May has not been the greatest month for me mental health wise, but I managed to get through it and that is the silver lining.
I did not take as many pictures as I usually do, because I did not do as much as usual. I thought I would share with you what I did take. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you may have seen a few of these already (Feel free to follow me!)
May has been surprisingly hot and has had consistently sunny days throughout the entire month which, according to the locals, is very rare.
Thank you to all that participated in the second Tea Party. It went really well. I will be taking it off the front page now, but it will still be available if you ever want to refer back to it.
Without further ado, here is my May in pictures:
My first attempt at growing a plant from seed to full flower. Progress is being made, but this is for its own post. It will be ready when the flower is ready.
Home cooked burger. I cannot resist throwing a food pic in the mix!
These coffee and walnut cupcakes are my signature dessert now. I have made a few batches of them now.
Enjoying drinks and a little snack on the balcony.
This wood is a great place to clear my head.
A serious selfie.
I tried burning some incense for a calming effect. It worked a treat.
I tried to keep to-do lists to keep my brain busy during my down times. It worked somewhat, but my consistency with keeping up with the lists was not great. I require much more self discipline!
I got this mug with a voucher I got from posting a blogging assignment. I was in need of a mug and this one makes me smile when I use it. The tea pot comes with a leaf infuser, which is removable and was only a fiver from IKEA.
I tried to enjoy some of the sunshine. It never lasts long and so I feel I should be out more. Unfortunately when you’re in a depressive state, it is not always easy to do. I did enjoy the times I spent outside when I managed to. The sights are always breathtaking.
My attempt at looking thoughtful.
What is a sunny day without a barbecue?
And of course a cocktail!
The day we brought the birds home was a great day and by then my depression was starting to clear. As a turn of events I feel the need to be upbeat around them so they find themselves in a happy home. So far so good. It has been great to have a bit more life at home when I am on my own.
Isaac and Maggie have started to bond and it is a joy to see. I am leaving them to it for now. I have to wait a little while before I can attempt to interact with them. When I change their food or water, they are usually relatively calm, so that is a good sign of things to come.
So this was my May. How was yours? I would love to know what you have been getting up to.
Until next time, you can do it!