I’ve been slowly making my way through my October issue of Blogosphere magazine. There is so much contained in this magazine which is really useful, interesting and well written that I really love to take my time reading it. I sit with a coffee, snuggled up with Roxy and have a read of a few pages at a time, devouring it slowly like it is fine chocolate!
Man Vs Food has been on my tv a lot this week along with Rachel Khoo’s Swedish Kitchen, both are on Food Network (Channel 41 on Freeview!). I’ve found that the Food Network is the perfect thing to have on when I’m working on my blog and business, it’s interesting but not overly distracting, plus the food is amazing!
- Listening to
This week I have listened to another audiobook from Audible, The Dark Side of the Mind by Kerry Daynes, narrated by Sara Poyzer. I really enjoyed listening to this, it was really interesting to hear about the mind and the stories about patients with mental health issues from a psychologist’s perspective. What was really nice was that Kerry Daynes didn’t at all seem judgemental of her clients and there was an understanding of her client’s health and a look into what the causes behind the motives of her clients were. It was really refreshing to listen to someone that had a full understanding of mental health and how different circumstances can exasperate behaviours.
I’ve really not been eating very well this week, in part due to the pain in my shoulder. I find that when I am in pain I don’t think about eating so much, I get put off from eating by the pain if that makes sense? I have been eating chips rather a lot, more out of necessity to eat something than anything else. I have also had beans on toast which I rather enjoyed, especially as it is getting colder. There is something emotional about beans on toast as my Mum used to either give us soup and toast or beans on toast when we were not feeling well as kids, so I suppose there is an element of comfort eating involved this week.
Rose tea! I love Yogi brand Rose Tea which is sold in Holland and Barrett. I had run out a while ago and my local store hasn’t had any in stock for the past few weeks so when I saw they had it back in I grabbed 2 boxes of it and have been drinking it most days this week. Sadly, I have half a box left but am thinking of placing a (large) order online so I don’t run out again!
I’ve spent much of this week getting my business ready to launch, doing checks on my website and tweaking a few things that I wasn’t fully happy with. I have had a trip to the Dr’s because my shoulder was really painful and was given some super strong painkillers. I have to take one 3x a day and was taking them first thing in the morning, lunchtime and just before bed. They work but the bedtime one meant that I was not feeling anything when I was asleep which then led to me being in even more pain in the morning as I had slept awkwardly or something. Thursday and Friday were spent at home not really doing much.
My feelings have been up and down this week, I’ve been excited, nervous, anxious, and worried that I am not prepared for my business launch. I have also been in pain and not able to wash or brush my hair or do much housework which has led to me feeling a bit sorry for myself. On the flip side, I have been really proud of myself in what I have been able to achieve with some of the smaller things being abe to get done and ticked off of my to-do list.
How has your week been? What have you been up to? I’d love to hear in the comments!