Sunday, 23 June 2013

Something New

After 4 years of having the same blog name and feeling like I was somewhat stuck in a rut with this blog, I decided that a change was in order! With a little bit of spare time as I'm now off school for three weeks, I decided to change the blog round a bit. It's definitely a work-in-progress and there are a lot of things I want to change, but it's certainly a start! 

I first decided to change my blog name and I went with the name "Chloe Says...", because I wanted this blog to be more about my words and the things I say and the photographs I take that seem to do all the talking for me. I want this blog to mean something, both as a creative outlet and a place for me to just express my feelings whenever I want. I want to make my mark.

Anyway, today I went into town to pick up a couple of Economics books for summer reading. I walked into Waterstones and it was such a great feeling when I picked up a book that I wanted with a sticker saying "Buy one get one half price" - literally made my day. (It's always the littlest things). After that, I walked round the shops and browsed the sales. I haven't been shopping in so long and it was so busy and warm, but it was nice to be able to just mooch around the shops. I didn't really see much that I really liked (which was within my price range), but I did buy a lovely light blue denim dress/pinafore from the Topshop sale as I had some vouchers :-) I can already tell that I'm gonna be wearing it non-stop this summer!

Lastly, I stopped off at the fantastic Chinese supermarket in town. I am currently working on a dumpling recipe as I was kindly asked by Molly from My Name Is Yeh to be a guest blogger! Thus, I was on a mission to buy some dumpling dough and also some sesame oil... I decided to wing it with my rusty Cantonese "skills" and managed to get what I came for. All in all, a very successful day!

I ended up making dumplings at 10.30pm with my sister... And have just been putting the post together at 2.30am. What is my life coming to? Anyway, here is a sneak peak of my dumplings:

It was a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to some more recipes sometime soon!

Chloe xxx


  1. I feel the exact same way with my blog! I like sharing my photos because sometimes I can't put them into words, but I'd also like to write about things and express myself a bit more. It's nice to have a change and I enjoyed this post because I know how you feel about going shopping for the first time in a long time!

    Kirsty ♡

  2. That's such a coincidence!! I've seen a lot of people (including me) having a summer clean of their blogs/starting new ones/changing graphics and I think it's really useful. It refocuses ideas, why you want to blog and refreshes readers. Plus i get bored SO easily so i might love how my blog looks one minute and then hate it by next week haha!

    Love that you're going to be writing more; you have such a way with words! I'm thinking I'm going more the photography way, I've lost my knack for writing!

    Excited to read you recipe posts, you should guest blog on mine sometime ;)

    Fenn x

    1. Yes, totally! I think it's because it's almost summer and I think I just needed to do something new! It's so, so easy to get stuck in the same old routine and for blogs to become stale and boring (I think mine was definitely heading down that route...) I absolutely LOVE the look of your new blog and I'm so glad to see you posting more regularly :-D

      Aww thank you so much Sarah, haha... I don't feel as though my writing is improving in any way, but it's so nice of you to say that anyway. I absolutely love your words AND your photography, so it'll be nice to see more of both to be honest :-D

      And yes, I'm really getting into my cooking lately! And I would love to & you should guest blog for mine!

      Chloe xxx

  3. ooh the dumplings look really yummy!! i'm craving some now haha!


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