Recently I was invited to take part in a campaign/challenge to explore Manchester for a day… but it wouldn’t be a challenge without a catch: I have to do it all on a £50 budget – and make the most of it!
For a blogger who’s lived in Manchester for nearly six years I have never blogged much about my adopted hometown, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to showcase more of the city I now call home so here it goes… Continue Reading
Words: Yours truly • Photos: David • Location: The Archaeological Site of Pompeii
So… I’m in Italy, for the first time in about six years. I started writing this blog on the train from Naples to Rome, and here I am finishing it off in our Airbnb in Monti where we’ll stay for the next three, four days or so.
During our stay in Naples, we paid a visit to the ancient archaeological site of Pompeii – that was the main reason why we went to Naples and we had the best time, and we couldn’t have asked for better weather for wandering around the streets where the Romans once walked or rode. Of course, having experienced this incredible world wonder, I obviously had to blog about it: so here are five things I think everyone should know before their visit to Pompeii… Continue Reading
Growing up in Malaysia, I had no ideal what ‘personal style’ was… Heck! I didn’t even know that ‘style’ was a thing until a couple of years ago. For the looooongest time I just wore what I thought looked kind of decent, without actually knowing if it suited me… even though I like to think I’d always had an eye for it. Whatever ‘it’ is.
Having experimented with my personal style quite a bit – especially recently, having acquired my first piercing and changed up the same slicked-back hair I’d worn for years – I decided to share what I’ve learnt from my journey to finding my own personal style. Continue Reading
Words: @oliverinstead • Photos: David • Location: Some staircase at Museo Picasso Málaga
It’s hard to believe it’s been over three months since I last blogged… after such a long break, it’s about time I started blogging again, because #NewYearNewMe and all that.
My last post was a #TravelTuesday entry following my trip to Malta in Oct – shortly after which I received the devastating news of my father’s passing. This is not something I’ve ever explicitly disclosed or discussed on my social channels (but to those who asked why I was home in Malaysia / showed concern – thank you!) but it was quite a life-changing event for me, as cheesy as it may sound.
To sum up, these are the lessons I learned having spent a few weeks with the fam after the tragedy : one) if you have people in your life who love you and care about you, you are truly blessed, and you have everything you need in life. two) always, always make time for said people. three) you should also aim to make time for things you enjoy doing, because last but not least) I’ve said this before, but I don’t think it could ever be stressed enough; the only time you have – really – is now.
Hence why I’m so eager to get back into blogging. It’s a platform that’s opened so many doors for me and I met some of my best friends through blogging – but I wasn’t quite ready until now.
So, I hope you guys keep an eye out for my future posts. I have a few exciting travel plans for upcoming months and I’m hoping to share more outfit posts from now on… because I never took a break from shopping. 😉
Words: @oliverinstead • Photo: David & Myself • Location: Various places in Malta
As I mentioned at the end of my previous post in the series, I was going to spend a (long) weekend in Malta, and I did. It was a brilliant change of scenery in the sun and sea, and I learned quite a bit about the archipelago that no blogs, tourists info sites, or Tripadvisor tips had prepared me for… Continue Reading