I thought it was about time I caught you all up with what’s been going on in my life recently (if you’re interested of course)
If you’re not, here’s a video of a cat and a printer*
*Disclaimer – does contain naughty words rhyming with duck…
So, where shall I start?
I got home from university on the 12th of December. That’s a story in itself…
my amazing friend Rachael very kindly offered to pick me up and drive me back, because I had so much stuff to bring home, what with me studying an arty subject, and it also gave me the opportunity to be her personal tour guide around Winchester because she’s never been.
Although don’t listen to her when she says apparently I only know my way around by the pubs…it’s only slightly true!
After having to call the RAC because of a flat battery incident, I finally got home late in the evening, crashed into bed and then went to work at my old job all of Saturday, so it wasn’t particularly exciting!
I do think I was missed by the cat though…
However, on Sunday something rather exciting did happen.
I’ve been so unorganised this Christmas, I decided that instead of presents, I’d take people out for the day etc, and it was Mum’s turn on the 14th when I took her to Bruges!
We went on a coach trip for the day, and it was glorious! We didn’t really go for the shopping, unlike some, who came back laden with enough duty free to feed (or certainly quench the thirst of) the 5,000.
But it was lovely to spend the day wandering around city, the architecture is beautiful – Random fact – A lot of BBC dramas are filmed there, such as the ‘White Queen’ for those of you who watched it…
Oh and of course there was coffee…and an awful lot of chocolate….
Next up on my ‘to do’ list, was visit my old school.
I was very kindly given the opportunity by the Head of Textiles, to go back and talk to year 11, 12 and 13 students about University.
It was rather strange standing there saying something along the lines of…”study hard, aim high and you could end up like me!” as I was stood there in my jeans, wearing a vast quantity of knitwear, and clutching a cup of tea as if my life depended on it.
But hey, maybe I’ve inspired a generation? We’ll see won’t we…
I do kid, but overall it was really great, although slightly strange, to go back and see people, gosh some of the girls have grown up – made me feel SO old…
Speaking of which *tangent alert*
I was standing outside University the other day, and listened to a conversation between a mother and her young son…
Boy: “mum what’s that big building?”
Mum: “that’s an art school for grown ups”
Oh how very wrong she was – as my friend Ed rightly commented – “There are no grown ups here!!”
Anyway, continuing with my week…
I was then lucky enough to spend two consecutive evenings at different theatres in London.
On the Wednesday I went with my friend Sam to see “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” which I felt had actually been written with me as inspiration!
It was the first night of the previews, so obviously it’s going to have changed dramatically by the time it opens ‘properly’, but it has all the makings of a really hilarious show. Some of the musical numbers really did have me in hysterics, and not in a negative way for once which makes a change.
Thursday was another Christmas surprise. You may have heard me mention Tegan before, well, I bought her tickets to see ‘Cats’ at the London Palladium for her Christmas present.
Although I was quite sceptical about the fact Nicole Scherzinger was playing Grizabella, I will be the first to admit when I’m wrong, and boy was I wrong.
Her rendition of ‘Memory’ gave me goosebumps, she really did the role justice – you go girl!
I’m sorry this has been a long ramble, but I just wanted to show you all that I’m ok, and I’m sorry the last couple of posts have been slightly less cheerful, but it’s been a really hard couple of months, and I’m grateful to all of you for baring with me!
Finally, I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and I have every intention of talking to you all again before the New Year (where did the last one go?!)
Ho Ho Ho