An April Update


Whilst the rest of the world adjusts to a new norm, life for me and other healthcare workers has become busier than ever. I've been running around like a headless chicken for the most part of April, but knowing that I had seven days off of work starting from last Saturday has been a true blessing. 

Sometimes you simply don't realise how tired you are until you stop. Setting my head down onto my pillow last Friday night after working multiple 12 hour shifts within a short space of time was indescribable. There's no better feeling and it's particularly special when there's no need to set your alarm the following morning, or the morning after that or after that...


April has been somewhat of a blip to me, but over the past week I've made up for lost time by drinking plenty of pink gin, lounging around with my partner, partaking in a Zoom pub quiz with my closest friends, and getting on with the big food shop. We even treated ourselves to a BBQ and inflatable sun lounger, which is where you'll find me from here on out. I need to write a new blog post titled 'I spend 90% of my time on my sun lounger' now right?!

I'm a sucker for a burger and over the past year or so I've been perfecting several burger recipes, all in anticipation of moving to a home with a garden in which we could host many gatherings of friends and family. Despite the pandemic stopping us from hosting such events, I still took the opportunity on Tuesday evening to whip up a delicious warm potato salad with sugar snap peas, sausage burgers with onion mayo and honey BBQ chicken kebabs. It was delicious!!


This week has been wonderful to say the least. A taster of life to come this Summer. On my days off during the week whilst my partner still works, I've achieved so many little things I've been putting off for a while including coursework for a qualification I'm working towards through work, mundane housework, lots of life admin and I've finally been able to put my time and energy back into writing too. 

I thought that spending seven days alone at home would drive me stir crazy, but slowing down this week and taking a step back to adjust my mindset was so so needed apparently. I've loved every minute at home. I've appreciated everyday spent eating a good breakfast, opening the patio doors and letting light in. Sunbathing, relaxing, talking with my neighbors and looking after my own well being.

Life is a little crazy right now, but I'm feeling positive in spite of everything. I love my home. I feel safe and happy. I'm exactly where I need to be. Now if this sunshine would continue through May, that would be great.





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  1. Great post, is nice that at least we have good weather during these crazy times.
    I am glad that you are positive.
    Take care.
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  2. Love this, it's so important to find the positives in this situation! Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend x

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  3. Your BBQ sounds absolutely delicious! Thank you for continuing to do the ever important work that you do! I'm glad you had a week to rest and relax and the sun was shining for you!

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    1. Thank you for reading. I hope you're keeping well and finding ways to keep busy at home x

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  4. I love this post, despite everything that is going on in the world at least we have some good weather and a BBQ (I’ve had one pretty much every week since lockdown­čĄú). Hope you’re having a relaxed time off x

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    1. Sunshine makes everything a little better doesn't it. I'm hoping this warm weather lasts a little longer, although I'll be back to work tomorrow. Really pleased to learn that you're making the most of your BBQ too and enjoying time at home x

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  5. Aww love this post babe. Keep honing your burger skills and you’ll blow them all away next BBQ season. Keep going, we’re all proud of you xxx

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    1. Thank you so much lovely. I'm definitely a master burger creator now - a skill I never thought I'd need in life, but there you go! Cooking is certainly helping me feel calm right now and I hope to keep this BBQ stuff up x

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  6. My partner and I had just moved to our first come together that actually has a garden just before lockdown and it's made things a lot easier. I think we've had more BBQ's in that time than we had over the course of last year haha. Sometimes it can be hard to take breaks but it's so refreshing when you do take them and, with the current situation, I'm not surprised you did. I'm glad you're enjoying your time off!
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    1. I moved into my first home with a garden with my partner in September too, so I can totally relate. We always said we'd wait until Spring to start decorating and buying plants etc, and we certainly haven't let this pandemic stop us. We might not have mant plants, but similarly to you, we're certainly making the most of the space. BBQ's I think will become a weekly occurrence if this weather holds up (fingers crossed).

      Thanks for reading. I hope you're well x

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  7. What a lovely post ��. It's so important in this situation to see the happy and positive sides. Enjoy dear.

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  8. I hope you're enjoying your much needed time off! A gin and a BBQ in the sun sounds like the perfect way to spend your holidays :) x

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  9. Thank you for everything you do! Happy Friday and I hope you enjoy this time, and continue to shine your positivity!

    Jessica & James | www.foodandbaker.co.uk

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  10. I am so glad you had such a relaxing time off! You definitely deserved it! Thank you for all of your hard work!
    -Charity https://morningsonmacedonia.com

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  11. I enjoyed reading this post. And the food looks delicious.

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  12. Being happy during this time is very important. It's great that you are doing well. Great post ­čśŐ

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