In today's society, we're all so busy, some may say too busy.

With working full time, trying to have a social life and have hobbies that take over our free time. We have no time to do anything, we barely even have time to have a social life. I spend my life cancelling on people or myself because something has to give.

But in 2018 I am going to make an effort to take more time to do more things for me, not for work but for me. Because actually, we do have time. We can always make time.

So things i'm going to do more of:
- stop saying no to blogger events in London because its too far away
- day trips to photograph outfits
- day trips with my boyfriend

I have ALWAYS turned down bloggers events when I get invited because I have always thought it takes about 5 hours to get to London - which is a total lie because it actually takes approx 3!!! Thats what it takes when I travel to Manchester. Thats just madness.

Plus I always think, I cant just go for the day. BUT YOU CAN.

Travelling with Virgin Trains on the east coast was SO easy and comfortable and 100% better than the trains I normally get to Manchester because everything was just so simple. Knowing ahead of travelling that they have plug sockets, free wifi and good food available, I had no excuses to not get some blogging done on my way down to London. So I sat and edited some photos the whole way down which was amazing because I never take 3 hours to do that as I always get distracted. Theres something really satisfying about getting stuff done whilst on the way to a different location to spend the day just doing stuff for you.

It went so quick and I was actually gutted when we got there because I was loving just taking some time out for myself. It helps that there was actually good leg room to spread out and get comfy. We went about 7am and got there for 10am which meant we had the WHOLE day ahead.

'Life splicing' is this new trend that the people of Newcastle are doing to take control of their personal life. Its all about ticking off those things on the to do list at a time and place thats suits them and their busy lifestyle.
I was heading to London with my mam - my photographer because as a blogger I have been lacking in outfit posts lately and there is no where in Newcastle to take some good images. So we took our equipment down and went to shoot in South Kensington then had a lovely day out eating loads and taking loads of images.

We actually went home early because we felt we had too much time in London and we had nothing else to do, we had eaten all of the food and walked for miles so we couldn't wait to get back on the train to get comfy and edit the photos we just shot whilst my mam read her book she's been meaning to read for ages.


We travelled first class and it was our first time, they do say once you go first class you never go back. Thats so right! Just Because of the food and drinks available. Yes you get a really good selection in standard class but they kept coming around every 15 mins with their trolley to see if you wanted another cup of tea or another sandwich. Unlimited cup of tea's for the entire journey - worth it just for that not to mention the quiet and comfy journey we had.

Why don't you take control of your personal to do list and get stuff done with Virgin trains on the east coast..

Book your trip now www.virgintrainseastcoast.com

Laura xox


  1. I used to do that journey every other weekend when Simon and I were long distance and although it was a pain in the bum I do have to say we are lucky to have good trains on our route to London! The only annoying thing about saying yes to last minute plans is that the trains are so expensive, you have to book months in advance or you pay hundreds!

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