I feel like I haven’t done a weekly round up in absolutely ages. I think blogging has fallen by the wayside in general a bit recently, sorry about that. I’ve been a bit crazy at work and it’s taken up a lot of my time.
One of the reasons why I’ve been so busy is that I’ve been planning a work trip to Africa and I’m flying off there tomorrow! I’m going on a challenge trip to Zambia which involves canoeing down the Zambezi River for three days and then volunteering at a lion conservation project for another three days. It’s going to be amazing but it does mean I’m going to be away from all civilisation for nearly two weeks, digitally anyway. So there’ll be nothing on the blog (sorry I haven’t had any time to schedule anything) or on social media from me during that time unfortunately.
I’m going to be documenting the trip on behalf of Cats Protection if you want to see what I’m up to though. The photo above shows a fraction of the equipment I’m taking. Keep an eye on the Instagram account at www.instagram.com/catsprotection and the Twitter account at https://twitter.com/cpcatchampions
Back to my personal life, I’ve been trying to be positive about the changing of the seasons by focusing on the things I do like about it. But to do that, I first need to look at the things I don’t like. Stay with me here. I don’t cope with the cold terribly well. I’m just not built for it, I really feel the cold. Maybe it’s the Caribbean blood. I think I have bad circulation too, as in any season other than summer, my hands and feet are often ice cold and it takes a lot to warm them up. This means that the slightest knock to my fingers or toes kills too. It makes doing anything really uncomfortable and it also means I struggle to want to do anything socially outside of work. I get home, it’s dark and I don’t want to go outside again. Ok rant over.
So. Back to the positive things. I’m focusing on comfort. Comfort and warmth and things that make me feel happy. Admittedly it’s not that cold yet, but when I am home I’ve been enjoying lighting a nice scented candle, putting on comfy clothes and snuggling under a blanket. I’ll have a hot cup of tea, read a book (ahem, Kindle), watch some good TV (autumn is brilliant for TV!) or write in a journal (I started doing morning pages recently but I treat it as a bit of a journal and write in it occasionally). These are the nice things that I look forward to. And as it does get colder, I’ll ramp up the heat with a hot water bottle (yes, I might be an old lady but I’m a cold old lady!) and start knitting again (I’m really not helping myself here am I?!) and surround myself with all the things that bring me joy.
And these are the things I’ll look forward to doing when I get back from Zambia too. I have a few days off work when I get back to recover and I think I’ll be getting into my pyjamas and not moving!
Hope you, all my lovely readers are well!