This has been a good week mostly. There was another ENT appointment (no surprise there) but there was also the FINA Diving Grand Prix which is always great fun and I’ve had a really productive week workwise. Let’s take a look at what else happened…
I’ve finished the second book of the ‘Random Act’s series by Julia Kent, Random Acts of Trust, and it was so much better than the first one. I mean, it doesn’t deserve the Nobel Prize for Literature but it was a nice and easy read and I enjoyed the stories and characters. I’ve also read ‘Conviction’ by Joey Bush and Claire Adams. The cover looks absolutely hideous because there’s a monstrosity of a body builder pictured on it, but I liked the story because it was rather unusual. The male protagonist went to prison because he killed a guy when he caught him sexually assaulting the female protagonist. She never came forward when the case was put in front of the judge, so know the male protagonist was sentenced to 7 years in prison. Fast forward 7 years and both are facing each other in the same small town they’re story began.
Lots of men and women in swimming costumes. Don’t get scared, I’m not some creepy perv but every single year, I do the media and social media for the FINA Diving Grand Prix in my hometown Rostock and from Thursday onwards, I sat in a stupidly hot swimming pool and watched some of the world’s best divers compete against each other in on the springboards and platform. It’s one of my all-time favourite work projects and I’m already sad that the competition is over for this year.
Amy had another ENT appointment this week just to see how she is hearing at the moment and the results were quite shocking really. I know it’s a temporary situation until she’s had surgery (fingers crossed), but she has a current hearing level of -60 which means that she starts hearing sounds at 60 decibels. Just to put things into perspective, an industrial vacuum cleaner is 70 decibels. I practically have to raise my voice at all times or she won’t hear me at all. It must be incredibly frustrating for her but it’s also really getting to me. I don’t want to talk to my child like that. It’s really horrible.
I’m nothing but consistent, guys. As always, I’ve not made anything exciting in the kitchen or craft department. I have, however, filmed and uploaded another video to my YouTube channel. I’m really enjoying making videos and I’d love to learn more about the technical side of things, e.g. the right lighting, the perfect camera settings and, of course, editing.
I make do with the YouTube editor at the moment but I’d love to be able to create beautifully made videos with music and different filters. For now, you’ll have to put up with my newbie attempts of making my videos look half decent – for example, this one giving you 5 tips on things to before bedtime so you have a stress-free morning and can kick-start the next day:
While being inside a swimming pool can be incredibly draining (believe me, the heat and humidity get to you at some point), it was great to have an excuse to ditch the winter sweaters and wear some short-sleeved tops and blouses. It’s made me even more desperate for spring and summer and shopping for some new clothes.
We’re on the four-week countdown for our trip to Iceland and I literally can’t wait. If you’ve been to Iceland before, please, let me know if you’ve got any top tips, especially when it comes to good restaurants and bars in Reykjavik. I’m still doing my research so something tried and tested would be fab.