Saturday, 24 March 2012

Wish Me Luck!

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I know I am being a total bad-blogger at the minute, but I have lots of excuses!!

a) This darn cold is totally draining me, yesterday I slept for over 3 hours in the afternoon and was still tired.
b) I have an essay due in for Monday so I'm too busy reading 154 page curriculum reviews to do anything worth blogging about. Dullsvile.
c) I am busy preparing for my interview on Monday.

Oh what's that? Oh yes didn't I mention? I have an interview! Yay! Out of the schools I've been to view this one was my favourite. I have to prepare a lesson, a presentation, prep myself for the interview, think of clever things to say and decide what to wear! So I'm very sorry but I'm far too busy to sit here and chat - promise to catch up with you all soon.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Snaps of the Furries

My Life as a Wife

I had such a great time working with the little kids last week that they decided to give me a leaving present... germs. Now I'm not the sort of person why gets sick a lot, but this week I have been feeling horrendous. I'm congested, my throat is sore, I keep losing my voice by the early afternoon and it's leaving me feeling exhausted. Not great when I've got lots to do. 

Also the husband is becoming more and more busy at work meaning sometimes I'm not able to contact him for days on end.

All this = me not having very much fun. Huff.

So the other day when some natural light was coming through the windows, I decided to get out the camera and take a few cute shots of the furry things that live here, just to cheer myself up. It was impossible to get a picture of them together, but I promise that they really do like each other!


Monday, 19 March 2012

Post Wedding - The Honeymoon

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We woke up on Saturday morning as Husband and Wife and went to join our friends and family in the hotel for breakfast. We were heading straight to the airport, ready for our Sunday morning flight. The Mr had been telling me we were getting the train to the airport but I didn't believe him - a 2 hour train journey is not exactly the most glamorous start to a Honeymoon! So I was only a little surprised when a shiny car pulled up the hotel driveway...

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Going Green

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It is my friend N's 22nd birthday today - Happy Birthday! - and to celebrate we are heading to Blackpool this Saturday for a cheap and cheerful night out. This also happens to be St Patrick's weekend. While stopping short of fancy dress (I love fancy dress!) she has decided to go for a green theme. Hummm... I don't not own ANYTHING green. I don't feel the colour suits me. However, I took to the internet for a quick browse, hopeful that I would find something.

My search was not very successful. These were the best of a bad bunch...

     ASOS                                                                        Top Shop

Tuesday, 13 March 2012


Park Life

Making Tracks

My Life as a Wife

So far, I am still enjoying my rekindled relationship with running. However, I have managed to totally FAIL at using the MapMyRUN app.

But Showers, I hear you cry, it's so easy to use and convenient, right there on your phone. Yes my friends, yes it is.

I ran Saturday, Sunday, had a planned rest day on Monday and then went for a shorter run today.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Little Ones Make Me Smile :)

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Sorry, today's post is going to be rather short and boring. I have just spend hours updating a website created for some ICT project, so want to get off my laptop ASAP!

But let's not talk about that...

Today was my first day on a new placement with... the little ones! Aged 4 - 5 years old, I really do love children at this age; full of mischief, questions and excitement. So this should be a fun week (until I come home to write essays / plan presentations).

But let's not talk about that...

Also I have now applied for three jobs, I think they are looking for someone more experienced, but it's nice to get the ball rolling.

Will be back soon with something more fun :)

Sunday, 11 March 2012

All Things Wedding #4

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Catch up - All Things Wedding    #1    #2    #3

After the short but sweet ceremony, our guests helped themselves to reception drinks while we mingled outside, listened to the string quartet and took 7,103,479 pictures. OK, that might be an exaggeration, but it felt like that many photos.

For one of our group shots we had guests release purple balloons 

Friday, 9 March 2012

Making a Start

My Life as a Wife

Be kind - I haven't been running in a long time! 

I usually run 5km / 3 miles, and my average time used to be just over 10 min / mile. I tend to run quicker outdoors then on the treadmill and it would depend on whether I was doing short bursts of sprinting or a constant more steady pace. Anyway, now that I've told you my life story, today's results:

Thursday, 8 March 2012

All Things Wedding #3

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Personal Touches

No More Excuses

My Life as a Wife

I haven't had a gym membership since we moved into our new place (6 months ago), basically because I think the local gyms are too expensive. 

I'm a big fan of running, but over winter it has been far toooo cold to pull out my trainers. However, the weather is warming up and spring is sort or, nearly, round the corner.

So you know what that means - No more excuses. 

The Hubby has recently done a great job of losing weight for his fitness test (although I now think he looks like he is wasting away!) So starting tomorrow, I'm blowing the dust off my running shoes and digging the green-tea out from the back of the cupboard.

 Wish me luck!



Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Meh Nails

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I got some new nail stickers (like what you'd use for French tips, but in a V - shape) which I saw featured on Flutter and Sparkle's blog here. Last night I finally decided to try them out. I'd pre-planned to use my red Barry-M, but discovered that it's gone super gloopy. *sad face*. The decision was made to press on anyway and hope for the best. Wearing them today, they looked OK but not amazing. I decided to attempt to cute-en them up.

Using my ring finger as an accent, I shaped the red into a heart shape with nail-polish remover and a cotton bud. I wasn't sure how clear the shape was, so I added one of my Fimo Canes.

The result...

Sunday in the City

My Life as a Wife

Saturday in the City .

Sunday - We started off at The Manchester Museum and had a laugh looking at all the gory skeletons and fossils.

Saturday in the City

My life as a Wife

I live in the city and have done for 4 years, but sometimes life stops you from enjoying what's right on your doorstep. So this weekend, with the lil bro in town for his birthday weekend, I decided to make the most of it and hit the city like a pair of tourists. And you know what? We had a bloody good time.

Husband was home (yay) and we picked lil Bro up from the train station late Friday night. We brought him home, and did balloons and cake, complete with candles and singing. While he liked his cake, he is unfortunately a teenage boy, and therefore decided to massacre it. Despite looking slightly disturbing, don't worry it tasted goooood.

RIP Sheepy


Organised Chaos

Thursday, 1 March 2012

The Lazy Way To Make a Cake

My Life as a Wife

Today there has not been enough hours! I went to visit a school which I LOVED, I'm doing the application form now and keeping my fingers crossed. I'm going to see another school tomorrow, but am not feeling so excited about it. The fact that the schools are an hour away isn't helping my to-do list. It's (not so) little bro's 15th Birthday today, and he's traveling down tomorrow so we can spend the weekend together. Husband is also home tomorrow, and the house is a MESS. Well, actually downstairs is ok. Maybe I can convince him that bathrooms and bedrooms are overrated, and avoid upstairs altogether...?

Anyway, now I've got that off my chest... want to see something yummy? In honor of the lil bro's big day, and because I know how much he likes food, I've made him a cake. The lazy way.

I decided on the Sheep Cake  because those fluffy marshmallows won me over. The source website calls for baking, and piping icing... and I just don't have time for that. Did you not just read my rant?

So, I cheated.