Better late than never sweet things! Thank you for the lovely comments on last week's Photos From My Phone. It always feels a bit risky doing something out of the norm, but I really enjoy looking back on the week with these kind of diary posts so I'm chuffed other people are enjoying them too. This Mon-Fri stretch was a fairly quiet one; although I didn't realise it until the middle of the week, I was premenstrual, which meant I was tired, moody, and not particularly brimming with creativity. Had a McMuffin though, so you know, coulda been worse.
First things first: a trip to the dentist. I had my first filling last year (which I was shitting myself for, btw, but which actually turned out to be not so awful), so the dentist just wanted to check that it had settled in fine and that I wasn't having any trouble. I got told I need to start flossing (again), and made a mental note to pick up some of those little brush guys which I promptly forgot about 10 seconds later. Adding it to the list now. I made my way over to Starbucks afterwards for my usual coffee and work session with Hannah, where I had to put my hair up almost immediately because it was looking all kinds of ratty. I resolved to get it cut ASAP, but my courage is already fading so we'll see how closely I stick to that one. I wore a surprisingly well-fitting ASOS silky skirt and the kind of fluffy jumper which sheds over anything and everything; took a few snaps of this before setting up shop in the corner of Applaud Coffee for more drinks and work. Then I met Keiran and we wandered home for grub.
I forced myself up and out first thing on Wednesday as up until this point, I'd felt a little dejected at not having created something worthwhile. Joke was on my however; whilst I had all the best intentions of getting to Starbucks, ordering a fuck-off huge coffee and diving head first into a three-thousand-worder, I was stumped. This is when I realised my period was on the way. My creativity, enthusiasm and concentration levels were nil so I struggled to focus on anything intently (other than arranging my perfumes, it seems), so after a few hours of emails and admin, I scooted home.
The dining room redecoration got well underway, however. Earlier in the year I decided to overhaul our front room as it felt a bit wasted as it was. We had the dining table and benches marooned right in the middle, the likes of which we barely ever sat on because the space was so dull and untidy. I've since had a reshuffle and invested in some more functional furniture and smaller pieces to liven up the decor (new curtains!!!! makes such a difference), and I can't wait to show you how it's all come together. Just need to put some shelves together first (unless my Mum is around with her drill, this could take some time)... The round glass vase is from Oliver Bonas, and the gold shell pot and white textured vase are both from H&M.