One month into my 12 months to 50 and on reflection I’ve been pretty busy. I have been learning new words, however, try as I might the opportunities to use any of them elude me. There isn’t much need to waft on about being an opsimath or try to explain my alexithymia to anyone.
Perhaps in a few weeks I can talk about being a thalassophile and how I plan to apricate on holiday. And I do hope I succeed in overcoming any atelophobia. Yeah I know, they don’t quite fall into casual conversation. 😂🤷♀️🙄
As I think I’ve mentioned in a previous post I work in IT in the retail sector but perhaps I’ve not divulged my somewhat at odd idea of being a really bad shopper. I just don’t enjoy spending money unless I need to.
Well let me tell you a secret. I’m a fraud. Over the past few weeks (yes WEEKS) I’ve been sorting out my sewing room and came up with the idea to catalogue my fabric. That’s why I’m a fraud. While I’m not so keen on clothes, shoes or makeup, I cannot resist fabric. My collection is staggering.
I’ve so far only catalogued 30 pieces of fabric. It’s probably a fifth of my collection. That my collection is pretty vast is one thing but instead of the odd metre or two very many of the 30 pieces measured over 4m!!!
On reflecting how contradictory my retail views were I then proceeded to cough up and finally buy myself a decent pair of noise cancelling earphones. Bose C35 II in limited edition navy. The idea of being on a reasonably long flight with over excited children of other passengers while I try read my book was the clincher. Hubby has a pair from an earlier version and they are amazing.
I’m writing this in a pub while waiting for friends from Wales. Another splurge on the budget was having my dinner here. Since hubby gave up work we’ve been really good and not eaten out but twice in the last 7 days I’ve not eaten home cooked meals 😲 they were delicious. Had a fab dinner with the girls on Friday at Zizzi’s and tonight had fabulous pub grub at The Victoria, both in Hitchin – my adopted home town.
Progress on the other 50 to 50 is we’ve settled on a month for the coast to coast walk – June 2019. Reason being its before school summer holidays and midge season as well as the home renovation work will be nearing an end. Come January I start training. Walking 20 miles a day will take some effort!
The other area has been trying new drinks. I’ve had several different gins and tried 2 new beers. Both beers were gluten free and remarkably yummy.
I’m steadily making progress on my UFOS with the hardest one being my Ubuntu blanket. Last night I joined all the diamonds and plan to complete the hexagon tomorrow night and move onto the epic border. This blanket will end up being nearly 2m in diameter. I don’t do things by half measures.
So the end of a long post. This is what happens when I’m super early and too embarrassed to read my book while sipping water in a pub. Too cliched considering the book is Pride and Prejudice 😂😂😂
Till next week!