Weekly Roundup 14/07/19 – 20/07/19

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  • Sunday 14/07/19

I woke really early this morning, put some washing on and had a coffee.  I then had a shower and went to my friend’s house and picked up some laundry (they currently don’t have a washing machine and usually do all their washing in work), came home and emptied the washing machine of my wash before loading it up with theirs.  I then worked on my blog for a bit before my other friend popped by.  We went out for late lunch to a local pub then came back here.  My friend needed to do some things for work on the computer so I left them to it and went into the garden.  I potted up some peas and bean (a bit late I know, but I’ve been told by a reliable source that they should still grow!).  After I’d done that and my friend had finished work we sat and watched a film together.

  • Monday 15/07/19

Worked today though nothing much happened really, it was just a normal day! I finished at 4:00pm and popped to see my friend for an hour then came back home.  My other friend called in after they had finished work and we watched a film and chatted.  It was a really nice evening.  After they had gone I did a few blog-related things then had an early night!  I was shattered!

  • Tuesday 16/07/19

Worked until 6:00pm today as I had a few things that I wanted to finish and get off of my desk for the following day.  My friend came over and we had some food and watched a bit of tv before they headed home.  I called my Mum and Dad who are on holiday in Cornwall and it sounded like they were having a lovely break!

  • Wednesday 17/07/19

Another workday, and aside from it being a bit too noisy for my liking it felt like the day went quick!  I came home and made a coffee but fell asleep on the sofa before I could drink it.  I woke around 8:30pm.  Once I woke I played around on Canva for a bit before heading to bed with Roxy.  I don’t know why but I felt really lacking in motivation and energy today.

  • Thursday 18/07/19

Work today was a bit better noise-wise, we had a team meeting about annual leave and volume of work that needs to be done which seemed to change the team dynamics a bit.  I finished at 5:00pm and headed home.  My friend came by for the evening which was filled with food, laughs and films before they went back.  I managed to have another early night!

  • Friday 19/07/19

Dress down Friday in work today!  I love dress down Fridays!  It rained pretty much all day today which was good as my lawn and plants really needed to be watered!  I had a half-day so clocked off at 12:05pm and headed to town to do some food shopping.  Once that was done and the car loaded up I then called into Tkmaxx for a look around before heading to Pets At Home which had a sale on fish tanks.  The tank I have been eyeing up for aaaaaggggggeeeeesss was in the sale but was still a bit too expensive to buy (I may ask for it as a Birthday present though…).  I got home and unpacked my shopping and put it away.  I hate putting the shopping away, it seems to take forever!  Once that was done I sat and worked on some blog bits along with a few other ideas that I have!  I had a few beers and then went to bed.

  • Saturday 20/07/19

I slept in way too long, waking at 12:55pm.  I got up and had a coffee, half-watched something on tv while catching up on blog posts and deciding what I was going to do for the day.  I decided to nip to town to get a few things after getting changed.  Once home I decided to have a swap around of some furniture, one thing led to another and I ended up moving things around in my dining room, living room and bedroom.  The house was a state as I had to empty off shelving and move it, clean the shelves and put things back on them, moved some books, finally moved the pallets that I had been given from the living room, dismantled my old bed, made my pallet bed, moved some more things around and now everywhere needs a good hoover!  I also need to do a few tip runs but there is always tomorrow right?  Now it is 11:45pm and I have a nice bottle of wine chilling in the fridge that I am going to break into and treat myself to a glass of!

 

What have you been up to this week?  I’d love to hear in the comments!

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Weekly Roundup 07/07/19 – 13/07/19

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  • Sunday 07/07/19

Today I woke to my phone ringing, my ex was in town and wanted to pop by after he had finished shopping.  I got up and got dressed, by that time he was just pulling up outside the house.  We spent much of the day mowing the lawn it was super long and I thought I may have needed to borrow a strimmer to tackle it but the mower worked really well, though we did need to keep stopping and starting as the mower is old and we didn’t want to burn the motor out.  Once that was done it was late afternoon, my ex headed home and I went for a shower, put my pjs on and watched a bit of My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on Netflix before heading to bed.  Fresh air and gardening really wiped me out and I was asleep by 10:00pm!

  • Monday 08/07/19

Today was a quiet day in work as we had finalized all the work for the months’ payment.  I was able to make a start on next months’ payment so that was good.  I finished work at 4:00pm (thank you flexi-time!) as my back was hurting from gardening on Sunday and I was starting to feel really achy from sitting at my desk all day.  I got home and changed and did some gentle stretching exercises that helped a bit.  Later, my friend called in and we finished watching About Time.  We then started watching Book of Life as part of our A-Z film challenge!

  • Tuesday 09/07/19

Not much happened in work today, it was really warm and I found it hard to cool down.  even with the fans on and windows open there didn’t seem to be much air but I suppose that is one of the joys of working in an open plan office.  I had a really bad headache so decided to head home at 4:30pm, had a nap until nearly 8:00pm.  I got up and worked on some blog things with Roxy overlooking what I was up to! I didn’t get back into bed until gone midnight as I really wasn’t particularly tired after my nap.

  • Wednesday 10/07/19

Today more of the screens were open for payment processing which meant more of a variety of things to process which made the day go much quicker!  I left work at 5:00pm and my friend came over.  We finished watching the Book of Life and I chose a film for C.  I chose Chappie which is about AI and robots and how one of the robots is able to develop a consciousness.  We started watching it and decided to finish it the following day as we were both a bit tired.  After my friend left, Roxy and I headed to bed.

  • Thursday 11/07/19

Today was spent processing and filing paperwork, the day went pretty quick and I seemed to get a lot accomplished.  I worked through until 6:00pm as I had a few things I wanted to complete for the following day.  I always like working after 5:00pm as the office is always quiet, most people leave between 4:00pm and 5:00pm, and I find that the systems speed up and I can get lots of things done.  I came home and my friend headed over.  We went shopping and chose pizza and potato wedges for tea.  After cooking we sat down and finished watching Chappie on Netflix.  It was my friends turn to choose the next film, the letter D, and they settled on Dumplin’ which has Jennifer Aniston in it.  We had a good, chilled out evening with lovely food.

  • Friday 12/07/19

I love Friday’s at work!  Not only for the promise of a few days off over the weekend to recharge and unwind but because Fridays in work are dress down days!  And dress down days for me mean a little bit more of a lie in as clothing for dress down days require less thinking about and less prep work with the overall look!  I decided to wear my acid wash cropped jeans and a white shirt with my favorite flat Moshulu shoes and felt like an art student again!  Work went really smooth, if not a bit too noisy for my liking and by the end of the day I was feeling pretty tired.  I got home not long after 6:00pm, had a coffee and went to start some blog work but felt really tired and drained.  I asked Roxy if she wanted to go to sleep for a bit, she charged upstairs and settled onto the bed so I joined her.  I planned on sleeping for an hour or so but woke 3 hours later.  I got up and worked on some graphics for my blog before getting back into bed at 12:20am.

  • Saturday 13/07/19

I’ve spent much of the day asleep, waking after 2:00pm in the afternoon.  I’ve not felt like doing much today and have spent much of it curled up on the sofa with Roxy just reading blogs and watching My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.  I have had a headache which I was aware of not long after waking, these seem to be becoming more frequent and I’m not sure whether they are air pressure related or something else.  I’ve also spent time worrying about the amount of sleep I have had this last few days, though I’ve not come to any sort of conclusion.  Maybe I should go and see the dr to get checked out?  I’m still feeling tired and worn out in general but I don’t want to go to bed too early so, for now, I’m just trying to keep myself awake for a while.

Weekly Roundup 30/06/19 – 06/07/19

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  • Sunday 30/06/19

I woke this morning and just didn’t feel right, I felt a bit down and sad for no apparent reason.  That feeling lasted much of the day and I didn’t feel like doing anything.  I spent much of the day watching things on Netflix, reading and cuddling with Roxy.  In the evening I watched The Cure live at Glastonbury on the tv.

  • Monday 01/07/19

Thankfully, the feelings I had yesterday had gone by this morning and I woke looking forward to the day.  Today was the first day of my Mediation course, the course is run through work and will be for 3 days.  I had a really good day on the course and have learned so much already!  My friend came over after work and we had some food, watched a film and then, after they went home I went to bed.

  • Tuesday 02/07/19

Day 2 of the Mediation course and I learned so many skills that will be useful in everyday situations and not just when called upon to be a mediator.  The day went really quick and by the time training was over I was pretty much fit for home!  I stayed in work until 4:00pm then headed home (thank goodness for flexi hours!).  My friend popped in after work and we had a lovely evening chatting and watching tv.  I spent some time, later, working on some graphics for my blog before heading to bed with Roxy.

  • Wednesday 03/07/19

Today was the last day of the course and it flew by.  We finished early (around 2:30pm) and I headed back down to my office, it was an afternoon of completing work for payment and there were things that needed to be finished in order to be on schedule.  After work, I came home, did some housework then decided to work on some blog ideas and catch up on some blog reading.  I had a pretty chilled evening.

  • Thursday 04/07/19

Work was fairly quiet today as all work had been done for payment.  I spent much of the day sorting paperwork and tidying up loose ends.  When the work day was over I headed home and my friend came over for dinner.  We have decided to watch films in alphabetic order, starting with A and working our way to Z, each taking an alternate letter.  I started with A and chose to watch About Time which neither of us had seen.  It was really good, though we have not finished watching it (its around 2 hours long) and both of us were tired from work.  We decided to finish watching it next time.

  • Friday 05/07/19

Today dragged and I was glad to see 5:00pm approach!  I headed home, did some tidying in the house and then settled down with my blog for a bit.  My friend called and invited me up to their house so I got a few things together and headed over with Roxy.  We had some food and caught up on what had been happening in our lives.  It was a really good evening.

  • Saturday 06/07/19

Today I woke early, the sunlight was blazing into my room and I decided to start my day with a coffee.  I sat and read some blogs and then some news articles.  I had a call from my Mum, she invited me down for coffee and cake in the afternoon.  It was still early morning and I had hours till I needed to get ready to go out.  I took my book back up to bed and was planning on reading but ended up falling asleep until I was woken by my Mum saying that they were home (around 3:30pm).  I can’t believe that I spent so much time sleeping!  I went down to my parent’s house and spent a few hours with them both before coming home.  It was nice to see them both.  It was my Mums last day in work on Friday, my dad’s last day was the week before, both have retired now!  They are off on holiday for a few weeks so I won’t see them for a while.  When I got home I arranged some flowers that my Mum had given me and have spent the evening watching films (Bridesmaids and It’s Complicated) on Netflix.

Overall I have had a good week, I don’t feel that I have been that productive but I have learned a lot this week which has felt really good.  I can now add mediator to my C.V and that is a really useful skill to have!

What have you been up to this past week?  Let me know in the comments!

Weekly Roundup 23/06/19 – 29/06/19

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  • Sunday 23/06/19

It rained for much of the day so I spent some time working on my blog and figuring out the schedule for July.  My Mum and Dad phoned me to see if I wanted to go down to theirs for a bit, they would pick me up on their way home from the tip which isn’t too far from my house.  I got picked up around 3:20pm and when we got to my parents I had a cup of tea and some banana cake that my Mum had baked.  I got home around 7:00pm and read some of my book for a bit then watched a film on Netflix.

  • Monday 24/06/19

Had a day off on Annual Leave today so spent the morning working on my blog and watching films on Netflix.  The weather was hot and damp and quite horrid and humid and stayed that way much of the day.  In the afternoon my neighbor popped around for a chat, it had been her Birthday last week and I had some presents here for her.  We had a lovely catch up, she had been to London over the weekend so we had a lot to catch up with!  I had a delivery of things from Hobbycraft for flatlays and I’m super excited to start working on some photography ideas that I have!

  • Tuesday 25/06/19

Work today.  It was another wet day but felt cooler than yesterday.  I found out that I had been accepted for the Mediator position and that training starts on Monday, lasting for 3 days.  I’m quite excited to see what the training will be like and be able to learn new skills.  Work passed pretty quickly, but, in the afternoon I started feeling a bit sick and hot.  I thought it may just be the weather but I seemed to feel worse as time went on.  I left work at 4:00pm. I got home and had a glass of cold water but was still feeling hot and a bit wobbly on my feet so went for a lie down for a bit.  Roxy sensed that I wasn’t feeling good and came and lay with me.  I managed to sleep for a few hours but woke feeling the same.  I got up and came downstairs and decided to paint some wooden letters that I had bought and watched something on Netflix to take my mind off the sick feeling.

  • Wednesday 26/06/19

Woke up feeling really ill so I phoned work and let them know I wouldn’t be in.  I spent much of the day sat on the sofa feeling sorry for myself, reading some blogs that I follow and having cuddles with Roxy.  I had a sleep in the afternoon for a few hours as I felt really worn out.  My friend called by in the evening to see how I was feeling, we watched some things on the i-player/Netflix before he went home.  I keep going hot and cold all the time but the sick feeling is starting to subside which is a good thing as I really hate feeling sick.  I sat and played around with a few ideas on Canva before heading to bed.

  • Thursday 27/06/19

I’m still not feeling right and had a night of sweating and being over hot to being freezing cold.  I didn’t sleep too well because of this and am still feeling rough now.  I called into work and let them know that I wouldn’t be in again today.  It is really sunny today and I wish I was feeling well enough to go out into the garden to do some things out there but I really can’t face it.  I have spent the day working on my blog schedule and a few ideas that I have for future posts.

  • Friday 28/06/19

Today was spent working on some photography ideas, updating my CV and some other admin things that needed to be done.  Once I had got all of that out of the way I spent the afternoon catching up on blogs, reading and doing some housework.  It was a very chilled out and mellow kind of day which was nice.

  • Saturday 29/06/19

Today I woke late and decided that I would just work on some blog ideas.  the day was super hot which scuppered my plans to do things in the garden, though I did head out around 3:30pm and do some weeding.  It was too hot for Roxy and me though and we were soon back indoors where it was cooler.  We spent the afternoon in the house with the fan on watching films on Netflix and working on some blog things.

What have you been up to this past week?  Let me know in the comments!

Weekly Roundup 16/06/19 – 22/06/19

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  • Sunday 16/06/19

I woke early to cuddles and kisses from my niece and nephew which was a lovely start to the day!  It was fairly grey and miserable morning and I spent the morning coloring and drawing with my nephew while my niece helped my brother and sister in law do cooking in the kitchen.  We had lunch and, as the weather was starting to improve, we all decided to go out for the afternoon.  My brother drove us all to William Morris’ Red House.  We had a lovely time walking around the house and looking at the gardens which were full of beautiful flowers and plants.  In the evening my brother and I went for a walk and phoned our Dad to wish him a Happy Fathers Day.  Once we returned to the house, my brother, sister in law and I played a few board games after the kids had gone to bed.

  • Monday 17/06/19

We woke early, my sister in law had to go to work and my niece and nephew had school.  We had breakfast, showered and got ready for the day.  My brother and I walked my niece and nephew to school and returned to the house.  We had a coffee and I sorted out my things as I had to catch the coach home later in the day.  We headed out, taking my luggage with me, and headed to the Tate Britain.  I checked my luggage into the baggage point and we went on a journey through time looking at art through the years.  Once we had been “arted out” we went for a walk and stopped off at a park for lunch before making our way back towards Victoria Station.  On the way, we passed Westminster Catherderal, my brother had his graduation ceremony there years ago and we decided to have a look around, it was amazing to see, and so beautiful.  After looking around we got to Victoria Station, I had a while to wait for my coach so my brother left me as he needed to get home to pick the kids up from school.  The coach was delayed by 45 minutes but I was quite happy to sit and read my book and drink the Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino which I’d treated myself to.  I arrived home around 9:30pm and Roxy was so excited to see me!

  • Tuesday 18/06/19

I had the day off from work and slept in til 11:40am, I was soo tired!  It’s surprising just how much traveling can wear you out!  I spent some time browsing the internet getting some ideas for flatlay props…the workshop at the Bloggers Bash has really ignited something creative in me.  I think I now have an idea of what sort of things I want in my flatlay props kit and where I want to head with my blog and social media photography.  It will be nice to get back into taking photos and using the knowledge I have, as well as putting to use skills that I learned from my photography degree!  I went to my parents in the evening to collect my car which Dad had serviced and cleaned for me.

  • Wednesday 19/06/19

I worked late today, until nearly 6:00pm as I had a load of paperwork to sort through.  Work was really draining, it was really noisy and hard to concentrate which really affected my mood.  I got home from work and just locked myself away in the silence which made things a little better.  I had an early night as I really didn’t want to do much else.

  • Thursday 20/06/19

I woke early, partly because of my early night, but also because a cat and a crow were staging a street fight by my house, I think the crow won as the cat made a yowl and ran off.  I couldn’t see the crow but he made a heck of a racket after the cat had gone.  I decided to get up and start my day at 5:30am!  I had a shower, made lunch and breakfast, had a coffee and caught up on some blog things.  I headed into work and got on with all the things I needed to do and managed to get everything done and my desk cleared by 5:15pm.  I got home and played with Roxy, did some housework and then headed to bed.

  • Friday 21/06/19

My car is running weird, I thought it could have a bit of air in the system where my Dad had done a full oil change.  I drove it to the fuel station and put some fuel in it, and then, driving to work, the engine management light started flashing.  Once I’d arrived at work and parked I phoned my Dad who said that my wiring loom was starting to break down and that could be the cause.  I headed into the office and worked until 3:00pm before heading to my parents (via B&M Bargains for a few things) as Dad said he would look at it for me.  Dad dropped me off after he got back from work and later my friend came over, we are watching Killing Eve (the second series).  I treated myself to a bottle of wine from the Co-Op (I had a 40p off voucher to use) and we had cheese and chips from the local takeaway.

  • Saturday 22/06/19

I think I have an allergy to wine…my head was really achy this morning and my mouth was drier than a desert.  It has taken me much of the day to start feeling more human.  One of my friends popped by earlier which was nice, we had a good catch up over a few cups of (much needed) coffee.  I put the hoover around and did a load of washing but much of the day has been spent not doing anything much.

How has your week been?  What have you been up to?  I’d love to hear so leave me a comment!

Weekly Roundup 09/06/19 – 15/06/19

  • Sunday 09/06/19

It was one of those really lazy days today. I woke late and eased myself into the day with a coffee. I sat and worked on some blog posts for much of the day, in between getting 2 loads of washing done and some cleaning and tidying. My friend surprised me with a visit in the early evening which was nice. We sat and watched some things on Netflix and chatted. Roxy got spoiled as always with lots of cuddles and treats!

  • Monday 10/06/19

Work seemed to zoom by! I spent much of the day collating statements ready to send out to our payees and I still have more to finish tomorrow before they go in the post. After work I headed home, my friend came over for food. We didn’t do much but it was nice to sit and watch tv. After my friend had gone home, I prepared my lunch for the following day and headed to bed to read for a bit with Roxy.

  • Tuesday 11/06/19

Finished collating the statements in work and got them all into the post today, I then worked on a pile of stuff for payment next month. It’s weird doing a payments job sometimes, I always seem to forget which month we are in, I process pay that is based on things from the previous month to be paid for the following so never really “live” in the present month. Right now we are processing items that happened in May for pay in July. No wonder I can’t keep track of the days or months at times!

  • Wednesday 12/06/19

I worked today but got to leave at 3 because I had built up enough flexi-time! I got home and packed Roxy’s things as she is going to stay with her hooman Daddy while I am away in London. He came to collect her when I got home from work. Spent the evening sorting out what I wanted to take with me to London for my trip and starting to pack my things! It was really odd not having Roxy at home with me.

  • Thursday 13/06/19

Had work again today which went by without anything interesting happening! After work I had to drop my car down to my parent’s house, my Dad is going to give it a service while I’m away. My friend followed me down to Mum and Dads to be able to give me a lift home, we had a lovely evening with them, had a nice catch-up and a cup of tea before heading back. I finished packing and had a shower and went to bed once I’d got in.

  • Friday 14/06/19

Up early this morning, 4:30am, as my friend was sticking me up at 5:30am to take me to the bus stop for my bus to London. It rained a lot in the night which kept waking me up but, weirdly, I don’t feel too tired at the moment!  Got to my brothers at around 11:00 and had a cup of coffee, lunch and then went for a walk.  We came back to his house and chilled for a bit before going to collect my niece and nephew from school.  We came back and played with the kids before my sister in law came home from work.  My brother cooked us dinner and then we went for another walk and a visit to the local pub rounded off the night.

  • Saturday 15/06/19

Woke up from a lovely sleep and had a shower before we all sat and had breakfast of banana pancakes!  We got dressed, my brother and I got ready to head to Westminster.  We got the train from Lewisham to Victoria and then walked to the Grange Wellington Hotel for the 5th Bloggers Bash!  We had a really lovely day and learned a lot, it was really interesting to listen to all of the speakers and their experiences.  We also had a flat lay workshop that was brilliant!  We headed back to Victoria and back to the house.  Feeling tired now!

Weekly Roundup 02/06/19 – 08/06/19

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  • Sunday 02/06/19

It rained much of the morning and didn’t really cease until gone 2pm.  I used that time to sort through some blog things that had been bugging me and working on some post ideas.  In the afternoon, once the rains had stopped, I decided to do some work in the garden.  I dug up a strip of grass that was against the wall at the bottom of my garden, turned the soil and sowed some wildflower seeds.  I also decided on a location for my lavender plant and managed to get that planted out too.

  • Monday 03/06/19

Back to work today…it feels like the weekend went far too quickly!  Still, the next weekend will be here before we know it!  I was awake super early this morning and headed to work for 8am.  My day in work went ok, we are nearing the end of the payment month so have work that needs to be compelted before the deadline though I managed to clear my desk and leave at 3pm!  I came home and pottered about for a bit before my friend came over.  We went to Morrisons for some food, came home and cooked and then watched Always Be My Maybe on Netflix.

  • Tuesday 04/06/19

Work was ok, the day sort of came and went.  I came home and sat reading some blogs while having a coffee then decided to make some food (Jacket potato!) and watch Dumplin’ on Netflix.  I had a pretty chilled evening and had an early night too.

  • Wednesday 05/06/19

I woke up tired and felt like I hadn’t been asleep for very long and that I could have happily slept for most of the day.  Work stressed me out today, it was too noisy in the office and we still had lots to do to finish the payment cycle.  This stress affected me all day and I was a bit grumpy by the time I got home.  When I got home from work Roxy and I went and lay on the bed and I had a little sleep for an hour or so.  I woke up still feeling grumpy, came down and had a coffee.  My friend turned up and we went up to the shop and got icecream and cake to cheer me up.  I did start feeling better after that.  We then watched Black Mirror before my friend had to go home.  I then sat and watched an episode of Good Girls before heading to bed.

  • Thursday 06/06/19

I woke early and had a shower as I really didnt have the energy to shower before bed last night and got ready for work, headed in with the sun shining and in a much better mood than yesterday.  We have now finished the work for payment and there wasn’t much to do, just tying up loose ends and getting around to things that had been put to the wayside like filing and sorting paperwork.  An email was sent around asking if any of the staff would like to become a workplace mediator – to help resolve conflicts in the workplace without escalating to a higher level, I really like the idea of this so I filled in the application and sent that off. The role would run alongside my main job and be an A’s needed voluntary position. The day went fairly quickly and at 4:15pm I left work with my friend and walked over to my car.  I had to pick my meds up from the pharmacy on the way home and was plesantly surprised that they had got my full prescription ready and correct!  I spent the evening working on my bullet journal and watching Good Girls.

  • Friday 07/06/19

 Work came and went today, the whole day seemed to pass by really slowly and I was glad to see 5pm roll around! It was a grey, dull day with lots of heavy rain, we even had a few thunder storms. After work I headed home, my friend came over and we chatted, watched the new episode of Black Mirror, An episode of Good Girls and The Society on Netflix. It was a really lovely evening after what hadn’t really been the best of days.

  • Saturday 08/06/19

This morning I woke around 9am, Roxy wasn’t in bed with me which isn’t unusual, sometimes she likes to take herself off to the spare room or downstairs to have a snooze on the sofa. I lay and read some blog posts for 20mins before Roxy realised I was awake and came padding in for cuddles. We got up around 10am and went downstairs to have breakfast and coffee. I decided to work on some up-coming blog posts and schedule them in before I go away next weekend. Mum called me to ask if I fancied going down for tea so I showered and got ready to be there for 5pm. It was nice to spend some time with my Mum and Dad. After food, I headed home around 9pm and finished working on a post then watched an episode of Good Girls before bed.

Weekly Roundup 26/05/19 – 01/06/19

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  • Sunday 26/05/19

I woke up late today (around 11:30am).  I have been feeling really lethargic over the last few days and even though I had a nap in the afternoon yesterday I still felt really tired all afternoon.  I can’t decide if it is because my hayfever is playing up or not.  Maybe its just that my body needs a rest.  I woke up, came down and made a coffee, sat and read some blogs.  I’m off to my parents for dinner later, my brother, sister in law and the littles are down from London and I can’t wait to see them.  I called my Mum to find out what time I needed to be ready and head down for dinner.  I don’t need to be down to theirs until 5pm so I don’t need to get ready until 3:30pm so I used that time to plant some salad seeds.  I also planted some purple carrot seed too!  I haven’t really done much else but it has been a nice day so far!  I went to my parent’s house around 5pm yesterday, both my brothers were there as well as my sister in law and the littles.  We had food (salad, potatoes, quiche, olives, beetroot and other bits) which was really yummy!  We chatted for hours and I had lots of cuddles with the littles!  I got home around 10:30pm.

  • Monday 27/05/19

This morning I was awake really early, 6:30am, so decided to get up and have a coffee then go shopping for food.  I was in Asda for 8am!  I then nipped to Aldi and bought myself a French Lavender plant for the garden and some ice lolly molds.  I then made a trip to B&M to buy some compost.  While there I spotted some lovely looking rose plants so bought one for the garden (Rose Gaujard), looking at the label the flower should be a lovely pinky, yellow ombre with the pink colour being strongest at the tips and edges of the petal!  I hope it does flower!  I spent the evening working on my bullet journal and making notes about some ideas that I have for the blog.

  • Tuesday 28/05/19

Today I had annual leave from work.  I woke late, got up and had a coffee.  I started on some layout ideas for next years bullet journal.  I had a shower and then did some more work on my bullet journal.  Later in the afternoon, I popped to my neighbor’s house to deliver some parcels I had taken in for her and to collect a parcel that had been left there for me.   We had a lovely chat then my neighbor came around to mine to help me cut down the bushes that were growing from her garden into mine.  We also managed to secure the rose bush that had been blown from its holdings into my garden.  It was a lovely few hours spent chatting and working away side by side.  I have tomorrow off from work as an annual leave day too so I may go and do some more work in the garden then.  I treated myself to a bath and spent the evening working on content for my blog while watching Wine Country on Netflix.

  • Wednesday 29/05/19

I didn’t wake until past 11am, it’s another day of annual leave for me! I had planned on working on the garden as I wanted to dig out a flower bed and plant out my rose and lavender plants but, once I was dressed and making coffee I looked out of the window and was greeted with the sight of pouring rain! Roxy didn’t fancy going out so we spent the day pottering around in the house doing laundry and working on some blog plans and scheduling. In the evening my friend came round and we had some food before watching a few episodes of “The Society” on Netflix. We celebrated my blog hitting 300 followers and 200 blog posts with a bottle of wine which was nice!

  • Thursday 30/05/19

 Back in work today after 7 days off (including the weekend and bank hol) I didn’t sleep too well, kept waking up drenched in sweat… not nice. Work went ok, a bit slow but I made it to the end of the day! I got home, went in the garden with Roxy for a bit then decided to have an early night. I was soo tired. I climbed into bed around 8:45pm and was asleep not long after!

  • Friday 31/05/19

 As the saying goes “Thank fudgesticks it’s Friday”! I feel like I have worked a whole week and not 2 days! I am so looking forward to the weekend! Work was ok, I managed to clear my desk of work by 5:30pm, packed up and headed home. I decided to make the most of the evening and put my gardening gear on and went out with Roxy! I managed to dig the flowerbed that I wanted and move some stones to edge it. All that is needed now is to set the stones and plant the border! I might do this over the weekend though! I was out in the garden until gone 9pm! I had a shower and read some of my book (I decided to read Secret Diary of a Demented Housewife by Niamh Green) then went to bed around 11:30pm.

  • Saturday 01/06/19

Today I woke early, around 5:30am. I got up and spent some time cleaning the house and watering the plants. I then worked on some blog things before going out to my friends house. He is looking after Roxy’s nephew so wanted them to meet! Roxy has had a lovely, but tiring day, playing with Zeus in the sun!

How has your week been? What did you get up to? I’d love to hear so let me know in the comments!!

Weekly Roundup 19/05/19 – 25/05/19

Weekly Roundup 12_05_19 - 18_05_19

  • Sunday 19/05/19

This morning when I woke up the sun was shining and it was the perfect light to take some photos for upcoming blog posts.  I decided to do this as soon as I got up as I want sure if the light would change, right before I had my first coffee of the day!  I got dressed and had my breakfast but by that time the rain clouds had gathered and it rained, heavy showers from mid-morning through to the night which scuppered my plans of doing some more to the garden.  Instead, I had a few ideas for graphics so spent some time playing around with Canva.  I had a shower and managed to get 2 loads of washing done and dry.  In the evening I was shutting my downstairs curtains and noticed that my tyre was flat.

  • Monday 20/05/19

I had been worried about how I was going to get to work when my tyre was flat and I have no pump for it, but my friend called in before work and blew it up for me with his tyre pump.  Work was a bit stressful, I felt like I had loads to do and not enough time to get things done in, along with that my computer, or the system, was running slow which didn’t really help my stress levels.  I stayed a bit late in work so I could get a few more things done and out of the way.  I quite like staying late, even if it is just for an extra hour, it is so much quieter and I feel like I get more done then.  I came home after work and didn’t really do much, just had some food, watched an episode of Gossip Girl and headed to bed as I felt really drained.

  • Tuesday 21/05/19

I woke up with a trapped nerve in my neck this morning.  It didn’t seem to bad when I woke and I thought it was just a bit stiff but when I tried to sit up it was really painful.  Turning my neck to look to the right was really uncomfortable and it took me ages to get ready as everything I did seemed to make it hurt.  I did some neck stretching moves in work which seemed to help relieve it a bit and by the afternoon it was only twinging when I moved too much.  Work was better today and I was glad I stayed and got some other bits done last night as it made my day a lot easier.  After work I went to my local town and bought some new summer tops, the ones that I have are at least 3 years old and the material has gone really see-through, not ideal for wearing to work!  My friend came over in the evening and we decided to have a take away from the local Indian.  We ordered a Vegetable Thali, chips, popadoms and mango chutney, it was lovely!  After tea we started watching The Society on Netflix, I had seen a few trailers for it and it looked interesting and I wasn’t disappointed!

  • Wednesday 22/05/19

Woke up to my neck still giving me grief.  I had planned on going and doing some gardening this evening but I’ve given it a miss as I don’t want to make it any worse than it already is.  Work went without any problems and I am off tomorrow and Friday which I’m really looking forward to!  I bought travel tickets to go to London next month!  I am planning on staying with my brother for a few nights and really looking forward to that!  I treated myself to a bottle of wine after work and had a nice, chilled glass of it while chilling on the sofa with Roxy reading blogs and watching Gossip Girl.

  • Thursday 23/05/19

Annual Leave Day!!!!  I had a lovely lie in with Roxy before getting up.  I spent the morning pottering around in my pyjamas before having a shower and going to town.  A friend wanted me to pop to Currys and get him a pair of Bluetooth in-ear headphones, while I was there I popped to TKMax which is not far away and picked up a new food bowl for Roxy, a lovely silk maxi skirt for myself and a lovely new notebook (which I didn’t need really, but I fell in love with it and have a use for it next year!).  I came home and got changed then my neighbour and I went to the cinema to watch Avengers Endgame!  I won’t say anything about the film aside from Wow!!!  When we came back we had a drink at mine and my neighbour looked at what I had been doing with the garden and chatted about the plans I had for it then we went to hers and spent some time looking at all the plants that she had in her garden!  I have so many ideas now!  In the evening I went to visit my friend and took Roxy with me, it was nice to have a catch up.

  • Friday 24/05/19

Annual Leave.  Woke early to bright sun streaming through the bedroom window, I really must remember to shut my curtains in the night!  I cleaned the house, dusted, hoovered, mopped, moved some things around and put some other things away!  I nipped down to B&M and bought some pots for my plants to sit in so they don’t widdle water everywhere when I water them.  I then moved my plants from the kitchen draining board into the dining area and put them on the window sill.  My friend and I had planted some strawberry and chilli seeds in pots and they are already growing really well so hoping that by putting them in more sunlight they will soon flourish!  I’ve been wanting to put some pictures up on my wall for ages now, on my trip to B&M I picked up some Command Picture Strips, a bit like velcro, to hang my pictures up!  I managed to get all the pictures up that I wanted, both in my bedroom and downstairs!  I also managed to finish reading my book – Mandasue Heller Two-Faced, I decided to treat myself to a little rest between everything at lunch and spent a lovely hour curled up reading and enjoying a coffee!

  • Saturday 25/05/19

This morning I felt like I was on a go slow.  I didn’t wake particularly early and when I did it seemed to take me forever to get anything done.  I had a late breakfast/early lunch at 11:45 then got dressed and decided that my neck was much better.  I went out in the garden and removed some big rocks from under my lawn that I am going to use as border edging for the wildflower bed that I’m going to create at the bottom of the garden.  It was a lot warmer outside than I had anticipated given that it was so overcast and stormy looking.  I was covered in dirt dust and a bit sweaty once I came in so I had a shower and a midday nanna nap with Roxy.  When I woke I walked up to the local shop and got some bits and pieces that I needed food wise.  I came home and cooked some food, it is amazing how being outside in the fresh air can give you such an appetite!  I’m now sat down and finishing this entry before watching some more Gossip Girl and reading some blogs before I head to bed!

What have you been up to this week?  I’d love to hear about it in the comments!!!