Life's Cup of Tea

Life's Cup of Tea

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Silent Sunday #1


Compton Bay - Isle of Wight 

Monday, 1 May 2017

Life: Life Lately



Life has been a little akin to a roller coaster lately. There have been high days, low days, normal days, upside down days and days of constant loop-de-loops. Being back in the classroom after a two week break (which mainly consisted of assignment writing) is definitely a shock to the system! Over Easter I was able at certain points to really switch off, grab a book and just chill out - something I have't been able to do for months!

Currently I am...

Reading: Sainsburys has become my new favourite place to go book shopping. They have some of the best sellers for pretty decent prices! The book of the moment for me is This Love by Dani Atkins. I love a good romance novel and this one has got enough twists to make it much more than just another romcom. I have already shed a tear or 2 and imagine some more may be wept before I get to the last page!

Watching: In between The Island and my guilty pleasure of Made in Chelsea, there really isn't a lot of time to watch anything else.

Listening to: With my childhood idols, Steps, releasing their latest album, I've been right back in the 90s. My class have really developed a love for the pianist Yiruma this month, so I have been spending most of my working day with the tinkle of Piano keys in the background. I've also been listening to some podcasts on BBC radio 4 while I've been driving. I really enjoyed the Deadpan omnibus, a murder mystery set in a posh restaurant and the perfect way to while away time on the motorway.

Eating: After a failed attempt at making some fudge at the weekend, I have been happily scooping the sticky mess out of the bowl to snack on. Sugar, sugar, sugar.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Life: A hop across the road




Today for the first time in a very long time, I walked across the road, 30 seconds down the lane and down the pier on the other side of that road. I've lived here for almost 5 months, and it has taken me until now to walk that 30 seconds and into what felt like a totally different place than my little house. Isn't it strange? I've been all over the island, I'm desperate to get off whenever I can, yet I still hadn't been to this quiet little spot so close to home!

There is something magical about living so close to the sea. I love the clanging of the ships masts from my window, the sound of the seagulls (real seagulls not the pests that live miles inland and eat all the delights from my rubbish bin) and the smell. Not too chipper about the constant layer of salt that seems to cover my car!

I need to make a conscious effort to get out and about more locally. Seeing as my chances of going abroad this year are pretty slim, I'm going to celebrate staycationing. All thanks to a trip across the road!