The Usual Update

Ugh, I am so so rubbish at updating lately!
It was Louise and Nathans wedding on Saturday, so I’ve been busy sewing lots of bunting (sewing 14 metres of bias tape in one sitting – not fun!) and having SERIOUS debates in the middle of places like Hobbycraft and the party shop in the Galleries about what shade of blue should the balloons be, and what sort of ribbons to have on the poles so you notice them instead of walking into them (side note: the poles were actually amazing for swinging around. I was practicing at 10am on the morning of the wedding.)
There were some other lame ass excuses I was going to use, but, um, I forgot.

Today is Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day if you are not that religious. I managed to have two quite mis-shapen pancakes, which were so good with lemon and sugar. Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, which is the start of Lent, and I’ve just decided to give up chocolate for Lent. Am I stupid and crazy and going to break this promise in the first week? Hopefully not.
I bought a medium sized bar of hazelnut Milka at lunch, and just made myself eat half of it, because I’m not going to have any chocolate for 40 days. Now I feel a little sick. Ew.

TiLT – 4 September 08

1. Chain links, Clifton suspension bridge, 2. Sugar Plums, 3. Cupcat, 4. hot pink cupcake with black bow, 5. 2am donuts, 6. IMG_2518, 7. zodiac mosaic – virgo, 8. Basket o Shoes, 9. .959.

Everythings just super at the moment, I am feeling all content and good and stuff!

  • Weddings! So we had Dad’s wedding in July (which I meant to write about and put lots of photos up here, but I forgot. It was just a crazy day, lots of drinking and motorbikes. And Dad’s beard was cut off and lots of money was raised for our friends baby who is all poorly) and then theres a wedding in October that I’m looking forward to quite a bit (can’t believe its so soon! I’ve not even bought a dress yet!) Then last night, I found out that my friends who were supposed to be getting married in a few years have brought the date forward to February! So soon! I spent an hour and a half chatting on the phone last night to the bride, discussing whats going to happen (because I’m special) and lets just say, its going to be AWESOME.
  • Accounting Geek Reunion 2: Return of the Geek 08. Last year, Adam, Deanne, Louise and I all gathered in the ‘Creech and had a reunion which involved mooses milk, Wii and cider. I’m planning another reunion next year, and its gonna be bigger, better and more mooses milk fueled.
  • New Jobs. I started a new job last Tuesday, out in Stoke Gifford (or as I like to call it, the Giff) and it is infinitly better than the data entry stuff I was doing in the centre of Bristol. I’m working in the IT department, basically sending people things they want and telling them if they can’t have it. I’m really enjoying it (I know, its only been 2 weeks, but you can still tell can’t you?). The only downsides to the job are that (a) its out in the Giff. Which was the commute I wasn’t happy to do last time. Things are a bit easier now I live closer to the train station though and (b) I can wear what I like to work, which might not seem like a bad thing, but I am crap at choosing outfits. Ah well, I’ll just have to go shopping!
  • Cabot Circus! Its getting closer, closer and closer! I am stupidly excited about the opening of lots of shops, etc. I have heard rumours that its not going to be ready on time – GWR (the local radio station) keeps saying about when it will open and apparently on the site, everyone just laughs because they think they are a month behind schedule. Noooooooo!  Don’t do this to me!
  • Photography. I seem to be going forward with the whole photos thingy, and its very exciting! I would love to know more stuff though, and would go on a course if it could show you how to take interesting photos, not just technically good photos. Am I just babbling now?

Anyway, time to go get a train and read the Metro. Theres another good thing about commuting!


I had the most exciting phone call yesterday from my friend Louise…her and Nathan have finally gotten engaged!
Here is a picture of them at their smuggest*:

Louise told me that the ring he gave her came in a green box with a white bow… I had to check if she meant blue-y turquoise, perhaps Tiffany Blue? Apparently I was the only one who worked out where the ring was from just from the box. Does this mean I am just obsessed with jewellery and clothes, or that I know brands from just the colour of the packaging?
I can’t wait for the wedding (2010? How will I be able to wait that long?) and know that it will be an awesome event (with milk of the mooses, and many Navy men. Lou, please invite some hot ones.)
A few more photos of my favourite French people**

*Smuggest is totally a word, and is perfect to describe smug to-be-married couples.
** They’re from the Isle of Wight, which we usually just refer to as being France.

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