If you follow me on social media and regularly read my blog, you’ll know that things went a little quiet last month. I decided to take some down-time from blogging to concentrate on some real-life projects I’d been neglecting. Every weekend is usually spent taking blog photos, editing them and proof-reading blog posts for the next week, so it was lovely not to have to worry about any of that for a while.
So what did I get up to in my time away from blogging?
Well, the first weekend, J and I actually spent most of Saturday in bed watching TV and eating sweets, it was bloody awesome and I didn’t feel at all guilty 😀
Mostly though, I wanted to do some bits round the house because I’d been neglecting it a bit. i gave the house a proper clean, you know the kind, getting into all the nooks and crannies and getting rid of all the cobwebs that I’d been ignoring. Oops. I also cleaned the extractor fan in the kitchen which was ridiculously dusty!
I finally moved all the bags of plaster out of the hallway and put them upstairs. There were 6 full bags, each weighing 25 kg. It was really tiring and sweaty work, but it looks so much better now. Well, it will do once it’s been painted.
We also got round to going upstairs and have started piling things up that we can take to the tip! It’s such a big project but we’re doing it in small stages so it doesn’t feel overwhelming 🙂
Back in the summer, J and I started work on our garden to make our garden more level with our neighbour’s garden so the fence sits better. Part of this included digging out the grass in sections and moving them into the flowerbed for the time being so we can start to dig down to the right depth. The grass we (me, J and my big brother, Phil) moved hadn’t been trimmed since we put it in, so I gave it a pretty good haircut!
Our lovely next-door neighbours also gave us some cuttings of plants from their garden which had been sat in a box on our driveway for a couple of weeks so I got round to planting them! I have no idea what they are, but they look pretty awesome 😀
Although I wasn’t actively blogging, I kept up with tweet scheduling. I finally got around to doing my tax return for my blog which felt amazing! I’ve put it off for months but it’s finally done and out of the way and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be!! I’m looking forward to going to the Festive Blogger Event at Lush in Crawley next month!!
I managed to take time out to read and have binged on Tim Weaver books; he writes fantastic crime thrillers and before I never really had the time to get stuck in properly!
I also started thinking seriously about finally having my tattooed covered up so I’m going to start looking for tattooists!!
I also had a bit of a health scare this month, which was another reason I took time out of blogging; luckily everything is fine, but I wanted to write a separate post about it, so look out for that in the next couple of weeks (*edit* you can now read about that here!)
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What did you get up to in October? Have you ever taken a blog break, how did you find it? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 x
Glad you enjoyed your time out! Sometimes juggling blogging alongside a full time job, social life, housework etc just gets too much. It sounds like you made the most of your time off, and got a lot done!
Thank you, it was so lovely and definitely took the pressure off!! x
A day in bed eating sweets and binge watching telly sounds amazing!
I need to get some stuff done around the house too and my blogging schedule limits what I can do.
It was so lovely, just what I needed really!!
I’ve decided I’m only going to blog when I feel like it so I have more time for other things! 🙂 x
It sounds like you’ve had a really busy month! Sometimes it’s nice to take a step back though and just enjoy your time with people or focus on other things! 🙂
It’s been busy but luckily I’ve still had plenty of time to relax, which has been lovely! x
Omg it sounds like you’ve been so productive! Having a big old spring clean is the best feeling (when it’s done haha!) 🙂 I’m so glad your health scare was nothing to worry about, you scared me! Ps. Watching TV in bed and eating sweets? Yes please!!!
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I have and it feels amazing!! Awww, I’m sorry, but at least it’s all okay 🙂 And yeah, sweets in bed is the BEST!! LOVE YOU TOO Xxxxxx
It feels so satisfying to do all those jobs you keep meaning to do. Im saving mine up until Xmas – oh joy!! haha xxx
There’s one major one left on the list but I gotta wait till the weather is warmer, I want to reseal the bath!! Ooooh, good luck 😀 xxx
Yaaay! Sometimes a bit of life maintenance is amazing for the soul! It seems you spent it well <3
I know, I feel so much better for it, now I’m going to blog as and when I feel like it so I don’t feel like I “have to put a post up” x
I neeeeeeeeed a good binge read, man. Maybe over Christmas!
Sometimes it’s so hard to find the time!!
Nice to check in with what you’ve been up to! The garden progress must be fun to watch and it will feel even more special when it’s complete 🙂
Thanks Chanelle 🙂 Yeah, I definitely want to work on the garden a lot more next year! 🙂