Sunday, 22 August 2010


This week, I have...

- Loaded my life into a number of vehicles
- Split my life between three houses
- Ended my life at one house
- Begun my life at a different house (almost)
- Spent more money than I would like to dwell on
- Visited my new school
- Met up with an old old friend
- Had stitches pulled from my leg
- Spent the weekend in the Cotswolds with my ex-housemates
- Suffered two nights in a YHA dormitory surrounded by people with chronic snoring disorders, phlegmy coughs and propensity for yelling aggressively in their sleep
- and come home again completely exhausted.

I am moving into my new house very soon. HOW EXCITING!!

Now I am going to forget I am a grown-up and go and eat the dinner my mother prepared for me. Hurrah!

Saturday, 14 August 2010

the morning after

Yesterday, my best friend woke up a Miss and fell asleep a Mrs.

She floated down the aisle, spoke her vows with assured confidence, serenely signed her certification and then boogied like a wild cat, sporting a smile to rival the Cheshire's grin.

What a happy lady!

Today, I woke up sore-footed (I stubbed my toe), achey-legged (too much funky dancing) and with a strange sense of second-hand excitement. I'm excited for their new life together, excited for their happiness, excited for their future, and (perhaps a bit selfishly) trying to work out how I might fit into it...

Then I saw my beautiful German friend for the entire day, celebrating her quarter-century birthday a week prematurely. I love her, but I hate that she inconveniently lives in an entirely different country. Glad that it is not a different hemisphere, continent or side-of-the-world, but still, it's a bit difficult to pop over for a cup of tea and a large slice of cake.

I also watched my beautiful grown-up little sort-of-sister dance an incredible solo with grace and presence far beyond her years, which sent shivers down my back and tears down my face. Who let her grow up?!

And now I'm trying to compose myself, as the next stage of my life kicks off tomorrow. The cars are primed and ready to go - their seams aching to burst and suspension longing to groan under the weight and volume of My Belongings. (moving house begins...)

I am excited about this next stage.

Bring. It. On.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

My Best Friend's Wedding

My Best Buddy is getting married in the morning! Well, afternoon...

We have stuck sticky shiny things on bits of pretty stuff and pampered and preened and plucked in preparation.

And now it's nearly today! It will be in approx. 1 hour and 50 mins. EEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Very excited.

(I am also very tired, so am going to sleep until it's tomorrow. Hallelujah!)

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Sunshine Yellow

You know that feeling when you feel like you haven't stopped for breath over a length of time that is far too long not to have stopped for breath in?

I feel like that.

Immediately after the End of Term, this sleepy little life of mine kicked off like a small child on E110. I have been camping in Somerset (at New Wine - involving lots of God, new song singing, coffee drinking, life refreshing, tent building, soul renewing, wine drinking, book reading, cheese eating and all the good stuff); Hen Partying in Stamford (involving lots of map reading, clue writing, person hunting, water dodging, tea drinking and general merriment); watching Chicago in London (involving coffee drinking, cake eating, map reading, lost getting, phone calling, restaurant finding, dinner eating and show viewing); Hospital visiting (involving coffee drinking, book reading, cafe waiting, chunk-of-leg-extracting, thread breaking, stitch pulling and other uncomfortable situations); seeing ex-housemates in Cardiff (involving tea drinking, pizza eating, dress wearing, make-up applying, sambuca drinking, gay club visiting (accidentally), croissant eating, coffee drinking, train travelling and lots more food and drink besides).

And then today I passed my driving test! Wahoo! (They say those that pass fourth time make the best drivers...)

The next 3 days involve lots of marriage. Well, marriage prep. Well, wedding prep... Not mine. My best buddy's... This afternoon, I helped pick out pretty sparkly sequins and pretty paper hearts and pretty lovely photos for their guest book, and tomorrow I shall not only have my hair cut, but also do some Very Important Socialising with the immediate wedding party (Bride, Groom, Other Bridesmaid) and go to the pub with the locals (aka some of our other friends).
I can't wait.

Crazy life continues with a horizon of house moving and school visiting and MEd preparing etc etc etc...

Still, better to be busy than bored, right?

I can sleep when I'm dead.