Friday, 29 April 2016

Altrincham Markets



Despite only having visited twice, Altrincham Markets has become one of my favourite places in Manchester. The Young Man first introduced me on a Thursday evening, after I'd had a pretty long day and was looking forward to a glass of wine. The minute I walked in, I felt relaxed and happy, despite the fact that the market hall was packed, because it reminded me so much of the Street Food market we visited in Berlin, that I was immediately transported back into that happy holiday state.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Bookshelf no.1...

Hey everyone how has your week been so far? Mine has been ok. In all honesty I haven't had the motivated jump out of bed every morning week I was hoping for after my post on Monday, but sometimes life, and your body get in the way of that and just demand one more hour of sleep. And my sleeping pattern is generally a lot better than it was at the beginning of the year, thanks in no small part to a spate of really good books. So today I thought I'd share with you some of the tales I've been reading lately.

I've been saying FOREVER that I wanted books to feature a bit more on this old blog of mine, but writing full reviews just doesn't come naturally to me, and over the past couple of years reading hasn't been a daily habit. I was always a book worm as a child, and if I pick up a good book, that's it you've lost me for the next day or two. Getting into a book isn't generally a problem for me, it's more having the intention to put the time aside to read. I get distracted by blogging, or netflixing or pinteresting. And while all these things have their own merit, nothing makes me switch off like an hour or two of reading.

So lately I've made a conscious decision to make reading something offline a daily habit (thanks habit tracker) and I've built it into my night time routine. While only putting one hour aside on an evening , means I don't devour books at the speed of yesteryear (providing I stick to a strict lights out time!) it does mean they are a more regular feature in my life, and hopefully this blog too. So here is what I've been reading lately!

Monday, 25 April 2016

Morning Monday... Spring Goals Check In...


Happy Monday folks! How are you this morning? Are you ready and raring to go? Ok in the spirit of honesty, I am writing this post from the sofa on a unday afternoon, but I'm sure you can understand that getting up on a Monday Morning early enough to whack up a pretty hefty blog post is just too damm difficult.

To be honest it isn't all that easy right now. Let me paint the picture for you. Despite having written this post about drinking just last Wednesday, I still managed to have just one too many drinks (which is probably a total of only 4 drinks) last night so I'm tired and angsty and so so full, from the huge Sunday lunch I had with my parents five hours ago. I'm currently laid out on the sofa, pyjamas on in true Sunday fashion, and the urge to netflix and nap is oh so tempting BUT... I've been really good at posting regularly recently and don't want that to stop AND I have absolutely no scheduled tweets currently lined up, so #bloggerproblems.

None of this is the ideal situation or mindset to be in when writing a hopefully gee-up-cheer-you-up Monday Morning post, but hey sometimes life is like that, sometimes you have to take the bull by the horns and decide to actively change your mind set. With this in mind, and because I feel I may need a big push of motivation this week, I thought it might be time to check in with my Spring and bigger goals for this year.

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