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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Live & Kicking

Settle down everyone, settle down, I thought I'd tell you a little story as I'm on placement at the moment and haven't been out in forever! It was 1999 and I was 11 and super excited because my dad's work friend's mum (stay with me here) was the producer of Live N Kicking (if you aren't English, this was a kids tv show that was on in the morning on the weekend in the 90s) and I got to take 1 friend - ohemgee how exciting! 

Only kidding, they didn't say oh em gee back in the olden days. Fierce were the band playing... 

I hope you guys realise how cool I am. Anyways so Rachel my beloved childhood BFF and I got all dressed up (cue disgusting 90s clothes) and went to the BBC studios and my dad waved us off after our bags got checked by security (so official!!). We were herded into a little room and given a goody bag and told where to leave our stuff. And basically we got moved round the studio to cheer. Culminating in the best event of the day - Rachel getting hit in the back accidentally by Mr Blobby! A real celebrity! Ahem. True story. If you non-English people don't know who Mr Blobby is, this is he. 

Very exciting, I think you'll all agree, just have to excuse myself to listen to the Mr Blobby song... Anyways at one point I was sitting in the audience for the interview for one of the guests of the day, Jennifer Saunders, whilst Rachel went to watch some football mini game they had. I think even then we weren't excited about Jennifer Saunders... What kid watched French and Saunders? But look!! There's a video of the interview on YouTube I found!! Aaahhhh!!! And I'm there!! Fast forward to the interview and the camera pans onto the audience up and along the stairs, I'm second up and on the left - the one that continually plays with her hair. And if you needed further convincing when everyone else is clapping I'm waving madly at the camera... I guess that's why they missed my close up... Rude. 

If you guys want autographs you'd better line up. 

Sunday, 23 November 2014

My 26th

I realised I never mentioned it was my birthday last week. It was a pretty quiet day because it was the first day of placement (boo) so I spent my day there then at home... so that was deeply thrilling. I don't really feel older because on the run up to my birthday I kept telling people I was 26 before I even was, this has been going on for at least 2 months... I think I have early onset dementia. 

Anyways, before my actual birthday I met up with a couple girls from my cohort and we went for afternoon tea (I know, I know, it's an obsession), we went to the Georgian House Hotel on St Giles in Norwich. 

It was really nice there actually, surprisingly nice. Afternoon tea cost £13.50 and you got unlimited hot drinks, four sandwiches, one cheese scone, one fruit scone (by the way, if you pronounce 'scone' as scohhhwwne instead of scon then you're pretentious AND lame!), one mini victoria sponge cake, a flapjack, a mini lemon meringue AND a super rich chocolate truffle thing.  

That is a lot for £13.50 and the staff we were so so attentive, they were really friendly. Also they wrapped up left overs for our sick friend like a swan... awww... you guys. 

So yeah that was nice and happy birthday to me, one step closer to death... I mean my thirties. Ho hum. 

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Walking Out

I had a bit of a walking day today, I walked over ten miles all in all. 

There's a chunk of Marriott's Way near to my student house so I thought I'd have a little investigate and walked to Drayton as I had the afternoon off from Uni. 

It was so nice, it wasn't that busy and all along it were little pieces of art or carvings. 

It was so pretty with all the leaves everywhere and really bright out today. 

As I got to Drayton and decided to turn round the sun started to set. 

Which was really pretty, and all the wildlife started to come out. 

I even saw a deer! I counted 16 different animals I saw. 

So that was nice but then it was reallllyyyyy darrrrrkkkk but I only had a little way to go so it was ok. 

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Fireworks in the City

It was a clear night for fire works for a change! They were held for free in the city from the Castle so a group of friends and I went to go watch them. 

The area in front of City Hall was packed! We got drinks and hot dogs and then it was go time. 

The music choice was a little odd... very Pitbull heavy... 

It lasted about 15/20 minutes and then it was off on a bizarre pub crawl where we didn't go into any of the pubs, the city was so busy the pubs were rammed full of people 3 deep at the bar so I remembered a random little pub round the corner and off we went for a chat and a white wine spritzer. Fun!

Sunday, 2 November 2014

He's So Fancy, You Already Know

So I'm a crazy cat lady, and recently Mr Barclay and I have moved house... near a main road... so unfortunately Mr pussycat can't go out for now. 

Aww look he has a heart in his fur! Anyway... so I've bought him a few things lately to keep him amused. First off cat grass, this is really good, I got it at pets at home and you just add water (although you can buy the seeds alone if you're less lazy than I am - let's face it, you probably are). Only cost about £2! Bargain. And it's been a couple of days and the shoots are coming through. 

Secondly I bought him cat-nip bubbles which he really likes, at first they confused him but then he realised he could lick the bubble wand and have a short drug induced roll around on the carpet. 

Next up, feathers on a stick, the classic. He like's this if he's having a mad five minutes before bed time. 

I got him a cat harness too for him to explore the garden which went great until he figured out how to escape it! I'll be putting it on extra tight next time for little Houdini. 

But his favourite activity is watching outside the back garden window... 

For his enemies... squirrels, other cats, birds, bats. You name it, he hates it. 

Look at his new bow tie argyle collar, how sweet. And that's the kitty update for the new house.