Slow Morning Ritual

Slow Morning Ritual

With autumn approaching, it seems like the perfect time to start a new slow morning ritual. Mornings are getting darker each week and the weather is turning cooler, making mornings at home cosier and more inviting. One of the slow living philosophies that I wanted to embrace last year was to set aside an hour of the morning to myself …
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Slow Living: One Year Later

Slow Living: One Year Later

It has been a year since I started Blushing Lately in the hope of it leading to a more thoughtful, considered life. Inspired by the slow living movement, I wanted to embrace things that add focus to my everyday existence and bring some meaning to what I do. One year later, my understanding of slow living has evolved. Much like …
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Slow Tea Moments

Slow Tea Moments

Despite a hazy forecast for the weekend, this morning has been full of sunshine, spring florals and one happy mood. A glorious slow start to the day like this called for one thing only: a cup of loose leaf tea, quietly brewed and served in a pretty teacup. I’ve written about the calming process of making tea before and …
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Embracing Blissful Mondays

Embracing Blissful Mondays

Between saying goodbye to two wonderful days of rest and the reality of life back on our minds, the word blissful is not often associated with Mondays. However, the first day of the working week doesn’t have to live up to its traditionally melancholy name; with a few small additions to this otherwise ordinary day, we can start enjoying …
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Slow Travel

Slow Travel

Gone are the days when I’d hop from monument to monument, pebbled beach to pebbled town, attempting to pack in as much of a country as possible in a week-long holiday. Returning home after what was supposed to be a relaxing break always required a few days of rest, ironically. Nowadays, my approach to travel has changed. Waking up …
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The Ideal Way to Unwind on a Friday Evening

The Ideal Way to Unwind on a Friday Evening

Last Friday’s feeling of slipping into a snug bed with fresh sheets, clean pyjamas on, and a mug of my favourite tea is high upon my list of idyllic ways to spend an evening. For some reason, evenings like this alway feel more special on a Friday. To me, the fifth evening of the week has always signified a …
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