Refocus

It’s been a good year.  I’ve finally started to achieve a few things that have been missing in my life, or at least things that I’ve always wanted to do but just never done.  Financially I’ve managed to get to a much better place.  I’ve paid off almost £10K in debt in the last year.…

Confession time

I screwed up. On July 1st I gave up sugar properly for the second time this year. The first time, starting on 27th January, I made it to 78 days, except actually it wasn’t really that long because I had the odd scone here & there, convincing myself it wasn’t really a sugary thing I…

Time for a challenge – results!

So about a month ago I thought I’d challenge myself to see how little I could spend in a month, only allowing myself to buy food to cook with, essential toilettries and anything I needed for the allotment (knowing that wouldn’t be a huge spend). So now that it’s nearly the end of the month,…

The waiting begins…

After a fairly changeable, wet and blustery week, I was happy to wake up to a still blustery yet considerably brighter Saturday. I was especially excited upon waking up because it meant only one thing: allotment day!! After the clocks go forward this weekend I’ll have time to nip down after work before it gets…

One down eleven to go

I know it technically isn’t the end of the month, but I’m taking a wee break from studying so thought I’d look back at the month. I set some goals at the start of the year, but already I’ve had to rethink one of them.  While my hamstring is much better, i’ve been having a…

One step forward, 20 back??

All seemed to be going fairly well with the hamstring.  Granted I tried a gentle walk/run at the physio on Dec. 21st and it didn’t go too well, and running was out of the question, but at least it was feeling better again.  I went for a long walk in Greenwich with my pals on…

A year in review

I know, I know… the year isn’t exactly over, but there’s not long to go, and seriously who isn’t ready to kick 2016 in the arse and tell it to do one?  I mean WT actual F was going on with this year??  Celebs dying left, right and centre, Syria going from hellish to significantly more…

Feeling hamstrung

Is there such a word as hamstrung?  Probably not but I like the sound of it.  Screaming out “I’m so bloody hamstrung!!” whilst shaking a clenched fist has a good feel to it.  No screaming from me just yet, but after a trip to the physio this morning it turns out I have a low-grade…

Waste Part II

In March this year I wrote about waste.  I wrote about accumulation of possessions that can start to take over your life and consume your time and energy.  That was 7 months ago, and by the end of that month i’d completed my challenge of ridding my life of a lot of excess ‘stuff’.  I’m…

Life in remembrance

In a few days time, it will have been a whole year since the tragic death of an old friend of mine.  I’ve thought of Michela a lot in the past 12 months, and quite honestly I still can’t really believe she’s not here.  It’s terrible to say that I’ve thought of her more in the…