When your mind is elsewhere…

Longer time readers of the blog will know that from the very beginning I’ve been a daily blogging sort of girl. You may or may not have noticed that over the last couple of months this hasn’t been the case. I’ve thought it may have been a loss of love for blogging, maybe reaching the end of my blogging ‘time’, maybe just general lack of motivation. In actual fact (and it’s taken me some time to really realise this), it’s absolutely none of those things – it comes down to something relatively simple – my mind has been distracted.


It happens, life sometimes just gets in the way of other things. The life stuff I’m talking about is hardly anything revolutionary, or anything even that dramatic. All it is, is that we’re looking to move house. Which is a fairly standard thing to do in life – I’ve mentioned it in passing on here and social media stuff, so it’s not like a secret or anything. Everyone does it at some point (I assume). I think what I had underestimated is that there is definitely more distraction happening than I expected.

The main reason for wanting to move is for a bit more space and to have a garden for Monty. As much as living across the road from a park is lovely, it’s just not quite the same as being able to open the door and let her run and sniff around until her little legs (and long nose) are content. So we took the plunge of putting our place on the market and decided to go for it on the move front.

The things I didn’t anticipate was the frustration/stress of constantly having to have your home about 20mins away from viewing-level of tidy. When you work from home and that work can result in a certain level of mess (think tripods, cameras, beauty products everywhere…) the two don’t really combine. So I’ve been delaying doing things like taking photos – despite really wanting to. Purely out of practical reasons, not through lack of wanting to.IMG_7392

I’m hopeful that it will only be a matter of time until things all line up and I can be less scatty-brained and actually get blogging about all the awesome stuff that’s been popping up (there’s been a lot – just today I’ve been playing with a BB Cream, new concealer and new mascara…with relatively mixed results).

Obviously with house on the brain, there’s a huge part of me that wants to talk house-stuff. That’s always been the nature of my blog, writing about what’s been catching my attention. Right now, it’s generally more ikat print pillows, grey sofas and pastel green Smeg fridge freezers than contouring tricks, latest lipstick shades or hair styling tips. There’s a chunk of guilt with that – obviously the heart of this blog is beauty not cushions. I do of course love beauty, still – so much. More than is probably a healthy level. I also seriously can’t wait for the day when I can sort all the beauty bits so they’re more organised rather than stashed away out of sight.


Fingers crossed, things will progress soon and my mind can get back to focussing more on blogging more so than I have been over recent weeks. Darn real life getting in the way of my internet life…

Obviously there’s not  huge purpose or point to this post, other than me getting it off my chest a little and just being a bit open about why my blogging hasn’t been at the same level it normally would be and has been for over six years. But rest assured, I’m far from ‘over’ blogging. Just having a bit of a juggle – as am sure everyone does from time to time in life! In fact, blogging is proving a good distraction today from some of the house waiting-game stuff that is part of the process!

Thanks for reading this ramble – more beauty fun stuff and other bits and bobs coming your way. Getting as much planned ahead today so can be as distracted as needs be this week as things (hopefully) progress!



  1. May 31, 2015 / 12:32 pm

    Hi lovely, I wish you all the best for the move! It sounds daunting, monumental and exciting all rolled in to one. Have a fabulous week <3 xxx

  2. May 31, 2015 / 12:43 pm

    Oh, I’m sure we all understand – moving house is such a long and stressful process, isn’t it! I found it super overwhelming and couldn’t think about it without crying from the stress, let alone schedule blog content… Hope it all goes well for you and that you find the perfect place for you and Monty! Don’t worry about your readers, we will all be here when you’re ready to blog again 🙂 and actually your thoughts on moving could be useful for some people…? And I know I’d be interested in house/furnishing stuff 🙂 xxx

  3. May 31, 2015 / 1:48 pm

    Sometimes real life just gets in the way! Congrats on the new home though. Us beauty lovers also like procrastinating over cushions, candles, stationery, vases, flowers the lot…I know I do so no need to worry about your blog not always being about beauty. Looking forward to your posts beauty and all. sabiha x


  4. May 31, 2015 / 2:05 pm

    Hope all goes well with the move! We all need a break and breather sometimes, so don’t give yourself too much pressure on it. Looking forward to future posts xxx


  5. Janice
    May 31, 2015 / 4:20 pm

    I think most of us would understand your need to focus on other things for a while….. moving house or even thinking about it takes so much time, energy and stress. I, like others, realise that blogging and keeping up with your sites takes a lot more time and research than a full time job. Good luck in your new plans for your future home 🙂

  6. nueyork
    June 1, 2015 / 2:10 am

    I’ve been feeling a similar way lately as I have a lot on my plate! Of course, everyone understands as life just gets that way sometimes.


  7. June 2, 2015 / 10:02 pm

    I love that you shared this. Sometimes it can be hard to admit blogging isn’t at the forefront of our minds but it can’t always be! Life is important and I hope you find a new home soon with a lovely garden for Monty!xx

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