Thursday, December 29, 2005

Speed dating!

Well, I'm back in Leam after a fabulous Christmas, and I have an offer you'll probably be able to refuse quite easily! Does anyone want to go speed dating? I've always wanted to try it and intend to go on Valentine's Day - sounds like an excellent way of spending the evening! It'll cost you 18 English pounds which I know is a little pricy, but you have to try everything once. Let me know at the new year party/by email if you fancy it. (NB this only applies to people I actually know!)

I was going to write a really long catch-up entry but I'm sure people don't want to know all the details of my week in the middle of nowhere. Suffice to say: concerts, carols, relatives, hilarious card games, walks and lots and lots and lots of food! Yay.

Hmm, dinner.

Monday, December 12, 2005

True happiness... a warm cosy living room, a Christmas tree, fairy lights, In Dulci Jubilo and a good book. Most definitely recommended.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Moment of madness...

I've just joined an online dating website! I haven't paid yet, I've just gone for free membership which means I can't contact anyone, but I thought it would be a fun thing to do and I'll see if I get any interest. Scary! I've always been intrigued by it though and I think you have to try things in this life and see what happens. I'm going speed dating at the Slug and Lettuce in the new year if anyone wants to come with me - I've always wanted to do it so I'm giving it a go! I think you have to make your dreams happen rather than waiting for them to come along, and I can't see where I'm going to meet anyone at the moment so I'm being proactive and trying to find people myself. Go me!

Cosy Sunday afternoon

I'm having a lovely time in my living room, watching a programme about Christmas hits and enjoying my fairy lights and tree. My tree needs some lights which I'm going to buy tomorrow, but other than that it looks ok. I'll light the Advent candle when I have dinner and then it'll be just perfect!

Yesterday was brilliant, and it reminded me why I love Leamington so much. I went out to do so many things and they were all within a 10 minute walk. First I did my food shopping for the week, then I bought my tree from the man at the end of the road who even carried it home for me and put it in my living room! I then did all my Christmas shopping (or at least I thought it was all of it until I got home and remembered some people I'd forgotten, grr) including wrapping paper and tags. After that I went to the hairdresser and got my hair back to a reasonable length, as well as booking my ball appointment, yay! After lunch I put on my CD of Christmas music (carols conducted by John Rutter) and decorated my tree, wrapped my presents and wrote my cards. Finally, after a yummy dinner, I went out to a fab party at Julia's house, via a catch-up with Juicy and Stu. The quote of the evening definitely came from Josie: "I want to f*** a Muslim!" and the outfit of the evening was Juicy's without question - she was a most excellent Mrs Claus complete with the ultimate in FMBs.

I'm now looking forward to watching Sports Personality of the Year tonight, and I'm very excited about the fact that I only have 7 working days left before Christmas! Plus it's our Christmas do at work on Wednesday (we're going to the greyhound track, should be comedy!) and then our Secret Santa/food thing on Thursday which means no actual work from about 3pm. Hopefully there'll be some sort of going out thing on Friday, then I'm going to Bewdley for mum's Christmas concert on Saturday which is the real beginning of my Christmas every year (I can pinpoint the exact moment in Oh Come All Ye Faithful and everything!) and then it's just 2 more days of work before my brother comes to visit me for an evening of highly fatty food and disaster films...and then it's back to Bewdley. Christmas is going to be even more special this year now that Simon and I don't live there for most of the year - having the four of us all together will be just brilliant, and I'm looking forward to that much more than presents. Sitting down to our turkey and champagne with lots of laughter and my mum's unbeatable cooking...can't wait!

Right, I have no idea why anyone other than me would want to read this waffle so I shall stop writing it. At least I've blogged now which I hadn't done for a while. Is it too early for dinner yet? Mmm, stirfry.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Coventry Chavs

Today I was walking through Coventry during my lunch hour when from amongst the great waves of chavs one particular crime against fashion stood out. A girl was wearing diamond patterned tights, which I normally think look really good. However, on this particular pair the pattern stopped somewhere towards the crotch area, to allow for, well, the crotch. It was therefore quite unfortunate that the girl's skirt started a good inch and a half above the end of the pattern. Nice.

Just felt the need to share that with you all.