The last few weekends have been spent packing, carrying, unpacking, scrubbing and hoovering. It is only today, (Sunday as I write this) that I have been able to take some time to sit and write a blog post. I must admit, it was nice quite nice to have a week off as I was juggling moving out of my flat with my day job, a rigorous gym routine and balancing the books on my emotions. If you follow me on Instagram @goodgollymisshollie you’ll know that last week I locked the door on my flat for a final time and moved in with my boyfriend.
For the past, nearly 7 years (OMG! ) I have used Good Golly Miss Hollie to document pretty much everything of significance in my life, everything from starting my A levels to graduating with my degree and everything else that has happened in-between. It only felt right that here in August 2017, I note that I moved in with a man. Wow, it still sounds mental to type.
Adam is also working in his office where a curtain divides us, it’s open today as he hasn’t been annoying me. He is self-employed and I like to spend a portion of my Sunday blogging, so this works. We may not be talking, but every now and again he will spin around in his chair and pull a stupid face…or I’ll deliver a drink to his desk before scuttling off to finish writing a blog, or researching an new article. That sense of still being able to do my own thing, and having someone to come home to every night is pretty lovely.
Smush aside, I thought that I would today talk about my new working space/vanity area. One of the stipulations of me moving in, was that I wanted a place to house all my worldly trinkets, be able to work and beautify myself.
The desk is from Ikea and features the adjoining Kallax square shelving. As you can see, it is pretty packed out featuring some of my favourite books, (Shantaram being my favourite fictional and Pretty Iconic being my favourite non-fiction.) I also have a few antiques, candles from Anthropologie and of course my prized perfume collection. Moving really did make me realise how much stuff I have!
I mostly use my desk to do my make-up on a morning and as a workspace at night. My jewellery boxes house bracelets and earrings and I might actually do an updated jewellery collection in the near future. The silver box is an antique and the palm print one is from TK Maxx, both are pretty deep and roomy.