It has been a long while since I wrote my first instalment in my money diaries series but I’m back with the arduous task of reviewing my weekly spending and seeing what the actual fuck I waste my money on.
Since university restarted in the middle of September I have actually been keeping a track of my outgoings on a Numbers spreadsheet on my laptop. It is actually painful to see what I’ve spent money on sometimes but, all in all, it has been useful to see where my money goes. I’m yet to making any massive changes to help me save but little by little I’m hoping to work on this.
It has been a long time since I shared a Recently Reading post on The Monday Project and truthfully, I have not been reading as much I would like. University always throws me off when it comes to ‘reading for fun’ and it seems fourth year is no different.
However, I joined the library in the summer which is encouraging me to read more (currently reading Recharge by Julie Montagu) and I did do a bit of reading in Italy however I didn’t get the chance to read as much as I like as books do take up a lot of space in suitcases unfortunately. Especially when you are being cheap and insisting on hand luggage only for a three-week trip.
Confession: I’ve never been for afternoon tea before. And technically, I still haven’t. It is always something I’ve wanted to do: a whole stand of mini sandwiches, cakes and scones all washed down with tea or something fizzy, that just screams me all over. I tweeted into the abyss that I fancied afternoon tea and my good pal Hayley suggested we do before noon tea at Mimi’s Bakehouse in Edinburgh when I visited her in the next couple of weeks.
We scheduled in an 11am reservation for before noon tea on Sunday morning to round off my mini visit to Edinburgh. I have had my eye on Mimi’s Bakehouse since I was in Leith last year and seeing as it is so famous, I am so pleased I finally got to visit.
When I first scribbled down in my notes that I wanted to do a post about featuring a few of my favourite products this autumn, I wrote it down as ‘autumn beauty roundup’ however after actually sitting down to the write the post – all of my products are skincare.
I have never been that great with make-up as I’m not very good at applying it and usually running late in the morning anyway so don’t have the time to put any on. Skincare however I am always enchanted by. I am the ultimate consumer for skincare brands as I can get sucked in by anything.
What am I doing with Instagram? It is now a huge part of blogging thanks to its ability to share visual content for viewers/followers to view quickly before scrolling on. The way we consume content is continuously changing and the fast-paced approach of Instagram suits a lot of people.
I had a personal Instagram for around a year before I began writing on a blog and now it is has rolled itself into a hybrid account, sharing both blog and social media content as well as my life.