Blink and it’s over – May

May, a month of two bank holidays, came and went by in a blink.

We went to Canterbury for the first bank holiday weekend, a much needed break for all of us.  We naively promised the bear that we’d play on the beach and build sandcastles. However, the beaches we found were pebbly and the weather didn’t permit much beach-time anyway.

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It wasn’t a good month health-wise.  I battled a chest infection, that lasted weeks and I had to resort to antibiotics and an inhaler to get me back on track.

Things haven’t been great at work for the past few months and some decisions had to be made.  I read several books to help me get to grips with impending changes.  The following were very helpful reads:

  • Who moved my cheese – recommended to me by my chiropractor whose ears I’d been chewing for the past few months over my predicament at work
  • The Happiness Project – i put to test several hints and tips from the book which worked wonders, both at work and in my personal life

I also read the latest book from one of my favourite authors, Amy Tan’s The Valley of Amazement.  The story really tugged at my heartstrings.

I went to an art exhibition, Art of a Nation to view AIB’s private art collection at the Mall Galleries.  It was a lovely, warm evening in London.   I also received complimentary tickets for Paul McCartney’s gig at the O2 which coincided with the second bank holiday weekend.  I went without any expectations and was simply bowled over by Macca’s showmanship.

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One the lurgies had passed, we all pitched in and tidied up the garden, the Bear included.

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May came to an end with good news on the job front, with a new chapter starting in July.

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