Tonight I will be celebrating Burns Night! For those of you not so familiar with the Scottish tradition, this is a celebration of the life of Scottish poet and lyricist, Robert Burns. It is celebrated each year on the 25th January, the anniversary of his birth. His life and works are commemorated through recitals of his poems, songs, plays and of course, the traditional Burns’ Supper. Join in with the fun at various events around the city or host your own Burns’ Night at home. I thought this would be a good excuse to find the loveliest Scottish inspired accessories and interior ideas for your homes!
- British Made Heritage Lambswool Blanket in Black Watch Tartan
- Bog Myrtle & Fresh Mint Isle of Skye Candle
- Ruaridh Waugh Large Milk Jug
- Seascape Vessel by EC Ceramic Design
- Lolo Design Stag Fine Art Print
Many people start the New Year by setting goals for themselves, in a bid to help them curb an unhealthy habit or achieve something great. I don’t really set myself new year resolutions.. I never really have. I feel it sometimes works out better if I don’t put pressure on myself and instead, just see what the year throws at me!
This year however, I’ve felt a little differently about things. I’ll be turning 25 in April, and although its a few months off yet, I feel so weird about turning a year older and edging towards that ever looming 30 mark. I’d set a lot of goals to reach by the time I was 25, some of which I’ve surpassed, and some of which I’ve fell way short of- and the other week was really tough for me in terms of my career goals and where I wanted to be. I ended up beating myself up about it for no reason other than complete frustration after hearing something I didn’t want to believe was true . That is why this year, I do actually have a New Years resolution that I’m determined to keep!
One of the things I want to work on this year is to keep dreaming huge, but not feeling like a failure if things take a little longer than I (probably unrealistically) set myself. Because, I know I will get there in the end.
How are you all coping with your New Year resolutions?