Winter update 2023

It’s been a while since I’ve posted so I thought I would give a bit of an update. I can’t believe it’s winter and nearly the end of the year already.

I’ve been really busy with work. For those that don’t know, I have been self-employed for just over 10 years now mainly managing social media for companies. If you are also freelance you will know that if you don’t work you don’t get paid! However, I have been lucky enough to take on a couple of additional clients and have existing clients upping the amount of hours they would like me to do. While this is great, it has meant that I have had less time to dedicate to the blog and so it has been sitting here pretty neglected.

In some sad news, I had to have my cat put to sleep about six months ago. Little Missy was my child and my best friend. While she was 17 year old I had had her as a rescue for ten years. Losing her is like losing a member of my family and I miss her everyday.

This has kind of led on to me realising that I need to make more effort to get out and about. When you are single, live on your own, and predominantly work on your own you hardly every see anyone. I am terrible at keeping in contact with people too. You know what it’s like when you’re busy, and everyone has their own lives. I guess part of me thinks if other people were that bothered they would reach out, but they could be thinking the same thing about me too. I have also come to realise that in a lot of cases, if I want to do something I have to accept that I will have to do it on my own.

Last year I went to the Anglesey Abbey Winter Lights for the first time and decided that I would like to go again this year. I asked my friend and her mum (my second mum) if they would like to come along. It really is a lovely evening out if you’re in the Cambridge area. It is different to traditional Christmas lights experiences, with this year’s theme being ‘Nature by Night, Nature by Light’. The trail is about 1 1/2 miles long but there is food and drink available from independent street food vendors about halfway along the route.

I am also trying to do more autumn and winter related activities. Something I do this time every year is watch Gilmore Girls. Every year I become more horrified that Lorelai is now younger than me – in the first season she’s 32!

It’s actually been a busy week for me socialising. I worked out that I only really associate with people for about eight hours a week which is quite shocking really. On Thursday I went to London to see Lyonesse at the Harold Pinter theatre. We also grabbed lunch at El Pastor in Coal Drops Yard. It’s actually the first time I’ve been to Coal Drops Yard and I wish I’d more time to spend shopping. There are some brilliant shops in the area so I would really recommend if you’re in the area stopping by.

Then on Friday evening I visited The Packhorse in Moulton for the first time. I went with my friend Sara for a catch up and cocktails and Charcuterie. They had a tipi set up outside with heaters and blankets and it was all decorated for Christmas. The food was really nice and I had a lovely evening. It was absolutely freezing weather so I was grateful to have my duvet style coat from Lighthouse Clothing.

I do really miss the blog so I need to think about what direction I’d like it to take. I still want to feature sustainable fashion but I’d also like to include my general ramblings, like an online diary.

 

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