It’s Saturday! I have been looking forward to this weekend so, very much. Friday was a very stressful day at work, and it ended with me being talked into going to the work “BBQ”. It was very bizarre; random people who I wouldn’t usually choose to socialise with, eating burgers in the work canteen, with some beer and wine thrown in for good measure. There was music, there was dancing, it was… weird. So I only stayed an hour, not long enough for the booze to kick in and for things to get uber weird. People were talking about going out-out and I wasn’t up for that. I’ve missed home this week and that’s where I wanted to be.
One of the highlights yesterday was that L surprised me with a new Nexus 7! After only blogging about it this week, I thought that was super nice of him. I’ve had lots of time to play with it today and load it up with WordPress, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc and it’s working really well. I’m enjoying it – mainly for it’s size. I can see that it is going to be nice to travel with. By travel, I mean commute, of course. He also got me a nice case for it, which has made it nice and robust.
Today has been… a test. Yes, a test. Only last night I was reading a book called The positive thinking secret, on my Nexus, and today, whilst the builders were building our chimney, in a completely unrelated incident, water starting pouring down our walls and through our lights. Downstairs and upstairs! Seriously. I spent all week looking forward to a weekend of relaxation and not having to do anything and then this. Water. Here. Again [we have a history of water-related problems in this house].
So it looks like we need a new radiator system. No more about that, it’s depressing.
Today is our one month anniversary of marriage. I think we’ve done alright. I bought L his first card with “husband” on it, which was a nice feeling. It was well received. We’ve also had cheesecake to celebrate, L’s favourite.
L got me a new stone for my Ashleigh & Burwood oil lamp today, I’ve needed one for over a year, so it’s nice to have it burning again. I have jasmine & tuberose oil in there at at the moment and it’s beautiful. I’ll see if I can find a picture of my lamp online…
I also spent some time today doing some reading for my Forensic psychology course. I’m really far behind, but it’s not a part of my actual degree, so timing isn’t an issue. It makes it more pleasurable to read when there’s no pressure! It’s a free course that I signed up for with FutureLearn. Here’s a LINK to their upcoming courses. They have some excellent ones, especially as they’re free! Great for anyone looking to learn a new skill. At the moment they have courses in medicines management, english language, understanding cancer, business, maths, research, and loads more. It sounds like I’m advertising, but I get nothing out of this, just a warm, fuzzy feeling that you’re getting to learn stuff!
Winter is fast approaching [I’m sorry but it’s true] so it’s time to start getting some recipes for winter warmers on my Food, glorious food Pinterest board. I’m a big fan of stews and slow cooked meats with potatoes and vegetables. I also love jumpers. Maybe that’s why winter doesn’t bother me too much. Anyway, here is my Food board, it has some pretty nice things on it already and over the next few months I’m sure I’ll add some lovely winter foods like stew & dumplings, chicken soup, casseroles, and sausage rolls. Delicious.
Not much else has gone on today, between water coming down my walls, and making tea for the builders, I’ve not had much time to do anything else. I’ve no idea what we’re dong tomorrow, but I strongly suspect it will involve sorting out our leaky radiator system – such fun!
EDIT: I just have to recommend this foaming hand soap to you, because since I started using it I can’t stop sniffing my hands. I already love the Method brand, but this soap is my new favourite.
Over and out.