Well it’s been about 5 months since my last one of these supposedly monthly updates. Oops. Life has been busy and not busy and hard and stressful.
I have managed to squeeze in a few films lately, not cinema trips as much but Netflix has become my go to. When my mind is as full as it has been lately I struggle to concentrate on anything too serious or intricate and I may possibly have been watching a lot of films aimed at teenage girls but hey I’m learning a lot. I haven’t created too many new dishes other than this one for Welsh Lamb which I’m really proud of. I haven’t eaten out an awful lot either. Hmmm I have been a little boring if I’m honest. Let’s talk about what I have done instead of what I haven’t shall we?
I remembered! I did have one cinema trip with my mam and sisters to see Mamma Mia 2, possibly the cheesiest film I have EVER seen and I’ve seen a lot of cheesy films but I enjoyed. It made most of us laugh and cry at various points and you leave with a feel good vibe. I also saw The Incredible 2 with the girls – was good fun.
On Netflix I’ve watched:
Sierra Burgess Is A Loser – I LOVED this film. Please do watch it, it’s a bit beautiful. I think anyway.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – another super sweet teen rom com, I thoroughly enjoyed and now see what all the twitter fuss was about. Worth a watch.
I have also watched a whole heap of old films including such gold as Monster In Law and Bad Moms…yep. Sorry about that.
I don’t really watch much normal TV anymore, in fact I cancelled my TV service and I just use a fire box now. Pretty much only ever use the Netflix app.
I have enjoyed some new series on there such as Safe ( based on a Harlan Coben book ) and Good Girls which I enjoyed a lot. I am also re watching Orange Is The New Black and every now and again an episode of Friends too.
I wrote about what I’m reading yesterday so I’ll just link you here. I am currently reading The Other Sister by Elle Croft – so far so good, I’ll keep you posted.
My appetite is still fairly rubbish but I am trying to make sure that what I do eat is better, I also make sure I walk a lot which boosts my appetite. Currently loving Aldi Tiffin. My soft spot for cheese is returning too..I am seeing this as a good thing and indulging it often. I am looking forward to a local restaurant visit next week with a friend so next month I’ll have something more to tell you!
Easy listening is what I want right now. Jason Mraz and George Ezra feature heavily on my playlists.
As always there are a million things going on. Not all of them happy and easy. I’m not going to go into the hard stuff on here. I will talk about some of the nicer things, Izzy turns 7 this weekend. How is she 7? How? Gloriously funny and affectionate, she lights up all of the rooms. She is tall and beautiful, she’ll be taller than me by the time she becomes a teen I’m sure. She has an incredible interest in bugs and all animals and loves her little sister although she drives her crazy too. Chloe started full time school and as always just took it in her stride as if the sudden change in being away for 2 hours to suddenly being gone 6 hours was entirely normal, she definitely coped better than I did! She already seems a little more grown up, more independent and super duper tired every evening. Hangry tired meltdowns are common place. I have become an aunty again, twice in fact. Both of my brothers wives gave birth within two weeks of each other and I have two very cute nephews to add to my long list of nieces and nephews. I joined the gym! Well about 2 months ago now and other than this last week I have become a 3 x week gym goer. This week I have had some kind of cold virus and my body has needed rest.