Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Early Starts!

Today is my third day of early starts at work to avoid the Olympic mayhem.
I am enjoying seeing London first thing in the morning and also getting home super early.  So far, London is really quiet and there has been little travel disruption. hoping it stays that way.  Getting home at 3:50pm makes me feel like I am coming home from school!  I get my drink and snack and get to work on some craft before it's even dinner time! Amazing!

My current craft of choice is paper cutting.  My very lovely friend Ana gave me a voucher for The Make Lounge and I chose to do the Paper Cutting class as I figure it would require minimum expenditure to do it a home and I was correct. Armed with my Scalpel I am happily working my through my August birthday list and cutting up tiny pieces of paper! Hope everyone appreciates it.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Olympics Madness

One of my projects at work over the last few months has been Olympic planning!
Looking at how we as a business might be affected and how we can ensure the continued smooth running or our Head Office and that our staff are safe as they travel around.  After much discussion, a number of meetings and attending briefings by various organisations linked to travel in London and groups within the location of our office we have a plan.

So for the main 2 weeks of the Olympics I will be working 7:30am to 3:30pm!  After dragging myself out of bed this morning at 7:30am I am not too sure how up for this I really am.

London Bridge Station staged an Olympics travel "rehearsal" this morning and I assume it will be in place this afternoon also.  As one who uses the station regularly I found that all the people with their recorded megaphones pointing in random directions and those shouting out directions a little confusing. The station was busy as usual, and as most of us knew where we needed to go it was chaotic but OK.  However add in a million people from the rest of world, I am not too sure it will be the same story.

When I arrived at work, I was talking with my deaf colleague about his experience at London Bridge this morning.  He said it was very confusing, with people pointing etc..  I am aware that TFL are employing people who speak various different languages to be at stations all over London to help the tourists, but are they providing signers for our deaf colleagues and friends?

I am intrigued to see how things play out this afternoon, as from what I can work out you need to know which platform your train is leaving from to know where you need to queue.

Great Britain better win a whole lot of gold medals to make all this mayhem and madness worthwhile!

Roll on September...

Tuesday, July 03, 2012


I have decided to re-launch my blog!
Not sure I have loads to say, but looking back, many things have changed since 2008.

So here I am the Pastors Wife...

Sunday, February 17, 2008

the week that was

Gosh this week feel like it has been an emotinal rollercoaster. It started with my Nana having major heart surgery on Monday morning. Praise God that less than week later she is doing amazingly well. Various other stuff has gone on through out the week.

I am not doing so well with this whole lent thing! I think I will start again next week. I figure God is all about Grace and second chances!

Investigated joining the gym but have decided that it is too many pennies and I need to find cheaper exercise options!

I must get fit and loose weight, so many weddings, so little time!!

Friday, February 08, 2008

migraines 2008

Today and Monday I was off work having woken very early both mornings with a migraine. Not fun I have to say. Today I thought I was feeling better, went for a walk around the block and when I came back had to go back to bed for an hour! It's rubbish, I can feel all the tension in my neck so am trying to chill out. This is made harder by lots of stuff going on!
Boy am I glad it's the weekend and that Pete is home after a week away at college! Missed him lots this time, despite being quite used to him going away these days!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

my new friends!

Sadly Pete has left me for a week of college in Derbyshire from today.
Thankfully though, I have discovered on our BT box The Hills season 2 for free! Hooray! So now I am hanging out with Lauren & Heidi!!!
Also hanging out with my secret crush Jason Donavan and his autobigraphy!
I think Pete needs to head back soon!!!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

wedding stationary

Have spent the last few days being a bit crafty! It's been a while but I had fun. I was making some prototype wedding invitations for my Brother and his fiance. They may not like them, but I have definately enjoyed myself.
Have also tried to crochet but as of yet am a bit rubbish! Am thinking I must try harder, however it is in my nature to give up if I can't do things really well, straight away!! Hense still not really playing/practising my guitar, despite it's beautiful pinkness!

Am really looking forward to my day off tomorrow! Hooray!