25 Oct 2014 14 comments

5 Things: An Update.


I always like to do a little update once per month, to replace the ‘Instagram roundup’ posts we all used to do. If you’re not already following me on Instagram, I highly recommend it (but then I would say that). The past few weeks have been busy but super fun, I’ve packed SO much in…

01. Allll by mysellfffff, don’t wanna be allll by myseeeelffff. Yep, boyfriend is off for a MAMMOTH tour around Europe, he’s been away for more than a week and isn’t back until about the 20th November! Even then, he’s back for less than two weeks and off on a UK tour – meaning I’ve settled in to cat lady life. Also, Emily is off on tour with Prides (the band) doing photos for them, so it really has been pretty quiet around these parts. A lot of Netflix has been watched. I’m heading out tonight for a friend’s birthday – Tammy from DIY Nails – which I’m way too excited for! Better get my nails all nice.

02. I’ve taken up weaving, as I mentioned in last week’s post, so that’s been keeping me busy! I’ve posted a couple of my finished (or almost finished) pieces on Instagram so it’s likely you’ve already seen my efforts. I just bought a huge bag of wool so I’m excited to get stuck in to a new one – I never really think of myself as being a creative person, but weaving is super easy and so much fun.

03. This week has seen quite a few new videos go up on my YouTube channel as I’ve had more time to spare. I posted an autumn makeup tutorial last night, and I have a living room tour coming tomorrow so make sure you’re subscribed! I actually have to finish my voiceover for the tour, it’s surprisingly hard as I’ve just filmed little bits here and there. We had a flatwarming a couple of weeks ago and so I found some really weird items in weird places – including a lot of cable ties (friend is a guitar technician for bands), a Mogwai setlist and a British Airways boarding pass. We also moved all the furniture back to create a dancefloor so I’ve only just unrolled the rug again!
My barcart got a good amount of use, so I’m super pleased about that – I just love it.

04. I’ve been putting a lot of home posts up on Nouvelle, since we’ve taken more of a lifestyle direction I think I will keep this blog all beauty and Nouvelle for my home posts. This means I’m not entirely sure what to do with my Sunday posts! I might just do a sort of roundup post or save the time for doing YouTube videos – what do we think?

05. I don’t really have a fifth update really. That’s quite a lot of news from me already – I have quite a lot of fun things coming up in November so I think I’ll resume vlogging at some point! Mouse has been missing the attention…

What’s new with you guys? Oh, and while you’re at it – fancy giving my Facebook page a like?!

  • I’d love to see this sort of roundup post on Sundays 🙂 Looking forward to watching your new youtube video. I always love watching your videos! Also, your home posts over on Nouvelle are great, although they make me seriously envious of your flat.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  • I cant BELIEVE you don’t see yourself as creative!! Your sites, photography, styling etc etc- you’re so creative! Love your blog, was one of the very first I followed when I discovered the ‘blogosphere’!



  • I love your blog and can’t wait to see your living room tour video 🙂

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    little taste of heaven

  • You should definitely watch The Killing on Netflix (if you are looking for something new, hehe)! It is SO GOOD.

    xo Sharon
    under the blush

  • Gauthami J

    Loved the autumn make up tutorial!


  • Bethan

    I loved your autumn tutorial 🙂


  • Loving the home posts lately. Sending smiles 🙂

  • I’ve been loving the home posts so much! It’s always nice to have a round up of what’s been going on lately 🙂

    My Blog: Blueberry segmentS

    My Youtube Channel: Blueberry segmentS

  • Kathryn

    You are definitely creative. I read your blog every morning to see what you are up to, it’s currently 6.07am in Australia! Love your photographs, and wonder if I could find that cat ring you have here – my granddaughter is a crazy cat lady (kid) and would love it! Best wishes, Kathryn 🙂

  • You are so, so creative Kate! Your photography and decor are all so stunning and you would have to have a creative mind to make it look as effortless as it does. I’m super excited to see your living room tour, as well!


  • You’re gonna need to put on Bridget Jone’s Diary and sing along loudly to the “All By Myself” scene… or is that movie just a thing that North Americans enjoy because we secretly wish we were English?

    Bloomin’ Rouge

  • Your weaving is so cool and you’re never alone, you have all of us! I loved your makeup tutorial.