Things have been a little bit quieter than usual on the blog over the past few weeks, and as I had some free time this Saturday morning, I decided to spend some time on my little corner of the web and update you on all the little bits that have been going on in my life whilst I haven’t been so active on my blog. So, where have I been?
1. I re-joined my old pen friends club
Work has been pretty SUPER busy over the last few weeks (I’m currently helping to organise a conference, and helping design a Masters degree amongst many other things!), so I’ve been enjoying spending some time away from all things tech when I get home – and hence, blogging slightly less. A few weeks ago I’d mentioned that I would be re-joining my old pen friends club in my post on ‘8 things you can do the old-fashioned way‘, and I have been spending quite some time writing letters to my new pen friends. I just love sitting down to write a good old handwritten letter – it’s incredibly relaxing, especially after looking at my computer/phone screen all day, and also a fantastic way of making new friends from all over the world! Let me know if you’d be interested in a more detailed blog post about this.
2. I turned 26
Back at the beginning of the month, on 3rd April, I celebrated my 26th birthday. It still feels so strange saying that I’m now 26 – it takes a few weeks/months of getting used to your new age after your birthday, doesn’t it!? When I was younger and imagined myself as a 26 year old, I had a slightly different picture in my head of what I’d be like by now – but I guess it’s the same for most of us, right? I celebrated my birthday by going out for a meal at one of my favourite restaurants with my family although things didn’t completely go to plan as just a few minutes after we arrived at the restaurant, there was a power cut in the area and we could only order food from a small section of the menu! This wasn’t all that bad though as we all got to eat pizza that was baked in a traditional stone oven, YUM!! The following weekend I spent a couple of days in London as a birthday treat where I did lots of shopping with my mum (haul coming soon!) and spent a lovely day out with my boyfriend.
3. I’ve been watching a bit too much Netflix
Towards the end of last year I was sort of losing interest in Netflix as there wasn’t much on there that I was enjoying watching. However, fast forward a few months and I’ve been spending a bit too much time on Netflix lately! I finally finished watching all 4 seasons of Peaky Blinders which I would highly recommend (although season 4 wasn’t on Netflix, booooo!). I’m also loving the fact that Bake Off is now on Netflix so I can re-watch all my Mary Berry faves, and I’ve also really been enjoying Collateral (great if you love a good murder that isn’t too scary!), Big Dreams Small Spaces (letting my inner 80 year old come out by watching this super chilled out gardening show) and Mary Portas: Secret Shopper (WHY OH WHY ARE THERE ONLY 3 EPISODES OF THIS ON NETFLIX!). I’d love to know what you’ve been loving on Netflix too! Please send me any recommendations you may have.