Welcome To My Workspace.

Welcome To My Workspace.

I love my workspace.

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It’s completely personal to me, a bit quirky, full of little interesting artefacts that remind me of where I’ve been and what I’ve experienced. Depending on my mood, I might sit at my desk and write up an essay for my postgrad degree, or if I’m feeling relaxed, I’ll sit on my bed and think up some blog ideas. Whatever it is I choose to do, I love that my room makes me feel comfortable and creative. It’s home.

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I love light, so my workspace is airy, bright and full of lighter colours such as creams and whites, and you can see there are little pops of colour here and there. I keep my deskspace fairly minimal, like they say; tidy desk, tidy mind. The books I keep on my desk include notebooks (love a notebook, who doesn’t?), my Filofax, and my happy book. I also have a few postcards from various people and places. Looking at them just makes me ooze with nostalgia, and a smile always pops up on my face. For that split second I can look back and reminisce on those happy memories, then focus back on my work.

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As I write about all kinds of stuff, I change up my space according to what I’m writing about. I have a lot of beauty and make up trinkets and treasures in my drawers, but the things I use most I keep out for ease of access. I guess you could say I’m a bit of a magpie, in that small sparkly things really attract my eye and I love to see them on display! One thing I’m definitely working on is how to create a bit more storage for my beauty products, so any suggestions feel free to send them my way! How do you store you makeup?

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I love that my bookshelf is overflowing with different recipe books, children’s books, romantic novels and photo albums. I love to look at things that bring back amazing memories and inspire me to make more. I’m so lucky to have travelled so far in my life so my little tourist books are always on display!

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Another thing in my space is a lot of interior design magazines. I am always dabbling with different ideas and themes to create my dream environment, especially innovative ways to use the tiny amount of space I have. Through my mini interior design journey I came across WeWork who are a coworking  company that specialise in creating shared workspaces. On their site you can see some of their amazing spaces, all designed for people like us bloggers and beyond! They really motivated me to have a think about my space, and how I can make it unique and personal to me, and get my creative juices flowing. Check out their Twitter page here.

Check my Pinterest to see some of the workspace ideas I’ve pinned, and feel free to send me any links to your Pinterest boards in the comments! Follow me on twitter, my name is @sophie_d247

I’d love to see some of your spaces, send me your blog links 😀

Love,

Sophie xx

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My favourite book: August

My favourite book: August

DSCN0532[1]I can’t lie, when looking for a new book to read I normally look for something girly, pretty and possibly have something to do with moving to live somewhere in the countryside or beach, and preferably have an element of baking.

This book clearly had me hooked before I even read the blurb.

Long story short, Polly and her boyfriend live and work in the city; once their relationship and business fall through hard times, Polly takes the opportunity to up and move to a quiet bit of seaside in Cornwall, rent a shabby old house and get away from it all.

Through her love for baking she soon makes friends and starts to build up her life and her passion for baking… I’ll let you find out the rest.

This story means so much to me I could read it all over again, I can relate to Polly so much, and I actually feel like my life is quite close to her own situation. Like Polly I flee from scary and stressful situations, I want to bury my head in the sand and start again somewhere new. I adore baking and this book enlightened and reminded me of this, as soon as I had finished reading, I baked a loaf of bread. (Turned out pretty yummy too!)

I would recommend anybody who loves a good lighthearted story with a wonderfully positive and feel good ending, it wasn’t at all how I expected it to be!

Jenny Colgan’s writing is beautiful and I am now on Amazon purchasing a few more!

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