Sunday ramble 2016 1

First working week of 2016 down… good work people. We made it to the first weekend and now it’s Sunday night and Monday is peeking it’s head around the corner. I was going to say looming, but actually I am really grateful to have a job that I love and have zero problem waking up for. Doesn’t hurt that my commute is pretty short… to the home office. However, I have spent many years with the Sunday night dread too so thinking of everyone with the Sunday night blues too, sending happy vibes your way!

In terms of catch ups, this is basically just going to be a bit of a waffle post. No agenda, no plans – just a bit of good old fashioned word vomit. Kind a nice way to wrap up a week and get my head in order ahead of the next one kicking off.

The week just gone has been an ok one, a little bit funny in some ways. Kicked off with all the motivation in the world then a couple of things caused some blocks and distractions so I was quickly reminded that it doesn’t just take motivation to make stuff happen.

Monty had a little operation this week (standard spay thing) so from Tuesday on I’ve been taking care of her as much as possible alongside working and getting into a routine of going to the gym. She’s doing just fine, just hoping she continues to be fine and we can get to the 10 day post op check so we can get back to walks so she’s going slightly less nuts in the day where she’s not allowed to walk very far at all.

On the gym front, I need to get on to that a lot more. I’ve been going almost every other day since late December. However, I’m still feeling pretty crappy to be honest and need to sort myself out in general. You know those times when you just think you’ve lost your sparkle for want of a better way of putting it? Who knows, maybe I never had any sparkle – but I know I just don’t feel my best. Part of it just comes down to finally pulling my finger out and making an appointment to sort my hair out, get my brows done and all that sort of stuff. Some of it will be trying to shift those extra lbs that a few too many takeaways and indulgence have left hanging around. Some of it is in my head and just something I need to just shake off. In the wise words of Taylor Swift.

One of the downsides of the blogging land is the comparison factor. Sure, in many ways we’re all doing our own thing and should just get on with it. But from time to time you can’t help but see what others are doing and either have that ‘man, wish I thought of that’ or ‘gah, why can’t I look as fab as they do in photos’ type thoughts – all the way to straight up jealousy. The break over Christmas and New Year really was refreshing, but it’s all too easy to slip back into that negative comparison frame of mind. I really am determined to kick that little comparison voice in my head’s butt this year and use those moments to spur me on rather than feel bad!

This week I have been mostly ….

Listening to: Craig David – glad to hear everyone’s back on the CD bandwagon with me.

Eating: Lots of amazing food cooked by Ollie from the Jamie Oliver US cookbook

Wearing: Minimal make-up and slouchy clothes. Fail.

Doing: Taking care of Monty after her operation.

Mission for next week… Get that hair appointment sorted and get the whole New Year – New ‘do thing happening.



  1. January 11, 2016 / 7:17 am

    I need to make a hair & brow appointment too – everything seems better with good hair & brows! My Dad’s birthday is this week & I also still have far too many Christmas treats left in the house due to being ill over Christmas so my healthy eating will properly kick in later this week! Happy Monday! xx


  2. January 11, 2016 / 10:46 am

    Can’t get enough of Craig David either! The first week in January is always a tough one, you can do it! Comparing yourself to others is far too easy, but remember some people will compare themselves to what you have! x

    Kirstie | Kirstie Pickering

    • Jen
      January 11, 2016 / 10:48 am

      So very true. Sometimes I find just talking/writing about it helps to shake the negative feeling off! But if I’m ever feeling down I’ll just put on a little Craig David and it will perk me right back up again!

  3. January 11, 2016 / 11:12 am

    First of all I loooove this type of post I value honesty soooo much it’s so refreshing. Craig David! boy that takes me back x

  4. January 11, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    It made me so pleased to hear my 17 year old listening to Craig David’s mix of Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself! Feels great when you actually did something cool BEFORE they did! I know exactly what you mean about the blog envy thing. I’m not a natural creative so I struggle to compose photos and I just have to accept that I’m never going to look like Rosie Londoner haha. Hope Monty’s on the mend xx

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