I can’t believe we’re now in July. It’s crazy. It’s been quite a busy three months since my last quarterly review, and I’ve actually been finding that I’m doing more stuff because I want to have stuff to write about. Is that weird? I guess it’s good in a way because it means it’s encouraging me to do stuff that I normally couldn’t be bothered to do (I’m an incredibly lazy bitch most of the time). Despite the fact we’ve had what I keep hearing was the wettest June on record here in the UK (I was wearing a scarf at work one day…ugh), we’ve still had a little sunshine and the weather the last week or two has been rather nice. Hopefully we can still squeeze a few more remains of summer before it starts cooling down again! Anyway, here’s my roundup of the last few months – enjoy!
Not to be crude, but I’ve found referring to my existing stomach problems as “butt stuff” helps me deal with it. If you’ve been following my posts on this, you’ll be well aware of the ongoing issues I’ve been having. A problematic stomach has been leading to further anxiety issues and they’ve just essentially been fuelling one another. In particular, the stomach issues have caused me to lose weight and significantly lose my appetite. Thankfully, after seeing my doctor, I’ve undergone a few tests and I’m currently waiting for everyone’s favourite tube up the butt – a colonoscopy. I’ve been on a list for nearly 7 weeks now, and I’m expecting to be waiting much longer, but it’s nice to actually be in the process of finding out what’s wrong with me.
Only 4 months into the year, I ticked my first thing off my 30 Before 30! In April, I got my first tattoo that signifies my love of cats and the role that serotonin played in my OCD recovery. I was adamant that I would “Only get the one,” but as my friends had anticipated, this was not the case. At the beginning of June, I got another two. I now have a seashell and a fork on my wrist as homage to my love of The Little Mermaid, and on my foot I have “Shake it off,” paying homage to my favourite song.
May was my 27th birthday, which makes me feel rather old. I had a fabulous day, aside from a rather big panic attack at the end of it, which you can read about here. In addition, I also wrote a post on the 27 most important lessons I’ve learned, which has turned out to be one of my favourite posts I’ve written.
My husband and I have seen a few more comedy shows in the last few months, the first being Jimmy Carr at the end of May. We’ve seen him quite a few times before and he never disappoints. I love dark humour and offensive jokes, and he never holds back during his live shows. Of course, they’re not for the easily offended, but nevertheless, it was a really enjoyable gig. In the middle of June we saw James Acaster in Swindon. It was the first time we’d seen him before and honestly, it was my favourite gig of the year so far. The show was surprisingly dark, but at the same time it was absolutely hilarious and we laughed the whole way through. I won’t spoil it for anyone who’s going to see him soon, but it was quite relatable in places, which is why I think I found it so funny. Definitely go and see his show, Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 and you’ll love it. Three days later, we went to the Hippodrome in Bristol for the Funny Bones gig, which we went to last year. It was a special event put on the raise money for Above & Beyond, which is a charity that supports hospitals in Bristol City Centre, and there were loads of fantastic comedians on the bill. We saw the likes of Mark Olver, Nish Kumar, Kiri Pritchard-Maclean, and Laura Lexx among others, and it was full of laughs. It’s for an amazing cause that works ridiculously hard to support the NHS, so if you live near to Bristol, make sure to keep an eye out for next year’s date!
Recently my Mum and I, along with Daisy, her 3 year old cavachon, travelled for the second time to Bristol for Dogfest 2019. We went last year and absolutely loved it – there were so many pooches and you don’t get weird looks for saying hello to random dogs! Unfortunately, I had been out the night before and between me and my two friends, we drank 3 bottles of wine, so I wasn’t particularly in the best state for an hour’s car journey. Thankfully though, by the time we actually set off I was feeling much better, and seeing Daisy all excited in the car was enough to make me forget how rough I was feeling. Unfortunately we didn’t get to meet Noel Fitzpatrick, but we did manage to see him on stage doing a talk!
Of course the most recent thing that’s happened is our trip to Madeira, where we spent four days checking out the gorgeous scenery, eating amazing food, and drinking A LOT. You can read all about it and find out what we got up to here.
The last few months have been especially good to me when it comes to my blog too. Since May, I’ve been lucky enough to be nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award three times, which you can read here and here. I was also nominated for the Vogue Parody, which was so much fun, and most recently, The Mystery Blogger Award. It means so much that people are reading my work and enjoying it, so to the lovely people that have nominated me over the last few months, thank you so much. You’re all awesome.
So there you have it, a lot has been going on the last few months, and there’s still plenty more to look forward to over the next three months. At the end of July, I’ll be doing my first ever escape room with a couple of my friends, and in August, I’ll be going to FriendsFest, which I’m absolutely BUZZING for! I can’t wait to be spamming my Instagram with pictures on all the various sets. But the thing I’m looking forward to the most comes in September, where my best friend and I will be heading off to Disneyland Paris! It’ll be the first time I’ve been to Disneyland and I’m so excited. I’ll be honest, I’ll probably cry once I’m in front of that castle. I’ll be looking forward to documenting it all!