Well, my wish of Spring arriving sooner rather than later never happened and it's still snowing outside.. We had to cancel our plans last night as all roads leading in and out of Sedbergh were too dangerous so we had to stay home and cook for ourselves, even though we were so looking forward to meeting our friends and having some good pub food. I had planned on visiting 'The Little Ice Cream Shop' in Hawkshead today and going for a bit of a drive around the Lakes in our new car but obviously because of the weather that didn't happen so we decided to get sorted with our finances, get some bills paid, etc. etc. You know, all the boring stuff we always put aside! But I'm glad we've done it now because I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders! We have a year left of paying the flat off, so around this time next year we will *hopefully* be looking at buying our own house which I am SO looking forward to but it just seems like a lifetime away! I can't wait to have a bit more independence, although I'm not sure how well I will cope with all the cooking, cleaning and ironing, haha! Speak again soon, L.


Hey loves! How are you? Today is glorious and I feel so good lately even though I think I could've done with a couple more hours in bed this morning. I had another lesson with Angela this morning which I think is around my 10th lesson and I still feel like it's not going into my brain, agh! Mum went to Thailand on Saturday to spend some time with my Thai granny (her mum), Sangwan so that's why I'm sharing two photos from our trip to Bangkok last year. I miss it so much! Hopefully one day we have enough money to have a holiday home out there or even just go out there to live forever.. haha! Can't believe how fast it has come around, it only feels like yesterday when we flew out there to surprise my brother. You can rewatch the vlog from that here, but beware it's very cringy and I can't believe how I awful I look! 🙁 love, L.

How are you feeling today?

Happy, cosy and determined I guess.


Best thing to happen this week?

Well, it's still kind of early in the week... but I'm still super excited to wake up and see my new car outside, haha! I think it's going to take some time for the excitement to wear off!


What are you looking forward to?

Feeling very excited to visit Romania in 59 days and stay with two friends and Greece in 107 days which I am so keen for because I need some sunshine! But I'm also going to see my best friend in Leeds for the weekend at the end of the month so I'm looking forward to seeing her too and her new home!


Any plans for the weekend?

We have plans to have food and drinks for Josh's friends birthday on Saturday night and then not sure what Sunday will look like! Maybe I will vlog because I failed with last months attempt, oops.



Hey! Bit of a late one here but it's been a short while so here I am. Feeling uninspired with my blog at the moment, what I'm wearing and I've felt as though I've been too busy to come say hi, so hey! Today has been a good day 🙂 We got our new car yesterday evening after having a bit of trouble with my Mini. It's been a long time coming and it's finally packed itself in which is sad times but also very happy times because I get to drive around in this little beauty! I love mean cars and obviously something with a bit of kick really gets me going, haha! We decided to get a 'joint' car so we got something a little nicer than I ever expected - the Golf GTD in Carbon Grey. I've been driving around today and it's so nippy but feels so much bigger than my last car! It feels like a family car! I got myself to the gym at 7:30 this morning, wow, who even am I? I had my Thai lesson in the morning with Angela and learnt time and days of the week, which was a lot harder than I expected actually! And I even managed to get to the swimming pool for an hour before bed 🙂 I feel so good at the moment in myself, not felt like this in a very long time so I hope it lasts! Speak again soon loves, L.


A very blurry polaroid from our snow day last Wednesday.


Hey guys! How are you? I haven't posted since last week, I've felt like I haven't had too much to say and life isn't so exciting at the moment but I'm in a very happy and content place at the moment. This weekend we stayed pretty much indoors and decided that exploring the mountains was off the cards after the freezing temperatures we have had here! Every time I post on here , all I seem to talk about is the weather, haha! Very British of me, I apologise. We have our new car ready at the end of the week which I'm obviously very excited about but I'm so sad to be saying goodbye to my first car I've had for 4 whole years! I remember being so excited to be able to go wherever I wanted, whenever I wanted. Driving so fast down country lanes, making pointless journeys over to Kendal for a McDonald's or a trip to Asda just so I could go out driving with my friends. I kind of miss being a carefree teenager! Now, all I seem to do is work and look forward to my next week off. Surely that isn't what life is about? Speak soon, L.


Stickle Tarn, 21.02.18

Evening! I'm already curled up in bed, with the fairy lights on, a hot water bottle and an extra blanket on the bed because I am SO cold. This next week isn't going to be any warmer either with snow and ice expected, agh! Just when I thought Spring was well on it's way... This is my favourite photo from our week, just the two of us together, eating bacon butties and sipping hot chocolate, watching the sun disappear behind the snow capped mountains. Could I really wish for anything more? I feel so lucky. It was nice to just be at peace, away from technology, social media, television, the indoors and really just make the most of what we have around us. I wish I could escape a little more often... What's your perfect escape? L.


My little snug! Clearly not very impressed I've got him in a headlock.

How are you feeling today?

Like there is not enough time in a day! It's my first day off since Monday and I wanted to get so much done. Even though I was up at 8am I still haven't done everything that was on my checklist! Besides from that, I feel well rested. Last night the three of us (Gran, Josh and I) caught up on Hunted on channel 4 and just had a lovely chilled evening and very yummy Indian food. This last week has been a total blur and very tiring, I'm counting down the days until our week off together!


What are you wearing today?

I am wearing a cream chunky cable knit jumper, black super skinny jeans and my Dr Martens which are not warm enough in this weather! My toes felt like they were about to drop off all day 🙁 Any suggestions?


What are your plans for the day?

Well, seeing as though I'm writing this at 3pm I don't have many plans for the rest of the day, apart from completing my check list! We went car shopping today and took 4 cars out for a test drive. I need a new car so badly but I didn't realise how difficult it would be! I've had my Mini for 4 years and it was my first car I bought when I passed my test. It's battered but has been the best little run around but we're both looking to share something a little nicer! I found Gnocchi in Asda so I've just had a small portion of that with tomato and mascarpone sauce which was bloody delicious, looking forward to experimenting with some different flavours. Did a food shop and bought some stuff for our road trip next week, tried to find some battery powered fairy lights but I was unsuccessful.


How was your week?

Tough, to say the least. I've been to the gym once because I've been so knackered which is a big comparison to my usual 5/6 times a week. Going to go tonight and try and clear my head ready for the week ahead and hopefully I will feel a lot better.

Recently I've been feeling a little out of place, unorganised, anxious, restless, tired and just not myself. I find it hard to talk to people about the way I'm feeling and I often let it build up so much inside that I can often burst out in to tears, and it's always a little unexpected for the person on the receiving end (that's usually Josh). I'm one of those people who bottles emotion up inside and I find it easy to pretend that everything is okay because why shouldn't everything be okay? I have amazing friends, the best family and of course a loving and supportive boyfriend. I'm one of those people who's afraid of upsetting anyone but never one to think so much about how I'm actually feeling or how someone has upset me, do you get me? I feel like I'm waffling but here I am. I've struggled this past week, both mentally and physically. I just feel so drained and even though I know I shouldn't be feeling like this, I am.

Hey loves! How's your week going? It seems to be dragging so much, I cannot wait to finish work at 3pm tomorrow! I have another Thai lesson on Saturday morning and we are hopefully going to get out and tackle a proper mountain on Sunday if it stays nice! I'm looking forward to it because we've spent the past two Sunday's doing pretty much nothing and I'm getting itchy feet, haha! Maybe I should VLOG this weekend? I actually really enjoy it and I've just swapped Adobe Illustrator for Premiere Pro so I need some footage to practice with! Can you give me any tips and pointers? We are also having a meal out on Saturday with Josh's family for his little brother's 21st birthday which I'm looking forward to. I've chosen all vegetarian options so we'll see how that goes... Never had a vegetarian burger before! We've been thinking about our road trip later this month and have been looking at going to Northumberland for a few nights before coming back to the Lake District, thoughts on that? I've never been but it does look very beautiful. Knowing us we'll have changed our mind 10 times before we eventually settle on an idea, probably on the day we set off! 😉 Anyway, speak tomorrow sometime! Love, L. 

Evening guys! Here's my first YouTube video of 2018. I've been wanting to do this for so long now and finally felt some motivation today to get it filmed and edited! I love filming and editing, it's so much fun and I wish I could get in to the swing of doing it more often. Suggestions for the next one are welcome but I will be vlogging my next trip in February. Hope you like it! I need to go and have a lie down because my eyes are going square from looking at this screen all afternoon, haha! Love, L. 


My love <3

Hello guys! I've been so tired these past few days! I need a week off! 23 days and counting 😉 haha! Yesterday was Josh's birthday, my mum cooked us lots of food for Josh's family. It was nice to see all of his brother's and his mum and grandma to celebrate him turning 27. I didn't plan anything for us to do together, we did say that we weren't going to spend anything for birthdays, valentines and Christmas etc. this year because we are both trying to save. We are going away for a week in February though in a camper van so I have lots of little treats planned! I am very excited about spending some time alone together at long last. It feels like all we do in our spare time is spend it with friends or family since Christmas but it will be nice to just be the two of us 🙂 Anyway, I'm going to make dinner and get an early night because my eyes won't stay open! Speak again soon, L. 



Okay.. I look a little scary. It started raining on my run home but it felt so nice and refreshing!

How are you feeling today?

Energised and super happy it's finally the weekend. Can't wait for a glass of wine!


What are you wearing today?

Gym clothes because I've just finished the gym and now I need to rush and get ready for tonight. I have 1 hour!


What are you listening to today?

I really love 'Million Reasons' by Lady Gaga, I think she's incredible. I've been playing it over and over again on my morning commute.


Any obsessions lately?

Sesame Snaps with dark chocolate! Oh my god, they're so good and just the right size for something sweet. 


Best thing to happen this week?

Coming home from the gym and my Gran had a bath ready with my favourite Yankee candle lit. It's the small things that make all the difference. 


Any plans for the weekend?

Yes! Tonight we are going out for dinner with friends and hopefully on Sunday we can get out for a hike if the weather is okay although I'm not betting on it as there's been snow, ice and rain the past 3 days! 


What are you looking forward to?

My week off in February! We have a camper van for the week so we're planning a little road trip around the Lake District and maybe further a field too. I want to see more wilderness and enjoy some time alone with Josh.


Give us a reflection of your week!

I don't really know where the week has gone.. it seems to have flown by! This week I've learnt that if you have a problem, don't suffer in silence. Someone will listen to you and it's so bad to bottle up negative energy. My anxiety has been really bad this week so I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend. 


New gym leggings, here!

Did you know that today is the most miserable day of the year? I woke up in such a good mood too, haha! I obviously don't adhere to that day of the year! How has your day been? My Monday has been good, I arrived in time for my £1 a day parking by two minutes spare *wahoo*, got my eyebrows and tash waxed and even managed to fit a really good gym session in in these lovely new leggings I picked up on the way home! They're very comfy and they sit above my belly button which I love because it holds in all my wobbly bits that I'm hoping will have disappeared by the summer 😉 I have been very good lately though and I'm really enjoying the gym and getting in to a routine, I just think I need to step it up a notch this week, I miss feeling really sore for some strange reason... Tonight, I'm going to sort through some paper work and get sorted because I feel like we are living in a bit of a mess at the moment! Speak again soon, L.