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January 21, 2019

Thursday and Friday

Thursday and Friday were my days off last week, this is what they looked like.


January 12, 2019

New in recently

Some new things I have bought over the last few months.


I got myself a new bag in the sales, it's the mini Signet from J. Crew and I love it! I'm not much of a bag fiend (the last bag I bought myself was in 2014) but I'd been wanting a small cross-body bag that matches my tan sandals. It's big enough for my wallet, phone, and keys, and I can squeeze my Kindle in as well if I really wanted to.


I added a pilea to my plant collection but it's not doing that well - the leaves are all curling and I don't know why. I tried more light and less water but that made it look even sadder. I think it might be the hot weather we're having, which can't be helped much. It's still putting out new leaves quickly though, I guess that's a good sign?


A new mug from H&M home. I quickly realised why large mugs aren't usually shaped like that, it's not very ergonomic.


New top and jeans from Uniqlo. The top is rayon, which they've changed to make it less wrinkle-prone, and I love it. I'm considering buying it in black. These boyfriend jeans I've been wanting for years, I finally bit the bullet and have been wearing them all the time!


Added to my work wardrobe in the spring - a boxy top, from Uniqlo again.


My eight year old Macbook Pro was finally brought to its knees by a few drops of water (that dripped off a carton of ice cream, no less) on the trackpad. I replaced it with this Windows Surface Laptop which I got for a good price in the Black Friday sales. I really enjoy using it, and the all black looks pretty nice. I considered going with another Macbook again but I wasn't so committed to Apple that I could justify the price.

January 7, 2019

Looking forward

Here are some things I am looking forward to in 2019.


A seven-on, seven-off working schedule. My roster for most of this year is seven days working and then seven days off, which I think I prefer to the Monday to Friday life. It gives me enough time to do things I need to as well as a few days to solidly relax.

The human contact of catching the train to work. I will probably be sick of it two weeks in, but I've been driving to hospital for the last four years and have sort of missed commuting via public transport.

Being more social. Despite being a firm introvert, I do enjoy a good party. More often than not I'm glad I've made the effort of turning up somewhere, even if I've dreaded leaving the house.

Studying in cafes. I have started studying for real, making notes from textbooks again, and am finding that I quite enjoy it. I do get easily distracted and being in a public place helps quell my desire to watch Netflix or online shop from sheer self-consciousness.

Another adventure. My leave is in October and I'm wanting to go to Patagonia, or elsewhere in South America. I will just have to make sure my plans don't get out of hand to try and keep my usual travel anxiety to a minimum.

Taking up hiking. To prepare for aforementioned possible trip to Patagonia, for which I will need to break in a pair of hiking boots.

Bringing back this blog. There are so many post ideas that have been in my head for months, which I've just not been able to get onto the screen. Watch this space!