“Wow, there’s a lot of you here!” The instructor says, smiling. “Is it because Dancing on Ice is back on the TV?” Everyone else nods and laughs whilst Q and I share a look of mock scorn. No. We are not taking ice skating lessons because of Dancing on Ice. In face we are mostly taking lessons because: a) I have always wanted to and it’s on my life list b) It’s the one sport type thing I am not absolutely terrible at and c)…Continue Reading “Dancing on Ice”

day 29- in this past month, what have you learned I learned that my trainers hurt my feet, my pillows hurt my neck and I am incapable of going more than two weeks without some kind of papercut. I also learned that Prague is pretty, Czech people don’t seem to smile that often and a hot sushi conveyer belt restaurant is an amazing idea. I learned that Q’s mum has “high hopes” for me (which made me all sorts of happy and pleased and blushing),…Continue Reading “Day 29”

day 28- a picture of you from last year and now, how have you changed since then? If I met 2009 me in the street I honestly couldn’t promise I’d recognise her. Head down, short hair, barely a smile. She’s a world away from where I am today. I’m a much happier, friendlier, more fun filled person now. My life is so good, I wouldn’t change any of it. I’ve got everything I need right now, right here. January, 2010 vs Janaury 2011 Q took…Continue Reading “Day 28”

day 27- why are you doing this 30 day challenge Because Paul started doing it and it seemed like a good way to get some structure back into my blog. I try hard to write things that I want to read (and that others might want to read too) and having to write something (almost) every day has given me some good discipline. I’ve got 8 readers on google reader now (LOLZ) and I’d hate to let you guys down by never posting again 😉…Continue Reading “Day 27”

day 26- what do you think about your friends I have lost a few friends over the years. Some close, some not so. Some through my own stupid actions, some through their’s and some just by design. There are a few people I would dearly love to still be in contact with and a few that if I met them today I wouldn’t have two words to say. I don’t think I’m in any way alone with this – I think most people don’t stay…Continue Reading “Day 26”

day 25- what I would find in your bag I change my bags often so there is normally a smattering of leftover things in each one I leave behind. Currently you’d find: * wallet (altho it’s technically more of a mum purse, heh) * iPhone * earphones * deodorant * house keys * work pass * carmex cherry lip balm that I’m not keen on * Barry M strawberries and cream lipgloss that I love * Paperchase cloud 9 stationery set * hair grips, clips…Continue Reading “Day 25”

day 24- a letter to your parents Dear Mum and Dad, Thanks. For being nice people and for lending me money without being sanctimonious about it and for MOTing my car when I moved away. Cheers. Thanks for all the lifts to school and the holidays and the scary scary driving (that’s you, dad) that made me more aware of the road and traffic and how not to drive a car. Mum, thanks for passing on your sense  of humour.  I love that we can…Continue Reading “Day 24”

day 23- something you crave a lot Avocado, sushi, time to read, warm hands, Starbucks spiced caramel apple drinks, effortlessly curly hair. Some of these things I can get easily, some of them seem nigh on impossible. Feel free to send me your unwanted avocados and gloves, heh. We’re off to Prague today so I’ve scheduled my posts to continue over the weekend whilst we’re away. It’s our first holiday away together and our first time in Prague so I’m hoping it’ll be fun 🙂…Continue Reading “Day 23”

day 22- what makes you different from everyone else Nothing. Nothing at all makes me different from everybody else. & that’s okay. We’re all the same and we should treat each other with a bit more respect and dignity because of that. Everyone has shit going on, you rarely know the whole story. I try hard not to judge people for who they are and what they do (bad people are bad to the core, those are the exceptions to this rule I guess) –…Continue Reading “Day 22”