Friday, 23 November 2012

Friday Round Up

hot choc with my sis - yummy carrot cake - how cute is my poppa smurf??
festive pillow - festive candle - festive plant
surprise voucher from the white company - cheeky chickens - friday night treat

I fully expected my first Monday back at work to be grim but I had no idea quite how grim. It was awful. I'd been trying to keep on top of my emails whilst I was away so the catching-up part wasn't too bad, but just the sheer comedown of getting back to the daily grind completely floored me

I enjoyed my time off SO much! Relaxing at home, taking Matt to Edinburgh and taking our traditional family trip to Windermere were only part of it. Mostly I just enjoyed the lack of stress, the lack of responsibility. Not getting up and wondering what was going to go wrong that day. Not planning my diary, preparing for meetings, driving all over the country and lonely nights in a Premier Inn! It was great. Only a month now until Christmas and another week off, I'm already counting the days!

I was feeling a bit festive mid-week so I lit my Winter candle and did a bit of shopping. I do all my Christmas shopping online. In fact I buy pretty much everything online all year round but from mid-November onwards I don't go near the shops unless I have to. With the exception of my annual pilgrimage to Chester the weekend before Christmas with my pal Liz - by that point we've got everything we need and it's all about soaking up the atmosphere and buying the odd treat for ourselves. Last year we ate and drank in the hotel bar and were tucked up in bed in time for the Strictly final - we've discussed actually Going Out In The Evening on this year's trip but to be honest, I'll believe it when I see it

This weekend I'll be spending as many waking hours as possible at the new house, painting the kitchen. I'm not over-excited about it but it's a job that needs doing and it needs doing before the Aga arrives next week. Tomorrow night we're at the presentation night at Matt's motorbike club where he'll be picking up his trophy for coming second in this year's championship. I'm so proud!

What will you be getting up to this weekend?

19 comments:

  1. That photo of you and your sister is gorgeous! (: xx

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  2. Know the coming down of having to get back into work mode, its not nice! Hope things get easier. If not, just keep thinking about christmas :D xx

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  3. Lovely photos. If you look at them all together they just scream Autumn!
    What do you do for a living hun? Sounds like you had a lovely break. I've only got two more weeks of actual teaching and then I've got a month of, I really can't wait as I find my job so stressful! It's a shame jobs can't be more enjoyable, considering me have to do them one way or another - it must be so lovely for those people who do their dream jobs.
    Mel xx

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! I work in Procurement, it's by no means a dream job although I used to love it. A month off, lucky you! xx

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  4. I've just discovered your blog through Sprinkleofglitter, I love it. Your layout is beautiful. I've just followed you. :)

    www.tea-and-cocktails.blogspot.com

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  5. I love seeing other people holiday traditions! it always gives me ideas and inspiration to create new ones with my family!

    x
    Val

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  6. Lovely blog!

    http://golddustk.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  7. I love your blog so much. Your posts are lovely to read. You should have more followers, though! :)
    http://cosysaturdaynight.blogspot.com/

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  8. I really want that deer cushion!

    Deer cushion envy!

    (It's a thing, you know).

    xx

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    1. There is a cure - get thee to Next armed with £12 and envy no more :-) xx

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  9. I really enjoy this cushion! I love how festive everybody's posts are getting now.

    Elise x

    http://www.letterfromelise.blogspot.com

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  10. Ahhh you have done so much in your time off! Very jealous. I'm impressed with you doing all your shopping online, I am always nervous of online shopping *makes suspicious old lady eyes* xxx

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