Friday Friday Friday!
You know how last week I was feeling all down because my story had stalled? Well, let’s just say I forgot about the pain super quickly with a busy weekend and this week. My work life balance has pretty much been non-existent, there’s been struggles, tiredness and tears but I’ve been reminded that I do adore my job.
Almost as much as I love the face James made with his breakfast the other morning.
This weekly Eats and Feats post has a fun twist this week – everything is jumbled up together because I feel it’s the best way to explain what I’ve been up to. Here’s what’s been going down!
After the press conference, which involved getting very wet and windy, I headed to the nearest service station to file my copy and video footage and enjoyed a vat of coffee.
Huge bed all to myself, bliss!
A kitchen and lounging area, the sofa was super comfy.
The biggest shower I’ve been in, lovely pressure too.
After admiring my room, I went for a walk around Truro to pick up some essentials.
I also treated myself to some Teapigs, yummy!
I used the oven in the room to cook an M&S ready meal of spicy chicken cauliflower curry, which had a great kick to it.
I woke up early to go for a nice explore of Truro. I was especially taken with the gorgeous Cathedral, sadly I didn’t have time to explore inside.
I made myself breakfast and a coffee in my room before heading off to cover this story.
After the inquest, I found a coffee shop to file, then ended up rushing off to another as it didn’t have plug points – nightmare! I then headed back for the four-hour drive home.
James greeted me with some lovely salmon, that man knows the way to my heart!
I left the house at 7.30am to drive to Wiltshire to cover a harrowing story (see it here). I didn’t get home until 9pm and was completely exhausted, so James pulled out the salmon again!
James and I had planned to go for a run on Wednesday night and I pulled on my running clothes as soon as I got back, then realised I was way too exhausted physically and mentally to do anything other than be at home.
A little lad was brought to see me and the evening ended with mince pies and cuddles – both very welcome!
What’s the longest you’ve been stuck in traffic? I did yoga meltdown in the morning before setting off at 6.30am for a court case in Truro (again!) and hit the M5. Which had just been closed by police.
Emergency sweetie supply to the rescue!
Let’s just say five hours of gridlock is not an experience I want to come close to repeating! I missed the case and returned to Bristol almost seven hours later, feeling so cooped up in my car.
There was lots of work to be done in my home office and I finished at 7pm just in time to go on a three-mile walk with James around the Harbourside in our matching trainers!
James went for a fitting at Moti, a fab running store in Bristol and they prescribed Saucony Omnis – the same as me! Our matching trainers make me ridiculously happy.. just have to get him a pink running top!
Dinner included cod for the first time in ages! It tasted delicious, especially with some oven roasted mini peppers, love that crunch!
Today started at 5.30, when I did Train like a Beast and Beach Yoga before heading off to this inquest in Plymouth (not my copy). I actually felt like going for a run or to the gym when I woke up but didn’t have time (I had to leave before 7am) and James pointed out that we have a concert tonight and a 10k tomorrow – eek!
I enjoyed a quick walk around Plymouth though, I thought this sculpture was pretty!
This week has been a heavy one but rewarding too. I’m proud of what I’ve achieved professionally, even if it won’t help me during the 10k tomorrow!
Have a fab weekend!
* Do you make faces out of your food?
* What’s the nicest hotel room you’ve stayed in?
* What’s the longest you’ve been stuck in traffic?