Hey! Remember me? It’s been quite some time since my last post, over a month to be exact. If you’re a long time reader, you may have read that in recent months I’ve been trying to focus on myself and my health a little more, and as a part of that I took a little bit of time offline to rest and recuperate. I work on the internet and blog as a hobby, which means although it’s something I love, it can become overwhelming and generally not that healthy, especially when you end up spending more hours a day online than off. My little break away turned out to be the perfect antidote and I’m feeling inspired to get going and start writing again. Before I dig in, I thought I’d share a little snippet of what I’ve been up to…
August was a bit of a funny month with a few extremely busy periods, followed by a few periods of nothing at all (which are definitely my favourite. The slower days included…
…working on my garden and cutting back lavender, resulting in fragrant stems drying in preparation for their new life in scented pouches to sew when I have a spare day.
…cocktails with friends and well needed catchups after far too long
…a new planner to start the academic year, and finally feeling organised
…an actual sunday lie in, and a good book
& plenty of puppy lovin.
Since my last post, we had a little weekend adventure at WOMAD festival. It’s one of my favourites, and I used to go religiously every year but for the last few, life seemed to get in the way. I’m SO glad we booked tickets as a weekend tech-free in a field was exactly what we needed, and despite the mud and very little sleep, we left feeling strangely refreshed. We met up with old friends and magically felt as though no time had passed at all since we last got together, despite it being over five (!) years in reality. We drank chai in the woods and ate all sorts of wonderful things, and danced for hours in torrential rain with strangers to Toots & the Maytals, and the whole thing was pure magic.
Our biggest adventure, as you may have seen on my instagram was a trip to Charleston, South Carolina. I’m only sharing a small snippet now as I have many photographs to share, as I’m sure you can imagine! It was just Loz and I visiting by ourselves for the first time, and it was wonderful being in a place I know so well with someone who doesn’t. We played tourists and explored as much of the city as we could in our time there, and ate as many pancakes as we could possibly imagine.
After a month away, I’m feeling a little better, I’m full of ideas and am ready to rediscover my love for blogging. I feel more like myself after taking some time off the rather manic mess that the internet can be sometimes. I’ve deleted twitter from my phone and feel a strange sense of freedom for not having the urge to check it 24/7. I’m learning that I don’t have to be permanently connected to what may be going on around the world and in everyone else’s lives, and that actually, life is a lot more fun when you can stay right here, and focus on what is happening around you.
So thanks for sticking with me, it’s good to be back!