Distractions & Blog Awards

10 May 2012



Yesterday evening was so nice here that my fiancé and I decided to head out for a coffee and yummy gelato followed by a lovely walk in the park again. So, since I'd not been able to blog yesterday, I came home today with the strict intention to write a great blog post. Now, sitting here at 11.30pm I'm wondering what happened? Where did my time go and why is it that I get so dang distracted sometimes?!

I often imagine how much more could I accomplish in life if I didn't allow myself to become distracted but rather focused on the task in hand.

Continuing the procrastination (because it's what I do), I've come up with a list of common hinderances to my productivity levels:
  1. Facebook - The arch nemesis whilst at uni, this evil force still has a strong grip on me.
  2. Painting my nails - A necessary but time consuming task. Time is doubled on this one because once painted menial tasks become mammoth due to fear of smudging and I spend my time moving around my apartment and grasping at things like I no longer have opposable thumbs.
  3. Online Shopping (Any kind, any store) - Sofa, glass of wine in hand, shopping. As if I need to say anymore!
  4. Working - Such a drag, imagine how much I'd get done if I didn't have to do that one?!!
  5. Eating - Yep, I probably spend a tad too much time doing this but I love it. Sad, but true.


So, now you know where I am when I'm not here! Of course, I have done a couple of productive things; 

This evening we booked our hotel for Hong Kong, I'm getting majorly excited about this now since the trip is only a week and a bit away now! Recommendations?

Also, I've decided to try and enter the Cosmopolitan UK Blog Awards after a few lovely people suggested I should. I hadn't even considered it myself but I figured it's worth a shot and it would be amazing if I could simply get shortlisted for the 'Best Newcomer' award. Obviously, the more nominations I get the more chance I have of that happening. It honestly takes about one minute to nominate someone, so...

...if you're feeling kind and would like to nominate me then you can do so HERE!


What about you lovelies, have you achieved much this week or do you get distracted like me?!

xxx



28 comments:

  1. totally been distracted this past week. I'm supposed to be editing my steamy romance novels but the internet like so many times before has proven to be more entertaining than checking grammar and sentence structure!

    oh, I nominated you for the blog award!
    <3 Jessica

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    1. Aw thank you so much for nominating me :)

      Have to say I'd choose browsing the internet over dealing with grammar and sentence structure any day! haha!

      x

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  2. I also fall victim to Facebook, work, and nail polish! I totally get what you mean when you start to think "where did the time go?" Good luck with the nomination!

    XO,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

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    1. Nice to know it happens to other good people ;) hehe x

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  3. you know what? i wasn't going to take part in the cosmopolitan blog awards thingy, cos it's a bit tedious etc, but i like your blog so much that i think you totally deserve to win this, so i'm going to do it just for you. i love the fact that your content is 100% original, you just not vomit PR shit and/or reviews of sent products. plus your photography is AMAZING and to me that's one of the main points :) so yeah, voting for you LOL, sorry for the rant x

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    1. Thank you so much sweetie! That's so nice of you to say, I'm glad you like my blog so much! :)

      I do get a few emails from PR but I don't want to take things just because they're free, because as you said it can look bad on blogs when they do that too much. Id like to keep this blog as being only about things I choose and like :)

      Thanks so much for voting! :D

      x

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  4. I always find myself distracted similarly! Though I usually multi-task a bit in my procrastination - painting nails AND online shopping at the same time ;) You will have so much fun in Hong Kong! One of my fave places to visit.

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. Hmm multi-tasking, if only I could manage that! Painting my nails takes me full attention! haha!

      Do you have any particular recommendations for Hong Kong? I'm so excited! :)

      x

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  5. Looks yummy :)

    ekatya.blogspot.com

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  6. Beautiful photographs!

    Hong Kong sounds amazing, I'm sure it will be.

    (itsgreeds.blogspot.com)

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  7. lovely photographs :)

    http://charlottelucie.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. that ice cream looks so good! :)
    love ur black balenciaga :)

    xx,
    http://lalainlaland.blogspot.com

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  9. hi, just came across your blog and i'm already loving it!! followed you~ come check out my blog and follow it too if you like? =)

    xoxo <3
    http://miss-6.blogspot.ca/

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  10. That gelato looks so delish! Distractions are the worst, I'm so bad at getting completely lost on my laptop and wondering where all of the time went.

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    1. It was really delicious!

      It's so difficult not to get distracted by the internet especially! I tell myself every night I get home that tonights the night I'm not going to get distracted but somehow there's always something that gets me! :S

      x

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  11. Mmmm...this ice-cream look so nyamiii :))

    P.S. Enter my GIVEAWAY: http://dictionaryoffashion.blogspot.com/2012/04/my-first-giveaway.html and win a dress... :)

    P.P.S. Check out this post http://dictionaryoffashion.blogspot.com/2012/04/modocat-discount-code.html ...you can get up to 60% discount on every purchase in MODOCAT online store, only with my code. :)

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  12. I love your blog - I have just voted for you :) good luck xx

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  13. Hello, I'm new to your blog but you are GORGEOUS (as is your fiance!) x

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    1. Thank you Rose! I'll let him know too, he'll be so chuffed by this comment! x

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  14. aghh i agree!! online shopping probably distracts me the most. if only i actually had the money to feed my awful habit :(
    thank you so much for the kind comment on my blog! i am now following you as well, because your blog is so wonderful! i'm having a fun time browsing through all of your pages :)
    take care :)

    -alexandra
    http://alexisinodak.blogspot.com/

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  15. Without the distractions we wouldn't know the latest gossip or have half the size wardrobe so I think they're great! Looking forward to seeing you post about Hong Kong!

    joanne from jimmilou.com

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  16. Thanks for your sweet comment honey!
    Lovely post, you look so cute and these cupcakes - to die for! Keep on like this, your blog is great!

    http://kiwipferdchen.de.vu

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