Happenings 22.4.21

As always, inspired by the lovely lady, Heidi.

DOING: Sat on the kitchen table, in proper clothes, after a very wholesome week and weekend last week. Seeing friends I haven’t seen in months, alongside my birthday, was just the boost I needed.

HEARING: The birds singing outside and the radio.

DRINKING: Water with Nuun electrolytes in, as I’m feeling quite dehydrated and my favourite Pukka Turmeric tea. The warmer weather has taken me by surprise over the past week. I drink a lot, mainly water, but felt I needed the electrolytes.

EATING: Lentil crisps…I have a serious obsession with them, and so does Mungo…! Obviously sourdough bread, eggs and smoked salmon has reentered my life again. I’ve been loving making my own hummus, granola and roasting loads of veggies for salads.

WANTING: Time to slow down a little…can’t believe I’ve just said that. I feel right now that with my limited time, due to having a hip arthroscopy mid May, I’m trying to do as much as I comfortably can before I can’t.

LOOKING: Outside at the beautiful, sunny, blue sky. What a week of amazing weather its been, full of sunshine and warm temperatures! Heaven!

DECIDING: What loaf of dough/bread to make next. I got given a BEAUTIFUL bread book called ‘Tartine Bread’ for my birthday from a good friend, and it is dreamy! Full of SO many mouth watering photos and recipes, and some many different varieties of flour, that I can’t wait to try!

ENJOYING: Cycling. I never in a million years did I expect to be cycling as much, or as far, as I am right now. After my friend VERY kindly built me a bike, the adventures have been endless. I love the fact I can travel SO far and see so much and not feel entirely ruined (until the end anyway…!) I also joined in on my first group ride with a local cycling club, and loved it!!! I can’t wait to go back!

PLANNING: The next few weeks of fun, around work, with friends and family. Lots of runs, cycle rides, walks, meet ups have been planned and I’m looking forward to each and every one of them.

WATCHING: The new series of Call the Midwife! I absolutely love this programme – its what Sunday evenings are all about! Also Line of Duty, Keeping Faith, Grey’s Anatomy, Unforgotten (which has now finished but I HIGHLY recommend!) And for when my concentration levels are basically 0, ‘Friends’, on Netflix.

READING: Not much at the moment. If I’m honest, I’ve abandoned my book recently, as I just climb into bed and fall fast asleep. I’m not complaining, but I would like to read more. Something I’m sure I’ll have lots of time to get back into in the next few weeks.

WEARING: Leggings, tunics, spring colours and obviously all the active wear…!

BUYING: From small and local/independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Be it vegetables, fruit, eggs, gifts, I’m trying to do my part and help them all get back on their feet. Otherwise, not a great deal.

CRAVING: Cold fruit…random I know!

LOVING: This sunny, warm weather we are currently experiencing. Here in the U.K. we are in our second week of easing out of our third lockdown. Non essential shops have opened, we can go to the hairdresser and get our nails done, and meet with friends, eat, drink outside at restaurants, cafes and pubs. I think the weather is definitely showing how happy we all feel about the easing!

PLAYING: Survive the next 3 weeks of work and save all the money I can. I won’t lie, I’m feeling pretty exhausted, but the show must go on!

SAVOURING: These next 3 weeks of running and cycling with friends, walking(!) and being mobile/able to drive and be out and about before I can’t be.

FEELING: Tired. Always tired. Nervous, full of fear, overwhelmed. Equally, I am happy, grateful and thankful for so very much. For my family and my wonderful friends. And you. Whoever you are reading this, thank you for reading, following and your support.

As always, thank you for reading! I hope you are well and enjoying a little bit of normality now that we are able to do more!

Emma xx


1 Comment

  1. April 24, 2021 / 1:24 am

    So glad that England has “Reopened” and in time for your birthday at that! I am sure that you are going to HATE surgery recovery BUT it will give you plenty of time to rest up and be ready for your return to work, fitness, and ALL the things! Hopefully shortly before or after your surgery you’ll be able to get your Covid jab! 🙂

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