It’s been a funny old week. Last Friday night my youngest girl fell badly on her ankle which led to a middle of the night A&E trip! No bones were broken only very bruised. This of course meant our weekend plans were cancelled and we played nursemaid to a very fed up seven year old. Thankfully we were lent a pair of crutches so she was able to go back to school on Monday. Fast forward to Thursday and she was healed enough to still take part in an athletics competition!
So then lets get onto those wonderful little things from this week, grab a cuppa (or a glass, depending on the time of day..!) and have a read.
How to Stop Time
Second book of the month – done!
I’m afraid that after loving Eleanor Oliphant so much, this book had a tough act to follow meaning that I didn’t love How To Stop Time quite as much as I thought I would. Don’t get me wrong it was an enjoyable read and when I made proper space to read it I was captivated by the premise and story. It’s such an interesting idea, to have characters that live hundreds of years but ages so slowly, and the implications of that on his lives and those that he loves.
Blogs and articles
I mentioned on Instagram Stories that I’ve been feeling a bit blah and on edge recently, and after reading this article I can definitely see the link to that and the use of my smart phone. I’m working on a post inspired by this and what I’m trying to do to address it. Obviously ditching my smart phone and staying off social media is not an option in my line of work (!!) so I need to be more creative and intentional about it.
This fits under the Watched category too, as KA includes a vlog that talks us through the winter to spring transition. I love Kerri Ann’s style so found this really interesting and picked up loads of top tips too.
By the time Saturday evening rolled round I was exhausted. I even had to cancel plans I had to go out, with being up so late due to my youngest girl and then up at 5am to take my eldest to swim training, I was beat. We ordered take out and I requested a film that would make me laugh and require zero brain power – we went with Baywatch. It was perfect, and exactly what I needed. I like that it doesn’t take itself seriously and there are plenty of laughs in there.
I’ve been lucky enough to watch the first five episodes of this brand new series before it airs on the 28th of this month on Sky Atlantic, and oh boy, is it good. It’s from the makers of Line of Duty, so if you liked that this is a must watch. It had me gripped from the start, and I am DESPERATE to find out how it ends. Centred around the investigation of a missing teen, the daughter of Suranne Jones and estranged father, Lennie James (who is also the creator and writer of the series) it follows the investigation as well as the lives of all involved. The acting is impeccable but like Line of Duty it can be difficult viewing at times as it delves into the underbelly of society. If you like your drama gritty and gripping and suspenseful then this is the show for you.
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Feeling a bit blah always leads me to comfort viewing, last week it was Parks and Rec and this week Kimmy Schmidt. I’ve seen all of the episodes before but decided to go back to the beginning and I’m loving it.
So originally I’d planned on ditching the scales… but after feeling that my clothes were a little tight I hopped on the sad step.. and it lived up to its name. I weighed more than I was expecting, but on a positive note it was the wake up call I needed. I am no gym bunny or yoyo dieter, I’ve never been interested in being thin or getting to a certain weight or dress size and that won’t change. I’d just like the clothes I own to fit me properly again! On reflection I have been reaching for the biscuit tin more than I should recently and been sat on my bum all day every day and that has consequences – especially at my age. I’ve got back into running two or three times a week, pre-prepped my lunches for the week and steered clear of the biscuit tin! I picked up some iron and vitamin supplements too and all of that combined has had a hugely positive impact on my mental health, not to mention my physical wellbeing. Now I just need to keep it up!
This is a section I need to work on. The week rolls on by and I’ve nothing prepared for this at all. I need to dig out my camera tripod and take some photos. I think my clothes feeling a bit tighter and not feeling particularly great has impacted on this, and made me less likely to make an effort and photograph it. Who wants to see me rocking a mum bun and sweat pants?!
It’s been a mixed back music wise for me this week, from the heavier Royal Blood to bands like Wolf Alice and Arctic Monkeys
I’ve flitted around Podcast wise this week, I caught up on the new one from The Liturgists while running on Wednesday and listened to Janet Murrary talk about running Facebook Groups. If you’re a blogger or small business owner Janet has a wealth of knowledge on PR and a huge back catalogue of podcasts on so many useful topics. Definitely head on over and have a browse – Soulful PR with Janet Murray
I’ve got two fantastic giveaways going on so be sure to click and enter! There’s only a couple of days left on the Green People one.. Just saying!
Have a fantastic weekend!
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Morgana is a social media coach for small businesses and entrepreneurs, specialising in Instagram and Pinterest. Based in the North West of the UK, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She particularly enjoys a Netflix binge watch and cannot function without black coffee and dark chocolate digestives.