Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Bathroom Book No 2.

I can't remember the name of the book because I am too far away from it to see what it is. I have read it before though and it's a usual romcom book. It is a very funny book though. I like that it is based in Bristol and is mainly about a students life and her mothers life after she has left home.

You always kind of see your own side to it but not the other side. Like when I went off to uni, I wasn't living at home but I was still living quite close so I never realised how leaving home affected my mum. The book explains it perfectly.

I also have a small affiliation with Bristol, as I went to uni in Bath, so when it mentions street names I'm a like 'OOo I have been there'. The students in the book are funny like one student is very rich so he throws another students cheap pink glitzy boots out the window at some drunk passers by and turns round and says "Don't worry I'll buy you some more tomorrow".

But it is a romcom book, so I'll let you know more about it as I read more.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Photo Wall

This is an artsy fartsy post, but at the moment I'm trying to put more shazam! in my living room and basically in my house without actually changing a colour on the wall, since I need to ask for permission to change anything. Which not only is annoying but it also sucks because I am very limited to what I can do.

So, instead of changing colours I'm just going to change my walls. I have 2 walls that I can put to some seriously good use to, like using for photo walls. This seems to be a good tradition that seems to have received the good publicity it deserves to become contemporary because I see them everywhere now. It just means I can find a LOT of inspiration and I can put my SnapFish photography account to good use.

When you sign up you get 50 prints free and I know my dad once won 100 free prints on o2's extra's thing online, when you hook a duck and choose between the three ducks you've found. Thanks again for that dad.

I have also been thinking about putting my Spain holiday pictures together into some sort of scrapbook file, because Spain really was amazing and they should be out to be enjoyed. The only pictures I have out at the moment are; a flower in a frame above my fireplace; pictures from mine and Bethany's fake window shopping trip and the temple, which I would like to get framed.

I'm still trying to decide on which colour frames to use and how big I want them to be and whether I want them to be the same size or different, and whether I want a central picture or just a big pile of mess. Man, so much to decide just for a picture wall... sounds like fashion again! Hopefully some of the photos I've found for inspiration will hopefully help.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Are You As Sure As Can Surely Surest Be?

I say the weirdest of things sometimes. You know it's actually quite hard keeping up with a blog especially when you can't think of things to say. I'm currently watching a film after spending what seems like a million years straightening my sisters hair... But it looks amazing.

It's been nearly a month since I moved into my home and people weren't joking when they said it'll take me a couple of months to get everything sorted. It's not that I can't unpack I just don't have anywhere to unpack to. I'm currently waiting on a wardrobe, corner desk and smaller table and chairs... so if anyone has one, let me know. Oh and lets not mention the gas cooker :D But that's top of the list so I usually forget about it.

I have a few things up my sleeve for a nice weekend I just hope it doesn't rain and that Adam and I can get out and enjoy it! Tomorrow I have a driving lesson and Adam is watching the football, as usual. But I might join him anyway so that's all good.

I have been so RUBBISH at driving recently, I could seriously laugh at myself. In all fairness my lesson on Wednesday was pants because I was trying to parallel park (reverse into a space) with about 8 little kids riding bikes around the road and I just honestly panicked with so many of them about. I mean who lets their kid play on a main BUSY road without even looking out for them? It's extrememly annoying. Needless to say I bumped the curb. Sadface. But I'll get better. Have a good, sunny (fingers crossed) weekend!

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Riots, Exams and Employment... or rather lack of

I've been trying to get into the routine of watching the news every day in the evening before I go to bed and in the morning. So far I haven't managed the morning probably because I'm a tad lazy. But last night I watched it for an hour kind of in the background to my seemingly ever present love of Solitaire. On my laptop.
The news was mainly about three things, the recent riots; A -Level results and tagged in with that, the rise in unemployment (again).

I am quite proud to say there wasn't much unrest in Bradfordian town besides the usual stuff that was going on. Unless I completely missed the week where Bradford went completely mental. I remember when I was at work someone mentioned that riots had gone on in the night before because a few guys had gone into a Tesco and tried to steal something, but it's not like that's a new occurance in Bradford these days so I wouldn't have put that down to rioting. And, personally I don't think any sentance given to any of the people who were involved is too heavy. As someone on the news said last night, you wouldn't give a suspected terrorist a light sentance so why give a suspected rioter any less than someone who actually did the deed?

A - Level results!! Congratulations to all those who got the grades they wanted. Especially, my youngest sister Bethany, 4 A level's is AWESOME! Congratulations to all those who should have got the grades they wanted. I can't even imagine how you're all feeling right now but BELIEVE ME, university is NOT the only option in life. My amazing boss hasn't done a degree but I don't think there is another person in the world who would be perfect for the position she is in. University is not the only option. So don't think it is :) And you'll all be fine.

Rise in unemployment. I see it every day at work. The figures are just stupid and the people in the Job Centre are... what's the politest way to put it... incorrigable. Just because you guys have a job doesn't mean it is as easy for everyone else out there. :) I really do feel for all those people who are really trying to find work and just not getting anywhere at all. The job centre has told a lot of people just go look online. But I find that even more difficult. I mean wasn't the unemployment rate supposed to go down? After the 'recession' and all? Even though I completely don't think the recession is anywhere near over. I am so completely blessed to have a job, but I have 20 people that I support who don't have the same luxury and it really can be a catch 22 situation sometimes. All I can say is keep looking or do some voluntry work because believe me your brain can go cuckoo when it's not active for a while. Oh yeah, but don't forget you can't do more than 16 hours a week of volunteering as this obviously put's a shorter time frame for you to be able to find work... like I said 'incorrigable'.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Eeeny Meeny Miney Moe

I can't decide which way to go.

For those of you who have just randomly clicked on my blog by accident, carry on reading it'll get better I promise. For those of you who have been tuned in since the beginning I'm sorry for the lapse but I'll try and keep posting.

Through out the life line of my blog I've kinda flitted between quite a few random things and this has lasted for a while, and I suppose if something isn't broken then why fix it but sometimes I just have days where I'm staring at my screen and my decided post topic of the day is just not coming. My mind flicks back and forth over this and that so bear with my whilst I get my feet again.

Monday's I tend to post about artsy fartsy things if I can.

Tuesday's my mind wanders over to fashion, or rather to my lack of it. Fashion is a really weird thing, I mean unless your brain is wired that way (which mine isnt) it has to be a constant on your mind until obviously your brain short fuses then refuses the right way.

Wednesday I usually mumble on about my bathroom book (which is still at my mums house).

Thursday the brain tosses around the stuff going on in the news or in some daily affairs, and I'm not talking E-list celebrities that are on the cover of Heat magazine (no offence to anyone who reads those magazines, and I'm sure with half a chance my brain would get sucked into them) I just don't read them.

Friday is random ramble, because let's face it we all need one of those days.

Saturday is about where I wanna go and what I wanna do and try and go new places.

Sunday is my day to post about spiritual things, not always necessarily about the gospel but spiritual things that keep us relaxed and calm.

Obviously none of this is set in stone but there you go. I am seriously thinking of buying a netbook so I can take it on journeys with me and it's lighter than my DELL. But there are a million things on the list first.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

It's Been a While

16 days to be exact. But now I have internet at home and I'm feeling more human for it. Weird huh?

Things that have gone on in the past two weeks:
I've been to Newcastle and a wedding. I moved into my house and am currently living off meals I can cook in the microwave. So any suggestions? They would be extremely appreciated. I've seen a couple of films but I can't remember what they were! My memory is shot as usual.

Short post this evening because today has been a bit of a strange and busy day. I'm currently watching I,Robot which is a really good film. I have a glass of orange juice and some popcorn. hmmm Have a nice evening everyone.