Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Life Lately // May 2017


It has been a loooong time since I have sat down to update on my life with my little life lately series. I've been kind of struggling lately with the blog though - well not struggling but I can't think of another word - so I thought this would be the perfect post to 1) take less than 5+ hours to put together and 2) let some friends who I would usually regularly converse with but haven't because life, know the crack!

Settling into life with 2 (technically 3) jobs! I have had a morning cleaning job for an hour and a bit since March 2015 and love that little job. However over time in this house a few of our outgoings have increased and obviously, we don't want to be so tight with money at the end of the month due to actually needing to save for a house deposit (so I don't have to live here forever). That meant me getting a second job. I've looked on and off for months but this one just stumbled into my life right at the perfect time...everything happens for a reason! I'm cleaning again but in a different 'venue' for 2 hours in the middle of the day, plus another couple hours twice a week in the bosses home.
It may not seem much but when you're used to being finished work at 8am and having the whole day to run your own home, work on blog stuff and all that other jazz it is a little shock to the system. I now only have a couple hours in the morning where I clean a little, see to Baker and then get ready for job #2 and I don't get home until after 2.30 or 4.30.
When I do get in and shower, feed everyone, tidy up and eventually sit down there's only an hour or two left to work on the laptop before bed. Therefore I am rather behind on blogging!

How far behind on blogging I am haha! I know it doesn't bother many people and a lot just write and post all in one day, but I am used to being around a month ahead with scheduled posts. That's around 16 posts. Right now I only have 3.5 posts completed and that makes me want to cry with stress. I know no one will care if I miss a post but I's not for anyone but myself and I like to stick to my Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday schedule okay?! haha
I think I have a lot of work to do this coming weekend...

Not to sound boring or old, but the weather. Yeah, we are still having rain and stuff but the milder days do mean I've been able to get washing out on the line for a change and don't need a giant coat and scarf while walking to work. It's perfect bird photo taking weather too <3
I'm also loving all the new people at my 2nd job. At my morning job I am 100% alone and I really love that but it's been a few years since I've been in a setting working alongside people and this time, as it isn't retail, it's quite lovely.

The fact that the nice weather means everyone is everywhere! You can't go anywhere outdoors and have peace. At home, I can barely get Baker out in the garden for the toilet as it's like a street party of people, children, and dogs a lot of the time and since he was attacked yet again recently he is even nervier. Not to mention my social anxiety and fear of the neighbours :/
Town isn't too fun to pass through either with being inundated with holiday-makers and even more children and dogs! Boo!

Obviously, I went to see Pirates of the Caribbean at the weekend so you could always pop over to check out the review I put up on Monday ;) Other than that, as you'll see in my month 'What I Watched' round up, there are a few PBS documentaries on Netflix called 'Secrets of...' and I watched a lot of them! Before we went to DLP at the start of the month I worked out how to download movies to watch offline on Netflix so did that with those and have had them playing as I'm at work in the mornings. Multitasking cleaning and learning haha!

I kind of wondered why my 'read' list seemed so short this quarter so far but I guess the whole job thing coupled with a mini holiday can be to blame for that. Still, I'm trying extra hard now and want to fit in as many as possible during June to bump up that number. It's crazy because my aim for the whole of 2017 was to read 10 books and I'm currently on 17 complete and 3 being read, those being - Alice in Wonderland (book of the2010 film), Countryside: The Tears of Adina and Great Expectations.
You could always come keep up with me over on Goodreads if you fancy! >

- Like I said, I was at Disneyland Paris at the start of this month and can't wait to share the photos from that trip. There are still around 5 posts from my December 2016 visit to go up though so it could be a good couple months until the May posts appear!
- Life is all work just now to be fair...I don't have another day off from mt 1st job until September! That's over 13 weeks of 7 day work lol. Thankfully my new job is on 5 days a week!
- Something awesome is that my Nana goes to a little day centre on Fridays practically next door to my 2nd job so now I am able to see her so much more <3
- We haven't any trips or days out planned until October now but our 7th annual Race for Life is coming up in the next month or so!!
- Thankfully I am feeling better for the first time in like a month. I got super ill after coming back from Disney (I'll explain in another upcoming post) and then after a week of getting a little better, I ended up with a chest infection. That is no fun but extra so when you have asthma. I am glad to be able to breathe again haha.

I don't think I'll bring these posts back to being monthly again as my life really just isn't that exciting or busy, but I may randomly do one every 6 months or so! I wanna know what I've been missing in your life too so link any similar posts you have in the comments.
As always a massive thank you to everyone who has stuck around despite me not exactly being able to return the favor. I do plan on attempting to comment on at least 5 blogs a day so hopefully I'll stop by yours asap.


  1. Sounds like you're a wee busy bee!
    I completely understand how hard it is to fit in constant blogging, and you're doing a hell of a lot better than me. I seem to be going weeks without blogging these days!
    When I get home from work I very rarely feel like sitting down and blogging.. and after getting everything sorted wheb I get in, food etc, I usually end up napping anyway!

    I've also made a little challenge to myself to make the most of my days off so have done a little sightseeing recently, which is obviously good for the blog... But then there's having the time to edit lol.

    This weather IS great bird photo taking weather isn't it! :)

    It's lovely that you can see your Nana more now too.

    I'm glad you're feeling better ❤

    Sorry for the ramble!

    1. Just a bit! haha.
      I have no idea how people who work full time manage to even have blogs. I only work max 23 hours a week but the 'split shifts' takes up a chunk of time too. Some days I would be able to edit a good 30+ photos or write 2 posts but now its taking me days to do the same. Oh well, can't complain.

      That's so good! I wish we could go see more but we really need a car as we've done everything in walking distance a million times. Your blog will always be there if you get the time, its so much better to get out and do stuff.

      Don't apologize! I love huge comments!! <3 Thank you.


  2. I'm so glad you're feeling better now Danielle, as I know you mentioned you'd been feeling poorly for a little while so that's good news! I'm sorry to hear that work is so busy though, I do hope you get some time to relax in the evenings and that your days off come around soon. Don't worry about blogging, as it sounds like you're super busy at the moment, but give yourself a pat on the back for working these jobs and still blogging lovely! I loved your POTC review, so I must try and see it soon, and I've been loving the weather too. Hope you have a lovely rest of the week. <3 - Tasha

    1. Thanks Tasha - just tired spells now but that's always me lol.
      I enjoy my jobs thankfully so it's all good and I just need to get the time balance right.
      Glad you liked it! It seems my thoughts are really rare as SO many people on twitter etc have said they hated it. Makes me wonder if I was watching the wrong movie haha.

      And you lovely!


  3. Congratulations for your new job! It's extra work, but it sounds lovely and extra money are great anytime. :) Hugs x

  4. Oh my goodness, you are a busy woman! No need to apologise - it sounds like you have had your hands full. Congrats on the second job, though. It sounds perfect! I'm sure once you've got used to it, and settled into a routine, the blogging stuff will sort itself out. Don't beat yourself up about it! x x

    1. I feel like I barely stop just now lol. I have no idea how people who work full time, have kids and other stuff ha!
      Thanks so much :) I'm really enjoying it.