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Jan. 9th, 2013

January 2013...a cliche

Hello 2013!!!

The beginning of the new year I'm in a new town, got a transfer job wise  my manager was impressed with my work and so I have been given more responsibility and hours than at my previous job. I'm a lot more social in this town, making new friends, i feel a lot more comfortable here. 

After taking a couple of weeks off the gym, you know its Christmas time the last place you wanna be is sweating it up in the gym...I decided to step on the scales and see what the damage was. Turns out I've put on at least 5 pounds :-/ NOT GOOD! i'm gonna refocus my energy and get back on the road to fitness. 

This year is all about being Proactiv
I'm making small goals throughout the year, but also keeping an eye on the bigger picture.

My goals this month? 

- Lose the 5 pounds i put on
- get in touch with a driving instructor and book up some lessons

I've  decided to start a project I saw on Girls Guide To website ( http://girlsguideto.com/articles/how-to-be-the-best-you-in-2013 )   starting in January through out the year, on bits of paper you write down all the good things that have happened. Which can be anything, the article above explains, you put these bits of paper into a box and at the end of the year you open the box and read them all. Kinda like scrap-booking but in a box. 

My crafting interests are still very much active. Thinking of possibly turning them into a mini business, further research is needed though before I decide anything. 


Jun. 21st, 2012

There Is Nothin' Like A Dame

Last night my grandparents took me to see South Pacific. I haven’t watched the film so this was a new one for me.


We were seated in the Circle, although we couldn’t see a little bit of the far left hand side of the stage it was still as good a view as any.

The show started at 7.30pm, they had a live orchestra of 50 below the stage. As the Thanksgiving Folly begins, the cast members interact with the conductor which I thought was brilliant usually the orchestra just do their part and attention isn’t drawn to them but this interaction made me like the show even more.

The advertising of the show did show Samantha Womack, we were surprised to see Rebecca Thornhill playing the leading lady (Nellie Forbush) however, Rebecca Thornhill was rather lovely to watch and listen to.   Unfortunately Daniel Koek was ill so James Austen Murray took over the role of Lt. Cable, he did rather well.

The show had me, plus the rest of the audience, in stitches! It was brilliant! I especially liked the Seabees ;) what?! I’m a 25 year old girl, of course young men showing off their toned torsos would interest me haha....although I was surprised by two Seabees who were naked apart from a towel hiding their unmentionables :P haha

The only trouble was, whilst Nellie was doing her solo number after I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair, i could see one of the nurses waiting in the wings, spinning around and dancing; I assume she was rehearsing dance steps, which sort of distracted me from Nellie.

The people sat behind us were avid fans of the performances I could hear them singing along to Some Enchanted Evening which for me didn’t spoil it at all, it just added to the atmosphere.  

I know they can’t fit everything in, but I felt the scene where Lt. Cable met Liat, was rushed. There was no real development between these two characters and their story. It was literally they met, had sex, and Lt. Cable was leaving. There was no space there that would have allowed them to fall in love, like they were supposed to.  I guess that is in the film, which I WILL be hiring from LoveFilm momentarily.

Alex Ferns (aka: Trevor from Eastenders) was an excellent choice for Luther Billis, the comedic wheeler dealer. Some of my favourite scenes from this show featured Billis; There Is Nothin’ Like A Dame (which I’m still humming now) and the Thanksgiving Folly’s Bunny Hun.

Would definitely see it again!!

May. 21st, 2012

Writers Block

This story i’ve been trying to write for oh...a few years now is difficult. I have all these ideas but just cant seem to piece them together.

So can i actually finish this thing? I need to find a clear story line/ plot

I need to delve deeper into my characters, to really find out their own stories and how they will develop over the course of this manuscript.
It doesn’t help that the space bar and the b button on my laptop are knackered so when i am on a writing streak i have to break the train of thought to go back and correct what is written. Its frustrating to say the least, and because my writing is so sporadic (in reference to scenes and chapters) there is no way i can handwrite it without feeling left confused about where bits go. On my laptop at least i can drop things anywhere in the frame work with ease.

I’ve tried listening to music, sometimes this induces a glimpse of a certain point within the story and as i transfer the glimpse into writing it develops into an actual scene.

Gah! Maybe i’m just not good at writing and just leave it. 

Dec. 16th, 2011

Pet peeves.

It really does annoy me when people complain non-stop how ill they feel when they have a prescription waiting for them to put in. If its that bad get the antibiotics your doctor told you to take instead of staying in all day, over sleeping and complaining!!!
Some people don't have the choice to not take medicine....some people don't even have a doctor let alone medicine.

Talk about taking for granted!

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Mar. 21st, 2011

Oh Canada....

So since my dad came back from his week in Canada with his new partner, he has been talking about moving out to Canada.

He told me I could go with him or stay behind. I wasn’t sure whether I would go or not for various reasons, but was told it could be a very good opportunity for me.

A couple of weeks ago my dad and his partner went to a “Moving to Canada” conference type thing.

Telling me how they are calling out for skilled people and for graduates. That with my degree someone would snap me up relatively quickly.

So I looked at a series of websites my dad gave me that would list the jobs being advertised in Canada right now, I spent some time going through them all. Even looked at working holidays, were you work your way across a country.

For example: Let’s say you wanted to work on a farm, you would work at one farm anything from two weeks to a month in exchange for a bed and meals then move onto the next farm doing the same.


A few days later...

He talked to my grandparents about getting a single bedroom house out there, and told us about the financial breakdown for it.

And then told his partner’s son and myself that when they leave to go to Canada: they were thinking of switching the names on the house to us. He then went into a big lecture about the front garden and that we had to keep it looking tidy as well as the house, because the council doesn’t like it when their properties aren’t looked after properly.

Which I found offensive, as I am always trying to keep things clean and tidy in the house. Every day I clean the kitchen, make sure the dishes are clean, empty the bin, take the bins out on bin days etc

The result?

Me, very confused as to whether I should even bother continue looking at Canada jobs.

Mar. 16th, 2011

It's been so long...

I realise it has been an incredibly long time since I last blogged... I'm sorry!
Thats partly down to the fact that I've had NO INTERNET :(

BUT..... now I have this little dongle thing so updates should be more frequent :-S hopefully service should resume within the next few days or so.

I have been writing so I may be able to post them on here now so to catch up with all the time that has passed. Next blog will be a brief synopsis of whats happened during the hiatus.

Catch ya soon x

Feb. 14th, 2011

Creativity flows like a river, but often meets a dam.

Decided to set myself an action plan each week, hoping it will help get things done.

One of the things that are written on my action plan for each day is to write at least 500 words on one of the novels I’ve been working on.

500 words isn’t really a lot when you look at it, but when you sit there and write a large chunk, you’ll find the word count just isn’t your friend.

And some days I find I just don’t reach my 500 word target. I’m usually a 100 or so short.

I know I shouldn’t be so hard on myself really as I am actually getting some words down.

But when you look at that little word count and you see you just haven’t made it, it can be a little disheartening. 

Jan. 19th, 2011

To Work? Yes Please!!

What to say?

In 11 days time I turn 24. And what exactly do I have to show for it? I have a degree, couple of diplomas and 12 years of education behind me.

Since finishing my degree in July 2010 I have been looking for a job in my chosen field of Animal Care/Welfare, I’ve also been looking for sales assistant and cleaning jobs. All I wanna do is earn money so that I can get my driving license and a car. Because even though the NextStep lady at the Job Centre told me I don’t need a driving license, it would seem that all jobs relating to animals require you to have a full, clean valid driving license.

I have sent off various application forms, speculative CV’s and cover letters with not so much as an interview in return. I’ve been unemployed for nearly 6 months now! No one is giving me a chance, the animal related jobs they seem to be keen when they reply to me until they find out....No driving license and then BAM all enthusiasm is gone.

All I want is to be given a chance. Is that too much to ask for?

I want to work!

I don’t want to be sat at home all day getting any kind of benefit. 

May. 21st, 2010

Writer's Block: The second time around

Do you think it's possible to fall in love with the same person twice in a lifetime? Or do you believe everyone gets just one chance to make it or break it?

I was speaking to my Gran about the unfortunate end to my parents marriage, and she told me that you fall in and out of love many times during a marriage and that times there will be some problems and arguments, and times when you want it all to be over. But then something happens or your partner does something that makes you fall in love with them all over again.

So yes i believe that it is possible for you to fall in love more than once.

May. 20th, 2010

Random Inspiration...?

OK so not much has gone on today, meant to be revising but the exam yesterday wiped me out so just bumming around today, sticking to the common definition of the classic Student stereotype....just without all the booze! HAHA! So I’ve been thinking about life and the likes when I decided that would I really like to get back into blogging...properly! So I did some digging and found a website that uses 'prompts' so that it inspires you to write about something.....Although looking through the prompts they look like they would be perfect for the Writer's Block questions hmm...


Anywho, I managed to get my Dissertation finished WOOO! and it was handed in on time too, just about. Turns out a few people have had an extension on it so they don't have to hand it in until the beginning of June!! So they all get an extra month and a bit to work on it. We have had since June last year to think about the dissertation and we were allowed to start it in September...now some of these people didn't even bother working on their Dissertation until January/February, so why the hell should they be allowed to get an extension?!? I mean fair enough to one lady who had to apply for it as weather conditions affected her study, the animals she was meant to be recording didn't come out when they usually do, which is out of her control really. But some people did questionnaires, originally those doing questionnaires were meant to get them out a while before Christmas so that a majority of them would be back for February. Allowing them time to sort out all their results etc. before the deadline, one guy decided to wait until January to hand them out and only got under 20 back, this guy has an extension... because he was too lazy to do everything when he was supposed to. During all that time of NOT handing out questionnaires he should have been working on his Literature Review and Methodology all of which he hasn't done until recently. Seriously how did he manage to get an extension? It was all laziness!

 Not looking forward to giving a presentation on my dissertation, to me it doesn't feel like I have enough information that is relevant or good enough to present. They say that you'll all do fine as we know our Dissertation better than anybody else but seriously I dunno if I can talk for 15 minutes about mine and then stand there for another 5 minutes waiting for random questions.The last presentation I gave was a couple of weeks ago about a Current Issue I had chosen which was about de-beaking hens and that went terribly. I was shaking and my notes were in the wrong order, there was no internet so I couldn't show a video I was hoping to show AND I finished early....I think?! :-| to top it off when I looked over at the lecturer who was marking me I realised that one ENTIRE comment box had been left blank....which means I missed something!!!! GAH!!!!

I have 3 exams left, and they are all next week. On Monday I have my business exam which is open book : ) Tuesday I have my current issues exam which is about badger, environmental enrichment and Uist Hedgehogs annnnd then on Thursday I have my cognition exam, which is gonna be a bitch absolutely awful : (  Soo close to the end of this course now, I can also taste it...It’s meant to be scary but right now it doesn’t seem so bad, maybe as i get closer to the end and the reality of it comes into view point then I’ll start worrying about it, shall be filling out CV things online so I can put myself out there a bit, you never know might get a really good job : )

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