I can explain…

Hey, remember me? I used to blog here…

I won’t make excuses – I’ve been slacking. I’ve literally neglected this little digital home I’ve created. From work taking up most of my emotional energy and subsequently feeling uninspired to create, I’ve fallen into the trap of inconsistency.

However, it hasn’t all been crickets around here…

 

WHAT I’VE BEEN UP TO…

 

 


 

WHAT I’M FEELING

FOOD 

I’ve visited Prince of Peckham for their jerk haloumi, fries and rice & peas more times than I care to admit. They also do weekly club nights upstairs; local DJs Born ‘n’ Bread have graced the decks, so you know the vibe is serious.

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar as a toner. A couple of drops on a cotton pad and apply it in the morning and in the evening. My skin seems to like it.

Lush clay self-preserving Face & Body mask – breaking out for no reason seems to be a ‘thing’ when you’re approaching 30. This has been really helpful with my troublesome spots.

Temple sounds Tibetan singing bowls (meditation)

 

FITNESS

Boulder Climbing – Such a productive way to get out some aggression. They also do an introductory offer of £25 for unlimited visits (for one month).

 

USEFUL TOOLS

Dream Markt – a new digital marketing start-up created by @kyomiwade

Hootsuite Academy – learn basic digital marketing strategies (free)

Schedugram – Instagram scheduling (paid)

Lynda.com – online courses covering everything from coding to editing. (free for the first month)

Phlearn – and in case you’re not feeling shelling out some money, Phlearn is hands down one of the best free tutorials for learning how to edit in Photoshop and Lightroom.

Canva – social media graphics and easy-to-make designs (free for the first month)

Yoast SEO – a web optimisation tool. It’s been invaluable for me.

 

READING

 

Blink by Malcom Gladwell but I’ve temporarily abandoned it for Black and British – a forgotten history, by David Olusoga. I’m hooked.

 

 

LISTENING – My favourite podcasts at the moment

On She Goes, The Receipts Podcast, Mostly Lit Pod , The Friendzone Podcast, DISUNOMICS and Kipepeo Podcast

 

WATCHING

Losing patience and She’s Gotta Have It

 

INTERESTING THINGS AROUND THE WEB

The world’s first robot to gain citizenship via Tech Crunch

Saudi Arabia unveils new mega city 33 times the size of NYC via Business Insider

Do bloggers have a responsibility to talk about natural disasters? via RESET

 

And there you have it.

 

I’ll try not to be away for so long next time.

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