AMII @ THIRTY

Lifestyle blog by a thirty-something city dweller


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Extra-curricular activities for grown ups

Thoughts out of the gutter, please, my post title refers to totally safe-for-work activities! This post is a little more light-hearted after my last post. And, whilst I appreciate the support and concern, I am truly ok – just felt it was the right time to address the issue with the recent start of the new rugby season.

Anyway, after the break-down of a relationship nearly a year ago, I realised that my life had become a boring routine of go to work – go to the gym – go home. My friendship group had grown smaller over the years, something which I don’t see negatively as I hold much more value in having just a handful of truly out of this world friends, but we often have conflicting work schedules allowing planned catch ups only when diaries finally align maybe once or twice a month. I realised that, as a child, I always had a string of extra-curricular activities on the go. But, as a 30 year old, this had seemingly stopped being a concept I pursued in my life.

I made a list at the start of this year of things I love to do. Things that I enjoy but for some reason just weren’t part of my life, or as much part of my life as I’d like them to be, or that I’d stopped doing during my now-ended relationship. I’m happy to share this list with you (excuse my doodles. I love list-making but I also love doodling!).

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Four weeks to go…

…and then life, as I’ve known it for the past three years, will suddenly be very different.

Why, you ask? Because on the 8th May, I have two assignment deadlines, my final lecture, and my last ever assessed seminar.

Although I will officially still be a student, I’ll have no responsibilities left after the 8th towards completing my degree at UCB. I will be finished. Three years of really hard work will come to an end. I will breathe the biggest sigh of relief, and probably shed a few exhausted tears. Continue reading…


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This Girl Can

Hopefully, lots of you will have seen this advert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN7lt0CYwHg or the billboards and posters that have appeared across UK towns since January. They are part of a campaign supported by Sport England to celebrate and encourage women in sport – no matter who they are, what sport or exercise they do, what level they take part at, or how they look doing it.

I think this campaign is fabulous. I love sports and have actively taken part in loads of different sports since I was young. I love team sports but I also enjoy going for a swim or doing Body Balance. I am a red-faced, sweaty competitor, but I don’t care because I love being active. I’ve also coached rugby for nearly 10 years and this side of sport is just as important to me.

Swim TGC(Image shared with permission from This Girl Can)

I’ve always been aware though of female friends who Continue reading…