Hello there chummies! How are you all doing?
This week seems to have flown by and boy am I knackered. I found out at the end of last week that I’m really anaemic again so I’m back on iron tablets. Hopefully it will help with how rubbish I’ve been feeling; I’ve felt super tired, dizzy, breathless and generally not great so I’m really hoping they kick in soon! I’ve also worked a lot this week. It’s been a while since I’ve worked a Christmas waitressing and boy it is stressful. Luckily, I have the majority of christmas off because I go home the end of next week and I cannot wait to have a break! I also finished my first term of uni this week and even though I still have a lot of work to do, it feels good to have completed a term. I’ve had some feedback on my work this week which has been great. I’m writing well and on the right track which is always good to hear.
Manchester finally had its first snowfall of the season and it was so magical. We had a little bit on Friday whilst I walked around the markets and then I woke up to a proper blizzard on Saturday morning. It was like I hadn’t ever seen snow before! I sat on my bed and watched it from the window for about 10 minutes (even though I was in a major rush to get ready). It just looks so magical and I love love love it.
I know that I am very late to the kale party but I bloody LOVE crispy kale. I had it a few weeks back in a cafe and was hooked. This week I actually made it myself because I realised it was super easy plus a pretty good iron source to boost my levels up. To make it, just put some love oil and sea salt on and cook at 200 degrees for about 1o minutes. Trust me, it’s amazing and if you’re like me will end up eating two bowls in one setting.
Catching up with friends
After months of trying to arrange something, I finally met up with my uni friend Adam. It was so lovely to spend the afternoon catching up, having lunch and a little wander around the Christmas markets.
Buying christmas presents
I booked this weekend off work and my mum and dad came down and we did a little spot of christmas shopping. It was so lovely to get to spend some time with them and it was so pretty because it was snowing too (although it was a little nippy). We finished the day off by having the most gorgeous lunch at Gusto. If you’re ever in manchester and looking for a good lunch (or dinner), head here. Not only is the food amazing, the actual place is pretty spectacular too.
Productive days at coffee shops
I’ve written a few posts about how much I love going to coffee shops to do work. On Wednesday I had a super productive day at a new favourite coffee shop, Grindsmith’s. I spent literally the whole afternoon here and got a really good chunk of my lit review done. They have really good coffee here as well as a nice little selection of toasties and cakes.