Pyjamas All Day.

Currently still in my pyjamas, on the sofa with a blanket on me, a cat snuggled beside my left leg and one laying on my chest. I am ill, I have been in for over a week with a really bad cold which has felt like the flu (but not as severe), this has resulted in me taking 4 days off over 6 days. Now as I am a contracted worker this means that I don’t get paid for any sick days that I have so the next two pay slips are going to be crap! Yey!

I thought, as I lay here on the sofa, my lungs feeling weak and my cough sounding like an old dog barking that I might do a wee update post. It’s been a while, some months since I posted I thought why not update my blog with the many goings on on my life (I lie, there are hardly any…). So here goes..

I’m still in my temp job which has been extended until the end of April, which only gives me a couple of months to secure a permanent job, this is not stressing me out at all. NOT ONE BIT. NO STRESS HERE, BUDDY!

I’ve rediscovered my love of reading and books with the thanks to the library. I used to love reading and then I got a Kindle and I realised I didn’t read as much because I actually loved holding a book in my hand and turning a page. I’m currently reading The Acid House, by Irvine Welsh (side note, my cousin was one of the producers on the film, which I’ve still not seen…). I’ve also read Girl Unknown, The Inner Fix and I’ve got The 4 Week Body Blitz currently out on loan, unfortunately I’ve been to ill to start it BUT that will change shortly when I’m fighting fit.

Last year I dropped quite a few lbs which has resulted in my body shape changing and me feeling so much better (*please ignore the fact that I am currently ill), I’ve been wanting to drop the weight that so sneakily creeped up on me over the past few years and with the impending ‘Marshall / Wilson’ wedding I wanted to make sure I look decent in a pretty dress! I’ll be keeping up the lifestyle of exercise and healthier eating long after the wedding (fo’ life, yo!).

Speaking of wedding, it seems that after being engaged for over a year we have finally decided to get married this year. THIS YEAR, 2018. In under 10 months to be precise, we’ve provisionally booking our wedding date and it seems that we will be signing on the dotted line this coming Sunday. I’m looking forward to actually getting it booked so we can start to put things together and organise all the bits and bobs that go with organising and planning a wedding. Like most, if not all ‘brides / grooms to be’ I have an Amazon Wish list and a Pinterest full of ideas.

Well I think I’m going to leave the post here as I’m feeling pretty tired and might head back up to bed for a well needed snooze.

See ya! 🀧

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What I’m Reading: The Red Queen By Philippa Gregory

I bought this book months ago when I was in Norwich and have only got round to reading it! This is the second Philippa Gregory book that I have read, the first being ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ which is an amazing read, a MUST!

She has a whole collection of books but this one took my fancy, I should have started with ‘The White Queen’ as this is a series (The Cousin’s War) of books and ‘The Red Queen’ being the second. Β I have only just started reading it so I can’t comment too much, but what I have read I have enjoyed.

I will leave you with a synopsis and a picture of the book:

“The second book in Philippa’s stunning new trilogy, The Cousins War, brings to life the story of Margaret Beaufort, a shadowy and mysterious character in the first book of the series – The White Queen – but who now takes centre stage in the bitter struggle of The War of the Roses. The Red Queen tells the story of the child-bride of Edmund Tudor, who, although widowed in her early teens, uses her determination of character and wily plotting to infiltrate the house of York under the guise of loyal friend and servant, undermine the support for Richard III and ultimately ensure that her only son, Henry Tudor, triumphs as King of England. Through collaboration with the dowager Queen Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret agrees a betrothal between Henry and Elizabeth’s daughter, thereby uniting the families and resolving the Cousins War once and for all by founding of the Tudor dynasty.”