Thursday, 28 February 2013

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

3 Good Things - Weds 27th Feb

1. A present to me from me!
2. Walking the mile home whilst...
3. ...drinking Starbucks and listening to MJ

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Monday, 25 February 2013

3 Good Things - Mon 25th Feb

1. Call the Midwife
2. Decision made (definitely, probably!)
3. Throw away comments that spark ideas

Sunday, 24 February 2013

3 Good Things - Sun 24th Feb

1. Afternoon doziness
2. A good book
3. Decision made (possibly, maybe!)

Saturday, 23 February 2013

3 Good Things - Sat 23rd Feb

1. 2 for 1 cinnamon whirls
2. Freshly washed sheets
3. Electric blanket snuggliness (having bought it today the temperature will probably go up now!)

Friday, 22 February 2013

3 Good Things - Fri 22nd Feb

1. Writing postcards to strangers
2. Coming home to discover the landlords had left the heating on
3. Friendly shop staff when you're being cheeky

Thursday, 21 February 2013

3 Good Things - Thurs 21st Feb

1. Being able to use your iPhone as a remote for iTunes (coz you're too lazy to move!)
2. Writing a blog post on your iPhone in bed as you're comfy and can't be bothered to move!
3. Being lazy and getting away with it!! ;-)

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

3 Good Things - Weds 20th Feb

1. £9.99 refurbished external DVD drive!
2. A viewing
3. Polite strangers when you text the wrong number!

Monday, 18 February 2013

3 Good Things - Mon 18th Feb

1. Home time
2. Call the Midwife
3. Monster strawberries (that's a 50p!)

Sunday, 17 February 2013

3 Good Things - Sun 17th Feb

1. Getting out and starting the 'Couch to 5K' programme (even if I didn't get half way through the first one, I started!)
2. Receiving my first PostCrossing postcard
3. Tulips

Saturday, 16 February 2013

3 Good Things - Sat 16th Feb

1. Being a little boys favourite girl (for a couple of hours at least!)
2. Having that little boy choose to hold my hand rather than Mummy's (sorry G)
3. Getting a big smile when he spotted the marshmallows with his hot chocolate!!

Friday, 15 February 2013

3 Good Things - Fri 15th Feb

1. Bus driver got skillz!
2. Getting a DVD drive for my laptop for a lot less than the man in the shop said!
3. Payday

Thursday, 14 February 2013

3 Good Things - Thurs 14th Feb

1. Realising some things have come full circle
2. A long hot shower
3. The new furniture arrangement

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

3 Good Things - Weds 13th Feb

1. Surviving my first 'big' meeting at work
2. Arranging drinkies with J 
3. And having coffee with G and dinner with a different G to look forward to as well!!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

3 Good Things - Tues 12th Feb

1. Making pancakes (yes I used a packet mix but I normally buy the ready made ones you just stick in the microwave!!)
2. Flipping pancakes
3. Eating pancakes

This first one was more swiss roll than pancake (it was a bit thick)

But the next two were pretty darn perfect

And there's enough batter for more tomorrow!

Monday, 11 February 2013

3 Good Things - Mon 11th Feb

1. Cheese and Marmite sandwiches
2. Putting my earphones on a work and listening to some tunes
3. More reading

Sunday, 10 February 2013

3 Good Things - Sun 10th Feb

1. Not sticking to plans
2. Sitting in a comfy chair, by the radiator, reading, whilst it tipped it down outside
3. Deleting lots of the things I was watching on eBay (I don't need them!)

Saturday, 9 February 2013

3 Good Things - Sat 9th Feb

1. Spotting the mince was out of date before it actually went off! (it went in a slow cooker recipe a bit sharpish!)
2. Chinese takeaway leftovers for dinner
3. Getting a pot to put my change in (that can double as a jewellery holder) for 50p

For the inquisitive amongst you!

It just so happens that the place where I am currently lodging is up for sale which means you can have a bit of a nosey (if the fancy takes you!)

 This is the link to the estate agents listing. There are quite a few photo's of the main house although none of the two flats or the coach house. However if you click on the floor plan link my bit is bedroom flat 2 / bathroom flat 2 / and kitchen flat 2.  Sitting room flat 2 is used by the landlords as their study. If you look at the photo's the one in the garden looking back at the house shows my fire escape (the white ladder!), the one of the stairs shows my front door open, and the one taken from the top floor of the house looking out over Exeter shows my balcony (fire escape!)

Maybe I'll take a few photo's of my bit just to give a complete picture and shows how I'm doing with the whole minimal thing - what do you think??  It's not as posh as the main house, I warn you now!!

Friday, 8 February 2013

3 Good Things - Fri 8th Feb

1. Takeaway

2. The voice of reason
3. Making plans that I don't have to stick to if I don't want to!

3 Good Things - Thurs 7th Feb

1. Smiley little boy faces
2. Getting to enjoy a bedtime story!
3. Wine, food and fab company

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

3 Good Things - Weds 6th Feb

1. Cinnamon danish for brekkie
2. Over half way through the week
3. An early night!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

3 Good Things - Tues 5th Feb

1. Remembering to buy corn flour so I could thicken the sauce on my dinner!
2. An unexpected parcel (well I knew it was coming as M had asked if she should forward it but I didn't know what was going to be in it when it got here!)
3. Brilliant landlords (I went downstairs to see if I could borrow the iron, an hour and a glass of wine later I came back iron in hand!!)

Monday, 4 February 2013

3 Good Things - Mon 4th Feb

1. Finishing another book
2. Fake Baileys
3. A conundrum...(I'm still deciding if this is a 'good thing'!)

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Four weeks in...

Well there we have it. Four weeks back in Exeter and three weeks into a three month job.

The only non consumable I bought this week were some clothes hangers as I miscalculated what I bought with me and had too many things to a hanger and kept forgetting what was there!!

I couldn't decide whether to go to Lidl or Tesco yesterday so decided to let the bus choose. Whichever came first would decide and Tesco it was!! I did spend quite a lot but reckon, apart from picking up some fresh veg during the week that lunches for this week and dinners for this week and most of next are sorted.  I had a lovely walk down at Exeter Quay making the most of the sunshine. Browsing the antiques and craft shops and listening to the water as it tumbled over the weir. 
 Maidstone is definitely missing a trick where the river is concerned!!

The last four weeks have gone by pretty fast looking back and I have to admit I've done nothing in relation to any long term plan. I had three viewings in one day last week but as yet I haven't had any feedback so I don't know how interested any of them were. I really ought to make some sort of long term plan but at the moment I'm quite happy to stick my head in the sand!!

3 Good Things - Sun 3rd Feb

1. Reading a whole book in a day with no interruptions (except lunch and the odd cup of tea!)
2. Eating one of the new slow cooker dishes and knowing I'll be making it again - yummy
3. Discovering Raymond Feist will be doing a small tour in the UK in May

Saturday, 2 February 2013

3 Good Things - Sat 2nd Feb

1. Walking round Exeter Quay in the sunshine
2. Having a productive day - shopping, cooking, washing, enjoying the sunshine
3. Getting two bunches of carnations for the price of one 'coz the lady on the stall thought they'd got a bit battered due to the weather. This meant I had enough to do two lots of flowers...

In the bedroom (which still includes a few bits from the lot I bought two weeks ago!)

And on the kitchen windowsill - the bottle had been sitting there for a while waiting for me to take it to the glass bank down the road, glad I didn't now!

Friday, 1 February 2013

3 Good Things - Fri 1st Feb

1. Fried egg from a rescused battery hen that I know is now well looked after
2. Being told I can help myself to some homemade marmalade. (Seville orange or Seville orange and ginger?)
3. Finding some new slow cooker recipes to try