What’s making me happy: July

What’s making me happy: July

I often think July feels like one of the longest months of the year, mainly because it’s smack bang in the middle of winter when the days are short and everyone has well and truly settled into hibernation mode – preferring the cosy comfort of home.

In the midst of this season of winter, I’m still finding plenty to smile about though…

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The enforced calm

The enforced calm

I’ve been aiming to make 2019, my year of calm. My goal was to set out and carve out more calm moments in everyday.   While I think I’ve been quite good at finding and committing to occasions of calm – 10 minutes to quietly enjoy a cup of tea, half a day to read or binge watch something, or a single night away somewhere lovely – I’ve realised I haven’t been so good at having prolonged periods of calm.

Something I didn’t mention in my second trimester diary earlier this week, is that I’ve been having a few pregnancy-induced issues with my blood pressure the last few months.   It’s resulted in semi-regular bouts of being dizzy and light-headed, feeling nauseous, and having hot flushes – often lasting several hours. It’s been something my doctor has been keeping an eye on and after a particularly prolonged ‘turn’ earlier this week she decided I needed some time out to recover, so she sent me off with a medical certificate for a few days rest…

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Second trimester diary

Second trimester diary

I can’t quite believe I’ve now hit the third trimester of pregnancy.  Instead of counting the weeks up, Adam and I counting the weeks down until we meet out little person.

The second trimester is often described as the ‘golden period’ of pregnancy – where that first trimester sickness has abated, but the aches and pains of the third trimester haven’t quite taken hold.

For me personally, it was very much a trimester of two halves…

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The best laid plans sometimes go awry

The best laid plans sometimes go awry

Sometimes things just doesn’t work out like you expected.  I’ve been a little under the weather this week, so the post I planned for today isn’t quite finished. Instead of pushing myself to get it finalised, I’m listening to my body and giving it the rest it needs. I hope you’ll forgive me.

Have a wonderful weekend, I’ll catch you on Monday. x

 

Something to share: Shetland

Something to share: Shetland

I fell a little bit in love with Scotland when I first visited in 2010 and that was further cemented during a number of holidays there in 2016 (read more here, here and here).  There was just something about the rugged scenery, stone houses and unique accent that really captured my imagination.

As a result I’ve developed a soft soft for books, movies and shows based in Scotland and my current favourite is Shetland…

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