Can you believe we are halfway through 2018?! I can’t! This month has been a whirlwind…
My brothers left the last day in May after we had an amazing week together, but it wasn’t long before I saw family again… my dad visited in mid-June on his way back from a business trip in Norway. We had a relaxing few days in Brighton as I wasn’t keen to travel after the hectic week I had with my brothers. We went around town, the marina, all sorts of restaurants and had a night out with Diego. It was so good to see my dad again, I miss him so much.
Also… my dad helped me buy a car! It’s a 2006 Ford Fiesta that I desperately needed for work. My life is so much easier with it and I couldn’t be happier.
I’ve had about half a dozen viewings this month and I’m happy to say that I found an amazing shared house. My new landlady is going on travel for a year and renting out her bedroom in the family house. With that, my roommate will be her daughter who is around my age. However, the daughter may move out at some point to which I’l have the house to myself… and my landlady’s cat, Princess. I’m excited for a little change of scenery, but I’ll miss living with Diego.
Speak of the devil, Diego left to Spain for the summer a few days ago and I miss him loads already. But before he left, we had a nice day at Kew Bontanical Gardens and watching the World Cup. He went to the Gardens for me and I tolerate football for him, that’s compromise!
One of my clients required a wheelchair companion to a rock concert in London as since it was such short notice, none of their friends or family were available. With that, I suggested they could go with someone from our company and they said they would feel most comfortable with me as we’re both into the band preforming. With that, I accompanied them to Foo Fighters at London Stadium. Although it was a whale of a time getting there and back on public transit (a post on that to come), we both had an amazing time and it was well worth it and I’m extremely flattered they trusted in my carer abilities and social skills to be the one to accompany them.
Days later, I saw one of my favorite bands Billy Talent in Luxembourg for the first time. You can read all about it here.
I’m looking forward to a more relaxed July focusing on dissertation work with my friend Alyssa visiting at the end of the month.
What I’m watching: Submarine, Looper, Arrested Development (season 5), Love Island (season 1)
What I’m listening to: It Comes and Goes by Dream on Dreamer, Everybody Down by Kate Tempest, Statues by Black Peaks, beer bongs and bentleys by Post Malone, Ctrl by SZA, We Cool? by Jeff Rosenstock, Dreamhouse by Tides of Man
What I’m reading: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult, Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes