Weekly Round Up #11

Weekly Round Up #11 (06/10 – 12/10)

It’s been a slow week of recovering from the trials of the half-marathon this week. My legs were understandably achy, and my feet suffering from a touch of tendonitis. But it’s a testament to my improved stamina and fitness that I felt almost recovered by thursday.

Then at the weekend I came down with a strange cold/flu virus that had me feeling very weird. Consequently a large portion of the weekend was spent in front of the television, watching bad films I’d mostly seen before, and wishing my temperature would lower so I stopped feeling like my heart was going to beat out of my chest. It wasn’t pleasant, and I’m only just starting to feel properly myself at time of writing almost a week later.

Still, between the illness and the aches there were things going on. On tuesday, Mum and I went to pop-up choir with my old piano teacher and family friend. It’s for an arts festival that’s taking place in our hometown – a bunch of amateurs coming together to sing some songs for about an hour during the festival. We did Words by the BeeGees and You Are Not Alone (version I know by Michael Jackson, but it wasn’t his name on the music) and a rather shaky version of the Hallelujah chorus, which we will apparently be performing with some ukeleles. I can’t even begin to imagine…

The weather has been pretty grotty, skipping past autumn, straight to winter by the feel of it, but it’s been a perfect excuse to get the fire going, and I’ve enjoyed snuggling on the sofa with the Boyfriend to the gentle crackle of burning wood, in the soft light of the flames. Terribly romantic, which, given that the Boyfriend doesn’t have a romantic bone in his body, is rather lost on him!

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