Sunday, 12 August 2018


I'm back! I can't believe I haven't posted on here in over a month. It feels like a huge deal to me as in the five years that I've had this blog, I've never missed my weekly post schedule even noticeably so that my consistency was once brought up in a magazine interview. However unlike me it may seem, looking back I can definitely see the signs of struggle in my previous posts and how uninspired I had become with this little corner of the world wide web. Eventually I realised I couldn't force it any longer and just decided to take a step back. I tweeted that I'd be taking a hiatus from blogging but I definitely knew I'd be back sooner than later. In fact, I'm sure many of you might not have even noticed that I'd gone, what with my instagram still up and running. In the time that I had off from here, I focused my energy into upping my photography game, finding new locations and posting daily on instagram until I curated a feed that I could say I was proud of. I've done just that and whilst I was enjoying my time on that photo sharing app, I thought to myself: do I really need to return to blogging? Is there a future in it when essentially people are micro-blogging through instagram? Do I continue to put in the effort? The answer is yes. No matter how many people say that blogging is a dying art, it was my first love and I still enjoy writing. In fact, I sorely missed it even though at the time I felt like I had nothing to write about. A month off has honestly done wonders for my mind and I feel rejuvenated and ready to get back on Adventures of an Anglophile. To kick things off I thought I'd fill you in on what's been happening with me this past month...

 ❥ I'm actually blonde now!
One consequence of taking so many photos in bulk is accumulating them and then not getting round to posting them till a little later. Most bloggers do this but then again, most bloggers don't get clocked because their hair colour doesn't tend to change every month haha. Right now I'm no longer a peach head, I had washed it all out in preparation for another colour but halfway through the process I looked at my blonde base and decided to keep it this way for a while. It's strange, I've never stayed blonde for more than a day even though I've always bleached my hair before dying it. I always just see it as my base colour but right now I'm suite enjoying the change and not having to worry about clashing anything with my bright mop. However I do still have quite a few photos with this peach hair that I'm yet to share so please bear with me.

 ❥ I travelled to the south of France
Whilst my parents were visiting me in London, we made a bit of a last minute decision to take a trip to Provence to see the lavender fields whilst they were in bloom. Not going to lie, this resulted in a manic, stress filled week as my parents agreed to leave all the planning to me and I attempted to make an itinerary from scratch. All worth it in the end though as I surprised myself by managing to not forget anything and the holiday ran pretty smoothly. I even mastered taking many of my own shots with a tripod as neither my mum or dad have the steadiest hands. I'm planning to write up Provence and Paris city guides for the blog soon so look out for that. It was also the first time in over five years that I went on vacation with my parents so that was super nice!

 ❥ I saw my favourite actor return to theatre
I'd been patiently (or maybe not so patiently) waiting for David Dawson to do another play for almost three years! It was the first question I asked him every single time we met and although he kept teasing that perhaps something was just around the corner, the time hadn't actually come till now. In my humble opinion, he really is the best actor of my generation and on the stage is where he truly showcases that. So you can be sure to expect a little theatre review on here soon but in the meantime you can check out the ones I've written on the last two plays I saw him in.

❥ I learnt to draw digitally
The future is digital and it's something I've become increasingly aware of. I'd been meaning to pick up digital illustration for years what with my predominant art background since I was a little kid, I thought it was definitely time to take a step with the world and make the move from paper to tablet. Although I had assumed it would be easier said than done, I'm surprised that I've managed to pick it up relatively quickly, even though mixing colours on a wheel and painting on different layers still confuses me.

Black Milk dress / Chloe flats

Asides from these awesome updates, there were some pretty mundane ones too. My work office moved to a different address so it was a bit of a 'mare trying to transport things on the tube in this heatwave as you can imagine. Speaking of heatwave, I wrote in my last post how the temperature had really been getting me down and how I suspected it was the culprit that forced me to take this hiatus in the first place. I'm currently typing this as rain patters on the window from outside and it's a breezy 19 degrees so I'm going to give myself a pat on the back for getting through the hottest time of my least favourite season (but let's not jinx it please). Excited to transition into autumn fashion and September is mine and DD's birthday month! Hope this past month has been a great one for you too and I'll talk to you again very soon.
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