I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts recently. Unfortunately, I have an ipod classic and it died because the battery wouldn’t hold a charge but it is quite old and it served its purpose well. I got it for my 19th birthday (I’m now 26) and it’s never stopped working on me before so I feared the worst. I know that Apple have stopped selling these gems and that my ipod was long out of warranty, but I had a nosey on the Apple website to see how much it would cost to get it fixed. Oh boy, that was a mistake!

ipod photo

From the Apple website

To get my battery replaced would cost more than it did to buy the thing in the first place! So that idea went right out the window. Google helped me find a wee local place that said they could replace the battery for £30. Champion.

So I’ve been having to make do with only listening to podcasts in the house whilst making dinner or doing some housework. I’ve been trying to listen to podcasts that leave me feeling inspired or where I learn something new. Here are a few of my current favourites: The Pineapple Project, Happy Place, Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness, and Happier with Gretchen Rubin.




25 seems like a good year so far. Things have been going quite well since my birthday in September. Not in every single aspect of my life, but overall things are pretty great.

As I briefly mentioned before, I quit my job. It was the most soul destroying environment I had ever been in and I am so much happier now that I’m out of there.  The long hours and the complete lack of life outside of work took its toll and I was exhausted all the time. I handed my notice in before my birthday, expecting to work until late September but it lead to a month gardening leave which meant I was now off for my birthday and could do whatever I wanted. Perfect.

I passed my driving test. First time. With the worst weather imaginable. I still don’t feel that sense of freedom everyone keeps talking about but that’s because I don’t have a car and I’m not insured on anyone else’s yet. Still stuck with public transport for the time being.

I started working back in Greggs. I was thrown in on my first day and it really does feel like I hadn’t left, but in a good way. I got back into the swing of things very quickly and it’s been such a laugh every day. I missed those ladies. It’s only temporary since I start my QA job in January but it’s something to do and it’s some extra money which really helps.

And lastly, the most exciting news of it all; Scott and I bought a house! An actual two bedroom house with a front and rear garden! What an exciting adventure. We’ve been making lists and starting to buy the things we need like a vacuum cleaner, kettle and toaster. We should be getting the keys at the start of December. I actually cannot wait.

So, here’s hoping things stay pretty good and that the other things which haven’t been great start to improve! 😀