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HEART EYES. We’re plotting our move here.
HEART EYES. We’re plotting our move here.
I’ve had the best day in North Berwick. What a glorious place. The sea soothes and restores my soul - always. My dream is to have a view of the sea from my bedroom window.
I’ve had the best day in North Berwick. What a glorious place. The sea soothes and restores my soul - always. My dream is to have a view of the sea from my bedroom window.
Tea and toast will heal most woes. [not eaten today, today I had pancakes]
Tea and toast will heal most woes. [not eaten today, today I had pancakes]
Happy Friday, pals. This is from last weekend, but today is a similarly blue skied day and I, for one, am grateful.
Happy Friday, pals. This is from last weekend, but today is a similarly blue skied day and I, for one, am grateful.
Changing my bedsheets is probably my least favourite housework-task, but it’s also one of the most rewarding. It’s just THE BEST FEELING. I’m not feeling great this week - mentally or physically - so my lovely bed is proving the most fantastic of working stations.
Changing my bedsheets is probably my least favourite housework-task, but it’s also one of the most rewarding. It’s just THE BEST FEELING. I’m not feeling great this week - mentally or physically - so my lovely bed is proving the most fantastic of working stations.
Some morning light ~ HAPPY PANCAKE/GALENTINES DAY PALS! What a glorious day. 👯‍♀️🥞
Some morning light ~ HAPPY PANCAKE/GALENTINES DAY PALS! What a glorious day. 👯‍♀️🥞
This came in the mail today, a proof of The End of Loneliness by Benedict Wells, and I am enticed. It’s out in hardback (translated from the German) in March. Thank you @vero_norton 🙏🏻
This came in the mail today, a proof of The End of Loneliness by Benedict Wells, and I am enticed. It’s out in hardback (translated from the German) in March. Thank you @vero_norton 🙏🏻
We walked for miles in the cold and wind and then stopped for coffee and beers and croque monsieur and it was cheesy and warm and the bread was thick and soft and on the side I had salty chips dipped in ketchup and mayonnaise and it was good.
We walked for miles in the cold and wind and then stopped for coffee and beers and croque monsieur and it was cheesy and warm and the bread was thick and soft and on the side I had salty chips dipped in ketchup and mayonnaise and it was good.
What a beautiful place to live.
What a beautiful place to live.
n e w  b l o g  p o s t ~~ all about the books I read in January. Spoiler alert: I enjoyed them all. Link in bio!
n e w b l o g p o s t ~~ all about the books I read in January. Spoiler alert: I enjoyed them all. Link in bio!
I’m feeling exhausted but motivated today. I’m excited about things to come ~ I’m encouraged and positive, but I had a terrible night’s sleep last night so 🙃 how are you?
I’m feeling exhausted but motivated today. I’m excited about things to come ~ I’m encouraged and positive, but I had a terrible night’s sleep last night so 🙃 how are you?
Sundays are my favourite days. I’m reading and writing and drinking tea, and probably going to take myself for a solo trip to the cinema later.
Sundays are my favourite days. I’m reading and writing and drinking tea, and probably going to take myself for a solo trip to the cinema later.
Said fuck you to anxiety this week. 🙌🏻
Said fuck you to anxiety this week. 🙌🏻
This has been on pre-order for an age and I was utterly THRILLED to have it drop through my letterbox yesterday. I haven’t read it yet but I’m pretty certain Everything I Know About Love by @dollyalderton is going to be my book of the month.
This has been on pre-order for an age and I was utterly THRILLED to have it drop through my letterbox yesterday. I haven’t read it yet but I’m pretty certain Everything I Know About Love by @dollyalderton is going to be my book of the month.
Let’s talk about medication. What a privilege it is to have access to the drugs we need to make us better - physically and mentally. I feel very lucky that I get to take a pill every day that improves my quality of life and dulls the anxiety that would otherwise roar free. Yet still we’re uncomfortable with taking about them, or at least excepting their necessity. What if we looked at them like diabetes medication. Instead of begrudging ourselves - and in some cases passing judgement on others - for taking something that allows us to function, why not give ourselves a break? So often I hear of people struggling to come off their medication too early because they feel guilty - less worthy - for taking it. I do what I need to do to LIVE my life, not just stumble through it. I take citalopram and occasionally (today, for instance, when I’m going on a plane or have a really long train journey) I take diazepam. I also take sleeping pills sometimes, because I get 3am panic attacks. If I have to take them forever, that’s okay. It’s better than debilitating mental illness.
Let’s talk about medication. What a privilege it is to have access to the drugs we need to make us better - physically and mentally. I feel very lucky that I get to take a pill every day that improves my quality of life and dulls the anxiety that would otherwise roar free. Yet still we’re uncomfortable with taking about them, or at least excepting their necessity. What if we looked at them like diabetes medication. Instead of begrudging ourselves - and in some cases passing judgement on others - for taking something that allows us to function, why not give ourselves a break? So often I hear of people struggling to come off their medication too early because they feel guilty - less worthy - for taking it. I do what I need to do to LIVE my life, not just stumble through it. I take citalopram and occasionally (today, for instance, when I’m going on a plane or have a really long train journey) I take diazepam. I also take sleeping pills sometimes, because I get 3am panic attacks. If I have to take them forever, that’s okay. It’s better than debilitating mental illness.
I had a great meeting this morning and then I bought a magazine and took myself for a coffee. Today is a good day, in an anxious couple of weeks.
I had a great meeting this morning and then I bought a magazine and took myself for a coffee. Today is a good day, in an anxious couple of weeks.
Currently reading + very much enjoying.
Currently reading + very much enjoying.