23 Jan 2016 56 comments

Five Good Things.


What a busy week! I feel like everything past in a bit of a blur this week – I feel exhausted. Anyway, let’s end this manic few days on a high with some positive thoughts!

01. I’m up early for another PT session this morning, I’m feeling unbelievably exhausted – getting dressed this morning was like solving a Rubik’s cube. Oh, my sports bra goes on before my tshirt? That checks out. I’ve worked out three times already this week (once with my PT and twice on my own) so tired doesn’t even cover it.
I’m excited to do a fitness intro post for you guys, as I feel like I’ve finally found my motivation to exercise!

02. I’m going to have a very chilled weekend after I’ve arrived home from the gym! I might even treat myself to a nap. I need to take some photos of our new shelves for tomorrow’s post, as I can’t publish the post I was working on, and also edit my New York vlogs. Last night I allowed myself to look up flights to New York for September – I am a cheeky devil. I was just peeking. I’m not sure I can hold off though, it’s my happy place!

03. Speaking of trips away, I really want to plan a sunny summer holiday for maybe April/May. I was thinking Thailand, as I haven’t really explored Asia. Does anyone have any recommendations? I just want nice beaches and beautiful weather, and maybe amazing food. It doesn’t have to be Thailand, just somewhere exotic perhaps.
I can’t stop thinking of summer holidays! Anyone booked one yet?

04. I’m totally obsessed with Walking With Cars at the moment, I discovered them through Spotify a while back but their new songs are just amazing – well worth a listen! They’re playing in Glasgow soon but I’m not sure I can convince anyone to go.
Jordan and I are going to Primavera Sound in Barcelona in the summer, and the lineup was announced this week. It’s okay? Jordan is super excited by Radiohead (I did my best Sam Smith impression. “Thom Yorke?”) but I’m on the fence. It’ll be cool to see Sigur Ros and Daughter, but otherwise it’s not really my scene. Sun though. Sun.

05. I’m determined to film my evening and morning skincare routines this week, as I’m obsessed with skincare right now. Once I get used to regular exercise (not even joking), I’ll see if I can film them, as I did make a promise to do more YouTube this year!

What’s happening with you guys?

  • I could definitely do with a fitness post from you, hopefully it’ll inspire me to get motivated about exercise! It needs to happen at some point in my life! x

    Jodie | Jodie Loue

  • Camilla

    Looking forward to seeing the NY vlog! Love your vlogs 😀

  • Chloe

    Looking forward to watch your New York Vlog!

  • Shakirah

    If you end up going to Thailand, I would really recommend checking out Koh Lanta! It’s less well known (I think) than the other islands (Phuket, Koh Samui etc) which makes it much quieter with far less people on the beaches but it’s just as beautiful as the other islands 🙂 On another note, I would definitely love a fitness post!

  • Ooo sounds like you have a very chilled weekend planned – and yes, treat yourself to a nap! If you’re considering Thailand, my fella loved exploring Changmai. He’s determined to drag me out there this year. It’s less touristy, but there’s plenty to see!


  • Lucy Birchall

    I’m definitely keen to read a fitness post from you. I’ve been putting off re-joining a gym throughout all of January because I just KNOW it’ll be so full in there, you’d be unable to do a single thing. I’m planning on calling up/poopping in this week to get an induction date settled for beginning of Feb and then boom, I want to do all the classes and all the squats!
    She’s So Lucy

  • You’re not the only one wanting to book flights to NYC, I’m looking at going again in September too as the last time I went was 3 years ago and that’s far too long of a wait. I’m really looking forward to your NYC vlogs too!

    DeeDee Louise

  • EmmaB

    I highly recommend Bali if you can go. There are so many beautiful places to explore on the main land like Uluwatu, Ubud & Sanur and then you can go over to the Gili islands for a breath taking experience. The food, the people and the place is amazing.

  • emily couture

    I can’t wait to read your fitness post! 🙂

    emily xx


  • I really need to get motivated like you and actually exercise. Well done and keep at it!

    Lauren x | http://www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

  • Lovely post! Excited to see your fitness post, I’m in need of some motivation! x


  • What a lovely update – I’m looking forward to reading your fitness post 🙂 I’m thinking about summer holidays too this year! Can’t wait to book one.
    – Ambar x

  • Thailand would be an amazing place to go! Can’t wait to see your morning/night routines x

    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

  • CAT

    I can’t afford a gym membership right now but I wish I did so I could go and work out properly. Also I’d love to go to Thailand! Everyone says it’s so beautiful.

    I’ve booked Santorini for April, I can’t wait for the trip! I’m so excited to finally visit the island since it’s on my bucker list of places to go <3

    Cat | What Cat Says

  • Adele Miner

    Such a cute post, can’t wait to see your morning and evening skincare routine! x

  • My boyfriend and I have booked time off in March but we can’t decide where to go! We’re thinking New York or somewhere hot. I’m intrigued to see where you’ll end up going 🙂

  • oh – Thailand sounds like fun. I am hoping to do a Highway 1 road trip (from San Francisico to LA) this summer. Regarding recommendations for Thailand – this post on the overseas escape blog has some recommendations – I have it pinned for when I decide to head to Thailand. http://www.theoverseasescape.com/2-month-southeast-asia-itinerary

  • Samantha Mariko

    I would love to go to Thailand! have a relaxing weekend 🙂 Skincare has been my new obsession since moving to tokyo, can’t wait to see what yours is like!

  • Thailand sounds like a great destination, one of the places I would love to visit. You should really film your skincare routine, can’t wait to see it!

    Ela BellaWorld

  • Trudy Johanna

    I love walking with cars. This was a really lovely post!
    TrudyJohanna x | UK Lifestyle Blog

  • missgetaway

    Oh I cannot wait to see your routine videos. That’s something I’m really interessted in 🙂

    Love, kerstin

  • Nothing wrong with a weekend nap at all!

    Lizzie Dripping

  • Can’t wait to read your fitness intro post! // I’m going to have a chilled weekend as well. In a very literal sense. Winter Storm Jonas is brewing, and I’ve stocked up all the essentials in my room so that I won’t have to leave all weekend! // NYC is just a 2-3hr bus ride away for me 😀 which is one of many great perks of studying where I am. My friends and I like making trips up there when we have breaks, and even just long-weekends. // Thanks for sharing that song; love it! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • Looking forward to the fitness post Kate!

    Allie | Rush + Teal

  • Ashley Christabelle

    Definitely go to Bali for the summer! Hot weather and beaches all day long x


  • Rue Roxanne

    I’m currently making changes to my room this weekend and completing a wishlist of things I want!

  • Sounds like a very productive week 🙂 Can’t wait to see more about the decor in your home, as well as the new makeup looks <3

    XO, Elizabeth

  • You sound determined to make the best of your time, I’m looking forward to Reading more posts 🙂

  • Anna

    I can’t wait to see your new shelves Kate!
    Have a great weekend!
    Anna From Italy


  • A holiday sounds just perfect right now. Thailand sounds amazing, I went to Sardinia last year and it was the perfect getaway x


  • aah i REALLYY wanna book a summer holiday! no one or idea to go with yet though! x

  • I have booked a holiday to Lanzorte, for the thirth time 🙂 I love it there!

  • Victoria

    I’m having a lazy weekend too. Just need to have a rest after a really busy week. Good to know that I’m not the only one! Haha


  • Sounds like you’ve had a great week! I’m hoping to go New York in September to for my honey moon. I’m getting married in September so I’ve been doing lost of wedding planning 🙂 xx

  • Emerald

    I’d love a lazy weekend, you’re so lucky!

    emerald | Life By Emerald

  • Aimee Carmichael

    Thailand is a beautiful place to visit, I’d recommend Phuket and also visiting Bangkok and Singapore they are all incredible places to visit

    Aimee x


  • Merri

    Please do! I love your skincare videos!

  • Sarah Cantwell

    Kitchen tour Kate Pleeeeeease! I need to see more of that beautiful space xx

  • Maggie

    I just really want all the cute things you have! Everything is super adorable!


  • I looove your blog, very great post ! So cute <3

    Suzanne xx
    Check my blog : http://yourlovelyplace.blogspot.fr/

  • The Sunday Mode

    Not sure if it’s too far but Hawaii is amazing if you want nice food, nice beaches and extremely friendly locals (in a good way). It’s one of my happy places, I’ve been 4 or 5 times now and I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of it.


  • I went to Thailand this past summer to visit a friend and it was wonderful! Delicious food, beautiful beaches, and so. much. sun.
    Also, I love your calendar in the photo! Is it based on types of tea?

  • I love to read everything that’s happening with you!! Looking forward to see that skincare routine!


  • Chy

    PT = Physical therapist 🙂 Loved the rest!

  • Kate, I’m so glad to hear you’re doing more Youtube – your videos are top-notch! Your blog photography video was very useful and I looked forward to your Vlogmas everyday. 🙂

    I hope you feel less exhausted and sore soon! It’s a satisfying pain but a very, very annoying pain as well.

    Tess Alexandra

  • The place I want to go to the most in Asia right now is the Philippines. Looks so gorgeous! 😍

  • Lynn Morcombe

    Hi Kate I have to say you will love the world famous King Tut’s in Glasgow where
    Walking on Cars will be playing and Glasgow is an awesome city.A real one off.
    Full of friendly people and really cool places.And the fashion shopping on Buchanan Street is amazing.
    Best wishes

    • Angus pooch

      Kate lives in Glasgow!

  • I clicked the Walking With Cars link and listened to the song on YT and it’s amazing! Thank you for sharing. I love to discover new music. Oh and that summer holiday, we’re dreaming about some exotic holiday too but after renovating and buying furniture there probably won’t be any money left .. #ooh



  • In Thailand, Phuket is a go to for beaches! It would be nice though if you could squeeze in Bangkok too, maybe even Cambodia. I did a backpacking trip in Thailand and Cambodia last December and it’s one for the books. Also, I’m from the Philippines, and our country has amazing beaches (El Nido, Palawan) that you might want to check out.
    ♥️, Caffeine Rush

  • YES! Thailand is so, so beautiful!

    LIVING IN PLAID – Personal Style Blog from Brussels

  • You should visit Hawaii! I grew up there, and I think you’d love it! It’s exotic and there’s a lot of Asian influences in the culture and foods too!

    Jasmine / http://www.jasminekeclipse.com

  • I’ve started with a PT too and really feeling it, but I’m glad as I was always so slack! Definitely want to explore Asia too as I’m obsessed with Korean beauty

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • I love everything about it!! Thanks for sharing!


  • Just love your interior posts!


  • I love Walking On Cars! I saw them at King Tut’s last year and they were so good. And wow, good job on doing so much fitness. I wish I had that motivation!

    Mimmi xx
    Muted Mornings