It seems like forever since last I blogged. In fact it’s about 5 weeks. A month came and went – May – during which time I didn’t get round to blogging.
But life hasn’t been so bad. A week on an island off North Africa and later in the month, a wedding in Southern France. Both were enjoyable. Both I may, in time, get round to blogging about.
Not much else is new. My overseas secondment is ‘on hold’. The business is restructuring (not in the ‘laying people off’ way, which that phrase usually means). My reporting lines are changing. I still don’t know who my new boss will be. We’ll see. To use a phrase endlessly repeated by an ex-colleague from an ex-company (who I was never particularly fond of but whose phrase was apt) – I’m kind of over it. I like the people, it’s comfortable – though far too manic. But I’ve done it – been there, got the t-shirt, etc. I’ll soon be approaching the 3 year mark. I’m certainly not getting any younger. We shall see.
Ironically, perhaps, I don’t look too jaded. Three holidays have left me tanned and ‘healthy looking’, according to others. That’s about as far as the ‘healthy’ bit goes. I re-joined the gym at the very end of April – but haven’t been once. Life is still fuelled by a perma-cocktail of red wine and gin. In fairness, I’m fairly healthy during the day – Special K for breakfast and soup and half a salad wrap at lunchtime. Hardly excessive. By evening, less so.
I overhauled the blog slightly. I finally got rid of the edgy look and went for something cleaner. But I feel… like someone who has fallen off a bike and isn’t overly minded to get back on. My zest for using the blog as an outlet or catharsis has waned. I could scuttle it, which has crossed my mind, but ‘turning off’ 2.5 years of entries, some of which took a bit of time and thought to write – seems over the top.
In other news, 2011 is proving to be The Year of the Book for me. I’ve read 10 books so far this year, the last of which was 720 pages long. I have loved reading my whole life and find it such a source of inspiration and enjoyment.