Ultimate Coffee Date is hosted by Jill Conyers, Grab your kicks, and Fitness Mom Wine Country, and takes place on the first Saturday of each month. Some of the blogs that I have added into my reader have come courtesy of link ups, and think they’re a great way to get introduced to new people. The point of the Ultimate Coffee Date is to take 5 minutes once a month for a bit of a catch up.
I’ve been a bit slack on the blogging front this month, so I think a catch up is overdue!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that if I had to move out of the country, Belgium is still my top place to move to. It is such a beautiful country and the people are very friendly. Mum and I went over for the Christmas markets last weekend. I will do a full blog post on our trip shortly. Surprisingly, I didn’t stuff myself full of Belgian chocolate, waffles or crepes, but I did manage to knock one of my #30before30 items off the list.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I am struggling with my work/life balance. That might have been a bit obvious because of a lack of blog posts, but I am probably struggling the most that I have done in a while. We’re going through our first major project at work since I took my new role on last year, and I won’t lie, I’m feeling an immense amount of pressure. Looking back over the last year, I think I have been particularly poor at achieving balance and maintaining my physical and mental health. I can see that I need to focus on this more.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that me, Matt and my sister went ghost hunting this month. I am the resident sceptic. Every Thursday is “Ghosts on Really” (the TV channel) and is a regular fixture of our week. Matt has been into supernatural type things for a very long time, and I’m open minded about it. We headed off to Fulford House, met Francis Fulford, and then went off ghost hunting, organised by a small company called Haunted Happenings. It was an interesting evening, and I won’t say that I am a converted believer, but there are some things that I can’t work out a logical explanation for.
On the thought of scary happenings, if we were having coffee, I would tell you that I had a rather disturbing call from a researcher at Sport England. The caller themselves weren’t scary, and most of their questions weren’t, but there was a segment that made me think hard. It started off quite innocuously – age, gender, height, profession, education. All things I am comfortable with. What is my weight? Ha! No. I declined to answer that one (somehow tell you on the internet is not as bad as tell a complete stranger on the phone!). Next up: how many times in the last week have you walked briskly for more than 10 minutes? I thought hard. I was sad and slightly concerned to say “not once”. In the previous 7 days, I hadn’t walked continuously for 10 minutes at all, let alone briskly. How bad is that! There was a question about whether I had cycled. No. I don’t really like cycling. How many portions of fruit had I eaten in the last day? None. I like to think though that I redeemed myself on the next question – how many portions of veggies had I eaten in the last day? I’d obviously had something that was veg heavy and I could answer 7. I think it was part due to a salad at lunch.
So, because of work commitments, it hasn’t been my most interesting of months.
How about you? What’s new with you?