are always dogs running around and the views are quite lovely. The town is lined with little cottages and dreamy houses, I do love a pretty house.

As we arrived, there were ducks, geese and swans on the Mere fighting against the wind. Nobody was out in the row boats on the Mere that day but I would love to go out in one someday, maybe when the water is still and the sun is warm. We walked past the little gift shop and round the corner to The Mere Cafe.

It is a simple and cute little cafe with fairy lights and bunting all around the windows and little flowers on every table. We shared a little treat with our coffee, the pistachio and raspberry cake is one of my favourites. The sun was beaming through the window so perfectly and I could feel the warmth on my face as I overlooked the mini golf course. We often dream about having our own cafe or coffee shop one day, we'd love to have a little dog friendly one serving some good, wholesome food and delicious coffee. Maybe one day.

We then went for a walk along the seaside. The wind was strong but it felt so good to breathe in the fresh sea air. Whenever I'm on the east coast looking out at the sea I do stop for a moment and think about how there is nothing out there for miles and miles until you get to another country like Denmark. I think I could be quite happy living by the sea.

Hornsea is a charming little seaside town that I know I'll visit again and again. I'd love to keep exploring more of Yorkshire, little towns and places like this to discover. Where do you love to go in Yorkshire?

Love for the countryside


As soon as I arrive in Scotland I feel at home. It was my first home and where I spent my earliest days on this earth. Calmness washes over me even while sitting in the car on my way to my Grandparents house. It's so quiet and all you can see is one road in the distance in between fields and hills. 

It was my Grandparent's Golden Anniversary that weekend, all my family came together so that we could celebrate. In between the family gatherings I embraced being back in Aberdeenshire. Back in the country. 

I remember visiting a couple of times a year when I was younger. My little sister and I would go out and play in the park across the road from my Grandparents' house for hours. Go for bike rides around the school playground. It felt safe out there compared to the busy roads at home. We would miss it when we were back at home. My Mum and her siblings were so lucky to spend their childhood there. Where the air is crisp and still.


Reflecting and recharging


Being away in the countryside for the long weekend gave me the chance to slow down and take a break away from every day life. When I'm in the countryside I can't help but take it easy, it's so peaceful and slow paced. A perfect time to use those few days to recharge and spend some quality time with my family. I was overdue a break away.

In the last few years when I come back here I reflect on where I am in my life and think about all the things that have changed since I was last there. Quite a lot has changed since I was last there over two years ago, sometimes when you are always on the go you forget how all the little things you do in your daily life can make a huge difference over time. Slowing down is good for the mind and body.



A slow lived life


I try to adopt slow living every day where I can. Quiet Sunday mornings, taking my time to wake up, make breakfast and savour the simple things in life. An hour in the evening with a cup of tea and a book. Life is a little better when I slow down. I become more mindful and focus on the things that matter most to me. It reminds me not to get too consumed by the little things that can hinder my happiness.

Walking around the countryside gave me a few hours to embrace slowness and be mindful. I thought about how I can live a slower and more simple life. Every day I'm learning about what works for me. Finding ways to be more conscious. Devoting time and energy to what is close to my heart so I can live a life full of freedom and joy.

Slow living can be what you make it and it can be so good for us. How do you bring slow living into your every day life?

Slowing Down In The Countryside

23.4.17

Love for the countryside


As soon as I arrive in Scotland I feel at home. It was my first home and where I spent my earliest days on this earth. Calmness washes over me even while sitting in the car on my way to my Grandparents house. It's so quiet and all you can see is one road in the distance in between fields and hills. 

It was my Grandparent's Golden Anniversary that weekend, all my family came together so that we could celebrate. In between the family gatherings I embraced being back in Aberdeenshire. Back in the country. 

I remember visiting a couple of times a year when I was younger. My little sister and I would go out and play in the park across the road from my Grandparents' house for hours. Go for bike rides around the school playground. It felt safe out there compared to the busy roads at home. We would miss it when we were back at home. My Mum and her siblings were so lucky to spend their childhood there. Where the air is crisp and still.


Reflecting and recharging


Being away in the countryside for the long weekend gave me the chance to slow down and take a break away from every day life. When I'm in the countryside I can't help but take it easy, it's so peaceful and slow paced. A perfect time to use those few days to recharge and spend some quality time with my family. I was overdue a break away.

In the last few years when I come back here I reflect on where I am in my life and think about all the things that have changed since I was last there. Quite a lot has changed since I was last there over two years ago, sometimes when you are always on the go you forget how all the little things you do in your daily life can make a huge difference over time. Slowing down is good for the mind and body.



A slow lived life


I try to adopt slow living every day where I can. Quiet Sunday mornings, taking my time to wake up, make breakfast and savour the simple things in life. An hour in the evening with a cup of tea and a book. Life is a little better when I slow down. I become more mindful and focus on the things that matter most to me. It reminds me not to get too consumed by the little things that can hinder my happiness.

Walking around the countryside gave me a few hours to embrace slowness and be mindful. I thought about how I can live a slower and more simple life. Every day I'm learning about what works for me. Finding ways to be more conscious. Devoting time and energy to what is close to my heart so I can live a life full of freedom and joy.

Slow living can be what you make it and it can be so good for us. How do you bring slow living into your every day life?

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