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Hello lovely people,

I would be lying if I said the past month has been terrible, because it truly hasn't. In fact, it has been wonderful. Filled with days spent in the sun, dog cuddles, afternoons enjoying sunsets in the company of the most remarkable people, bonfire chats with the closest friends, laughter and tears of happiness, and memories that will fill my heart with warmth for the darker days. There are months that ask questions, and then there are months that answer them. Both, factual questions and those that won't form an answer with words, but a feeling instead.


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Hi, lovely people,

I have emerged from my annual suffering from the plague aka the cold I always get right before my birthday, and I am with both feet happily in June. As some of you know, we are just a few days away from my birthday, of me officially finishing the first quarter of my life safe and somewhat sound. :) So, because of this, I have been thinking hard about my time leading up to the 25 and my past year in general. I have been thinking of how I have changed as a person, how my way of thinking has shifted and my view towards those around me adapted once again. 

There has also been a mental to do list set up for myself for the next year, with the "be kinder to yourself" still at the very top. I guess the fact that my first day of my annual leave was spent completely stone cold, passed out asleep for nearly 20 hours, was a sign that maybe, maybe I am a little bit tired...(please sense the sarcasm on the emphasis on "little bit").  But, I'm still learning and taking baby steps towards taking better care of myself, as I imagine we all are. 


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Hi lovely people,

Scotland has taken a turn for better and decided to after all resemble something close to Spring. The afternoons May has brought us are bright and warm until very late, in the air there is a scent of freshly cut grass (my favourite) and flower blossoms, and almost every morning I am woken up by birdsong before my alarm, as obviously there is a nest filled with baby birds right outside my window. It's almost as if the Winter needed to be so harsh, for the Spring here to be so lovely.

The past couple of months coming up to May have felt like an obstacle course during a sprint. Without ending up sounding negative, it hasn't been an easy time. But somehow, while this time has been taxing, it has also brought joyful, unforgettable and lovely moments.


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Hi beautiful people,

And so we have entered May, which has always been a special month for Elegance Lies as it was 8 years ago in May I wrote my first blog post. With that in mind, and with birthdays in general, it is good to look back on decisions that were made and where they have taken us. I don't know about you, but for me intuition always comes in strongly with any decision I make in life - whether that be deciding on a location to live, outfit to wear or people to allow close to me. So, even though I consider myself a logical thinker and most of my decisions in life will be made from hours of considering all of my options, in the end mostly my gut will swerve me the way I need to go, or it will keep me from making a decision my "logic" would have made beforehand.