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.
So that’s it from me for the month of April. I really hope you enjoyed this rather spontaneous and chatty post from me! What’s the one thing you’ve been enjoying this month?