It feels like it’s been such a long time since I properly caught up on life right here. Not a catch up about a fun day out, or exciting events, or intricate recipes, or fancy outfits, but a catch up about life’s mundanities that I myself so love reading about on other people’s blogs. The past few weeks have been a complete whirlwind, and I feel as though I’ve been living in a bit of a bubble. I’ve ashamed to say that I’ve found myself only half-listening when on the phone to friends and family, and being forgetful when they tell me about significant moments upcoming in their own lives, and have been short of patience and short of temper with the people I treasure most in the world. It’s dreadful, and I’m mad at myself about it! This week so far I’ve been making a concerted effort to be a better listener (and a better friend & daughter & sister & fiancée) and have felt so much better for looking beyond the end of my nose and focusing on others instead myself. Grateful for treasured friends and family who’ll stick around, even when you’re being an idiot ;)
That turned into a bare-my-soul kind of ramble! I didn’t really mean it to. Sometimes it’s nice though, to talk about your weaknesses in ‘public’. It sort of makes me feel as though I’ll be held accountable, now, if I don’t get my act into gear and sort myself out. You know? Now, let’s get onto those mundanities. Here’s what my life’s been made up of just lately…
Eating :: as much fresh fruit as I can manage without giving myself stomach ache. Berries, apples, bananas, mango. I’d say our food bill these days is made up of at least 25% fruit costs! ;)
Drinking :: Funkin’ 100% natural cocktails mixers, both with and without spirits in! They were sent over to me the other day as a sample, and I’ve been just blown away by how delicious they are. Will be sharing more about them soon!
Loving :: watching the little ‘subscriber’ count on my Youtube channel rise over the past week or so since I uploaded a video. I’d forgotten the thrill that comes from launching a new project, and the delightful fluttery-tummy feeling I always get as the first few responses come through!
Reading :: Game of Thrones (and thinking how brilliant a job the TV series does at keeping true to the novels)
Watching :: Sherlock, series 1 & 2 (thank you Netflix).
Planning :: umm…what’s that thing we’re planning right now? Oh yeah. Only our wedding! But on a smaller scale, I’m booking in venue viewings left right and centre these days. Turns out, the more rustic and informal a venue is, the more difficult they are to contact via phone/email! ;)
Growing :: my peace lily to the most absurd size (it’s almost too large for the dining table now!).
Wearing :: more layers than should strictly be necessary in May, if you ask me…
Buying :: a pair of hot pink skinnies to wear this summer!
Wondering :: why we woke up to see a whole pile of perfectly cubed salmon sitting out by the pond this morning, and why the neighbourhood cats keeping going over to sniff it but won’t eat a single piece…
Wandering :: through the bluebell woods (and feeling sad that the ferns have grown so tall, so fast, and now have almost completely covered over the purple sea of flowers).
What’s life been like for you, just lately? :)
p.s. Photo taken during yesterday’s exciting farm trip. More details to come…