Lifestyle · March 20, 2019

South Of The River

It’s been a while since I’ve taken it back to a traditional, old school, diary like blog post. In fact, it feels like a bit of a while since I’ve sat down and written a proper blog post full stop. A meaty, wordy one. Not a playlist, or a one packed with beauty favourites (which, don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love doing)- but really sat and wrote down how things are.

If I’m being honest, the last week or so has been busy. Not in a glamourised, keep-cup in hand- rushing out of Grind coffee before dashing to sleek meetings with perfectly quaffed hair busy.

Instead, sat at home, spinning endless plates (which often feels like literally), worrying about he quantity of wedding tasks to do, juggling upcoming projects- all whilst delicately (or not) wobbling along the personal-life tight rope trying to maintain being a good friend, girlfriend and daughter- with a few tears thrown in for ultimate hyperbolic melancholy.







Of course this isn’t a woe is me post. Things are exciting- there is a lot coming up. But, still being a one-man band- getting another pair of hands on board has never felt more necessary in order to keep this ship running like a well-oiled machine (especially with The Insecure Girls’ Club too). I’ve felt more responsibility in keeping things ticking over smoothly than ever before, and have a (self inflicted) pressure to keep everything up to standard, whilst still maintaining a level of quantity and quality, that sometimes- I’m not always sure can be done alone.

Anyway! Rambles aside, last week was a bit of a shitter (honestly, for want of a better word). I won’t divulge details- but come the weekend, I couldn’t have been more ready to unwind and let the week go. With Saturday spent giggling with friends (a needed tonic if ever there was one), on Sunday Joe and I took my new little compact camera out for a spin around South London (completely and utterly influenced by Carrie and her FUJIFILM). With no real plans after trains to Brighton weren’t quite running to plan, we decided to edge around our local area- diving into pockets otherwise less explored. Getting the train to Peckham Rye, we walked along Bellenden Road past some of our favourite little shops- before strolling through neighbourhoods to East Dulwich and then back to Herne Hill where we got the train back- naturally just before the heavens opened.








With nothing left to do but dig out a brilliant Sunday Roast (our favourite is at The Railway Tavern in Bromley)- we sat with our extra Yorkshire’s as the rain pattered down on a miserable Sunday, before heading home to re-watch Line of Duty series 4 before the shiny new series starts. Perhaps it isn’t always glamorous around here (come on, with my old post-Topshop work posts it never has been) but these really are some of my favourite posts to pen, and I vow to keep up with this no matter how busy this year is.

x

(Trench: gifted from BA&SH, Blouse: gifted from BA&SH, Roll Neck: Topshop, Jeans: ASOS, Boots: gifted Free People, Bag: Trademark) *post contains affiliate links




11 Comments

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    Bella
    March 20, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    These honest, diary-style posts are also my favourite ones! And the photos look great as well 🙂

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    Tini
    March 20, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Loved it!! So relatable and soothing to read!! X 🙂

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    Sofia
    March 20, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    These are by far my favourite. Glad you got some time

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    Anika May
    March 20, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    I absolutely love the way you capture photos and publish posts, it’s inspiring!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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    Hannah Cao
    March 20, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Loving how these shots turned out <3

    Hannah / Words & Latte

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    Neeltje | Thoughts in Style
    March 21, 2019 at 6:57 am

    This looks so lovely and relaxed!
    https://www.thoughtsinstyle.com/

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    Frida
    March 21, 2019 at 7:50 am

    This is such a lovely post. Feels like a movie – in the very best possible way!

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    Jenelle
    March 24, 2019 at 5:03 am

    A Sunday roasts sounds pretty good right about now.
    xx Jenelle | http://www.inspiringwit.com

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    Laura
    March 25, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    I love these types of posts – really enjoyed reading this! It’s also made me miss south London – before moving to Brighton (which I love too!) I lived in Loughborough Junction which was very near all these amazing places in your photos – the nostalgia’s real! x

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    Lucy
    March 25, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    I’m sorry last week was a bit of a shitter Liv, but these photos are so lovely and you can’t beat a good roast dinner ay!?

    Lucy | Forever September

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    Alexa Marsh
    April 6, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Amazing photos yet again!

    https://alexagmarsh.blogspot.com

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