Getting my nails done at work? Yes. Trying not to take twenty minutes picking out an outfit in the morning? Sure. Going back to the gym? Not just yet. More posts about our trip to Europe will be coming shortly, too. But I’d love to hear your thoughts on what has been happening in my life lately.

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I apologise for pushing this A Day in the Life post back, but I just got caught up trying to settle back in after our trip.

This weekend we went out for dinner with Nick’s family to celebrate our engagement. Today Nick decided to see the doctor as he hasn’t been feeling great since the end of our trip, just a few tests and we’ll find out what’s up.

Not an eventful day, but sometimes we have days in our lives that aren’t interesting to write about. Remember, A Day in the Life is not a pity party – we all have dull days and one of the best things to do after an ‘unsuccessful’ day is to reflect on it. So this month I have decided to ask a few questions related to mindfulness and clearing your mind. Feel free to join in the linkup by adding your link at the bottom of the post.

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I wanted to do a Fashion Friday in Singapore, so we did a quick shoot in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. I can’t believe it was only a week ago. It feels like it has been a while. The gardens are big, and some areas require a small fee to enter. We only really browsed the Orchid Garden, as Singapore is famous for its orchids.

These photos don’t really have orchids in them, but you can see how lovely the gardens are.

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I won’t bore you all: Venice was probably my least favourite part of our trip. I found it really underwhelming, not very impressive, and run down with tourists. It was quieter in some streets but also smelly in some places. It was hard to find good food. I had a very disappointing and tasteless alio olio – you’d think it would be hard to mess up an oil-based (instead of sauce based) pasta! But I still got a select few nice photos of the city, and I am very sure it would be more enjoyable in a cooler season, so take my experience with a grain of salt.

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Yesterday we returned home from our trip to Europe and Singapore. Our plane landed early in the morning and we went to Nick’s house to have a nap and catch up with his family before catching up with my family. Though I was dreading having a lot to catch up on, I went back to work today with no real troubles. Everyone at work was excited to see me back and congratulate me on the engagement. 🙃

This Achievement Unlocked is a little late because I had lots of posts written about our trip and sort of forgot! So here is my recap of June, which mainly refers to our trip because we were away for almost the whole month.

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By golly does it feel good to be in Singapore eating Asian food right now. Please don’t take any offence, but my body is not used to eating so much pasta and it really filled me up during our trip! It was amazingly delicious, though, and some meals were better than others. We had a lot of three-course lunches and dinners, and way too much carbohydrate to process, so now it is relieving to be having cuisine I am a little more used to.

I wanted to recount our trip to Italy in one post, but I have decided to split it up. I am posting this detailed post about Varenna about two weeks since we were there, but even so, I would love to answer any questions you have about the places I visited. 🙂

Read on to see more photos and read about our adventures!

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If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, this might not be new news to you… 🙂 But Nick proposed to me and of course I said yes. 😍 Here is the story on how it all happened.

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We visited Varenna over a week ago but it’s time for another Fashion Friday post. This is one of those posts that focuses a little less on the outfit and makes use of the surroundings and its architecture or nature. In this case, it’s a bit of both, as Varenna sits on Lake Como, but the villa we shot this in also has some stone steps and pillars.

I’m missing my Achievement Unlocked for June, but it’ll be posted some time in the next week, promise! There are more travel photos and blog posts to be shared, and I’m doing my best to keep them not-so-wordy. 😉

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Last week we spent a couple of days in Zurich. Our first impressions were good – friendly people, safe, quiet, really beautiful. I liked Zurich from the moment I stepped in it, but I think we walked away wanting a little more of Switzerland. Our collective gatherings from friends and colleagues is that the Alps are a must-see and that Bern is much more interesting. We obviously came in summer and were only prepared for a short trip.

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