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Ciao November

7 Dec

Slightly later than planned here’s a quick note about what I did in November which is actually not a great deal apart from reading and writing.

I’ve been trying to limit social contact with the cases in Switzerland increasing and no measures to stop them rising being brought into effect. So I’ve been mainly at home keeping myself busy with my Masters courses and getting a few things ready for Christmas.

I’ve also not been going to the gym but have been trying to get outside for a run at least three or four times a week. I’m slowly getting more and more addicted to running to just get out of the house.

November was one of the months of the year when I would do the most travelling and it’s kind of hit me that I’ve missed out on something I enjoy so much this year even though I have been productive in other areas.

People ready for Christmas in November!

I don’t really think there’s that much to say otherwise which makes it sound like I’ve not done very much as all. But I have still be progressing with my challenges. I’m hoping almost two will be finished by the end of the year, meaning I can get cracking with some of the others on the list.

Hope you had a great November and are getting ready for Christmas!

Farewell November

30 Nov

Let’s all say it together so that it’s out of the way: ‘How on earth is it the end of November already?’

This time in a few weeks we will all be stuffed with food, chocolates and booze wondering how on earth we are going to shed the weight so we can get back into our trousers to go back to work at the start of January. When we do go back to work in January, we will be in a new decade. This is a little too much for my brain to process at this point in time.

I feel like this month has been more relaxed than previous months but I’ve managed to do cool things this month that I have enjoyed.

Here is what I got up to in November:

  • After a long absence from the stage, I made my long awaited comeback. My drama group had a performance to share what we had learnt during the course. It was terrifyingly nerve-wrecking but a huge amount of fun and I was glad that some of my friends took time out of their busy lives to come and see it.
  • I finished my swimming course. I also learnt so much doing this and I sort of got used to the early mornings. Without having the motivation of the course, I actually haven’t been swimming once since finishing it but I have promised that I will go at least once a week between now and Christmas.
  • I finished my writing course and I am now working on a collection of short stories which I hope I will be able to publish in early spring next year.
  • I had a nice break in the sun in Tenerife with my mum. I was able to go running most mornings and drink a decent amount of local beer. We also went on a stargazing trip but, because it was cloudy, we didn’t see any stars. We just ended up cold and wanting to get back into the warm bus.
  • I joined the esteemed ranks of a non-nail biter after failing for year after year and, in doing so, completed Challenge #34 of my 40 Before 40 challenge.
  • And I visited my 34th European country when we visited a very wet and windy Monaco.

December will be full on as it always is. Work will be busy and my diary is looking full as it stands, unless I do my classic thing and make last minute cancellations!

I hope you had a great November and you are looking forward to celebrating the festive season.