Social media can indeed have drawbacks and can be too much a part of our lives, but it is with thoughtful use and an understanding of how it can either inspire us or deflate us that we can use it to add a smile, provide inspiration or keep us informed without becoming overwhelmed.
Since 2017, I have begun to follow far more British-based Instagram accounts which, if you know me, you know I follow very few accounts for the sole reason that I want to see what the people/companies/groups/etc. are posting and not miss a post.
It is a delight in the morning, as I am getting the day started, to see inspiring bucolic images from the English countryside, as it is the case with America’s west coast eight-hour delay, they are well into their afternoon. Both France and Britain greet me in the morning, and for that reason I do enjoy social media’s abilities.
Today I’d like to share with you ten Instagram accounts that I enjoy following. This list undoubtedly will grow, but again, it is about what inspires me, makes me smile and brightens the day. Often the images are simple, seasonal and human-free so I can imagine myself in the moment taking it all in, but at the same time, I cannot escape sharing that I do follow a few royals. Continually inspired by the Duchess of Sussex for many reasons, the Duchess of Cambridge is as well a tower of strength and inspiring most definitely (we can support and respect them both, am I right? After all, we only fill the coffers of the tabloids we wish would not be prevalent in our society by falling for their destructive media ploys for ratings).
I would love to hear, and I have a feeling TSLL readers would as well, who/what British accounts you enjoy following. Please do share in the comments and click through on the IG handle or their corresponding image to view their account and follow along if you so choose.
Hope and Wander (@hope_and_wander)
Lake District (@lakedistrict)
Visit Isle of Wight (@VisitIsleofWight)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@kensingtonroyal)
Living in Devon (@livingindevon)
Vintage Blossom (@_vintage_blossom_)
AJ Photography (@lensereflection)
Frances of Hardie & Wilder (@francemehardie)
Skye O’Neill (@skyeoneill)
~For more than 42 additional London IG accounts you may want to follow, click here [London Evening Standard]
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Sunday May 19th
- A Giveaway for Anglophiles: A Year’s Subscription to The English Home magazine and more!
- TSLL’s First Annual British Week Begins!
Monday May 20th
- Podcast episode #252: The Characteristics of Being a Late Bloomer, and How Embracing This Gift Could Change the World for Everyone
- The Gown: A Novel of History, Strength and Friendship
- Arrange Your Flowers with Ease and Effortless Finesse with Annabelle Hickson’s New Book: My Interview with the Author
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- Style Inspiration: Ready for Rain
- Two New Notepads Revealed & an All-Site TSLL Shop Sale!
- Roy Kirkham Fine Bone China Giveaway
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