Monday, November 30, 2009
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Another flying visit to share this lovely embroidery by Pip of Meet Me At Mikes. The image reminds me of this really lovely Scandinavian ceramic ware that I often lust after in antique shops. I think it is called Lotte...? I will remember for sure soon!
We are just about to head off for a day's charity shopping to celebrate our anniversary. What can I say? I am a cheap date! Last night we were meant to be going out for dinner and then to the cinema. We had booked a table but when we got to the restaurant there were no tables free for us! Pretty shoddy, huh? We couldn't get in anywhere else, so we ended up sharing pakora from the nearby takeaway and then didn't go to the cinema after all. We were asleep by 10pm instead! We are going to try to go to the cinema tonight instead, if we're not too tired from all the charity shopping.
I will be back with a proper blog post tomorrow. One with a photo I've taken myself and everything! Have a good weekend until then.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Just a flying visit with a random (excellent) picture from my flickr favourites. This is how I look in my imagination but I'm definitely not this enigmatic or glamorous in real life - not on the outside anyway! Ha!
I have been a very bad blogger lately, and must apologise, but it's only because I've been busy being so darned wonderful in every other area of my life! I have managed to combine holding down a new full time job with being a super-duper domestic goddess at the weekends and a social butterfly (well, caterpillar...) in the evenings.
I spent this weekend doing sensible shopping and house cleaning and frugal cooking. I made numerous batches of soup for the freezer as well as a delicious banana loaf to use up the brown bananas. I just ate a slice of it post-work and felt very smug about it. I really think I SHOULD look like this lady... Then everyone would know just by looking how on top of things I was. Hee!
One and a half weeks into my new job and I'm still loving it. Subtitling is much more interesting than I had expected and I am learning so much every day. I'm still subtitling old programmes for training/practice just now (a brilliant nature documentary about Japan yesterday, not so brilliant Homes Under The Hammer this morning, and Postman Pat this afternoon) but should be subtitling for real (under strict supervision!) within a week or two. Exciting! I am a bit brain tired by the time I get home at the end of the day but I've still managed to find the energy to go to the cinema multiple times and am generally being (a bit) sociable.
You see, I really am a multi-tasking mogul and a well rounded individual! I never had any sort of work-life balance when I was teaching so this is a great novelty to me. I haven't quite managed to slot much crafting (or blogging, obviously!) into the balance yet but I am going to work on that this weekend. I've got a couple of exciting markets/events coming up in a few weeks (more details soon) and lots of stock that needs replenished, plus a million and one ideas I'd love to get sorted pre-Christmas... So it will all be busy, busy! In the meantime, please forgive me if I'm not around quite as often as usual. I promise I'll be back soon!