Life Lately

Maddie in Greenwich

I couldn’t quite work yesterday out. We went for a walk in Greenwich Park with Maddie (although I went dressed to run and did my first good run in what felt like forever!) and the morning was mirky and chilly. Definitely autumn in the air. By the time the afternoon rolled around however it was warm and sunny as though summer is still with us.

So how’ve you been? I can’t believe how quickly the last couple of months have whizzed by since the last little life gossip. I think it’s because I’m determined to focus on the good things despite a lot of negativity lately. It’s not like me. My bubbly happy-go-lucky personality is becoming withdrawn and lacking the joie de vivre most people know me for.

It’s all change though. Big decisions have been made and it’s a case of watch this space, I’ll share more just as soon as I can. You do realise though that life passes very quickly the older you get. I’m less than 18 months from my 40th birthday and there’s no time to sit still. Stagnating is bad when there’s still the chance to grab life by the balls.

And in the meantime, here’s a little catch up in case you’ve missed anything

THAT Wedding And Our 11th Wedding Anniversary

St Pauls Wedding

We were lucky enough to be invited to a wedding at St Paul’s Cathedral. Amaze. With the reception at the most luxurious London hotel, The Corinthia. Double amaze. It coincided with our 11th wedding anniversary (again where has the time gone?!) So we splashed out and treated ourselves to jolly good knees up. Extravagant but worth every penny. You can read more about it here.

The Kids Are Alright

No, not the film. But we did spend a weekend looking after our teen niece and tween nephew. Summer holidays and all that jazz. We ate lots of junk food, took them to see Little Shop of Horrors at Regents Park Open Air Theatre and watched The Greatest Showman (yay!) It’s really lovely they want to spend time with us and we should make the most of it, I was about 10 years old when I decided categorically that every single adult in my life was a waste of space and didn’t really change my mind until I was an adult.

Dust, Dust Everywhere

Living Room Replaster

On the house front, we’ve had the living room replastered. I still need to write a proper blog post about why exactly we’d go to those lengths and expense and DUST but it really was worth it. Even if we haven’t gone much further since then. The good news is though that we’ve figured out what flooring we want, we just need to get measured and costed and then full steam ahead.

Figuring Out What’s Important

I took a wee bit of time off from work last week and whizzed up to Manchester to meet some of my virtual buddies. People who are so important and share so many creative ideas and are there for me. I need all the inspiration I can get right now and so hearing like-minded stories from others is always the perfect tonic to refocus and reenergise efforts in the right direction.

Getting Maself Some Ross Teeth

You’re so vain, you probably think this post is about you. Well, I could wring my hands and say that going for teeth whitening is a really vain indulgence but you know what? I don’t regret it for a second. I’m going to write a full post about the whole experience once I’ve finished with my home whitening trays but I’m SO pleased I took the plunge. It’s the second time I’ve opted for procedures on Harley Street (the first was when I got my eyes lasered in 2008) and it’s now my go-to place to give myself some TLC. We can’t all be supermodels but we can very definitely be our best selves, and why shouldn’t we? No judging here.

New Ventures, Exciting Opportunities

LSA International Moya Blush Set

Sometimes you have to be open to the universe to embrace opportunities when they come along. And so it is that I’ve taken on my first and hopefully not last, social media client. My next door neighbours run an awesome business called Locke & Busby – they need someone to run their social media, I need to build up a freelance portfolio. It’s win-win and we found each other at just the right time.

Getting Back To Exercise

This is going to be a slow road back to fitness I fear. But the important step is that I’ve started. I had to quit the gym at work owing to a chance in work patterns and it really was very expensive. And as much as I LOVE heat and I really do, I just don’t fancy exercising in it. So I’ve suffered a lot, being now out of shape both physically and mentally. The good news though is that I really want to do something about it. I’ve started Monday night Zumba classes just down the road, there’s a new gym opening by my local station which is a QUARTER of the price of the work gym and I’m going to start running again. I’ll be back to myself in a couple of months, in time for our Cotswolds holiday in October.

So there we go, that’s a big catch up on one whole post. It feels a bit cryptic and as soon as I can share more I 100% will. I owe so much to my little online community.

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