We love having a grateful and also cheerful spirit. It makes us happier when we stop to count our blessings rather than focus on what’s not going so right. In fact, this week I have a list of things that didn’t go so well. But, we are going to focus on and report on the things we are grateful for.
As you may know, we booked ourselves back into the program at the gym (see more about that here). On Tuesday we went for a session but we just weren’t comfortable that we were safe indoors using the exercise equipment. There were people panting and sweating around us so I kept my mask on. It was difficult to breathe though, so we left after 10 or so minutes.
The folk at the gym have put a lot in place to keep us safe: the doors were open, each person is given a spray bottle and paper towels to clean down the equipment before and after use, the session is run for an hour and then closed for 30 minutes for the staff to clean. We still didn’t feel safe.
Anyway, we decided that for the time being, we will do some walking close to home instead. We are grateful that we got in at least 3 sessions this week. It’s easier to keep our distance on the road or walking paths.
We have been toing and froing about whether we should book a little break away from home for a day or two. A few days ago Leisa and I were adamant that we wouldn’t, choosing to stay home instead.
Then yesterday we thought of Stratford Upon Avon. We love visiting there but we always feel like we never get enough time. So we’ve booked a couple of days there in a hotel and also booked a few activities. I am looking forward to visiting The Stratford Upon Avon Butterfly Farm. I am grateful that it’s just one train away from Moor Street station and the ride is less than an hour.
I will also get to see my friend Helen for a little catch-up She’s the artist behind Butterfly Effects Studio. All our activities will be outdoors and this will also include some scenic walks.
For a few months now, Leisa and I came up with the idea of having a date on a Wednesday in the middle of the day. We document our day running errands and then sitting down for a meal. Sometimes it is quite formal and other times it’s just a quick bite to eat in the car.
It is something that we look forward to. This week we had to get some hair for our summer hairstyles (watch this space), some cutlery for Julie-Ann who will be starting Uni in September, and some snack items for the home. Lunch was KFC and we will share that video on Youtube next Wednesday as part of our Wednesday Day-Date series.
Talking about YouTube!
Things have been on the up for our channel recently and we are beyond grateful. A Jamaican YouTuber shared the link to an interview we did with him and so the video has got over 3000 views in a few days!
We are now wondering if this is the route we need to go down or to add to the content that we share. We enjoy interviewing people and hearing their life stories, all the ups and downs, and everything in between.
If you’d love to be interviewed by us, we’d love it. It can be as simple as you want and we don’t even have to be in the same building! Or if you know of someone who maybe wants some exposure or just a sit-down and chit-chat, let us know.
Here’s the video. Do let us know what you think of our interviewing skills. Mind you, we are here in the UK and our guest was in Jamaica. Do you like the props we made too?
That’s it for us this week in terms of the best word to sum things up. Check out Anne and her friends to read about how they would sum up their week this week.