Green fingers, green scarf

Thursday, January 30, 2014

January seems to have flown by for me, so much so that I had in fact forgotten to blow up the balloons and celebrate three years of blogging. In one sense I can't imagine how I've written 884 posts and yet in another it feels like I've been blogging my whole life. Sometimes I wonder where my life would be had I never started this blog. With a degree of certainty I would say I'd probably be a stone heavier, still eating loads of ready meals and insisting that watching telly in the evenings constitutes a hobby. Only a couple of positives would have come from not blogging - I doubt my wardrobe would be so jam packed (and the spending n that front minimal) and I'm pretty sure I would have carried on with the gardening in the warmer months. Hours used to be spent outside planting, weeding, pruning and the odd bit of admiring in the days before the blogging bug took hold and I have to say that is one of the compromises I've made.

This year I'm determined to get back a bit of that joy and ensure that I spend enough time outside to keep my green fingers a pleasing shade. I do so enjoy looking out of the window to see a lovely tidy outlook with some jolly pretty flowers adding a splash of colour to all the greenery. The last few years have been ok but nothing more and I want to be excited about our little patch again.

  long green scarf

long green scarf

I took these pictures an eternity ago and shelved them pending thinking of something interesting to say. As that never happened I've resorted to fishing them out regardless for a waffle about the great  soutdoors. I picked up this lovely lace top not so long ago and had visions of wearing it simply but what I overlooked was the fact it is completely see through so I'm going to have to think again. My new-ish boots still haven't been broken in just yet, they almost seem too nice to wear out the house which is a ridiculous notion as they were a second hand steal as they were. My super long scarf doesn't get anywhere near enough wear at the moment but seemed just the right accessory to wear with my simple outfit.

Have you made any sacrifices for blogging?


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  1. Happy Birthday! I've been blogging for some months and hope to last years. Love that look. The long scarf is perfect for winter.

    Jasmine xx For a Real Woman

  2. You've just made me count the years too..I've been at it for 8 years next month!! Crazy! Well, happy blogbirthday to you!

  3. Happy blog birthday to you! This outfit is so pretty, I love it!!!

    Blogging definitely has lots of benefits but I find I waste so much time! I definitely read more, was more organised, made more cards and I've compromised on sleep-bad!!! X

  4. Sophie - if you had never started blogging, I would have never found you. I cannot believe it is almost February, and oh gosh how fast does time fly? You look so effortless and so beautiful as always. You make me want to blog more, and tonight I finally did :) xxx

  5. Your boots are gorgeous! Happy blog birthday, such an achievement and you should be very proud of your space here! <3

    Jennie xo |

  6. Thats one thing we need to do is sort out the garden! You are looking lovely and that jumper is so nice xx

  7. I think it's been a good thing for me because I've made an effort to try and finish off my outfits better - adding a necklace or actually brushing my hair for example.

  8. Congratulations on three years of blogging!!!

    Katie <3

  9. Congratulations on 3 years Sophie! I know exactly what you mean, without blogging I think I would have been a lot less happier but it's so inspiring. and these photos are lovely! - Tasha xxx

  10. Happy 3 years!
    I've often pondered the impact my blog has had on me and my life. I would be wearing jeans everyday, still be buying ridiculous shoes that I have no occasion to wear (ok I still do that but only once in a while these days), I would still be buying everything in the high street, not questioning any habits, shopping or otherwise. I'd read more books but also watch more crappy TV. I've been pushed out of my comfort zone too. It's a lot when you think about it.

  11. Happy Anniversary!!
    It just a sacrifice in free time, time I would spend reading or snuggling up to the boyfriend, but he is so proud of me for doing something for myself after all the time I spend writing for other people, sometimes on things I hate, for our future. That makes me feel good about it :)
    Love, love the scarf!

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done


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