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Life is full of ups and downs. Your relationships can be thriving while your work life is an uphill battle. You can try to balance everything as much as possible but sometimes you need to let something fall and steadily pick it back up when it feels right.

Lately I have found myself in the middle of some negative environments and it does put a dark cloud over my head and I can feel myself getting sucked in. I began to worry about everything and it took up a lot of space in my head. I felt emotional and drained. Slowly it all started to fade away and I started to feel more like myself and most importantly more positive and happier.

I know it's not realistic to be happy all day every day just like I can't be sad all the time. Where there is good, there is bad. It comes hand in hand. The way you choose to look at it is what truly counts. I will always choose the brighter side and do what I can to feel that way.

I decided to write down a few ways to make those negative thoughts go away so that I can look back at this when I fall back into that headspace at some point in the future. I also want to share them with you, in case you ever need some words to get you through the day. Don't let it steal your joy.

Five Ways To Let Go Of Negativity 

Breathe 
Let it all out. Any time, anywhere. Remove yourself from everything around you that doesn't feel good and breathe. 

Think of something good
When you are in that negative mind and you feel like you are surrounded by bad vibes, think of something good. Be thankful for the people in your life, the food on your table and the roof over your head. Think about how you can turn it around and put a positive spin on it. Attract the good by thinking about it. 

Take a break
I haven't been in the right mindset or felt inspired to blog the last couple of weeks (months!), so I took a break. I gave myself some time to enjoy the little things and not force anything I didn't want to do. Even a couple of hours binge watching Netflix can be the break you need to escape the world for a while. 

Let it out 
Speak to someone about how you feel or write it down in a notebook. Let your thoughts and feelings come to the surface. You might be surprised what comes out and what advice you will get back. Let it all go, cry, scream or laugh. Reflect and release it from your mind.

Look forward
If it's bothering you today, chances are it won't even cross your mind in a couple of weeks or months. There are so many bright and positive days ahead. You can make them all happen. Start with planning a day out doing something you love or a trip away somewhere new. 

Build a positive and happy future for yourself. You deserve it.


Letting go of negative vibes

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Life is full of ups and downs. Your relationships can be thriving while your work life is an uphill battle. You can try to balance everything as much as possible but sometimes you need to let something fall and steadily pick it back up when it feels right.

Lately I have found myself in the middle of some negative environments and it does put a dark cloud over my head and I can feel myself getting sucked in. I began to worry about everything and it took up a lot of space in my head. I felt emotional and drained. Slowly it all started to fade away and I started to feel more like myself and most importantly more positive and happier.

I know it's not realistic to be happy all day every day just like I can't be sad all the time. Where there is good, there is bad. It comes hand in hand. The way you choose to look at it is what truly counts. I will always choose the brighter side and do what I can to feel that way.

I decided to write down a few ways to make those negative thoughts go away so that I can look back at this when I fall back into that headspace at some point in the future. I also want to share them with you, in case you ever need some words to get you through the day. Don't let it steal your joy.

Five Ways To Let Go Of Negativity 

Breathe 
Let it all out. Any time, anywhere. Remove yourself from everything around you that doesn't feel good and breathe. 

Think of something good
When you are in that negative mind and you feel like you are surrounded by bad vibes, think of something good. Be thankful for the people in your life, the food on your table and the roof over your head. Think about how you can turn it around and put a positive spin on it. Attract the good by thinking about it. 

Take a break
I haven't been in the right mindset or felt inspired to blog the last couple of weeks (months!), so I took a break. I gave myself some time to enjoy the little things and not force anything I didn't want to do. Even a couple of hours binge watching Netflix can be the break you need to escape the world for a while. 

Let it out 
Speak to someone about how you feel or write it down in a notebook. Let your thoughts and feelings come to the surface. You might be surprised what comes out and what advice you will get back. Let it all go, cry, scream or laugh. Reflect and release it from your mind.

Look forward
If it's bothering you today, chances are it won't even cross your mind in a couple of weeks or months. There are so many bright and positive days ahead. You can make them all happen. Start with planning a day out doing something you love or a trip away somewhere new. 

Build a positive and happy future for yourself. You deserve it.



There is nothing better than going to a good cafe in the afternoon. I feel most content when I'm in a place I can relax with a cup of coffee. At the Easter weekend, my guy and I got in the car and drove to Hornsea for the afternoon. It's become one of my favourite places to go when I'm in Yorkshire. Everyone is so friendly, there are always dogs running around and the views are quite lovely. The town is lined with little cottages and dreamy houses, I do love a pretty house.

As we arrived, there were ducks, geese and swans on the Mere fighting against the wind. Nobody was out in the row boats on the Mere that day but I would love to go out in one someday, maybe when the water is still and the sun is warm. We walked past the little gift shop and round the corner to The Mere Cafe.

It is a simple and cute little cafe with fairy lights and bunting all around the windows and little flowers on every table. We shared a little treat with our coffee, the pistachio and raspberry cake is one of my favourites. The sun was beaming through the window so perfectly and I could feel the warmth on my face as I overlooked the mini golf course. We often dream about having our own cafe or coffee shop one day, we'd love to have a little dog friendly one serving some good, wholesome food and delicious coffee. Maybe one day.

We then went for a walk along the seaside. The wind was strong but it felt so good to breathe in the fresh sea air. Whenever I'm on the east coast looking out at the sea I do stop for a moment and think about how there is nothing out there for miles and miles until you get to another country like Denmark. I think I could be quite happy living by the sea.

Hornsea is a charming little seaside town that I know I'll visit again and again. I'd love to keep exploring more of Yorkshire, little towns and places like this to discover. Where do you love to go in Yorkshire?

An Afternoon at Hornsea Mere

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There is nothing better than going to a good cafe in the afternoon. I feel most content when I'm in a place I can relax with a cup of coffee. At the Easter weekend, my guy and I got in the car and drove to Hornsea for the afternoon. It's become one of my favourite places to go when I'm in Yorkshire. Everyone is so friendly, there are always dogs running around and the views are quite lovely. The town is lined with little cottages and dreamy houses, I do love a pretty house.

As we arrived, there were ducks, geese and swans on the Mere fighting against the wind. Nobody was out in the row boats on the Mere that day but I would love to go out in one someday, maybe when the water is still and the sun is warm. We walked past the little gift shop and round the corner to The Mere Cafe.

It is a simple and cute little cafe with fairy lights and bunting all around the windows and little flowers on every table. We shared a little treat with our coffee, the pistachio and raspberry cake is one of my favourites. The sun was beaming through the window so perfectly and I could feel the warmth on my face as I overlooked the mini golf course. We often dream about having our own cafe or coffee shop one day, we'd love to have a little dog friendly one serving some good, wholesome food and delicious coffee. Maybe one day.

We then went for a walk along the seaside. The wind was strong but it felt so good to breathe in the fresh sea air. Whenever I'm on the east coast looking out at the sea I do stop for a moment and think about how there is nothing out there for miles and miles until you get to another country like Denmark. I think I could be quite happy living by the sea.

Hornsea is a charming little seaside town that I know I'll visit again and again. I'd love to keep exploring more of Yorkshire, little towns and places like this to discover. Where do you love to go in Yorkshire?

Love for the countryside


As soon as I arrive in Scotland I feel at home. It was my first home and where I spent my earliest days on this earth. Calmness washes over me even while sitting in the car on my way to my Grandparents house. It's so quiet and all you can see is one road in the distance in between fields and hills. 

It was my Grandparent's Golden Anniversary that weekend, all my family came together so that we could celebrate. In between the family gatherings I embraced being back in Aberdeenshire. Back in the country. 

I remember visiting a couple of times a year when I was younger. My little sister and I would go out and play in the park across the road from my Grandparents' house for hours. Go for bike rides around the school playground. It felt safe out there compared to the busy roads at home. We would miss it when we were back at home. My Mum and her siblings were so lucky to spend their childhood there. Where the air is crisp and still.


Reflecting and recharging


Being away in the countryside for the long weekend gave me the chance to slow down and take a break away from every day life. When I'm in the countryside I can't help but take it easy, it's so peaceful and slow paced. A perfect time to use those few days to recharge and spend some quality time with my family. I was overdue a break away.

In the last few years when I come back here I reflect on where I am in my life and think about all the things that have changed since I was last there. Quite a lot has changed since I was last there over two years ago, sometimes when you are always on the go you forget how all the little things you do in your daily life can make a huge difference over time. Slowing down is good for the mind and body.



A slow lived life


I try to adopt slow living every day where I can. Quiet Sunday mornings, taking my time to wake up, make breakfast and savour the simple things in life. An hour in the evening with a cup of tea and a book. Life is a little better when I slow down. I become more mindful and focus on the things that matter most to me. It reminds me not to get too consumed by the little things that can hinder my happiness.

Walking around the countryside gave me a few hours to embrace slowness and be mindful. I thought about how I can live a slower and more simple life. Every day I'm learning about what works for me. Finding ways to be more conscious. Devoting time and energy to what is close to my heart so I can live a life full of freedom and joy.

Slow living can be what you make it and it can be so good for us. How do you bring slow living into your every day life?

Slowing Down In The Countryside

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Love for the countryside


As soon as I arrive in Scotland I feel at home. It was my first home and where I spent my earliest days on this earth. Calmness washes over me even while sitting in the car on my way to my Grandparents house. It's so quiet and all you can see is one road in the distance in between fields and hills. 

It was my Grandparent's Golden Anniversary that weekend, all my family came together so that we could celebrate. In between the family gatherings I embraced being back in Aberdeenshire. Back in the country. 

I remember visiting a couple of times a year when I was younger. My little sister and I would go out and play in the park across the road from my Grandparents' house for hours. Go for bike rides around the school playground. It felt safe out there compared to the busy roads at home. We would miss it when we were back at home. My Mum and her siblings were so lucky to spend their childhood there. Where the air is crisp and still.


Reflecting and recharging


Being away in the countryside for the long weekend gave me the chance to slow down and take a break away from every day life. When I'm in the countryside I can't help but take it easy, it's so peaceful and slow paced. A perfect time to use those few days to recharge and spend some quality time with my family. I was overdue a break away.

In the last few years when I come back here I reflect on where I am in my life and think about all the things that have changed since I was last there. Quite a lot has changed since I was last there over two years ago, sometimes when you are always on the go you forget how all the little things you do in your daily life can make a huge difference over time. Slowing down is good for the mind and body.



A slow lived life


I try to adopt slow living every day where I can. Quiet Sunday mornings, taking my time to wake up, make breakfast and savour the simple things in life. An hour in the evening with a cup of tea and a book. Life is a little better when I slow down. I become more mindful and focus on the things that matter most to me. It reminds me not to get too consumed by the little things that can hinder my happiness.

Walking around the countryside gave me a few hours to embrace slowness and be mindful. I thought about how I can live a slower and more simple life. Every day I'm learning about what works for me. Finding ways to be more conscious. Devoting time and energy to what is close to my heart so I can live a life full of freedom and joy.

Slow living can be what you make it and it can be so good for us. How do you bring slow living into your every day life?


It is my Grandparent's Golden Wedding Anniversary this weekend. They fell in love over 50 years ago and have made a good life together. With a family who love them both dearly and it is slowly growing.

They decided to celebrate by throwing an intimate party with their closest friends and family. Along with the invitation they asked for no gifts but I couldn't help myself. I wanted to give them something that is meaningful and something they can keep to remember this special occasion. They are not materialistic at all, they have collected many little trinkets and photo frames over the years. On special occasions they love getting a card with lovely words inside and you can never go wrong with giving them a new photo of their grandchildren.

That is when I thought of this little idea to create a scrapbook.


I like to be crafty every now and then. Art was one of my favourite classes at school because I could spend a couple of hours creating something from scratch. In my mind I pictured something that was a guestbook and photo album all in one, I then started to make a plan.

First, I bought a blank photo album book and a couple of pens and some glue. I asked my Mum if she could sneakily ask my Grandad for a copy of some photos from their wedding day. It was back in the sixties so they only had two photos but it was enough. I went to get them printed and I was ready to get creative.

I started off the scrapbook with some modern calligraphy writing, wishing them happy anniversary, the date they got married and their names. I've been practising every now and then. I'm slowly getting there and enjoy some quiet time with the quill and paper. Then I stuck in the photos from their wedding day.

On the day of the party I will be passing it around to everyone getting them to write a little message inside and take a few photos from the evening. Then stick them in the next day and give it to them as a little gift from essentially all of us.


I'm really looking forward to giving them this little scrapbook. It's a simple idea but I know that this will be something they'll love more than a gift that cost a thousand times more. I will definitely keep this idea for future special occasions my loved ones have.
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The Anniversary Scrapbook

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It is my Grandparent's Golden Wedding Anniversary this weekend. They fell in love over 50 years ago and have made a good life together. With a family who love them both dearly and it is slowly growing.

They decided to celebrate by throwing an intimate party with their closest friends and family. Along with the invitation they asked for no gifts but I couldn't help myself. I wanted to give them something that is meaningful and something they can keep to remember this special occasion. They are not materialistic at all, they have collected many little trinkets and photo frames over the years. On special occasions they love getting a card with lovely words inside and you can never go wrong with giving them a new photo of their grandchildren.

That is when I thought of this little idea to create a scrapbook.


I like to be crafty every now and then. Art was one of my favourite classes at school because I could spend a couple of hours creating something from scratch. In my mind I pictured something that was a guestbook and photo album all in one, I then started to make a plan.

First, I bought a blank photo album book and a couple of pens and some glue. I asked my Mum if she could sneakily ask my Grandad for a copy of some photos from their wedding day. It was back in the sixties so they only had two photos but it was enough. I went to get them printed and I was ready to get creative.

I started off the scrapbook with some modern calligraphy writing, wishing them happy anniversary, the date they got married and their names. I've been practising every now and then. I'm slowly getting there and enjoy some quiet time with the quill and paper. Then I stuck in the photos from their wedding day.

On the day of the party I will be passing it around to everyone getting them to write a little message inside and take a few photos from the evening. Then stick them in the next day and give it to them as a little gift from essentially all of us.


I'm really looking forward to giving them this little scrapbook. It's a simple idea but I know that this will be something they'll love more than a gift that cost a thousand times more. I will definitely keep this idea for future special occasions my loved ones have.
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