Showing posts from December, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I'm so glad it's Christmas Eve, four days off work, thank goodness! I just did over 50 hours in 5 days, ouch! I could barely move last night, I was much better after a lovely hot bath though.
I've spent today doing last minute things with my mum; picking up parcels, last minute shopping, wrapping presents. We've also made a trifle, some Angel Delight for my brother because he doesn't like trifle, and we're going to find time to make a flan tomorrow. I love Christmas desserts!
We're about to head out to my mum's boyfriend's house, as he's invited us over for a Christmas Eve takeaway, which should be nice. I can't wait for Christmas tomorrow, I love everything about it, from present opening to Christmas dinner to silly boardgames!
I hope you all get everything you want tomorrow, and have a very Merry Christmas!

Express Yourself - Christmas songs!

Time for this week's Express Yourself question, which is What are a few of your Favourite Holiday Songs?

My favourite songs to listen to at Christmas are the ones I never hear; Christmas Carols. I love Silent Night, Away in a Manger, Oh Christmas Tree, We Three Kings, etc. I think carols just remind me of being a kid again, and singing them in assembly.

As for Christmas songs, I love Walking in the Air, because it's just so Christmassy! I like All I want for Christmas is You, mostly because of Love Actually. White Christmas, because I always wish for a white Christmas.

I pretty much love most Christmas songs, because I love Christmas. There are a few I dislike, but most get me into the festive spirit :)


I’ve finally gotten around to writing my post about Bruges! I went with my mum and sister and a few people from work, as it was someone from work who organised it, and my mum and I work at the same place. 

We set off on the Tuesday night on an overnight ferry, which was fun, although the sea was quite rough! Only one person from our group got seasick, so it wasn’t too bad. When we arrived the next morning we took a coach into Bruges and went to find our hotel, which was elegant and welcoming. I think our hotel room was about 10 times bigger than the tiny cabin the three of us had to share on the ferry!  Once we’d all gotten settled, we headed out to find the Christmas market, and found out that you can go on horse and carriage rides through the city, so of course we went on one! It lasted about half an hour, and was a great way to see the parts of the city that we probably wouldn’t have seen otherwise. 
The Christmas market was really good; there were lots of stalls selling lovely things…

Musing Mondays!

This week's Musing Mondays question is: Is there a particular book that is your nemesis–the book you’re determined to one day finish?

Nothing really comes to mind; if I don't finish a book for some reason it's unlikely that I'll pick it up again. There are a couple of series that I would like to tackle again, though, the first being Lord of the Rings; I've already read them all once, but didn't really enjoy them that much. Probably because I was in the midst of university at the time and rushed to finish them. I'd like to re-read them one day when I have more time, so I can take my time and enjoy them a little more.
Another series is A Song of Ice and Fire; I've read the first book, but it took me so long to get through it that I didn't even start the second one. I'd like to read the rest of the books in this series at some point, when I have more time.

Express Yourself: Dream Winter Getaway!

It's a little late, but here's my answer to this week's Express Yourself Meme. 

What would your dream winter getaway be?

Well, I absolutely love winter and all it brings, so it would have to be somewhere with lots of snow! Somewhere in the mountains, where there are little villages, like the Alps. I’d also love to try skiing, and I love the idea of going to a nice cosy cabin for a few days, with a lovely fire to keep me warm. My sister and I have made it one of our lifetime goals to go on a ski vacation together, so hopefully it’ll happen someday! I prefer cold weather over hot (yes, I am a little strange!) so this would be the ideal holiday for me.

Liebster Award!

The liebster award:

Nikki over at the little Nordic cabin has given me the Liebster Award, thanks Nikki!
"The Liebster Blog Award is an award given from bloggers to bloggers that are small to medium in size or

up and coming in the blogsphere. Liebster is German for "favorite." The award is a way to give beginning

bloggers some worthy attention, make connections and let readers learn a little more about you."

So here are the rules:

1. Answer the 11 questions

2. Give 11 facts about yourself

3. Nominate 11 other lovely bloggers

4. Post 11 new questions for your new nominees

Questions for me:

1. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

At one point, for about a week, I wanted to be a Greetings Card Designer. I quickly became aware that this wouldn't be possible, since I am not artistic in the slightest.
For the majority of my childhood I wanted to be a teacher, more because it was the only thing I could think of rather than thinking I'd be goo…

December Goals!

I managed to get my car going yesterday, which I'm incredibly happy about; I thought I'd have to get it taken in and repaired. It's been fine since yesterday morning, so hopefully it'll hold out until it's due a service in January.  Anyway, my December goal post is a little late, but better late than never!

Here were my goals for November, and how I got on with them:

1. Do my first assignment well – I managed to finish my first assignment, and I got the results back the other day. I got a 68, which I’m incredibly proud of because it’s a better mark than I got for the majority of my assignments during my undergraduate course! I’m a little foggy on the difference between the undergraduate grading system and the Masters one, but I think a 68 is a Merit, which is fine by me! Hopefully I’ll do just as well or better in the rest of my assignments.

2. Work on my Portfolio – I’ve done a fair bit of work on my portfolio this month, and I’ve realised that I have a lot of thin…

Musing Mondays!

Here I am, sat at my computer at 5:46 am because my car wouldn't start, so I can't get to work until my mum gets up to take me. The same thing happened to my car last winter, I can't believe it's happened again, I need my car! So I thought I'd use the extra time to do a little blogging.

First of all, sorry I haven't posted in a while! Things have been pretty hectic for me over the last couple of week; first I went to Bruges, and when I got back I had to go straight back at work. Then I got a migraine that lasted for two days, so I fell even more behind with everything. I then had university work to do, and then back to work again. Finally I'm back on track and have a few posts planned for this week, including one where I tell you all about Bruges!

Today's post is a Musing Mondays post.

The question for today is:
What was the last book you could not finish and why?
My answer is Dark Angel by Eden Maguire.  It’s very rare that I’ll start a book and not fin…