I don’t know about anyone else, but despite the fact we’ve been in lockdown for the whole thing, May has actually been a pretty fast month. As of the 1st June, we’re allowed to meet in small groups of 6 as long as it’s outdoors. Great for those gagging to get the BBQ out, not so great for those with massive families. Also, anyone wanting to bet that the weather will now turn to shit? I’ll put a tenner on it. Let’s just say, at the moment, we’re still all majorly pissed off. As it stands we’ll be able to go into Primark before we can go into our loved ones’ houses, and I feel the British public are very close to losing their shit – myself included. Anyway, politics over – here’s what’s been happening during May!
What’s Been Happening
While I mentioned last month that I was really hating the idea of having a lockdown birthday, it soon became apparent that that’s exactly what I was going to be having. However, despite the fact I was prepared for a day of drinking and crying into my empty gin glass, I honestly had one of the best birthdays I’ve had in quite a while. There was no pressure because I knew I couldn’t do anything, but it meant I didn’t have any anxiety to deal with which immediately meant it was a one up from last year. I had a few socially distanced visits from family members and my sister in law made me the most AMAZING mermaid cake! The day even finished with a video call from the fam too where I could blow out my candles too – all in all, I couldn’t have asked for anything better.
There have mainly been two TV shows that have dominated my life for the last few weeks, and they’re at the complete opposites. First of all, if you read my last post, you’ll know that my newest obsession is with Normal People. Fuck it, let’s be real. It’s with Paul Mescal, who plays Connell.
I’m pretty much boring my friends and annoying the shit out of my husband with this latest crush who is now top of my list (think what Ross does in Friends – except I don’t have a little laminated card in my purse…yet), so I won’t say anything else about it. I will however be getting myself a fringe once I’m able to get my hair cut. Marianne’s fringe is just hair goals.
Anyway, on a slightly less obscene note, the other telly show is much more family friendly. A few weeks ago I discovered that BBC iPlayer has uploaded Series 1-11 of My Family, which was quite a popular sitcom back in the early 00s, and it was one of my favourite shows, even though most of the jokes went over my head. Despite that, I’ve never actually watched the whole show the whole way through – I think I got as far as Series 5 back in the day. I’m currently bingeing through them as I do the ironing and I’m loving them. It’s good old fashioned comedy and it’s quite nice to sit and watch a couple of episodes when you’re feeling crappy.
I’ve been making the most of my free time recently by listening to a few podcasts. If you’ve read one of my earlier posts you’ll know that two of my current favourites are Shagged Married Annoyed with Chris and Rosie Ramsey and Help! I Sexted My Boss with Jordan North and William Hanson. I’ve been bingeing through Shagged Married Annoyed again during my work days and Sexted My Boss has kept me company while I do the housework. Make sure you check them out as they’re both hilarious!
Socially Distanced Socialising
We were all buzzing when Boris relaxed the rules a smidge (pre CumGate of course) to allow us to meet with one person outside our household, provided that we were outdoors. Of course, I immediately arranged a walk with Mama J and Daisy. It was the first time I’d seen both of them in almost three months and it was the best feeling ever. I also managed a socially distanced meet with Lillie and her pooch, Copper too. While it wasn’t our usual wine session that we were used to, it was a chance to catch up properly and we still had plenty of laughs as usual. They just need to hurry up and let us see our loved ones properly. I’m gagging for wine and chicken nuggets with my best one.
Again, this month I didn’t bother with a mood tracker, however I was determined to still keep up with my gratitude list. Here’s a handful of what’s kept me smiling during May.
Bank holiday weekends.
Having such an amazing birthday despite the circumstances.
My mermaid birthday cake.
My mermaid themed birthday gifts from my lovely friend, Cheryl.
Getting my first paid blog post opportunities.
Watching endless TikTok videos and pissing myself laughing.
Seeing Mum and Daisy for the first time in months.
Seeing Lillie and Copper for the first time in months.
Paul Mescal. #SorryNotSorry
Month in Pictures
Being in lockdown has meant I haven’t really been using my phone much, although here’s a few of my favourite snaps from the month – mainly involving Tilly.
Coming Up Next Month
Who even knows anymore? Hopefully things will start to get better now we can have a bit more contact with our families, but this year’s been quite the shitter, so I’m not expecting things to improve massively. I have two weeks’ holiday booked for the end of June that I have no idea whether or not to take, depending on how the circumstances change. There’s also talk of going back into the office at work, which I’m genuinely shitting myself over, but more on that at a later time.
How was your May? Let me know in the comments!