Blooming El



Well I'm chuffed that Tuesday is over. I've had a manic day, even my computer was screaming at me by the end of it. I say screaming, it actually froze and wouldn't let me do anything, so I had to restart it and pray I didn't lose my work. Luckily I didn't and now I'm home, an hour late, tip-tapping away as fast as I can because I really don't want to spend another second staring at a computer screen. 

Negatives aside, this #wonderfulwednesday is all about happy things! 


That one, up there, it's a pretty little sight isn't it?

As soon as I got home from work yesterday, I skipped on upstairs to get changed in to my pyjamas and was greeted by a gorgeous mix of blues and yellows outside my bedroom window. 

Escaping the Office 

Staring at a computer screen for eight hours can be extremely draining. Our office is based in an industrial area but luckily, a little park is only a two minute walk away and offers me that little bit of peace on my lunch break.

A breath of fresh air, a quick jiggle of the legs, and a chapter of my book soon gets my mojo back!


This is me. Eleanor, El, Eles, Elzbellz, Mole.

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I'm kind, generous, and positive. I'm paranoid, lazy, and impatient. I worry, a lot. I swear constantly. I'm a better listener than I am a talker. I like my music loud. I like staying in and lounging on the sofa. I'm creative. I'm textbook smart but have no common sense. 

I still sing and dance in my bedroom like I did 15 years ago. If I could live in pyjamas, I definitely would. I like going for walks and discovering new places. I've watched Hollyoaks religiously since I was about 10 and will most likely continue watching it till I'm well over 40.


Happy hump day! This week is just whizzing by, I can't believe it's time to celebrate the small things already! 

It's still all go go go at work at the minute. I've offered to work in the evenings and at the weekend because we have SO much to do before I head to Wales in a few weeks. I'd rather limit the amount of work I have to worry about whilst I'm supposed to be relaxing!

I'm enjoying the little signs of Autumn still and I can't wait till all the trees are orange, it's just such a pretty time of year! 

Shall we see what else I've been enjoying so far this week? 

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I had sent a video to one of my best pals Christine, showing off my photos from my photo shoot with Kaye, Christine then replied with a reaction video, to which I said 'I feel like we should facetime' and so we did! (By facetime, I mean Whatsapp video call). 

We hadn't facetimed since we were about 16, so it was pretty fab and took me right back to my teenage years!

Photo Shoot

If you've seen my latest post on Instagram, you'd know that I had my first photo shoot with Kaye on Sunday.

I was super nervous but Kaye soon put me at ease and we were done within half an hour! I'm really pleased with the photos and can't wait to show you the rest of them!


I think I have a problem guys. I'm a Wine and Crime podcast addict. I just can't stop listening. SO GOOD. 

I'm actually listening to an episode now, whilst waiting for Hollyoaks to come on the old box.

Anyho, how have you lot been? Are you having a fabulous September so far? I feel like it's already going so quickly, like we'll be halfway through the month before the end of the week, CRAZY. 

Shall we crack on with the you know what? 

A Forgotten Jumper

I'm having some photos taken by Kaye at the weekend and have been umming and ahhing about what to wear.

My style is much more suited to Autumn and Winter (no crop tops and denim shorts in my wardrobe) so I'd decided I'd like to wear a jumper of some sort, the one I originally had in mind is very plain and as a girl who loves floral patterns and embroidery, I felt I should find something a little 

I had a little rummage through my drawer and stumbled upon this little number, I'd completely forgotten about it (isn't it great when you find clothes that you forgot you had or thought you'd lost?!) and did a little dance when I realised it combined my two favourite things - jumpers and embroidery!

After Work Walks

I've been keeping up with my little goal of walking as often as possible before it gets dark! I've only been visiting the local lakes for a quick stroll after work but it's enough time to listen to an episode of Wine and Crime and is better than going straight home to pig out on the sofa! 


Back in April, I was lucky enough to win tickets to a Foodies Festival of my choice. I hadn't heard of Foodies Festival before and after perusing their website, I thought it'd be nice to visit the one in South Park, Oxford. I had originally planned for me and G to make a weekend of it but unfortunately, he couldn't get annual leave for the whole weekend! 

The Foodies Festival in Oxford ran from Friday 1st September to Sunday 3rd but we decided to go on the Saturday!

foodies festival in oxford at south park


Hello and happy September! I hope you've had a lovely start to the new month. I feel like just skipping to the good bits today, let's get to it!

A Sunday Stroll 

Sunday was the first proper lie-in I've had in a while and although I absolutely loved the feeling of being wrapped up in my duvet, I actually got up and made the most of my day! Well most of the afternoon anyway...

I hopped out of bed after watching The X Factor on catch-up (every year I tell myself I'm not going to watch it and every year I fail), pottered around the house, then took myself off for a little walk. I haven't been feeling my best lately (in terms of health and body image), so I'm going to try to squeeze as much walking in as I can on the weekends and before it gets super dark after work!

The Best Sausage EVER

Get your mind out of the gutter you filthy animals.

At the Foodies Festival on Saturday, there were a few stalls handing out little samples. One stall had small bits of cooked sausage on offer, I grabbed a cocktail stick and picked the most burnt bit I could find (my fave) and OH MY, it was so delicious. Even G, who never eats sausage because he's afraid of the gristle, said it tasted good, so good in fact he went back for a second sample!


Dear Year 7's

You are about to embark on the biggest and, most probably, the scariest journey of your life. Okay, that may be a little dramatic on my part but secondary school is a big deal. Not as big of a deal as your wedding day, your first proper wage, or your first child but it's still a pretty big change in your life and one that you should look forward to, no matter how scary it may seem. 

I'm not here to tell you that you should knuckle down and work hard in preparation for your GCSE's. I'm not here to tell you to remember your pencil case and every bit of your PE kit (even though all of the above are very important). I'm here to tell you something much more valuable (in my opinion, anyway). 
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