This week has been much better; my arm is out of the sling and I can do more around the house and at work. I will still need to be very careful for a while – it’ll take 6 weeks for it to heal completely so I just need to remember not to do too much. Easier said than done though!

In terms of eating healthily, I’ve also been much better this week. In fact, I’ve lost a lb! That’s without trying really hard, so it shows I can do it. I have been trying to not eat so much during the day and to drink more water, so it’s paying off.

 

5 things I’ve enjoyed/been grateful for this week:

1) We watched the Stand Up To Cancer on TV on Friday night and, whilst it made me a bit emotional, the idea behind is it so good and I really enjoyed watching the celebrity edition of Gogglebox.

2) I made some fruit scones and took them into work along with some strawberry jam and clotted cream – made Monday more enjoyable!

3) I made this summer-in-winter chicken for tea from the BBC Good Food website and it was really tasty, easy and quick.

4) One of my friends has gone on holiday for 3 weeks to Australia which means I can’t contact her whilst she’s there. It makes me appreciate her friendship anymore and I’m grateful to have her in my life.

5) We went to see The Lion King the musical last night as we managed to get some cheap tickets for it. It was fantastic! Loved every minute.

 

5 blog posts I’ve enjoyed this week:

1) Sticky Toffee Apple Rice Pudding by Frugal Queen. This looks like such a good, easy pudding to make in winter, and a bonus is that it’s made in the slow cooker!

2) “Retiring Early” REALLY Means “Being Financially Free” by Budgets Are Sexy. Nothing like saying the obvious, but this is a great article spelling out what retiring early actually means.

3) I’m Sick But Still Writing Only Because I Set A Goal by Luke 1428. Sickness means  for most people having some “me” time but when you set goals, it means sometimes working through the hard times to get there. I’ll admit, I’m someone who likes to sleep a lot when I’m ill, which wouldn’t help me with my goals..

4) How To Save Money On Hotels And Go On More Vacations by Making Sense of Cents. Go on more vacations? Yes please! A useful guide on how to save money and go on more holidays.

5) Advantages & Disadvantages of Working from Home by Budget Breakaway. Lots of us dream about working from home, but it isn’t all peachy. There are some things on this list I think I’d struggle with!

 

And, in case you’ve missed them, these are the topics I’ve posted about this week:

– Is A Buy-To-Let A Good Investment? – as I think and mull over different passive income options, is a buy-to-let a good option? A post about my thought process and the numbers that might be involved.

– Foodie Friday: Spaghetti Puttanesca – one of my favourite and easy dinners to make during the week.

 

What have you enjoyed reading this week? Any plans for the week ahead? I’d love to hear about it! 

 

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