Posted in Musings

Happy 4th Birthday!

I can’t believe it’s been four years since I started this little blog. I remember it as if it were yesterday, sitting in the Uni library fretting that I only had a couple of months to go before my second last year was over and I created Adventures of a Perpetual Student to document it.

Then it stalled many times.

And it has continued to stall many times.

Anyway, that’s really just me. When I have something important to say I say it, but I’m trying to get more into the habit of writing consistently.

Alas, here’s to another four years of more content, more travels and more coffee.

e x

Posted in life

Moving into 2020!

Happy New Year!

I’ve been ridiculously busy and was ill (again) around Christmas time. Only had a couple of days off work and then into the new year… I beat the post-Christmas blues by taking two weeks holiday from work – and moving house!

It’s been hard and I’m nowhere near completely moved yet, but I have all the big important things in and now everything is functioning properly. (Had some issues with the boiler, because in a past life I must have done something to dishonour them).

My bookcases are up, but mostly empty; my dining table is up, but no chairs built yet; my study room has desks, but no equipment yet. And I’m back to work tomorrow, but it’s fine. Have roped the parentals in to helping move stuff a little at a time from each of their houses, and my brother is a flat-pack assembling machine. I feed them, don’t worry.

I don’t really have any pictures to show of it yet, other than cooking in my new kitchen! But once it’s all fixed up then it’s going to be flat-spam all the way.

In the meantime, I’ve drawn up a huge list of blog topics I want to crack on with this year, scary things are happening around the world, but it’s also important to remember the good things and celebrate happy moments. So here’s a spectacular sunset for you to enjoy:

View from my window… worth the rent!

e x

Posted in Health, life

Happy New Year! 2019!

Best wishes to all for the new year, I hope it started well and the resolutions haven’t been scrapped already!

I had such plans for starting 2019, being super organised, eating well, sleeping well, and getting a ton of work completed early. But I got ill on Boxing Day… and I’ve been out of it since then.

It began with a sore throat I assumed was related to the bottle of prosecco on Christmas day, but I’d ate loads of dinner so I shouldn’t have felt badly. Then I became worse as the time went on, achy, headaches, fever, shivers, and the dreaded sinus attack. I’ve also spent the last six days not being able to smell or taste anything, which makes eating chore-like and definitely not fun. I even resorted to eating JalapeƱos out of the jar, but unable to smell nor taste them.

I seem to finally be a bit better today insofar as I can sort of taste again, but my energy levels have plummeted, I tried to organise some books and paperwork, then had to lie down for a half an hour feeling woozy.

I don’t do ill well. If something afflicts me from the neck down, I’m okay because I can still use my head and get on with other work or study; but getting a cold or a sinus infection ruins everything… All I’ve been able to do is read and nap a lot.

Just wanted to check in with you all, I hope everyone else is staying healthy, we’ve got some year ahead of us!

e x