Steph Jones' Daily Blog

A daily photo blog by a London based digital designer // @Stephhh

25/10/20 – A calming day — Oct 25, 2020

25/10/20 – A calming day

I had an incredible massage this morning! I practically floated home, taking in all the gorgeous colours of autumn. To carry on the self-love theme, I then had a bad whilst reading Harry Potter! Then this evening I’ve doused myself in relaxation essential oils and I’m feeling pretty chilled. Let’s hope it lasts me through the week!

24/10/20 – Guess what we just bought! — Oct 24, 2020

24/10/20 – Guess what we just bought!

Go on.. You’ll never guess!

Nic and I are sitting in Reggie! Our new bright red Corsa! We’re super happy we’ve finally got a car again. We hoped we wouldn’t need one due to using so much public transport over the last few years so we got rid of our old car. And then Covid hit… And now we’re feeling trapped, and not comfortable enough to use public transport for the time being! So we bought Reggie and we’re super happy! Time to explore a bit further than just the three miles surrounding home…

23/10/20 – What a day — Oct 23, 2020
22/10/20 – Autumnal walks — Oct 22, 2020

22/10/20 – Autumnal walks

I’ve been having wicked headaches this week, it feels like had them more often than not…

Still managed to leave the house today at lunchtime and it made for a gorgeous walk in the autumn sunshine. A chance for some big deep breaths of fresh air which definitely helped. I’m really pleased the rain helped off, even just for our midday walk!

21/10/20 – Movie night — Oct 21, 2020

21/10/20 – Movie night

It’s all a bit of a slog right now, not really having a life outside of our home, the world feeling like it’s being ran by the worst possible people. It’s hard to keep your heard up through it all.

So tonight Nic and I decided to batton down our hatches away from the outside world. We made a lush curry for dinner and had a movie night with popcorn. It was so lovely, to try to forget everything for one night… then I accidentally checked Twitter… Ugh…

20/10/20 – Blowing off steam — Oct 20, 2020

20/10/20 – Blowing off steam

(Backdated post as I forgot to press publish on this five days ago!)

After a very stressful day at work I decided to go on an evening run to blow off some steam after work. The sun was just setting as I pelted up the hill near our house and it really helped to calm me down.

I’ve never done this before but it felt great. I’m definitely going to do it again as it really helped me chill out a bit before I settled in for the evening.

19/10/20 – Sparkly nails for me! — Oct 19, 2020

19/10/20 – Sparkly nails for me!

Well, there’s one way to cheer me up! I painted my nails again this evening, and they’re incredibly sparkly! I’m still not feeling 100% but I had a lovely evening after work, chatting to my mum for an hour whilst I did my nails.

I’m trying so hard to do things for me. Clothing choices that make me feel bad-ass, nails that shine bright as the evenings draw in, lazing about in my jammies on the weekend if I feel like it. I’m so much happier in myself than I was as a teenager and it’s a wonderful feeling. Knowing whatever I look like on the outside, I’m still me inside and that’s what matters the most. And if I love me on the inside, I’ll learn to love my outside too!

18/10/20 – Feeling groggy — Oct 18, 2020

18/10/20 – Feeling groggy

I’ve got a right cold! I’ve finally bitten the bullet and stayed home all day today. I’ve read a lot of my new book, napped for two hours, had a bath and made a delcious dinner with help from Nic. Feeling pretty sorry for myself most of the day though… I’m hoping a good sleep will sort me out.

Here’s a slightly relevant (but bad) photo of said homemade pie! I’m already excited to have this for lunch and dinner again this week as it was super tasty.

17/10/20 – Practicing skating — Oct 17, 2020

17/10/20 – Practicing skating

The weather today was a picture perfect autumnal day. Jumper weather, crispy leaves and sunshine, well no rain at least. We walked to the park to practice skating more! I’m slowly improving at stopping, bit by bit I seem to be getting there, and becoming more confident.

I also got a load of reading done around that. Finishing my 33rd book of the year and starting my 34th! Officially now the most books I’ve ever read in one year which is fun. I feel like I’ve gone through some real meaty ones as well which is good.

16/10/20 – Our last visitor —

16/10/20 – Our last visitor

Just in time before London moves to tier 2… Liv came around this evening for a socially distanced dinner! She left before midnight, so we’re all legal and it was such a wonderful evening. Drinking wine and talking for hours, it’s filled me with enough joy to hopefully see me through this next lockdown.

I hope everyone is doing okay. There are a few tough weeks/months ahead of us, but it’s all for the greater good to protect our most vulnerable. And it’s good to remember it’s all temporary, we will get through this. Much love x