Here we are delving into February and I don’t really know where January has gone! It’s been busy, busy, busy with work and life in general and hasn’t left me much time, or energy, to focus on blogging.
I feel as though I’ve dropped the ball a bit in that respect, I haven’t had the brain space to think up posts and therefore haven’t been as active as I would have liked. I must apologise if I have missed some of your posts, it’s definitely not intentional, I just haven’t been able to keep up with reading as much as I would like either.
I started the year in a fairly positive frame of mind (new year can be a bit hit and miss for me in that respect!). I didn’t make any resolutions as such, but quietly made a goal to myself that I would try to get a bit fitter. In the previous six months or so, I had definitely let things slide. Tired of feeling like I was doing stuff just because I felt I OUGHT to do it, I stopped… it was a huge relief! But it did mean that I wasn’t exercising and I was eating whatever I felt like, because I wanted to… which was great (sooo much chocolate!!), but did nothing for my health!!
Come the new year and with a holiday looming (there’s nothing like a trip to focus the mind!) I was feeling podgy and unfit. So, with the goal of the holiday in mind, it was time to do something about it. And I’m pleased to say that I have been getting to the gym and have picked up yoga again… I’m actually really enjoying it (when I get there – the motivation does come and go!) but oh my word, it tires me out! After a long day at work, a session at the gym just about finishes me off!!
January hasn’t been all work and exercise though, I’ve had some treats thrown in for good measure too. A fabulous day spent with my wonderful friend, indulging in afternoon tea and then drinks at the gorgeous hotel, The Lanesborough in London, was a definite highlight!
I also took myself off the Destinations Show at Olympia in London, which is a huge travel exhibition, showcasing many interesting destinations around the world and travel companies selling their wares. I had a fun day wandering the stalls, chatting to people to get ideas for future trips, particularly to Africa, and listening to some of the speakers they had there. I managed to resist the urge to book any trips, but I had some interesting conversations which have definitely given me food for thought and made my travel wish list even longer!
Anyway, that’s a bit of a long-winded way of saying that I am still here, but I’ve been struggling to find the time to blog for various different reasons recently! But that’s life isn’t it? There are always ebbs and flows!
I hope you are all having a good start to the year! How has it been treating you? Was January a good /bad/ugly one?