Happy Sunday all, my weekly rounds ups are so up and down of late. I am trying to post as often as I can but life seems to get in the way. Last Saturday I ran the annual Private Practice conference I organise as part of my job. Whilst I am thrilled with how well the event went it has a tendency to floor me a little. The lead up is hectic, the days are long and the content is heavy, without forgetting I only get a one day weekend. So instead of frantically trying to achieve everything this week, I have tried to get back to normal. I have tried to take things slower, wind down for October and let myself feel a bit more relaxed. This is my weekly round up….
Early morning catch up
Wednesday morning my friend Lauren and I met for an early morning catch up at costa. We have met like this a few times now, meeting at 07:30 for an hour before I go to work. I have to admit it currently one of my favourite ways to catch up with friends. I wake up early and it puts me in a better frame of mind before I get to work. There is nothing that can come between us and the plan we have made because we would usually be asleep. It is cheap, easy and nice to see a friend before the day has really begun. It gives me a chance to offload, laugh, catch up, have someone to have a good conversation with before I look at my emails. I am so grateful Lauren drives over to see me, it gets my day off to the best of starts.
Thursday night was work night and something I haven’t done for a while. I am so fortunate I enjoy my job so much and I think it is testiment to how wonderful the people I work with are. There are not many of us mid 30s and under, however those that are do try to make an effort to have a social life around work. I am first to admit I am probably one of the worst and making time for this. Mainly because I live so close to work and I always go home in my lunch hour. On Thursday we (when I say we I did nothing but it is better than naming names) booked a table at a local mexican restaurant called Casa Loca. (Pretty well known if you live in the area). The food was delicious, the drinks were far too drinkable and the night went so quickly. I love having a little friendship group at work and definitely need to make more plans with them all.
For October I wanted a few staple items to add to my autumn winter wardrobe. After avoiding treating myself for a while I nipped into town to pick up a couple of items to get the ball rolling. I purchased a couple of new skirts from H&M and New Look which I can wear to work and out, along with a big chunky jumper from FatFace. I also ordered a few new nail colours, bought myself a couple of books to get into over the next few weeks, sorted some photo albums for the goal from last month and some down cleaner for my Esprit coat (who says I don’t live a glamorous life eh?). I have also bought my first Christmas present so it feels good to have that underway. I do try to be frugal with my money, I work extra when I can because I know I am prone to an impulse buy here and there. I don’t go out too much and I do try to save as much as I can HOWEVER… I can’t help that buying myself new things makes me feel happier, I think many of us are guilty of this. Even my Horoscope told me not to spend any more this month. For the rest of the month, I am going to take their advice and enjoy the new items I have treated myself to.
Autumn/ winter wardrobe
This week I finally put all my summer clothes away into a draw to be long forgotten about for the next 8 months. This is something I have never done before. I use to have all my clothes in the spare room. The bed was a constant recycling process of clothes I wore lying on the spare bed. I have instead organised my clothes into occasions, jumpers, blazers, trousers, skirts etc and my god guys it feels amazing. I always surprise myself with the clothes I have that I love. Over the last few years, I have bought staples which I can wear year after year and this clear out reflected that. I have also sold a lot of old clothes on eBay or given them to charity. Honestly, an Autumn clear out is more fulfilling than a spring.
Jack Whitehall’s Travels with my father
This is the second series of Travels with my Father and I absolutely love it. It never fails to make me laugh out loud, equally as good as the first. Both are on Netflix so check them out!