Wednesday, 19 November 2014

lately - Nov 19th

  • adventuring - into the past. The above was taken in Nov 1986, I am the tender age of 9 and taking part in a nationwide fundraising tap dance for Children In Need (the dance starts at about 5:55, no I'm not on the tv but I can still pretty much remember the whole dance!)
  • eating - burgers, bubble and squeak, pasta, cherry bakewells
  • drinking - honey & almond hot chocolate, tea, mocha, squash
  • reading - Sarah Rayner - One Moment, One Morning
  • watching -  Grand Designs, Friends series 10
  • listening to - SmoothLounge.com, helpmechill.com
  • thinking about - unexpected opportunities, serendipity
  • disliking - parcelforce (still), the tax man (still), cold feet
  • appreciating - great landlords, friends
  • loving - lie-ins, the power of youtube

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

lately - Nov 12th

  • adventuring - not so much
  • eating - fishcakes, broccoli, sprouts, boursin, tomatoes
  • drinking - gingerbread latte, black forest hot chocolate, toffee nut latte (the coffee shops have got their Christmas flavours in!)
  • reading - David Gemmell - the third book of the trilogy in the right order (makes more sense that way!)
  • watching -  Grand Designs, Dr Who, Friends series 8, Downton Abbey, Lewis
  • listening to - SmoothLounge.com, more random stuff on my iPhone
  • thinking about - more decluttering, my to-do list, craft projects
  • disliking - not doing things on the to-do list, parcelforce, the tax man
  • appreciating - the water proofness of my new coat, those who gave their lives for my freedom
  • loving - that the coffee shops have their Christmas flavours in (shallows I know!)

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

lately - Nov 5th

  • adventuring - sunny October days in central Exeter - the pic is St Catherine's Almshouses (or at least what's left of them)
  • eating - Moroccan tagine, lumberjack cake and clotted cream ice cream, too much rubbish
  • drinking - soya pumpkin latte, raspberry crush, more rubbish
  • reading - David Gemmell (onto the second book now)
  • watching -  Grand Designs, Dr Who, Friends series 8
  • listening to - SmoothLounge.com, more random stuff on my iPhone
  • thinking about - my tiny house plans
  • disliking - being 'Billy No Mates'! ;-), the tax man
  • appreciating - my new winter coat (it suddenly got cold in the UK)
  • loving - planning to do nothing for a day

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

lately

  • adventuring - last day at my Cath Kidston job tomorrow
  • eating - salmon, onion rings, chocolates
  • drinking - smoothies, squash, mochas
  • reading - the third book in a trilogy first, luckily I spotted my mistake before I got very far so now reading the first one, Wolf in Shadow - David Gemmell. Letters from the Tax Man that make no sense!
  • watching - Friends, Dr Who, Grand Designs, Downton Abbey
  • listening to - a new random selection on my iPhone including Phil Collins, Robin Thicke, Jasmine Thompson, Tasmin Archer, Tracy Chapman, Pink Floyd, Sade, Luke Jackson, They Might Be Giants, Scala & Kolacny Brothers
  • thinking about - 'Progress, not perfection' a comment from my cousin, upcoming medical tests (not mine), people that drop out of your life
  • disliking - the discovery that the mould had found my shoes again, the roadworks going on right outside my flat, it being dark so early now the clocks have gone back
  • appreciating - letters from home as well as modern communication
  • loving - old treasures finding new homes (the NatWest piggy banks above being an example and netting me £35 in the process!!)

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Lately

  • adventuring - into the boxes still stacked in my room (and no sign of the spider!)
  • eating - tomato & chilli pasta, cheese scones, a box of chocolates, corned beef & home made chutney rolls
  • drinking - orange juice, tea, coffee, coke
  • reading - a testimonial on the Bikers Against Child Abuse Facebook page (post from 20th Oct), Starting Over by Marcia Willett
  • watching - finished Star Trek Voyager and now gone back to Friends (start of series 7), Dr Who meets Victoria Wood
  • listening to - too much 80's music, guided meditation app
  • thinking about - naming my tiny house 'Breakers' because of the picture above from The Last Unicorn,
  • disliking - vivid heart-breaking dreams, the 11-3 'hungry' shift, cold feet
  • appreciating - unexpected days off and the time to de-clutter some more
  • loving - plans for meeting friends and drinking good coffee, the new arrangement of stuff in my room

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Lately


  • Adventuring - finding my feet in my new job, planning a walk for a day off
  • Eating - too much Chinese takeaway, Lindt chocolates, cheese scones, last years homemade chutney
  • Drinking - tea, mocha, Luscombe hot ginger beer, Beechams hot blackcurrant
  • Reading - more Donna Leon, The Definitive History of the West Wing, my favourite blogs, employees handbook
  • Watching - Dr Who, too many YouTube music videos
  • Listening to - 181 Awesome 80's, those YouTube music videos, SmoothLounge
  • Laughing at - the me that had all her hair shaved off for charity!
  • Thinking About - lost little ones
  • Disliking - the snuffling and sneezing
  • Appreciating - when the rain stops
  • Loving -thoughtful friends, planning birthday/Christmas surprises

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Lately


  • Adventuring - into a new job - Goodbye Cath - Hello Seasalt
  • Eating - microwave meals, grapes, breakfast biscuits, chicken and leek bake
  • Drinking - tropicana, mocha's, squash and too much coke!
  • Reading - finished 'Full Circle' and now onto a Donna Leon
  • Watching - Downton Abbey, Dr Who, Voyager and Chasing Shadows
  • Listening to - 80's internet radio stations, internet Chill station, my iPhone on random
  • Thinking About - how to get to my minimalist wardrobe, what to do with the fabric swatches I have
  • Disliking - working three jobs at once, colleagues leaving (yes I know I am too!)
  • Appreciating - the good guys
  • Loving - my new handmade bag (yes I bought the one I showed you a picture of last week), being in the position to be able to buy said bag!