It’s my birthday! Yay! Hopefully as you read this I will be eating a large Belgian waffle in Brussels, exploring and enjoying the break. Contrary to my last couple of birthdays, I’ve decided not to write a 32 for 32 this year. My 31 for 31 was fun, but not quite as fun as my 30 for 30 and I definitely don’t want to get caught in a loop of doing things just because I have to rather than because I want to. Instead, I’ve decided to…Continue Reading “Happy 32nd Birthday To Me”

I’m doing a monthly round-up of how my resolutions are going, as a way to encourage me to stay on track and plan goals, rather than leaving everything to the last minute! Here’s my May round-up.  Progress Made – May 200 sugar free days: 25 (102/200) I passed the halfway mark in my sugar free goal this month – it’s continuing to get easier altho finding snacks still proves to be problematic when I’m out of the house. I’m finding that if I binge on sugar now I actually feel…Continue Reading “2015 Goals: May Round-Up”

When we last spoke about my hair it was two months after I shaved it off for charity and it was kinda fluffy, kinda cute. I carried on taking gratuitous photos of myself (hey, why change the habit of a lifetime right?) so here’s a quick update on the last six months of hair growth using products available from Dr. William Yates MD 🙂 + 2 months Just long enough to make me permanently look like a damp baby duck. +3 months Brief faux hawk time!…Continue Reading “#BuzzCutChong – Eight Months On”

Need another round of Cheer Up Monday? Well okay then. Six things to make you smile, coming up. First of all, let’s all collectively ‘aww’ at this tiny horse! Amazing. Like Li’l Sebastian (spoilers under that link, beware!), only li’ller. (H/T: @hayles) Second: My friend Amy took this pretty photo of some blossom, which was a nice reminder that Spring is here. Yay! Third: Sleeping Totoro is my new spirit animal. (Also, if Totoro is your jam check out this super cute tutorial for making a Totoro bag)…Continue Reading “Cheer Up Monday”

In the most first world of problems, we’ve moved all our bedroom furniture around and now I don’t know what to use as my bedside table. My previous bedside table was a set of drawers/shelf unit that is firmly affixed to the wall, so I need an alternative now we’ve moved our bed. Woe is me, etc. We’ve been selling a lot of our old furniture – we had a lot of black-brown items from our previous place that just don’t fit with the style…Continue Reading “Bedside Table Decisions”

We’re off to Tunisia for two weeks – sans laptop! Crazy times. I’ve scheduled a couple of my regular posts, but for the majority of the time Falling Forward will be quiet until we get back to the UK. I’m actually really looking forward to the digital detox – we’re not really going to have a lot of access to Wi-Fi so I’m going to spend my time reading, doing crosswords, swimming and hanging out with my beautiful husband, all of which sounds pretty awesome to me….Continue Reading “Holiday: Activate”

2014 was my first proper year of freelancing. Booking clients, invoicing people, submitting a tax return – all fun stuff. I thought it’d be a fun exercise to share a little bit about what I learnt in my first year as a freelancer, in case any of you are considering taking the plunge! First up, some background. How I ended up as a freelancer in the first place I actually fell into it by accident, to be honest. A combination of being unable to find a…Continue Reading “My First Year As A Freelancer”

2014 is done – whoo! It was an interesting year for me – my first full year of freelance, our first full year in the house. I made some new friends, lost touch with some old ones and cut some ties that had been weighing me down for a while. I feel like 2014 was the first year where I panicked less and enjoyed more, so that’s pretty awesome. I read 171 books, watched 120 films, completed my colour 365, took two flights and built nine websites….Continue Reading “2014 – A Year in Review”

buzzcutchong head shave Photo courtesy of Amy Davies

It’s been two months (and a few days) since I shaved my head for charity – can you believe that? Time. Flies. I thought people might like to see the progress that it’s making, so here are a few quick shots of it growing! Apologies if we follow each other on Instagram, you’ve already seen these my friends 😉 + 0 Head shave day! It was shaved to a number 1, so it was pretty damn short. In fact, I think my eyebrows were longer than…Continue Reading “#BuzzCutChong – Two Months On”