I had an incredible massage this morning! I practically floated home, taking in all the gorgeous colours of autumn. To carry on the self-love theme, I then had a bad whilst reading Harry Potter! Then this evening I’ve doused myself in relaxation essential oils and I’m feeling pretty chilled. Let’s hope it lasts me through the week!
Go on.. You’ll never guess!
Nic and I are sitting in Reggie! Our new bright red Corsa! We’re super happy we’ve finally got a car again. We hoped we wouldn’t need one due to using so much public transport over the last few years so we got rid of our old car. And then Covid hit… And now we’re feeling trapped, and not comfortable enough to use public transport for the time being! So we bought Reggie and we’re super happy! Time to explore a bit further than just the three miles surrounding home…
Today was too much. So much that I’ve been in bed since 9pm reading my book. I’m so happy it’s the weekend, that’s all I’m saying!
I’ve been having wicked headaches this week, it feels like had them more often than not…
Still managed to leave the house today at lunchtime and it made for a gorgeous walk in the autumn sunshine. A chance for some big deep breaths of fresh air which definitely helped. I’m really pleased the rain helped off, even just for our midday walk!
It’s all a bit of a slog right now, not really having a life outside of our home, the world feeling like it’s being ran by the worst possible people. It’s hard to keep your heard up through it all.
So tonight Nic and I decided to batton down our hatches away from the outside world. We made a lush curry for dinner and had a movie night with popcorn. It was so lovely, to try to forget everything for one night… then I accidentally checked Twitter… Ugh…
(Backdated post as I forgot to press publish on this five days ago!)
After a very stressful day at work I decided to go on an evening run to blow off some steam after work. The sun was just setting as I pelted up the hill near our house and it really helped to calm me down.
I’ve never done this before but it felt great. I’m definitely going to do it again as it really helped me chill out a bit before I settled in for the evening.
Well, there’s one way to cheer me up! I painted my nails again this evening, and they’re incredibly sparkly! I’m still not feeling 100% but I had a lovely evening after work, chatting to my mum for an hour whilst I did my nails.
I’m trying so hard to do things for me. Clothing choices that make me feel bad-ass, nails that shine bright as the evenings draw in, lazing about in my jammies on the weekend if I feel like it. I’m so much happier in myself than I was as a teenager and it’s a wonderful feeling. Knowing whatever I look like on the outside, I’m still me inside and that’s what matters the most. And if I love me on the inside, I’ll learn to love my outside too!
I’ve got a right cold! I’ve finally bitten the bullet and stayed home all day today. I’ve read a lot of my new book, napped for two hours, had a bath and made a delcious dinner with help from Nic. Feeling pretty sorry for myself most of the day though… I’m hoping a good sleep will sort me out.
Here’s a slightly relevant (but bad) photo of said homemade pie! I’m already excited to have this for lunch and dinner again this week as it was super tasty.
The weather today was a picture perfect autumnal day. Jumper weather, crispy leaves and sunshine, well no rain at least. We walked to the park to practice skating more! I’m slowly improving at stopping, bit by bit I seem to be getting there, and becoming more confident.
I also got a load of reading done around that. Finishing my 33rd book of the year and starting my 34th! Officially now the most books I’ve ever read in one year which is fun. I feel like I’ve gone through some real meaty ones as well which is good.
Just in time before London moves to tier 2… Liv came around this evening for a socially distanced dinner! She left before midnight, so we’re all legal and it was such a wonderful evening. Drinking wine and talking for hours, it’s filled me with enough joy to hopefully see me through this next lockdown.
I hope everyone is doing okay. There are a few tough weeks/months ahead of us, but it’s all for the greater good to protect our most vulnerable. And it’s good to remember it’s all temporary, we will get through this. Much love x