Last week was good. REALLY good. I can’t think of one time where I felt fed up, bored or restless and that is something to smile about.
I think it’s down to a few things but I did something last week that I haven’t done in a while and I forgot how much I loved it. I played netball and I honestly got a spring in my step that I felt like I haven’t had in a while. It might just have been the endorphins going around my body from the exercise but it was great to do something that I love, and something that I haven’t done in so long. I’ll tell you more about that in a minute though, here’s what else I was loving last week.
A night in with trashy TV, chocolate and good friends? That was Monday night all over as Kate, Beverley and I hung out in my flat and chatted about life and what we’ve been up to lately. It was just what I needed and I love that I have friends close by that can just pop round for a cuppa and a natter.
So, for such a long time I’ve been wanting to get back into netball. It’s a sport I played at first school, so like from 8 years old, all the way up to university and it was a pretty big part of my life with training 2 times a week and a match or two through the week too. But then I left university, went travelling and never got back into it. Until now. Back To Netball sessions have started up again in Leeds and it’s the perfect environment to get back into the game without the pressure of super good players whizzing around you. I already can’t wait for next week’s session and hopefully it’s something that will become a regular part of my routine because it’s crazy how happy running after a ball like a hyper puppy can make me.
The boyfriend’s family, lifelong family friends and 2 small kids is pretty intimidating right? Yeah it is, and that’s what I did at the weekend. It was pretty fun though and included a retirement party, a lot of good music and even better company. I’m glad that relationship hurdle of meeting the family is over though, I always find it such a nerve-wracking experience!
I remember going to see the red squirrels at Formby years ago with my Dad and my sister. Unfortunately, their numbers were reduced dramatically when they got a disease but they’re definitely back and fighting fit now! Chris and I saw 17 squirrels on Saturday, plus a buzzard and a woodpecker around this National Trust woodland.
Being so near the coast it would have been rude not to have gone for a walk along the beach on Saturday afternoon. It was really windy but it was so nice to be by the sea and have a walk on the sand.
I’m not proud of it but I slept until about 1pm on Sunday. I wasn’t feeling too great and missed out on a brunch date I’d been looking forward to but I needed to sleep and there are just certain times you need to listen to your body. It was much needed and 7 hours later, I was fast asleep again! Talk about a snoozy Sunday!
Comfort food to the extreme was needed on Sunday afternoon and is there actually any better comfort food than macaroni cheese with crispy bacon? I don’t think so and what a delight it was to chow down on that after not eating anything apart from a couple of Werther’s Originals on Sunday.
What have you all been up to this week? Next week I’ve got my birthday and a 3-day weekend to look forward to and I can’t wait!