So I've been feeling a bit sorry for myself and not been getting up to as much as I would have liked.
It's been especially frustrating as I have (finally) got myself a job, which starts a week on Monday, so I had been hoping to make the most of my last weeks of freedom.
I'm going to be working for the local University, engaging with local companies who have been involved in a University project to find out the benefits they got out of working with the Uni. It's actually only a three month contract to start with, with the possibility of extension, but it's definitely the best (only) offer I've had all year!
It's sounds like a really interesting role, but on of the best things (other than getting paid) is that it's only a five minute walk away from the house :)
It's also been an excuse to do some clothes shopping, which I haven't really been able to do for a long time as I haven't had an income. Even though it was only work clothes it was still nice to be able to treat myself. I mostly bought trousers as I have tops that are work appropriate but the only trousers I really have are jeans that I obviously can't get away with in an office. I might get around to taking some photos for you to see when I'm feeling less bloated and obese.
It has got rather cold here as well this week - so as well as being ill I've been staying inside to avoid the cold. I'm hoping the office where I'll be working has got good heating :/
The cold isn't all bad though as it means we get to put the fire on and get snuggled up in a blanket. The animals (cat and dog) are definitely on board with that plan too- they're either trying to psych each other off of my blanket or spreading themselves out in front of the fire. They aren't the best of friend, but their mutual love of warmth had brought them closer together than ever these past few days.
|Warm Winter Fire. Pickle cat sprawled in front of the fire. Alf asleep on my coat.|
I've also been doing quite a lot of crochet again, it's a good snuggly winter evening activity :) I've been working on some animal xmas baubles that are quite easy but super cute. The pattern is an original design by All About Ami which you can find here, there are also loads of other great designs and helpful hints and tips all really well illustrated with photos.
|Cute Crochet Panda Xmas Bauble|
I'm on my own this evening as the parents are away in Vietnam and Pete is out seeing a friend who has come up to climb in Snowdonia. Evenings on your own only mean one thing - personal indulgence :) Not wanting to tempt fate, but my stomach is feeling the best it has done in 2 days, so I might go and treat myself to a mug cake!
Hope you are all well,