|Topshop goody bag // Den of Alyth // Krispy Kreme! // McLellan Galleries // Fried shallots // Vidal Sassoon haircut|
Where have I been? Well, I'm once again here to make excuses and let you know why I've been absent from this blog for nearly a month. I do honestly feel really bad about it, but sometimes life takes over.
I last posted in late March, and even by then life was starting to get pretty busy. As any student, or former student knows, this is the time of year when deadlines come rushing up all at once, and this year they have been kicking my ass.
In between classes, essays, presentations and dissertation prep, I have also had work placement and my actual paying job to juggle. Add to this a sharp drop in lack of available funds (and the gnawing realisation that my overdraft won't pay itself off) I've had no new products to talk about. It was around late March, stressed and underslept from juggling twenty things at once, that I realised something had to give.
It was the blog.
I love writing here - it's the fun thing I do in my free time - but it's also pretty time consuming. Daylight hours are few and far between here in Glasgow and I have few days off, so getting photos is a tricky business. I really felt I should be focusing my time on writing essays rather than blog posts.
Then, when I did have some time off, I was so exhausted and stressed that I just wanted to relax. I spent the time seeing friends, visiting a much-neglected boyfriend and reading books for fun again (the luxury!) You can see what I get up to in my off-time on my Instagram.
In the past couple of weeks, I got my hair done at the lovely Vidal Sassoon; tried Krispy Kreme doughnuts for the first time in about ten years; took some outdoorsy trips to the Den of Alyth and Glenshee; visited a bunch of exhibitions for Glasgow International (my favourite so far - Aleksandra Domanovic at GoMA). Also, my mum bought me this awesome tub of fried shallots so I can try to recreate at home the awesome food at my favourite restaurant, Hanoi Bike Shop (seriously, go, if you are in the area.)
So all in all, it's been not much but it's been what I needed. I still have a few deadlines coming up (mostly dissertation related) so I won't be super-frequent here, but I will be back more regularly as soon as I can.
Thanks for being so understanding!