Here are the links that have been filling my internet browser over the past few days.
As the name suggests, this is a list of things that you should avoid before kicking the bucket, rather than things you should do. Although I disagree with a number of them (definitely visit Paris but be more careful with your belongings and I am NOT dying before leaping out of a plane) I like quirky pieces like this. I think we put so much pressure on ourselves to be significant and do all these things but in the end not half of it is what it is cracked up to be.
Emma Watson's HeforShe campaign
I have mentioned before how much I love the Harry Potter actors and actresses and how all of the kids have grown into such brilliant people and this piece is the best example yet. I'm a raging feminist, but I have been shy about saying that outloud because of the misconception that it means you hate men or want to take rights away from men to give to women. But that isn't it at all. It's all about equality and, at the risk of sounding preachy, I'm all for that. Emma Watson's HeforShe campaign is brilliant in so many ways and I'm always astounded at how intelligent she is. If you haven't heard about the campaign, this piece from the Telegraph is a good place to start.
US hospital bill goes viral
I love being British, I really do. I feel lucky to have been born in a country that respects me as a woman and gives me the right and opportunities to be whatever and whoever I want to be. One of the best things about the UK is the NHS and, although I know it has its flaws (my sister is a nurse) I think people forget how lucky we are to have a healthcare system that doesn't ask for a paycheck before treating you. This hospital bill serves as a little welcome reminder I think. Though, my sister-in-law who lives in the US pointed out that with health insurance you would never pay this kind of money.
Being a Homebody - From Roses. I can relate to this post so much and there is nothing I love more than an evening in with Netflix and cheese. I don't think it makes you boring, I think it makes you fantastic and rich.
5 Things - Decorating on a Budget - Ghost Parties. I don't live in a palace, in fact it's a flat in the city centre that needs about 7283748 improvements being made, but I try my best to make it look nice through smart ideas and my options can be limited as I rent and am skint. This post gives some solid advice for anyone in this situation.
Wishing - Office Edition - Sailboat. I am almost constantly making wish lists about how I would improve my flat with stuff I can buy, but am nearly always put off by how much it costs (haha I am so frugal).
Colourful Living Room and Office - Style Me Pretty Living. This is one of my favourite blogs for interior inspiration and I love this living room/office. It has the right balance of colour and neutral tones and is exactly what I want to achieve when I am allowed to pick up a paint brush/buy furniture.
Glorious Globes - ALO. I know, I know - another decor-themed post but that's where my head has been this week. I guess with the SO having gone I'm proper into nesting mode and thinking about what projects I can have over the next few months to keep me occupied. I LOVE globes and maps and anything nautical-themed and this is a brilliant post - though I'm not sure about the lampshades?