I’m sure you’re sick of me saying it every month, but how is it August already? Ten days until my birthday… I’m so not ready to be 34! I am, however, ready for a holiday. 15 days until we fly. Not that I’m counting or anything…
Right now, though, it’s time to link up with Kristen and Gretch to talk about all the things I’ve been doing in July.
Eating. I started the month continuing June’s theme of salads and ice cream, but then the weather got bad plus Jan was performing with the Basel Tattoo choir every evening so for the last half of July I just ate whatever could be made quickly and easily. Fish fingers featured a few times. And sandwiches.
Watching. The Coroner on BBC Entertainment. It seems to be over now though – when I tried to put it on last night Hustle was on instead. Also fireworks over the Rhine for Switzerland’s national day (which is actually on 1st August, but Basel is greedy and does fireworks twice, so the ones on the day before just about manage to sneak in to my July round-up ;-)).
Reading. I actually had a good reading month for a change and managed to read 14 books! Ten were for Erin’s challenge. I will tell you about the in detail next week.
Seeing/hearing. The Basel Tattoo! Since Jan was part of it, I got tickets for one of the performances. It was very cool and I would definitely go again.
Cross stitching. Birthday cards galore! I wanted to get all the Post Pals birthday cards for August finished and sent out before I go away (and of course I also stitched the July ones), plus my friend turned 30 so I made her a card as well.
Booking. Our flight back from the UK and accommodation in Cornwall. And Jan has now booked the remaining accommodation so we’re all sorted. Woo!
Buying. It would probably be easier to say what I haven’t been buying to be honest! I spent way too much money in July. I definitely bought books, stickers and a load of badges/pins to send to Post Pals kids (they have all been given lanyards to collect them). I can’t even remember what else. Oh, birthday gifts for my mum and my friend, of course.
Wishing. Work would slow down a bit. I mean, having lots of work is better than sitting around doing nothing and I do appreciate being kept busy, but I am exhausted right now.
That’s all for today. All that aforementioned work awaits (and today I have to work longer again to make up for the fact that I’m in the office tomorrow and won’t actually arrive there until 10 a.m.).
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16 thoughts on “Recent doings #20”
Your cross stitching is amazing! Salad and ice cream sounds like an amazing diet, all I seem to want to eat right now is salad or chocolate – and not much else. Very odd, especially for a carboholic like me. I hope your work slows down soon!
Ice cream is always a good idea 😉
Yeah I don’t know where July went either! Sorry to hear work has been so stressful lately! Fun that you have a trip to Cornwell to look forward to. And your birthday! 34 is still young 🙂
Cornwall and the Lake District 🙂
I’d love to visit the Lake District. Enjoy!
July flew by here too.
Last time I was in the Lake District was with school!
I wish I knew how to cross stitch! Love the mermaid 🙂
It’s really easy – honestly, if I can do it anyone can.
You were a reading fiend in July! You flew through Erin’s challenge!
I don’t know what happened I guess I picked good books this time?
Good luck with work!
yay booking things! so exciting when you get to tick things off the list, right? hope work calms down for you soon. good to be busy, not good to be exhausted!
I LOVE your cross stitch mermaid! OMG I haven’t cross stitched since I was a child but now I’ve seen that I need to start again 😉
Aww, thank you. The mermaid came from a magazine – it’s really an under the sea alphabet but I just took the mermaid and ignored the letter.
YOU HAVE STYLE x
Can you tell me more about the Postpals? You did well with books! I LOVE Hustle!!!!
I was so happy when I found Series 1 on DVD in the Cashconverters for £2!