A black and white photo of a hotel room

A week off work this week, so some travelling, some relaxing and unfortunately... way too much procrastination.

  • 🚙💨 Hired a car and drove 5 hours to Oldham to see my mother and drop off my father's ashes. The process of resolving his estate ticks along in the background and is making good progress.
    My relationship with my parents was essentially non-existent before my father passed away, so being thrust back into this requires some processing emotionally as well as mentally. I've thankfully got a great support network and I don't have to deal with all this alone.

  • 🛍️ Being up North with an overnight hotel stay did give me chance to visit the extremely opulent Trafford Centre to have a relax, wander and some minor retail therapy1

  • 🐔 Whilst there I ate the amazing Slim Chickens, well worth a try if you ever find yourself near one. Get a milkshake!

  • 🎮 A lot of gaming has happened this week. Apart from some minor bugs, Spiderman 2 has been an absolute joy on PS5 and a great way to test out the extra 2TB of storage I installed this week

    As it's officially spooky season 🎃 I've been playing through Luigi's Mansion 3 and thanks to a price match and voucher deal a cheap copy of Super Mario Bros Wonder should come through the letterbox any minute now.

  • 🏃‍♂️ I've made no headway whatsoever in trying to be more active and fit. Excuses need to stop and actions need to start. I have a sort of mental block when it comes to taking this seriously that I just need to get over. If anyone has any tips on how to get into a workout routine, please let me know! 🙇‍♂️

  1. Primarily food and gifts for the family! ↩︎