Let’s level with each other, I don’t do January. I 100% don’t even consider “Dry” January as even a concept and Veganuary – can just veg off. Basically, if I had a choice I would “winter” like a classic Victorian lady throughout January and just go and chill out in a penthouse somewhere reading and drinking expensive red wine, or I’d be lazing on a beach getting both types of vitamin D but alas, someone (moi) still hasn’t become as wealthy as she was born to be and thus, had to suffer like everyone else. How have you lot survived January?
I won’t bore you with “new year, new me shit” as I assure you it’s “New year, old me, new crap.” but I am certainly excited about the upcoming months and I shall be keep you all informed.
I’ve seen the light!
For regular updates, I am always sharing stories on my Instagram feed like the image below (Stokie street art at it’s finest) and, due to popular demand (all two of you) I am finally going to stop being such a crazy reclusive cat lady, and get my ass on Youtube. I am forewarning you now, it will be sweary, ranty and basically just me having a laugh- pretty much like this blog. It will also allow me to bring back the Feminist weekly round up and “History, Ahoy!” content that I love doing soooo much but find hard to put to together between you know, the glamour of my life (Ahem)
I mentioned in a previous post my love affair with the British brand “Shrimps” and my disappointing sample sale experience (Lesson: I need to move faster, I was not sample sale “Fit”) So I am happy to say I finally found and purchased a Shrimps “Frenchie” coat. It took many Months of trawling the internet but finally I acquired one at a complete steal. I love it. I wore it out and people actually stopped me just to stroke it. It owns me and not I own it, and I’m cool with that.
Have any of you made any mad purchases already this January? I am not going to lie to you, I haven’t had success in all of my recent shopping adventures – I also brought a soup maker to make eating healthy easier but it broke after 4 days (scrap that blog review) so now I am manically making vegetarian meals to avoid wasting the soup ingredients that all appear to go off at the same time – recipes welcomed!
Roll on February!
Et voila, She returns! The blogger that no one has missed. Except you, Mum, thanks for sticking with me. Anyho, the not-quite-self-imposed-but kinda-works-as-a “Summer sabbatical” is done. Summer is also done. Eurgh, where does the bloody time go? I’d only just managed to attend one free PT session in a valiant attempt to get my summer body sorted before summer is already bloody over. Proves my point, leave that shiz to instagram fitspo people and that one perfect girl in the office who we all know wakes up to bird song and has woodland animals help her get dressed. Let their 8 packs glisten in the sun. The rest of us should focus on retaining a fully maintained human body with a leaning toward emergency “winter body” settings if required. Winter is coming after all.
Why the blogging break? I just needed a bit of time away for the internet – I don’t mean cold turkey *shudders and clutches laptop close*
I work as a Digital PR and in marketing so the internet literally became my life and I needed to take a break from my 15.6 inch screen (I’m packing, yo!) in my spare time and go out into the world. Turns out going out into the world, whilst undoubtedly fun, can still be stumped by the siren call of a good book. So I have found I have managed to remove a few books from the top of my reading pile (albeit, adding more during that process, ahem) and I may have potentially eaten more cheese than one would consider sensible. Who that one person is, I don’t wanna know. They don’t sound like my kinda person.
This reading malarkey has really helped me get all inspired so hopefully, this will be the season of more positive changes, creative ones. I also intend on completing a digital book group project so I will reveal more about that little number soon, but recommendations for things to read, no matter how random they are, most welcomed!
Finally, I’m also in the process of quitting smoking – which is easier said than done, trust me, and I chronicle (snort, replace “Chronicle” with “ramble on about”) my switching from smoking to vaping adventure over on the Vape AYR blog. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll begin to contemplate sandwiches on a whole new level but I won’t give too many spoilers away!
Just a quick chat up but let’s catch up soon, yeah? I’ve miss ya’ll.
Anyone who has been reading this blog for a while (Mwah! <3) will know that I adore a Gif. Love ’em…Want to marry them and set up a little farmstead with the cats, kinda love them. Therefore, you will understand my absolute delight, my sheer glee, at the thought that I have just made my very own Gif.
This may be one of the greatest moments of my life. I don’t care what you think. It’s on par with the time I had a perfect cup of tea in Sixth form. It was the perfect drinking temperature and it worth the bollocking I got in form when I was late – turns out “having the best cup of tea of your life” isn’t a good enough reason to be late for form, or the fact that it’s held in a room on the fourth floor, pft! I think we both know who was correct in that argument.
Now, excuse my gifs beauty (Anyone else a huge DragRace fan? – We so need to talk about this) ….I am happy to present my Gif. I can’t claim anything ownership of the images or people but I pasted some text over it because I am an artist and this is what creative people do on a Friday evening.
If you want to make your own I recommend going to giphy and using their editor. It’s literally internet magic, or if you’re old enough, rather like a better version of Microsoft “paint”.
Now please, let me know what else you are getting up this weekend. I myself will be making more “Art”. Now fly, fly my pretties and throw digital shade with this beautiful gif: http://gph.to/2qnY5Hu
Super quick update as I have a few long winded posts I will make live in the next week but I just wanted to share a few bits and bobs with you. Some of you may know that I work in digital marketing and digital PR. As it is a bit of a niche subject I go to the trouble of discussing what digital PR actually is over on the Drum website, because I like to teach people and most of all, I adore the sound of my own voice – even if it is just people reading the article in my voice.
I also pop up one of their Vox pop discussions about how much control we should give influencers in our influencer marketing efforts. You know me, always available to give an opinion so I was happy to do it. Delightfully, the amount of messages I’ve received following this article has been fabulous, albeit mostly people asking me what hair dye I use.
I am a natural orange thank you very much.
Let me know your thoughts and questions below BBz as I adore feedback and it makes me feel special and important. If you need more of me in your life – and why the devil not? You can, of course, follow me socially on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and for more professional endeavours you can follow me here.
Love, Love BP.
Hello there darlings!
A few people have been in touch about London Fashion Week and I’m thinking it would be rather lovely for a few of us to get together and have a meet up ( any excuse for chat and wine) I am already meeting up with the lovely Writers Block and broken lenses and Stehi Lareine ( love these ladies! ) and wondered if any of you wanted in?
Let me know below or pop by one of my social channels and we can arrange it all.
Hope to see you! <3