Saturday, 31 December 2011

goodbye 2011

ok, so i am spending nye's at home with the parents as i have work at 8am wont be out my friends who i just spoke to on the phone. they are having such a laugh...and i am wishing i was there. anyway, 2011 is drawing to a close. its been quite awesome really. some bad parts, but some really wonderful moments too.

2011 was the year for getting obsessed with taking photos of the sky, and the sky in general. at Glastonbury i was in my element...being outside all day seeing the sky change, and just seeing the sky in normal everyday life. i have like hundreds of sky photos on my memory cards.
2011 was the year of Doctor Who, and meeting some of the cast. i couldn't believe how lucky i was to meet Karen and Arthur this year, while they were still in the show. and to meet David Tennant as well, to be honest, it still feels like its all a dream. i finally met him. after all these crazy fan girl years. i have met him. i cant really explain how i feel about it. 2011 was the year of music, seeing Katy perry, coldplay, mumford and sons, two door cinema club, slow club, the glee cast, and just being at Glastonbury again. 2012 is going to be eventful. i really cant wait for Lina to get there. i have lots to look forward too. thank you guys so much. love you all. and have a wonderful new year!

Friday, 30 December 2011

totally awesome

so Christmas.

Christmas was nice. however, i feel that i have lost that Christmas feeling. don't get me wrong, i had an amazing time, laughed lots with family, got such super gifts, eat lots, watched Christmas telly...just don't have that excited nature anymore. i guess that's what happens when you grow up. i spent Christmas day with mum, dad, my sister Victoria, and nan and gdad. it was very chilled out. mum did an amazing job with lunch. best dinner ever. i got so many wonderful gifts from family and friends. my favourites included Neville's wand, harry potter Lego, a giant Tim Burton book, a giant harry potter behind the scenes book, and doctor who series 6 on DVD.

watched doctor who at 7pm on Christmas day. i waited all day for it, and to be honest....i was a little disappointed. part of me really wants to like it, just because we have to wait such a long time for it. i can see why people loved it, and things were good about it, but it didn't feel right. that's just my view of course. well to be honest, i think the problem was i was just waiting for Amy and Rory to be in it. the last 5mins very perfect. i cant believe the ponds are leaving...however i am really really looking forward to finding out who the next companion will be.
work had been stressful recently. but all i am thinking about is how i have two weeks off soon...that's keeping me going. i cant believe Lina will be here soon, it doesn't seem real. mega excited. its funny, because i forget for a sec, and then someone will say, 'so when is your friend getting here?' and i stop and thinking, 'oh my goodness! not long!'.
other news, my best friend got engaged, i met my other best friend's new boyfriend---who in fact is a really he lie, started planning birthday bits and pieces for my other other best friend, seriously started tidying my room and getting rid of things---new year and all that, watched nearly all the episodes of the big bang theory and how i met your mother for Christmas, watched all the harry potter movies again, got really annoyed with stupid friends, got a message from a really old friend, cried watching the 50 greatest harry potter moments, and got post from Maggie today...and its new year's eve tomorrow. staying in drinking lemonade and playing board games i think. i am so freaking cool.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Friday, 23 December 2011

what's your favourite colour?

Just finished watching elf. Mega Christmas spirit overload. Plus today when I finished work at 4.30am, once i finally got home at 5am, listened to Christmas music and just sat and watched tbbt. I really hope I get series 4 on DVD for Christmas, i need episodes with Amy in. as i love her. so much. Speaking of Amy..I was asleep and I heard my dad shout, Nicola's got a package!! He brought it up, and it was from Amy. And inside was a cute little letter and 3 American doctor who comics. It really made me smile. Plus she got me a Christmas one too. Such a wonderful early Christmas present. I love my blogging family. We are all there for each other, and will do anything for each other. I am working on a giant doctor who package to send to her..collecting Doctor Who stuff is ever so much fun.
Mum has been doing lots of baking for Christmas. The house smells so lovely. I am currently sitting downstairs surrounded by lots of Christmas decorations, lights, cards, sweets...just one more day at work to get through tomorrow and then I am able to chill out Christmas eve.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

forever yours

just watched Alex Day on the radio 1 web, hes so cute and awkward. i really want forever yours as the Christmas number 1...sadly, i know that's not going to happen.anyway, i am feeling the Christmas spirit at the moment. apart from being really ill this morning with throwing up and feeling like death..i have put on a brave face and got on with it.

finishing wrapping presents today for some work colleges. one of my friends loves opening presents. a good example of this would be that i have to wrap her birthday/Christmas card as well, so she has more to open. i was inspired by a wonderful package i got through the post from my friend Sophy which was full of tiny little presents wrapped up..therefore she has a box full of tiny individually wrapped gifts. i cant wait to see her face.

i have come to the conclusion either my friends know me really well, or i am just a giant nerd. i have received some wonderful presents from close friends recently, including hp and star wars Lego sets, doctor who mugs, a Starbucks mug, beautiful handmade necklaces, notebooks, and other crazy little things.

its one of my managers birthday today. we are working two night shifts this week, 6pm till 4am..the first one tonight. she is bringing birthday cake, and i have wrapped up some party hats for her, so we can wear them tonight. all night. that's my aim.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

it's been another year

so its December...and Christmas is very very very close. mega excited for Christmas. putting the tree up tonight. we had to wait, because mum and dad are always like, 12 days before Christmas..and all that stuff. and i have been working weird shifts, and have been out recently, so finally doing to decorations tonight. i am currently eating apple pie and custard while i type this...its making me feel all warm and trying not to get custard on the keyboard, as dad will yell at me.
i decorated my room a while ago with paper chains and snowflakes. my room is in such a mess, paper, wrapping paper, presents, bags all seem to be covering my bedroom floor. i guess that's Christmas for you. the weather has been rather odd recently. i have given up hope of it never will. maybe after Christmas, but never before. last night it rained so much. so much so, work flooded..and there was water everywhere. in other business, i have been surprised at work with an Xmas present from my old manager, wrote Christmas cards, had a lovely meal with close friends, exchanged some Christmas presents, watched movies, had dinner cooked by friends, watched HIMYM again from the start, wrapped presents, and have been listening to the Christmas song by the raveonettes. i am obsessed...its my new favourite Christmas song. ok my apple pie is cold now.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

in the air

I went to London at the weekend with my family. we went to do a little Christmas shopping. London was so busy, and it felt just like christmas. we went to Covent garden, and the decorations were beautiful. I got most of my Christmas shopping done, with lots of cute/random/crazy gifts for friends brought.kinda fell in love with whoever put Matt Smith in this pose in the cabinet in forbidden planet. I couldn't stop laughing.this also made me smile while walking around drinking my eggnog latte wrapped up in my giant scarf.planning adventures with Lina recently has been booking where we are going to stay is Paris is making me very excited. ALSO...its the 1st of December as i write this!! going to get the Christmas songs out and finish making my blogger Christmas cards! :D

In other news, work has been rather stressful at the moment, i broke down a couple of times yesterday--purely because i feel like i work so hard and other people just come along and ruin it. its my day off tomorrow, and i feel like i need it.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

i feel like i have come home

so it was my lovely friend Laura's birthday weekend. i went all the way to Devon on the train, from Kent, to London, through London to Devon. the train journey wasn't perfect. i had to go after work, so it was rather busy. at on the floor for most of the journey. apart from when i was standing for a bit, but i had this lovely cute guy to talk to. he was nice. our relationship lasted 50mins. so after the insane journey, i finally got to Laura's lovely new flat. Laura made me and Claire dinner, and it was just felt like old times. like normal. so Saturday we went to a vintage fair, drank Starbucks, went for a drive to the seaside, had the most amazing soup and cream teas in a cute little restaurant--in which we drew pictures with pencils and left them there, walked by the sea, looked in cute shops, and then drove back to Laura's to then go out in the evening with her friends. we went to some awesome places, one bar i had mulled cider, which by the way was wonderful especially when you are sitting in the outside of the bar in the freezing cold.Sunday was sad. its the only part that i hate about trips, the waiting to leave, saying goodbye, getting on the train by yourself. journey home was better. although there seemed to be a lot of really rude people on the train. it was really foggy when we were pulling into London. it kinda felt like dementors were going to appear at the windows of the train. once i got to London, i grabbed a red cup, and ran to catch my train home. once i got home i was welcomed by my parents, which was really lovely. long chats about what everyone had been up to over the weekend were had, dad telling my about the children in need doctor who special/Xmas special trailer, and many many many cups of tea.

i am currently obsessed with Christmas---red cups, presents, music, making Christmas mix Cd's for friends, planning the work secret Santa, and making blogger Christmas cards for Amy's exchange...well trying to. i think i may just end up buying them.

also, Ed Sheeran is always on repeat, counting down until the last hp movie is out on DVD...hurry up Monday!!, aww-ing at the big bang theory with Sheldon and Amy--and coming to the conclusion Amy is my favourite tbbt character now, helping blogging friends when they ask...even though i felt like i didn't really help that much, planning mine and Lina's trip, planning Seattle, smiling, laughing, enjoying being me, drinking so much tea---dad has got me addicted again, and chilling in coffee shops and you all.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

i wish i was a pot ledom

it feels like winter now. having to get up at 5am to get ready for work, and then to start at 6am...makes it feel very winter-like. its dark....i feel half asleep. plus, its really cold at the moment. i know in my house we have always been put another jumper or cardigan on instead of turning up the heating...but its ever so cold. i feel my nose turning to ice as i write this.

recently i have mostly been going to work, coming home and watching programmes wrapped up in a giant blanket while drinking so much tea. my parents drink many many many cups of tea, therefore i am ending up drinking alot too. well, i also got my first egg nog latte of the season yesterday from starbucks. oh i love it so much.

i have been watching the new series of America's next top model...or all stars, as the new series has been called. last week they had to make up songs. i am in love with Allison's song. like, seriously, its on replete all day long! and its only 48secs long. its brilliant, plus its so catchy you end up singing it all day. i love Allison. i always wanted her to win her cycle.

off to wrap up in bed for a bit and watch a movie...maybe eagle vs shark, as i was gonna watch that the other day but didn't get round to it. off out tonight to see one of my best friends for a catch up, which will be lovely.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

why hello! wave please?

so i had the best weekend. i went with my awesome friend Sarah to Hallowhedon, which is a Joss Whedon convention. so much fun was had. in the beginning i kinda just wanted to go because Amber Benson was going, and she was one of my favourite characters from Buffy. however Adam Busch who plays Warren was brilliant. he was such an awesome guy, so funny and cute. i am obsessed with his band common rotation.

i am in love so much.


on replete.

all day.

every day.

all the time. they sing folk music, so therefore i love.other the weekend i met some wonderful people, had many chats and dances with people, laughed so much, took so many photos, dressed up quite a few times, eat so much food, went to many talks, quiz's, had photos taken, and honestly just had a good time. i met people from all over, and even other countries. there is something special about people from all over coming together for the same reason, because of something they love.coming back to normal everyday life isn't so much fun though. work is so busy, why, its like Christmas. all i need is some Christmas music and it would feel like Christmas. i am stocking up on Christmas music, with my old cd's and a few new ones i need to purchase. in other news i am planning the work Christmas party/meal with my manager, which is kinda fun...although i feel it might get a tad stressful nearer the time.