MARCH 2018

March… oh March! After February, I had such high hopes for you and you spectacularly let me down. To be fair, the month started off well, we finally started to feel relatively happy in Gran Canaria but the end of the month has gone totally tits up. Let’s blame it on Mercury going retrograde.

Awesome

After years of only one day off a week, we finally have two days off! I’ve had actual weekends for the first time in my working life!

Ash and I had a lovely day when we wondered across the sand dunes (spotted some erm, sights) and had a lovely lunch.

My friend Nat came on holiday with her family and we met up one evening for a few cocktails and a catch up which was lovely.

Awkward

My tooth ache came back with a vengeance… I need to get this tooth taken out one day.

I had quite a bad complaint put in about me at work which has pissed me off no end. The complaint they have made is making me out to be the complete opposite person of who I am so I’m quite honestly disgusted.

Then, just to put the cherry on top of a pile of shit, Ash is being sent home to the UK whilst I have to stay here another month.

Achievements

I’m quite proud of myself for driving up into the mountains. Nothing particularly impressive but something I’ve been terrified of doing for the past two years due to the narrow, twisty roads with steep drops. It’s stopped me from exploring a few places I would have really liked to explore so I’m glad I finally plucked up the courage.

This month, I completed a meditation diploma which means I am now qualified to teach meditation and start my own groups.

Reading

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. I honestly still have no idea about my opinion of this book. Not one clue.

The Undomesticated Goddess by Sophie Kinsella. I always adore Sophie Kinsella books but was quite disappointed by this one. I found it too far fetched and unbelievable, the plot was quite honestly ridiculous.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. If you’ve already read my March blogger book nook post you will know how I fell head over heels for this book and it is the only one to ever make me cry.

The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes. After Me Before You, I had to read another Jojo Moyes books. It didn’t quite compare but I still thoroughly enjoyed it. I love how her characters are so relatable.

The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai. I loved this story even though it’s a bit different to my usual reads. A librarian unintentionally ends up kidnapping a ten year old boy whose parents have enrolled him in anti-gay classes. I loved the concept of getting caught up in something accidentally and not being able to turn back because I can kinda relate (although, not to anything this extreme).

Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon. I love reading about mental health at the moment and this story of Bryony’s life with OCD is so raw but with a hilarious twist.

Meditation Plain and Simple by Lynne Lauren. This book contained some really great meditations however, because they were written down, it was really hard to get into. The meditations would make for a great guided meditation or even an audio book for that matter because they sadly got a bit lost on paper.

Watching

The Office. Ash and I have been obsessed with The Office recently. We’re so late to the party but I think it’s genius, I love Michael Scott and I adore Jim & Pam’s relationship.

Minimalism. Towards the beginning of the month, I watched the minimalism documentary on Netflix. I can relate quite strongly to minimalism anyway since I live out of a suitcase but it really made me want to get rid of all my belongings and start again. It inspired me to write this post about things more important than what you own.

What The Health. A documentary to really make you think and I’ve seriously questioned my choices since watching it but I’m just not ready to commit right now.

Restaurants

Maximillians, Meloneras, Gran Canaria. Delicious Italian restaurant which we had heard great things about. A little bit posher than we are used to but fantastic food.

Toro Steakhouse, Playa Del Ingles, Gran Canaria. I don’t know why we haven’t been here before since it’s across the street from our apartment. Such a tasty mixed grill!

Bars

Tipsy Hammock, Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria. When my friend Nat was here, we visited this bar in the beach front for a few cocktails. Great location, great atmosphere and great cocktail list. They have over 70 options on the menu including a wide variety of mojitos which is what I’m about. The kiwi, bubble gum and dragon berry mojitos all receive top marks from me.

Loving

Peppermint tea. Never tried it before and I’m now addicted.

Strawberry chocolate. One of my favourite chocolates is the strawberry cream one from Roses and Quality Street so it’s no surprise really. It started with me trying the strawberry yoghurt Ritter Sport which is just heavenly and since then I’ve picked up every type of strawberry chocolate I’ve seen.

Things to look forward to in April…

Hopefully having a better month than March and hopefully spending some time at home before heading back to Cyprus.


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23 thoughts on “MARCH 2018

  1. _findingkate_ says:

    Oh hun it seems like you and I both had truly shitty Marches! The good news is – we’re in April now. I laughed out loud – I’ve been saying the same thing about Mercury in Retrograde! I’m sorry to hear about Ash being sent home but on the up it doesn’t sound like long until you’re back in Cyprus! Well done you on your graduation diploma – I’d really like to get a qualification this year, and this sounds great! Shame about the meditation book not having an audio counterpart – maybe you could record yourself reading and make your own audiobook of it!

    Here’s to a better April for us both!

    Kate x
    http://www.findingkate.co

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  2. Kat (@femenish) says:

    I’m hoping your April is better than your March! Congratulations on getting the meditation diploma, that is something to be really proud of! I agree about the Undomesticated Goddess. Sophie Kinsella is one of my favourite authors, but this one was so different! I’ll stick to the Shopaholic series πŸ˜€

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  3. lifethroughtsg says:

    Sorry to hear that you didn’t have a great March lovely, I really hope that April will be better for you! Well done on the meditation diploma! I really need to read some more by Jojo Moyes!
    Hayley x
    Lifethroughtsg.com

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  4. Tabitha says:

    Wow, you’re qualified to teach meditation!? Please come and teach me some time! I definitely think I need to start soon as I’m a mess at the moment.
    Wow, you read so much this month! I have Sophie Kinsella’s Undomesticated Goddess at home so it’s a shame you didn’t enjoy it much!
    I hope April is a better month for you, you deserve a great month as you’re brilliant and work so hard! xx

    p.s. you look stunning in the photo of you wearing the Levi top!

    http://www.whattabithaloves.co.uk

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  5. Hels says:

    Love the photo of you! I’m sorry March wasn’t that great for you, I hope April treats you much better. Well done on the driving, and the dragon fruit mojito sounds amazing! Congratulations on the meditation teaching diploma, that’s brilliant!
    Hels xx

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  6. Amy Turk says:

    I hope April is better for you lovely! I’m also really intrigued about the “sights” you saw? Hahaha.

    Well done for driving through the mountains! Driving is so nerve-wracking so I totally take my hat off!

    Amy | amylt.co.uk

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  7. Abbey Louisa Rose (@abbeylouisarose) says:

    Mercury, you have a hell of a lot to answer for! I’m honestly so shocked that anyone has put in a complaint against you at work, every time you speak about your work on your blog you seem to be a total professional, I think that their complaint says a lot more about them than it does about you! I sincerely hope that it doesn’t go any further! So sorry that you and Ash have been split up by work as well, that’s such a shame but I’m sure that your reunion will be very sweet! The Toro Steakhouse sounds like a great place to eat, a mixed grill would be right up my boyfriend’s alley, that’s for sure! Sending positive vibes to you for April, the only way is up!

    Abbey xoxox

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