All The Stationary

At the beginning of a brand new academic year, I feel the urge to get a little bit more organised. I get a sudden desire to splurge on pretty notebooks, pastel pens and endless sticky notes that sit delightfully on my desk. My fondness for all things stationary stems from an earlier time and has forever ingrained my workspace - and bank account. Although rose-gold and copper everything may not instill a new found intellectual head space, they create harmonisation in my surroundings which is essential for my happiness. I blame my mum for my desire to decorate although I'm not sure that is such a negative thing. I absolutely adore selecting colours and seeking out themes, there is something so satisfying about having a new stack of perfectly coordinated stationary. As I've grown older my love has expanded and I have found new ways of using stationary in my (young) adult life, In particular, university. Nothing brightens up a textbook like puppy page markers!

My little splurge at Kikki.K spurred me to share my findings with you, by chance that you're beginning a new academic year or if you're just as obsessed as I am with stationary.

Kikki.K Love Life Wall Calendar

Kikki. K Monthly Planner

Kikki. K Life's Little Stickers

Kikki. K Personal Monogrammed Planner Medium

Anthropologie Modern 2018 Planner

WHSmith Puppy Page Markers (Out Of Stock Similar Here)

Busy B Page Markers

Wilkinsons Strawberry Sticky Notes

Stabilo Pastel Highlighters


July | Monthly Round Up

Oh, hello there! Today I thought I'd chit chat about the glorious month of July, I feel like I've neglected my blog lately but fear not, I have rounded up my favourite bits to share with you. Perhaps you can blame Love Island for the overdue monthly chatter. 
Travel: Although I happily moved back home a little while ago - Newcastle is simply not London. It is directly absent of the hustle and bustle, but being the escapist I am, I thought it was totally appropriate to hop on the train and stop off at my favourite metropolitan city. So much so, I dropped by twice! A little bit of retail therapy in Oxford Street, indulging on pizza and spending hours wandering was just what I needed. After calling in central London, myself and Benny were away for the weekend in Windsor, my afflicted body thought to generously award a fourteen day long migraine. Talk about timing! Although initially I was worried I'd end up being in total agony, getting a bit of rest in the countryside was just what the doctor ordered! There's something I love about fleeting to the countryside. The long, scenic roads, Inn's that feel like home and peace and quiet. That and the six hour driving block of empty time to chit chat, giggle and simply enjoy each others company. We filled ours with donuts and babbling utter nonsense (the good kind)! On a side note - ahem, prepare for lovey-doveyness. Being someone who is wanting to please people I stumble upon past moments and the devastating emotions I encountered when taken advantage of, the confusion of unreciprocated behaviour and fear of friendship as a result of unwarranted bitching. Having had lots of thoughts recently about friendship - It definitely made me realise I'm actually pretty lucky to have a boyfriend in which I feel none of the above. Although we bicker almost, pretty much everyday I sincerely think celebrating love is one of the loveliest things! 
Food: Although In my previous Monthly Round Up I acknowledged the lack of sugar consumption - July was the total opposite. Tying in a little to the previous post, Ice cream continued to fill a sugary sweet hole and is almost always at the top of my to-do list. I filled a lot of my month tucking into pizza, with The Herb Garden sitting pretty (literally) at the top - most definitely one of my favourite go-to's in Newcastle. I also visited Coppa Club at Tower Bridge, had an amazingly lovely romantic meal in Windsor, sipped on strawberry lemonade, and indulged on my mum's yummy raspberry ripple birthday cake!
People: Sometimes It's surprising how life's timings work out. In the midst of turmoil - a university offer rolled around. I was soon propelling ahead to perhaps, what might be the most exciting time. Not only that, but having already conflicted feelings in regard to friendships, I was (am) ridiculously excited and sense I am finally on the right path. I suppose what I am trying to say is people move on, friendships move on and I wish happiness to all those in my life but perhaps I've learnt who to keep close.
Yes - that is August in a tightly knit package! Naturally, I'm a little bit nervous about posting this, I don't think I have chatted about feelings and emotions regarding friendships before. Pop a comment if you would maybe like a longer, more specific post on that topic. Anyway, I wish for happiness and plenty of yummy sugary sweet ice cream treats in August! Maybe a little bit of interior shopping too for my move to Aberdeen.

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