July Gratitude List

Thursday, 30 July 2020

July has been a bit of an odd month and I've struggled a bit throughout it. My husband went back to work right at the beginning of the month which has also meant that my daughter has had to go back to my parent's house for child minding as I'm currently still working from home and trying to work with a two year old has proved impossible in the past! So I'm back to being alone in the house with the exception of the dogs (colleagues of the month they are), throw in the fact that my husband's car got written off after a car accident and it's fair to say that I've struggled with the lack of company and too much time to overthink. However, these posts are meant to reflect on the good things that have happened this month, so here I am, chatting through everything that made me smile this month...

Visiting waterfalls. I don't know why, but we've been visiting a lot of waterfalls lately and we're always on the lookout for another one to visit! Luckily, there is a lot of country side up north and some of the waterfalls are stunning! My favourite so far has been Hardraw Force which is breathtaking and certainly worth a visit if you're near or around the Leyburn area!

Getting my reading bug back. I've was in a bit of a reading slump throughout the first half of the month, but something I've come to realise is to not fight it and force myself to read as it just makes me want to not read even more. Thankfully my reading bug came back pretty quickly and I'm back to loving picking up a book again! I have recently read A Little Life which, if I'm honest, I'm still recovering from, but since then I've read a couple of more books and I feel like I'm finally back in the swing of things!

Getting my blogging bug back! Since my blog is 99% based around books, whenever I'm in a reading slump, I'm usually always in a blogging slump too as the two kinda go hand in hand for me. Now that I'm enjoying reading again, my blog posts have naturally picked up too and I'm loving be back to writing reviews and chatting about books on here!

Seeing my best friend after 4 months!
We live pretty close and so we used to visit each other fairly often, but then lockdown happened and I haven't seen her since the beginning of March. We went to the seaside together and just had a lovely in-person catch up and it felt surreal but completely normal all at the same time, which is a bizarre feeling in itself!

What has everyone been loving this month?

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