Bits & Pieces

April 29, 2015


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Awkward, Hi! That week or two that I mean to take off turned into nearly three months! I’m not sorry about it. at. all. I spent my week off in February coming up with ideas for future blog posts then real life kicked in and well. Lots of things changed.

We Postponed our Wedding!
We were planning for April 20th, two days after my Dad’s birthday but for a multitude of reasons, emotional, financial, physical, just to name a few we postponed in February.

Slimming World
Back in January I joined my local Slimming World and it’s been great. I only attended a few meetings but I’ve carried on with the Slimming World ‘diet’ and it’s seriously worked! I’ve lost 8lbs so far and dropped a dress size! I’m continuing to lose weight too. I’ve not gained since starting but I did spend three weeks stuck at the same weight, which I was ok about. In my opinion so long as I’m not gaining I’m happy!

Seeing Family & Friends! 
This has been so important to me. The biggest reason we moved closer to our home town was so we could see our families and my best friend more often than just for a week once a year. Every month other than January I’ve been home and seen my Mum and my best friend and her little family! It has been the best!

Baking! 
Last spring/summer I started baking{lemon loaf} as a way to keep me busy while I was job hunting, and I’ve really gotten into it this year. It started in December when I made home-made cookies as a Christmas present for my best friend and I got two thumbs up from her and Ryan so I’ve been making them every month. I’ve started on cakes now too. I’ve mastered Carrot Cake now I plan to master Victoria Sponge and Chocolate Cake. I’m not super keen on icing though. My only problem is that when I bake, I hardly ever want to eat it. Does this happen to anyone else?

Readjusting to hormones!
TMI sorry! This one kills me. Seriously. Last May I came off my injection and in September I started having periods again. It has progressively gotten worse. It’s different to how it was but it’s still very bad and painful and every month it continues to get worse. So I’m going back to the Dr’s and am possibly going to push to get re-diagnosed. Which is a whole other matter than what this was meant to be about which was those pesky hormones. 6-8 years without them and over six months trying to adjust to them just hasn’t worked. The tears, feeling down, emotions running rampant = exhausting and not fun. I’ve tended to take a vow of silence when I’m really hormonal because I snap at Ryan so bad for literately just breathing. The poor dear! I have no idea if I’ll ever readjust but I’m trying to learn how to manage it all.

Minimalist Wardrobe 

I’m a big fan of minimalist wardrobes, partly because I’m not a big clothes person and I thought it would be a good way to bulk-up my wardrobe, as it’s quite small right now and it will help me keep on top of my wardrobe as I haven’t really updated it since Plymouth! Over a year and half ago. Eeek. I’ve been following Un-fancy and stuck to my original wardrobe for Winter and have slowly been updating it for Spring. Honestly it’s been really hard because for the last 5-6 years I’ve been a dress girl but in February I really got into jeans again so I’m not sure how my wardrobe is going to evolve over the next few months. Also due to loosing weight, nothing fits! Other than my pj’s and my work out gear!

Freelancing 
Other than postponing our wedding this was the next biggest thing I’ve done! I started freelancing in February, as a Virtual Assistant and I’m really love it. I have some amazing clients that wow me on a daily basis. I’m learning so much and I’m enjoying everything I do. My plan is to hopefully launch a business website and blog in August/September but we’ll see how it goes.

Rearranging our wedding! 
At the beginning of April my Mum put her foot down and said we needed to re-sort out our wedding and it really helped. I seriously needed that kick up the bum for us to finally get married. We’ve booked the date, we’re giving our notice next week, Ryan’s designed our save the dates, we’ve found our rings, we’ve found a photographer, now if the stupid venue would just get back in touch with me so we can view it next month, that would be something else to tick off my list. There’s still lots more to sort out like flowers, the cake, the invitations, the dress for my maid of honour and the ties and trainers for Ryan’s best man and grooms men! I’m sure there’s more but that’s all I can think of.

It’s been a really, really busy few months but I’m so happy and feel like I’m in my right place right now.

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