Wildland Wandering

I’m not sure England gets any more beautiful than when the sun shines in November. Not far from where I live is a little nature reserve, and at this time of year it turns into a magical sepia-toned wonderland. The bracken and ferns turn the most glorious shades of copper and gold, making the landscape glow when lit by the late

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A Signature Scent

I’ve always wanted to be one of those people with a ‘signature scent’, but up until recently, I’d never found the one. I’ve had fragrances I liked, and some I’ve loved, but never one I’ve been able to fully commit and repurchase, until this rather gorgeous bottle came along. Recently I was very kindly invited to visit the newly opened

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Our Engagement Shoot

Back in September, my lovely partner in crime asked me to marry him (I of course said yes, read more on that here.) We haven’t yet got all that far with the wedding planning, but we did book in a little engagement shoot to celebrate. Autumn has always been my favourite time of year, (and now even more so!) so

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A Glossier Haul

If you spend any time at all on social media, you’ll have heard of Glossier. The beauty brand of the blog Into The Gloss, created by Emily Weiss has taken the internet by storm, and I for one have well and truly jumped on the bandwagon. They launched in the UK in October after being previously only available in the

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Back to Basics & Starting Over

Hello, I’m Carrie, the author of this very lax and intermittently updated website. November rolled around and I realised I still wasn’t happy with my blog and it just wasn’t working for me. I’ve explored many options, including stopping altogether, but realised that would make me sad, as although I can’t seem to find the balance, the thought of not doing

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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice (in the UK)

One of my favourite things about this time of year is that it is officially the season of Pumpkin Spice. Made popular by the Starbucks drink, it’s previously been a very American thing and hard to get hold of in the UK, but wonderfully, things are changing. We’re not quite at the point where you walk into a supermarket and

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Bits & Pieces & Snapshots #6

A few snippets from my week:   Things are starting to look a little more festive around here with the addition of some pumpkins and squashes. We’ve been trying to make the most of the daylight at weekends when we can by getting out and walking. I could have stayed and watched these ducks bobbing for dinner for hours, especially

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Things Making Me Smile #6

It might be considered a cliche, but I think it’s a really important thing to focus on the positives in life, especially when you’re feeling low. Often listing happy things is the last thing I want to do if I’m not feeling so great, but it usually always does the trick and gets me back on track of thinking a

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Choosing Happy

Firstly, I’d like to ask you to bear with me on what I know is a controversial, sometimes offensive, and often frustrating statement. Telling someone with depression to ‘just be happy’ is the equivalent of telling someone with insomnia to just go to sleep, or telling someone with a broken leg to just stop the bone being broken. It just

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Life & Links

Happy Sunday! We made it through another week and I’m pleased to report I’m finally feeling a little more like myself after a few weeks of a rather rubbish slump. I’m sure everyone’s tired of me writing this and then not following through, but I’m finally ready to get cracking and have a whole load of blog posts ready to

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