Lovely Sunday #4: Welcome Back

+ + November 27, 2016

You might not have noticed I was gone… but I was. And everything’s changed! Okay, maybe not everything but definitely a significant amount. So this Lovely Sunday is about those changes. Exciting!


The Blog Design

So you may notice that there’s a new design around here! I’ve been wanting a refresh for a while, but it’s really hard to want to design and code after I finish my 9-5 job (which is designing and coding). I actually designed something completely different, then coded it about halfway, before changing my mind and redesigning and coding… well, this!


I’m really enjoying the clean look, bold photography and, of course, the copious amounts of blush pink! Hopefully I won’t get too bored of it too quickly.

The Job Situation

Twenty-sixteen has been very interesting in terms of my job situation. At the end of May I was made redundant, and then not long after I found a new job. I’ve been at that job since June… until now. Basically it was a good job, but wasn’t the right fit for me, so I will be starting something new! BUT… not until January. I have two weeks of Garden Leave (aka waiting out the second half of my notice period), followed by a week of ??? before heading to Canada.

A Whole Lot of Free Time

That’s a whole 5 weeks to do… well, I’m not sure. Hopefully a lot of work on the writing of this blog. And definitely spend time with Katy. She’s been away in America for the last 16 days, and will be arriving back this afternoon. I have to admit, it’s been a bit like horrible torture. I’m not looking forward to spending all the time away from her around Christmas (although I will have fun in Canada!), so it will be nice to make up for time apart with 3 weeks that we can spend together.


Overall, I’m really excited about how things are going right now. I know 2016 was a pretty awful year for a lot of people, but for me I had a lot of great things happen, a lot of cool opportunities, and I’m ready to really push it to the max in 2017. So it will be nice to have a bit of a break first!

Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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  • Tillie – Tea, Cake and Make

    Ooh, I’m loving your blog look, Aisling!

    Congrats on the even newer job, and that’s great news that you’ll be able to have some time to relax before you start, that’s always good!

    Here’s hoping that Katy being back from the USA will mark the start of a fun few weeks for you.

  • Love the new blog look, can never have too much blush pink!

    Jasmin Charlotte

  • Oooo lots of changes but all for the better! It will be nice to be back in Calgary land for Christmas!

  • Lots of changes then, not just on the blog front! Good luck with the new job, and enjoy your Christmas visit to Canada! I love the new blog layout too, the colours are great! x x

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  • Chicken_Paprikash

    wonderful design