1st of August
Hi all, can’t believe it’s Thursday already & August! Time sure does fly! Apologies for the lack of blogs this week, I’ve been pressing the self care button as I was feeling rather cream crackered & just too tired for my #FND brain to compose anything!
So this blog will be a bit of a roundup of the week so far
The start of the week started with a bit of an engineer mare! Not to bore you but basically the bed engineer & BT were both due to come between 8am-1pm Monday so I got ready for 8am which isn’t alsways easy with #FND as getting ready takes time! Anyway during the morning I decided to call both companies to get a narrowed down eta time only to find that neither were coming! Good job I made the phone call huh! So bed engineer was Re scheduled for Tuesday & BT for Wednesday. Again 8am-1pm! I did however have a visit from Careline at 9:30pm Monday evening to check my equipment as my alarm keeps going off. The guy that came out though was more a first responder rather than a technical equipment person. I’ve spoken to them this morning & they’re calling back to let me know if I need a new wrist alarm as mine seems over sensitive, which doesn’t bother them at all they say it doesn’t matter how many times a day they check on me as long as I’m ok.
For those of you who have asked or are wondering why I needed a bed engineer it’s because I have an electric pillow raiser. Basically it’s like a cheaper version of the hospital bed system. I press a button & the back rest raises to the desired angle, I press another button & it lays down again. The problem at the moment is the pipe won’t stay in so I keep deflating 🤪 this is a really useful piece of equipment for me for when my right side is feeling really weak & also when my back is very painful.
Lol sorry if that little update was totally boring lol but keeping it real #ADayInTheLife & all that! 🤣
Anyway Monday the sun was shining & it was perfect for little man & me to enjoy the pool so that is what we did for the day! Also tried out the pool hammock chair which is so cool! Dinner was taken care of as we played in the pool, courtesy of my slow cooker, yummy meatballs gently cooking all afternoon, I remembered to use the cooker liners this time 👍🏻 so much easier!
So on Tuesday as I pulled back the patio doors, the sun greeted me & looking out to the garden I felt as though I were in a villa on holiday. My sun lounger with umbrella looking inviting, almost encouraging me to sit & start another book; the pool anticipating more fun later in the day. The best thing of all is there is no need for a mad rush to lay down my towel on the sunlounger to claim the best spot & it’s wonderfully quiet! Mine & little mans spot of paradise, our sanctuary & the thing that makes it feel even more like a holiday is the fact we are just a few minutes from the beach. This is our first summer in this home & I have to say we’re loving it!
Which got me thinking how hygge it is! That feeling you get when you’re happy, comfortable & completely content in the moment. Hygge isn’t just for winter lol the Danish ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures takes on a whole new life in the summer.
Flowers from the garden 👇🏻
Picking fresh flowers from the garden to fill vases indoors, getting in touch with nature & using the time when watering the garden as time of mindfulness. To really look at how the blooms are changing, tending to the dead heads & nurturing the flowers & shrubs so they keep flourishing. Engaging all the senses whilst tending to my kitchen garden, it might be small but it’s my ‘homegrown’ produce & there was nothing more satisfying the other evening than cooking the beans freshly cut from the planter. Thinking of ways to use my herbs in dishes & taking time to enjoy their scent. This is mindfulness & hygge all in one!
Summer hygge is fun, enjoying a glass of wine in the garden & alfresco eating. Reading a book whilst listening to the birds chirping or going to the beach & taking a spontaneous picnic & looking for shells (scroll down to see earlier post to read about our shell jenga game).
Looking out to my garden whilst writing this I have to say this is the loveliest garden I’ve ever had. I love that fact the layout has enabled me to create different hygge nooks. Different spaces to sit & each one giving a different viewpoint of the garden. It feels very hygge & for that I feel blessed!
The bed engineer I’m pleased to report turned up & has given me a brand new machine! 👍🏻
Tuesday was a sad day, my friend called me from the hospital to say she’d just been diagnosed with breast cancer. Life is so cruel dammit, cancer is such a biatch! No words are going to make her feel better right now as she processes this news other than I’m right here by her side & will be every step of the way.
She then rang me again to say there is a prosecco festival in September & we need to go! Lol I’ve had so many friends contact me about this 😂 will be a good way to all get together to celebrate our friendships & my birthday next month. 🥂
Wednesday was a bit of a nothing day, I was feeling zombie tired & was grateful for 🦸♂️ coming over he bought me some beautiful sunflowers & then he looked what I had in my fridge & within half an hour had dished up a carbonara in front of me (I ate it before I remembered a pic!) and then announced that he was going to try making meringues for the first time with the left over egg whites from the carbonara! These took about an hour & a half to cook so watched Beverley Hills Cop 👮♂️OMG how old is this film 🤣 but I stayed awake! Sometimes you just need to watch something you don’t need to concentrate on!
And so onto today; I slept for 11 hours last night so woke feeling more human, it always helps 😂 Careline called me to say they’re bringing me a new wrist alarm next week, result 👍🏻 & me & little man have just been having a chillaxing day.
One of my twitter pals sent me a lovely parcel, a funny Mindfulness book & a tree of life pendant!
Such a lovely surprise & brightened my day!
The sun came out this afternoon so little man & me got in the pool & had fun playing & relaxing on the pool hammock & enjoyed eating watermelon ice lollies yum
So there you have it, my week so far! Hope yours has been good & I hope August is kind to all!
Until the next time!
#Namaste M x