Changing the balance

We are still waiting on someone buying our house and, until that happens, there ain’t much else I can do but ponder the future and what shape my life will take when we go our separate ways.

I think the biggest adjustment for me will be going home to an empty flat. I’m viewing that as an opportunity to refocus my priorities and change my habits, but one thing is sure, I’ll need to be a lot better at keeping in touch with my friends, as well as getting out there and making more.

I’ll be joining a gym, but I’ve never found those particularly friendly places, and I’ve looked at evening classes which might be fun, but one thing that really caught my eye whilst I was doing some research on “holidays for singles” (as in, going on holiday on your own, not going on holiday to get drunk with a lot of other people who are single and “desperate for love/a shag”) was an organisation called Spice Scotland.

Now, I know what you are thinking and no, it’s not a dating website. They describe themselves as an Adventure, Sports and Social Group which caters for single people who don’t want to sit at home. They organise everything from Skiiing holidays to tennis lessons, and seem to have a good active membership.

It’s not something I’ll be jumping into headfirst, for a start I need to shift some weight (again!) and will need a few months to get settled into my own routine and adjust to my new life but it’s good to know there are options out there and that being single isn’t JUST about sitting about in your undercrackers eating Jaffa Cakes.

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Doing my best to find a balance.

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As long as you’re not ruling out Jaffa cakes/undercrackers completely …

Gyms are boring. But I’ve started doing badminton classes, which are far more fun.

Clair, I love badminton, did a coaching course way back when I was still a lad and the Spice Scotland crew have a weekly court booking, once I’m fit enough I’ll be there, shuttling cocks! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I totally get what you mean about the entire “going home to an empty house” thing.

One thing I found really helpful – particularly in winter – was to have a couple of lights on timeswitches, so that at least I wasn’t coming home to a *dark* and empty house. Sounds weird/pathetic, but I found it really helped.

I think you should sit in your underjaffacakes and eat crackers.

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