Happy New Year….. New Year – New Me & all that jazz!!

 

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I’m sure you’ve heard it all before and might be sick of it but I bloody love it.  Not the awkwardness of New Years Eve or Hogmanay as we call it but the fresh New Year.

Theres nothing like a fresh start, a new calendar, new diary the first page of  new note book.

This year for me its all about organisation and plenty of hard work. Head down hard work, not the I’m so busy but unproductive.

Everyone else is like yeah I’m taking time out at night, not going to be working as much, cutting back on social media & I’m like nope – nope – nope. I plan to work myself to the bone this year.

Here’s to 2020.  2 blog posts a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Youtube video’s & vlogs coming soon, facebook lives, photoshoots and all the things that make me so uncomfortable but will help grow my business.  Cheers !!

Jumper Mango ~ Sold Out.

Photographer ~ Francesca Morrison.  Instagram @fmphotosx

 

 

 

Brings a week of content, never a truer quote written.  As someone who will shamefully admit Im the most unorganised, messy, hoarder, always running late type of woman.  I’m not going to write about how Im changing my ways because sometimes I think it’s in your make up, your DNA.

Last Sunday was a treat to just spent time at home, pottering and getting ready for the week ahead and it was great!  The washing and ironing all done and the house was clean, I wont say spotless as Gunner and Buddy make sure of that! But we were organised and it felt good just to relax and do what I pleased.

1st of December; Winter is on its way not to mention the festive period, I keep the C word till a few weeks before the 25th, when you mention Christmas it follows with a lot of moans and groans, “to early “over rated” “all about show” & I get it but Festive & festivities are great words aren’t they?, they make me feel warm cosy & happy.  Its all about feel good films & books.  3 of my favourite Festive books are The Tree at Rockerfeller Centre,  I bought this in New York a few years ago, similar is listed here I love being amongst the tree’s there is something magical and any tension just disappears.  Another American book is New York Christmas full of beautiful imagery, recipes and crafting.  A great coffee table book this time of year.  Finally some Jacob Marley, a Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol.  Delicious comforting food line the supermarkets shelfs.

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Last Sunday I finally unwrapped my White Company Winter Fragrance box of delights, We’re not quiet ready for the main tree yet, I did bring out my wee miniature tree for the office along with my No 7 Boots Advent Callander  & Neom and white company candle but I’ve noticed a lot of tree’s up already and the competition is Fierce on the gram …….so many beautifully decorated trees, most look like there out a magazine or dressed by an interior designer 🙂  Christmas tree day for us is the 8th December, we have our traditions which I will share with you here.

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We finished off the day with an amazing home cooked Sunday roast and vegged on the sofa watching strictly & the start of I’m a Celebrity.

Not every day off was is like that one, but days like that I treasure the most……………….

Marlene x

 

 

Easier said than done right……Who cares right?? I do.   I have big issues with this.  As someone who loves fashion, I dreamed of starting my blog for so long but how could I write a fashion blog when I couldn’t post a photo of myself.  Looking back though my personal Instagram the grid was photo’s of my dogs (naturally) my husband and places we’ve visited.  No photo’s of me. I do have a few outfit post now !!

So I threw myself completely out of my comfort zone and booked at shoot with Rachel from Rachel Ross Photography who I can’t recommend enough.  She put me at ease straight away, she was confident and new how to direct the shoot with an amateur like me. I’m usually working in the back ground if we are having shoots with TBF.  And the location – Glasgow City centre, there I was standing in the street, passers by, some giving a strange look, others a wee bit of encouragement with a friendly smile but you know what…….. after the first half hour they became invisible and the only person I saw was Rachel.

 

Jacket and Shirt Dorothy Perkins.  Bag Guess.  Jeans Next. Sunglasses Victoria Beckham. Boots Sosander.

My wee neighbour passed away recently in her sleep on 99th birthday, her advise for a long happy life was – give it everything,  just give it your best.  If you want it enough – you will work hard enough for it.  She used to tell me that in my visits.

I’m going to do exactly that!  You only get one shot at this………….make it a good un and don’t be put off by others.

Marlene x