A Night at the Ballet

When I started working in London, both my mum and I said we should make the point of going to the theatre more. We both love it, and with me already being in the city, it’s just a matter of meeting after work and going to see a show.

We started looking out for discounted tickets (everyone loves a bargain, right?) and been able to see/book a few things.

A couple of weeks ago, we went to see a ballet! I’ve seen a few previously, but not for years and never in London. It was exciting!

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Escape to nature: Centre Parcs

Last month, my family and I had a week in Centre Parcs. We did it a couple of years ago and all thoroughly enjoyed it.

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We were so lucky with the weather! It was the first May bank holiday and it was a glorious week. I didn’t expect to be in shorts all week on a holiday in the UK. There were lots of long walks – partly because I was determined to get my steps in and partly because if you can’t go for a long walk around a lake in the middle of a forest, then where can you?

Personally, I really enjoyed the break from a city and escaping into nature.

It was a lovely week and nice to spend time together as a family. It was a mixture of activities, chilling and far too much food.

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Mental health: Anxiety

I have anxiety. There, I’ve said it. A mild form no doubt compared to most people. But it still affects my life. It still stops me saying yes to things because it is a break in my schedule, my routine, and heaven forbid that I get behind on those jobs that only make sense to me.

I wasn’t certain I wanted to go to uni. I got swept up, went…and hated it. I dropped out after a term and crashed hard into depression. I lost two dress sizes because I wasn’t eating and I couldn’t engage with anything.

After a year, I made the decision to return. A different uni and a different course, one that embraced my passions. Starting my Film and Writing degree was the best decision I’ve made.

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Up and Coming: June

Up and Coming

I’m pulling my exhausted self together to write this post because I’m trying to be productive and achieving more during the week.

You can just sense my enthusiasm, can’t you?

Nah, I’m kidding!

I’m still on a blogging buzz at the moment and am making the most of it while I can. That’s why I’m pushing myself.

I might have also promised myself a writing day on Sunday if I get everything else achieved during the week and my target at the moment is three posts a week. It works as good motivation.

So here we go!

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Weekend Rescue

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Working full-time has its ups and downs. As hard as I try, I’m not very good at self-care during the week.

By the time it gets to a Friday night, my skin feels dry, it looks drained and look as exhausted as I feel.

Lately, I’ve been using the weekends as a pick-me-up. My target is to start the week physically feeling better than I ended it.

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Book Haul (May)

It wasn’t my fault!

Honest, it wasn’t.

I only went onto The Works to buy a friend’s birthday present. And the next thing I know, seven books just happen to have jumped in my basket, and still been there when I checked out.

Actually, only six jumped in. Then I was under the postage, so naturally I had to go and find another.

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I forgot how cheap books from The Works are. Admittedly, you can’t always find what you’re after. But on this occasion, not only did I find something I had only just decided the day before I was going to buy, I also found books that I’ve been struggling to get hold of.

With seven new books taking pride of place on my bookshelf, that could only mean one thing: book haul time!

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Top four science-fiction novels

On Monday, I’m posting a review to conclude my first science-fiction series. It’s only been in the last year or so that I’ve shifted my reading habits and have indulged in numerous science-fiction novels.

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I’ll be honest: most have been because of a blog tour or because the publisher/author contacted me directly. I’m not certain I would have chosen them on my own. But I’ve enjoyed them all and the more I read, the more I’m figuring out what type of science-fiction I like.

In kind of a mini-celebration to completing my first series – all the others up until now have been stand-alone novels, I thought I would share (again) my top four that I have reviewed lately.

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