Life Lately

Well… I thought it was time to have a little heart to heart. A chatty life catch up!

The good news is that I have my stoma reversal operation coming up at the end of April, which I’m feeling all the emotions for… It’s going to be a big change adjusting to normal life again after having Barry, now Moana for two years. I’m going to take it easy as I can during recovery as I know what I’m like and usually over do things. But it’s going to be a weird one…

In other news, work has been really good, busy but really good. It’s been a challenge at times, trying to get up to speed with new learnings, but I think that’s normal in a new job. Being with a really supportive team makes all the difference too!

The sad news is, I don’t have as much time for my blog as I once did. I’m still going to post once a week as I love it still, but I’m spending my evenings or weekends doing it, and sometimes I have crazily busy weekends that I struggle to fit it in. But today, I’m having my first lazy day in god knows how long, so I have the time to write!

Other than those three bits of news, Joe has nearly finished decorating his office! He just needs to varnish the skirting boards, add the edging on the skirting boards to hide any gaps. And then we need to buy some art work and a sofa for the back wall. We’re definitely taking a break from decorating after this one. Or, we’re getting someone else to re-do the upstairs bathroom next, but going to wait till after my op and recovery!

Oh and I’m learning French!

How have you been? Any good news to share?


  1. April 11, 2022 / 6:37 pm

    Awww good luck with the op. It is easy to say you’ll take it easy and then actually not take it easy lol. It is a hard one. I’m glad your new job is going great, all the new things to learn and take in but you’ll get there! I find blogging once a week is what I can muster, also I’m good with one post a week. Gives readers something to look forward to from your blog. My Sister is also learning French, after having done it in school, as have I. After being mid way through Emily In Paris season 1, I REALLY WANT TO INSTANTLY LEARN FRENCH lol. I hope you had a great weekend : )

    • zoey
      April 11, 2022 / 8:05 pm

      Thanks so much lovely. It’s hard cause I want to blog more but just finding the time is tricky, but you’re right it give readers something to look forward to :). Ahhh how cool, haha, I loved Emily in Paris, but I’m actually travelling to the South of France in September, so learning the basics. You too sweetie. xx

    • zoey
      April 12, 2022 / 1:02 pm

      Thanks Samantha, the struggle for not having time to post is real. xx

  2. April 12, 2022 / 4:23 am

    bestest wishes for your operation lovely!! really hoping that goes smoothly and according to plan. i hope that lazy day is everything you want it to be and that you get so much rejuvenation from it. learning french?! ahhh so fun! that one’s next on my list for whenever i achieve proficiency with italian :’)

    • zoey
      April 12, 2022 / 1:05 pm

      Thank you Macey! I hope so too. It was such a lovely day, I lazed in bed till 12, that hasn’t happened in forever. Yes! I’m shit it at haha, but need to know the basics for an upcoming holiday. Oh wow, I’d love to learn Italian. Maybe one day. xx

  3. April 12, 2022 / 8:51 pm

    Ooh best of luck with your op and I’m so happy to hear you’ve been loving our new job role. I’ve been loving the home updates on your insta stories watching that herringbone flooring progress!
    Milli x –

    • zoey
      April 12, 2022 / 9:33 pm

      Thank you Milli! Aw yeah, lots more home updates to come over the next two or so years! That herringbone flooring was so tricky, but Joe did it! xx

  4. April 13, 2022 / 9:41 am

    Best of luck on your surgery! Everything will be fine, I’m sure of it. <3
    I've also got less time for my blog compared to earlier so it's understandable. It can be challenging to organize yourself in the beginning with new things happening in one's life. <3

    • zoey
      April 17, 2022 / 4:15 pm

      Thank you lovely. So true, I’m really struggling to fit it all in, but hopefully one post a week will be enough. xx

  5. April 17, 2022 / 7:53 pm

    I understand completely how hard it can be to continue to post as frequently as we may want to!

    Danielle |

    • zoey
      April 18, 2022 / 7:00 pm

      It’s a real struggle isn’t it Danielle! xx

    • zoey
      April 22, 2022 / 6:16 pm

      Thank you lovely xx

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