Project 36 | Month 1 

Did you think I’d given up on my blog? Yeah? So did I!

They say start things as you mean to go on and if 22nd Janaury was anything to go by, I’ll mostly be enjoying great nights out with the best of friends, scoring Bullseyes and losing things…  

  

… So far this year, I’ve lost (and sometimes found again) a pair of shoes, a set of keys, two Oyster cards, one debit card and a phone charger cable. 

Something I didn’t plan to lose but I’m glad I did however, was that 10km race time of 1h 1min. At the London Winter 10km I managed to take 5 minutes off my personal best which now stands at an unbelievable 56 minutes! It was 6 degrees and raining the whole time too.

Since then my running has really slowed again. Although I’ve managed to stick to my weight training and squeeze in a few yoga sessions, finding time to run and not lose energy has been an issue. So please, if you see me, feed me or offer me your shoulder to take a nap. If there is one person I can rely on to make sure I eat well it’s Sam! Where there’s a brunch Sam will make sure it’s tried and tested 😉. This was her French toast at Chrisptopher’s.
  
Next up, work. Man did those big clients come knocking in Jan! Lots of new business pitching and big projects kicking off at the start of this year has meant things have been a bit crazy chez Battenhall. Good crazy. Really really good crazy. But I’m not gonna lie. It has worn me out a little. Month two is going to have to be a little more focused to get the life work balance back on track. 

  Last but not least, let’s talk about travel. Thamy and I headed off to Germany for a Wiesbaden weekender with Pat and Astrid, who we met in Belize. We drank absinthe, made snow angels in the garden, ate chimney bread, played cards against humanity and so much more in just two days. 

Travel really feeds my soul. This year I’ve already got a full line up of trips with Japan and Alaska coming up next. I might even have a few tasty work trips ahead too. Whatever happens, I am not going to be losing my passport anytime soon!!! 

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Project 35 | Day 95 

It feels like the universe wants me to find old friends this week and today was no exception. My friend Tina, who I met at university was up in London with her husband Geoff who’ll be running the London Marathon. 

It was lovely to catch up and take Tina on a quick tour of Covent Garden and the surrounds and of course eating cake! I also bumped in to Stefan, an old colleague from my Nespresso days. Who’s next I wonder? 

Back home I found myself watching Britain’s got Talent and was appalled. That is until this 15 year old guy turned up singing and playing piano to Billy Joel’s ‘She’s more than a woman’. Absolutely beautiful. Still don’t think I’d watch the show again though lol! 

Then to bed. It’s been a long and busy week!