6 Instagram Accounts You Need To Follow For Slowness

Although Instagram seems to be the bane of a lot of bloggers right now, I am really enjoying it. I’ve developed a theme of sorts, I’m enjoying creating content for it and most importantly, I’m enjoying finding inspiring feeds to follow.

One of the loveliest things about the summer for me was learning about slow living and embracing it at its fullest. Instagram is a treasure trove of wonderful accounts, there is nothing you can’t see on there but I’ve been focussing in on following feeds that genuinely give me joy to look at. Pictures I feel inspired from, that make me feel calm when I look, captions I enjoy reading. For a little bit of relaxation and some inspiration, I fully recommend checking these ones out.

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10 Little Things #15

It’s Saturday night and I’m unhappy to report that Glasgow appeared to be experiencing a mild heatwave in the last week, with a side ordering of torrential downpour of course, we are in Glasgow. Most of this week has been fretting over essays and my concern that I’ve forgotten how to string a sentence together in an academic format. My brain just goes to mush. If anyone is familiar with Suits, Rachel Zane and the LSATS, that is me. I am a Scottish, less attractive, version of Rachel Zane when it comes to history and essays. So naturally I’ve been encouraging myself with sweet treats and Christmas music.

At this precise moment of typing this, I regret two things from today, a) buying and eating a triple chocolate muffin from the iCafe as I fear I might not be able to pull my new autumnal New Looks skirt over my backside tomorrow and b) for not taking the barista’s offer of warming up my chocolate muffin so it would be extra gooey. I’m also contemplating order a pizza but I’m very skint after I splashed out yesterday on a dog collar with a pink bandana, a gold toothbrush holder and enough candles to make myself a wax car. And it would be my second this week but not the point. Anyway, the Little Things!

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5 Things I Learnt At The Scottish Bloggers Collective

I recently attend the Scottish Bloggers Collective meeting Glasgow about working with PRs and brands. It was the first event of its kind in Glasgow (it was also hosted in Edinburgh) and was held in the lovely Epoch restaurant in Princes Square. It was something a little different to do on a Thursday night and I got to meet some lovely bloggers. It was really nice to put faces to blogs and get to see people face to face. The event was sponsored by Old J Spiced Rum and oh my god, the spiced apple daiquiri has changed my life. My new favourite cocktail.

There was also a talk from Lauren from Wave PR on working with brands which I found super interesting. I haven’t really done much with brands before and I’ve never approached anyone myself so it was super interesting to hear about it from a PR perspective. It has definitely inspired me to reach out and put myself out there as you never know where opportunities might be! I thought I’d share five things I learnt in case anyone else is needing inspiration …

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Three Ways To Achieve Positivity This October

I had my tarot cards read at the end of September, and well, it was very enlightening. Tarot is something I’ve slowly become more interested in over the past eight months, with my first reading being in June. I found the whole prospect very unsettling at first, is all just woo woo or is there really something there? You can come to your own conclusions about that but for me, it is all about tapping into your subconscious and realising things you subconsciously already knew.

After reading Rhianna Olivia’s lovely post about having an online tarot reading, the idea stuck with me. I haven’t got the time at the moment to search Glasgow for a tarot reader (so if anyone knows anyone, hit me up!) and it seemed like a perfect online solution. Following Rhianna’s suggestion from her post, I went with an online mini tarot reading from Kerry.

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10 Little Things #14

So October happened this week. One minute I’m sweating buckets walking up University Avenue because it is mild and muggy and gross and then next thing I know I’m digging out my scarf and wearing winter boots. It got cold really quickly in Glasgow. The leaves are turning amber and falling from the trees, you can see your breath in the air and it has rained a lot. Have I mentioned it is cold?

I also saw so many Instagram pictures captioned with “I’m so thankful I live in a world where there are Octobers” from Anne of Green Gables, and you know what? I am. I am thankful. Watching the nights get darker, jumpers dragged out of cupboards and the smell of hot drinks. Crunching through leaves and stopping to take a snap of a perfect autumnal moment. But week three has also just zoomed past me so I’m so much closer to essay deadlines and presentations, so that isn’t as much fun.

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