Monthly Wrap Up: May 2015

Well, I thought April was pretty busy for me, but May seemed to be just one, big crazy whirlwind. Work is insanely busy, with barely a moment to catch my breath and I’ve found myself getting quite stressed and pent up over it. I love my job, but it can be demanding and I think I need to learn to not let it get to me so much. Then it starts the domino effect where by the time I’ve got home, I’m wound up, knackered, and wanting nothing more than to curl up in a ball under a blanket and sleep.

That said, I still had a lot of fun in May. While the weather was mainly unfortunate, we did have some sunny days, and few things make me happier than sunshine. I managed a few nice runs with the bestie, some reading in the park and a trip to the zoo, so that was all great, as well as a couple of great nights out.

I’ve also booked to go to the UK for the Bank Holiday weekend in August to catch up with my best friends from Devon, which I can’t wait for, and it will be good to have something to look forward to.

Race For Life

On Sunday 31st May, my beautiful friend Rosie and I bravely faced the freezing cold and pissing rain, to run the 10k Race for Life to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

We really wanted to complete it in under an hour, and finished in 57 minutes, so we were really pleased with that. I also had set myself a target to raise £100, and raised over £150, so I’m really happy about that as well.

It was such a dire day to have to run on, but everyone did so well and didn’t let their spirits be dampened when their bodies were, so we were really pleased to be a part of it. 11328827_10152976861978831_1779400524_n11355403_10152976861998831_216457238_n

Girl’s Nights!

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I also managed a much needed and long overdue girls night out with Rosie before she leaves me to go on her cookery course in the UK for six weeks. (During which we happened to be joined by my mother, crash my brother’s stag do and end up at an after-party at my Uncle’s until 5:30am…as you do!)

May in Books

Unfortunately, May found me with no where near enough spare time on my hands to get into my reading much at all, so I read the fewest books I’ve read in a long time. I can’t believe I only read 5! I did finish another on the morning of the 1st, so I guess that was mainly read in May, but I always go by dates finished, so it’ll have to pass over to June!

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Books Releases to Get Excited About in June

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Don’t Tell the Brides-To-Be – June 1st 2015

Too Many Cooks – June 4th 2015

Somewhere Only We Know – June 11th 2015

Summer by the Sea – June 12th 2015

Return to Bluebell Hill – June 18th 2015

Killing Monica – June 23rd 2015

Okay there is some SERIOUS cause for excitement about book releases this summer, and a whole lot more coming out in July, but here are my top picks for June.

Jenny Hale’s new book is out on the 12th – I’m reading it now and it is SENSATIONAL, not that I’d expect any thing less. Pre-order this immediately if you haven’t already!

Also, my girl Rebecca Pugh from Becca’s Books has her debut novel coming out and I could not be more proud of her or more excited! Pre-order this also, you simply must.

Books I Plan to Read in June 

I managed 3 of my planned books for May, and – being the bookaholic I am – probably bought about 20 new books. I treated myself to a lot of paperbacks this month, so hopefully I’ll get a couple of those read in June. Now we’re finally hitting summer, I’m fantasising about lazy days in the park with a book, but how much time I’ll actually find to be able to do this, we shall see! I don’t wanna over shoot my aims here given how little time I’ve had lately, so I’m only planning 3 I definitely want to read, but at the same time I am SO EXCITED about upcoming releases.

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What are you looking forward to this month?

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2 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap Up: May 2015

  1. Oh your monthly wrap up posts are my favourites! Especially when you feature little old me, it’s the best feeling in the world. When you put together the summing up of a month gone by, it really shows how much you’ve crammed in and all the laughs we’ve had. So much love! Those books all sound fantastic by the way, I look forward to reading your upcoming reviews when I’m holed up in my Devon lodge xxxx

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