5 June 2017

I Have To Say Something, Even Though I Have No Idea What To Say


Hope you had lovely weekends.

I am going to start by saying I am not 100% sure what this post is going to be about. I don't know what to say about the world at the moment, I don't have any of the answers. The world sucks, I wake up and if my BBC News app goes off, there is a sense of dread to what I am going to be looking at next.

But last night something kind of magical happened.

The One Love Manchester concert happened.

And whilst the world hasn't changed, our terror level is still at severe, tragedy happened in London which is a city that is so close to my heart, there are people facing levels of hurt that you hope to never get to, the concert really made me feel one thing.





And that is no small feat. All you need is the glimmer of hope and suddenly, day by day, you get through this. I do feel angry and upset and anxious. But love is my glimmer of hope. I will live my life by it and I will refuse to become cynical.

I am angry, and there is no way I will be getting rid of my anger any time soon, but I am complex, and as long as there is a glimmer of light at the end of my mental tunnel, then I will get up and do my damn best to be the best person I can be.

I am not a writer, and these are just my confused thoughts on a Monday morning, but I had to say something, even though I had no idea what I wanted to say.

30 May 2017

Rediscovering Polaroids

Photography and myself have a love hate relationship. I love it, it hates me. That is probably a little bit harsh, but whilst I really do love taking pictures, I really do wish I was better at it, particularly with regards to blogging and blog photography.

However, whilst this may apply to digital photography, I recently purchased a new Impossible Polaroid 600 film to pop into my 15 year old (!) camera and hey presto, it still works! So off it popped with me to Barcelona and let me tell you, the photos I got I could not be more in love with.

They are snapshots in the truest sense of the word. I cannot edit them, I will never be able to repeat them exactly, you wait tensely over the thirty minutes as all the colours fully develop and I absolutely bloody love them.

Don't get me wrong, I am fully aware that £17.99 for a film of eight pictures is an expensive hobby to have, and as Impossible are the only manufacturers of the film I need, I am at their mercy. But for how much I love the photos, a film every so often really is worth it for me.

Do you take Polaroids? x

22 May 2017

27 Things For My 27th Year

I was really tempted to do a 'Things I Have Learnt' posts, but to be honest, the one thing I have definitely learned in my time on this planet is the more I learn the less I know (try not to sing UB40 here). Somehow the later I get into my twenties, the more I realise how young your twenties are.

So, instead, on each of my birthday's I am going to create a bucket list for the next year ahead. It will generally be the number of things associated with my birthday but if I am still blogging at 40, I may have to reassess this idea.

As it's 27 this time, here are 27 things I would like to do in my 27th year.

My plan is to strike through each one as I do them. Barcelona will be struck out first as that's why I did for my birthday and it was incredible, as always.

1.. Begin to learn a new language.
2.. Go to Barcelona again.
3.. Dance more.
4.. Drink more tea.
5.. Drink less alcohol.
6.. Buy a house.
7.. Get over 300 Instagram followers (if you would be so kind; https://www.instagram.com/lucymaycairns)
8.. Ask My Mamma lots more things.
9.. Buy some slipper shoes.
10.. Save money.
11.. Go to a blogging event.
12.. Hand write a letter.
13.. Take another pottery class.
14.. Master my skin care routine.
15.. Learn a DIY skill.
16.. Be a bridesmaid for one of my best friends.
17.. Get under 12 stone.
18.. Get my 5k time down.
19.. See live music.
20.. See a firework show.
21.. Attend a Christmas Market somewhere that isn't Manchester.
22.. Bring in the New Year somewhere special.
23.. Change my hair colour.
24.. Learn something about myself.
25.. Meditate more.
26.. Get a new piercing.
27.. Get a new tattoo.

What's on your bucket list? x