I'm back! I took a little break from my blog and stepped back a bit from social media too, I needed to focus my time on supporting my daughter as she prepared to leave home to go to Norland College in Bath to study for an Early Years Degree and the Norland Diploma. We had a lot of fun in the few weeks leading up to her departing, we visited her student house in Bath, we did a big trip to Ikea to find lots of lovely items to make her room feel comfortable and cosy, a home from home, we had lunch at The Coach in Marlow and we slowed down and enjoyed just being at home.
In the few days before she left, there were a lot of tears and in her first week, there were still a lot of tears. And as I write this we are still a way off from her feeling fully settled. A heavy cold and a hormonal week, just made the situation even worse, she has felt absolutely exhausted and really very unwell. But you can't miss welcome week and so she has bravely got on with it. Thank goodness for FaceTime!
My first day 'home alone' was awful, I was tired, emotional and worried. But each subsequent day has got slightly better and I am enjoying the opportunity to tackle jobs I have been meaning to do for ages.
Usually September is my planning month, I prefer the September new year to the January new year, it just seems to make more senses to me, with the schools going back. And of course, now I have my blog, I write about my goals every September and it is good to look back and see how I got on.
Above: we spent a lovely few hours at IKEA in Reading buying gorgeous things for her student room (she is in a house, not halls) - see centre photo, not bad for student accommodation I think!?
So here are my goals, what are yours?
So nothing complicated, just a few general thoughts on how my autumn might look. Teaching myself a bit more about blogging, getting back to exercise, catching up on jobs that I have been neglected forever and making sure my wardrobe is organised without buying too much!
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Welcome to Fifty & Fab, a lifestyle blog celebrating women. I am a blogger with a passion for writing about style, beauty, health and fitness with a focus on the over 50's. I am based in Marlow but work across London and the South East.
Hi, I’m Michelle and my blog Fifty & Fab is all about my journey into and through my fifties. I share style tips, health and fitness inspiration, I talk about my holidays and days out and I tell you about my beauty regime and my lifestyle. I hope you might pick up a tip or two and get some inspiration!
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