Remember me? Blonde hair, giggly, tends to fall over things and occasionally makes an appearance on the internet?
This would be one of those appearances. Hi. It’s nice to see you, to see you nice.
I’m writing this sat at our kitchen table, surrounded by tea and giant white Toblerone and yellow tulips (£2.50 from Sainsbury’s) and our Christmas tree.
I’m wearing my Gryffindor pyjamas and an oversized jumper and comfy slippers. Chloe and I are working our way through my Musicals playlist at the top of our voices.
I’m relaxed and warm and feeling like I want a blog chat…
I’ve blogged precisely three times so far in December, and I still can’t quite believe how much my life has changed in the past two months.
The new job is fantastic, and I love it a lot, but I don’t think I’d expected it to be quite as time-consuming as it actually is. The nights that I am home before 10pm are the days that I go straight to bed as soon as I come through the front door of the flat.
Writing and social media-ing every day for an actual company means that I find it really hard to then come home and do it on my own.
I have a new-found appreciation for everyone who works full-time and still manages to blog daily AND have a life.
Like, seriously. How do you do it? TEACH ME YOUR SECRETS PLEASE.
Anyway. In other news-things that have happened in the last couple of months:
Gary moved in. Yay for cohabitation!
He’s actually been working away from London during the week so I still only see him on weekends, but it’s nice to know that when I get back from hosting a late event on a Friday night, he’ll be there for a chat and a cup of tea before bed :)
We went to Bruges at the beginning of this month. I’m currently editing the photos, so hopefully the post will be up by the end of this week. (If and when I can ever figure out how to edit images properly on a Mac computer…)
I got back from Mallorca yesterday. The five of us spent a lovely Christmas on our own, with plenty of wine and chocolate and laughter and excellent TV options. Favourites have included Dickensian and And Then There Were None. (If you’ve not watched them yet, you should totally iPlayer them. They’re both BRILLIANT!)
We went present shopping on Christmas Eve, paddling on Christmas Day, and I got very drunk with my best friends on Boxing Day.
My baby sis is off to Nicaragua in February so that’s probably the last time I’ll see her before she goes. I’m going to miss her like crazy and had to pretend in my head that I’m seeing her next week so as not to cry when they dropped me off at the airport…
I got a Michael Kors bag for Christmas/this year’s birthday/next year’s birthday. I’ve called her Bellatrix (Bella for short) and I love her. Like, A LOT.
Well um… not much to be honest. I literally am just working like a crazy lady at the moment.
It’s bittersweet, guys.
Cos I really do love my job. It’s nice to feel needed and appreciated and I love that I’m actually able to put my skills to use and have responsibility and make creative decisions.
And for the first time in years, I’m (somehow) finally getting enough sleep. I feel rested and bouncy pretty much every day of the week. I’m excited to get up in the mornings!
And y’know, they’re paying me. So that has to take priority over most things. Because rent.
But I also LOVE my blog.
I love this little space and I miss it so much and I hate hate HATE that I’m so out of touch with all you guys and what you’re all up to. I feel like I’ve lost contact with all my friends and that really upsets me.
I feel homesick.
Which is weird y’know? Because well… it’s just the internet right? But there you go. I do.
And all I can do is hope that things at work calm down a bit in the New Year so I can come back to this semi-properly.
Because I really don’t want this to be the end of Little Miss Katy.
I really really don’t.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go find tissues and chocolate and cuddles because I’ve managed to make myself cry. Well done me.
Love you all ♥