How is it already Friday? This week has seriously flown by, and it has been fairly busy and stressful at work as well as after, so I haven’t really had much time to sit down and write anything, never mind read or comment as much as I would like. Will try and catch up this weekend!
Therefore, I thought I would try to scramble a post together about other things I have done over the week and basically just ramble on. It’s a thing now!
First of all, one thing I looked at this week was my bank account. That was not fun. Christmas and Norway has taken its toll, but it’s manageable, and at least now I am aware! For me the hardest part is actually facing my fear and logging into the online bank to check my statement. This is something I really need to get over. I guess it’s called being a responsible adult, wonder if I will ever be one?
Last weekend I downloaded an app called Sleepcycle. The jist is you keep your phone on the bed whilst sleeping and the app monitors from your movements whether you are in a light sleep, deep sleep or awake. It then calculates when the best time to wake you up is, within a set time-frame that you have chosen. It also gives you lots of graphs such as your sleep quality, what impact things like stress, coffee, or exercise has on your sleep and other things.
I have to admit I was a bit sceptical to start with, but it seems to be working! This week I have managed to get out of bed in plenty of time to get to work, I haven’t felt the need to snooze at all, and therefore I have actually been in early to work 3 days out of 5 (meaning I could leave early.) The only time I have struggled was this morning, but according to my app last night I had the worst sleep quality out of all the nights I have tried. I am not surprised however about the irregularity of how light I sleep. Waking up 3 – 4 times a night is pretty much so common I do it in my sleep now.. (har har) This might explain why I always dream really random crazy dreams that I remember vividly. Maybe one day I will write a blog post about all the crazy stuff my mind makes up during sleep.
Have you guys heard of this app? Ever tried it? I am intrigued to see if this trend of waking up early with no issues will continue!
Last month I had bought and ad space over at Cider with Rosie. Sponsoring is something I actually never thought I would do when I started this blog, but I have to admit I really like it. Mainly because it helps keeping me motivated to actually put posts together, and also when reading the posts put together with all the sponsors I always find lots of lovely new blogs to follow myself! It also seems to have increased a bit of traffic and readers for me, so if you are new to this space and have found me via Rosie – hi and welcome!
Through one of these sponsor posts, although I can’t remember which one, I found myself in one of those surfing-vortexes and somehow ended up finding this blog belonging to Alexandra who has recently moved to Aberdeen. If you ever wondered what the Granite City of Aberdeen looks like, have a look at this post from December.Somehow she manages to make Aberdeen look like such a lovely place! Or maybe it actually is quite a lovely place, and I have just got used to it after living here for 13 years. Seeing familiar sites like this through someone else’s eye can be a real eye-opener sometimes, and again just reminds me that I need to spend some more time exploring the places nearby.
Tonight I am heading over to a friend’s house for some drinks before we are supposed to go out for dinner and more drinks. It’s her birthday today, so the plan is to celebrate her birthday and mine at the same time.
And so as is tradition I spent yesterday trawling the shops on the lookout for a suitable birthday gift, and just finding lots of things that I really want for myself. Isn’t that always the case? When you do have money to spend on yourself there never is anything nice in the shops but when you don’t have all of a sudden you just want ALL THE THINGS!
In the end I found these cute books in Waterstones, they are basically classics made into baby books, and are just too adorable. Who needs to read all of Pride & Prejudice when you can get the full story in 10 pages? (And the questions is – should I show these books to Kristen?) I ended up getting Sense and Sensibility and Jane Eyre, toyed with the idea of getting myself one, but left it at that. I’ll get her some kindle vouchers as well so she can get some more complicated books later on.
Finally, the best thing about today is that I booked myself some flight tickets to go and meet Sarah in April! Long weekend in England here I come!
Anyway, shall we leave it at that? What have you all been up to yourselves? Any plans for this weekend?