Thursday 31 March 2011

Do you feel taken for granted?

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When someone tells me that they will do something I go through that thought process that they will actually do it. Where I get confused is when people don't actually mean that they will and actually want me to to argue them down and say "I'll do it. No arguments". I think I miss the signals, is there a handshake I need to know about because recently I'm really falling short of the signs.

Wednesday 30 March 2011

How did I end up in St Petersburg?

At first I had no clue at all to where I was and people on the street were pushing past me as I carried on walking. I wasn't sure of where I was walking to and then started walking up a few steps and then noticed I was walking towards a big building. A museum of somekind. As I pushed open the doors the museum was full of people and it was a struggle to get through to the back of the room.

Tuesday 29 March 2011

Sarah Loves… Ribena

As a child I loved Ribena and that’s never really stopped. There is always some in at home and not just for Little man! I want some too. I think it’s because it reminds me of being young… I mean younger of course.

Monday 28 March 2011

New Walkers Crinkles

I was asked if I was interested in trying out some new Walkers Crisps and of course I was never going to say no. I had no idea what was coming and was excited when I received my two trial packs, both in the same flavour - Cheddar & Onion and they were crinkle cut.

Friday 25 March 2011

Weekly Loves

Little shoots poking through,these are my jalapeno's and sweet red peppers :-)

This week has been made all the brighter for the sunshine making a welcome return. Hello Mr *waves*, please stay a while! I've managed to go swimming three times! My knee is getting back to it's normal self, I do miss running though - never thought I'd admit that!

Thursday 24 March 2011

Vroom Vroom!

F1 is back this weekend and this girl is very happy, I've missed the vroom vroom (yes that's my car noise - shh!) and again there are new rules and already the competition it heating up at home. I'm firmly in the Red Bull camp, with a soft spot for Jenson Button and Spurs boy is still cheering on those Ferrari boys.

Wednesday 23 March 2011

Long Run and What A Friend

Don't ask me to bet on who will score in a football match or for a score prediction as I'll get it wrong and probably curse the team. Ask me to pick a horse and you, and I might be surprised.

Tuesday 22 March 2011

Sarah Loves... The Wii

I remember the day I was given a Nintendo Wii for my birthday. The package was wrapped as it was in its box, no pretend packaging to try to hide what it was. I'd been a manager in a Video Games department for a while and I "knew" that box. I was like a kid at Christmas!

Monday 21 March 2011

World Down Syndrome Day

Today is World Down Syndrome Day and starts the National Down Syndrome Awareness Week. There is a global video event called "Let me in" which in partnership with 45 countries where they want to advocate for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Downs Syndrome.

Friday 18 March 2011

Weekly Loves

Last weekend I made cake pops! I'm now a little bit addicted to them

For those that don't know cake pops are cakes on a stick, coevered in chocolate and then sprinkles added. They are just simply delicious! Mine look a bit mushy as I'd packaged them up a bit too quickly. Oops! Im so impatient! I really must work on that :-)

Thursday 17 March 2011

It will soon be Summer!

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For the first time this week I got to drive home in the Spring sunshine, I even had to put my sunglasses on. It's not quite warm enough to have the windows down though, not long till the Summer. I'd had a bit of a mix around with my iPod this weekend and then as I drove out of my work car park I hit shuffle. I love it when your iPod seems to know your mood, I wanted some happy sing-a-long tunes.

Wednesday 16 March 2011

Doctors & Detectives

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When I was at secondary school I wanted to be a barrister, yes even if I had to wear one of those wigs! Sadly the thought passed when I realised academically there was no way that I would achieve that goal. I had another thought of being a doctor but again this passed due to my non science academical mind. 

Tuesday 15 March 2011

Guest Post: When the penny drops...

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Today Caribbean Princess is on my blog today as part of my blog swap series. She has her own blog; Musings of a Caribbean Princess and she has a particular love for filofaxes but she's chosen not to write about that for my blog, so anyway here's her piece;

Monday 14 March 2011

Pass me a pen!

When was the last time you wrote something?

On paper that is.

I admit I love writing in my notebooks and have a slight major stationery obsession so I love to write. I don't write in any particular pen though, after years at school of writing with a fountain pen I like that I don't use them now. I have still got 3 fountain pens though.

Friday 11 March 2011

Weekly Loves

Bourbon biscuits... the tin didn't stay full for long! Oops!

So this week has been weird, another week of not mentioning the football well for me anyway, Spurs boy has obviously been overjoyed this week as Tottenham made it through to the quarter finals of The Champions League. I think the less said about my own football team's woes the better ;-)

Thursday 10 March 2011


I should explain that 'strabbies' are what I called strawberries as a child, as such I still call them that. Last year our strawberry plants were quite successful. Some of the plants only survived the fruiting time but I took a chance on a few for this year.

Wednesday 9 March 2011

Keep it on my bookshelf

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You may remember I did NaNoWriMo in 2009 and up until the start of 2011 I hadn't started to read what I had written. I did write some utter rubbish in parts but despite that there are some good parts. It's not about writing a masterpiece it's more about challenging yourself to do something.

Tuesday 8 March 2011


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Every pancake day I always say "Why don't we have pancakes more". They are not hard to make and they are really yummy but it seems weird to only have them once or maybe a few times a year. I need to get more pancakes into my life... well stomach really ;-)

Monday 7 March 2011

Take a smile

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There's a lot of doom and gloom about at the moment; job cuts, bill increases and your football team loses. Ok so the last one is only a certain percentage but no doubt the first two have mad you have a sad if not angry face over the last few weeks. So it's Monday, another week to get through so let's start the week with some positivity.

Friday 4 March 2011

Weekly Loves

This week consisted of cherry drops and post it notes!

I've been on a big list-making exercise this week. Cherry drops have helped me to organise. Honest!

I'm off the crutches now, although there was a slightly embarrassing moment when I handed them back and I was still holding onto them. I did let go... eventually.

Thursday 3 March 2011

Realising you have an audience

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When you've been blogging a while you might think about taking a peek your "viewing figures" I signed up to statcounter after a few months of starting my blog as I was intrigued. I'm a complete geek as you may have figured out and so I find them really interesting but it's not actually changed my writing style. I've never tailored anything to an audience it's always been "my space".

Wednesday 2 March 2011

Tutor Typing

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I may have mentioned how impatient I can be, this though does only tend to be with my self and with waiting for things ie. holidays, parties etc. I'd never have been able to even consider my new tutoring job without some level of patience. For others I do have a high tolerance level and recently I found a new test for my patience with others and also my self.

Tuesday 1 March 2011

Sarah Loves... Cranium the Board Game

Now I love Monopoly but Cranium is way up there alongside and possibly could take over! Admittedly you need 4 or more people to play so it's only good with enough people. Recently we've tended to play it with a bigger group and had 3 people in a team when we've had a lot of friends over.