i feel like i’ve been on and off ill for the past month now. or, beyond the tiredness and pain i usually feel. i’ve had moments or a day or two of clarity which is good enough to get me through, but i really want to feel ‘myself’ again. hoping that will come with spring, which definitely seems to be taking its grips in the UK. pretty sure it helps everyone.
last week i went to roath park and the conservatory for the first time in a while. i had wanted to go the week previously but i had a pretty bad cold and chest infection, and could barely walk from one room to another, let alone to roath park and beyond. when i left the house to go, it was sunny and warm. ‘perfect!’ i thought. but as soon as i got there it pretty much constantly rained or hailed, ha! which i used as a (pretty legit) excuse for a trip to the conservatory. it was weird being in there in the humid surroundings, hearing the hail pelting down on the glass. it does make me happy being in there though.
lots more photos after the jump!
oh, this week. this damn week. i’ve had a pretty bad cold & subsequent chest infection – with extra gross hacking cough included. having asthma, this tends to make things worse so there’s been a fair bit of gasping for air and genuinely feeling like i could easily die (luckily a short round of steroids have helped, i will probably need antibiotics too). i’ve broken a tooth that was already partly broken, had a few panic attacks and moments of general ‘what is the point’, our new to us boiler briefly broke …and jeez, the list just goes on. on top of everything else i’m stressed and worried about, i feel like i’m on the very edge of completely losing it.
i have had some good moments though, like getting these collage postcards from lovely supal, seeing moments of beauty in nature and the more mundane, my cat being extra cute (i think she’s enjoying actually having heat in the flat), and trying miso soup for the first time. good stuff. as bad as a day or week (or month) can be, i really look on these moments to get me through.
i fell in love this week. despite having lived in cardiff for almost 7 years now, i’ve never been to bath. which is a bit silly really, as it’s so close, and about the same distance away from me as bristol. pretty much everyone i told this to had a look of disbelief on their faces, ha. but it was so worth the wait. despite the cold and dull (and at times rainy) day, i instantly fell for this city. i can’t even imagine how excitable i’d get about it on a sunny day.
though i had a few suggestions of places to visit, i decided i’d rather wonder around slightly aimlessly and see where my feet and my camera would take me. my main reason for being there was to visit the fashion museum, for a special preview of their latest exhibition, but i’ll talk about that in a bit.