It’s been a while since I’ve done a wishlist post, and it’s made me want to spend a lot of money (that I shouldn’t be spending), oops.
So I’m getting a new bedroom which I am totally psyched about and I am super excited to decorate. My parents have already wallpapered the room (I repaid them by making dinner, which I think is a pretty good deal) and now it’s time for new furniture, carpet and my favourite: decoration.
I’ve been online to see what sorts of things I’d like to decorate my room with, and I’ve also created a bedroom Pinterest Board(which you should totally check out if you want some serious bedroom inspo). Of course I want to share with you guys what sorts of things I’m loving and lusting over, so I’ve rounded up my favourite products for you guys to have a look at (just click on the images for the links).
I don’t know about you, but I am seriously in love with everything (my poor bank balance). I hope you liked looking through my bedroom wishlist, and let me know if there is anything you’ve been loving too (because I obviously need an excuse to spend more).
I thought it was about time to do a get to know me post because it’s fun and you’ll get to know more about me in the process… win win. I didn’t want to do the general questions like favourite colour and how old are you because I wanted to something a little different. So naturally I went to google to find some interesting questions and there were some really good ones on signupgenius.com. As I was reading the questions, I honestly loved them all there are so many good ones on the list, but I have managed to pick a few of my faves from the list of 100.
1. Who is your favourite author/favourite book?
This is a really good question but really hard to answer not because I can’t think of anything, but because it’s so difficult to choose. I did an English degree, so naturally I have a massive book collection (perks of being an English grad ey?) I have been lucky enough to read texts that I would never have chosen to read myself and also classics that I can just read again and again (I love a bit of Gatsby). I didn’t think I could do it but I’ve managed to choose my favourite book and it has to be Interpreter of Maladiesby Jhumpa Lahiri. Okay, so this is a little bit of a cheat because it’s a collection of short stories – but they’re all in one book so it counts. I read this book for my dissertation and I instantly fell in love with it; I just couldn’t put it down (that’s how you know). If you guys are looking for something witty and relatable then I would definitely recommend giving this book a read. p.s my favourite story in the collection is A Temporary Matter.
2. What makes you laugh the most?
This is a really cute question and surprisingly a tough one to answer. There are loads of things that make me laugh like pretty much every episode of friends (no surprise there), my brother’s sarcastic take on pretty much everything in life, and videos of dogs being naughty/getting into trouble on YouTube (I don’t know, it’s just funny). But the thing that makes me laugh the most has got to be when I’m just messing around with anyone who is close to me because we always just come out with some of the funniest things. Unless it’s at my expense, then not so funny.
3. Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?
There are so many outfits/pieces from the 90s that I love but they’re already back in fashion. I’m talking scrunchies, chokers, checked shirts… the list goes on quite a bit. So I can’t think of anything that I would want to bring back that isn’t already back. But there are some iconic Rachel Green outfits that are to die for, she just makes everything look so good.
What is not to love about these outfits? Checked shirts, dungarees, crop tops and of course the turtleneck (anyone who knows me will have seen my collection of turtlenecks, you just can’t have too many). I think it’s fair to say that Rachel Green gives me major wardrobe envy.
4. How would your bestie describe you?
We all love asking our besties (hey Kell if you’re reading, which I’m sure you are because you’re my number one) how they would describe us, and I’ve definitely asked mine many times how she would describe me. I’ve known Kelly for more than 10 years so it’s fair to say I’m not the same person as I was when I met her (thank god) so her answer has changed a few times over the course of our friendship (again, thank god). As soon as I chose this question, I text Kelly to find out what she would say now, see screenshot down below for her response:
Awww, isn’t she nice (let’s ignore the needy part, she doesn’t know what she’s on about, I’m not needy *does sassy hair flip*)
5. What do you do to keep fit?
I used to struggle with keeping fit a few years ago because 1. I didn’t have the dedication to exercise/workout and 2. I didn’t have the willpower to eat clean (not that I stuffed my face with burgers on the reg but I wouldn’t willingly reach for an apple either). But last summer I decided that I was going to stick to a workout routine (with the occasional chocolatey treat) as I was getting married in December so obviously I wanted to look and feel at my best. I’m not a health or fitness expert but there are 3 things that I personally love doing to keep fit:
Pilates/HIIT training are my two favourite methods of working out. When I first started working out I did it with Charlotte Crosby’s 3 Minute Belly Blitz and I loved it. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to lose weight, maintain their fitness or even just have a bit of fun. After I reached my goal weight, I wanted to do something that would help me tone up my muscles a bit more so I started doing pilates. I didn’t take lessons (because let’s be real, we’re not all stars on Made In Chelsea) instead I followed Cassey Ho’s Blogilates workouts on YouTube and they’re seriously amazing. She even has an app!
Walking (yes, even in the rain) is an easy and underrated way to get some exercise into your day. Walking to/from work, on our lunch breaks or even a quickie round the block (is that American?) can make a huge difference. I like to keep track of my steps and try to see how many I can do each day or I’ll just go for a quick walk whilst I’m on the phone to Sonu (which is a lot so you can imagine my step count).
Drinking sufficient amounts of water is so so important. The best way I like to make sure I stay hydrated is by filling up a big bottle of water and keeping it at my desk so I’m always reaching for it. I tried keeping an app once but that didn’t work out because I just kept forgetting to keep up with it #fail
6. If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
‘I’m not great at advice, can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?’ yes, this is the infamous Chandler Bing quote and it’s so perfect for me. I think 90% of the time anybody asks me for advice I just have an unhelpful (yet somewhat humorous) response, oops.
7. What celebrity would you like to meet at Starbucks for a coffee?
I kinda have two answers for this.
The first person that came to mind was Jennifer Aniston. I just find her so funny and I know we’d get along well because she’s got a really dry sense of humour (so you know Jen, if you’re reading maybe we can catch up sometime). Plus she’s so beautiful, I think I’d just stare at her the entire time. The second person would be Emma Watson, I find her really inspiring and the work she does is so admirable so I’m sure there’d be a lot to talk about (and maybe she can tell me how to get into Hogwarts).
So we’ve made it to the end of this short little Q&A, and as always, I hope you guys enjoyed reading my post, I had a lot of fun answering these questions. Tag me in your get to know me posts, I would love to read some of them.
Hope you guys enjoyed my previous post telling you all about my holiday and wedding in India, and if you haven’t read it yet then should definitely check it out right here. Now that I’m back in England (I’ve really missed the rain) I wanted to share with you guys what it’s like to live the single life even though I’m not single anymore. A while back I wrote a post about my experience of being in a long distance relationship, and now having spent time with my husband and doing absolutely everything together, I wanted to talk about what it’s like to be in a long distance marriage (LDM). fyi it sucks.
I’ve mentioned this before but I feel like it’s an even bigger deal now, but communication is everrrrrything. I mean we’re sitting miles and miles apart with an ocean between us, so our relationships depends entirely on good communication. This doesn’t just mean talking to each other (because we do that a lot) but it’s more about how we talk to each other. We have to work extra hard to not let misunderstandings and miscommunication take over, and let me tell you, it’s not hard for things to get a little misunderstood.
Another crappy thing is spending holidays apart, now this one is a real bummer. I felt especially crappy this past week with Valentine’s Day and not being able to celebrate it with my husband (our first one since being married too). But I did get an extra big card through the post which was cute, although I have no idea where the one I sent to Sonu has ended up because apparently international shipping to India is a bit of a ? these days (definitely going for the tracking option next time).
Talking about post, we do get to send each other handwritten letters and cards which is super cute and makes me feel like I’m part of a Nicholas Sparks novel, awww. I once put my hairband in a card that I sent to Sonu last summer (I didn’t want to send anything “precious” because you know, I don’t trust Int shipping) and he’s kept it on his wrist ever since he got it – I mean how cute? I don’t want to sound like I’m bragging too much but no one has ever done anything like this for me so maybe I can get away with it?
The weird thing about being married but not being together is feeling like I’m single, yet still committed – ‘it’s like being stuck in a rock and a hard place’ – yes Rachel Green, I feel ya girl. I mean we don’t get to do normal couple-y things like going out for dinner, or watching movies together and the only real reminder that I’m married is the ring on my finger (oh, and talking to my husband on the phone ha ha).
I can get past pretty much most of the issues with LDM – except the waiting. I’m quite a patient person, but even for me, this is a pretty testing period of my life right now (I mean come on, I’ve already waited a year). If we were in different cities, or even on the same continent, it wouldn’t be so hard to be apart, but flights to Asia are so damn expensive (like break the bank expensive) and I don’t think making multiple trips in a few months would be very practical *crying face emoji*
Despite all of the issues and problems that come with being apart despite being married, I’m really thankful that Sonu and I are strong and mature enough (maturity levels can be debatable sometimes though) to work through everything. I hope you guys enjoyed reading this post, and as always I would love to hear about any of your experiences of being in long distance relationships/marriages – even friendships because being apart isn’t easy for anyone. Lots of love to you all,
It’s been a while right?! Well, more than a while, it’s practically been an age – wow. But I’m back now, like properlynot going anywhere unless I get whisked away on a white sand beach holiday back!
I don’t want to ramble on for hours (which isn’t hard for me let’s be honest), but I do have some storytelling to do, so you’ll want to sit somewhere comfy and cosy, because I don’t want you guys to be uncomfortable. So, this is a story all about how… hah I’m only kidding, I’ll leave the rapping to Will Smith.
The last time I wrote a blog post was all the way back in October, just before Halloween, and that is so weird to me because it feels like that was years ago! I went to India in November to get married to the love of my life (is that a bit soppy? soz). This wasn’t ‘an in the moment’ type of situation, it’d been planned for over a year, I was just kind of hush hush about it, because I wanted to do a Beyoncé and just surprise everyone.
I was in India for about 10 weeks, crazy I know, and I had the time of my life! I won’t sit here and write down every single detail, because then we’ll be here for 10 pages, and I’m starting to get pins and needles, ouch. So,I spent a few weeks before the wedding doing some shopping, even though I found my wedding outfit on the first day, omg I know. The most difficult part was deciding where to get my make up done, obviously, and let me tell you, that was a struggle! I had a few trials done, some were okay, and some… let me just say even 14 year old me could have done better, yeah, that bad.
But there was this one time that I just have to share with you guys, it was so bad. There was a salon in the main shopping area, and the guy that owned it was going on about how great their MUA was (he had some good selling skills, I’ll give him that). So my Mum suggested there was no harm in trying, oh how wrong she was. For a start, the foundation was just so off, I was peach coloured, but even worse was how heavily the MUA (if we can even call her that) covered my eyes in liner, I mean, it would have made Cleopatra jealous. After that nightmare, I decided to do the brave thing: my own wedding makeup. I thought, if Kate Middleton can, then so can I, and I think it turned out alright *wink face*
After the wedding, everything was just a whirlwind, it all went by super fast. From my dream honeymoon in the Maldives to some bumpy roadtrips in India, it all just feels like a dream. I’m not going to carry on for long now (nearly there). But I have to say, Sonu & I have known each other for a long time, and I never thought someone I knew could make me so happy. Everyone deserves to have someone in their life that makes them feel like there just isn’t anyone else in the world for them (it does happen, trust me). We’re super excited to start the next chapter together, and I just cannot wait.
I’m so happy to get back into writing posts again, I really missed it the last few months, but now I’m back… for good. Hope you guys had fun reading this little post (this was just a comeback post, I’m sure my upcoming posts won’t be so little) love you all!