This has felt like the loonnnggest week. I’m not even sure why, but I am ready for this weekend and SO excited to finish work today and head down to Cardiff baby, to be reunited with my pals.
Weekend in Cardiff
Tonight Dan and I are driving to Cardiff to visit the wonderful Becca and Tim and I am SO excited. After their adventures in Canada – which you can read about here on their site SnapJot – they popped round to see our hobbit hole and meet the famous Dan, but now we have a whole weekend together. I am beyond excited.
For three years Becca lived about a five to ten minute walk/drive from my house and I’m still adjusting to not seeing her regularly – I cry a sea of tears.
Becca is a bundle of hilarious, intelligent joy, Tim is definitely her match (just the Maths version) and we both can’t wait to see them and have a festive lil weekend together including watching The Grinch the Musical. Yes, really. EEEE.
Mid-week Roast Dinner
On Wednesday I decided to turn our weekly one-pot roasting tin of chicken, veg and potatoes into a full blown roast with yorkshires an’ all.
I haven’t made a roast on my own before, I mean why would I when my Mum’s roast is formed to a heavenly art. Usually Dan and I pitch in or at festive dinners at sixthform and uni we’d split the responsibilities. Timing is definitely the hardest part of the roast with two shelves and only one oven, but it just about worked.
My Yorkshires turned out so well (sense the tone of surprise) and I’m gonna perfect this art one day.
Not too shabby as a first solo attempt though.
As always, the week after print week I’m reunited with a freshly printed version of the magazine I’ve just put to bed.
This is my usual set up in the office, a big pile of magazines, my notebook, glasses, and out of shot a piping cup of green tea.
I was really happy with the December edition and that’s now seven editions of the magazine I have curated. Mad.
I can’t believe I’m working on the January 2020 edition now, as if it’s going to be 2020. How did that happen?
Long distance calls
One of my best friends lives in Gibraltar (here come the tears again) so rather than being with each other everyday at university, we now live in different countries. Every few weeks we have a lil call and exchange as much of our lives as we can remember.
We snuck in a call this week before Franky’s birthday, to catch up and have a little birthday joy without being together. I love catching up when we can, we’re both so busy living adult lives it can be hard to find time, but it is always dreamy.
Tis the season to be social
There. are. so. many. social. events. coming. up.
I ain’t complaining, but my diary is a sloppy mess of plans snuck in here and there around other events and work (boo). Baby cuddles, christmas meals, bake days and quizzes, drinks with old friends, networking, the lot. Busy times with festive wines.
Book of the week
I finally picked Circe back up; I began reading it in the summer and never got round to finishing it, even though it’s an excellent read. When Dan has been making dinner or gaming this week, instead of blogging, I’ve been reading. I’m determined to finish Circe by next week to start clocking up my total number of reads for 2019.
Happy Friday peaches.