Yesterday was my Uncle Mark's funeral and cremation. He was one of my Godfathers. I wasn't able to attend because of the rule of 16, so to cheer myself up and keep myself on an even keel, I turned to another of my recovery pillars - comedy. I've been getting into Greg Davies. I've never watched him in Taskmaster, but I've just finished Man Down and about to start Cuckoo. I also discovered Dawn French's revival Vicar of Dibley lockdown specials on BBC iPlayer and watched Katherine Ryan's stand up show The Glitter Room. I know comedy won't work for everyone in their recovery, but it really helps me.
I was in the office on my own last Tuesday. I did talk about it with my manager as it was only my fourth day back in the office after being hospitalised and furloughed . It went ok. When I focus on work, I'm grand - and I have a lot of catching up to do after 6 weeks out. I even started planning next April's holiday to Turkey and the Balkans this week. Getting back into thinking about travel despite covid and with Lockdown 2.0 finishing on the 2nd, woo hoo! Reading was buzzing and feeling very christmassy. I love a bit of crimbo shopping in M&S and warming up with mulled wine, roasted chesnuts and bratwerst. Yum!
Blogging is an amazing concept so here I am giving it a whirl. You'll get words. You'll get pics. Sometimes a vid or two. You'll get tongue in cheek, the odd humble opinion and an honest insight into my travels and writing life. Maybe even a few gems along the way. I'll be musing on home turf as I see more and more of the UK and sharing my experiences further afield on holidays and adventurous trips across the globe.