Monday 10th Sept 2018

Hey you guys!

I have been so busy and it has been amazing!

So firstly, good news about baba boy! He has been poorly but thankfully it is treatable, he has arthritis in his front legs. So I have been giving him painkillers in liquid form, especially for dogs, and he is like a puppy again. He is back on his food and his dancing and wooing away! We have just come back from a walk, and although he is slower than his daughter, he is doing so well.

I am taking them both to the vet on Thursday for their boosters and she can check him over again. I think I can safely say that he will be with me for a lot while longer. YAY!

On our walk, I picked rosehips and blackberries which I will add to my collection of herbs. I have plenty of dried herbs that I like to make incense from and they help my mood or to meditate. My garden is looking lovely at the moment, I have planted my winter hanging baskets which consist of lovely winter pansies and my chamomile flowers are starting to grow. The herbs are also showing good signs of growth, rosemary, basil, coriander, sage and chives are all doing well. There is something satisfying about growing things and being able to use them in recipes. Just having 10 minutes in the garden pruning the rose bushes or cutting back the lavender is good for the soul and for the mind.

I have also been working on my new placement as well. I took a job working with adolescents 13 to 18 years of age) and I am happy to report that so far, things are going well. My experience of working in forensic medium secure units has come in very handy and if we can prevent these girls from going higher up then it is a job worth doing.

I have will also be enrolling in my course on the 19th of this month so I will be a student again for the next two years. Somewhere in between, I may go out, but for now, I am happy to be learning and earning and having more control over my future. I feel now that I am getting somewhere in life and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. But I will let you know about that one once I have started Uni again!



What have you been up to this week?


Sam xx