Thursday, 27 October 2011

I didn't forget you.

Hello blog! Sorry I went away... Has it really been ten days? Doesn't time fly when you have to work ALL weekend, and then most of the week. But it's all over now. Six days of full on, hard core work. I feel like such a trooper! Thankfully I now have THREE DAYS OFF. All at once. One after the other.
(I know six days isn't really very long, I used to work a six day week not so many years ago! But on a particularly busy week, and feeling ill to boot, I very nearly didn't make it!)
This almost never happens. I can almost see my free time stretching out ahead of me and I can feel myself grinning like a maniac. Tom has made the transition of Crazy Work Jill to Happy Relaxed Jill much easier by handing me a dish of hot food as I drag my swollen, blistering feet through the door. Now he brings me a small bowl of chocolate, half a bar broken up in pieces, into the office. What a sweet heart (this is REAL LOVE).
Day one of my weekend off will be devoted, in most part, to sleeping. Maybe a really hot bath and clean pyjamas at lunch time. Order in a take away.
Day two is a little more sociable. Getting up early to meet Anna Mac for a practise run on our roller blades in the park - I've checked the weather forecast, thanks - then lunch. Afterwards it's back home to get ready for Mr. Morgan's Halloween Party. (Which, by the way, could just be the party of the year. Bossman Morgan has high standards).
Day three, nurse hangover. Do house stuff.
All in all, a damn good weekend ahead.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Roller blades! Hurray!

Would you just feast your eyes on what I got today...
Fran, you are a total legend for getting these to me, I owe you a big favour - you've brought me such joy! I can't wait for mine and Anna Mac's roller blade adventures! Next day off = Day 1 of Practising. We'll start off in Roath Park, then once we're good... no wait... once we're not as shit then maybe we'll try Cardiff Bay. Free roller blades. Today has been a great day.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Thanks Boyfriend!

Tasha's 21st :)

Happy 21st Birthday Tash! Hope you had a great night! You looked gorgeous and it was lovely to see everyone :) Thank you Revolution for having us (and putting up with us). Such a laugh.

Friday, 14 October 2011

I love True Blood!

So I've got my hands on the entire forth series of True Blood. I've barely had any sleep, I've just watched episode after episode. I think I need help!
I'm not going to screw about with spoilers, let Wikipedia do that (and trust me it does!).
All I can say is it's absolutely AMAZING and I need series five.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

My favourite movie.

Let me tell you why.

The music is fantastic. I have the sound track on my iPod and I listen to it a few times a week. It's a small reminder that good music is out there and other people are aware of it. I think I was 9 when I first got the cassette.

The highly irrelevant plot is smothered by fantastic screenplay. The dance contest - "I do believe that my husband, your boss, told you to take me out and do whatever I wanted. I want to dance, I want to win. So dance good.", the car journey with Vincent and Jules "What do they call a Big Mac in France?".

The characters are all bad ass. Jules and Vincent. Mrs. Mia Wallace. Butch. Marcellus. Jimmie.
It makes me laugh, cry, think, dance about and sing along.
The title hits the nail on the head. A juicy, pulp filled fictitious roller coaster. The 'swept under the rug' social issues of crime, gangs, rape and drugs, all addressed and tossed aside and tied up with a big Tarrantino bow.
Then it's all over, you turn the telly off and it's over. Just a gritty story. I love it.

Saturday, 1 October 2011


I've lived in Cardiff for nearly four years and I'd wondered where all the sheep were?
Seriously, you might get the odd one or two in a passing field, but for all the cocky jokes you hear about Wales and sheep I was expecting there to be a pest problem.
Well I found them. They're all congregating up in Aberystwyth (yeah, I've spelled that right).
I'm no stranger to mountains and fields and sheep, but there were gangs of sheep as far as the eye could see. Clinging to steep rocky hillsides, wandering across big green fields.
Sheep country. (Also, it was a pretty gorgeous drive there from Cardiff, up over the Brecon Beacons. Thank you sunshine!)