A look back on August 

August has felt like the longest month ever, and although it was great, I’m glad to see the end of it and to start getting in the Autumn mood! Here’s my highlights of August 2017:

St Ives 

Throughout my childhood, me and my family visited Cornwall every summer, so years on, it still holds a little piece of my heart. At the beginning of the month, I got the chance to go to St Ives on a work trip, and although we were only there for around 12 hours, it was so nice to go back. Definitely planning on returning to Cornwall in summer 2018!

I spent the week in Scotland 

I also took a work trip to Scotland, and as my Dad has recently moved there, I also took a few days off work and spent a lovely six days exploring. I’ve always loved Scotland. As well as Cornwall, I often visited many places in Scotland on family holidays growing up.

During my stay there, I relaxed, shopped, went to the Fringe Festival and visited a few museums. I’m currently planning my next visit and can’t wait to go back!

I also flew there on my own. This might not be a big deal for anyone else, but I’m so proud of myself for travelling alone and managing airport security alone without any major breakdowns *pats self on the back*.

I made a new BFFL
After the odd little chat on Twitter, I noticed that Lauren lived in Scotland, and after a creepy little message asking where she lives, turns out she lives exactly where I was going! So we had a cute coffee date, took photos on other people’s doorsteps and drank too much prosecco (okay that was just me). I love this girl so much and already know that we’ll be friends for life. Go check out her blog too because it’s the most beautiful thing ever – http://www.loulabellerose.co.uk/.

I got better at Calligraphy 

In Scotland, I got way too many new inks to fill my new Calligraphy-obsessed needs, and I spent an entire day just practising. I’m normally rubbish at keeping up with a hobby, but this one is so relaxing and feels like such a nice skill to have, that I think I may be able to upkeep! Practice makes perfect with Calligraphy, so I’d love to put some time aside each month to relax and get creative.

I got my daith pierced 

If you read my blog or follow me on Twitter, then you know that I suffer from migraines. So many people have suggested that I get my daith pierced. It’s a pressure point used in acupuncture to relieve the pain of migraines.

I was put off having this done because I had my rook pierced a few years ago, and ended up taking a trip to A&E when my ear tripled in size! But I thought I’d stop being a wimp and give this one a go.

Healing wise, this is doing great so far. I’ll keep you updated on the migraine front in a few weeks time in my next Migraine diaries instalment, so keep your eyes peeled!

I got a new domain and theme 

I just couldn’t get my blog to look how I wanted, so someone on Twitter recommended that I try a company called Pipdig. It was so easy to set up a new domain, hosting and template via their website, and even better, Pipdig did all the hard work and installed it for me!

I’m loving being self-hosted and having my dream blog. It’s given me the motivated to keep creating content, and to focus on doing more of what I love.

I celebrated seven years with my favourite person

Last but definitely not least, it was mine and Ellis’ seven year anniversary at the end of August. We did a Relationship Q&A to celebrate, which was really fun but also made us realise how happy we both still are after seven years!

September has already been great so far, and we’re only four days in, so I look forward to seeing what the rest on the month brings. Hope you all had a great August!



  1. September 3, 2017 / 10:30 pm

    Well done on flying alone I suffer from anxiety and understand the stress! I also suffer from migraines so will be interested to read if this piercing works. Jealous of your trips to Cornwall and Scotland been to both and very much want to return soon x

    • rosieslifexo
      September 8, 2017 / 11:12 am

      I felt a bit nervous before the flight, but once I was on there, I did a bit of reading for an hour and we were there! 🙂 I wish I hadn’t of built up worry in my head beforehand haha. Will keep you updated on the piercing, I way do a post focused on it soon 🙂 xx

  2. September 10, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    Love this post Rosie! I am about to relaunch my blog and have gone entirely self-hosted. Pipdig themes are amazing too! I look forward to reading more of your posts lovely <3

    • rosieslifexo
      September 17, 2017 / 11:47 am

      Thank you! Oooo so exciting! Hope you get on alright self-hosted 🙂 xxxx

    • rosieslifexo
      September 28, 2017 / 6:03 pm

      Good luck with the relaunch! I’m sure it will look amazing, pipdig are great 😊 thank you ❤️ xxxx

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