One scorcher of a day at a time

There’s absolutely no doubt it’s summer now: I’ve got an insect bite on my elbow which is so itchy I could scream, I have tan lines on my feet where my sandals should be and I’m running out of summery enough clothes to wear. As a winter girl, I’m trying to make the best of it. I am admittedly loving that our weekends are full … Continue reading One scorcher of a day at a time

This is not easy

Just thought I’d pop up today to point out the obvious – Christmas is not going to be as planned and whether you’re directly affected by the changes announced yesterday or not, the news we’re now hearing is not easy to receive. At the end of a year when we’re all feeling lonely, tired and mentally exhausted and many of us heartbroken after the loss … Continue reading This is not easy

I just don’t feel right

This will be my third try at a blog post. I’ve been trying and failing to write over the last few weeks: I had this grand idea that I’d start writing daily throughout this global pandemic. I was going to call the chapter ‘A blog a day to keep the blues at bay‘. But every time I put pen to paper (or started typing, but … Continue reading I just don’t feel right

Let go of the familiar and embrace the new

I was super happy and excited, but goodness I was nervous. A small part of me was just rationally worrying about the new job itself. Whether I’d be able to do it, whether the people would be as nice as I hoped, whether I’d impress like I wanted to. I was also having nightmares. Nightmares that varied from stressfully realistic to scarily weird. I had … Continue reading Let go of the familiar and embrace the new

The Common Cold. Cough, Sniff, Sneeze, Repeat.

Last week was great. Exhausting, but great. I was at the restaurant all day every day except Thursday, training along side a really lovely team of people who I already feel like I can be my weird and wonderful self around. I still can’t carry plates or trays confidently, but hey, everyone else seems confident I’ll get there. I hope they’re right. That aside, all’s … Continue reading The Common Cold. Cough, Sniff, Sneeze, Repeat.

10 reasons to love the fact it’s October

One – Yes, it’s getting cold, but it’s easier to get warm than it is to keep cool. You can always pile on more layers, but taking layers off gets socially unacceptable at a point. I spend all summer wearing as little as possible, and yet still feeling too warm. I’m nearly always in search of a shady patch. At least now, if all else fails, … Continue reading 10 reasons to love the fact it’s October