Archives for posts with tag: outside

Quizzing in the park with Jo, Jonny and Alec.

CrossTown doughnuts.

Officially coming out to my family and them being so bloody lovely about it.

Also watching Becoming. God Michelle Obama is great.

Making a new thing. Sewing a stripy jumper from stretchy fabric.

Walking up to Highgate Woods and seeing all the trees and light and leaves. Two hours of walking. I really needed it.

Seeing Eileen loving Zoom.

Watching the trees blow in the wind and hearing the leaves rustle.

Remembering that we’re having a takeaway pizza tonight!

The patterns from Jim arrived. So quickly too! Now I can get on and make things this weekend.

Lying in the park. Again. Reading and thinking about ideas.

Not wanting to work with the deodorising wipes people but thinking I could do what they suggest without them. It feels like another career is possible.

Cutting up the HUGE cardboard box from Jonny’s bike. With knives.

Some gentle yoga.

The chocolate vulva I made has three of my pubes in 😂

More park time.

Watching Skin Wars with Jonny. Even though it’s shit.

Han’s eggy quiz.

Lying in the park with my phone on silent and with no data.

Casting my vulva.

Making my new rusty coloured linen dungarees.

Finally getting back to the Parkland Walk.

Hearing Grandma and Granddad’s story by all of us on Zoom.

Aaaaand a conversation about orgasms with Sean on the phone before bed.

Beautiful patchy sunlight through the tree.

Some time on my own in the flat. I didn’t realise how much I needed it.

And going out for a short walk. I needed that too.

Sunny secret garden with Jo.

Daisies.

Mint Malteaser buttons.

Sewing mum’s dungarees. As a distraction but also I’m so happy she wants a pair!

Sunbathing in the park. Not technically allowed yet but reading in the sun for an hour was bliss.

Han sent round two cakes to cheer me up.

Watching a Grand Designs with Jonny.

Getting out and walking to Londis.

A perfectly firm banana.

My cousin bought me flowers.

I went to the park to read. Even though I know I shouldn’t. But the weather was lovely.

Ming loves her dungarees. And so does Jen.

Three pairs of toddler dungarees. Very adorable.

The parkland walk. Again. And this time taking my old sewing machine to give to a pal. It felt so nice to be back outside in the sun and the greenery.

A healthy dinner that felt different and was something I’d made. I know I make all my food but this felt more made.

Realising that I wasn’t in front of a screen all day and that that is a lovely thing.

Some really great trees.

Finding a Henry hoover on the street and taking it home and cleaning ask the dirty fluffy corners.

I also got a free vegan peanut butter blondie from the Deli and I had a bath. Pretty good day.

Sewing scrubs.

Dear Joan and Jericha on my walk.

Picking extra wild flowers to go with our daffodils from Jo.

Yoga in the park. Looking through my legs at the upside down trees.

Silly photos and memes and videos of dogs eating ice-cream

Stroking two cute dogs as I queued in the sun for fancy bread.

Sunbathing on the doorstep. Next to the bins. But still, sun is sun. And we’re all a bit restricted right now.

Being out in the sun, remembering other hot sunny memories, feeling the soft air.

The ADORABLE elephant video. God they’re cute.

The Eggs trying to work out what Alec’s drawing was.

I went outside. For the whole day! Lots and lots of walking.

Being in the office (briefly) and talking to people. It felt quite normal. Plus I got to print the dungarees pattern again.

Walking for almost two hours. Looking at dogs. And trees. And graffiti.

The sky on the way home.

A good yoga with Adriene. Felt like I was doing something.

Walking slowly, taking in the new routes from my extra tubes and enjoying being outside.Talking to Kevin about mental health and Ludfa about politics over lunch. It wasn’t what I wanted to do but it was actually really nice.A slow start to the day, getting up later and doing a Yoga with Adriene before work. That was really lovely.

Sitting in the park at lunch, reading in the sun with a breast feeding woman next to me.

Feeling like I’m pushing for something at work. It was a long old day but it was good.

Walking back from the pool after work, through the park in the evening sunlight. I’m glad I went.

An email from a resident complaining about something and referencing Queen Victoria not believing in lesbians.

Going out in the van and replacing the monitors. It was nice to be out the office for a few hours.

Jen after work. But not for too long. She knows when to end an evening.

Walking in the woodsLols with some of the eggsFleabag. When she drops the award. When she stands up in the Quaker meeting.

Being out in the sun and along the towpath for much of the morning.

Sitting on a bench in the sunshine reading at lunchtime

Coming home earlier to beautiful light on the wall and some yoga

Walking through the park and over the grass at lunchtime. It felt so wonderful to be on grass with the sun shining. I felt so connected to nature.

The beautiful delicate flowers that have popped up. One was picked so I carried it around for a while.

My brother. My loving, wonderful, brilliant brother.

The Female Persuasion. I read over half the book today and finished it. So good.

Cross legged Freddie in the bath.

An almost sunny day when it was supposed to rain a lot. I got to be outside, listening to new music. And discovering an song that I really needed: My Name Isn’t

Vegan filled pasta from Waitrose. Actually all the things in Waitrose. I might start shopping there.

New headphones.

Being out the office a lot. NOx-ing, looking at lampposts and going to the other office.

My cousin’s hilarious dating chat.

Doing yoga, watching the snow fall outside.

Being outside and walking lots today.

A morning out the office putting up signs and pollution monitors.

Second date. Lots of poo stories. Ideal.

Kissing. And being sober enough to remember the kissing.

(Beautiful illustration by Emilie Beckher)

Going out in the glorious sun to measure pollution levels in adventure playgrounds. Which obviously included going on a zipwire and climbing up some huge wooden climbing frames.

More park sunbathing at lunchtime. Will this ever not make me happy?

Sacking off my evening plans and coming home to wash and wax and sit in my PJs on my own. Total bliss. Plus a background of Liam Gallagher live.