Friday, March 25, 2005


Bored bored bored I'm bored bored bored bored bored.


Hurrah for Bank Holidays!

Four days off work! Woohoo! It's funny, when I was a student I got used to four and five week holidays, but now I'm a sad working girl I get stupidly excited about having four days off in a row! Oh well. Today I woke up naturally at 8am, meaning I'd slept enough and had a whole day in front of me which is great. I went to Birmingham and failed to buy anything which was rubbish - I plan to try again in Coventry tomorrow though! I've also been to Tesco and bought all the ingredients for a spinach & ricotta lasagne, as well as two bottles of wine to take to the lovely Alicia's on Sunday. I've also listened to two CDs and played far too many games of internet Hearts! I'm slightly addicted to that game, it's a little worrying.

So all in all it's been a very nice day so far. I have had the thought that if I suddenly keeled over, no-one would find me for at least two days which is slightly concerning. I shall just have to concentrate very hard on not keeling over! :o)

Hmm, I think it's time to see if anyone else has blogged recently.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

So, films then...

In no particular order... films I like.

The Sound of Music (for obvious reasons)
Apollo 13
Sleepless in Seattle
The Wedding Singer
The Truman Show
Love Actually
A Knight's Tale
Legally Blonde
Groundhog Day
50 First Dates
Chariots of Fire (fab)
Bridget Jones 1 & 2
Notting Hill
Shakespeare in Love
10 Things I Hate About You
Armageddon (yay)
Never Been Kissed
A Muppet Christmas Carol (yay again)
Deep Impact
The Lion King
Beauty and the Beast

And if I had to pick one...I'd pick three, namely The Sound of Music, Chariots of Fire and Apollo 13.

Famous people I have fancied

Felt it was time for another list. So, here is one of famous people I have fancied. Note that's "have fancied", not "do fancy"...

Colin Firth (drool)
Hugh Grant
Josh Harnett
Ryan Philippe
David Beckham (when I was 13 and no-one else knew who he was and he had good hair)
Heath Ledger
Leo DiCaprio (I actually won a competition in Bliss magazine and got a free book of photos of him!)
Alexei Nemov (Russian gymnast blokey)
Paul Rudd
Michael Vartan (out of Never Been Kissed...which is a fab film. Ooh, must do a film list)
Andrew Lincoln

Actually this is a lot harder than I thought it would be! I had crushes on everyone when I was at school and have now forgotten them all. Hmm, will have to bring my old diary back from my parents' house and look at all the lists in it. Could get very embarrassing...

Oh yes, Ian Woan. He played for Nottingham Forest. I fancied him for about half an hour. He was a minger.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

A very nice evening

Ooh scary, Google's gone green.

Am having my definition of a very nice evening indeed. I just cooked dinner but it mostly came out of a jar so it was easy and tasted nice, and we sat and ate it at the table with floating candles and music in the background. It's warm and cosy and lovely. Today was sunny and bright and felt like spring, and the other day I smelled cut grass which is just wonderful. I am feeling happy and positive and content! Hurrah.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005



That is all.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Almost human...

Hurrah, I feel almost human again! Although I think I may well spend the whole day in my dressing gown. Have spent the morning reading blogs by random people I vaguely know, as well as those of lovely people who I actually know. Most fun.

Have been thinking about alcohol. Drinking it is fun at the time and being drunk is quite jolly, but I'm enjoying the part where things go fuzzy less and less. I think it's more fun to not get that bad. Plus hangovers just screw up your whole day which is not fun. This is therefore a request to people at large to stop me drinking so much! And this isn't even a "morning after" thing - I think I actually mean it.

Hmm. Not sure what else to write about really. So might stop. Sorry for the boring entry!


Arg I am HUNG OVER. I don't know why I always insist on drinking so much wine so fast! Although it was fun at the time... I just want to get up and get on with the day but I feel ill when I move. Meeeeeep.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

More on love songs

Gosh it's a good job I haven't had any wine tonight - listing all those love songs has led to me playing some of the ones I downloaded in first year and has brought back many memories etc that would probably have led to me singing along drunkenly and sobbing if alcohol was involved! John Denver is so good...

I used to have some quality crying-to-music sessions in first year - far too many emotions going on! I've been feeling a bit weird lately actually: it's nearly the end of term 2 which means there's only one more term of having all my friends here before everyone disappears and life changes. I am definitely not a fan of change. I love my life at the moment and I'm not sure what it's going to be like in the future, so Leaving on a Jet Plane is quite a good representation of things. I feel like I don't want to waste any of this year because it will never be quite so easy again to see everyone and have a fabulous time. I've always wanted to do the whole girly nights thing and never really made good enough friends to be able to, and this year has been really great for finally doing that - I don't want everyone to disappear so quickly! Severe danger of great emotional outburst here...must stop! Apologies to any men reading this who really have no idea what I'm on about...I think it's definitely a girl thing. :o)

The best love songs in the whole world ever! (Volume 4.2)

So, it's Tuesday and it's my night off for the week! Hurrah. To be fair, I'll enjoy everything else I have to do this week, but it's nice to have one evening for just sitting around. I got a magazine through the door today (yay for subscriptions) and it's also Heat day, so I've been having a v nice time so far, despite the 2 chocolate squares which were certainly not within my Weight Watchers plan for the day!

I decided that waffling randomly about my diary may not be very interesting to anyone, so I'd do a random entry on love songs (insert flashing pink writing and little tweety birds here). I LOVE love songs. They are possibly the best thing ever! (for all of about 5 minutes until I think of something else that's the best thing ever...a very overused phrase for me). Of course the absolute best one is She by Elvis Costello, which is the song I'm having my first dance to at my wedding (must do a wedding entry at some point, have been obsessed for years...). But there are many other great songs out there so here is a list. I'm sure it's by no means complete and will have to be added to as I remember other fab ones that can't possibly be left out! Anyway, in the order they randomly occur to me, here goes...

She - Elvis Costello
The Way You Look Tonight - Tony Bennett
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
Thankyou For Loving Me - Bon Jovi
Always - Bon Jovi (again - power ballads rock!)
Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warner
Your Song - Elton John
The Last Night of the World from Miss Saigon
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
The Young Ones - Cliff Richard!!!! (highly highly embarrassing but I like it)
Love Changes Everything - Michael Ball (again, highly embarrassing)
I'm Kissing You - Des'ree
Love Is In the Air - Cat Stevens
Unchained Melody - loads of people, but Robson and Jerome are the best!
Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield (fabulous song)
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Flying Without Wings - Westlife (a classic, no matter what anybody says!)
Come What May from Moulin Rouge
Don't Marry Her, Have Me - The Beautiful South (quirky, maybe not a normal love song but irresistably catchy)
Take My Breath Away - Berlin
You've Lost That Loving Feeling - The Righteous Brothers (fab)
When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane - John Denver
Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
Can't Help Falling in Love - Andy Williams
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams (fab sober, fabber drunk!)
You Were Always On My Mind - Elvis Presley (ah, the memories of Baileys-fuelled sobbing)
I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher (the old ones are the best)
Flowers in the Window - Travis
A Whole New World from Aladdin (hurrah for Disney)
Words - Boyzone (if only for the teenage memories)

hmm, I've exhausted my Windows Media Player list now. But I think that's quite enough to be going on with! I'm sure there will be updates as I think of more absolute classics.

In case you hadn't guessed, I may well be the world's most hopeless romantic (and have quite appalling taste in music!). But I wouldn't want to be any other way! It seems to me that a world without romance would be a truly hopeless thing, but one with it provides endless possibilities, golden memories and a reason to look forward to every day. So I'm afraid I shall keep believing in love!

That's probably quite enough for this entry. Do remind me of any fab songs I may have forgotten...