Author: Lyndsay Weir

Why You Need To Stop Wondering ‘What If’

Life is filled with rewarding moments and hard choices. It is rarely predictable and often when you feel like you are on-track, a curveball can easily have you questioning everything all over again. Let me put this into context. The reason this post came about was because I was recently asked for an interview ‘where do I see myself in five years?’ The difficulty was that although I have visions of what I think I would like my life to look like in five years, at the same time, I am forever also plagued by the question ‘what if?’ In five years I hope to still be enjoying my job, climbing that corporate ladder, writing and getting some work published, travelling far, and happily married. However I also have visions alongside this of living the best domestic life I can. Living in a rural cottage, with goats, chickens and dogs to add to our existing furry family. I regularly take time out to bake, cook and create wholesome rustic meals that we share as a …

Seven Simple Things I Appreciate Right Now

As life goes by so quickly, it’s incredibly easy to get caught up in the chaos of feeling busy. Often I find myself counting down to my next deadline, adventure or concrete plans, and forgetting about the simple and minimal moments that make up a standard day. To combat the sensation of blinking and it feeling like half a year has gone by, I try to focus on the little things I appreciate each and every day. Yes, even those grey and slow days, that make my life what it is today. So here are 10 little things which I find enrich my day to day. They make the small moments memorable, and each day feel like a success. The feeling and smell of newly washed bedding Nothing feels better than sinking into warm, freshly washed bedding at the end of a long day. The softness, the smell, the cosiness. If I have had a hard week, I take a minute to just appreciate this feeling rather than wishing the days away. Having time to …

Travel Bug Confessions: How I Plan & Book My Holidays

It will be no surprise if you know me well, follow me on Instagram, or you are a regular blog reader, that I absolutely love to travel and explore. I feel as though nearly half my life since I left home has been spent on airplanes, boats or cars. From camping to local overnight breaks or once in a lifetime adventures, I crave them all. For me personally, nothing feels better than the opportunity to explore and discover all that is brilliant about a place or culture that you have never experienced before. I feel fortunate that I am able to regularly do something I truly love and get so much happiness from. In an average year, I will likely take: Two longer haul adventures (flights over 6 hours) Three city breaks Three to four UK breaks Camping at least once The reason I am sharing this post is that often I will be asked how I manage to fit in, afford, and plan so much travel every year whilst still holding down a full-time …

Prague Travel – Guide To The City

Visiting Prague If you are looking for a city break that combines rich and impressive architecture, romantic cobbled backstreets, heaps of history and good food and beer, then you don’t need to look any further than the Czech capital. Prague is easily one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and a haven for explorers and romantics alike. A city which feels like it is built on a maze of endless hidden backstreets, there’s a new underground bar, gothic church or cute café around every corner. The city can be filled with people in the summer. It was the fifth most visited tourist destination in Europe in 2017, though after spending some time there, it doesn’t really come as a surprise when you hear that. Therefore, is it in winter when I believe Prague looks truly magical and is best visited. Though do wrap up warm, as temperatures regularly drop down to the minus figures in the early months of the year. The snow falling down onto the Charles’ Bridge is a beautiful sight to …

Stop Living Perfectly, And Start Living Authentically

It’s too easy to fall into the trappings of living a ‘perfect’ life, a ‘busy’ life. Ensuring you are ticking off all the widely accepted milestones of success we aspire towards as a society. The perfect home that looks like it could feature in an interiors glossy magazine. The job title and promotion you’ve worked towards for years. Pristine clean housekeeping skills, a fantastic and full social life. No time for anything because you’re so ‘busy’. The list goes on. I know when I have been falling into the trap of trying to live perfectly instead of authentically when I start to feel detached from doing the things I really love. The things that enrich my life and make me truly happy. Not the material things which bring status, a short-lived burst of happiness and can easily be one-upped by the next person living more perfectly than you. When I actually start to feel too busy, too stressed or too overwhelmed. If you take five minutes to reflect over the last week, do you feel …