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Downward facing dog.

Decided to take some photos during yoga this morning… my form isn’t great on this one as it was one of the first and I’m still a bit stiff. I need to relax my shoulders more, and once my hamstrings are stretched out a bit more, I can get my feet flat. But then my damn camera battery died (there was a lot of faffing about trying to position the camera & timer before this!) so there aren’t any more. Tomorrow perhaps, when the batteries are recharged.

My friend Helen and I drinking cocktails :)
She drove down from Bristol at the last minute to spend the weekend here. A few of us went out for dinner, except we spent over an hour on our ‘one quick drink’ (because it turned into several) and the restaurant we intended to go to shut. We then had to hare around the town trying 4 other places before we found somewhere that would serve us some food!

Then even more alcohol ensued, along with some dancing and a game of pool at a dive bar in town.

By the time we left I had a blister from my shoes so we shamefully got a taxi from town to my flat… a ten minute walk. But it is up a giant hill and I had a painful blister, silly high heels and fuck it, it was my birthday :P

Helen, boyfriend (have I introduced him on here? Daniel/Dan) and I crashed on the kingsize air bed in the lounge which I’d got out for Helen. I can’t remember a word we said, but we nattered for a couple of hours all the while in this lovely sort of triple spooning arrangement. Cuddles are good.

Then Helen instructed us that she would shortly be passing out and that we could have as much sex as we liked without fear of disturbing her. So we left her in the lounge and retired to my room…

Helen isn’t showing any signs of life yet and Dan already left to pick up his son for the day. Currently lying in bed with a bit of a hangover, thinking about the fry up that I intend to cook as soon as I can muster the enthusiasm…

isolationary - I bought a dress, but it’s not shown off too well in this photo (I’m amazed this photo came out at all, it was very dark in there!). Thank you for the birthday wishes my dear!

I got to see my grandfather today. It’s probably the last time I’ll see him, but if it is, it’s a fond memory. He was happy to see me. He still managed to crack a few jokes.

He doesn’t want to carry on, and I completely support his decision… I just hope things aren’t too drawn out. The chances of getting to go to his funeral are slim, but I’m holding out some hope.

My Dad’s brother and sister are here, to help look after him and my Grandmother. Good to see them, but it’s a strange sort of limbo for all of us.

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My friend Adam and I went on a hike to Exmoor yesterday :)
It was so good to get some exercise in the fresh air and be surrounded by nature for a bit. The late afternoon light through the trees was spectacular. I took my proper camera but the SD card bit is playing up so I had to make do with some phone snaps… I’m actually quite pleased with them but they don’t really do it justice!

So I’m loving my outfit today! I like how these coloured skinny jeans look - smart enough to wear to the hospital! And the striped top underneath my blazer looks better than it is; a Primark bargain at £8!
But then, anything looks good teamed with my Daniela Besso blazer and proper leather brogues.

Need to find a better way of taking photos though. Also please excuse my lack of make-up and facial expression. In fact, if you could just forget I have a head, that would be great. ;)

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1. The view from the bus stop opposite the hospital placement. Awesome, no? It’s a boating lake on the edge of Epping Forest.

2. I dyed my hair! This is my serious hair. Honestly, people take me more seriously and treat me differently with dark hair compared to blonde (I’m naturally dark blonde but have been dying it lighter for years). I always liked it dark and have been meaning to change it back for ages, not least so it matches my tumblr user pic!

3. Om nom nom. Tasty prawn & smoked salmon salad that I had for lunch the other day.

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