A few weeks in my life & a little thank you

Hi Everyone

Welcome back to my blog. I feel like I’ve been so busy recently and I just haven’t had time to even think of something good to write about, let alone actually sit down and write. I’ve got an hour or so spare though so I thought I’d let you in on a little section of my life over the last few weeks.

I guess one of the more notable things I’ve done recently is getting a new Tattoo. While that may not seem like a big deal to some people, to me, it has a lot of meaning and it’s by far my favourite tattoo. (I have another 2). I have been thinking about a new tattoo for about the last 4 years. Yep, that long! On the pain scale, I’d give this 3 out of 10. It tickled more than hurt. As you can see from the picture, I had it done on my right arm pointing towards my hand.

I decided on an arrow for many different reasons. The basics are:

  1. One single arrow stands for protection from harm
  2. An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backwards. When life is dragging you back with difficulties it means it’s going to launch you into something great. So focus and keep aiming.

At the end of June I went to Manchester with Sarah. We were meant to go for two nights and on the 2nd night, we’d see Celine Dion at Manchester Arena. After the bombings at the arena, Celine had to change venue and instead, she sang at Leeds First Direct Arena. It was an absolutely amazing concert. One I will never forget, but it did mean we only stayed in Manchester for the one night. However, we made full use of the hotel and had a full day Spa the first day. The second day we did some shopping and just generally enjoyed ourselves.

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I’ve also just come back from London. I managed to get to 29 years old before finally being able to see our Capital City. I went with Katie. She used to live there and she very kindly offered to pretty much be my tour guide. We had a fab time. Spent 3 nights at the Premier Inn at Greenwich and did A LOT of walking. I managed to meet with one of my friends who lives there and Katie saw four of her friends. We did a lot of sightseeing and saw a show called ‘An American In Paris’. I absolutely loved that. I took so many photo’s I can’t put them all on here, but there is a little selection below.

While I was away, I really missed Lila, my gorgeous feline friend. Since I’ve got back, she hasn’t really left me alone so I think she missed me too.

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In between all of this, I also had my hair cut again. I am regretting it a bit now as I’m wanting it to grow out again. I still like it, but even though it’s short, it spends a lot of time in a bobble. I just loved having long hair and when I see old pictures, I really miss it. (I’m so fickle it’s unreal!)

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I’m still on the Veggie train. I tell you what though, it’s getting harder! I’ve just passed my 6 month mark and technically I am a Pescatarian as I will sometimes eat either Haddock or Tuna. I hope to eventually give those up too one day but at the minute, I’m struggling. I’ll see some chicken breast or Beef Brisket and just want to eat it all. I have to keep reminding myself why I’m doing this. I’ve spoken to a few people who ‘used to be’ vegetarian and they’ve said similar things. They lasted between 6-12 months as well. I wonder if I can pass the 12 month mark?? I did have to pull a HUGE chicken bone off the Dog the other day and that was disgusting. That made me very glad to be Vegetarian.

I am also back on the fitness train. For those who follow my Instagram (@missemmavic) you will have seen me posting a few bits and pieces about food and fitness. The below picture is my ‘before’. It could be a good few weeks before you see an ‘after’ picture. Really need to get those boobs and thighs shrinking and that stomach nice and toned.

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I’ve got a lot of reading to do this summer as well. I’d got into a very bad habit of going up to bed, putting the TV on, setting it to ‘Sleep’ mode for an hour and falling asleep with that playing. Not a great way to get a good night’s sleep. When I went to London, Katie told me that she’d be reading on a night before going to sleep. I took my book with me as well and had three brilliant nights fast asleep. To be fair, the walking may have helped but I’ve not put the TV on in my bedroom at all since I came home. I’ve read every night and I’m enjoying it. I’ve finished ‘Woman of the Dead’ and I have started (and can’t put down) ‘The Good Daughter’. I’m only on Chapter 5 and already I highly recommend it. As you can see, I’ve got a lot to get through and I’m not allowing myself to buy another bloody book until they’ve all gone!!!

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In a bit I’m going to meet one of my friends at Starbucks and then go right next door to Krispy Kreme to meet another friend. After that, it will be bed, book and sleep.

I’m very content at the minute. I like my life how it is. I can go over a week without seeing any of my friends and then I’ll end up seeing them all at once. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I’m incredibly lucky to have the friends I’ve got. I honestly don’t know whether Sarah and Katie will have time to read this blog but to both of you, thank you so much for making my June and July absolutely fantastic.

Bye for now xxx

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