day 16- another picture of yourself A favourite, taken at a wedding in May. My hair is substantially longer now (Which I think Q is enjoying, given that it was his idea I grow it in the first place) but the cheek remains the same. Plus it’s one of the Cowboy’s favourites, and I’ve sorely neglected him of late! I hope everyone has a wonderful new year, whatever you’re planning on doing. Q and I are going to stay in, snuggled under the duvet watching films…Continue Reading “Day 16”

day 15- put you ipod on shuffle: first 10 songs that play 1. The Fray – Unsaid 2. JLS – Only Tonight* 3. Beyonce – Freakum Dress 4. Quiet Company – On Husbands & Wives 5. Thievery Corporation – Liberation Front 6. V V Brown – Crying Blood 7. Take That – Today I’ve Lost You* 8. Paul Simon – Crazy Love Volume II 9. Broken Social Scene – Bandwitch* 10. Razorlight – Golden Touch Bold songs are ones I actually don’t mind. Not a bad…Continue Reading “Day 15”

(see previous lists here) Crunching on new snow. An oldie, but a goodie. The small click of the Kindle’s* ‘next page’ button. Christmas chocolate. Even tho it’s the same as regular chocolate it just tastes better. Mulled cider. Nom. Cuddles in bed on a day off from work. *Yes, Q broke down and got me a Kindle for Christmas – mostly to stop me whining so I think. Did I ever mention how much I love him?

day 14- a picture of you and your family This is my family. My sister, my mum and my dad. My sister drives me crazy at times and I could have cheerfully slapped my mother a few times during my childhood but now that I’m older I don’t think I’d swap them for anything. We all fit together I love them, flaws and all.

day 13- a letter to someone who has hurt you recently Gosh. I’m not sure if I want to go down this route. I’m trying to be a more positive person (stop laughing, Hornblower!) and the people who have hurt me already know it and know it well. I’ve been fortunate this year. I’ve gained many new friends and lost few, which is always something to be grateful for. My family and I are on an even keel, something we’ve struggled to achieve for years. The people who…Continue Reading “Day 13”

day 12- how you found out about blogging and why you have one I’m pretty sure I can point the finger of blame at my second boyfriend (Hi, Andy) for how I came to find out about blogging. I found him through a friend, at the time when personal websites were all the rage and blogs were new and people were wary of them. I remember blogger before it was bought by Google. So yeah, I’m old school with the blogging. I’ve had Livejournals, websites,…Continue Reading “Day 12”

day 10- songs you listen to when you are happy, sad, bored, hyped, mad I think I’m perhaps a little bit odd in that I don’t really have ‘go to’ songs for emotions. However: Elbow – Grace Under Pressure is my song of choice for destressing. Especially the live version from Glastonbury with the crowd singing “we still believe in love, so fuck you” at the end. Amazing. Bon Iver – Skinny Love makes me all sorts of happy. Thanks, Q, for the introduction. I…Continue Reading “Day 10”

day 9- something you’re proud of in the past few days Getting a job, getting all our Christmas shopping done before the mad rush, not falling over when we went ice-skating. Take your pick 🙂 I’ve also manged to make some friends at work (at least, they don’t seem to hate me) and we’re off to the cinema together tonight which is a nice social achievement. Moving to a new city and making new friends isn’t always easy (and flat out didn’t happen at all…Continue Reading “Day 9”

day 8- short term goals for this month and why For the month of December? But it’s almost ov..Oh. Fine, fine. I’ll do it for January, okay? This month I would like to: Join a gym – Q is a member and I think I’d like it more if I could go with someone so I’m going to do it and hope I don’t regret it. Plus if I join a gym I can carry on eating cheeseburgers with zero ill effect, right? Write 5…Continue Reading “Day 8”