Twenty-Twenty-One…How’s it Going for You?

Greetings tiddlypeeps. This time last year, I was full of hope for the year ahead. This time I have hope, but in small doses. I guess if I have no expectations of how this year is going to pan out, then I am not really going to be disappointed. But…

It’s been a busy few months for me so far with my OU studies. Halfway through my A222 Exploring philosophy module already, and it’s going well so far. My current assignment is on an emotive topic, however my tutor has been supportive, empathetic and extremely helpful. This year I approached my assignments from the perspective that if I pass at 40% then anything above that is a bonus. So, I was genuinely surprised with my results coming in a lot higher than I expected. With lockdown and its current restrictions, I’m glad that I still have my studies to focus on. Carefully balanced with a healthy amount of procrastination in front of the TV, watching box-sets galore. Seriously, it’s shocking the amount of hours I can while away. Take Downton Abbey for starters. And my latest is Schitt’s Creek on All 4.

The delectable Mr.B and I regulary video call each other and message throughout the day. I’m just looking forward to when we can spend quality time with each other again. He’s recently started AAT Level 2 Accountancy and has more module books than me!

What else is new in my world? Well, after gaining weight during lockdown, I have signed myself up to Couch to Fitness, which is a nine-week free exercise programme from Our Parks. You can sign up via your smartphone or laptop, and they have so many different programmes to choose from. If you have a Smart TV, you can link up the videos from your smartphone. The course that I am doing is aimed at those returning to exercise after some time away from it. There are three videos per week, with a rest day in between, and each video lasts for approximately thirty minutes or so. The content is varied and so far I have completed the first two videos for week one, and really enjoyed them. If you are interested in what Our Parks has to offer, you can find them at:

https://www.ourparks.org.uk/

Another thing I am trying to do is to get out for a daily walk for thirty minutes. Difficult to do over the past week with the extremes of winter, however it has made me feel better afterwards. If anything, it’s helped to shift a rotten cold that lingered for most of January.

And on that bombshell, I’m off the wooden hills to Bedfordshire. Goodnight tiddlypeeps xxx

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