Saturday, 23 July 2016

Where does time go..

As I sit here on my couch, day off work with a cup of tea and listening to Spotify's New Music Friday, I suddenly realise it's July. Well, I know it's July but I've never really thought about the fact that it's July. Time seems to have moved so swiftly this year, almost at rocket speed and I've barely sat down to truly think about it or anything that'd been going on.

So I started a new job this year, I now work as a Photographer for an Estate Agency in London (and I absolutely love it) which has taken up a lot of my time and mental energy since I started. My relationship with the lovely Ben also came to an end in April which was pretty sudden and hurtful, although I'm okay now. I've also booked a holiday to Barcelona, am now the proud owner of a car, been to visit mt parents more this year than I ever have done, been more sociable than have been since 2013 and generally been a busy little body. So all this brought me to my thoughts..

Where does time go?

Seriously. One minute you're wrapped up against the elements, recovering from Christmas and New Year and just generally trying to get January out of the way to make way for most people's actual start of the year, Spring! It's not as if I've forgotten the things I've been doing or that I haven't had a good time it's just all gone so fast. It just makes me think forward to the next few years. I mean, do they just keep getting faster? Is that the deal? Long and school filled young years and then a quick pass through adulthood?? Either way, it's just made me want to really start doing the things I really want to do. Not because I think I'm getting old and that soon I won't be able to, nothing morbid like that, but just while I'm young, fit, healthy, unattached and still wonderous about things! Please don't get me wrong, you can do anything at any age with whoever you want; married, with kids, without kids, at retirement, anytime! But I think now is perfect for me.

I know this seems like such a random post to write when I've been gone yet again for so long, I do want to write more regularly in this here blog of mine but life is just quite busy and exciting right now so it's taken somewhat of another backseat. I won't make any promises to be back (like last time) but I do want to try and resurrect this place! So maybe keep your eyes out, there might be some more bits and peieces to see in the future..

Friday, 29 January 2016

Life Lately #3 - And I'm back..

Okay so I've been away for a while. I don't really have an excuse for it other than the fact that I really couldn't be bothered. From my last post until about 2 weeks ago things got pretty flat out at work and it just didn't relent! Christmas for a Visual Merchandiser = All work and little play for a few months!

However, I am now back and ready to take the new year by storm both on this blog and also in life! I'm incredibly excited for the new year ahead, I have lots to look forward to and so much I want to do including more travel, more experiences and just having more fun in general. As most of you who read this regularly will know, this time last year was pretty rough for me and I was not in a good place at all. Now? Well I'm aaaaall over that. I'm feeling happy, strong, and ready to take on the year with open arms and an open heart to all things new. It's a feeling that this time last year I couldn't wait for and I am simply over the moon to have gotten here!

And the extra lovely addition to the end of my 2015 and beginning to 2016? His name is Ben! A wonderfully bright, fun and simply lovely person who makes me smile a whole heap and who I foresee having quite the adventure with. Bring it on!

So here is a quick photo update from my phone of me and the last bits of 2015. Then roll on the coming year for good times, friends, travels and life!

A few snaps from the JL Christmas Party and me looking a little sleepy on the late shift at work!

Looking through a telescope at the top of John Lewis, having a good hair day, Monopoly playing and painting at work!

Wearing my stocking filler, home for Christmas, snapping photos on the way to work and me and Lauren at the Christmas Party!

Pulling stupid faces as usual, dressing up in dressing gowns, Christmas cooking at the flat and Dad and his Monopoly winnings!!

It snowed!! Pulling faces with Becca, Admiring lighting in Selfridges and cuddling up with Marshmallow.

Ben and I looking mighty fine... Chelsea at Christmas, another photo on the way to work and finding out our sofa folds out in to a double bed!!
Photobooth Photos from the Christmas Party!

Wednesday, 7 October 2015


I realised when looking through some of my posts the other day, that I don't really feature myself much on this here blog of mine. I know that I mainly started this space as a place for my Photography, and anything else I want to put on here, so naturally I would be behind the camera more often than not, but it's still nice for people who read your stuff to put a face to it all!
So I thought I would take the opportunity on a "nothing-to-do-Sunday" and mess around with my camera on my new tripod and take a few snaps of myself! Plus I was having a good hair day. You know how it is.

Look at me go!

I think my eyes might be my favourite feature of my face. Is that okay? Are you allowed to have a favourite feature of yourself? Haha. Oh well, I do! I think they look nice on camera and they are always what I focus on when doing my makeup!

Monday, 5 October 2015

Happy 1st Birthday The Lens Affair!

So it's been one year exactly since I started this little Blog of mine and I cannot believe how quickly it's gone. Time has gone so quickly, it's actually a little scary.

So much has changed since I wrote the first post, some good and some bad, but it's actually quite nice to have these posts to look back on. It's like having a little diary, only you share it with hundreds of people! I'm sorry things have been so quite around here lately too, I'm aware that this is my first post in exactly a month! Things at work have really started to take off with the Christmas Scheme (for those who don't know, I work as a Visual Merchandiser for a large Department Store) and my god, is it hectic. Between 7am starts, 6pm finishes and also being unfortunate with my health, I've barely had time to breathe let alone think about writing in here or going out to do some Photography. 

Although we're still in the midst of Christmas implementation, we are going to have a bit of a lull at work over the next 5 days or so, so I'm looking forward to having a little more time to myself to chill out, relax and hopefully have something a little more interesting to put on here! (I also really need to start remembering to put my camera in my bag again! I used to be so good at that)

So Happy Birthday to me and my little Blog, it's been a mixture of fun, exciting, difficult and challenging and I look forward to another year together!