Vol.6 - 📸 A 'Week' In The Life
Have you ever wondered what Rhubarb does from Monday to Friday? Well, now you know
Happy Sunday, everyone! Today, I’ve decided to try a slightly different format. It has officially been over a month since this newsletter first launched, so I felt it was about time I tried something new. I will still be covering all the usual topics, but instead, they will be woven into this issue in a more personal way through a digital diary, talking about a few things I did (or lack thereof in this case) during the week. As always, I encourage and appreciate your feedback, so please let me know your thoughts. Hate the format? Love the format? Want to see a different feature altogether? General suggestions? Leave a comment below, respond directly to this email, or drop me a DM. I’m also happy to say that the chaotic Rhubarb Society Playlist now has over 300 songs, so thank you to everyone who contributed. I should probably block some of you for your choices, but I will be the bigger person and try not to judge. With that, let’s begin…
learning how it feels to be the oldest person on a boat
So, on Sunday, I decided that if I didn’t have a massage very soon, I would simply pass away. I also didn’t want to have to go anywhere on Monday morning to get this remedied, so I made a last-minute panic booking with Ruuby, and by 10 am, I was face down, on a table in my sitting room with a stranger in my home. I try and treat Mondays like Sundays, and I use it as a day to complete my house admin and reset as a human. I’m the sort of person where a messy environment = a messy mind, so I need everything to be in order, especially at the start of a new week. I usually hoover the house, unstack and restack the dishwasher, empty the bins, separate the recycling, wash my delicates (so they can air dry before I do my regular washing), top up our insanely large Brita filter and bleach the sinks and bathrooms before I’ve even had breakfast. I also can’t think until I’ve found a home for any of the random bits and pieces Henry has decided to leave out before rushing off to work (or his empty wine glasses/discarded sweet wrappers from the night before). During the middle of my chores, I had a delivery of the sample stickers I’d ordered for The Rhubarb Society (how cute are these?? I still can’t decide whether I prefer clear-backed or white-backed) and immediately stuck them onto everything I owned.
For lunch, I had a smoothie (current recipe: oat milk, frozen banana, frozen mango, a scoop of this prebiotic powder, a scoop of this He Shou Wu powder, and a drizzle of peanut butter) as I had the PT at 2 pm and I didn’t want to potentially throw up a perfectly good lunch. After taking a million different pictures of my new bag (a recent Christmas present from me to me) before her first outing, Rhubarb and I finally left for the gym. I fucking hate exercising, particularly if it requires intense cardio, but I’ve been seeing the PT for around three months, and so far, I’ve found that having the 1-1 training has kept me accountable (mainly because I don’t like letting people down) and therefore, I’ve actually stuck with it. It also helps that they let me take Rhubarb, and they are genuinely just very nice people. The walk to the gym is around 25 minutes away, and it’s a pleasant stroll through Mayfair, which also helps.
In the above image, my puffer is Uniqlo (they no longer do this exact one as it was part of a collab, but you can find something similar), my leggings are lululemon aligns and my trainers are these APLs (they randomly gifted me two pairs and I nearly keeled over when I saw the price)
On the walk home, I decided to detour a bit and have a look in a few stores, which was mainly an excuse to warm up. I was then peer pressured by myself into buying this Johnstons of Elgin Rollneck before I headed to ByRotation to pick up a suit I was renting for an event on Tuesday. However, my main concern for Monday was attempting to find an outfit for a podcast launch on a boat with 99% Gen Z influencers, which some of you may have already seen in my Tiktok video. The boat was supposed to leave at 9 pm and dock at 11 pm, but in typical influencer fashion, this was severely delayed due to people turning up late, so we didn’t actually dock until midnight.
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