A Quick Update

Hello, 

This week I have been taking some time away from Twitter. That’s why my blog didn’t go up on Monday as it normally should do. 

Part of the reason for taking time away is the need to reduce screen time. Working from home is nice and I like it in some ways. Not having to deal with public transport. Not having to put up with people staring at me as use my cane, yes I’m Visually Impaired, I can see stuff- just not as much as I’d like. 

It has been nice not being on Twitter, putting my phone on silent and just spending time away from my devices. I’ve also had 4 days off in a row as I booked in some holiday. So this was the perfect time to take time away from my devices as well. 

Over the past two weeks I have found myself busy with work, which is another reason for me to have some much needed screen time. I get quite involved with areas which I am passionate about and then I tend to use up a lot of energy in doing so. Maybe this was a bit of burn out? Who knows. 

The other thing I have noticed is that I need to be kinder to myself with my cycling challenge. I feel as though I need to push myself more to get the miles done. Which I do, but I also need to remember that this is a challenge for myself to raise the money. I have been quite open about my Scoliosis and how it effects my cycling challenge. I am pleased with myself, I have raised £1087 without gift aid. The charity’s which I am supporting are The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund and The British Heart Foundation. I aim to raise £3000 before August 2021. Here is a link to my ‘What’s virtually happening page’. 

A yellow daffodil

So that is me for this week. Just a quick update. Be kind to yourself. Remember Spring is coming, so we’ll be able to play outside more soon.

I’m on Twitter: @PhilippaB

I’m on Instagram: @VisuallyImpairedPip

Checking in

Hello, 

It’s a busy time of year again. Although with everything that is going on it should be a lot quieter this year. I am looking forward to Christmas, even though it will be different. 

Most if not all the shopping is done. I just need to wrap stuff now. So today I have I been getting on with some cleaning and I will be hopefully getting on with some wrapping if I have the time. The tree was put up last week so that is all done. Mum has made her centre piece for the table which is beautiful! 

I have been a bit busier the past few weeks than normal so I have been glad for today as a day off to get some cleaning done. If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know I have a page on here for my fundraising. I am currently trying to raise £3000 for the British Heart Foundation and Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. So I’ve been cycling on the bike in the garage and counting my daily steps. In total aim to complete 660 miles. It has been very hard because I have a curved spine and it causes me pain on a daily basis. However, it is nice being able to do something for two charities I am very passionate about. Click here if you want to know more. 

For now, I am just sitting here writing this. I knew I hadn’t written a post in a while and wanted to drop in. I hope you’re all well. 

In terms of wrapping presents I am going to try get that done this evening, but being Dysrpaxic might make it more difficult. I have a very big box to wrap and its quite heavy so wish me luck. 

See you soon, 

Philippa B.