Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Let it Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Hey there guys. Hope your all excited about Christmas fast approaching. I know I am. With only 24 days away. I'm hoping to get the rest of my Christmas shopping done this coming Friday. By rest, I do mean ALL of my Christmas shopping done. :)

While other parts of the UK having been starting to get snow since the end of last week. Us here in cold Chadderton woke up this morning to our first lot of snow.

Here are a couple of pictures of the snow in my back garden:

So fingers crossed I get all my shopping on Friday. If you have snow near you hope your enjoying it.

Monday, 15 November 2010

39 Days Till Christmas!!

As I mentioned a couple of month ago I am starting to go into Childminding along side my mum. Well this last week I had someone who wanted me to start looking after her two children asap. This couldn't have come at a better time. With Christmas just around the corner, this extra income is really gonna help me out.

(Albert Sq - Manchester Centre German Market - Image from manchestereventsguide.co.uk)
I'm glad to say that I've got around half of my friends and families Christmas presents. I have always LOVED Christmas. It's the only time of the year that I love the cold weather :). I love walking through Manchester (our nearest city centre) in the winter. With the German Market, being all wrapped up from head to toe and Christmas music playing in the shops and on the street.

I may have turned 27 (I know I'm getting old lol) last Monday, but I still enjoy some of the same things from when I was younger. How are you guys doing with your Christmas shopping? Do get into the spirit of Christmas? Or are you a Scrooge?
Speak to you guys soon and remember its only 39 days till Christmas :)

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Sometimes It's More Fun Being Single!

As my 27th birthday is fast approaching (next Monday FYI :) 8th Nov), I have come to the conclusion that my life is not all bad. I'm certainly in a better situation than I was 12 month ago (although not financially) and happier. - On the work front.

(Pic from a night out with old work friends for another friends b'day Oct '08 I think)

Unlike some of my friends I'm not tied down in a relationship that's going nowhere. Sure I'm single and would love to have that special guy in my life, but I'd rather be single than settled and unhappy.

For the first time in a long time I'm in a job that I actually enjoy and I'm happy to be working part time. Because this leaves me we some spare time to do the other things I enjoy like blogging and writing. - I find I'm much more creative when single :)

I'm seeing my friends more often. Be it just hanging out on a Friday night, Wednesday night quiz night or as something different this past Monday (as well as tonight) going to a comedy club in Manchester (more on this later in the week). - When in a relationship this is usually one of the first areas we tend to miss and we shouldn't, at the end of the day our friends have been there long before and will be long after any guy.

So next time you think everything in your life is pulling you down think about three things that you are able to do that you couldn't do before, or can now do 'cos you have so much more time.