Saturday, 30 June 2012

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 23 - My Dream Job

Anyone who really knows me, will know that I love writing. 
So my dream dream dreeeam job would be working in a magazine, or publishers or just working for myself, where my blog could make money (yea right!), or I could blog for a living! 
I know it may never happen, but I'll keep blogging just because I love it. 
But if anyone out there needs a writer, for whatever reason... hi! I'm here and I'll gladly be of service! 

Friday, 29 June 2012

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 22 - Best Thing to Happen This Year

Well, nothing so far, oh, other than getting a really good job! 

I think the best thing hasn't happened yet... that will happen on tomorrow....on 30th June - I'm getting a brand new car! 

Other than those two things.... nothing really! 

Thursday, 28 June 2012

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 21 - Top 10 Favourite Foods

One of my favourite subjects! Food! 

1. Ravioli
2. Pizza
3. Pasta
4. Chocolate gateau
5. Cookies
6. Brownies
7. Pate
8. Cream Cheese Bagels
9. Chinese food
10. Bacon rolls

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 20 - A difficult time in My Life.

I have been so very, very lucky not to have gone through traumatic experiences in my life. 
So the most difficult time is a little bit petty compared to what other people have been through.

It was a couple of weeks in January 2010. 
Gavin had just bought me an eternity ring for Christmas. It is beautiful. It meant so much to me, it meant that he will love me forever. 

Then those two weeks happened, and I could not understand what the frick was going on.
He decided to stop talking to me one Wednesday. He ignored my calls, txts, everything. 
He said he didn't want to see me. 
My best friend Jade managed to get him to meet me on the Saturday and explain what was going on. 
We sat in the local memorial park, and he said basically he doesn't know if he is still in love with me. 
My hear broke into a thousand pieces. I couldn't get my head round it. I asked him about the ring, how all up until the Wednesday, things were great, normal. 
He said it was there for a while. But he couldn't explain why he bought the ring. 

So then that was that. He went home. So did I. And cried. And cried and cried and cried. I would stop, for like 20 mins. Then start again. I took down all the photos, all the presents and mementos. 
It was like we broke up. 
I was updating my facebook status to really depressing things like "I want to die" etc. 
Then, Sunday evening, I was talking to someone on facebook chat. 
I was told that on the Monday before, Gavin had kissed a girl at a club. I was in such a state, that it didn't really help. Obviously, this was the reason why he was being the way he was.
I hated it, but I was going to have to try and get over him.
Then he called me and wanted to see me. We met in town then went back to mine. I wasn't allowed to kiss him or say I love you. We had to be friends.
Which I could not do. Not when I was still in love with him.
So I said I can't see him, I can't be his friend. If we ended, I told him that we couldn't see each other for a very very long time. He didn't like that, but I insisted. So he went home. That was Tuesday. 

Friday morning. I was watching TV. I get a call from him, saying he is outside my house. It was about 10am.
He had bought me a burger king breakfast. I was so confused.
He was so apologetic, and said he loved me, and didn't understand what was going on with him, but can we forget what happened. I was over the moon, and said yes, asked if I was allowed to kiss him, and we kissed. That was the best kiss since our first kiss. It felt so good. I knew then, from then on, that he was most definitely the one I was supposed to be with. We had amazing sex, re-heated the breakfast, and sat and watched a film. 

I did ask him what that was all about recently, one evening while we were talking, and he was "psychoanalysing" me, asking why I'm still so insecure with him. I said that that time did not help, because how was I to know that it wasn't going to happen again?
He explained that he couldn't handle his job being shit and going down the pan...and thought he was no good for me. But then realised he loved me too much and came back. 

So that was the most difficult time of my far. touch wood. 

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 19: What do I collect?

Haha, I don't collect anything really! 
I have bags and shoes, but I don't religiously collect them.

I used to collect stamps when I was, like, 8. There was a stamp club at primary school, and I liked being part of a club. 

I used to collect beanie babies. But I grew up. And found pleasure in spending my money elsewhere! 

Monday, 25 June 2012

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 18 - The Meaning behind the Blogname

My blog name is "The Content Notebook".

I chose this name because I collect notebooks. And they're the perfect therapist. To personify a notebook, they always seem content. Whether you always write in them, or leave for years on end, collecting dust, they don't mind. They're happy to sit there, waiting to be needed.

My blog is like a notebook. I always write here. Whether or not I publish what I write does not matter. 
It's content. 
Sometimes, writing in a notebook, can bring contentment within oneself. 

Sunday, 24 June 2012

31 Day Blog CHallenge: Day 17 - My Most Proudest Moment

I have very few proud moments...I haven't really done anything that great that I should be proud of. I mean, I ran (well, half ran, half walked) the 10km race for life, but that didn't push my proud buttons. It wasn't hard. I have a degree. But, that wasn't exactly hard either. It was tough, challenging and very, very stressful. But I got my 2:1 degree...and that was inevitable. I always get what I set out to achieve. That didn't push my proud buttons either. I just look at that paper with sadness. It represents debt and 3 years of stress. I haven't exactly used it to get into my dream career. And it's not like people care that I have a just adds to my persona of a "boring" clever cloggs". (I'm not boring, well, I don't like to think I am. I'm pretty sure my friends & family don't find me boring, that's what they've told me anyway.)  

So, I guess my most proudest moment is when I became engaged. 
Weird or what? Why?
Because being me, being who I am, has landed me with the love of my life. I have managed to get myself a potential husband. I didn't have to work hard for it, I didn't have to sit any exams, or revise, or pretend to be something I'm not. I am loved for who I am, and I am proud that the person I am is the type of person that someone wants to spend the rest of their life with.
Go me! 

18th March 2011 - Great Yarmouth Beach

Saturday, 23 June 2012

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 16 - What's at the top of my bucket list?

Well, I don't actually have a bucket list, and I had to google what a bucket list actually was. 
I found it to be a list of things one wants to do before one dies. 


Seeing as you need money and time to do the things that I want to do, I will probably never get to achieve them.
So, I guess, at this point in time, the top of my list is rather boring and sort of realistic. 

To buy my own House. 

Friday, 22 June 2012

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 15 - Timeline of my Day

Oh the ever so exciting timeline of my average working day is next eh? Well, here goes. Don't blame me if you fall asleep!! 

6:10am - Alarm goes off
6:20am - Get up, get washed and dressed

6:30/6:35am - Eat breakfast
7:15am - Brush teeth
7:25am - Leave the house
7:35am - Get on bus
7:50am - Get to the train station
8:00am - Get on the train
8:25am - Get to the train station.
8:40am - Get the DLR to the nearest station.
8:50am - Arrive at work. 

1:30pm - Lunch
2:00pm - Finish Lunch

5:00pm - Leave work.

That's the rough day when I'm on the 9-5 shift.
The 8:30-4:30 shift is the same, only half an hour earlier! 

So now you know what I'm doing at what time. Next time you see you watch, and it's 8:15am - I'll be on my merry little way to work. 

Thursday, 21 June 2012

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 14 - If I won the Lottery...

...then I would do the following things:

1. Buy a house
2. Buy a car
3. Give some money to friends and family.
4. Go on holiday
5. Invest the rest, and put it away into savings. 

Nothing to crazy! I may quit work, and do a job that I am really really passionate about like writing. All the time. I love writing. (I can't do that in real life because competition is fierce, and as much as I want to have a career in writing, I don't have the time to fight =[ ). 

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 13 - What is my earliest Memory?

My earliest memory? That will have to be when I was bribed by my mum and dad to eat custard.

I hated the stuff. It still makes me sick to the stomach when I think about it! 
I distinctly remember sitting at the dinner table, with mum holding my favourite green bowl full of this disgusting yellow not-quite-liquid-not-quite-solid substance. She said if I eat just one spoonful, I will be allowed to have a brand new Disney Aladin video. After much detesting, I finally gave in and put the spoonful of stuff in my mouth. 
Then jumped off the chair and ran upstairs to my bedroom. The custard was still in my mouth. I really did not want to swallow it.
Dad then came up the stairs and gave me the video and patted my head. 
I waited until he went back down, and spat the custard into the toilet. 
Ickle me - a few years after the custard incident. I found it useful to have dinosaurs near me whenever yucky food was around! 

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 12 - What's inside my fridge?

Well, in true cribs style, here is a picture of my fridge: 

So what's inside? Nothing exciting really...
1. Milk
2. Orange Juice
3. Butter
4. Margarine
5. Yoghurt
7. Pate
8. Ham
9. Cheese
10. Condiments
12. Noodles

Obviously this is not my fridge, it's my parents, where I have to live. When I move out, and I get my own fridge, it's going to be filled with much more exciting, healthier things! 

Monday, 18 June 2012

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 11 - 15 of My Favourite Things

Now this one is eeeeasy (and boring!) I have lots of favourite things!

1. My engagement ring
2. My Pandora bracelet
3. My bags
4. My photos
5. My television
6. My laptop
7. My phone
8. My bed
9. Food
10. Quality time with my fiancĂ© 
11. Quality time with my friends
12. My clothes
13. My shoes
14. My mementos
15. My iPod

Monday, 11 June 2012

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 10 - Best Physical Feature

Now, I'm a very, very, un-confident person (I don't think that's a real word..!) so I'm only picking this because I've had positive comments about this feature of mine in the past, and from my other half (who, is biased, but I guess he still counts!) 

Yes, lol, it is my bum. Now, obviously, I don't think it's that great, and this picture really does not help matters hehe! 
But my fiancĂ© loves it, especially when wearing a tight skirt or dress. I don't have any photos of that (obviously, it may be weird if I did!) so you'll just have to take his word for it! 

Sunday, 10 June 2012

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 9 - Worst Habits

I don't have habits...haha...well, not the annoying kind of habits like biting nails, picking nose etc. My habits are more of a personality thing... which I don't know if that's a good or a bad thing!

1. Nagging - I occasionally nag my other half. I just can't help it! 

2. Bit of a control freak

3. Constantly want more.

4. I want the best of both worlds.

5. I compare my life with others

6. Just when I think I am content..I find a way to make it not content. 

I could go on.....but then this will end up becoming a really depressing, self loathing post! 

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 8 - What's in my Handbag?

As I'm sure many women do, I have a bit of a thing for handbags. I love them. I am always changing them. 
But, lately, I've been sticking to one, which has been useful, because 9 times out of 10, I always leave something important behind when transferring the items from bag to bag. 
Anyway, enough with the small talk, I'll just show you what's in my handbag: 

1. Umbrella - been needing that recently due to all the awful weather lately
2. Purse
3. Little red diary
4. iPod and headphones
5. Sunglasses - only worn twice since I bought them (no sun!)
6. Make up bag
7. Staff oyster (bus pass)
8. Normal oyster (bus pass)
9. Mints
10. Staff pass
11. Old recites 

So there you are, you nosey lot hehe!