Coffee Date

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

If we had a coffee date I'd tell you that.......

Since my return from my holiday I've been rather absent from the blogging world. I found this link up to Alissa's Coffee Date at Rags To Stitches via Alesha at Blessed to Be a Blessing. Alesha was the lovely lady whom I was a blog angel for, but even though the project has finished I'm still following and supporting her. 

Anyway, I thought this would be a good way to get back into things and give you a general update on what's been happening.

Well as you know I spent 2 glorious weeks in Cuba. I left my blog in very capable hands with some lovely guest posters whilst I was away and I hoped you enjoyed reading them. Obviously I was unable to access the internet whilst I was away, and when I got home I had so much unpacking, washing etc to do. I also had to take my poorly pooch to the vet. He had a pea sized lump on his head which has had to be removed (along with his manly bits) and I was feeling rather guilty for  leaving him for so long then doing that to him - so I've spent a lot of time at home looking after him.

I was also very much dreading going back to work. I really struggle to get on with my boss and I felt sick at the thought of going home. Since returning to work she's been ok with me, as I think she's realised how busy I am by how much she's had to cover in my absence, but I know this won't last for long. My department is also undergoing a restructure and a new team is being created which I really want to get into but there's a lot of stiff competition so that's another anxiety.

I've also been thinking alot about what I want from life and how I want it to be. We saw a lot of weddings in our hotel, and went to one recently, which has made us think a lot about our own wedding plans. It does become difficult to keep batting off all the "have you set a date yet" and "so when you having children"  type questions. These are both things that we want as a couple and although there's a part of me that still wants to go out in skyscraper heels and dance on tables, there's another side that wants to snuggle up with a takeaway and the dog getting fat. It's obviously about finding the right balance. 

I've sort of lost my blogging mojo recently. To some extent I think my other half is pleased about this. Although he says he's glad I've found a hobby I enjoy - aside from reading - he does complain it takes up rather a lot of my time. I've also struggled with my work load alongside my blog too, both before my holiday and since. I have a few posts planned, but whereas before I felt I was good at posting very regularly, they make be a little less frequent, at least for the next month.Hopefully you will all stick with me, and I will get back into the swing of things. I've been in touch with one or two bloggy friends, and I'm best reached via twitter - in fact I'd love you all to tweet me to let me know what sort of things you want to see on my blog and general words of encouragement! I've also commissioned some design work for my bog which I cannot wait to share with you all once it's been perfected!

Just as an extra note - I reached my target weight before I went on holiday, however I did gain a little whilst I was away - a while 3 1/2lbs!!!! Not bad for two weeks all inclusive eh?

If we had a coffee date what would you tell me?

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