The week that was: Week 47

The week that was: Week 47

I have the day off! Hurrah! Today I’m going to buy some more leggings, because trousers and tights are just not cutting the mustard these days, and some cheap boots, so that I can wear the leggings like trousers. My belly feels so enormous these days. When I’m lugging myself out of bed three/four times a night, I feel like Godzilla or some other big beast that can crush entire city streets just by stepping on them. I’m also going to see the Hunger Games with my parents and then am having dinner with the NCT group. Yay.

Then I just have ONE more week of commuting to go. I cannot wait to stop having to get on my busy train every morning and rushing through Victoria to catch the train every evening.

Next week is also Thanksgiving. I have so, so much to be thankful for this year – I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. I’ll probably write an entire post on this, but really, so much has changed in the last year in my life, it’s kind of crazy!

What I’ve been reading this week:

  • I’m reading a thriller for work. It’s not out until October next year, so there’s not much point saying which one. Especially as I ALMOST gave up on it. It’s SO GORY. But it feels like we’ve passed the gory phase and are into plot, so enjoying it more now.
  • I love the Symmetry Breakfast Instagram account. Their breakfasts are always so beautiful and bright and creative! Definitely helping to inspire my own #30Breakfasts project
  • I would like to transpose the entirety of the Future Kept shop to my home, please.
  • Did you see the incredibly condescending Barbie Engineer book? These responses made me laugh. A lot.
  • Interesting article on The Telegraph from a stay-at-home mum, justifying (as she feels she has to) her decision. I am pretty certain I’ll be going back to work at some point next year. This is for two reasons – one, our finances – two salaries will definitely be better than one, even if we’re shelling out for childcare. And two, because when my baby goes to school in a few years time, I want to be in a position where I’m already in work and not trying to re-enter the workplace. But… I can already feel how quickly my time off for maternity leave is going to go, and seeing friends go back to work and try to negotiate the childcare options, I can already feel how much I’m not going to want to go back. Not because I don’t want to go back to my job, which I love, but because it’s just going to be so hard to leave the baby behind! And when they are older, I feel like I’m going to miss so much of their life by being away from home, even if they’re at school for half that day. Or at least, that’s how I feel right now. I haven’t met him/her yet, so you never know, I might be desperate to leave the house!
  • This documentary, starring my uni friend Bhanu, looks so interesting – Who Owns Yoga?
  • I love the NHS
  • I signed up for Quidco a couple of weeks ago after my friend Sam was horrified that I hadn’t joined, given how much stuff we’ve been buying online for the loft. So I registered, and haven’t already made back £26!! With all the Christmas shopping I’m going to be doing online this year, I should be getting quite a lot back in the end. If you want to try it out (and make me £2.50 in the process!) sign up here.

Have a great weekend!

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