Round Two

Hello all!

I thought I’d try to do a quick post before September escaped me as I haven’t written much this month! This is the second time I’m writing this. My first attempt got me a bit teary eyed so I’m hoping this one will go a lot better than that!

The main reason for being absent is due to my health (both mental and physical!) continuing its downward spiral. I have days where I feel better mentally and can get stuff done but most days I’m on the sofa either reading or listening to music a new friend has recommended me. Pretty uneventful to say the least! On the plus side, I keep discovering crappy rom-coms so that keeps me entertained!

I’m currently trying to find a quick way (If there is such a thing!) to get better as I plan to see my best friend again next month and the energy would be pretty useful! Hopefully if I keep on top of talking things out with friends and taking more days off to slob around, I should be in a semi-working order soon enough! I also need to work on not staying up so late. That isn’t doing me many favours. *coughs*

Oh, on the topic of health. My mum finally got the diagnosis of Chiari Malformation so now I can go back to the doctors and hope to get somewhere with my own diagnosis. I’m not looking forward to the idea of having more MRIs, though. The last one was enough to put me off them!!

Well, I think that’s all I can think of to write today. I’m not really sure whether this made any sense but as I stayed up until 2am last night I think I can be excused! 😉
See you soon!
Jess x


Room Tour! (Guest room edition)


I’ve finally gotten round to taking the pictures of the guest/study room so now I can write this post! 😀

We spent the Thursday before moving/decorating emptying out both rooms… Or at least trying to make it easier to move things. Mum and I spent the day measuring the sofa bed and the furniture from my room as we weren’t 100% it’d all fit. *coughs* We’d reassured dad that it’d be fine so we spent most of Thursday/Friday panicking a bit. Whoops?

It was at this point we realised how much fabric mum actually has!

It was at this point we realised how much fabric mum actually has!


How will we fit it all in??

How will we fit it all in??

On the Friday dad got started painting pretty early. I mostly stayed out of the way by sitting downstairs and watching The Hobbit behind the scenes. Quite a fun way to spend the time. 😉 The first thing we moved into the room after it was painted was my bookshelf (the most important thing, obviously!) but I couldn’t finish putting my books on the shelf as the paint was still a bit wet. I have a few pictures of the process but they’re a bit bad. So you’ll have to use your imagination for that bit!

On Saturday we put the remaining furniture in and I spent most of the day sorting out all the drawers as they were a bit messy. I will add that now they’re as messy as they were before I sorted them. Oops! I then spent the rest of the day resting and the parents went out to Ikea to get things for mum’s sewing room!

And now for the bit you’ve actually wanted to see! I’ll start from as you enter the room. Please mind the little messes everywhere, I still do need to put some things away!

A lot of Hobbit-y/LotR things, if you haven’t noticed! I want to make a little display on the TV wall so I might document that when I eventually get round to it. I really like the room and it makes me quite happy to be in it. It also feels a lot cosier, so it makes the darker nights much more enjoyable!

Well, that’s the tour! Not much of one, as I’m never good at writing these but I hope you enjoyed the nose. 🙂
See you soon!
Jess x

Hello September!

Or where did the year go??

Hello all!

I’m back with another post! This time it’s slightly shorter than the last one, but I’ll make up for that with my next one (finally, a room tour of the new study/guest room!). I thought I’d just write a little update on things. Or shamelessly self promote. Either or.

I can’t remember if I told you, but I started re-reading The Hobbit at some point this year. Possibly in July (at least that’s what my Goodreads tells me!). Anyway, I finally finished it yesterday! It took a long time but I actually finished a book! My goal this year was to read 18 books (because, you know, my age and all) and so far I’ve read one. Close enough, right?!

I’m reading The Wizard of Oz with Ann for Lines for the Mind which is quite an enjoyable read, purely for the short chapters! We were meant to start it on the 22nd of August, but as I wanted to finish The Hobbit first I didn’t start until yesterday. Whoops. Luckily I’ve caught up to Ann already so we can continue with our plans as normal. Then I’ll have finished two. I can do maths. 😉 Hopefully I can continue the pace of reading so I can actually read the books I’ve bought recently!

Today the weather started off really sunny and Timehop reminded me that it’s been a year since I picked blackberries with my aunt so I decided I’d go off to pick some again. It was very slim pickings, I think the birds had got most of them. It’s also really overgrown so I don’t think the bushes have had enough sun. I got eight this year when last I year I probably got over 30! Bit disappointing but I might go back in a few days. As soon as I got home it started raining fairly heavily, I timed it well! It has made me feel really autumnal now and I’m already wishing away September so that it can be Hallowe’en. That’s totally normal, right? 😀 I think it also helps that the weather is as miserable as it is. More curling up on the sofa time. 🙂

Well, I think that’s all I had to say! Bit all over the place but I felt like writing, so I did. 🙂 Next post will be the room tour! Not sure when it’s going up but that’s a thing, just so you know! 😀
See you soon,
Jess x