Instagram Interlude & Personal Babble

I've had a bit of a stressful time lately in regards to some things in my personal life and as a result I feel as though I've been lacking on the blogging front and it's been a struggle to get posts up, let alone finding inspiration to get my creative juices flowing. I haven't even had the motivation to put together outfits recently. I don't really disclose a lot of personal things on this blog (not only am I the worst at opening up to people but I constantly feel as if I'm complaining and getting on people's nerves eeep) but at the same time I'd like to make more of an effort to share things with you, because I think it's always nice to be able to have more of a connection with the blogger behind a blog if you know what I mean. Anyway sorry to those of you who aren't interested, I hope my mental block will dissipate soon and I'll be back to my usual self. In the meantime here are some my Instagram photos to catch up on from these past few weeks (I do post pretty much daily on there and more so on my life outside of blogging so feel free to have a nosey). I've been going on heaps of walks to help take my mind of things (my dog Fischer has been the best company and these strolls have really made me appreciate how beautiful London is) and I've started drawing for leisure again as opposed to producing artwork for uni which I find just doesn't feel the same, I guess deadlines make all the difference. I'm adamant on making time to start painting again too. Also I've been to the cinema quite a lot, I reckon watching a film is a great way to lose yourself for a few hours. What are some of your favourite ways to de-stress and relax? Throw some of them my way please.


Public bathroom selfie of my new hair colour • Met Michael Fassbender at the Frank screening in London

Early morning coffee with Fischer • A walk in the park

Sketching two of my favourite Game of Thrones characters • Saw Eddie Redmayne at the tube station

Memorable fruit salad with pomegranate sorbet at Liberty • Missing my best friend in Perth

Switched out my phone case • Stopping to take in the view over a bridge

Perfect pastel bag I found at Primark • Trying out Limecrime's Pink Velvet Velvetine

The most delicious & comforting hot drink for peanut butter addicts • Bumped into Tom Hardy in Soho (did you notice I've just been living in the same jacket all this time)

Lunch with mother dearest • Sophie Turner being adorable at the Game of Thrones London premiere

In hindsight, despite everything I've had a wonderful past month, it's always good to count your blessings I think. I'm also super excited to be attending the BAFTA TV awards this Sunday, so expect a blog post on that soon!

Lots of love and thanks for sticking with me! xx


20 comments:

  1. aw i'm sorry you've been having a rough go at it recently- but everyone gets into ruts and moods! don't stress yourself out too much over it. and your sketch with sansa and little finger is AMAZING!!

    xo marlen
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    1. That's true, I have to remember that life goes on and it'll pass. Thank you so much for your kind words Marlen! xx

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  2. I hope you feel better soon! Oh, an you're so lucky to have a picture with Tom Hardy! Very jealous.

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    1. Thank you Bethan! I know, I can't believe I just saw him walking around :) xx

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  3. I'm sorry you've been feeling a bit meh, I find puppy cuddles help a lot! I'm so jealous of all the people you meet but I swear I was like :OOOOOO when I saw that pic of you and Tom Hardy he's like my dream man. So jealous!! xxx

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    1. Thank you Josie! I definitely agree, spending time with a beloved pet instantly puts me in a better mood :D xx

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  4. Andi I hope you're ok :(
    "I am the worst at opening up to people but I constantly feel as if I'm complaining and getting on people's nerves eeep"- CAN RELATE. Feel free to vent or ramble on as much as you like, you write so well that even if it's about something you don't want to give too much away about, it's still nice to read.
    I'm a big fan of head-clearing walks as well, and the cinema for de-stressing! Still need to get around to seeing Frank, so excited about it. I also love losing myself in a poetry anthology when I feel a bit down, especially if it's an emotional crisis. I'm sure you're familiar with Keats, being a Bright Star fan, I've been loving Pablo Neruda as well recently.
    How cool to meet all these cool people... Particular Eddie aww *heart eyes*.
    Lookin' gorgeous girl! xx

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    1. Thanks so much Katie, I always treasure your comments, they are always so lovely! Reading poetry sounds like a great idea, I haven't done much reading of any sort for a while and I will definitely check out Pablo Neruda's work :) xxx

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  5. Love all the photos!!! It is can be really hard to open up to other people and tell them that ur stressed but once you do the feeling is amazing! I always rant about everything from the weather to my personal life. Humanity is about companionship - thats not just about sharing all the good and juicy stuff. We all have bad days so we can all relate. Anyways missing you. x A.

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    1. You're right, I am definitely going to work on expressing my feelings more. Thanks for all your support recently and always listening even when I have nothing to say <3 xx

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  6. Oh how i love your new hair!! You look so good and all the pics are so interesting :) xx

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  7. Ohhh yeah, just CASUALLY BUMPING INTO FAMOUS PEOPLE, no big deal! That's the Les Mis guy! I am jelly welly. I found your blog through Becky Bedbug and I already love it. Going to be all creepy and read through your posts now. Hehhh.

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  8. Wow,that’s really fantastic!
    Love your style and just enjoy your life here
    Thank you for sharing this
    Wanna be your new friend and share everything,will you?
    Have a perfect day and keep in touch
    The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

    Your lovely Poppy
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  9. you look gorgeous in these photos! and ahh you've met all of the men I love, especially Michael, you're so lucky :)
    xx Ayesha

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  10. Pink Velvet is to die for. One of the best lip colours everrr! You look amazing in hot pink lips^^
    I am dying of envy right now... Yes, that's right, because of Fassy ahah! I think I'd have a heart attack or something if I met him... He's such an amazingly talented actor... and that accent... oh my...! *heavy breathing*
    Walking is such a great way to unwind and to see the details of a city like London. It's therapeutic isn't it?
    And yeah, deadlines are sometimes a turn off, they sort of block our inspiration... A nice relaxing method is combining many hours of sleep + cooking + good wine or good whisky (it depends on how stressful was your day) + hot bath + watching something funny (have you watched "The Stag" with the awesome Andrew Scott? He even sings! I don't even like comedies but that one is worth watching!).
    That pomegranate sorbet looks delicious by the way ;) xx

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    1. Aww thank you so much lovely, I'm more used to wearing red lips so I'm trying to branch out to pink now that it's spring here hehe. I think I almost had a heart attack too... I can barely remember what happened or what I even said to him oh dear. I've not seen The Stag but if you recommend it I'm definitely going to check it out, I'm usually not into comedies either but I trust your taste! <3

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    2. Do you have a MUBI account I can follow? So I keep track on your movie taste too.
      Forgot to ask, was Fassbender a nice fella? Friendly and stuff? And out of curiosity, what's your favourite film with him?
      Then let me know if you enjoyed The Stag :p Andrew Scott as Moriarty in Sherlock really gave me the hots and the creeps - ravishing!

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    3. No I don't but I'll look into it. He was nice, didn't chat or anything but his security guard had said no photos but then he was like 'no it's ok' and he seemed happy and pleasant about it so based on this I conclude he was nice haha. That's a tough one, at the moment it's Jane Eyre (probs coz I just re-watched it recently) but performance wise I thought Shame was unparalleled. What's your favourite? I will be sure to let you know about The Stag, I can't wait to watch it when I have some down time. I agree, Andrew Scott is so good as Moriarty. I'm actually going to see him in a play called Birdland next week, excited!

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    4. Fassbender was so mesmerising in Jane Eyre... So intense! I found myself nearly collapsing at "You transfix me, quite.". Mr Rochester is way more sexually appealing than Mr Darcy, that's for sure! Ahah! I also loved Fishtank for the film itself. The performance that struck me the most was his role as Bobby Sands in Hunger. Oh and, of course, 12 Years A Slave.

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  11. Oh wow it looks like you have really awesome adventures!
    lexi @ thelittlebrunette.com

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