Archive for December, 2008

If I knew then….what I know now!

December 29, 2008

I was going to do a post about new year resolutions (which I make every year and do not keep), Instead I have decided to make a list of all the things I learned/discovered in 2008. I tag you all to do the same if you like.

1. Shep can retouch my roots better than I can. (and enjoy it more!)
2. Babies are extremely messy/funny in equal measures.
3. Never again to let a friend be discharged from hospital alone. I made a solemn promise recently that god forbid if there is ever a next time that i’m showing up at 7am with a stack of books and magazines prepared to wait it out rather than put anyone through that again.
4. When you leave a hotel room, make sure you check EVERYWHERE that you haven’t left anything behind. (i can’t tell the story since i forbade shep from doing so)
5. Telling the above story to all your work mates at the xmas party will amuse them/embarras a 17 year old boy quite effectively.
6. As will explainig that you think its completely normal to display naked pictures of yourself on kitchen cupboards at all times.
7. Prison Break is totally addictive. I’m already over excited about Season 4.
8. That when you believing in yourself for a while – other people will pick up the slack until you get back on your feet.
9. I’m alot more competitive than I thought.
10. My Dad is never going to change/behave in a civil manner/ever have any real considerations for the feelings of his daughters.
11. That I’m starting to think that when someone stops talking to you that its not because they don’t like you anymore, its because they don’t like themselves.
12. That sadly, George Lamb or his father are not going away any time soon. Sadly. (if you went to my(and George’s) school then you’d understand)).
13. I am much fitter than I thought (with the climbing mountains n all that)
14. My Name is Earl is also great.
15. Easing up on the GHD’s will do wonders for your hair. And your man.
16. That ‘you can never look back’ is a well meant but pointless piece of advice. More useful would be ‘if you want to escape the past then stay the hell away from it!!’.
17. I will always be a dissapointed idealist trying to save the world.
18. That we’re not in Kansas anymore. Meaning that things down here will never be quite the same as they were in the somewhat more enlightened midlands. (i could explain but i’d be here a while!)
19. Expect the unexpected and apply this to everything.
20. The more things change, the more they stay the same. You can apply that to alot of my life too.

Mini Post

December 22, 2008

About mini things…



December 16, 2008

Since I passed my resit I have mostly been….

1. Arranging my placement for this year to start in January as promised at the charity for the refugees which was set up by my faculty 5 years ago. Tasks I will undertake there include digging on the allotment, sewing with muslim ladies, cooking and eating at the Cultural Kitchen, possibly making a film for tv about the asylum experiences of young people, doing some website development for them and generally being more busy than I can get my head around.

2. Going to London to visit my H, my travel buddy and Special Opps. The former was a bit strange an a sad reminder of how some friendships peak and wane over time. I might explain a bit more sometime, I might not.

3. Getting in over my head at un again. I was asked to do some training with Practice Assessors last week by the Dean of my faculty. It was bloody terrifying. However I did relax enough to really in my own words ‘gob off a bit too much’ about some bad practice I’ve experienced. I got sent a transcript this morning of the ‘aspiration’ discusssion they had at the end of the training. Its all the points I raised, word for word but repeated by 11 people. It was accompanied by a gushig email from the Dean who incidentally insisted on coming with me last week and meeting my Mum. Sometimes I have a handle on whats going on in my life…this time I got nothing!!

4. Going to Gloucester for the wedding of some friends of Shep and I. We had the best time lounging in the hotel, stuffing ourselves and generally swanking it up in our best outfits. Photos on facebook if you want to see.

5. Getting excited about xmas. I can start my shopping now. Xmas day arrangements have been made. Since I’m quite traditional I will NOT be putting the tree up until xmas eve however. But this weekend I have another party to go to plus its our one year aniversary on Friday so we are off to Tanners for more stuffing and swanking!