Thursday, 11 March 2021

All That Matters Is Health And Family

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Has anyone else started worrying more about their health and that of their loved ones since the pandemic started a year ago? I certainly have. I hold my hands up and admit I am not the most healthy of people, I don't exercise, I eat way too many treats and could do with losing some weight. The current situation has made me realise that I need to change and I have slowly been making changes, like walking a lot more as I now take the dog out on a big walk most days. I am also making small changes like drinking more water, cutting down on caffeine (I used to drink a lot of coffee) and trying to eat healthier. 



I have worried about my families health more though as I am starting to realise that my dad is getting older (he is in his 60s) and so are my in-laws. They will kill me for saying it but I have noticed that they are not as agile as they used to be, you can see them struggling with stairs slightly or their legs going a bit stiff when they stand up and they tire more easily. They are fiercely independent people who are still active and working but I think in a few years we may have to start looking into supporting them a little more to enable them to carry on being independent. 

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Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Things I Loved February 2021

 

For years now I have written a monthly post of the things that I have loved from the month gone by, a sort of happy post to record things we did and things that made me happy from the month gone by. Due to the pandemic, I have not really blogged much the past year and the last time I wrote a things I loved post was back in May and before that it was in January 2020. 


2021 hasn't got off to the best of starts has it? We have started the year in our third lockdown and the children have been off school for months again. I found this lockdown so much harder than the previous two, I think it was because the weather was rubbish and home-schooling was so time-consuming this time around. Even though we have been at home and haven't been anywhere or done anything we have still had a nice time as a family, well some of the time. So here is a little look at some of the things that I loved in February 2021. 


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Tuesday, 9 March 2021

I No Longer Want A Carpet, Which Flooring Do I Choose To Replace It With

 

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Like many of us, you have probably have had it up to your eyeballs in carpet cleaning. Chances are that if you understood every little instance that would lead you to be on your hands and knees for thirty minutes trying to remove stubborn stains, you probably wouldn't have gone for it - no matter how fluffy it was at first. 


Guaranteed you have not so fond memories where mud, sauce, wine and animal prints have had you close to tears, and I bet you have at least one area of that carpet hidden from the world due to some form of an incident where discolouration has occurred.



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Monday, 8 March 2021

A Little Update 2021

 Hello, long time no see. 


It feels like forever since I last sat down and wrote a blog post. This little old blog of mine (the blog is 7 years old now) has been very neglected the past couple of years - first the wedding, starting a degree and then of course the past year we have been living through a pandemic. I just haven't had the time nor the inclination to blog apart from the odd post here and there. 


The past year has been tough, hasn't it? 


Like a lot of people my mental health has suffered, I suffer from anxiety (nope not just saying that to jump on a band waggon I genuinely have it after my mam's sudden, accidental death when I was younger). My anxiety centres around me dying and leaving my children without a mam or my children dying, I know that sounds crazy and morbid but when you lose a loved one so suddenly it changes you forever. So people dying in the news every day and hearing about people on life support machines has been a huge trigger for me, as my mam was on life support and it is not nice and it is not something you ever forget.


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