Musings and Snapshots

Musings and Snapshots of Autumn

24th November 2017

Musings and Snapshots of Autumn |

1. A floral field throwback 2. Autumn leaves and ice cream 3. Cacti and a kitsch deer (candle c/o The White Company) 4. September light 5. Gorgeous blooms from a coaching client 6. Tea in the orangery 7. I spy a mint front door 8. Beautiful publications (c/o the various publishers) 9. Oxford wears autumn beautifully

Musings and Snapshots of Autumn |

1. An inspiring trip to London 2. A corner of my office 3. Flowers and friends at the Bicycle Blooms workshop 4. The calming scent of jasmine and mint (c/o Arum) 5. The pastel streets of Oxford 6. Sugar stripes (c/o Boden) 7. Happy Halloween 8. Trying new beauty products (c/o Clarins) 9. The prettiest Victorian terrace

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I’m currently juggling a lot of things with my course, my coaching clients, freelance work, the blog/social channels and all the other things that life brings with it. In truth, I’m having to be pretty ruthless by saying no and pushing back – the assertive training I undertook in my previous job is serving me well!

Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great to say yes and to try new things, but sometimes we need to take a step back giving priority to the things that align with our goals. I’m living by the mantra, ‘less, but better’ after all, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to do it all.

That said I did accept a kind invitation to the Penguin Life lunch at Quo Vadis in Soho. It was a delight to meet some of the authors, hear about their publications and enjoy a much-needed break. I returned to Oxford feeling invigorated and it reminded me of how important it is to step away from my computer, meet new people and see different things.

Musings and Snapshots of Autumn |

Imelda coat and Tilly roll neck jumper c/o Boden

Musings and Snapshots of Autumn |


If you’re heading to the Indie Oxford Christmas Market on Saturday 2nd December, then you’ll find me in the Creativity Salon where I’ll be offering some mini coaching sessions to tackle any smaller things you’d like to explore. Although the sessions are brief, they will give you an introduction to coaching which will be beneficial if you’re considering working with a coach.

So, if you have something you’d like to discuss – from looking at ways to develop your creativity to sharing your 2018 goals – I would be honoured to connect with you. For further details and how to book please head over to the Independent Oxford blog.

And finally, I’ll be geeking out (!) over vision boards in my December letter because creating one has been a game changer for me! To receive a copy and to hear how to create a vision board of your own, please join the Candy Pop mailing list.

Thank you, as always, for stopping by. I hope you have a beautiful day and a wonderful new season ahead.

Cards and postcards – available in my online shop

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  • Reply fashionforlunch 24th November 2017 at 8:51 am

    You are so right! I stayed up til 2am last night working and still didn’t get it all finished.
    Less is better and there aren’t enough hours in the day! Xxx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 24th November 2017 at 1:15 pm

      Thanks Kirsty, I hope you get it all finished before the weekend. Have a fabulous Friday! 🙂

  • Reply Hannah Trickett 24th November 2017 at 12:50 pm

    I feel like I’m juggling so much lately too. I need to step back and re- evaluate. Your pictures are stunning!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 24th November 2017 at 1:16 pm

      Thanks so much, Hannah. It’s a busy time, isn’t it? I hope things calm down soon!

  • Reply Sue 24th November 2017 at 1:30 pm

    I think you’re juggling everything so well! Looking forward to that newsletter!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 24th November 2017 at 2:56 pm

      Thanks so much, Sue – that’s really kind!

  • Reply Maxine Brady 24th November 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Great post. I think we are all feel like jugglers at the moment. I’m trying hard to also push back and say no. We can’t be all things to all people. Great photos too.

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 24th November 2017 at 2:57 pm

      That’s so true! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

  • Reply Fiona Duffy 24th November 2017 at 3:24 pm

    This post just made me breathe a sigh of relief that it’s not just me, and we need to all take time out. Thank you so much for the reminder!


    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 26th November 2017 at 8:54 pm

      You’re welcome, Fiona. I hope you’re having a great weekend!

  • Reply Kate 24th November 2017 at 3:38 pm

    ‘Less, but better’ is a great mantra! Beautiful images as always, you look like you’re living your best life hun 🙂

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 26th November 2017 at 8:54 pm

      Thanks so much, Kate. It’s such a great mantra! 🙂

  • Reply katy 25th November 2017 at 8:52 am

    What a gorgeous looking Autumn captured so beautifully as always. I can definitely relate to the juggling bit but maybe wed just be dead bored if we didn’t constantly have a hundred things on the go at once. I hope your winter is just as beautiful, if a little more restful xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 26th November 2017 at 8:55 pm

      Thanks, Katy. I agree, I get so much done when I’m juggling a lot of things! I hope you’re well and having a great weekend!

  • Reply Carole King 25th November 2017 at 11:54 am

    Always lovely to see your photographs Natasha. They always have a calming effect on me. Nice to hear you’re saying no more too. I must learn to do that. x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 26th November 2017 at 8:56 pm

      Thanks so much, I’m thrilled to hear that my photos have a calming effect. I hope you have a great week ahead! 🙂

  • Reply Victoria 29th November 2017 at 1:26 pm

    I’ve been learning to say no more often and enjoy the things I choose rather than ‘obligations’. It makes things much happier.

    I’m glad to hear your coaching is going so well.

    Victoria x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 30th November 2017 at 10:19 am

      Thanks so much, Victoria. I hope all is good with you! 🙂

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