Friday, 1 September 2017


In the living room at the minute, we're whitewashing the floorboards and painting the walls Farrow & Balls Wevet (a very simple, very white colour - otherwise known as 'brilliant white' to everyone not employed by F&B). The colour scheme for the room itself is - if you hadn't already guessed - white.

The colour in the room will come from everything we fill it with.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017


I bought a house last September and since then my life has completely changed. 

When I moved into the house I knew there'd have to be major renovation work to update the central heating and electric wiring, and I thought that'd be it for the major bits. Well, I was sort of right.

In the end, I got every wire and pipe changed in the entire house. I also had two walls knocked down, had a stone fireplace removed, two doorways blocked up and another three opened, the entire downstairs of my property replastered and a stud wall built.

That's just the major stuff...

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Thursday, 22 June 2017

THREE THINGS: Losing a loved one

1. Everyone dies eventually.

2. Be hopeful that you don't miss it. I didn't think I'd want to be there and I'm incredibly glad I was.

3. That relief you're feeling is okay.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

TRAVEL: 72 Hours in Barcelona

Last month I went to Barcelona for three days.

It was a rash, spur of the moment thing and I experienced equal measures of nervousness and excitement whilst booking and being there (I'm not generally a great explorer type).

However, Barcelona is awesome. Totally awesome. And I think you should do exactly what I did and rashly book a trip there right now. Like now guys!

So why? I hear you ask. And what to do whilst we're there to make it worth a visit? Well, here's 10 things you MUST do:

Sunday, 11 June 2017

REVIEW: Marc Jacobs Daisy Kiss

The only thing I got from Duty Free on the way back from Barcelona was the new fragrance by Marc Jacobs - Daisy Kiss.

I've never had a Marc Jacobs fragrance before and after sniffing a good few, I decided upon this. It's completely different from my usual choice of heavy, somewhat wintery perfumes as this is light and fruity. For me, it's great for this time of year when you want something, but nothing too overpowering.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Hello June

Six months into 2017 and only six posts so far.


Things are moving slowly forwards. I got my mortgage sorted out - hoorah! I've organised for my central heating and electrics to be fixed - yesss. I've settled into my new job and I'm loving it - thank fuck. And I've met a man who I think is lovely.

Overall 2017 is slipping past pretty quickly, but things are only getting started in the ohhellojo house.

Expect lots of home and lifestyle, travel, food and beauty.

It's good to be back.

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Friday, 3 March 2017

Hello March

February passed quickly.

Maybe too quickly. But, also maybe not.
I now live alone.
Except for the cat.

I have never lived alone before. I've never been the sole owner of a space bigger than just one room. I have never been responsible for so many payments and bills and just adult stuff as I am right now.

And although I've done it and it's all set up, running smoothly and I can do it; I actually feel really fucking overwhelmed.

I look back on my posts from last year, the pictures, the comments, and I cannot really see anything to indicate that at this point, a year on, I would be completely changed.


I don't even think it's just my life that has changed, it is ME.

I feel pumped like I've just run a marathon and I'm high on adrenaline. Like I'm ready to take on anything and win. But standing back and looking at myself and reflecting on that shit, just blags me. Totally blags me.

Who am I? When did I become this person?

I keep saying this: I must start blogging regularly again. I must! And then a whole month passes and I really feel as though I just blinked and missed it. I really do.

I have a massive wishlist of things to do. And some of those things are already underway, but it's a massive waiting game at the minute too. As soon as I can share, I will.

For now, just keep waiting.

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

REVIEW: Lypsyl Untinted Lip Sticks

So, it's winter. It's bitter outside. My forehead got cold the other day - I mean, obviously my nose and fingers and toes have gotten cold outside in winter before, but never my forehead, so that was new. But what's never new is how chapped my lips get at this time of year.

Cue Lypsyl.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

REVIEW: Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Cologne

I was super fortunate to receive this for my birthday back in November.

Ever since then, I've worn it daily. There doesn't seem any point in wearing anything else. This is a very distinct scent, with the pomegranate hitting the nostrils hard (if that doesn't sound pleasing, apologies, because in actuality, it is very pleasing).

Friday, 6 January 2017

REVIEW: Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting powder


My one Black Friday purchase was this beauty. 

The Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder has been on the wish list for years and with a price tag of £35, I just couldn't bring myself to go for it. It still cost a pretty penny on Black Friday, but less so.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

THREE THINGS: To be happy for in January

1. The days are getting longer.
2. There's apparently a glut of chocolate left over in supermarkets with a decent discount.
3. Layering all the clothes for warmth.

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Sunday, 1 January 2017

Hello 2017

Hello. New year, new me.

Well, new adventures at least. 

My Master Plan this year involve three parts:

To trust myself.
Yes, a very broad goal. It wouldn't pass as a SMART target, but it's something I think will be very important this year. I've never been a single adult before. It's fucking terrifying. How will I know which shoes look better with my outfit without anyone to ask before leaving the house? Will I really know if Sky are doing me a good deal with my phone and broadband? Does an oil based gloss work better than a water based gloss? Who knows?! I'm just really glad that my straighteners turn themselves off after 30 minutes because I always forget. 

I'm going to have to become very familiar with myself and discover my weaknesses to work on them. I won't have someone else to pep talk me when I'm down. I need to be able to rely on myself for the first time.

To do the things I always wanted to do.
There's a certain amount of things you can do without disrupting someone else when you live and love someone. I want copper pans; to paint a room blush pink; to not talk to anyone for a whole day; to watch all the Seasons of Girls in a weekend; to make eggs for breakfast at 5am; to invite people to my house whenever I want; go on a city break with a friend and not feel guilty; to save as much money as I can by eating very little; to check into a local hotel because why the hell not; to try different foods, restaurants, activities, meet new people, talk to anyone, drink as much as I want, read as much as I want; learn to make Yorkshire puddings from scratch; to get eyelash extensions; to know how to wire a light switch; to be able to change the oil filter in my car. 

I want to be able to live without needing anyone else. I want to not feel guilty for doing something for me.

Focus on making my house, my home.
In order for me to get to a position where I can come home from work and go straight to sleep after an odd shift pattern, I need to spend a lot of time and money on this house. It needs a rewire, new central heating, new kitchen and bathroom, new driveway, new decor. It's liveable, but still a fairly large project. What's helpful is that I have a lot of contacts through my last job who I trust to help me make these things happen. This Spring I'm going to focus on gutting it electrically and plumbing wise. 

Next Christmas, my family will be coming here. That's the goal anyway.

What are your plans for this year? What adventures do you have planned?

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