Mollipop 2.0

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It’s been a bit quiet over here, and if you’re wondering why it’s because… Mollipop has moved! After a wonderful 2 years on WordPress, I have decided to completely relaunch my blog – and finally have the correctly spelt URL – using a different host site. Since graduating back in July I’ve had much more free time on my hands, and I’ve found that the quality of content on my blog now extends beyond the site itself. So, seeing as I was going to do a little rebranding and refreshing anyway, I thought I might as well go the whole hog and completely relaunch it!

You can now find me over on www.mollipop.co.uk, my own domain, and so officially my own little space on the world wide web! I hope that you will continue to read my words, look at my pictures, and take inspiration from my posts over there. See you soon over on Mollipop.

Are you considering relaunching your blog? Have you ever done it before, and have any advice for me?

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Happy new lots of things

IMG_0600So I blinked and suddenly it’s 2016, Christmas is over, and I’m facing three months without my boyfriend as he lives the ski bum life in Verbier on his ski season. The last two weeks have absolutely flown by as I’ve split my time between manic work hours, celebrating with my family, and spending as much time as possible with Elliot before he left yesterday. And now all that’s left is a dull and dreary January filled with broken resolutions and miserable people. BUT I do have a blog, and it seems to be an unwritten rule that I have to post about the year ahead. If I’m being honest I don’t have any “resolutions”, but there are several new things in my life right now that I’m going to embrace. Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

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I have finally finished the last of my wrapping, my family have all returned home from work, and as of 3am this morning so have I! It’s been a bit of a struggle to ramp up the Christmas cheer recently because I work in retail, which has the power to drain anyone of their festivity and replaces it with stress, unsocial tendencies, and general pessimism about the holiday. But after working overnight to set up sale, I’m free for two whole days so I can properly enjoy Christmas with my family, and other loved ones.

However you’re spending today, Christmas Day, or Boxing Day – I won’t judge if you refuse to change out of your pyjamas, or if you open a bottle of prosecco at 10am – I wish you all a wonderful Christmas!

p.s. Can’t get over how adorable my wrapping tools are this year, from my new favourite place kikki.K!

Ice skating at Somerset House

SAMSUNG CSCIt’s officially less than a week until Christmas and so I am officially overflowing with cheer, excitement, and mulled wine… I’ve surprisingly become more excitable over Christmas as I’ve got older, but this has nothing to do with the presents that “Father Christmas” will bring me. It’s because along with the exuberant decorations and guilt-free food, Christmas brings so many different opportunities to spend time with friends and other loved ones. And that’s exactly what this post is about: a magical day with my favourite person. Continue reading

How to be hygge

SAMSUNG CSCWhen it comes to winter evenings at home, you’re likely to find me wrapped in bundles of scarves and blankets, either catching up on winter tv or reading on my kindle. How cosy, one might say, or rather: how hygge. A warm cup of tea, a quiet evening spent with a book, chatting to friends by candlelight, all of these things are hygge (pronounced hoo-gah), which is a Danish term often translated as ‘cosy’. The concept is a simple one, but it means so much more than cosiness: it’s an attitude towards things, viewing the simple pleasures of the home, and the people surrounding you, as precious. The people of Denmark have a talent for embracing hygge, which makes them one of the happiest countries in the world, and it’s a concept that has struck a cord with me too. Although the Danes manage to remain ‘hyggeligt’ all year round, it’s not always something that’s possible in suburban London, where stress and noise is never far away. But as Christmas approaches, what better time to embrace simplicity and do a few things that can make all our lives a little more hygge. Continue reading