What a Month….

It’s been a 5 weeks and 3 days since my last post…wowsers! I kinda left it on a depressing note, but thankfully things are a little brighter now. I have missed blogging terribly, I am so glad to be back, I have so many backdated posts which need putting up so excuse my tardiness! On the upside, I have a lot of outfit posts which have been missing from Fashion Daydreams for months. Here’s just a little bit of what’s happened in the last month:

The Boy – Despite all the rumours, love does not conquer all. All that pro-love propaganda that Disney has been churning out is lies! I know I sound very cynical, but I’m just realistic to my situation. If someone just continues to hurt you, intentionally or unintentionally, the only logical thing to do is walk away. It might hurt, but staying with them and being let down time and time again hurts a lot more. Love doesn’t fix the situation, it just blinds you and makes you paper over the cracks. I loved him very much and planned a life with him but I feel so much stronger without him now. I still have days where I miss him and want to call him, but not that often anymore. I smile a lot more now, being happy is more important to me than struggling to cope in a relationship that doesn’t work.

Work – Still stressful, 9-10 hour days are still the norm. I’ve been working on Christmas since September and cannot wait for it to be over, in a work sense. 34 days people…!I hope a little glimmer of my love for Christmas remains.

Home – Still trying to find a new abode. It’s not as easy as it sounds, the property market is picking up and it seems that 2 bedroom flats around London are selling like hotcakes! I’m more than ready to move, which makes me scared that I will just snap up the first place which is vaguely decent. But finding that is like finding a needle in a haystack. But rest assured, once I do find a place, my lovely blogger friends are more than welcome to sample my cooking….Kristabel I’m planning on cooking you pad thai!

The rest – Needless to say my immune system took a battering due to all this stress and I had a horrible 2 week flu…which I took with me on holiday! Egypt was beyond amazing, it was just what I needed and helped me sort a lot of things out in my head. I did everything – swam with dolphins, snorkeling, scuba diving, climbed Moses mountain (epic), quad biking, bet in a casino, camel rides, saw the pyramids…! Here are a couple of holiday snaps, showing a happier and more together me.

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at fashiondaydreams.com before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. fashionfashionfashion
    November 21, 2009 / 3:19 pm

    I hate you. I want your body.

  2. Kb
    November 21, 2009 / 3:35 pm

    Lol I'll hold you to that pad Thai, the amount of cooking you do I'll never leave! The holiday photos look amazing, Egypt is definitely somewhere I need to visit.

  3. K.Line
    November 21, 2009 / 3:39 pm

    Man, life challenges sure don't impact your looks! Great photos. And I hope all is working itself out well…

  4. Claire
    November 21, 2009 / 8:01 pm

    That "The Boy" paragraph is a brave one, I offer you a fist-bump of appreciation!

  5. Sinta
    November 22, 2009 / 8:43 pm

    So very jealous of your gorgeous flat tummy, hun!

  6. diana
    November 23, 2009 / 4:09 am

    From the pictures, Egypt looks amazing! I'm so jealous of you. I desperately need a vacation and I don't see that happening anytime soon.

  7. Striped Shirts
    November 23, 2009 / 2:12 pm

    Lovely photos!!

  8. Juliet
    November 26, 2009 / 5:08 pm

    Great to get you back! juliet xxx

  9. Zara_K
    November 30, 2009 / 11:02 pm

    Lovely post!! although now i'm majorly jealous of ur AMAZING bikini bod! feel like i need to start my summer diet already now! looks like you had a fantastic holiday- glad your feeling a bit more on top of the world again! x

  10. michalswarm
    January 18, 2010 / 10:38 am

    Egypt is very beautiful place and i have been there coupleof times.Egypt is a land of wonders with its pyramids, its deserts, its beaches and the second largest river in the world- the Nile.egypt holiday

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