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Alarm’s gone off and it’s time to get up and take a shower and wash my hair. I was too busy to wash my hair last night before bed lol!


Once I’m out the shower and my hair is relatively dry, I sit down and watch the weather and news on GMTV… We’re under the 9 above Bristol lol. I’m eating Coco Pops, but I ran out of milk so I’m using UHT.


Lunch box made, hair completely dry, everything ready for work… and there’s frost tonight oh no!


Traffic wasn’t too bad today, which was nice πŸ™‚ Here’s my messy desk… and that huge pile of contracts is still there! AHHHH! I get started straight away on finishing my invoices from yesterday. Don’t feel like a hot chocolate this morning.


Now all my Self Drive invoices are finished, I get on and type out all the operated ones, ready for printing. My throat starts to feel really funny. I hope I’m not coming down with anything!


Lunch time. My time has been moved to 12 o’clock now. I sit in the old reception area which is closed off and full of archive boxes lol. Peace and quiet, seeing as I can’t sit in my car at lunch times anymore. I have my Christmas Creating keepsakes mags (the last lot of mags about Xmas I haven’t read this year yet!) and I sit and play animal crossing and brain training on my DS, all while eating my lunch: cheese and salad cream sandwiches, packet of discos, maltesers, twix and because I run out of yoghurts I have some poppy and sesame seed biscuit thins.


Back upstairs at my desk and busy with work!


This is one of my favourite things to do lol. I just check through the sheet, make adjustments, and I get to highlight the machines in pretty colours!


Right, now it’s time for my monthly shop. I do on occasion pop into Morrisons supermarket to pick up things like bread and milk when I need it, but today is my main shopping day!


I get soup, Rice Pudding, Squash, pizzas, Chocolate, some more cereal because I ate the last of it this morning (and I pick up some porridge to have now it’s getting colder in the mornings!) longlife milk for emergencies (like this morning!), chicken nuggets… my usual stuff… I have the sweetest till lady who helps me pack because I’m not feeling well still.


I got home, unpacked all the shopping and head straight back out again to mum and dad’s house when Buster comes running down the stairs to say hello! I help dad with his e-mails and check some things online with him and chat to mum when she got home from the gym.


back home again lol. Check my own e-mails and bloglines, and begin writing the minutes of Tuesdays dance committee meeting ready for our show in April. Lots to do! I have to find a venue in 2 weeks! I check yellow pages and some websites to get some ideas.


I take a small break and watch Scrubs on E4 + 1, then flick over to E4 ready for Friends at 8pm… Once that’s eaten, I go back to the computer to carry on with minutes and committee stuff.


Time for bubble bath! I feel rough! *sniff cough* Seeing as I’ve read all Xmas magazines now, I find 2 old mags to read and try and get some DIY present ideas. I love to read in the bath. You can normally find a few magazines or books tucked under my sink lol.


Finished, time for brushing teeth!


and bed time to start all over again in the morning – but it’s my last day tomorrow until I get a week off, yippee!


7.28 – Haha, hit my snooze button. I get far too tired and I had dance class last night and it was a late one cos we’re rehearsing for the Xmas show! Just laying in bed watching GMTV πŸ™‚


7.48 – I’m up, washed and dressed. They’re doing a poll on the TV as to whether Trick or Treating should be banned. They’ve also been discussing banning fireworks last week for Guy Fawkes night on 5th November.


7.58 – Just checking the weather before I leave. It’s going to be getting cold by the end of the week. Eek!


8.19 – Here’s my computer. And look! My top tray is EMPTY! It’s only taken me a few months to get that done lol. I make myself a hot chocolate and get straight to work πŸ™‚


11.51 – Woah, I’ve been busy! I come downstairs to cover reception which has now been moved into the skip department so I have some company as opposed to being on my own as in the old reception you were isolated from everyone. I was so hungry I went out to see the sandwich lady who comes around in her little car, and I had some BBQ mini cheddars! I discuss Halloween with the people around and they all agree with banning Trick or Treating, saying it’s an American thing anyway.


13.07 – Lunch time! Eating habits are still very much the same after all these years! lol. I’m also reading Billie Piper’s autobiography. I only bought it Sat and I’ve nearly finished. Great reading, I can’t put it down!


15.25 – Look at all my stationary with my names on them lol. They go walkies otherwise! Been quite a nice afternoon with 5 of us girlies in the office.


17.00 – home time! I wander off to my car, and get stuck in all the traffic on the way home…


17.31 – Home now πŸ™‚ Welcome to my messy desk! As you can see I’m using the cybershot and not my Nikon (which I love!) cos it’s sat on my desk. Time to check my mail and stuff. Dad said there’s been no trick or treaters (no surprise there) but he takes the batteries out of the doorbell so that we can’t hear it when they press it. I’m also under strict instructions not to open the door should anyone knock. The one night of the year everyone pretends to be out


17.40 – The fireworks are off. Guy Fawkes night on Sunday so you generally get it over a week before and a week after. Poor Taz and Buster hates those fireworks!


19.49 – I’m a little bored and thinking of things to do. I’ve not written in my journal for ages, so I decide to do a little bit of artwork in there. The quote I found at lunch time reading Billie’s book, the Paisley stamp is Purple Onion from a Self Addressed kit ages ago, and the Journalling stamp is Autumn Leaves. Had to try it out, I bought the set of stamps on Saturday πŸ™‚


19.56 – I put some food in the oven and come up for a bath. Mmm, nice relax in some bubbles!


20.29 – Man, I’ve been really hungry today. Possible because the last time I ate yesterday was lunch time cos I had dance and no time for anything else. Making up for it today though!


20.53 – Welcome to my craft area! Uh… Excuse the mess lol. This is where all the magic happens – not on the table obviously. No room lol. I’m fast running out of storage space for all my stuff! And there’s those Autumn Leave stamps I was saying about on top of the album pile next to my Yankee Candle πŸ™‚


21.27- This is my project affectionately known as “the encyclopedia”. It’s an Encyclopedia all about me, and I’ve been working on it since January. Inspired by the book “Encyclopedia of an Ordinary life” by Amy Krouse Rosenthall, and an album idea by Cathy Zielske. This has been THE scrapbooking project of the year! Parents have gone to bed and we’ve had no Trick or Treaters at all.


22.27- I upload a few more photos to this here page, then I blog very very quickly because it’s time for bed! Β Number of Trick or Treaters: 0


22.55- I finally jump into bed and set my alarm tomorrow. Dad said it’s going to be cold tomorrow just before he went to bed and told me to get up earlier. Cold? I doubt that very much

01/11/06: The temperature did in fact drop. It has been about 14 degrees C or more all week. This morning it was 3c, and highs of just 8c. Next time I will listen to my dad.

See if you can spot the recurring object…


Thank heavens it’s Friday! Switch on the TV to catch up on the news on GMTV


I’m up and ready… and off to work! Yes, parked out the stupid front again (grr @ neighbour!)]


These are the traffic lights right before work. We stopped so I could take a piccie… Someone painted smilies on the green! There’s also a postman who’s always stood at the side of the road by the Royal Mail office in his shorts in every weather. Unfortunately the traffic was moving so I couldn’t get a shot of him. Next time though! That’s work in the background – you can see all the blue from our lorries.


Parked up and walking to the building now. I start work as soon as I get in, but I’m unable to take piccies inside really.


Breakfast time! Far cry from the canteen we had at Transco, I grab a Fitness bar from my lunch box… The guys downstairs are eating their MacDonalds can you believe – a toasted deli sandwich and 2 orders of fries! But I’m being a good girl!


These are the stairs I walk up and down several times a day to get to my paper work and folders etc. I have a query so I’m off to see a colleague.


I relieve the receptionist so she can go for her lunch, so if you ever ring us between 12 and 1, you’ll be speaking to me! lol. Phones get a bit manic!


Lunch time πŸ™‚ I got my iPod and Creating Keepsakes magazine to keep me entertained along with ham and pickle sandwiches, Bacon wheat Crunchies, jaffa cakes, chocolate mousse and 2 fun sized choc bars. I sit in the back of my car for lunch and get nice and cosy… And take off my shoes and put up my feet as you can see my funky black and green socks! lol


Back to work. I love to gaze out the window sometimes… The weather is icky and grey! This is my view from MY window (yup my very own window!) It’s better when the leaves have fallen off the trees as you can see all the cars going past on the dual carriageway in front.


I spent the rest of the afternoon doing my filing downstairs πŸ™‚ I enjoy being downstairs with the guys cos they’re so funny and the drivers and customers come in and you get to say hello and meet new people. But I’m home now, looking at UKS, and I decide to look at Ali’s “top internet finds” from CK October 2005 issue. I end up playing at COLOUR IN MOTION for a while lol! Haha, and there’s Hanson’s heads poking out from behind the mag. *waves* hello Taylor!


Microwavable sausage and mash. Yum(!)


Time for a bath before I think about going to my friends house who finishes work at 8pm.


I get to my mates house and they tempt me with Thornton’s chocolates… so I finish off the packet!


I get sleepy and come home to check on my site Degraded Digital which went “live” about 8 ish. Lots of positive comments πŸ™‚ Now I’m off to sleep!


I just had a call from my mate. We had a slight falling out (another reason I came home early) but they called and we sorted it out. Now I’m really off to sleep!

Did you spot the object…?





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My lipsmackers lip balm!

Where? 10.03 by my fitness bar, 13.08 on my lunch box lid, 18.09 by my tea, 20.59 under the choccies