I don't often say this, but I'm feeling rather on top of some of my never ending To-Do list - largely thanks to furlough - of which I have more to look forward to before the scheme wraps up at the end of September...
I'm chomping at the bit to get the garden revamped, but I know I have to pace myself. I think I've got all of the materials I need now to lay a pathway from the patio to the shed, but I want to see the summer flowers finish first before I start that job. I did use my new chainsaw to get the rest of the buddlia root out around the pond.
Amongst working and doing the garden, I've binged all four seasons of A Handmaid's Tale. I remember studying this book in school and it sort of made an impact, but oh my god, what a brutal assault on the emotions the tv series gives!
On the travel front, very exciting news - I'm hoping to travel to Saudi Arabia now that the destination is finally opening up to tourism. We had some training on it this last week and I would be stoked to be one of the first UK tourists to see what the country has to offer. Slight hiccup though, my passport needs renewing. I'm kicking myself because I wrote a reminder in my diary back in May to get this sorted and I'm only now just getting to it. That may ruin my plan. Nothing like putting undue pressure on myself.
Also hoping to be discharged from the Community Mental Health team soon and I'm still trying to piece together what happens next with the fertility clinic. I've got a call scheduled for later today with one of the nurses.
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.