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 14

Snooooooow! Okay, okay it was only about an inch deep but it was lovely to see a little blanket of snow over the back garden and the rooftops yesterday morning.

More of that please weather gods. Oh, and if it’s not too much trouble if quite like to experience some of that Thundersnow that everyone seems to be talking about. I love a good thunderstorm. In fact the two places I’ve probably experienced the best kind were in Dubai – yes it does rain there sometimes and the thunder is immense! And Costa Rica!

A tropical thunderstorm at night while you’re camped out in the middle of the rainforest at altitude is amazing! If totally recommend you add that to your bucket (or in my case bubble ) list.

Tonight I’m off to see my friends at WWF UK to talk Pandas, Tigers and of course Earth Hour which is coming very soon.