Archive | July, 2011

Living The Dream.

31 Jul

Staffroom Volleyball (I won’t go in to the finer details, but there were 4 people, 4 wheely chairs, 2 teams, 1 staff room, 1 very fragile roof and a volleyball – It was exactly how it sounds!)

Sex night on BBC Radio 1.

A pint of orange squash.

I like to think that I am living the Sunday night dream!

Quick Update.

31 Jul

Just a quick one today – I am very tired today and technically on duty right now.

Sunday – it’s been very chilled out – lots of watching cricket, eating and generally slobbing around.

Must run tomorrow – note to self: Not doing life sucks!

How was your Sunday been?

Oooohh, and did you see this story? So cute!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for an awesome guest post 😀


I Had Lots Of Ideas.

30 Jul

I had lots of ideas for posts this evening, but they will have to wait until tomorrow because I am tiiiiirrred!

How much does this suck? It is 10.52pm now, and I have just put the girls to bed for the night. There is a new girl arriving at 1am and I have to stay up to let her in, show her to her room etc. So here is the million dollar question – should I nap? Should I stay awake? Should I get in to bed with a dvd?!!

I know what you’re thinking – I could use this time to blog properly, but I’m not feeling it!

Oooooh, but I have some good moving house news, and a fabulous guest post coming up this week – stay tuned!

How are you guys spending your Saturday night?



30 Day Photo Challenge: Day 22!

30 Jul

A picture of something you wish you were better at.


(Note – I do not wish I was better at being a man.)

I am working on becoming a better runner/a runner full stop!

What do you wish you were better at? And how are you going about making that change?


29 Jul

I had another lovely evening last night – I am loving the new job, but a few days at home to chill out is also good news!

Tuna Salad, and Ryvita with Hummus for dinner.

I have a lot of time for Hummus in my life!

After dinner I settled down to watch Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging before heading out for drinks with the girls.

I know it’s a teenage film and I may possibly be am a little too grown up for it, but I have a soft-spot for Aaron Johnson.


Mmmmmm 🙂

Talking of boys, I have one on my mind! It’s been a few weeks now, and we’ve only spoken a little, but the butterflies are still there – bleugh!

How did you spend your evening? And what was for dinner? (You know I LOVE to talk about food!)


Thought For Friday!

29 Jul

‘In order to be irreplacable, one must always be different.’ – Coco Chanel.


Happy Friday Everyone!

Beach BBQ

28 Jul

30 Day Photo Challenge: Day 21!

27 Jul

Today has been a good day. My first day off (very soon, I know!)

I woke up early for the breakfast shift, then hopped on the train to Exeter to meet Mummy for coffee and a spot of shopping 🙂

I didn’t get anything, but it was nice to wander around and have some relaxing time! Continuing on this theme, once we got home I spent the afternoon sunbathing in the garden, and just had a spontaneous BBQ at the beach – lush!

Photos are currently uploading so a full rundown will be coming your way in the morning!

A picture of something you wish you could forget.

I wish I could forget some of the stupid things that I did this night, and the hangover that followed….!

How has your day been? What did you get up to besides work/school?



26 Jul

Was up at 6.30am for a fire drill this morning. It is now 10.45pm – I have been on the go non-stop and am still going.

Note to self: Start to incorporate nap time in to my daily routine.

Catch Up!

26 Jul


Sorry again that I have been MIA for the past few days – I finally have the internet sorted in my flat!

So the time has finally come – on Saturday I moved to Taunton to start my new job. The move was pretty smooth – I have the flat to myself until another girl moves in when term time starts in September, and I have finally sorted the internet out – woohoo!!

I am just about settling in to the day-to-day routine which starts at 6.45am when the wake-up bell goes off and I get the girls up and to breakfast for 7.20am. Once I have ensured that the students get to lessons for 8.30am I am off duty – it appears that I will normally be using this time to go back to bed for a few hours!

I have free time then until the ‘afternoon shift’ starts at 3.30pm with registers and an hour of sport. The sport varies (the facilities here are amazing – like seriously, the best I have seen in a very long time!) – yesterday I was working in the fitness suite, but there are options of rounders, volleyball, swimming and croquet amongst others!

After sports and dinner, the students either have free time or an evening activity is arranged. So far the activities have been archery, jewelerry making, a dvd, and tonight we are off to Brean Leisure Park

Bedtime is at about 10pm, when we are then on duty overnight until after breakfast the next morning. So far so good – the first night was pretty hectic, and we have since has fire drills etc which meant getting everyone up, but other than that I am settling in pretty well.

The verdict is – very full on and hard work, but good fun 🙂

I have a feeling I’m going to enjoy my next year here…

Posts coming later on about how I am managing my diet or not, and fitting workouts in here.

What is your daily routine?


ps – Sorry this is all words! I need to start cracking out my mad photography skills around here!