DEAR DIARY – WEEK OF THE 27th

​Good evening beautiful souls,

Monday was mundane, work, nothing exciting. In the evening however Jessica, Anthony and myself sat down to watch a couple of episodes of Once upon a time which of course turned into more than a couple episodes. Walking into the kitchen afterwards I wanted to shield my eyes, so.many dishes. Once Anthony had left, I asked Jessica if she still felt awake, which she did, so at 12am we started operation clean-up! By 2am the kitchen and living room were spotless and I felt more at ease knowing some of the housework was done 😊

All I wanted to do on Tuesday was have a lie in, but there was no time for that, well I lie I had a mini lie in. I put a wash on and then made porridge and coffee for myself and Jessica. We had a relaxing breakfast watching crappy morning TV. Then I forced myself to get up and start the day. I hung up my washing, packed my suitcase, and tidied my room. At about 1pm, Anthony came round for lunch and we watched another two episodes of once upon a time before I then set off to the airport.

I’m usually very anxious when traveling but I’d taken a kalms tablet and had my Harry Potter and the philosophers stone audiobook for company, so I surprised myself and coped quite well with the train to the airport and then the flight. I arrived in Belfast in no time at all where my uncle picked me up and took me for a pint, before going home to bed.

Eurghhh. That was literally my first thought on Wednesday morning. I felt ill; absolutely horrid, where had it come from?! I had a long lie in and eventually got up for some porridge and watched morning tv with my aunt, who just having got back from Vegas was not only suffering from jetlag but had also caught a cold. We looked a sorry lot sniffling around snuggled up on the couch.

My uncle was cute and took me out for food on his lunch break which was lovely. Then I spent the rest of the afternoon snuggled up reading my book and drinking plenty of tea to keep me hydrated. At some point I could barely keep my eyes open and went to lie down. When I got back up to get ready for surprising my grandpa on his 80th birthday meal, I felt worse then before I’d lain down. I almost wasn’t sure whether I could make the meal, but this was the whole reason I’d flown over, to surprise my grandpa on his 80th, so I could hardly not go. Putting on a brave face, I got ready and enjoyed the meal. My grandparents were both surprised, so I was a good birthday present aha. I had some soup which was perfect for how I was feeling and managed to enjoy the evening with all the family. When we got home my uncle and I warmed up a little mulled wine and gad a chat before heading to bed. It was a lovely evening all in all.

The next day I after a nice long and much needed lie in I was shipped off to stay with my grandparents. I felt so drained of energy I literally spent the next two days just sitting on the couch at my grandparents, drinking copious amounts of tea and finally taking the time to get some reading done. I even got my creative juices flowing on Friday and began writing which was fun.

Saturday I began to feel cooped up and decided to stretch my legs a bit. I went for a coffee in Carrick and read a bit before doing a spot of shopping. It was a nice afternoon getting out of the house for a bit.

I still didn’t feel any better this morning, it’s like is the medicine even doing anything?! Anyway I snuggled up on the couch watching Sunday brunch whilst my grandparents went to church. Then after a light bite to eat my uncle and little cousin picked me up to go ice skating which was great fun. I don’t think getting all hot and sweaty in the cold did me any good, but I didn’t want to disappoint my cousin and I must admit I had fun, I hadn’t been ice skating in over what must be 10 years! Now I’m back home again trying to warm up and ready for an early night.

Hope you’ve all had a great week, and aren’t full of the cold like me!

Love Carina xo

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