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Recharging the batteries

Whilst AJ is watching the new Hawaii 50, I'd thought I'll let you know what's been going on with me the last few weeks.

Well I've been in a kind of lull that I am finally coming out of. Two weeks ago I wrote that I was feeling sorry for myself and that I hadn't done anything on my weekend off. I chastised myself for not being "productive".

I was, however, reminded by my very best of friends Chris that the weekend wasn't wasted and that every so often we need these days of rest to just "recharge the batteries". I needed to be reminded that it is OK not to have an agenda and feel as if I have to being doing something.

And that is what I've been doing the last few weeks. "Recharging my batteries" and "going with the flow". In between I've done a couple of cards (see previous posts), did a bit of cooking, started sorting out cupboards, lots of reading, a little cross stitch,done a little shopping, been out for a couple of meals and watched The Kings Speech and a few other movies that I have been waiting to watch and haven't got round to.

I have also been contemplating about my future.

In November I am taking voluntary redundancy from my job of 13 years in local government. This is partly because my current work is decreasing and the job role will be downgraded and made part time so I couldn't afford the paycut and also because I feel it is the right time to leave and pursue other things. I haven't been happy with my job for a very long time and feel as if I need a complete career change

I'm still a little unsure about what I want to do . I've a few ideas in terms of developing a little craft business and I'll be happy taking a little part time job of 25-30 hours so I will have a little more time in order to do this and I can still contribute to bills etc. I'm treating this as a positive and know it is the right decision.

I am also pursuing my dream of getting a degree in English Language and Literature so I have enrolled with the Open University. (Full time University is totally out of the question, especially with fees going up as they are and there are so many applicants for so few places these days I doubt I would get in my local University). The course starts in October so I will have some time after I am made redundant to do this whilst I am looking for a new job.

So that's it really. My life over the last couple of weeks.

AJ and I have a few events coming up in the next couple of months or so to look forward to.

Highlights to come are visits to some of our friends in Shrewsbury, 40th and 60th birthday parties, a dinner invite, a visit to London, the Harlem Globetrotters, and also a wedding.

And now I shall end. Hawaii 50 is drawing to a close. Looks like AJ is hooked so my Sunday nights will be free to do my blogs in relative peace.

Good Evening from Pickle Land

Hope to speak to you very soon

Love Lesley xx


  1. Remember 'what is this life, if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare'

    Who knows what is waiting around that corner, take courage, my friend and take that leap of faith, you will succeed.


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