I think the look on Teddy and Paolo’s faces pretty much sum up my feelings about July.
It definitely didn’t go as planned. The good news was I got out of quarantine, the bad news was I went out into (what feels like a never ending) lockdown.
That said, it was still quite an action packed month and there were still many reasons to be grateful.
Although August is well under way, I’m going to take a minute or two to reflect on the epic month that was, I’d love it if you joined me!
Making: This number 7 cake for my godson.
Cooking: These 3 Ingredient Brie and Fig Jam Puff Pastry Puffs. They are highly addictive.
Enjoying: Being back in the kitchen, especially one with a working stove!
Drinking: Negronis – my cocktail of choice. What’s yours?
Finding: My reading mojo.
Reading: The Switch by Beth O’Leary.
Watching: Lucifer on Netflix.
Listening: To the daily presser at 11. Same old, same old.
Loving: My weekly scone delivery from The Tea Cosy. It’s my lockdown highlight.
Going: Straight from quarantine to lockdown. Boo!
Wishing: Gladys had locked Sydney down sooner rather than later.
Liking: Being at home with David and Teddy. It’s definitely my lockdown silver lining.
Disliking: People who don’t do the right thing.
Trying: To take one day at a time but still…
Wondering: When all ‘this” is going to end.
Hoping: It’s soon.
Cancelling: All the plans. Wah!
Getting: Vaccinated. I’m now double dosed!
Doing: Lots of Disney jigsaw puzzles. I’m proper obsessed.
Needing: To do some serious exercise.
Smelling: This lovely Ella Wick candle.
Wearing: My mum’s clothes. She would be so happy.
Thinking: I need a Christmas onesie just like Teddy’s!
Walking: With friends It’s the only way I get to get fit and get to see them.
Catching: Up with friends with virtual dinner, drinks and games on Face Time.
Whipping: Up a few batches of doggy toothpaste that’s a thing!
Finding: It hard to believe that Teddy Roosevelt is now two!
Knowing: That my quarantine tips will serve me well during lockdown.
Upgrading: My blog to the (now not so) new version of WordPress. It’s a revelation.
Putting: Up the Christmas tree.
Looking: At the Christmas tree . It makes me so happy.
Considering: Keeping the tree up for as long as lockdown lasts.
Celebrating: My, David and Teddy’s birthday and my mum’s first heavenly birthday.
Missing: My mum like mad.
Using: So many of my mum’s things every day – it makes me feel close to her.
Thinking: That I’m going to have a 50 and a half birthday instead. Please let us be unlocked by then!
Turning: 50 – I can’t quite believe it myself.
Spilling: The beans in these 50 Facts About Me.
Opening: Birthday cards and the most generous birthday gifts.
Sending: Thank you cards. I’m quite old fashioned like that.
Feeling: Very loved and very grateful.
Was your July jolly? Are you in lockdown too? What were you up to last month?
Linking up with Denyse for Life This Week