Monday, 29 October 2007

So much to do!

Ugh so much happening. I need to go get in the shower really but it feels like far too much effort right now!

Party on Saturday was fine, think everyone enjoyed themselves so that was good. Cakes looked awesome, will upload some of my photos later.

Rugby yesterday was okay. We drew 12-12. I was a bit disappointed coz I only got to play for less than 10 minutes at the end and I was really wound up and wanted to show the other team who was boss but didnt get a chance. Shins are killing me, can barely walk again.

Got my induction at Virgin tonight which will be fun, need to copy my passport and remember my P45.

Been looking at Amsterdam stuff since yesterday, trying to decide where we want to go this time, I feel so scared that we're not going to be able to do everything we want again. Have found out that this Saturday is the annual Museumnacht which is where 42 of the cities museums open after hours and there's lots of special events and music and stuff which should be fun. So I think we're going to pick 3 or 4 of them to go to, plus there's a free museum boat which goes right the way round the city, which I bet is really pretty after dark, so will be worth it for that! Am also looking at insurance, I don't think Andy believes in it and because we booked our flights and hotel seperately I'd forgotten about it as Expedia usually just adds it on. Best deal I can find at the minute is Insureandgo's Gold cover which is £11.26 each, which is still cheaper than the Expedia one. Will need to call Andy and discuss this.

Gonna head into Bromley shortly I think, although, not 100% sure I can be bothered, was going to go and get him a present for our anniversary but I'm a bit stuck. Have got a metal pen from some website he showed me, there's no ink, i guess the metal just leaves a trail on paper, so I was going to get that engraved, but it's not as interesting as I thought it might be, so I'm thinking that one of those space pens might be better. We're going Bluewater on Wednesday so I might just see if I can get it there. Plus he has the receipt for the underwear I bought and need to swap as it went in the bag with his jeans. Rah, am rambling now!

Friday, 26 October 2007

Sweatshirt Vs Hoodie

Okay tell me to shut up because I'm being stupid, but I had a text from my captain earlier to tell me that I wasn't allowed a team hoodie as I havn't played enough matches and will have to settle with a sweatshirt. Fair enough. I suppose.

BUT, there was a unamimous vote, on whether people wanted hoodies or sweatshirts, and hoodies won that vote, obviously, so why even order naff sweatshirts.
I look stupid in sweatshirts.
They're a bit dated and 80's.
I pay my subs like everyone else so why should I get second rate kit.
It doesn't promote a unified team feeling or image and it's just going to make half the team feel like the B team!
I have a sneaking suspicion that they'll be old ones that have been sitting in the kit cupboard.

Like yes, I'm probably being childish but it just really pissed me off earlier. I'm all about hoodies, I so wanted a team hoodie because I could probably get away with wearing it out. I don't want a poxy sweatshirt. So I text the captain straight back and asked if I could pay for a hoodie, which I personally don't think I should have to seeing as I pay my subs. She just said she'd find out for me. Grrrrr.

Tuesday, 23 October 2007


In just over a week. Oh yes! It's gonna be so romantic, can't wait!

Ha, I have freckles!

Well Saturday night I wasn't too well... I threw up in the middle of the night so hard that I brought myself out in red dots. My instant panicked reaction was to shout, "Oh my god, I've got meningitis!" Thankfully I havn't just a quick scout of Wikipedia proved that it's a petechial rash caused by coughing and vomitting too hard. Nice. Went to the doctors yesterday and she prescribed me penicilin, however, I took said penicilin this morning on an empty stomach and it made a re-appearance 2 hours later. I'm rarely sick and I've now been sick 3 times in as many days. I don't like it!

Got the job in Virgin so that's good. Have got my induction next Monday evening. Have had to chase the previous company for my P45 though, scumbags, so hopefully that will arrive before the weekend.

The cake stand I ordered for my Grandmum's birthday party arrived yesterday. It's huge, but is going to look really good once all the cupcakes are made and arranged on it. Am getting a bit excited really but have got two training sessions to get through before our big match on Sunday which I'm not looking forward to. Havn't done anything in about 3 weeks now since I got signed off with shin splints so that's going to be fun tomorrow.

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

I hate being ill

Have come down with a skanky cold and I feel rotten. Missing training again tonight, cannot face running around in the cold, I feel so achey already! Going to make myself go swimming tomorrow instead (hmm wonder if they're doing aquarobics tomorrow!?) and then training on Sunday for definite. I need to, we've got a hard game on the 28th and whilst it's a home game, i think the team are hard as nails. Eeek.

Have gone into party planner mode and am overseeing the planning of a 75th birthday party from my grandmother next saturday. This includes pricing trips to Makro and Fete and Fayre which was fun and looking at silly party bag stuff on the internet. It also means bidding furiously on a cake stand as we've decided we want to make 75 cupcakes instead of a birthday cake - why!?

Think I've pretty much got a temp job with Virgin til January, just gotta pass the group interview on Friday evening but think that's just a formality and I've done one before so should be fine - just gotta have my lairy hat on!

Anyway, I'm going to go and generally mope around for the rest of the evening.

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Pink Elephant Ball

Well lastnight was nice, until about 1am when me and Andy had a blazing row in the car. Was horrible, I think we were both just a bit too tired and drunk and it just all got a bit silly. But it was a nice evening, we just needed to compromise on what each of us wanted from the evening. Whereas he wanted to get hideously drunk and play blackjack and poker all night, I wanted to have a few drinks, be merry and spend time being a good looking couple with him. I couldn't take my eyes off him at times, he looked so good in his suit and I just wanted to be with him all night. Nevermind, hopefully we've learnt our lessons for next year, mine will be to wear a slightly shorter dress, whilst the dress looked gorgeous, it was a tad too big and I kept treading on it!

I tried to add images but it didn't work sadly, I'll try and add some a little later on.

Friday, 12 October 2007

Sick songs

Does anyone have an album or song, that when they listen to it, they're instantly transported somewhere else, a different time or place, somewhere you've been before and the music reminds you of that place?

Well I just put the Hot Chip album on and instantly I'm back to about a year ago, commuting to Docklands, sitting on the tube from Morden after staying at Andy's the night. The same stuff also reminds me of walking through wet leaves to the bus stop and sitting on stuffy, wet buses to Lewisham. It's odd.

It makes me feel ever so slightly sick actually, but that just might be the cold toast and marmite I ate earlier.

Am I a bad person?!

I paid £o.oo for the new Radiohead album, should I be ashamed of myself? I only did it coz the BBC website said you could enter £o.oo and it would work. Well it did, and now I'm wondering if I should have paid for it. I'm not a huge fan like some, sure I like their music, but I wouldn't chose to listen to it on a good day! And surely this is the debate Radiohead wanted to raise in the whole, Pay what you want thing. What do you reckon?

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Im getting bored of calling them 'Entry No ..."

I tried some looks out for the rugby ball on Saturday. Tried a quiffy hairband look, a pinned back at the sides look and a down and jhuzzjy look. Tried eyeliner top only, then eyeliner top and bottom. As for the lips, well its clear I won't be wearing lipstick, too vampy and at the end of the day, all the other girls are mostly rugby players, and I don't want to be to OTT. Plus, I'll only smudge it and get my hair stuck to it. So yes, see what you think!

Entry No 3

Went into Kingston with Andy today to hire his suit. Although, actually we hired the suit from a little shop in New Malden. Hopefully once he has it all on together with shoes and contacts and a hair cut he'll look really dapper. I splashed out on a satin clutch bag. Think im pretty much ready for it on Saturday now. Will probably have a run through either tomorrow or Friday.

Had my haircut lastnight and I don't like it already! It's mainly because I can't style it myself. Have bought mousse and hairspray and big velcro curlers because I intend to try and create some kind of beehive type look for the ball. Fingers crossed it works!

The hairdresser suggested that I try shops in Bromley for Christmas Temp jobs to earn some money whilst I decide what to do with my life. She said her boyfriend has just started working in Virgin and I was like, "I used to work in Virgin." So after she'd finished my hair I called them up and spoke to the deputy manager, asked if they were looking for temps and he said yes, they were going to have a recruitment day. Told him that I used to work in Virgin and he changed tack and said, Well in that case, if you come in and ask for myself, Andy, or Shaun/Sean/Shawn (who knows I was on the phone!) the manager, then they'd have a look at my CV and have a chat with me.

So, fingers fucking crossed everyone because, as hectic and shitty as it can be, I would love to work in Virgin again! I've done a Christmas there before and it was fine - the worst part is the sales and the refunds! It's when everyone decides to bring back all the CD's they bought in the last year and have decided they don't want anymore and try the old, "My-Gran/Aunt/Mum/Little Sister-bought-it-for-me-and-I-couldn't-bear-to-ask-for-the-receipt- as-I-didn't-want-to-hurt-their-feelings," bollocks. But we'll see what happens, don't want to get too excited about it.

Parents are going to Durham tonight as my dad is going to see Ken Dodd (snore) with my uncle. I personally think that going to see Bill Bailey at the end of the month trumps Ken Dodd but dad's having none of it!

Thursday, 4 October 2007

Entry No 2

Well my new double glazed windows were meant to be in yesterday, they've been sitting in my dad's workshop for 2 years and finally they're being installed. However for some reason or another i came home at 5pm lastnight to find a big hole in my room where the windows should be! Im not sure what took them so long, but by the time i got back from training i had windows, a big hole where some bricks fell out and a dust sheet for curtains! Oh, and this isnt some dodgy firm doing it, it's my dad and our builder! And the dust sheet smelt!

Have been 'playing' rugby now for about 2 months with Old Dunstonian's Ladies. Training lastnight was rubbish, couldnt do a thing because my shins hurt so much. Have been advised by the coach to go see the club physio girl tonight to get her opinion on it all. Part of me wants to be signed off for three weeks, but the other half of me feels really bad like im letting the team down. I enjoy playing once im into it and i'd hate to have to start missing matches because of it.

Got treated to a rousing rendition of, "Who ate all the pies?" whilst walking the dog in the park. Was on the phone to my good friend Vicky at the time and I think she was a little shocked, she lives in a little village in Scotland and says everyone are snobs. Sadly, I live in South London, and everyone are chavs. C'est la vie.

Entry No 1

Well, I'm giving this a shot yet again. I need a proper blog, and seeing as I'm unlikely to be renewing my IAM account, this will become my new home. Somewhere for people to keep abreast of my life if they so wish. It's a straightforward blog, there's nothing more to say, it's written by me, and the views are my own, feel free to shoot me down, but expect me to go off in a sulk. I wish this were more interesting but I need to go put the kettle on.