Tuesday, 28 October 2014

My ideal home

I don’t understand people who can live in all white minimalist homes. My life and possessions have always been full of colour and I wouldn’t have it any other way. My next home (number 24 I think?) is a big beautiful 3 bed house in Manchester and even though I'm only renting so no decorating is allowed, I'm know we're one step closer to owning our own house which we will have free reign over. Let the dreaming begin. 

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Considering that I rock a lot of polka dots, it almost goes without saying that I will be needing a polka dot wall. I don't care where, I just need one. 


These tiles are a world away from the same old standard ones I've seen in just about every bathroom that I have had over the years. I just love how fresh and modern they look.


This living room is lovely. The hardwood floors and white walls really make the furniture and ethnic ornaments pop. This is just the type of look that I would want to achieve with my own home. This reminds me of some of the things I have picked up on my travels like my Indian patchwork wall hanging (which one of these days will eventually end up on a wall).

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For the past 12 or so years, I have been waiting to document my travels on a wall. It will look like this only brighter and more like a collage. No neat frames allowed! 


My ultimate house wish has always been to have my own office/walk in wardrobe. This would probably be the room that I go wild in terms of decor. Since it will be my room, I can decorate how I want and that may or may not include the colour that Topher hates the most, mwhahahaha. 

What does your dream home look like?

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Nomad seeks another home


So...two and a half weeks. *Awkwardly shuffles from one foot to the other* Yeah, about that...

This has been an interesting month. A continuation of my zombie-like state which I was rudely awakened from this morning when I had a minor accident with my car. Both me and the car are fine, I can't say as much for one of my tyres though. Ribbons.

Anyway, the last couple of weeks have been pretty busy and I am truly exhausted. As of this month I had started driving down to London everyday for work. Yes, from Peterborough. I don't recommend that. Getting up at 5am everyday, having a 4-6 hour round trip as well as the usual 8 hour working day is enough to drive anyone loony. Not to mention that we're so short staffed at work that I'm doing about 3 people's jobs. I haven't felt like myself at all. I'm not blogging, not taking photos, not doing anything. All I want to do when I get home from work is eat and go to sleep. That's not really much of a life is it?

So on the 10th this month, I handed in my notice at my job. Then a few days later I handed in my notice on my flat. I'm getting out of here. The last week or so has been spent accepting a job offer and applying to rent a very lovely house. Where are we going? Topher and I decided that the south is not for us so we are heading to pastures north. 

It's time to go home. To Manchester, the city where Topher is from, where I went to university and where we met. The only place that I have ever clung on to and now I see that it was for good reason. We both decided that in order for us to be truly happy, we needed to be somewhere that we could make a life for ourselves. 

Even though I'm completely shattered and totally broke, I can't stop smiling because I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. This time next month, I'll be home. 

Normal blogging will resume this week I'm hoping. 

So how are you?

Monday, 6 October 2014

What's in my bag


I always enjoy reading these kind of posts on other blogs (lets just face it, I'm nosy!) so I thought I would do one of my own. I'm known for carrying the world in my handbag. This lot is usually accompanied by whatever book I'm reading at the time. Right now I'm in between bulk Amazon purchases. 

The bag itself is my beloved Mulberry Alexa, my purchase from about 3 years ago now from the mighty ebay. It's pre-owned but I got to get the largest size for just half the retail price. Score!

Clockwise from top left: *Charger - obvious reasons! *House keys and car keys *Phone *Snack *Essential makeup - mascara (also usually eyeliner), chapstick & coverup *Ipod - yes I could just use my phone but I don't like to use up the battery too much *Berocca - everyone in my office seems to live on this stuff. I have it purely because Topher bought it for himself and decided he didn't like it. *Glasses with case & glasses wipes - I need them for the desktop computer.

*Ipad and iPad pen for when I feel like drawing

*Disaster Designs Purse *Organiser & Parrot notebook - Paperchase. I always have to have some kind of notebook with me. Even though I have evernote on my phone sometimes it just feels more satisfying writing an idea down on paper. Just me?


As I've just had a clear out you won't be able to see the vast amount of receipts, hair bobbles and kirby grips that usually line the inside of the bag, sorry about that! I'm sure you're very disappointed :P

What's in your bag?

Saturday, 4 October 2014

365 Project: September Edition

 1st: Sunset part 1, 2nd: Sunset part 2, 3rd: Unusual pencil sharpener, 4th: Llama biscuit.
5th: Converse, 6th: Books, 7th: Be yourself, 8th: Sunset part 3.
9th:Fleeting first class train life, 10th: Silly texts part 1, 11th, Silly texts part 2, 12th: Assassin's Creed-esque man with face tattoos.
13th: Disney holiday dreams, 14th: Quote, 15th: Special parking, 16th: Fog.
17th: Derp, 18th: Flower power, 19th: Graffiti, 20th: Motivation.
21st: Classic Car boot London, 22nd: Jewellery, 23rd: Beginnings of the worst cheesecake ever, 24th: Fat ring, thin ring.
25th: Jewellery, 26th: Operation Raccoon is a go! 27th: Cat selling fruit on our road, 28th: It's upgrade time,
29th: Chocolate truffle tart, 30th: Traffic.

I have to admit that this month was a difficult one. I didn't do much at all. Be prepared for a lot of work and home shots. As of the end of September, I now drive 2 hours to work. Just looking for the light at the end of the tunnel which should be visible by the end of next week. Come on operation raccoon! Don't ask, Topher named it. 

How was your month?

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Top picks #10


What's on your wish list this week?