Sunday, 12 September 2010

Proms Take 2

This year we headed up to the BBC Last Night of the Proms in Hyde Park. Last year I vowed I would make more of an effort with my flag, so bought an Essex flag and a flag pole on the interwebs.

Well I broke the flag pole, so I went to Tesco instead and bought a £2.49 mop and just unscrewed the mop end. Job done :D

I packed up my flag in my backpack. but had to carry the make-shift flag pole. But on the underground I suddenly noticed people were just moving out the way to let me through. A sort of parting of the Red Sea scenario. Then I realised, I was holding the pole out in front of me with both hands. They thought I was blind!!!

Question is, why would a blind person be wearing glasses?

We got to Hyde Park around 1pm, and despite the weather forecast we only had a little drop of rain and lots of sun :)

When we got inside we got a prime position behind a group of German ladies and a Chinese family. There was some interesting dancing going on lets just say that :P

It was a really great evening, but I was a little disappointed with the second half. Where the hell were all the sea shanties? The same last night spirit was just lost. It just seemed so rushed, too structured and the conductor in the Hall just seemed so nervous and unenthusiatic. Also, the National Athem was just made into even more of a durge and I found it very difficult to sing along.

Don't get me wrong, it was an awesome evening, and overall I had a great time with some great company, but I did feel the last spirit was lost somewhat in the second half.

Was a great night :)

Sunday, 22 August 2010


Whilst browsing UCAS Clearing... one of the courses offered was....



Crunchy Nut Advert filmed in Dartford

It's the little things that make you smile.

Well... in some circumstances :P


Friday, 13 August 2010

Friday the 13th

I had a very close call this evening when driving from work to Guildford. The petrol station I use next to work was closed, and took the wrong turning onto the M25. I called 118118 and they said there was a petrol station in 11 miles. The petrol light came on and 15 miles passed, tensions rose. Luckily I managed to reach Clacket Lane services just as the car started to sputter, and there was a traffic queue up ahead!!!

It really was a typical Friday 13th. Woke up late, was late for work. Kept knocking things over all day in the lab! Although it wasn't until lunch time it was pointed out to me that it was the famously known unlucky day.

Tomorrow is a new day :) Hopefully the weather will brighten up, I won't get caught in any more flash floods, and I will have a great time training my replacement LINKS committee.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

One Week Down...

One week of work over, and it's actually gone by like a flash! My week has been full of reading health and safety documents, learning about lab machinery and attempting to remember everyone's names (and I'm not doing very well...)

But the highlight of my week was seeing my boyfriend again. He was meant to be leaving Guildford at half 1, and meeting me back at my parents house after I left work. I had a peak at the Dartford bridge at lunch, and I couldn't see any traffic, so I sent him a quick text to tell him there wasn't a problem with the traffic and he should set off now.


The reason the bridge was clear is because just out of my view was a lorry on fire, and they had shut the bridge, resulting in 27 mile queues on a Friday evening during rush hour. I didn't see Dan until half 7 :(


At least we made it to Colchester Zoo on the Saturday. :D

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

And I'm back....

OK, final year kinda got a hold of me, and I had no time AT ALL to blog. But now... I'v graduated (with a modest 2:1) and I'm back out in the big wide working world.

I'm back into the lab, but this time with a different company.

As the job is close to home, I am living back with parents in Essex. I also now have a car, a silver fiesta called Pedro, who is my new faithful companion on my travels. No more depressing bus rides for me in the near future. But adjusting to Essex commuter drivers is tough, and I think I am slowly (very slowly) becoming one of them. Sorry!!

This also means that I have left my very good friends and my boyfriend in Guildford, which is fairly upsetting. As I am working in Kent, I will be half way there, so many trips to Guildford will happen I'm sure.

The first weekend of me moving home involved clearing out my room. I'm still doing it. Parents managed to aquire a double bed from a friend who is relocating, so we had to squeeze it into my room. Much to my parents' disgust, I have also chucked out all their stuff, and claimed some space for myself. I think the total was 7 clothes bags, 10 recycling bags, 12 black bags and three car loads (my parents have an estate) to the rubbish tip. I haven't finished yet.

Needless to say, there was a lot of crap in here :P

The hamster is adjusting well to her new home. She spent the whole journey here running up and down her cage, and didn't settle for the whole day and night. I think she wore herself out so much she hasn't got up much since. She is loving having a wooden floor to roll around on and lots of new things to crash into :D

Another task in the room clearing was buying new furniture. IKEA!!!! You can fit a surprising amount in a Ford Fiesta :P

That's it for now!!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

My Birthday

Look what Dan got me for my Birthday...