The time has finally come for me to pack my bags and hit the road for the first leg of our 2014 Blogcademy world tour! I AM SO EXCITED (can you tell?!) to see my besties again, but most of all to meet 60 new Blogcadettes and teach them about my all time favourite subject – blogging!
As a little side note, I get SO PROUD and excited to see what our workshop attendees do after they leave the classroom. Lucy, who came to London last year, just quit her day job to run her business full time and Ché aka IndieBerries just launched her brand new (awesome!) website today. YAY!!
After a quick pit-stop in NYC (because, why not?) I’ll be heading over to San Francisco followed by Chicago for workshops. The SF class is sold out but we do have a couple of spots open in the Windy City if you wanted to sign up to the fun. I’d love to see you there.
As usual while I’m away, there’ll be a little break in Thursday Treats, but everything else will remain the same. I’ve pre-scheduled a bevvy of beautiful weddings and a plethora of Green Room goodies to keep you occupied in my absence. Have a fabulous few weeks you guys, and be sure to follow me in Instagram if you want to digitally accompany me on my trip.
This week started with an Easter egg hunt around my parent’s back garden. Yes, my sisters and I might be 26, 28 and 30 respectively, but that didn’t stop us – it all got very competitive! I also did a super fun shoot for Claire’s on Tuesday at my house, the results of which I’ll be sharing really soon. AND tomorrow I’m heading over to The Big Smoke to shoot up a storm with my buddy Chris Barber. It’s all go go go in Rock n Roll Bride land!
I don’t know if it’s because Spring is finally in the air or because Gareth took it upon himself to do all my dirty washing this week, thus highlighting how completely impossible it is for me to fit all the clothes I own in my wardrobe at the same time… But yesterday I went through all my cupboards and had a good old clear out.
Not only did I realise that I own ELEVEN black cotton maxi dresses but there were way too many tee-shirts with cats on, most of which I’ve probably worn only once. My wardrobe was also heaving with things I’ve collected from photo shoots and promotions over the years. That giant pink fluffy tutu might have been fabulous but a) when the hell am I really going to wear it again? and b) it doesn’t half take up a lot of space.
There is something so immensely satisfying about throwing things away. In actual fact I think I find it somehow more gratifying than actually getting the stuff to begin with. Now, not only can actually close my wardrobe and chest of draws, but I probably have space for a few new things. BONUS!
Oh, and if you happen to be in Reading any time soon and are on the look out for a giant fluffy tutu or a bunch of tee-shirts with a kitties on it you might want to to stop by Oxfam… Just sayin’.
You know, I often think people are a little disappointed when they find out that my life isn’t all that glamorous. I’d imagine people think bloggers are always being whisked off to fabulous parties and that we spend most of our time snapping our perfect instagram-worthy lives. But my everyday life couldn’t be further from that fantasy (case in point, taking the above photo was anything but professional!)
In reality, I spend the majority of my time in front of my computer, wearing sweatpants, writing emails, compiling wedding posts, doing admin for The Blogcademy and drinking copious cups of tea.
That’s not to say that I don’t love my job, and my life. In fact I’ve never been happier. While I do get invited to lots of parties and events, these days I turn 99% of them down. I much prefer being at home with my husband and our cats, or going out with my (real life!) friends.
This week has been another one of those not-very-exciting ones. And it’s been wonderful. Things are going to be cranked up about 685 notches when May hits and I get back on the road with The Blogcademy. I love travelling though, and spending all that time with Gala and Shauna is the best fun ever, but for now, I’m pretty happy to be permanently attached to my lounge wear.
HOWEVER, in saying all that, I am off to the Most Curious Wedding Fair in London this weekend. I’ll be there with Sophie selling headpieces and magazines on Friday night and all day Saturday. If you’re around be sure to come and say hello. I’d love to meet you!
Damn, can I wear sequinned sweatpants to a wedding show?
Oh hello there Thursday, my old friend. The end of the working week is nearly upon us and we are so happy to see you! Just what could make this Thursday afternoon even better? A truck load of internet lovelies to entertain us until clocking off time, that’s what!
I spent a glorious three days in Camber Sands with my friends last week. We laughed, we cried, we took about a squillion photographs, we threw confetti at each other, we ate too much food and we drank waaay too much wine… it really was the most awesome weekend ever.
The sun shone, the beach was a two minute walk from our house and I even did some arts and crafts with Ronnie and Craig’s kids! I’ll be sharing more on Monday because the house we stayed in was so damn cute, y’all definitely need to know about it.
In other news this week, over at The Blogcademy we shared our new About Us film which we made while we were in Palm Springs. If you’re so inclined, you can watch it below. Isn’t it the awesome? We’re so thrilled with how it turned out. It was made by the fabulous FX Media!
There are actually less than 10 spots left for our San Francisco, Melbourne and Sydney classes, and many of the other cities are over 50% sold out. If you have any questions or you’d like to speak to us about paying in smaller instalments, simply get in touch!
Other than that I’ve really just been plugging away, freaking out about how much I have to get done before I go to The US again in May and making plans for my 30th birthday in a few weeks time! ARGH!