I thought it was about time to do a little life update post, y'know the random boring personal stuff that's going on. Tomorrow Al and I head off to Krakow for the weekend, minus the children, and I'm very much excited about that, if not panicking slightly that I''m going to freeze. Having left my gloves in Iceland I'm hoping that I'll be able to grab a pair at the airport as I've had no joy finding any in the shops around here - the frustration I feel when shops stock for the coming season instead of the actual season is unnaturally intense!
Work's going well, I'm totally loving it, which is obviously a positive thing. I feel that I'm starting to get into a routine, working remotely is one of those things that needs adjustments here and there. I find it far too easy to keep dipping into it constantly and so working on setting myself times has been an enlightening move over the past few days. I've also had this post from Me & Orla in my mind a lot this week: Working in Cafes and wondering might I be more focused with a change of scene from time to time? Working remotely is one of those 'there is no right way' things and I'm enjoying discovering what suits me.
In other news I have an actual diary, a page to a day one, like my good friend Tanya uses. Strange how working online I choose something very offline and old skool to help me organize my time. For me, I love being online but organizing and planning needs to be written down. This takes me back to revising for my GCSE's many moons ago, I'm a writer-downer. If I write it down I am far more likely to remember it, without even needing to look. Plus it's helping me reclaim my handwriting, which has turned, how can I put this kindly? Artistic after years of typing and communicating mainly online.
And finally my thoughts are with my best friend Tanya, off Mummy Barrow, who heads to Jordan with World Vision on Sunday, visiting families affected by the conflict in Syria. I am very much looking forward to seeing her coverage of the visit. Please do show her some support, it's such an important thing she's covering. Also, trips such as this are always very emotional to be part of, you see upsetting scenes, hear heartbreaking stories and taking it in after a lot of travelling and processing it is one of those things that doesn't get talked about very much but is tremendously hard. You can read her post about going here or follow along on Twitter @mummybarrow.
I'll end with this beach hut that we both stood outside on a blustering January morning, starting up at and chuckling to ourselves.