Life lately…

Last time I posted I noted how it had been ‘ages’ since my last post.  Well that was 7 months ago.  7 months have passed since I last found time to post, and as I sit now watching Christmas TV reflecting on the past year  realise what a crazy 7 months those have been; it’s no surprise I’ve not been able to post.

I’ve not really been up to much fun to be honest.  I was looking through my photos from this year earlier, and there really weren’t that many.  I have discovered a new talent in making home made marshmallows, and now the kitchen is nearly done I have a dedicated baking cupboard, and I now have red hair, but aside from that it’s been pretty work heavy.

My new job is very demanding and takes up a lot of energy, on top of that I was writing my dissertation for my MBA, which pretty much meant every evening and weekend was spent working on that, going to the library, reading, writing, drawing diagrams, crying, sending desperate texts of ‘I can’t do this’ to my friend, drinking Starbucks and neglecting nearly every other part of my life that wasn’t work.  That finished in October, but a week before it was due in I got really sick with some sort of kidney infection meaning I spent close to 5 days in bed.  I managed to submit, but it wasn’t quite the ceremonious event I thought it would be.

MBA ended, but my health deteriorated.  I was pretty exhausted, and after going back to the doctors as I still didn’t feel right she discovered by BP was something ludicrious like 200/130, so I ended up having many tests, including wearing a 12 hour BP monitor, and had to be referred to a cardiologist.  That took me to December and involved many other tests, including having to collect all my urine for 24 hours.  I am now eagerly awaiting the results to find out my fate….most likely being on BP medication for the rest of my life, which I’m not best pleased about, but it’s better than the alternative!

Thus we arrive at Christmas, and I am wiped out.  If you remember my posts from last year you will recall that I love Christmas, the food, the drinks, the atmosphere, buying and wrapping gifts, decorating the tree, singing carols etc..  Well this year was no exception, and with MBA out of the way, and a nice email confirming I’d passed having winged its way to me, I could finally relax.

So this brings me to today.  Another fantastic Christmas, and a week left before I have to return to work = relaxation, vegging in front of the TV, eating chocolate and resting.

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    Halloween costume



    sitting on Father Christmas’ knee telling him what I want for Christmas


    Red hair, much shorter


    60s make up and hair for first Christmas celebration of the year


    Birthday cake I made for my niece’s first birthday

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    medical tests

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    Passing my MBA

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    Kitchen finally finished



    Maple and honey glazed Ham for Christmas Day evening buffet


    home made marshmallows


    hazlenut truffles

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