In homage of the monthly favourites posts from various blogs & Jesse’s Diets from 1990’s classic Fast Show, I’ve cobbled together my own summary of the people, places, feelings & food that have brought joy into my often eventless wag life over the past month.
So, this July I have mostly been…
As well as being medically diagnosed with acne at the age of 31 (no, really), I am also suffering my third ear infection of 2019 & it’s bloody awful. Especially as the prescription pain meds make me violently sick & the only other relief I get is from hot drinks & a hot water bottle… In the middle of a heat wave!
Friends & Family
Long distance friendships can be tough but they also make me spoil my Hull-based bestie when I do see her. Her birthday isn’t even til November but this month I’ve already started planning her present buy purchasing us a pair of tickets to see Six at The Lowry when it tours in my hometown of Manchester. It may or may not become a full on girlie weekend of spa treatments, afternoon teas & boozy sleepovers…!
My first step onto my weight management program towards bariatric surgery was a course of therapy due to my history of depression & suicide. It’s not something I felt I needed at the time but having just finished my seven weeks of counselling before being welcomed into the weekly exercise & nutrition sessions, I feel wonderful & safe in the knowledge that this program is the one for me, caring for every part of my wellbeing throughout this life-changing process.
I was lucky enough to be gifted a full day pass for the first ever Plannerfest (more to come on that but needless to say, it was bloody brilliant!), where I tried my hand at brush lettering. Turns out it’s nowhere near as easy as it looks but I hope to take more classes on this with Mellor & Rose & master this beautiful skill.
Last month I briefly mentioned that I was having a tough time at my day job in insurance. Wow. What a difference a month can make. I now have a new manager (who actually sees my strengths), a new team (who already accept & encourage my often inappropriate sense of humor), & new role (which is the role I originally applied for over two years ago) & I feel like a new woman. I don’t want this to bite me in the arse but I’m really enjoying work right now!
I ended June with a determination that July would be a much better month &, even with the shit that life has tried to knock me down with, I’d like to say I achieved it. July has been all about the silver linings in the clouds.
Hope to see you all again for the same difference next month. Bring it on, August!
Dani | Mrs Crater x