Monday Medley #16

I’m feeling much better about my blog than I have for the last few weeks. I’m feeling good about the content I’ve produced of late and somewhat positive about the next few weeks, although I’m dreading December when I’m supposed to be doing Blogmas. We’ll see how I feel nearer the time before I commit to anything. Without further ado though, these are the things I’ve loved reading and watching in the last week.

Allotments in Piccadilly Basin, Manchester



I recently returned from Japan, where I visited Osaka and Kyoto, but I didn’t quite manage to fit a trip to Tokyo into my brief time there. Kiersten’s post on the Golden Gai district has definitely made a return trip to Japan leap to the top of my list. It sounds like a brilliant place to spend an evening drinking and eating while rubbing shoulders with the locals, and if I’m ever in Tokyo I’ll definitely be visiting.

Hayley’s post about subscribing to an IDGAF lifestyle after her life went a bit bonkers (and not in a good way). It’s a brilliant post and I’m so excited for where Hayley’s life will take her in this new chapter. Be warned though, it will make you want to quit your job go for it – whatever it is.

Another fab one this week was by Jemma, who wrote about the most incredible things that come with a creative job. My job sounds creative but actually isn’t, but I’m looking to move towards a more creative role and this post has really boosted my drive to keep working towards it.

I love Charlie’s travel blog, but I couldn’t help but relate to her recent post about taking selfies as a solo traveller. It’s something I tend to find quite embarrassing and difficult but her photos make it look effortless and the tripod and timer trick is something I need to try next time!

I love makeup, and although I don’t tend to write about it as much these days as when I first started blogging it still has a tender place in my heart. However, Fee’s list of beauty facts contained a few gems that really did blow my mind and it’s well worth a read!

My absolute favourite post of the week was by Bethany Jane, who posted some of the most spectacular photos of Scotland I’ve seen in a while. I miss the whole country and can’t wait until I return there in December. Photos of the incredible Glen Etive aside, this post is beautifully written and really captures how it feels on a foggy day in the Highlands.


I finally started watching Gilmore Girls and I’m hooked. I’m almost at the end of season one (NO SPOILERS!) and I already love all of the characters and am way too emotionally invested in their lives. SUCH a good show.

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  1. Bethany Jane
    November 13, 2017 / 9:46 am

    Thank you so so much for your kind words about my photos! It really means a lot to a total photography novice like me. I’m so glad you enjoyed my post, Scotland misses you too 🙂 xxx

    • Bethany
      November 30, 2017 / 4:29 pm

      They're beautiful and your photos definitely deserve more recognition. I'll definitely have to swing by Edinburgh some time next year and kidnap you xxxx

  2. charliedistracted
    November 13, 2017 / 9:51 am

    Thanks so much for including me in this! Definitely just bite the bullet and try out some new ways of taking selfies; if I ever feel embarrassed about people looking at me whilst I do it, I just remind myself I'm never going to see them again, so who cares?! Hope you enjoyed Japan as much as I did!Cx

    • Bethany
      November 30, 2017 / 4:30 pm

      I LOVED Japan and will definitely go back at some point! Thanks so much for commenting 🙂

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