Year: 2011

End ot term report

Its that time of year again when you’ve done the big day- the fat mans been, you’ve eaten way too much in such a short space of time and you’ve had your yearly dosage of relatives to see you straight though to next winter. NYE is heading towards us and I normally get a wee bit reflective around this time-I blame the contstant supply of alcohol personally! Around 6 months ago I made a statement in work that has been mocked I don’t know how many times, by people who wernt even present at the time but I truly mean it and stand by it wholeheartedly- this has been my best year ever. For real. Been given a permenant position in a job that I don’t hate, hell I actually quite enjoy it but let’s keep that on the down-low. My best friend got married and is now pregnant with a little girl to join our girly gang. A trip to Berlin for the hen do which was amazing, and Glastonbury and Download were both …

Last minute sally……

So 12 months ago to the day I found out on a dready tuesday evening at around 10 past 6 in Home Bargains at work in scummy skem I found out I had at long last passed my journalism degree ūüôā If anyone actually reads my blog then last summer you would have seen my mini-breakdown when I failed two modules. Not gonna lie, me and university didn’t always go hand in hand. Lie in’s, nights out and skivving were my rules or thumb but after a couple of months of graft it worked out and the degree was mine! The past 12 months have been very un-expected. Never envisioned I would be in the job I’m in. Some *all my my work pals* may slate the job but I truly enjoy what I’m doing and its defo opened my eyes to what routes I can go down in the future! Hand on heart I believe if I had got the degree in June as I was supposed to I don’t know where I would …

Reality Bites

Since I use my blog as a diary from time to time to assess and fathom out what’s going on in my life in the min I feel its time for an update and a reality check! So, after a mini-heatwave at the beginning of this month and having the hottest 1st October since the 80’s, it seems the cold is setting in. The wind and rain has truly decended on the North-West today. Winter coat on, digging out my hat, scalves and gloves for tomorrow’s treck to work! My two uni girlies have been travelling for a month and 6 days now having visited the US, Fiji (massively jel) and now in New Zealand. The next big event is hallows eve- rocky horror theme with the bestie ūüôā Been in the job at Matalan for 7 months now and still loving it. Who knows how long I’m gonna be a CS girlie for but I’m really enjoying life at the min ūüôā Posted with WordPress for BlackBerry.

Gotta fight for this love…..

Its all about Girls Aloud at the min. My favourite girl band are still causing a scene and kicking up some feathers of late. With Simon Cowell’s interview with Piers Morgan stating Chezza looked¬†bewildered at the US X Factor auditions, she seems to be getting over the ‘ordeal’ pretty well! Since Mrs C started using her twitter account she¬†¬†proves she really does ”call the shots”. Oh to use a cheesy pun! On Sunday Cheryl tweeted a pic of her with the girls, well minus Nadine (nuff said about that one eh) and I for one cannot wait for the 10 year GA reunion next year! ¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬† Now we just Nadine to shimmy her very skinny ass over from the land of the skinny and we may have a reunion on our hands- fingers crossed!

Perk of the job!

So, last week I was lucky enough to be one of the chosen few at Matalan head office invited along from the launch of a new range- Falmer Heritage. We’ve always had Falmer garments within the company but lately the brand has had a facelift and is known under Falmer Heritage. Lots of chunky knits, denim essentials and checked shirts. Perfect for the winter months. It was a great introduction to the brand and has a young feel about it since we have lots of new buyers and designers working for the company. Plus free donuts are always a winner! Here’s a few pieces that count my own and I plan to purchase once staff discount comes through!! ¬†¬†

Beyonce baby in tow…..

When I heard the news last Monday that Beyonce and Jay Z are expecting like the rest of the world I was so pleased. After reading an interview with Piers Morgan and I heard she is to have conceived at Glastonbury I knew that she and Jay Z are in-debited to Worthy Farm for ever more. They are one of my favourite celebrity couples.            I watched a documentary about Jay Z and his beginnings about three years ago on BBC2 one Sunday night. It was about hoe he got started an his background. He was interviewed about his relationship and showed back stage footage from his gigs including his appearance at Glastobury in 2008. So happy, proud of her hubby-stunning.                 

September Issue

Thursday 1st September. Two of my uni besties have flown away today on their 7 month-long travelling adventure. After planning it for what feels like a life time and a send off on¬†Saturday, the day arrrived. Their countdown began in the 2nd year of uni, 3 years ago. Time has flown. To mark their very brave actions I thought I would do ¬†a little one of my own- close my overdraft. After living in it for the best part of two years I have finally managed to pay it off. I’m rid of the o.d and rid of my student account. I feel like I’m growing up!

Library Girl

I’ve always loved reading. Ever since I was little I always have my nose in a magazine, newspaper, book, leaflet I get handed on the street, the back of a¬†cereal box….you name it. Magazines are bought weekly. Every Tuesday after work I get my copy of Heat, More, Closer, New and Look is subscription. I have Glamour drop through the door and Cosmo and Company are bought respectively. Oh and Fabuous, now on a Sat though. Books were my first love though. Enid Blyton, Famous Five and the¬†Adventurous¬†Four is where it all began. Passed down from my mum and aunties to me. The smell of old books and the musty pages- one of my absolute favourites. Every year on holiday I go armed with about four books and the intention of reading them all in the space of week-easily¬†done I feel. ¬†Until recently I¬†hadn’t¬†read properly since last September so I have forced myself to get back into it. The following four have been my recent reads- ¬† ¬† ¬† Diaries of an Internet Lover- Dawn …

All you need is a smile

The past six months it seems everything has come together. Job that I adore, stress- free lifestyle and amazing memories made. Feeling quite reflective despite it only being July. This time last year its safe to say life didn’t look so rosy. The four pictures below seem to sum it all up for me. Lets have the next six months! ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† ¬†¬†

On a sunny afternoon

So, my bestie is wed, download festival is ticked off my to do list and the mighty glasto kicks off tomorrow! Having a date with Beyonce and 100,000 others next sunday has defo been worth the wait! My wellies are dusted down, dug out my mac and fleece, and the standard new sunnies (just in case or shade my eyes from rain) and a shiny new granny trolley has been purchased to carry my alcohol allowance. Now take me to worthy farm already! Posted with WordPress for BlackBerry.