So I finally got a job, yay!
Only the job is taking up loads of my time now, boo!
As I am sure many of you are aware, the UK, and London in particular, is readying itself for a people frenzy in 2 weeks’ time. I will therefore be occupied with a lot of overtime until the people all go away again.
On the plus side, I have lots of fun stories about the public and the dumb things they say and do! This post will come on my day off next week.
This is just an aside. I’ll be catching up with all your posts on Sunday as we are preparing for my partner’s sister’s wedding, which is on Saturday! Consequently I’m really occupied with decoration sorting.
Serious! They gave me some responsibility!
Sort of. I mean. They didn’t let me choose the decor. They knew it’d be all pirate bunting, treasure chests and fake map place settings. That’d be amazing!
But no. Just some purple ribbons and confetti and glass table centrepieces that haven’t arrived yet. I should go call someone about that.
Anyways, I am not dead! Woohoo! My blog and my blog reading is just having a week holiday. A stressful week holiday. That I don’t want to be on.
Back soon! *vanishes*
Weekly Photo Challenge
My second time participating in this challenge, I present my picture for ‘create.’
Probably not as pretty as some of the other challenge pics but the monster cupcakes were fun to create and tasty to eat!
(Sorry for the minging hob you can see in the background. Think this from shortly after I left a pan of supernoodles on and it overflowed and went everywhere…and destroyed the pan. :/ )
My partner mentioned the dreaded ‘C’ word to me the other day.
True, he did so in jest.
True, he wished he hadn’t almost as soon as the word popped out of his mouth.
But still. I took the opportunity to enlighten him as to why I should carry around a parental advisory sticker wherever I go.
Sounds like fun to me! (Photo credit: Gerard Stolk (vers le Santiago))
Or a sock I can shove in my mouth whenever a child comes close.
Posted in Family, Friends, Humor, Humour, Life, People, Personal
Tagged children, Dita Von Teese, family, inappropriateness, Parental Advisory, Warning label
Since a lot of people enjoyed the photo I used in the weekly photo challenge I decided to upload a series of images that are part of a pet project I have. It’s about colour and the way we associate thoughts with things we see. The first set of words are common associations with the colour, the second are others that I hope can be demonstrated with the image. Sometimes, these are contradictory. Sometimes you might not even see them. The point of this project was to encourage myself to SEE, not just to look.
Since I already did a red image I am starting with one that’s completely different. I will do a separate ‘red’ post some other time, but today, it’s GREY.
Neutral old BOREDOM
Rain MELANCHOLY Cloud
Solid Wisdom Cold
Strong NOTHING uniform
UTILITARIAN ’grey matter’
delicate Risky Elegant
I’d be interested in hearing what this image conjures up for you guys. Please feel free to comment and share your stories of ‘grey’ with me!
Whilst I was busy trying not to drown in Torquay (it was a challenge, really O.o) last week some very kind folk included me in their blogger awards posts.
Beyond Paisley nominated my blog for:
And MEOW hear this nominated my blog for:
Weekly photo challenge
Close up of a tulip in my garden from this year.
I chose this picture because I love the vibrant colours and the patterning on the petals. I also like that you can see the tiny drops of water from the morning dew and the pollen that has been knocked off the stamen. Nature is amazing.
Note, that says BELIEVER not BELIEBER. *shudders*
When I was talking to a friend the other day it struck me…wait what?
No this post is not about God. I’m not that sort of believer either. (For the record, I’ma fence-sitter.)
So what are you blathering about I hear you say. You know those things that you like or things that you truly believe, that sometimes you don’t tell other people about in case they laugh at you or mock you? Those little things make you the person you are. That, is what this post is about.
Let me tell you a story…- >
Posted in Contemplation, Friends, Insight, Inspiration, Life, Love, Memories, Personal, Thoughtful
Tagged Alestorm, belief, Farscape, insight, Lady Gaga, life, Roman Britain, World of Warcraft
Something nice that summarises weddings but isn’t actually from the wedding…
I attended a wedding at the weekend. The first proper, religious wedding that I have ever been to.
Held in a tiny church on a hill overlooking the bay at Torquay, two of my university friends finally tied the knot. After…let me see, four proposals and several years working just to pay for the thing!
The weather was pretty crap. We got utterly soaked the day before and the day after, but at least on the big day all we got was the wind in our hair and…for the kilt-wearing men in the party it was ‘unnervingly breezy.’ I had to laugh. Now who’s worried about their skirt flying up, eh?! Hehe.
What struck me about the whole thing though, was how completely *theirs* the wedding was. They were both the same fun, bouncy people I remember from uni.
Everything was at the same time traditional and totally about my two friends. She wore a beautiful white dress – with bright yellow converse shoes. He was wearing traditional Irish tartan – and carrying a mobile phone in his sporran. The dinner was set up like a tea party and the cake was green and yellow, (as were the bridesmaid dresses!) our bride’s favourite colours. They had a bagpipe player at the ceremony – and a skiffle band at the reception.
It was amazing. Everything about it was perfect and about celebrating what made the two of them unique. I was expecting it to be dull, I have to be honest. But in fact it was never dull. It was a great, fun day.
It did leave me wondering though, if I was ever to get married…I have changed so much since our uni days that I wonder if my friends could recognise the little touches that made the day mine?
Posted in Family, Friends, Insight, Life, Love, People, Thoughtful
Tagged family, friends, fun, love, Personal, university, wedding
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London is actually not such a huge town. Greater London is a large area, sure, but the city itself isn’t so vast. And I am…finally…I think, getting used to it. I’m originally from a small village in Northern England, so … Continue reading