I am making the time

May 10, 2006

My trip to London on Saturday

On Saturday Paul and I went to London – woo, bright lights, big city. We spent the morning in the National History Museum which was so cool and then the afternoon saw us in Camden to meet up with Adam, Jola, Ian and City Girl. I hadn’t been in the same place as Adam and Jola at the same time since my leaving do back in July 2004 so it was great to see them again. It was just like old times and the new man got the thumbs up from them all. We even had a trip to Weatherspoons for old times sake. The fun we have!!!

The train journey home from Kings Cross sucked completely though – a hour and a half, sobering up by the minute. Pants!

The Giant Ground Sloth

It was a skeleton in the National History museum. It was GIANT. I have a picture with little old me stood in front of it to show you how big. I will post it as soon as I can get it off my camera. It was way cool. I thought it was almost the best thing I saw. The best thing I saw was an Emperor Penguin (my love of penguins overriding my aversion to stuffed animals!)


My lovely boyfriend

Work sucks. I have not been feeling to well and Paul has been an absolute rock. We have accepted defeat and just admitted to everyone that I have moved in (although I am keeping my flat on for the next 5 months as a bit of a safety net). I cannot explain how great he is, and how much he means to me. I think I probably would have gone insane this week if it wasn’t for him.

My Mum’s good news

This time last year my Mum had breast cancer. A couple months ago she had to go for another mammogram to check to see if everything was now ok. She called me last night and told me that she had been given the all clear. I didn’t realise how much I had been worrying about it until I got off the phone and burst into tears!

Work stress

Work is a complete nightmare. We have a team of 4 people working on my section. I am still doing the ongoing-time-dragging-souk-sucking project that I have been on since last October. So that leaves 3. Then 2 go off sick and that leaves 1. Which means in any spare second that I have I need to help that person out and there are just not enough hours in the day. There is so much more to this but I am too braindead to explain. Let’s just say I go home completely knackered every night and end up going to bed at 9pm. Plus the project itself is getting more and more work intensive and harder and harder. I know I am good enough and can cope but I just see the next two months of my life being work, work, work and that sucks.


Day 3 – Run 2 mins, Walk 4 mins. It was easier this time. Ran from Paul’s to mine and actually got there after only doing half of what I needed so I ran around the block a few times. Measured it in the car on the way home. 2.7 miles. Cracking!

Day 4 – Run 3 mins, Walk 3 mins. I thought this would be the one that would break me but I did it. Down the gym at lunchtime this time and it was ok because I could listen to music but I prefer running outside I think.

What is bothering me about my friends

I am trying not to let this bother me but I know that it is. Since I moved in with Paul I have really been trying to make an effort to still see my friends regularly, especially G#1 as she is spending a lot of time alone in our flat (which we talked about and she says she is cool with it). Anyway in the past two months I think that we have only got together once when someone else arranged it. All the other times it has been me calling them and suggesting things we could do, chasing up ideas that I have mentioned to them and getting people together.
Then it seems that they have been arranging stuff and not inviting me. Which has tipped the scales so to speak. Nothing big, just dinner round at ours and stuff. But now I feel really let down.

I would wonder that it might be that they don’t like Paul but I am sure they would have said something to me. Perhaps not.

Anyway we are seeing them tonight. I am not in a sociable mood and I am less inclined with all this stuff going on but it is Dawnie’s birthday and I guess I should just suck it up and go out with them all.

Where I am going tonight

I am going to The Speigletent. To see this. Strikes me as something that Lèonie would like. Should be fun :o)


  • Reply Mouldy May 10, 2006 at 5:22 pm

    I wouldn’t worry about the friend thing. I spoke to G#1 last night and she was fine abotu eveything! And how could anyone not like Paul?

    Have fun tonight! Give Dawn my best!

  • Reply Léonie May 10, 2006 at 5:50 pm

    Cool! I went to see La Clique at the Edinborough Festival a few years ago and it was so very. You’re right, it is absolutely my cup of tea. Have an amazing time, I’m sure you will.

    Hope everything else is alright, it’s great that things are going so well with Paul, and also about your Mum.


  • Reply Léonie May 10, 2006 at 5:51 pm

    When I wrote “and it was just so very” I meant “and it was just so very cool and amazing and fabulous”. You know.

  • Reply Doug May 10, 2006 at 8:02 pm

    See, I took the time to read and even comment because you took the time to write it. BTW: What season of 24 are you on….I so want to spill the beans for this season….

  • Reply kate May 10, 2006 at 8:49 pm

    that’s great about your mom, kel.

  • Reply soulmining May 11, 2006 at 12:57 am

    I’m sure you’ll have a great time tonight in the end.

    La Clique is fun, we all went last year.

    Let us know how you got on…

  • Reply Retro Girl May 11, 2006 at 2:34 pm

    Wonderful news – about your mum…and about moving in with your boyfriend! Maybe your friends are just busy…maybe they are just getting used to the changes in your life. They’ll come around.

    Work sounds tough right now…Been in that kinda situation…just tell yourself – 1 day at a time…1 piece of the puzzle (project) at a time… It’ll get there..The hard work will pay off in the end…Just reward yourself now and then, something small and savoured…it’ll help get you thru…


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