Sunday, 30 October 2022
Tuesday, 25 October 2022
Time has been a bit of a distorted concept these days. At least, it has been in my book. The days are passing by at the speed of light, yet the weeks do tend to creep along at a snail's pace, seemingly taking forever to reach the weekend. Then, without fail, Saturday and Sunday whizz by and before I can catch my breath it's Sunday evening with another working week just a short night's sleep away.
Having been utterly spoiled in the last two years, when first my working week was reduced to two and then three days during the pandemic, followed by four-day weeks courtesy of heaps of leftover holiday allowance, my current five-day weeks are nothing but a pain. I've been able to take Friday afternoons off once or twice, but I'm missing my Friday sleep-ins and leisurely breakfasts, followed by the luxury of a whole extra day to do as I please. I'll be going back to four days as soon as my colleague is back and then, hopefully, I'll be able to make it a permanent fixture.
Thursday, 20 October 2022
Whatever the weather, it definitely wouldn't have scuppered our plans, as they involved an indoor activity.
Saturday, 15 October 2022
Lately, I've been feeling a bit low and out of sorts, and in spite of sending out an S.O.S. for my get-up-and-go which I seem to have lost somewhere along the way, it has yet to be returned to me.
It has been a rough couple of months to say the least. The disruptive building work next door - News Flash: the wall still isn't finished and our garden is still looking like a building site! - has a lot to answer for this. As does the fact that I'm on my own in the office until end of October at the very least, with only myself and the stoically silent walls to talk to. Add a more than generous amount of rain and dawn arriving a couple of minutes later each day and at times it's all I can do to crawl out of bed in the morning. And that's before the daily headlines bombarding us with yet another round of bad news.
But I'm sure that's not what you came her for, so I'd better stop my moaning. Let's have a look at some of my outfits instead, shall we?
At least I can still find joy in getting dressed, even if sometimes inspiration doesn't come as easily as it did before.