It was so nice having down time to settle back into London between Christmas and New Year. But it was time to get back to reality, the 9-5 and head back to work. After a holiday full of reading, I'm making a real effort to read more. My commute takes an hour each way, allowing for plenty of reading time. I'm not really one for fiction and have far too many books on fashion, style and design to add anymore books to the collection! So I thought I'd start re-reading some of my favourites and work my through my extensive book collection through 2018.
London has definitely got colder, so I was all wrapped up in my H&M
Grey puffer Jacket, Levi 501'
s and trainers bobbing along trying to keep warm. Please excuse the plant in the picture below, I rescued it from outside our flat as this random guy keeps watering it with alcohol and being sick in it. After a long night of rain (Bye bye sick
) I decided it was in need of some TLC so rescued it into the safety of a whisky and sick free zone. I'm going to give it some feed and see if I can resurrect it in my own garden.
I'm currently reading 'Why Fashion Matters' by Frances Corner, It's a great read that provides thought provoking thoughts and questions. The chapters are short enough to read whilst waiting for the kettle to boil or eating breakfast. Which I did a fair bit of on the first day back at work. NEED THAT CAFFEINE.
After my first day of work was done and dusted it was time to trek to Walthamstow to pick up a bookcase I found on Gumtree. It's harder than you think, finding small furniture on the cheap that's not from Ikea in London. Then I found this little gem for a tenner, a lick of paint and a jobs a good'en i reckon. Adam and I are in desperate need of more book shelves and vinyl storage and this shelf fitted the bill, but I'll be the first to admit that you look totally mental carrying furniture on the tube, that it's a pain in the arse! But I feel better in the knowledge that it's second hand and will now have a loving home in our cosy flat. Up-cycling and second hand all the way.
I quite like this style of journal blogging and I bet in time it'll be cool to look back on. Maybe I'm onto something new for 2018!
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