Sunday, July 10, 2005

Friday 22nd July

HELLO....anyone there?

Can't believe that it's been over 2 weeks since I last posted. It's been a busy couple of weeks too.

You'll all be happy to hear that I've now done my first 1/2 marathon. Race report here. I've got another one in 3 weeks time and then a 10km run a couple of weeks after that too. I've got the bug!!!

And I've also found myself a new person to wax my eyebrows...thank god. She did a great job too, so I've booked to go back. It's like trying to find the right hairdresser. You have to keep trying them till you get one that understands what you want done, and then does it how you ask!!

Had some great weather over the last few days. Considering it's the middle of winter, we've had temperatures up to 16 degrees with clear blue skies. Saying that, I had to scrape some ice off the car window the other morning as it got down to about 3 degrees!!

Hope you all survived the London bombings. Couldn't believe what I was seeing on the news. And have heard this morning that there were more today! Must be really scary getting on the tube, not knowing if you're on the one they're going to blow up!!

Hope you've all been making the most of the summer weather. Looks like you're actually having a decent summer for a change. Hope nobody's complaining that it's TOO hot!! Just enjoy it while it lasts!!

We're now ready to get our kitchen underway. Nick just needs to measure it up and then we can go and order cupboards. Still haven't made a final decision about colour, but that shouldn't be too hard to do now should it.....??

Work is now busy - knew it would happen sooner rather than later. It's a really lovely company with a great feeling about it. Nice people too, although there are a couple who get on the nerves (J2 & J3 think MN).

This weekend Nick and I are off to town to celebrate his birthday. I've booked a lovely apartment at a hotel which overlooks the Docklands, so we'll probably go and find a restaurant there to eat, and then find a pub that's got some music. And we may just wander over to the Casino...what am I talking about, of course we're going to the casino!!

Alana's Quote of the Day: "I don't like loud noises because it affects me!"

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Sunday 3rd July

Well it's the start of a new financial year over here. And of course because I work for the MD, there was alot of work to do sorting out the budget and getting all the figures together, collating and sorting into binders and then sending them out to all the board members for thier board meeting next week.

Needless to say it was total bedlam and I was run off my feet!! It was nice to be busy for a change, and I hope that it continues. Can you believe that I've now been in my new job for over 2 months. Another month and then I get a pay increase....yey!!!

It's school holidays at the moment so me and my Sister took our daughters to see Disney on Ice yesterday. It was fun for all the girls, but I'd had enough of my sister by the end of the day and I was glad to get home and put my feet up with a nice glass of champers.

We're right into winter now. Weather has been rainy and then sunny, so I can't complain really.

Haven't done any more on the house. At least all the leaves have stopped falling in the garden now, so one last blow with the Blower Vac and we shouldn't have to use it again until next Autumn!!

I'm off today for another 20km run with my friend Michlle. It's only 2 more weeks until the 1/2 marathon so I need to get in some serious running. Just hope the weather holds out. At least it's not raining today!

Alana's Quote of the Day: "I want to be just like you Mummy!"