Day 177 – Monday

Last night one of our friends turned 40 and we celebrated with an online murder mystery night. I was dreading it to be honest. It started after my bed time (9pm) and I was worried everyone would be pissed on camera trying to talk over everyone. It actually turned out to be one of theContinue reading “Day 177 – Monday”

Day 175 – “Me time”

Firstly, thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who reached out after my last post. I really appreciated it, it was so lovely. Keeping up with the theme replenish, I woke up this morning early and couldn’t get back to sleep (5:30am). It made me smile as in my old days of working thatContinue reading “Day 175 – “Me time””

Day 174 – Insta and Yoga

Day 2 of replenish and it’s going well. I’ve done yoga last night and in BBs nap time today. I’m following a skincare routine and hiding from my husband the new products that are turning up with alarming frequency from the postman. I’m drinking water. I’m eating mindfully my 2 snacks and 3 meals. I’mContinue reading “Day 174 – Insta and Yoga”

Day 169 – Snow

Today there has been a whisper of snow and I’ve enjoyed every part of it. We went for a stomp, my SD and I over the fields with one of her friends. She wants to know why she’s not allowed her friends in the house and we’ve explained because mummy is breaking the rules. It’sContinue reading “Day 169 – Snow”

Day 161 – Labels

I’m starting to think more about labels, mainly the labels we put on ourselves. They can be positive like “clever, happy go lucky, hardworking” or negative “underachiever, overweight, bad friend”. Some of the positives can also become negatives to a person. For example “everyone thinks I’m the weird kid since I’m clever”. I was sittingContinue reading “Day 161 – Labels”

Day 154 – Dreary Sundays

“Oh the weather outside is frightful, but inside it’s quite delightful”. That pretty much sums up today. Earlier I ran 3 miles in sleet and loved it. I’m definitely a winter runner, love the feeling of the rain pelting my face. Talking of running, my running friend went to our cheese and wine deli toContinue reading “Day 154 – Dreary Sundays”

Day 149 – Step families and Covid

As I predicted over a cuppa this weekend to my bemused (at the time) husband, it is all kicking off over my step daughter and covid. My step daughters bubble has got to isolate, there have been 5 cases in the last few days. She was spending the weekend with her mother when the newsContinue reading “Day 149 – Step families and Covid”

Day 147 – Xmas ready and Yoga

In the panic of my SD potentially bringing in some festive covid on this forthcoming Wednesday, we decided to get Xmas ready today. I’ve finally completed the wrapping, like all of it. To be honest, I was dreading the wrapping. Normally in years gone by I’d be doing this in the evenings, with a glassContinue reading “Day 147 – Xmas ready and Yoga”

Day 144 – Thankful

The weather is cold, grey and lashing down with rain. The sort of rain that bites your skin, where the sting is still felt an hour after you get in. Today we walked in this weather, round some fields and a park to stay out of he house whilst the carpenter fitted a bannister. BBContinue reading “Day 144 – Thankful”

Day 143 – First Words

My beautiful baby (BB) has finally said her first words…. and they were Mama. I literally cried when she said it. All her little friends are babbling but she’s never been that bothered. So now hearing mama over and over again (even at 6am this morning), well my heart sings. I’d like to think it’sContinue reading “Day 143 – First Words”