Tuesday Thoughts

This blog post could be called Tuesday Thoughts, or it could also be called Travel Tuesday, I’m not really sure how to decide because really it’s about my favourite thoughts on travel. My favourite thoughts, words and quotes.

I’m obviously in a travelling state of mind today, the sun is shining, I’m relaxed, I’m happy, but mostly, I’m thinking about of all the adventures that await us on our travels later this year.

I’m a dreamer and I always have been. Here’s what I’m dreaming about today…

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Don’t you ever just wonder what’s out there; what the world has to offer, what great places there are to discover, and people there are to meet? I do. I always wonder. But I don’t have to wonder anymore. Three months and counting…

Ps. In case you missed it, you can read my Hello World post with all my latest travel news here.

Sorcha x

Thursday Thoughts

I hope you’re all having a nice Thursday and enjoying this balmy sunny weather. As you know I’ve been away in Rome and I just had the most incredible time. I’m working on lots of Rome posts for you, the first post on the highlights of our trip, will be going live tomorrow morning, and the second post on my outfits and looks for the trip, will be going live on Saturday morning.

I had hoped to get these up for you on Tuesday as soon as I got home, but unfortunately all the excitement of the trip left me smothering with a cold or flu of some sort, so I’ve been tucked up in my bed for the past few days trying to shake it off.

So you’ll have to forgive my lack of blogging this week, and my lateness in getting these live, but as of tomorrow it will be back to business as usual.

I hope you all had a good week. It’s Friday tomorrow, yippee!

Sorcha x

Tuesday Thoughts

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May has arrived and that means that summer has arrived in Ireland but whilst the weekend gave us a glimpse of balmy warm weather one day, the next we found ourselves caught in a freezing cold hail stone shower. As strange as it may sound, the crazy Irish weather got me thinking about how things change, in a second, and without warning.

When I first set up my blog back in January, I knew this year was going to be an interesting one. While it was going to be exciting, and fun, full of travel and adventures, it was also going to be challenging, and hard, due to some changes I’m going through. You’ll have heard me talk about this already if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, and apologies if I’m boring you, but you know, sometimes you just need to talk it out!

Given the worrier that I am, I’ve always worried about change, what it means for me, how I will cope, how I will come out the other side. And of course I’ve always coped, I’ve always come out the other side, and I’ve almost always been better off because of it. So why am I always so resistant?

Does anyone else go through this? It may be why I challenged myself in my New Year’s resolutions not to sweat the small stuff so much, and I’m trying, let me tell you I’m trying. But sometimes you just want to scream out the stress and wish you could wake yourself up from a situation so that things could go back to being ‘normal’ again. But maybe the only normalcy in life is change…

I’m talking in riddles again I know, forgive me and my tendancy to do that. While I share so much of my life and thoughts in my blog, somethings I just can’t talk about things in as much detail as I would like. Not because I don’t want to, but more for self-preservation really.

But the subject really isn’t the issue here, it’s the change. And I don’t know why it always surprises me. What’s that famous quote again; the only certainty in life is that nothing is certain?

Well that’s definitely true about the weather anyway.

Sorcha x

 

Fridaygram

I’ve had a very busy week since my last Fridaygram, I had my beautiful friend Julie’s wedding last weekend, I had a crazy week in work, and I started swatching and taking pictures of new products I want to try.

As always, I shared it all on my Instagram, so here’s a look at what’s been going on:

Friday

After getting my nails and spray tan done in prep for the wedding on Saturday, I had a cosy Friday night in with my slippers and a movie. I needed to make sure I got my beauty sleep for the fun ahead on Saturday!

Saturday

My friend Julie is a big fan of Hendrick’s Gin and Tonics, so when I saw our places names at the wedding were miniature bottles of Hendrick’s, I just had to share. Have you ever seen anything so cute?!

I also shared this picture of me and one of my good friends Pam who I hadn’t seen since my own wedding back in December.

Sunday

Julie is all about the details so on Sunday I just had to share some more wedding photos. These Baby’s Breath centrepieces were just stunning and gave the tables such a romantic vibe.

Monday

Always one for positivity, I shred this Monday Motivation picture. There’s no better way to start the week than putting yourself in the right frame of mind (even if it does all fall away after a day or two!).

Tuesday

In case you missed it, on Tuesday I blogged all about our trip to Paris and what the highlights of the trip were for me. This picture was taken of Dave and I on the River Seine and is my favourite picture of our weekend away. I love the Eiffel Tower peeking in the background!

I also shared this picture I came across on Pinterest which I just love. As mentioned above and in many of my blog posts, I love inspirational quotes and images, and this one is just brilliant. Sometimes when you’re having a bad day you think about packing it all in, but as the saying goes, we should never give up!

Wednesday

I have been obsessed with the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani eyeshadow palette for the last while as many of you might have guessed by now! So on Wednesday I posted this shot of my favourite swatches from the palette.

I also shared this picture of my new sunglasses. I’ve been coveting round style shades for a while now, so when I came across these little babies from Custom Vintage Dublin last week, I just had to order them. Perfectly on trend for this summer!

Thursday

I recently got sent some products from the lovely people over at Catrice cosmetics so I’ve been trying them out over the past few weeks. This lipstick from their Ultimate Stay range in shade ‘Don’t Worry Be Berry’ is just gorgeous, it’s my current favourite shade and I’m really impressed with it.

I also shared this Throwback Thursday post from my wedding of our table plan. My theme was an outside, inside candlelit forest kind of theme and I just love this picture. We just got our wedding video a few days ago so I’ve been watching it on repeat and it’s bringing back such incredible memories. I just want to do it all again!

Friday

I love Fridays as we all do, and a Friday meme always puts me in a happy mood. This one I came across last night made me smile.

I also love casual Fridays, and as the sun is finally starting to show its face, I can start to wear flowy blouses and summer shoes again, yay!

So there you go. I don’t know where the weeks are going at the moment, but each week that passes is a week closer to summer, which let’s face it…rocks!

As always, if you’re not following me on Instagram please come say hi here.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Sorcha x

Thursday Thoughts

I’ve had one of those weeks this week, we all have them, and while we’re going through them we can’t seem to escape them.

While I’ve been contemplating all that’s going on in my life, what I’ve realised is that it’s okay to have a bad week. It’s okay to cry, it’s okay to be stressed, it’s okay to rant, and when it’s all over, it’s okay to reflect and move on.

So I’ve decided to channel all my inner positivity today in the hopes of starting this day off on a better note, and prevent another day of dropping my food on the floor, spilling my tea, getting stressed and welling up for no reason.

So on that note, I wish you all a happy, positive Thursday. Let’s all be safe in the knowledge that there’s only one day left until the weekend!

I’ve got my friend Lucy’s hen this weekend so another very fun, exciting weekend ahead and I can’t wait.

Sorcha x

Monday Blues

Happy Monday folks… Or not so happy Monday in my case. Don’t get me wrong, all is okay, but I woke up this morning just feeling a bit blugh. I’m not sure that’s even a word, but it’s the closest literary way I can find to express how I’m feeling today; blugh.

I had a fun, busy weekend with family, we spent Saturday at a wedding and Sunday at a Christening and it was lovely. But last night the Sunday blues started to creep in and they have well and truly exploded into full on Monday blues this morning.

Do you ever experience the Monday blues? What is it about Mondays that make us feel down or sad, or like we want to be somewhere totally different far, far away? Today was one of those mornings where I repeatedly pressed the snooze button on my alarm, not ready for the cold light of day to encroach on my sleep time. It was raining, dull, and grey, and all I wanted to do was stay in my bed.

I was in the middle of a blissful dream that I didn’t want to wake up from. Imagine the scene; Paris, in summer. I just bought my dream lamb-skin classic Chanel handbag. I was sitting in a bar along the Champs-Élysées drinking Rosé Champagne with my hubbie and the Arc de Triomphe was shimmering in the distance. It was a blissful wonderful dream, the kind of dream that made me feel like this was real life.

Then bang. Beep, beep, beep… I slowly woke to my alarm going off and the sound of reality creeping in. Blugh.

I think it’s time for a coffee…

Sorcha x