This is the average level of service I get from Vodafone throughout my flat.
If I want to make sure I receive all my text messages I need to leave the phone on a window sill, if I want to make a call I need to hang out of a first floor open window.
Or do I?
You see the other night I shut my phone in my bedside drawer so it wouldn’t disturb me.
When I opened the drawer, this is what I saw….
It would appear that trying not to be disturbed by my phone is *exactly* what I need to do to ensure I am contactable.
The Blue Lagoon is one of the strangest most surreal experiences you can ever have.
When I was there a few days ago and took this picture, the temperature was 2 degrees C, the rain was lashing down, the winds were howling across the waters which were of the brightest blue hue you can imagine.
It was magnificent. I first went to the Blue Lagoon back in 2001 and I never thought I would get the chance to go back there. A fortunate turn of life events however meant that this year I would.
The whole experience was even better this time for several reasons.
Firstly I got to visit with my other half. He is a great person to travel with. He is someone with boundless enthusiasm for everything and who wants to see and make the most of every possible opportunity.
Secondly I got to visit with some really good friends. Friends I only get to see a handful of times a year, whose company always lifts my spirits and reminds me of how blessed I am in life.
Finally I got to enjoy what I missed out on last time. Last time I didn’t appreciate where I was, or how fortunate I was to be there due to reasons that at that time meant a lot to me. I’m glad to say those reasons aren’t there now, and I truly got to appreciate how lucky I am to be somewhere so beautiful with the people I care about.
With the new flat my responsibilities at home have increased.
At the same time I have had to increase my responsibilities at work in order to ‘raise my profile’.
The lack of communal furniture has seen a marked reduction in closeness, and I have had just four days off in the last four weeks and spent half of those looking after the four year old.
I am exhausted and trying to squeeze time for myself into a pattern that already gave me little time as it was, and the additional stress has meant that I am just a ball of emotion.
Or more accurately a ball of one emotion,
I am venting it left right and centre. Not to mention up, down and any which way including loose.
And everyone has noticed too….