I went to York again this month. For a bit longer this time, and it was lovely. It always is. I love going there and visiting everyone and the pups and bun. I didn’t get to see Fen this time, but I will next time because I miss them! We’re going to do crafty things surrounded by pups. It’s a thing and we will be doing it.
I’ve been sorting out the house a bit too, there’s a lot to do because we’ve lived here for nineteen years and there’s a bit of an accumulation of crap. It happens in every house, but my parents have been living alone here for the last little while, and there hasn’t been much time for them to sort anything out. So I’ve been trying to do it. I’m making some progress but it gets boring! Maybe I should be some kind of organisation person, because I always want to organise other people’s stuff, but of course not my own! Maybe that’s just because I’m super nosy…
I’ve been reading loads aswell, getting through that TBR pile at a fair old whack now. It’s good because I had a few books that I hadn’t got around to reading, so I’ve made my way through those and now I’m onto the goodies that I found in my mum’s bookcases! One of the books that I read recently that I want to mention in Norwegian Wood, by Haruki Murakami. I really thought it was good. I don’t know if ‘enjoyed’ is the right word, considering the subject matter, but I actually found it a very soothing book. It deals with mental illness and suicidal themes, but it’s almost comforting to know that I’m not alone, and that although you’re hurt, sometimes it’s okay that you’re moving on. A word of warning though, it is VERY sad and raw at times, so if you’re feeling sad and raw it may not be so soothing, read with caution. It’s written beautifully though, so it’s well worth a read if you think you’re up to it.
At the start of the month I began a yoga challenge to fundraise for the M.E Association. They’re my charity this year, so I’m planning on doing quite a few fundraising events over the rest of the year. So the current one is this yoga challenge, which is for me to do thirty minutes of yoga every single day for three months. It got a bit easier when I got a new yoga mat that wasn’t just a cheap eBay one! It’s purple too, which is cool because not only is it my favourite colour, it is also the colour of the M.E. Association! If you’re interested in learning more about M.E, and the Association and what they do to help people click here to follow the link to my fundraising page where I’ve collected some useful information for you.