This month I managed to tick off a couple of long term goals, which is always a pleasure. I’m coming into the final stretch with this project – all the stuff I have left to do has been left for a reason – but I’m hoping I’m going to find some final motivation to get it finished in time. Completed Goals: 6 41. Make packed lunches for Chris and I myself every day for a month My original goal included my boyfriend at the time,…Continue Reading “101 in 1001 – March Update”

Dear Girl at the Gym, Thank you for doing some crunches on the mat whilst I was trying desperately to balance on the ball and do some arm exercises at the same time. I hate going to the gym because the idea of people watching me exercise fills me with dread, but you inspired me to do some crunches too and I know my abdominal muscles will appreciate it. Thanks for making me feel less bothered about what people think, ♥ Sarah. – this is…Continue Reading “Friday Thanks”

Tonight I finally get to tick off item number 63 on my 101 in 1001: See at least two live bands. I know it doesn’t seem like such an arduous task, and perhaps two is a laughable number for a three year project but I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Are you ready?  I don’t like live music. Now, before you stone me to death for my bare faced ignorance let me explain. I like bands, I like music, I like…Continue Reading “One Day Like This”

Laughing out loud in the cinema, with other people Actually, just laughing in general Other friends doing their own Grace in Small Things lists. (Hi Sean!) Goodnight routines Ham, salad cream and lettuce sandwiches Have a good weekend, everybody. Be kind.

I should have spent the afternoon at work but instead Sky decided to royally screw us over time and time again and I’ve had to stay in to wait for yet another engineer to come out and “fix” our internet. (This is probably the fourth visit in a month, along with countless phone calls from Q to the apparent idiots on the other end. He is a much more patient person than I am, I would have drawn blood by now I think). So. Instead…Continue Reading “Stress”

Home I’m quite looking forward to this weekend. Both Q and I have booked Friday and Monday off work, and tmrw night you’ll find us loading up the car and speeding down the M5 towards Cornwall, to spend a few days with my family and friends who have migrated back there recently. People in the office ask me what I’m up to with my days off and I instinctively reply that I am going Home, which must be confusing because to them Home for me…Continue Reading “Home”

Read in February: 13. NEW: The Monkey’s Raincoat – Robert Crais 14. NEW: The Life & Soul of the Party – Mike Gayle 15. NEW: Room – Emma Donahue 16. NEW: The Secret Shopper’s Revenge – Kate Harrison 17. NEW: William Walker’s First Year of Marriage – Matt Rudd 18. NEW: The Game – Jack London Favourite book read this month: I’ve got to be honest, I didn’t really love any of the books I read this month. I quite enjoyed The Game by Jack…Continue Reading “Books! 2011 – February Update”

I don’t know why I’m always surprised that I have very little energy and motivation to do anything when it it happens to me every single winter. You’re the same, right? The cold weather and the rain makes me buy more food and hibernate indoors constantly. Cosy jumpers, crap films on TV, Ferrero Rocher bringing out special chocolates – winter is all about hunkering down and surviving the storm.  But it’s Spring now! (Officially, at least. We are yet to see a change in the…Continue Reading “Slump”