Wednesday, 10 December 2014

lately - Dec 10th

  • adventuring - off to the Big Smoke tomorrow, lunch with old colleagues followed by being a tourist for a couple of hours
  • eating - Roly's seasalt flavoured fudge, leftovers, Chinese, popcorn
  • drinking - Orange juice, home made vanilla Bailey's hot chocolate, coke, tea, Earl Gray (the tea bags got mixed up at work!)
  • reading - Amy Tan - The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • watching - Babylon 5, Cold Feet, Remember Me
  • listening to - Soma FM's Christmas Lounge
  • thinking about - old age, new opportunities
  • disliking - the stupid time I will have to get up in the morning for my trip to London!
  • appreciating - days off, simple brown paper and wool wrapping, that the fault with the boiler was easy to fix
  • loving - too many goodies at Leela (including Reggie the reindeer who keeps getting up to all sorts of mischief! The pic above is him being an elephant!)

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