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Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Life Lately: May Edition!


If you've read my "May Favourites" post already, you'll know I'm so far behind with my blog posts right now. But I didn't want to skip my May monthlies, because May was an awesome month. So, humour me, and let me tell you all about what I got up to last month.

Doing...lots of flat-pack furniture building. The first weekend of May, we took a trip to Ikea for a new bookcase. We came away with a new bookcase and a new coffee table, and spent the rest of the day building our furniture. Our old friends, Barry and Margaret, came to visit and we enjoyed a lovely meal out at the local Indian. My husband, mother-in-law and I took part in a 10k walk in Bristol to raise money for Chrohns and Colitis. Such a big achievement for me. I caught up with my grandparents and went to Cardiff to see my mum. We went back to Bristol, for the third time in May, for my cousin's 16th birthday party. I still can't believe he's 16 already! Hubby and I spent a day exploring Moreton-in-Marsh on the last Bank Holiday of the month. And I spent a morning relaxing, drinking tea and eating cheesy chips with friends at a local camping/caravan park. Phew, May was quite a busy month really! Oh, I also found out I have a significant Folic Acid deficiency. So I'm on a three month course of prescription strength Folic Acid. I'm hopeful this will help both my tiredness levels and my fertility. 
Buying...a new bookcase needs new books, right? I bought SO MANY books in May that I've had to split my May-June Book Haul into three parts. I need to stop buying books now, though, because my new bookcase is basically full. Oops? 
Watching...BGT, of course. Britain's Got Talent returned to our screens last month, and it's a show I absolutely love. I enjoy getting chills from certain people's talents and performances. I adore seeing people getting the break they deserve. I love watching people make a fool out of themselves too. Seriously, why do some people even enter BGT? Are they paid to, just to make a tit of themselves? Still, at least it's entertaining!
Reading...lots of children's books. I've been revisiting my childhood in an effort to remind myself just why I love reading and to retrain my brain. Going back to basics has helped my brain relax a little and I'm now no longer so controlled by reading OCD. It's going to be a battle I'll have to fight all my life at times, but I now know I can overcome it. And that's the first step on the way to winning the war.
Spending...all my money on books. Actually, I've been spending a lot of my money in Primark. Going to Cardiff once a month means a monthly visit to one of the biggest Primarks I've ever seen. They have such a huge selection of home-ware, pyjamas, and more. Inevitably, every time I go in there I come out with a big bag of stuff!
Thinking about...my new Ban.do Agenda. After trying so many different planners this year, and not getting on with any of them, I've decided to go back to Ban.do. I never have a problem with their planners, and I fell in love with one of their new designs for the 2020 planner. It should be arriving at the end of June. And I can't wait!


My handsome hubby!

One shelf from my new bookcase.

My new kitchen home-ware. Aren't the mugs adorable?!

Unicorn Gin is fast becoming my tipple of choice.

My handsome boy using his new scratching post as a bed.

Harley looks out at his friend, sitting at the end of our path.
What did you get up to in May? 

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