It Lives

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I can’t believe how long it has been since I last made a posting here. The first rule of blogging - make sure you update your blog regularly. Whoops!

I’ve been busy. Very busy. Very, very busy. It has been the busiest period at work that I can remember in my 20 year career to date. Lots of long stressful days. Now, everyone has that from time to time, but it has been week after week of it and still several weeks to go I think.

As I write I’ve still not had a week off from work yet this year. And it’s June… Very nearly half way through the year, so I’m going to have my whole year’s allocation of holiday time to fit into just half of the year. I guess that should mean a good second half to the year - certainly should be better than the first!

Amid all this frantic activity I have managed to pull in some fun. A couple of days spent with friends and a few visits to places I like. This has helped to keep me sane.

My walking commute has taken a bit of a hit during this busy period. I’ve been working long hours and I’m both mentally and physically exhausted. As a consequence I’ve only been managing maybe one day walking to work in a week. I am still losing my bulk though! I’ve lost a further two inches from my waist making it a grand total of six inches gone since I started walking. I feel good about that, but nervous that I might start to slip back unless I can get back to my normal three or four days walking per week. I was really hoping that by now I’d be walking it every day. Ah well.

The photo at the top of this post was taken during a visit to Bolsover Castle a couple of weeks ago. It was a dark and wet day, but I had been working like a mad thing and I just needed to get out of the house, on my own, with my camera. I had to force myself to go, but I’m so glad I did. I had such a blast and it really helped me to unwind.

I will make an effort to get back to regular postings here again, but that all depends on me having something to say more than ‘really rough day at work today’.


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