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My “easy” sustainable changes to make || MagpieMagpie Evolves

09/05/2021

Hi Lovelies, long time no blog. I’ll have a Life Update post up soonish, but for today I’m keen to chat about My “easy” sustainable changes to make. I’ve been doing lots of reading, listening to lots of audiobooks, watching lots of documentaries and I’m slowly making changes. I’ve decided to do a little series called MagpieMagpie Evolves. I hope to inspire, but also to hold myself accountable and to track my progress.

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My 2021 Plan Of Action || MagpieMagpie in Isolation

21/02/2021

Hi Lovelies, so 2021 is well and truly here! As you know, over the first lockdown I had a life revelation and since then I’ve been trying to put my 2021 plan of action into practice. If you’ve followed me for a while you will know that my New Year doesn’t usually start until February. But like the rest of you I was keen to see the back of 2020 so I’ve already been thinking about the future, and how to put a plan of action in place for my dreams for the future. 

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Life Update || MagpieMagpie COVID LIFE

10/01/2021

Hi Lovelies, long time no speak. Since I hadn’t posted a life update in a while I thought it would be a good place to start in the new year. As most of you know I live here in Jersey Channel Islands. It’s a small island between England and France, it’s got a lower tax rate so Finance is the main Job sector here. COVID of course had an impact here, however we were very much kept in our little Jersey bubble.

You’ll know from my  Structure || MagpieMagpie in Isolation Post that we went into Lockdown for about two months here. In that time Jarek’s company went into liquidation and the uncertainty of my own job was lingering. Over that time I kept super busy and created a structure plan in my new normal. Like many of you, I also did a number of self destructive things like stalk people I used to know and compare my life. I read books on lifestyle, only to realise that the life we had created was far from the life we truly wanted.

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Structure || MagpieMagpie in Isolation

04/05/2020
Hi Lovelies. How are we all? We are now officially in lockdown here in Jersey and I think it’s been about a month. I’m sure you‘ve seen that I’ve been keeping busy busy here. Reorganising the flat, baking, my excel course and of course pampering! I live for Structure, so my goal over the last few week has been to implement structure. And thrive in my new life. 😱
I love a duvet day, but after about a day of it I get a bit anxious and just freak out to be honest. I thought I’d share my day to day routine. Not only to give me something to do… but also to maybe give you some inspiration if you are struggling. This will be a long read so maybe settle in and get yourself a snack and a hot drink.

 

The Lifestyle

Myself and Jarek live in a very small flat that doesn’t have much space. He has been working from home for over a month. I too am working from home, but on my blog. He has set up in the sitting room and I’m set up in the bedroom, there’s a little section that I call the office. It’s usually my Monday night and Friday spot, but now it feels like my official office.
Normality is what keeps me sane so I’ve been trying to keep things as normal as possible. I get up about 7:30 and Jarek gets up about 8:00. I focus on making the breakfast and clean Jarek’s Office (the sitting room) a bit. By this stage Jarek is usually up and reading the news. We have breakfast and after Jarek’s off to work. I potter about for a bit and then make the bed and set up my little blogging station.

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My 2020 Shopping Ban || MagpieMagpie Blog

12/01/2020

With the wedding starting to feel VERY real, and the fact I need to save,  it’s about time I start knuckling down and take this Shopping Ban seriously. I’ve thought long and hard, and have chosen 20 items that I’m not aloud buy in 2020. I tried to be realistic and aim to stick to it the WHOLE of 2020. I have given myself a few sneaky get out of jail free cards, but we are talking a whole year so I thought I’d give myself a little break. Some will be harder than others, some will be shockingly hard, and some might be surprisingly easy, hopefully. If this post goes down well, I think I’ll post one every year instead of doing a New Years Resolutions Post.

HAND CREAM

I used to use hand cream religiously and had a real obsessions with buying them. I only have two hands so I’m keen to use them all up this year and maybe just buy one per year after that.

HIGHLIGHTER

I use highlighter daily, but I just don’t seem to get through it. I currently have about six, and defiantly don’t need six so that needs to be cut down for sure.

REGULAR NAIL VARNISH 

I just have way to many, and I’ve started buying gel polish too now so I just need to use up like ten this year and really narrow down my colours. I love them all of course, but some really don’t suit my skin tone so I really wanna get a small collection together thats perfect just for me.

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