Saturday, 1 November 2014

Happy Halloween

Halloween isn't as big here as in the States, but last night I got dressed up and went out for a friend's birthday.  So, here's the professional photo of me and another friend:

You can't see the full extent of the outfit, but you get the idea.  That is as creepy as I get!

Bis bald,


Thursday, 30 October 2014

That inevitable question...

Anyone who stumbles upon my blog, especially anyone who previously read my little ramblings, may wonder where I have been.

What started as a summer of love last year unfortunately didn't last.  Scarily it has taken almost the whole 10 months since things were finally called quits to start to feel like I can write this.  I'm not going into details, but I can safely (and sorrowfully) say that I was in love and I didn't want it to end; however looking back, I can see why it did.  As someone said to me recently "the wonders of 20:20 hindsight vision".  This doesn't mean I am over it, unfortunately I think that shall take more time, but I just wanted to explain my absence.

I haven't been spending the last year sitting on my arse doing nothing though, maybe I can bring you up to speed with a review of the year as we head towards the last few months of 2014?

Bis bald.

This photo was taken on a recent trip to Wales, at an open air museum near Cardiff to be exact, but it makes me think of Narnia....

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Thank goodness for super glue

Yesterday, as I cleaned my glasses shortly after arriving at work, disaster struck!

There I was, happily cleaning away the grime that seems to accumulate on specs, how does it get there and is all that grime on everyone else's faces instead? And ping!  They snapped right in the middle of the bridge!

See, right down the centre.  So, slightly panicked, off I trundled to the local shops to buy some super glue!  As I am ever so slightly blind, I decided to try an even more temporary fix and walked to the shops resembling Harry Potter...

Luckily super glue was found and I now type this whilst wearing those specs.  However, I don't think I can rely on the glue to last and I now have the joyous task of glasses shopping.  True, this can be fun (at least when you have someone with you to take photos of you when you are too blind to really see what the samples look like on your face) but when it is a reluctant replacement it's not so cool.  Here's hoping that Specsavers have some good deals and frames!

Hope you have a more successful start to your days today.

Bis bald.


P.S.  Lots more Lakes photos to come, finally edited them all!

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Back to the 9-5

Just a quick post, a real one to follow, to show you where I went last weekend.  The Lake District is stunning!  We were blessed with wonderful weather for two days, it rained cats and dogs almost every night but the tent (and it's inhabitants) survived.  

Here is my teaser photo....

View of Ullswater
Hope you all had a lovely weekend.  Cannot tell you how sad I was to pack up our tent, and how reluctant I was to go to work today.  But, it's hump day tomorrow so the weekend is already wiggling it's fingers in our direction.

Bis bald.


Thursday, 25 July 2013

I feel like Bridget Jones, well kinda...

Tomorrow I go on my first "mini-break" with T!  I'm so very excited.  We are not going to some grand manor however, we are heading north to Cumbria and the Lake District where we shall go camping! 

Looking at my stacks of stuff on my bed, as I decide what to pack into my backpack, it looks vastly different from what Bridget would have packed.  Even though we are going with a car and it shall be fairly easy camping, it is still a great stack of practical gear.  It is the first time I have really camped since 2008!  I am so very excited.  I am realising how little I can remember about camping though, so it's probably a good thing it's going to be the easy version with shops within driving distance.  Hopefully this will be the first of many such trips to the more wild and beautiful parts of the country.

Borrowed from this site

I've never been to the Lake District before, but I have wanted to go for YEARS.  Did you see the film Miss Potter?  That was filmed up there, maybe I'll spot Peter Rabbit sneaking off with someone's salad.

Wishing you all a most wonderful weekend, keep your fingers crossed that it doesn't rain on us the whole 4 days we're up there!

Bis bald.


Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Time to slow down? Just a little maybe.

I cannot remember a time when I have been so busy.  Okay, I tell a lie.  There were times during my time in Seoul when I was crazy busy, but lately it has been nuts.  Ever since I met T in fact.  

Don't get me wrong, I adore being busy, I go a bit nuts sat at home, alone, twiddling my thumbs, but I think I need to make a little extra me time here and there.  Just the odd day in between seeing friends and seeing T, for me to catch my breath (and help me not be a zombie at work).  

Reading this you probably think I am up late partying every night, ha, I couldn't do that if I tried!  I am just a lot busier than I am accustomed to and it's knackering me out a little.  I just need that extra evening to catch up with writing letters, looking for decent jobs and reading (to mention but a few things).

All of the above said, I am the happiest I have been in a long time and I don't want to seem ungrateful for this.  I don't like to rely on someone/something else for my happiness, but I can't deny that a certain someone has had a positive impact on my life.  I still get restless moments, but it's not the constant urge to be elsewhere that I once had.  I've let a few things slip, my correspondence skills of late have been shocking and I'm spending a bit too much money, but on the whole I am so thankful to have met T and to be enjoying the summer with him.

He goes away on Sunday, a "business" trip to Florida....  I'll miss him, but I can't deny that I am also super excited to go to London and spend a weekend with my girls next week!  We are going to see Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, I'll post a video so you can have a listen if you have not heard of them.  I love any band that let's me say "hey!" or whistle.

The rest of this week and weekend will be taken up with dinner with a local friend, and then a cinema trip and day with T before he leaves for the U S of A.

Do you have much planned this weekend?  It's not too far away now thankfully, just two working days and then sweet freedom....