Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Goodbye Bank Holiday - Life Lately

So yesterday was the last British Bank Holiday of 2014 and characteristically it poured down with rain. To be fair it summed up the weekend perfectly as I've spent most of it in bed with a flare up (I'm attributing part of the cause the weather), but it also seemed like the end of summer. It has got pretty chilly in these parts over the last week or so and although we've had a pretty good summer weather wise, it's been hot and sunny for a fair amount of time but I'm really not ready for it to end. Ok, it's the cliche that it's gone too quickly but I really don't know where the summer holidays have gone with only one week left until Megan returns to school.

Now bank holiday has gone, the next week will be spent preparing for the new school term. Today the dreaded school uniform and shoe shopping where Megan will get frustrated that nothing feels right (she is touch sensitive) and there'll be no shoes that she likes.

It has also dawned on me that I haven't shared much about our summer here so here's a few things about life lately.

My iPad has been overtaken with Megan's selfies - I've deleted over 100 still 245 to go. Future blogger or what? Her latest obsession is also YouTube. She wants her own channel but I'm a little unsure at 12?

We visited the coast last week before the weather turned. I just love West Wales and being by the sea.

We are trying to house train this little monster! The last of our baby bunnies is coming to live indoors and he's a bit of a handful and is getting a bit spoilt. He has been keeping me company whilst I've been bed ridden though.

We've been enjoying some yummy breakfasts - a fave when my nephew comes to stay is pancakes, Nutella and strawberries. With only a week left before the normal routine returns I think we'll be getting a few more of these in.

So, before it's time to face the world (in all it's wet Welsh glory) I'm going to lie in bed with a cup of tea and make a list of everything to get done this week. How did you spend the bank holiday? Is summer already leaving where you are?

Goodbye Bank Holidays - see you next year!


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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Random Thoughts

You know those times where so much is going on in your head that you can't think straight or make sense of anything? Yeah that's me right now. So much has happened since I last updated this little space that I don't know where to start. I get a moment of clarity and then it disappears! So here's some random thoughts that are going through my head right now....

I'm hating this storm. I'm a big baby and hate heavy rain and am scared of thunder and lightening. Right now we have all three. I should be counting my blessings that we only have the tail end of hurricane Bertha but it's scary enough and I'm hiding under the duvet alone when all I want to do is cuddle up and feel not so scared!

I'm not ready for autumn. Don't get me wrong I love the crispness of the air, leaves crunching under foot and the new seasons fashions but I'm not ready for summer to leave. It's only August and I'm praying that once this storm clears we'll he back to the beautiful summer weather for a lot longer.

I'm loving having my car. I can't believe I managed so long without it!

I'm nervous / anxious / excited about an opportunity that is coming my way. Now is the time to take it but I'm a bit overwhelmed and don't know what to expect on Friday when I meet to discuss it.

I'm feeling grateful. For the first time in ages it seems as though things are coming together. Events lately have proved though that life is fragile and I don't want to take anything for granted, but I'm also thankful for what I have and the people in my life that make it what it is. I'm grateful for the Big man upstairs sending people into my path who understand, appreciate and bring out the best in me again, whether that be creatively, compassionately or even my slightly crazy side!

What random thoughts are in your head recently? I'd love to hear them!


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