Christmas goes by so quickly, new year’s eve is only two sleeps away!
I watched my special copy of Inception last night with dad on our epic tv. We had it turned up so loud mum came downstairs to check we weren’t having an earthquake! It really is an incredible film, i think it’s bumped it’s way up to my favourite film of all time. Serious stuff!
Good news, my office is only open till 3pm all this week (well the three days that we’re there anyway!) so that means bunking off early to do whatever we wish! We honestly have enough quality streets to sink a battle ship that i just cant leave alone, so getting out of there a bit earlier can only be good news for my figure at least! Must go to the gym in the new year, try lose some of the weight i’ve put on over the past few months! Wish i didn’t love food so much.
I love the amount of time i get to spend with my family around this time, and all the silly traditions we have. Every christmas morning is spent opening presents from each other with a cup of tea on mum and dads bed and making sure we taste any choccies santa has delivered! Then it’s off downstairs for a glass of bucks fizz while we open the rest of our presents under the tree.
I was completely spoilt this year, mum and dad brought me the new 4th gen ipod touch that i’ve been drooling over for months! I also got makeup, lots of vouchers, novelty mugs and enough chocolate to sink a battleship! Off the boyfriend i got a huge pile of amazing presents (11 in total!) including the geekiest limited edition copy of Inception you’ve ever seen, seasons 1-3 of One Tree Hill, Just Dance 2, Forever 21 vouchers and an Amy Winehouse for Fred Perry pencil skirt!
I couldn’t have asked for anything more nor can i eat or drink anything else until february!!! I swear i must have put on a stone in two days the amount of food and wine i’ve consumed!
On boxing day we raided the sales in Nottingham where i spent my topshop vouchers on a cute new bag and found a gorgeous Amy Winehouse for Fred Perry cardigan to match my new skirt with some of the christmas money from my nan…it was a bargain at half price!!!
The best thing is, i don’t go back to work until tomorrow, and then it’s only until 3 each day till new year! I have a very exciting week to look forward to - will keep you posted tumblrinos!
It was a half day at work today which we spent dancing to christmas songs, describing each of our christmas days, eating bacon sandwiches from the boss and of course….drinking tea!
At one o’clock we said our goodbyes, wished everyone a merry christmas and left work for the holidays. I tootled off to the post office to collect my last present, picked up some champagne from tescos and came home to find mum making gravy and rummaging around for our stockings! My afternoon was spent round timbob’s house trying to get his very excited kiddy winks to bed, baking mince pies, drinking wine, opening our presents to each other and playing on the wii!
But now it’s time for bed (otherwise santa wont come!) so i wish you all a magical morning tomorrow, i hope you’ve been good this year!
So it turns out that no-one in my office does any work near Christmas! And everyone has the same excuse for eating that extra piece of chocolate, or pouring another glass of wine…..'oh go on then, it is christmas after all' XD
Today consisted of going out for mcdonalds breakfasts (to cure hangovers from the copious amounts of wine consummed last night), eating biscuits, looking at houses for me and the bf online, going out for lunch, swapping drunken stories and eating our way through a pile of christmas choccy tins!
…all the while in our cheesy christmas jumpers for the brewery competition!
I am now sat with a glass of wine about to watch a film with dad by the open fire in our living room, with the tacky christmas tree lights twinkling away in the corner!
Had a wonderful evening with the ladies from work off out for a meal a bit too much wine!
We had a lovely meal in a local pub, three courses and a lot of drunken banter! We went to one of our brewery’s pub’s so we got a fair but of discount on the food making room for a lot more wine…! It was a such a nice evening and i really felt part of the team, still very much enjoying my job and loving the people i work with so so much!
There’s a crappy christmas jumper competition in the office tomorrow, and me an J had to actually go buy a crappy christmas jumper this lunchtime because neither of us owned one! The sad thing is, i kind’ve like mine and i think i’ll wear it after tomorrow as well, possibly even on crimbo day!! In my defense, they are in fashion right now, so it’s totally ok….right?!
Getting up this morning was nearly impossible and i nearly fell asleep at around 4pm, definitely need a longer nights sleep. Plus The Morgana Show or Vampire Diaries aren’t on tonight so my Tuesday night telly has gone out the window!
….and if i’m tucked up in bed then i can’t go rummaging in the pantry for midnight snacks! Really need to nip that in the bud pronto!
dryyoureyessundaygirl said: My aunt has a Westie and he’s daft as a brush- all he wants is love and attention- he follows you round for you to give him attention and he gets SO happy when you do, he makes my daughter hug him all the time. BUT he does get dirty very easily xXx
Heehee! My nextdoor neighbour used to have two and they were ever so good. Just pottered around the house and let the kiddies dress them up lol! See if feel like as long as you give him some doggy haircuts fairly regularly then he might not get too messy! Every dog gets mucky right?!
I keep seeing little West Highland White terriers around and it’s making me torn between a beagle and a little westie! The question is, can i give up the childhood dream of owning a real-life snoopy for an adorable little ball of white fluff?!
To be honest a westie would be a bit easier to control compared to a beagle, but just imagine all the haircuts and baths he’d need! My old next door neighbour used to have two of her own and they were so well trained and really placid.
I’ve had the loveliest weekend these past two days!
Saturday was super relaxing having my hair and nails done, then out in the evening for my weekend work leaving party. It was a really nice evening and i think everyone had an amazing night making it even better. They did a collection for me and got an awesome book on photography which i can’t wait to read. I’ll be able to keep it on my bookshelf and remember everyone for years to come.
Today i had a wonderful lye-in and then me and dad put up our little christmas tree! We had a cup of tea with a mince pie before deciding to walk to our local garden centre with mum and choose a new christmas ornament - our yearly tradition. I got some silly reindeer ears for £1 which i’ve been wearing since and love to bits!
We then took a trip down to the gold club and had a relaxing steam and a soak in the outdoor hot tub! We had dinner in the clubhouse and are now sat watching The Apprentice final and Misfits!
Are those acrylic then? I’m thinking of getting mine done because my real nails are so horrible..
They are natural gel tips! So the only part that’s ‘fake’ is the end part (the bit that you would paint white with a French manicure) because my nails are super short, so i needed a bit of length. Then she blended the tip into my actual nail and painted the gel over the top. Had to put my hands under one of those UV light box things, i was fascinated! You can have the gel without having the extension if you like, just makes your nails super strong and means that nail varnish wont chip off!
I’m having a day of pampering tomorrow before my leaving party and i’m really excited!
Got a hair appointment at 11am for a much needed cut and style then i’ve booked myself in for a set of gel tips with my beautician friend who i modelled for a month or so back! I’m going to get her to file them fairly short i think because the longer length drove me mad! But my nails are so awful at the moment, i feel like hiding them away under a nice new set for a few weeks will be a good idea!
Then i will actually have time to get ready and have a dew drinks before the party which will be a major treat! I’m usually rushing home from weekend work, jumping in the shower and slapping on some make up before running out the door with one shoe on into a taxi!
Did you know that book you recommended, The Lucky One, has been commissioned in to a film?
Its being filmed in New Orleans now with Zac Efron as the lead. It was apparently between him and Jake Gyllenhaal but its Efron thats on set...
Just though i'd pass it along!
OHMYGOODNESS I HAVE TO SEE IT NOW.
See, i imagined Logan to be more like Jake Gyllenhaal, but the 16yearold girl inside me is in now way complaining about Mr Efron! Thanks so much for letting me know, i’ll definitely be on the look out for that one at the cinema! ♥
Ordered a new dress for my weekend work leaving doo on saturday, but had to order both the 8 and the 10 to make sure it fits in time! I’ve been between sizes recently leaning more towards the 8 side which is baffling seeing as i’ve put on weight. Totally confusing.
Aaaaaanywho, this means that ASOS owe me a lot of money until the refunds come through! i have a feeling the size 8 will need to go back as it looks like it doesn’t have much give and i look like i’ve eaten a hot air balloon over night. Really need to go back to the gym.
Enough rambling for one day….i just hope i look ok on saturday!
What is the best part for you, about living in England?
I love the change in seasons, even though it could do with being a bit warmer in summer! I think we have an amazing high street too, can always find awesome clothes without having to spend hundreds of pounds ♥
A few posts ago (in a tumblr far far away...) you said you were going to watch Scott Pilgrim Vs The World. Was just wondering what you thought of it, as it's one of those films that I'd really like to see, but just not sure about. :) x
It’s not out on dvd until the 27th so we watched trashy tv instead! I’ll post a review blog once I’ve finally got round to watching it! :D
Well he’s 2 years older than i am and everyone in my year knew him as the older hottie in 6th form! We used to go out in the same places at the weekends, he’d seen me around and taken a shine to me which i had no idea about. As it turned out, my cousin was one of his close friends and the boyfriend pestered him into getting us all together for a night out.
I honestly didn’t even think about him in that way because i figured there was no way he would ever fall in love with me! And when he started to flirt with me i thought he was doing it for a joke with his friends, like popular guys do to the school geek in movies!
Anyway, when i finally realised he wasn’t just tugging at my hearts strings he asked me out on a date and the rest is history! ♥
P.s. No need to hide behind the anonymous button everyone, i won’t bite!
do you like your new job? or you still want to work with children?
I love my new job, it’s really great. I do miss the kiddies i used to help out with though. Saw a few walking to school this morning when i was on the way to the office and wondered if they remembered me at all! ♥
Got a phone call this morning telling me my card had been blocked due to fraudulent activity. I’d brought all my christmas presents last night from various websites and spent a fair amount…obviously my bank didn’t like that!
So they blocked my card and subsequently stopped my payment to ASOS going through for a pretty dress I found! Looks like everyone else can have a present except me! :p
Luckily after several phone calls they’ve un-frozen my account and I can carry on spending. And as luck would have it, ASOS are doing free next day delivery today which has softened the blow of having to re-do my order slightly!
Twitcam doesn’t seem to want to play tonight so i guess i’m going to have to type out my fail of a day for you!
Woke up at the ungodly hour of 7:30am for work to a freezing cold house and dad swearing at the boiler….it’s broken! No warm water for a shower then, so dad called British Gas so he could get it fixed.
Dad text at about 4pm:
No heating or hot water……UNTIL FRIDAY!!! :O
I had to wander round to the boyfriends house after work for dinner and a shower like a little homeless kitten! I’m currently sat huddled under my slanket beside a halogen heater on full blast and a heated blanket underneath! Think i might just stay at the bf’s tomorrow night instead because i have a feeling morning isn’t going to be much fun at all!
A plus side for today though, i brought some christmassy pyjamas which are keeping me nice and toasty :D
England is currently white with frost and filled with people carefully walking around in scarfs hats and gloves. It’s so so cold. Windscreen covers saved my life this morning though and saved me from having to scrap my entire car!
It does make me feel very christmassy though, especially when last night i came home to a box of fairy lights i’d ordered offline. I was full of christmas cheer whilst wrapping them round my headboard and settling down to a mug of hot chocolate with them twinkling away. I also managed to finally try a Mac donalds festive pie and i am pleased to report that the verdict is good!
It was so sad, and when everyone come up to hug me at the end i have to admit i was holding back tears :( I’m going to miss everyone one of those guys a ridiculous amount and it’s going to be super strange not being there every saturday and sunday. I’ve made some real friends working there and i hope we’ll all keep in touch. I’ll definitely pop in and see everyone from time to time and be on the other side of the tills for a change!
The Christmas party is going to be such a great night, but i just know i’ll be crying my eyes out saying goodbye to everyone!
Going to rent this film tonight with the boyfriend, have an (msg-free)Chinese and drink some beer! I’ve been wanting to see it since it came out at the cinema but never got round to it, seems like a real culty movie like Juno. *edit* turns out it hasn’t been released on dvd yet. Peep show and i’m a celeb it is then!
Got to get up early tomorrow to help dandrew with some more piccies for his college course too. I get to stand in a studio and look pouty for a few hours bribed with costa and biscottis! I’ll see if he’ll let me nick a few photos afterwards! :)