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sad times [Aug. 7th, 2009|11:17 am]
Today I am incredibly sad regarding the death of John Hughes - my favourite film director. The man was such an amazing writer, his films have had such an effect on me. I can't stop crying this morning, I will truly miss him - to me this is a much more significant death than the loss of MJ. So here's to the rest of today which will be spent watching some of the best moments in movie history and most certainly the defining films of the 1980s.

'...And these children that you spit on, that try to change their worlds are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through...'
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Latest Travels... [Jul. 23rd, 2009|09:41 am]
[mood |boredbored]


I am going on a barge holiday in the north of England for a week in August with 5 lads and 2 girls. I am very concerned about the amount of alcohol that will be consumed.


We are taking Rory's parents to Finland for the weekend to meet my parents for the first time. In my head I have already envisioned all kinds of 'meet the parents' scenarios...


Birthday week in Las Vegas - tbc dependent on funds (fingers crossed)

2009 tbc - Singapore/Maldives 2/3 weeks - work purposes only (and providing I get to keep my job). boo!

Other Stuff

Currently renting prison break series 4, so far I am not overly impressed. They just seem like they are rushing to try and tie up all the loose ends/characters.

Tonight i'm starting 80s dance classes - they supposedly teach you how to do all the classics, Thriller, Footloose etc - we'll see what happens!
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stuff what I've been up to... [Apr. 1st, 2009|01:35 pm]
[Current Location |high holborn]
[mood |okayokay]

so I've been spending the past couple of months adjusting to life in London which is pretty overwhelming, very busy, noisy, and of course expensive. It is also however, full of wonderful interesting places and people, the word boredom can never be used here. I have already made four very dear friends and probably done wonders for my cv/career. So whilst I seem to have settled in quite wwll and love it here, poor Rory is not having such an easy time.

He is still struggling to find a permanent job, and after two months of living in London with no joy - it's really starting to put a strain on things. He is trying so hard but I can just see how desperately miserable he is, and I feel responsible as I was the one who wanted him to move here with me. If he had not come with me to London, I'm pretty sure I would have stayed in Northampton and just commuted down here as I can't go even a day without being near him. There is also the fact that he doesn't have any friends down here and I think he is very lonely as I am at work all day and often have social events to attend which are work related. I feel bad for him, I love him with everything I have and yet I am pretty much the reason he is so miserable. I don't know what to do.

Moving on from this we have a holiday soon to look forward a whole 10 days of uninterrupted us time in sunny Malta. We will take a day trip to Sicily to look for mafia and we're going to try swimming with dolphins - one of those things that is always on those lists "things you must do before you are killed"

what else has happened...hmm oh I just spent the past 2 weeks watching the first 3 series of prison break, stared in disgust at the blatant case of camel toe in The Unborn (which sucks), eaten out at lots of restaurants using 2 for 1 vouchers,I also have spent two weeks incorrectly filling out passport application forms.

I have to say I do not miss Northampton at all- in fact I loathe it even more now, but unfortunately I shall be returning on Saturday for the day as I have a hair appointment.
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greetings from London! [Feb. 8th, 2009|01:13 pm]
[mood |happyhappy]

This is my first update since moving to London two weeks ago, so much has happened.

Firstly, Rory and I have now fully moved into our flat in Highgate. It's small but it's big enough for the three if us (the cat being person 3). It's a beautiful old Victorian building but the flat has just been completely refurbished with wooden floors, brand new bathroom and kitchen. We have had a few problems because we are the first people to live in it for a number of years, mainly to do with the hot water and a leaky pipe. These are now sorted thankfully, we have wireless internet access but I am still without television as the aerial hasn't been installed yet :( This is driving me slightly bonkers as I have missed about three weeks worth of Eastenders. I still have my books and our mammoth collection of dvds to watch though.

My new job is great, if not a little stressful. I knew it would be hard work though and that there would be a lot to learn. It doesn't take too long to get into work in the mornings which is good, half an hour on the tube. I work in a really swanky office building in High Holborn, I have a massive desk next to the window with a fantastic view of the Gerkin (sp) and the Tower of London. My boss, Fiona is fantastic, really friendly and lovely to work for. My job is to help her out with all the marketing for a 5 star luxury hotel company, we look after the properties in the maldives. Part of my training will be to visit the resorts (I know it sounds awful) a trip that would normally cost thousands of pounds! It's a really busy office and its hard work but I love it. I'm finally getting to get involved in pr and media which is what I always wanted to do, we've just done a deal with Vogue magazine which is really exciting!

Rory is doing well too, he was finding it a little more difficult to adjust at first than me, mainly because he hadn't found a job down here yet and he was spending his days alone. He has been amazing to me though and has really looked after me and helped me settle in, I would be lost without him. Things are looking up for him now though, he has full time hours at a bar two minutes up the road, and on Tuesday he has an interview for a job at at television company, which if he gets I will be mega jealous!

Last night I met up with my friend Sar who was in London for the weekend, we went out in Soho and spent way too much money. It cost £10 to get into this club and a vodka and lemonade was £8! So not worth it, it was horrid dance music and full of sleazy guys. Ugh. It was nice to meet up with her though.

Today Rory and I are walking up the road to Highgate Village, we're going exploring and photo taking (mainly in highgate cemetary) and then we're going for lunch at Pizza Express. They have a fantastic deal on this week, a starter, main course and glass of wine/beer for £10. Then afterwards we're going down to Covent Garden, the BAFTA awards are taking place there tonight and I'm going celebrity spotting!
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A fucking great week! [Jan. 17th, 2009|09:33 pm]
I have possibly had the best week ever! For 4 reasons:

1. Brand new series of 24 started on Monday and it fucking rocks

2. On Thursday I got offered this incredible job in London which I really wanted. I accepted it and I start on the 26th January, I also get an amazing salary and free holidays to the maldives/dubai/thailand

3. I put a deposit down on a beautiful flat today in Highgate which I move into with Rory next Saturday! The area is beautiful, the flat is beautiful and I got it cheaper than it was advertised for!

4. I am incredibly pissed due to 3 nights of celebrations that I finally made it out of the shithole that is northampton and down to london with an amazing job in the city and an amazing apartment and an amazing boyfriend! I literally have everything I ever wanted right now!!! (Yes I know i'm being a smug bitch but it comes after 12 months of being manically depressed)
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friday nights are boring... [Feb. 1st, 2008|09:04 pm]
[Current Location |at home]
[mood |tiredtired]
[music |absolute garbage]


Been a while since I've updated so I thought maybe I should attempt something...

I've not been out much lately as it's been cold, i've been trying to save money and the soundhaus doesn't really appeal to me much anymore. The last two times I have been in there has been semi-sober and I have just become utterly depressed in the hole of the building that it is. I also seem to spend most of my time people watching. It's funny the way people interact in that place; 90% of them are full of shit. Anyway I guess as a result of not going out much I feel a bit out of the loop which is annoying because I miss chatting to the people I like.

I'm house hunting at the moment, it's not gone too well so far, I think I'm being too fussy. I think I've become too accustomed to just living with my dad in a nice big house where everything is free and he makes me dinner when I get home from work :) I suppose I need to move though, Rory really wants us to live together and I am 25 years old!

Work is good actually, I managed to get a £300 bonus last month which is going in my holiday fund. I have made a new little life for myself in Coventry I actually feel more at home there now than I do in Northampton.

Tomorrow I'm taking Rory up to the Lake district for a romantic weekend. It's an early Valentines present as no doubt he'll be stuck working Valentines weekend in the Soundhaus. I'm a bit concerned as the news said that a lot of snow fell there today and a load of pensioners got trapped? We have a fun 4 hour drive to get there as it is.

Er that's about it at the moment I think, I've been spending most nights with Rory or watching my Ugly Betty dvds, playing the Sims 2 on my DS and reading Stephen King (just finished On Writing).

Ooh I almost forgot last Saturday in my attempts to be a better girlfriend I cooked a three course meal from scratch and it actually tasted nice!
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Happy New Year Everyone! [Jan. 1st, 2008|10:40 am]
[mood |happyhappy]

I hope you've all had an amazing Christmas and New Year, mine was great :D I got a Nintendo DS for Christmas so Ive been playing mario & zelda non-stop for about a week. I ate ridiculous amounts of food and received masses of chocolate.

New Year me and Rory went up to the Edwards club night (now at a new venue obviously) in Birmingham and I pleased to say it is still as great as ever. There were 3 rooms and the music was brilliant in all of them. I really liked that they played cheesy music at midnight so everyone could sing along, Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody and Acdc - Whole Lotta Rosie :D They also played loads of rammstein and nine inch nails in the goth room.

On friday im off to Finland for the weekend, got tickets for an icehockey game on saturday also I plan on enjoying the complete lack of a smoking ban again as I much prefer nightclubs to be smoky and dark rather than full of body odour as they are now.

Next wednesday I go back to work, unfortunately I couldn't convince them to let me have more than 2 weeks off!

Today Im enjoying 24 day on sky 2, although I plan on taking a break later to watch mary poppins :)
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ugh [Dec. 7th, 2007|02:56 pm]
[mood |nauseatednauseated]

am suffering from monster hangover today. Apparently doing lines of shots in reflex is not a good idea.

I have decided to postpone my christmas shopping til tomorrow. Today I have been mostly watching my name is earl on dvd, I love it. It's so nice to have a day off work I went 2 weeks with only one day off I thought I was gonna die.
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hi everyone.. [Dec. 3rd, 2007|07:04 pm]
Not much new stuff going on at the moment, been working loads (6 day weeks are not good!) but have a nice long weekend to make up for it this week. I have gone on a diet as of last weekend as I decided my stomach and arse were making me want to peuk. Ive been realy good so far although I seem to be getting hungrier a lot quicker :(

Going to Edwards and maybe reflex on thursday, not sure about saturday yet... ooh I finally got tickets to see masque of the red death in london, yay!

err I don't really have much else to say, apart from its been an expensive month as all my stuff as decided to break at the same time, my dvd player, then my phone, now my ipod has died :(
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update stuff [Nov. 19th, 2007|07:26 pm]
So this week has been a month since I started working in Coventry, I've started to make some really good friends now. Last Thursday was my first night out in Coventry which was er...interesting to say the least. I thought people in Northampton were weirdos... I also made my first trip to Coventry city during the day last week due to the fact that I had to get a temporary replacement phone as somebody kicked mine off the bed and it's now broken. I got lost in the city centre and it took me an hour to find my way back to work. I stayed in Coventry on Thursday night and came home for the weekend. I really need to consider moving closer to work as the commute is really getting tedious now.

I had a quiet weekend mostly, Friday night I did nothing except sleep off the night before. On saturday I went into town, blew £100 on new clothes and took my phone to get fixed. Saturday night I stayed in ate a fat burger and watched James Bond movies. Yesterday I went to Cadbury world and ate loads of free chocolate. I dont know how impressed Rory was with it, I think he was expecting it to be like the Willy Wonka factory or something. Sadly there were no oompa loompas or glass elevators.

Im growing increasingly worried that I may start getting a Brummy/Coventry accent as I am surrounded by these people all day :o If I start sounding like this please hit me in the face.

I've also started planning my next holiday which i'm gonna book after Christmas. 2 weeks in sunny Los Angeles and a long weekend in Las Vegas. Hopefully I'll come back a married woman. -Just kidding.
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