Wednesday, 30 March 2011


Last day of my holiday today; had a lie in (finally after a week and a half I learn to sleep in to only have to get up early again tomorrow, oh the hardship!). I also realise I need struture: I don't do so well without it; I worry, I fritter around and I get fed up. Only another few days and it'll be change over time with work so last weekend in this job coming up.

So I've been to Orkney with one of my old and good friends. We had a grand jolly, saw plenty of the historical things and even managed a bit of shopping. Listened to good tunes in the car while driving and met some interesting folk. Have now caught up with Downton Abbey and Sense and Sensibility so am quite saturated with period dramas and now love them despite reservations at first. I love the way that some things really don't change. I've done lots of chatting over tea and cakes with good friends and even managed to squeeze in a little bit of work stuff. Time off is definitely to be appreciated.

Listening to: Bruno Mars - talking to the moon
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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

a 1000 gifts

  • days off and friends who like tea
  • friends who take the time to visit and like road trips
  • inspirational conversations with strangers
  • strangers who offer a sort of familiar face when all will be new
  • a shiny new phone with a camera so no excuse for no photos
  • foundation that almost doesn't look like foundation
  • pretty dresses for a night out on the town with the same friends who like tea
  • legs that don't mind dancing all night long, even in heels
  • a job that gives me days off to do all these things

Listening to: Fleetwood Mac - Landslide
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I've popped back to write because, well, I miss it, I've tried other spots but for now here is where I'll jot stuff down. I miss the odd snippets that jog memories. I've been working for a year and a half now and yes, time flies. Doesn't always feel like it but before I blink another day's gone by. I like the idea of "a 1000 gifts", a book and blog series I came across centred around appreciating the little things to be thankful for in everyday life. I like the thought of taking a moment to appreciate the amazingness of life because at times it can feel pretty rough. So here's to remembering the good things and the fantastic things and the things that can all too quickly be forgotten.

Listening to: Biffy Clyro - Mountains
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