New Year, Same Me

So there’s the big cliche of making a new start in the new year.. Mines a little late.

January so far has been a right shitter. A whole bunch of bad stuff happened, and I’ve generally been a miserable cow. Now its almost out of the way I’ve decided to start trying to better myself, mentally and physically.

I’ve been working a lot more on my degree the past few weeks. Even though I’m shockingly tired all the time thanks to the M.E, I am finding that having a genuine, vested interest in the subject matter has made me actually want to do more. Its working well at the moment as I’m working part time. I finish at 2, come home, rest/nap for a couple of hours then pick it up in the evening. It’ll be interesting to see if I can cope once I have to go back to full time.

Wedding planning is coming along nicely! So we have the venue.. Which is actually at a bike rally hosted by my families bike club (fiance and dad are both members), we have the celebrant booked, and the registry office is booked. We want a big fancy bell tent for the weekend since we’ll be there from the Thursday to the Sunday/Monday, and I don’t want to attempt getting ready in a two man tent! There’ll be live bands, food, drinks and bikes. Super exciting. I was never interested in getting married so I’ve never had any plans for it. This is entirely for Chris. I’d be happy down the registry office with a couple of witnesses, but you can’t win them all.

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Another MASSIVE cliche I shall be partaking of, is losing weight! I’m joining slimming world with my Mum next week. I haven’t weighed myself since I moved out of my flat and back into my parents with Chris, and everyone tells me I haven’t put any on, but I feel massive and unhealthy. I imagine the M.E plays a big part of it, and like, the fact that I hate every single part of me, but I don’t want to be huge at my wedding. Not when there’ll be photographic evidence. Usually I can avoid ever seeing photo’s of myself, but I suppose I’ll have to see these ones eventually.

Birb Update! He’s still a twat. He’s literally obsessed with stealing any people food he can get his beak into, but I hear that’s not an uncommon trait. His feathers and beak are a lot better now. Much healthier. We’ve started sticking him in the shower with us whenever we shower, since his idea of a wash is sticking his face in his water bowl and flapping around. Its brought his green out beautifully! I doubt he’s ever had a proper shower before so it’s taking a little time to get him used to it, but it’s pretty funny. He likes to sing and wolf whistle, which is a nice little confidence boost when you’re nakey 😉

So those are my plans for Feb onwards. I just want to be healthier and generally happier. I mean, I;m not unhappy, just unhappy with myself.

Things will get better!


New Addition!

My  mental health isn’t great at the moment, and I’ve been signed off for a few weeks. Now I had planned to use the time crafting and trying not to worry about work, but plans changed very quickly.

Sunday afternoon, Sky came home with us. He is a 10 year old Orange-winged Amazon Parrot. An absolute darling if not a but fussy.


He used to belong to my (soon to be) father-in-law. We had a quick visit on Sunday morning where we found out they were planning to get rid of him. Now its been a dream of mine to own a parrot, so I immediately said we’d take him.

I don’t think he’s had much handling in the last few years. He was extreamly hand shy when we got him home and wouldn’t even take treats from us. Monday I discovered he likes it when you sing to him, and he had a dance, promptly climbed out of his cage, and sat on my shoulder for a bit! This was a huge step! He was a bit unsure of Chris for an extra day, but soon decided he liked him too. He has pretty much free reign over our room when we are here. And we bought him a new much bigger cage for him to sleep in.


This is his ‘room’. It used to be an old built in wardrobe. One that’s not had a front on it for as long as I can remember. It was full of crap, so we had a good clear out and moved the room around so there’s more space for him.

Cage came today and I spent the afternoon building it. Now that’s done and he is settling in hopefully I’ll get some crafting done next week!