Random Things and Thoughts

Apparently, some very smart scientists proved that January is the worst possible month to fulfill New Year's resolutions. Most of us is skint after the holiday and feel exhausted after all the fun and fuss of December so we are more likely to fail. Also, I've found out that there are around three hours of sunshine each day in London in January, a figure that varies according to how dense the cloud is on each day and this month HAS BEEN VERY CLOUDY...\therefore I blame a lack of vitamin D for all the lows and blues I experienced during last 31 days. So as you can see, there is no need to worry, if you feel like me, that you haven't accomplished a lot this month. We had lots of EXCUSES and the new beginning is just round the corner.

wearing Asos coat, jumper, Topshop skirt, shoes and Paulina Schaedel bag;


Daunt Books

AND THIS IS WHAT I CALL A REAL GEM - Daunt Books. It seems like I am the last one who discovered this bookshop but I've completely fallen in love with this place and within one week I've already been  here three times.

The first thing that attracts me the most, is the main concept. Books are arranged geographically. Shelves are filled not only with guides but also travel writing, history and fiction books grouped by their relevant country. This year I'm planning to visit Scotland and Scandinavia and I love reading books that are based in the region I am going to see soon. Of course, I wouldn't have been myself if I hadn't gone straight to Polish section as well. I wasn't aware how many Polish authors were translated into English!

Secondly, the bookshop's interior looks amazing! The Marylebone High Street branch is housed in a former Edwardian bookshop with long oak galleries and William Morris prints. It was originally built as an antiquarian bookshop called Francis Edwards (thanks Wikipedia).

Last but not least, the people working there are very nice, helpful and have a great knowledge. 

I am wearing my favourite coat. I've been repeating it to everyone, but I think it's one of my best purchases in years. I love how it fits me, the unique colour and its huge collar. It has this vintage feeling so I like to wear it with my trainers to make the whole outfit a bit more modern.

coat, jumper, jeans - asos, bag - matt&natt, shoes - nike;


My Five Little Goals

I am a huge fan of New Year's resolutions, big dreams, saying your dreams out loud, throwing them out into the universe. What's more, I think I've been pretty good in fulfilling them so far. Pulling myself out of comfort zone and my house, travelling, drinking more water, joining the gym and actually going to the gym, cutting down on sugar, getting rid of a TV, to mention just a few. Of course, I failed at accomplishing so many of them too but resolutions that never change are to be not that harsh on myself, don't bother too much if I fail, just don't give up and keep on. I know it's banal, sorry.

I am that kind of person who always falls over entering an interview room or spills coffee on myself and everyone around so I nearly accepted failures as a part of my persona. 

Ok, here they are. My five little goals.

1. Enroll for yoga classes. So far, I've been secretly perfecting very complicated asanas like Savasana at home, often with Adriene, my favourite yoga youtuber. Now it's time to show what I've learnt to the rest of the world. The truth of course is, I have no idea whether I've been doing them correctly, and I would love to find someone to supervise and lead me further.

2. Stop wasting time. Stop wasting time on thinking too much about the past, about things I could have done better etc. Stop wasting time on watching silly things on youtube (10 minutes a day watching cat videos is ok), scrolling instagram and facebook up and down, on repeat. Stop wasting time on people I don't feel comfortable with, focus on the most important ones, instead.

3. Become a better organized person. It can be linked to the one above but I also want to become more productive, start doing things ahead of the due date and not only buy pretty planners but also actually start using them.

4. Control my expenses. At the end of 2015 I finally got rid of my credit card. I found it much easier to buy and pay for new things, especially clothes using the card, than paying in cash. I was buying too much. Too many things I didn't even needed. Silly me. The card is gone.

5. Speak less, listen more. 



Somewhere in Between

Hey You! If all of a sudden, you ever had an urgent need to ask me what I find the most enjoyable about blogging, I would definitely say meeting new people and making new friendships. I moved to London just with my boyfriend, leaving all my old life and friends behind me...

And that was one of the primary reasons for me to start blogging, engaging in blogger communities, shyly exchanging first emails, simply getting to know more people. I've been blogging for nearly 7 years now and there wasn't a single moment I regretted that decision. I am in my late twenties now. Some people state, the older you are, the harder it is to find real friends, but that's not an issue in my case.

Me, rather an introvert person, find opportunities to meet some lovely, talented, inspiring people on a weekly basis. Sometimes we just meet for a coffee, they send me lovely, often pretty personal messages or come up with an idea of taking pictures of me. And this is how I met Kat, not only an adorable, chatty and open-minded person but also a very talented photographer and an illustrator. Sometimes people enter your house, you see them for the first time in your life and it just clicks. Do you know what I am talking about? It appeared that we have lots in common and there were no awkward silence moments. We both are vegan so I introduced her to one of my favourite places in West London/Ealing where you can eat healthy yet delicious lunch choosing from various buffet options.

I don't remember the process of taking the pictures, it just happened somewhere in between.

coat - asos, bag - matt&nat, jumper and skirt - topshop, boots - new look;