What’s Happening with A&S?

Well this is certainly a long time, no see! I must apologise for my unannounced hiatus from Anchors & Swallows. I would love to give you some good excuses for why I’ve not continued to write on this blog, but for a while, I didn’t know why myself. When I started Anchors & Swallows, IContinue reading “What’s Happening with A&S?”

Looking Back on 2019

I always do a lot of reflection this time of year, and I can only assume other people do too! I’m sure many of you who know me may understand, my 2019 did not go as I had planned. My illness landed me in hospital twice and I will never really know why. However, IContinue reading “Looking Back on 2019”

Changing My Outlook [Life Update]

I am sitting here, writing this on a Sunday afternoon, feeling accomplished. I have been shopping, baked some cakes and prepared a roast dinner. It’s not every day I feel so satisfied; I often feel like I haven’t done enough with my free time. But I am reflecting and appreciating how I feel in thisContinue reading “Changing My Outlook [Life Update]”

Still Waiting… [Mental Health & Life Update]

I am a pretty open person and happy to talk about most things in my life – relationships, mental health and so on. But when I imagined writing this post, as I have been intending to for a while, I really wanted to have all the answers. But, because I don’t have the answers, IContinue reading “Still Waiting… [Mental Health & Life Update]”

My Self Care Lessons: Part 2

If there is something that the last few months has taught me, mental health is a constantly changing thing. I have dealt with more than just anxiety recently, but also depression and an ongoing physical illness therefore affecting my mental wellbeing. So, this is an extension of my previous Self Care Lessons – these maybeContinue reading “My Self Care Lessons: Part 2”

My Love of The Beatles (feat. Joanie Clothing)

It’s no secret that I adore Joanie Clothing’s mix of modern and retro styles, and of course I was excited to see their new launches. But what they released went far beyond my love of vintage style – the Ringo jumper. The brand have come out with various jumpers displaying famous London road signs: BrickContinue reading “My Love of The Beatles (feat. Joanie Clothing)”

A Reminder: It’s Time to Rest

I have been sitting here all week, trying to will myself to write about something vintage. I have a whole list written in a notebook to prompt me to write about vintage. But I just can’t bring myself to set my hair and do my make up. And I just can’t bring myself to writeContinue reading “A Reminder: It’s Time to Rest”

The Brand New Anchors & Swallows!

The day has finally arrived! I can finally share with you what I’ve been up to! When I first started this blog, I had no idea who would read it and how much attention it would get, I just wanted to write about my interests and see what happened. I have so enjoyed this lastContinue reading “The Brand New Anchors & Swallows!”

Looking back on 2018

There are so many things I could write about on this blog at the moment, but it seems a bit wrong not to acknowledge another year passing, and so you will have to wait until the new year for the more exciting posts! This year… has had many ups and downs. Of course, the biggestContinue reading “Looking back on 2018”

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