Friday, December 19, 2008

last day at work

it's my last day at work today til 2009! hurrah! i get to lay in bed late as i like for 2 weeks!
feels like Christmas come early! hehe

here is my festive top five:

5 Goodies! Mince pies and mulled wine are yummy!

4 Christmas albums - i love them! I just got Phil Spector's and I have 2 by Elvis, what's not to love about people singing about Christmas?!

3 Christmas movies! Every year i love to watch Scrooged, It's A Wonderful Life and White Christmas... and they never get tired! The Muppets Christmas Carol, Home Alone, Meet Me In St Louis - there's so many you could be festive til March! hehe

2 Festive Accessories. One year i worked Christmas Day I dressed up as an angel.. i just think if people make an effort a better time is had by all! So this year i have the very understated festive earrings. Today they are litte red stockings, but i also have some reindeer and candy sticks - awesome!

1 Being with your family! (Aw! What a schmaltzy number one!) Peeling sprouts for my mum, wearing your best Xmas jumper and grazing on boxes and boxes of chocolates, what bliss!

Wishing everyone who reads my little blog a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

to Beatle or not to Beatle...

i saw this clip for the first time earlier this year, it rocks!

Friday, December 12, 2008

sick girl

so i booked the day off work a couple of months back so i could go to my man's work xmas do and not have to worry about getting up at 4am, as any sane person would, so what happens? i get sick!
what a crock!
the office has been crawling with winter bugs for about 2 months and while i almost caught one a couple of weeks back one finally got me! i protested to my boss that today should really be a day off sick not a day's hard earned holiday but he gave me short shrift...
so here i am, in bed with some cold & flu tablets to stifle my fever/ headache symptoms, apple juice, lemon&ginger tea, water and cough syrup to stop the glass-in-my-throat pain and a box of aloe infused tisses for my seriously sneezing schnozz! haha i'm tooled up baby!
thank goodness for the internet! being sick is sooooooooo DULL!
i just loaded up on chick flicks for the coming hours... i have St Trinians starring the sexy Russell Brand which i know will be awful but i wanna see anyway (sometimes trash is good for you!), then we have SATC The Movie, and to get a bit festive The Holiday... pure schmaltz to make me feel warm inside!
i have nobody to fetch for me today which is a bit of a shame, but i do have a pizza in the freezer should my appetite come back today - good times!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

wide eyed sober

never been to a work do sober before... god they're really boring! haha

now i don't want to sound ungrateful because i know how expensive company Christmas parties can be and its nice they make an effort but simply put, a bunch of people who work together don't necessarily a party make!

as part of my new healthier lifestyle i decided not to tip all the free booze i could grab down my neck at this years festive do but i was quickly alarmed to find myself yawning!

now this could easily be because this year working the morning shift has meant come midnight my brain turns into a pumpkin! haha but also trying to chat to drunk people when you yourself are not drunk is a wee bit tiresome, boring and best kept to a minimum!

the good thing is i didn't embarrass myself for once, i didn't fall over and i didn't spill any drinks! how cool is that?!

though without the booze to numb the pain my ankles hurt a lot in those high heels! haha

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

the gene pool

back in the late 1800s a French painter called Paul Gauguin painted this picture of his mother Aline. a friend of mine came across it and it reminded him of me - hey my nostrils aren't that big?! haha

i can see the resemblence and it made me think how similar people look across the globe and how you can see family resemblence across generations...

put simply, the gene pool don't feel so big today!