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Although I have taken part in a “week in the life” from Ali Edward’s blog, I haven’t done a regular Daily Grind/Day in the life project in quite some time… So you shall notice quite a few changes around here…

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6.50am: Alarm goes off at 6.30 and I get up and briefly catch up on the news before I head out in to the kitchen to make myself some strawberry milk and my husband (change 1: I’m married!) his egg mayo sandwiches for work. I forgot to get myself something to put in sandwiches like a donut!

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6.59am: catching up on the weather but I’m not making that much notice as I’m getting ready myself and hubby is about to leave for work

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7.54am: I work in a new place now, after I was made redundant in January from my old job after being there for 8 years. I wave to the gate house guy as he signs me in and out.

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8.02am: Have started work and am eating breakfast and taking my medicine. I was diagnosed with colitis in July last year and have since had my meds doubled so I have to take another one later on.

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9.48am: First snack of the day, I have quite a thing for cheese LOL

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11.51am: Lunch isn’t far away but I can’t wait so I munch on some crisps for now.

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12.13pm: it’s almost lunch but I cave and eat my yogurt and head off to the water cooler to fill up on some water for my squash. That cup is my special cup from our honeymoon trip to Disney World!

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12.35pm: Lunch time, and this is why I cannot really take any photos. I work somewhere that the stuff being made is top secret!

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12.36pm: Hello car! Yup, I still like to sit in the back of my car at lunch time to relax πŸ˜€

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12.38pm: Ahhhh, feet up. And it’s nice and sunny, so I decide to leave my coat in the car as it didn’t start off so great.

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13.47pm: Ah yes, change number two: I’m pregnant LOL. baby is giving me a few kicks whilst I work on some invoices πŸ™‚

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14.58: The gatehouse guy brings in more invoices and a little treat for me! So, erm, I scoff it down LOL

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16.35pm: It’s hometime and genius I am left the coat in the car and it chucked it down with rain. I stick the heaters on in the car to warm up and dry off a bit! I check back to earlier and it does indeed say it was going to rain. I should have paid attention!

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17.16pm: I get home by 5 Mondays to Thursdays (Fridays are 1pm finish, I am spoiled!) , so I try and decide on some food as I really can’t wait for Gareth to come home. The yorkie pud meal is the winner!

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17.21pm: While the food is cooking, I do the washing up. My energy levels still haven’t picked up and I’m 19 weeks pregnant today. So lately around here, chores kinda get left as I am too tired.

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18.09: I catch up on Facebook, Feedly, twitter and Pinterest on my phone.

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18.44: Florida calling! We get a call from Matt on Facetime and then I leave Gareth to chat with him while I carry on doing a few bits πŸ™‚

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18.50: I love the Mum & Me range and I have the sleep mist, bubble bath, bump cream & shampoo! It’s time for a shower, and then I just veg out on the sofa. I’m not moving for anyone!

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20.01: The reason we love Thursdays! As Gareth plays World of Warcraft, first on TV is Big Bang Theory. I curl up on the sofa and relax!

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20.33: How I Met Your Mother, and it’s Barney’s bachelor party.

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20.59: That’s me done! I head off to bed as I can’t stay up any longer. Yes, there is more housework to do but I am absolutely shattered so Gareth stays up a little longer as I snuggle up to my pregnancy pillow. Β Night all!




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


It’s Wednesday which means it’s my 8:30 start today


I have a wash and get ready. Now I’m all set to go to work πŸ™‚


Y’see I thought this was too good to be true. I get to the traffic lights and it’s quiet – too quiet! But I carried on down the road and dammit, I was stuck in traffic for 10 minutes πŸ™


I’ve been on calls for an hour. I’ve had some right loonies phone up so far. I’m taking an emergency call and so the safety advice has come up on the screen… so I’m just reading that to the caller. I finish on phones at 10.


Yippee, it’s time for breakfast! cheese and ham toastie and a Cadbury fudge! It’s a bit hectic today so far.


Sophie’s being rude with her food again lol. Steffany is messing about with the blinds in the background and I’ve just realised I haven’t taken a pic in a while (because I’m sending meter details back) so I take a pic of the first thing I see lol


Phew, lunch time finally! I have loaded potato skins with cheese and sausage. This should last me until I get home after I go into town! I’m on lunch with Tina and Sarah. It’s so nice and sunny!


Work finished. I get to my mum’s office cos I get free parking, I come in to put my contact lenses in, thn I race off to the Opticians. I wear a headset similar to my mum’s at work.


Ah-ha. Evidence…. I get home to find my room in an absolute mess and I didn’t leave it like this, this morning. And I’m missing Β£7 – Stewart’s been in here and he’s stolen some of my money!! At least he could’ve left it tidy in here, and we have the family computer downstairs – this is MY computer dammit.


I have a very quick game of The Sims, but as I’m playing I can hear clopping outside. There’s two horses going up the road!


Mum finds a job in the local paper. Everyone was not impressed as we read something in the paper about the place where we work and we not informed of it. We photocopied it and stuck it on the noticeboard, and there’s many changes going ahead and we will be made redundant, so I try finding my CV to send off.


I couldn’t actually find an up to date one so I had to re-write it, and I’ve just finished. I shut down and have a quick wash.


No time to eat, so I grab a packet of crisps and head over to my mate’s house.


Spent an hour there, but then came back to wash my hair


My poor feet after all that walking. Time to go to bed now, with soaking wet hair >.<


I’m awake early again. My alarm is due to go off in 5 minutes how annoying >.<


All ready now, time to go to work πŸ™‚ This is my baby – the new car I got for my 21st. Well half of it because I paid for the other half πŸ˜‰ So this is my half you’re looking at, the drivers side!


I came to work and sat with Craig on dispatch before I started work. I check the rota and I’m scheduled in to take Gas Emergency calls until 9:30 (boo!) “Good morning, Transco Gas Emergency Service, how may I help you?” I’ve been told I don’t sound old enough to even be working, and that I sound 12 years old!


Asha, myself and Sedem all went to breakfast, so here’s the remaining food lol It’s OK, I start my diet next week!


Everybody hard at work: Ros, Sedem, Nigel (Asha who’s hiding!) but not Sophie and John lol! They pose for the camera for me πŸ™‚


It’s lunch time. I’m running low on credit so I needed to come to Tesco to get some more, so I offer to do a Tesco run for anyone who wants anything. Sedem and Asha come with me (Asha does a runner when I pull my camera out) so I’m following Sedem to get our “shopping list” for work.


I have my credit now, and I got some choccy and a sandwich πŸ™‚ but it’s back to work


lol, Sophie loves to sniff her Post-Its all day πŸ™‚ A guy called Rob (stood behind her) came over to chat to Nigel. She’s found that Pink Post-Its smell better than Yellow ones!


Vroom Vroom! Triggy bought me and Sophie and Kinder Surprise Egg one day and I got a bright pink car in it (Sophie got a jigsaw which is on her desk) but I’m not too keen on pink so I painted the car with tippex. Sadly, I play with it while I take emergency calls so the tippex is coming off!


Well, I finished work and drove home and quickly went on the family computer, as I don’t have access to the internet now in my room. I come and have a bath πŸ™‚


Snow! It’s going to snow tonight! Yessssssssssssss! Oh no wait – Noooo! I have work again tomorrow! It’s gonna be -3!


I went to my Mate’s house, but we have a lot of things to sort out so I didn’t take any pictures. I come home and luckily the dogs are outside which means parents are just about to go to bed, so I manage to sneak in.


I set the alarm… and put it on charge lol. Night night!


Even if it’s my half-hour late day I’m still tired, go away!


I watch GMTV til about half past when I start getting ready. Wednesdays I don’t have to start work until 08:30, score!


“Where’s your teddy?” “What happened to Homer and the furry dice… and the nodding dog?” I hear you ask! Well as of Saturday this won’t be my car any longer, I’m getting a new one! It’s an early 21st birthday present! I’ve taken everything out because early in the morning the new owner is looking over it.


I’m at work, and I’ve bought in some nibbles because we’re having a mini party. There won’t be much work to do today anyway so it’ll be a good chance to get my filing done and have a clean out of our e-mail box. I gave Sophie a lift to pick up her car yesterday so she got me a Galaxy Muffin… I’m gonna eat that now! lol


Breakfast time! Here’s the spread of food that everyone’s contributed to πŸ™‚ No one likes sitting at this desk cos it’s right next to the door, and no one’s really in today so that’s our buffet table!


It’s time for lunch. I grabbed some of our buffet before I came out and I’m listening to the iPod bought me for xmas. Asha’s sat next to me.


This is Ros and Sedem, and Asha’s sat to my left out of the camera view. Sedem’s sat in my place and Sophie’s gone to lunch so I’m sat at her desk. We’re having a bit of a chinwag about a few work related things.


Sophie’s back and John’s came over to eat some of our sweets too… Have we really eaten that much today!?


Work’s finished and my mate’s working 3-11pm. We finally figure out what’s happening tonight. They said I can stay over on one condition, I have to go to Asda and get some red wine, Strongbow and 2 pizzas. Better get moving then. I think they close at 6 but the traffic could be bad!


That was awful! They close at 5, Stewart called to find out where I was and got angry because I was running an errand for my mate when he’s been at home all day and my dad wants to change the batteries on our cars because I had a new one put on mine but we’re selling it. I would have taken a pic inside Asda but I could barely move and I have to hurry up and get home now so Stewart can go to Claire’s.


Deep calming breaths. Had to call my mate up and he has to pick me up after all because dad’s taking the car early in the morning. They said I had to drive over to theirs, but I call him and explain and he agrees to swing by after he’s finished work to pick me up, so I’m going to sit and watch my new DVD “2 Weeks Notice”.


Mmmm a nice hot bath, just what I need. My parents are all ready to go out now so I’m going in the bath.
I got out an hour later (all wrinkly like a prune lol) after my mate called to tell me he had got off work early and he’d call me later when he was ready to pick me up.


There’s an “Only Fools And Horses” special on TV. I love that show. While I’m watching, Mate calls to tell me he’ll be on his way. My hair is still soaking wet and I’ve not packed my overnight bag. Better get cracking!


I called Stewart to ask to borrow his duvet (blue stripes) as I’ll be sleeping on the floor tonight and he says it’s fine. So here’s my junk in my mate’s room. He picked me up after Only Fools and Horses finished at 9.


We sit and watch lots of TV. We’re watching K-Pax at the moment.


At 23:50 we start flicking through the channels (BBC1 and ITV) We watched some of the Hogmanay celebrations, but the outdoor stuff was cancelled due to poor weather conditions, but they still had Liberty X to perform lol.

We head off upstairs after 10 minutes and get ready for bed, watching “100 best TV moments of 2003” His parents come home at 1:15 ish with some friends and they invite us downstairs for a drink but we decide not to. We both finally drifted off to sleep at 3am πŸ™‚


Time to get up!


Got ready and it’s time to jump in my car


I arrive at work, got my muffin and orange drink. This is my new desk! We moved here last week.


Asha and Terry are in. One of these Grinds, I will catch her! lol


I got a bit bored (I have a short attention span) and I play with the Tweenie I got from my Happy Meal a few weeks ago. My battery ran out on my CD player, so I take them out and make him skate between them! lol


Breaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaakfast! Got bacon, hash brown, sausage and beans.


Lunch time now. Sat down and put a ton of jobs on so I didn’t fancy taking any pics of that! I’m sat with Sarah. Kelvin’s on holiday.


Few minutes to spare so we go for a walk outside seeing as it’s so nice. The only place to walk though is the car park πŸ˜‰


If only my days seem to go this fast! It’s time to go home now, but before I do I swing by Dispatch.


Stewart’s on the computer (he just ran off somewhere!) so I sit on my bed


Taz wants to play!


But he soon gives up and has a belly rub instead πŸ™‚


I fell asleep cuddled up to Taz but got up for my tea. Guess what it is? Chicken Kiev.


Seeing as Stewart has gone, I play on the computer. Just do normal stuff and work on my shop. Like the Heath Ledger wallpaper? πŸ˜‰


Hehe, listening to Evanescence! And singing along to the lyrics in the booklet.


Time for a bath but my parents are going to bed so I can only be 5 minutes.


Surprise, Stewart comes back and gets me off the computer. I tell him I need to be on just after 10. He stays on til 10:15.


Finish watching TV and it’s time for bed! Goodnight!


Hmph. Can’t sleep, so I try my relaxation machine thing. I fall asleep to a very dim blue light, going slightly light and dark to the sound of waves washing up on the shore…


11:29: I don’t usually go to bed this late, usually it’s at 10:30. I was working on my computer. I set my alarm on my Psion. Night everyone!


06:52: Time to get up! Psion goes off and I turn on the TV to GMTV.


06:59: I picked out my clothes just before I went to bed so it’s just a case of putting them on. I also have a habit of throwing stuff on the floor just before I sleep, hence the books, CDs and CD player still there!


07:04: Here’s all the stuff I need to get ready… Got my hair brush, scrunchie and clips, body spray, tooth brush & paste and finally my facial wipes.


07:14: All ready to go to work and plenty of time to spare. I leave my house at 7:25 every morning.


07:35: Typical! Stuck in traffic! It has only taken me about 10 minutes to drive from my house to here, and I’m almost at work!


07:47: Having said that, I got stuck at the next set of traffic lights, and then the set after that, so it added an extra 10 minutes! Here’s my desk all nicely tidy(ish) just how I left it yesterday πŸ™‚


I realised the time was set wrong on the camera so changed it to the right time. This is my breakfast – mini jaffa cakes, Galaxy Muffin (mmmmmmmm) and an orange drink from the vending machine. It’s on free vend!


No work has come through e-mail so mess about with our figures and stuff for Cross Meters (how many jobs received etc). I took it upon myself to do weekly and monthly graphs and write a small report (what I’m doing in the pic) about the workload received.

** The stupid batteries ran out on my camera! At 10am I went for breakfast and got some mini Cheddars, creme egg and my usual bottle of Cherry Coke. I didn’t eat them as Peter bought in cakes because it was his birthday. I then got a few jobs through and I put them on. Lunch is at 12:15 for me so I ask everyone if they want anything because I needed to go to Tescos to get some batteries. Only Kelvin wants something and I make a list for him! lol **


I got all the stuff except Kelvin’s roll. I also got a few extras πŸ™‚ There was a van parked next to me with a cute dog in it and I tried to get a pic but I guess he was camera shy cos he ran off to the back of the van!


It was raining slightly (hence windscreen wiper! lol) and I’m here driving up to the barrier to get into work. I have my card ready to get in


As soon as I walk in the door, Kelvin is sat on the chairs! I give him his drink. Doesn’t look too impressed with me taking a picture >.<


I see Asha as soon as I get back to my desk. She tries to hide behind her monitor so I can’t see her!


A few more jobs come in for me to do! YAY! That’ll keep me busy for a while


I catch Terry, Asha and Sophie in mid conversation, ironically about work πŸ™‚



I finish the few jobs that came in and I go over to talk to Sophie as I always do. She poses with her Miss Piggy for me. She got it from McDonald’s.



There’s the birthday boy! This is Peter. He generally keeps to himself and plods on with his work. Kelvin is with Jo in the background.



Sophie insists on taking my picture with Kermit, lol. I got him on a trip during lunch to McDonald’s down the road.



This is my lunch. I have cake, An Aero, Mars Bar my creme egg and Mini Cheddars from breakfast I didn’t eat and Baked Bean flavour Monster Munch. I eat everything except the Mini Cheddars, cake and Mars Bar.



I should start my own stationary set, what do you think? lol! I keep my stationary in that big box so no one will steal it and the box labelled “Box” has my stapler in it.



YAY! One whole job for me!


Asha works part time so she’s off home. She saw my grab my camera and she goes to run off πŸ™‚


Break time! Little late though. We have set breaks and I was supposed to take mine at 2:40. I work on my cross stitch of Tigger.


Another cake from Peter. This time I have a jam donut.


Home time! I’m a bit late going because I was stood talking to Kelvin who’s trying to make a sharp exit out of the picture over there on the right! Sophie waves goodbye to me.


I’m home after sitting traffic for a little! We have speed bumps in our neighbourhood, and I went over one and Nodding Dog’s head came off!!


Buster and Taz are sat on my bed to say hello to me πŸ™‚ Buster looks a bit guilty for my liking…


While I sit waiting for an eternity for Stewart to finish in the stupid bathroom, I watch “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Live”


Time to wash my hair and stuff! I work on my websites and stuff…


… and totally lose track of time! CRAP! I’m supposed to be at my mates!! Time to shut down, lol.


He saw me coming and opened the door for me. Spot of rain on the camera there.


This is me peeling off the label from my bottle of Cherry Coke cos he’s collecting the tokens. I don’t want my pic taken though so I hide lol. My hair is still soaking wet too.


Top Of The Pops is on. Macy Gray’s in the picture. Busted are at the end of the show because they’re number one πŸ™‚


Now it’s time for Eastenders! Phil’s talking to Sharon about her brother Dennis.


I personally think this show is soooooo under rated!! It’s called “My Family” I love it!!


“Lenny Henry In Pieces” comes on. This is near the end, my favourite part of the show – the polar bear animation! That polar bear is putting an egg next to the other one and it wakes up and thinks it’s given birth to an egg. It hatches and it’s actually a crocodile, and it bites him, and he throws his arms about and then the croc goes flying. The mother polar bear says: “It’s the hardest thing about being a parent… knowing when to let go…” I’m creasing by now! HAHAHA! It was very funny!


I go home and I play on my computer and drink some chocolate milk πŸ™‚ Desk is a bit messy though >.<


Bit late now, so I shut down the computer.


PJs and my hair brush πŸ™‚


Good night everyone πŸ™‚


Ugh, It’s 6:30 in the morning and the alarm on my psion wakes me up. Time to turn on the lamp and TV.


After 20 minutes of just laying in bed I suppose it’s time I’d better get up! I have my clothes picked out and my reindeer antlers ready!


Right, time to go to the bathroom. I have to clean my teeth, brush my hair and put tinsel in it and cleanse my face too with my face wipes.


I have to drive to work now, and it’s still dark! I start at 8am. Can you see my nodding dog in the back and my white teddy bear in the front?


Hooray! At work! If you can read it, the phone rings: “Hello Kirsty”, and then has my Extension number πŸ™‚ I’m all signed in on my phone and I’ve signed in on the Admin sheet.


This is my (unorganised) desk. Lots of paperwork, just the usual stuff.



Asha’s started work. She’s just logging on to her computer.


Breakfast time. Or at least something to tide me over until my first break, seeing as I never really have breakfast before I go to work in the morning πŸ™‚ It’s mini Jaffa Cakes and Apple and Pear soft drink from the vending machine. And for some reason my “Chatterbox” pack of tissues.


Everyone is in now, except Peter. He starts at 10 and generally keeps himself to himself. Sophie, Khalid, Terry and and Asha are all hard at work. It’s going to be a slow day for me!


At last! First break, I’ve been here 2 hours now. Let’s see I have a bacon roll, tomato sauce and some Cherry Coke. I was given a Xmas card with a fairy on by Sophie. We went to break together and she got toast and hash browns.


It’s ME! And I’m hard at work with the few jobs that came through on e-mail. Don’t you just Looooooove my reindeer antlers? They’re almost as good as the woman stood at the team leader’s desk behind me. She has a nice green Mrs Claus type outfit on. That’s Josephine who sits on my right on the Enquiries desk.


Another picture of me at my desk. My tinsel was falling out of my hair.


I wander off to Kelvin’s desk to see what he’s up to. Look at the greedy pig! All that chocolate! I’d better give him a hand there…


Kelvin opens the Maltesers for me to have some. I think I ate about 2 or 3 and one of the Miniature Heroes. He has a ton of work toΒ do.



Meanwhile back at my desk, the inbox is empty. I walk over to Sophie’s de

sk and catch up on the latest gossip with her. Not anything else to do!


12.42 and it’s lunch. I have the coke left over from earlier and some chips and beans. Half portion – 40p. I’m sat with Sarah. Kelvin comes out for his 10 minute break and then leaves.


No work at all for me on e-mail, so I draw a picture in paint. Festive, huh? I’ve been given another card by Sarah this time. I’m bored.


Finally, some work to do! I have 2 jobs to add to my incoming sheet (I have to keep a record of how many jobs we receive) Only an hour and a half to go and that’ll take me all of 10 minutes to do!


My final 10 minute break. Mars Bar, a sweet from Julie and what’s left of my coke.


I’m sat with Sarah (red top) Amy (Kelvin’s gf in the beige) and Kelvin. Amy doesn’t want her picture taken. Party pooper.


After all of 8 jobs all day, the work starts coming in… and I have less than half an hour to go! Most people were asked if they wanted to go home and use up Lieu time but I didn’t see the point.



Home time πŸ™‚ Sophie waves goodbye to me. Bye bye! Let’s see, I’ve signed out, signed off my phone, logged out and taken my headset to my locker – someone might take it!


Crank up the volume! I listen to my mix tape of Hanson “Snowed In” and Destiny’s Child “8 Days Of Xmas”. There’s Homer air freshner and my white teddy bear πŸ™‚


Right, I’m home and I’ve put my cards together. These are only a few I have, the rest are in the lounge.


Stewart comes into my room to wrap his presents for everyone, and asks to borrow some wrapping paper.


Better have some tea before I go out. Ham and Cheese Chicken Kiev and more beans!


Might as well watch some TV too. It’s celebrity Weakest Link… There was nothing else on, honestly!


I’m going to wash my hair and have a bath now. lol, cheap Asda shampoo and some Avon Lavender body wash!


Better dry my hair cos I don’t want to catch a cold when I go out. I still have the tinsel on my shoes. I might as well listen to Snowed In too while it’s there πŸ™‚


I’m going to check my e-mail and go to Dodo’s board.


I decide it’s a better idea to wrap my last remaining presents, but there’s a problem. Stewart’s used all my wrapping paper! That’s all I have! What am I going to do?


I wrapped up the t-shirt in a little bit of gold wrapping but I had to fold it tiny! Dad’s toilettries went in the one scrap. As for Stewart’s gf’s toilettries I’ll have to wrap them in a bag. It’s Monty Mouse there, he sings Jingle Bells and his nose flashes!


Arrive at my friend’s house house. I only expect to be there until 9:30pm. I take the big bag of presents for his family over too. I’m going to his nan’s house for dinner tomorrow.


EASTENDERS! Jamie’s on his death bed because of Martin Fowler’s driving skills. Can’t miss a moment of this, it’s my fav soap!


After Eastenders, The Mummy comes on TV. We watch that until Kevin comes over. That’s Kev in the grey top. He was supposed to be over at 8pm, but in Kev Time that was gone 8:30pm. We were going to go to The Turmut Hoer (pub that’s behind me and you can’t see) but instead go to the One Stop Shop to get alcohol and head back to Rich’s house (has his back to me with the dark top on)


We arrive at Rich’s house to watch a bit of TV and socialise. Look Who’s Talking was on, but no one seemed interested in it and so we just chatted. We were getting ready to leave, debating on whether to go back to the Turmut and hope that the queues had gone down. Everyone stares at the sound system in the back of Rich’s car…


We’re back at my friend’s house, drinking some more, eating Chocolates and playing cards with his mum, sister and his mum’s friend. Kevin and Lisa are truly getting into the Xmas spirit! I haven’t had a drop to drink.


Kevin tries explaining some good tips for playing cards… lol, nope. They were discussing their plans for the rest of the night. After this pic was taken they went to Midnight Mass where the plan was to get drunk and sing carols really loudly! I was invited to stay over, but after another 2 hours…


I’m back home. I got a glass of milk and a Cadbury Trifle to eat before I go to bed. I haven’t eaten since my tea over 6 hours ago!


Can’t go to bed without pinching a present from under the tree to open as soon as I wake up… Like the Xmas tree?


Pajamas, and hot water bottle… I’m all ready for bed!


I’m going to finish off “I Love 1983” before I go to sleep. I was born that year! Good night everyone, and Merry Xmas!!