May & June Catchup

I didn’t get around to doing one of these in May, so today, you get a double whammy of what happened in May & June.


Birthday Cake 2 Birthday Cake

We celebrated two birthdays in the past two months- my 25th and the Ginger’s 27th birthday. Neither of us celebrated with a night out or a party, but a birthday cake is compulsory for any birthday. On the left is the white chocolate cake I made for his birthday, and on the right is a vanilla Madeira cake for my birthday. I guess I should set some goals for my 26th birthday or a bucket list for my 30th birthday.


I wrote a longer post about my battle against depression earlier this month, but I want to say that I am starting to feel so much better now. It feels like my personality has returned, as has my positivity. I’m going to be on antidepressants for the next while, but I’m hopeful that I will be able to stay happy and healthy when I come off them.


I find that it’s only when I look back that I realise how far I’ve come. In the beginning of May, I would have struggled to run 1km but now, I’ve turned into a fitness enthusiast. I ran the Pieta House Darkness into Light run in the middle of May, and realised the effectiveness of exercise on my frame of mind. Since then, I’ve started boxing class, spin class, kettlebells class and run at the weekends. Of course, it’s also been very effective for managing my prediabetes as I took my fasting blood sugars down to 5.1mmol/l in my last checkup. I’ve also lost 10lbs as well, and none of my clothes fit me!

Everything Else…

I joined Cork City Library, the city centre library is huge and I love the branch out in Douglas. Why did no-one tell me they have hundreds of cookbooks?

I bought a Kenwood food processor- life in the kitchen has suddenly became so much easier.

I finally started wearing contact lenses again, it’s nice to go out without my glasses.

My hair is growing past my neck, it’s hard to believe I had a pixie cut this time last year.

I watched the first season of Nashville. It’s total brain mush territory but yet I can’t wait for Season 2.

There ends my brain dump, how was your June?


One thought on “May & June Catchup

  1. Belated Happy Birthday! And yay for joining the library, I used to use mine all the time as a child, fell out of it when I was in college then went back in 2010 after I finished college and I was DELIGHTED when I realised you could get cookbooks! If I new one comes out, I usually see if it’s in the library by checking online and ordering it in, it’s amazing.

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