Monday, November 27, 2006

Yes, I know it has been quite a while since I last posted on here. In truth I have been especially busy, which is great news for a girl who usually finds the X factor to be the highlight of her week. But really, I have had a spectacularly busy fortnight.

I'll start with my new hobby... I have joined women's rugby - No, I don't know how to play, but I have every intention of learning! Last year I lived with Jenny, who is now elected president for women's rugby. She nagged me all year just to attend one training session "you'll love it!", she'd say, to which my response would be "I really don't think I will, Jen". The irony is, I met my friend Marie-Claire in september, she is captain for the rugby team. Clever Marie-Claire (MC to us) was a little more thoughtful in her approach, she bought me a couple of double vodkas and THEN decided to ask me. Of course, feeling a little tipsy and braver than ever I told MC I'd join up. So here I am, a new member of women's rugby, I really can't believe it myself - I think my mother has concerns!

I have also been bonding. May sound a little odd to you, but I have a great group of new found friends in the form of work colleagues. Over the past few weeks we've been planning for a night out in Scarborough - ooh I'm so excited, I've never been before! I've been told not to expect much more than a great giggle. I must say, it is really nice to have found so many great friends.

Speaking of my friends, a group of us trotted down to Wearmouth Bar last night for the pub quiz. Last sunday I was working there and our staff team came second (brilliant achievement)! This week we really outdid ourselves - we came first! I was quite excited by the prospect of a prize... what would it be? Shopping vouchers? Ipods for all? cds? Even free food?! No...... we won two pitchers of Diesel, yuk. For those of you who are unacquainted with diesel, as was I until I came to Sunderland, it is snakebite and black. Needless to say I didn't have a pint.

My Goodness! November, who'd believe it?! Well, I have started my Christmas shopping. I'm also counting down to the first door on my advent calendar. I love Christmas and I'm extremely excited. However, I am a little concerned with the number of Christmas trees I've seen in front-room-windows recently. Usually, I get all excited in november, but by the end of december I'm fed up because I've heard enough Slade, Jingle Bells, Wham and eaten enough mince pies to last me a lifetime. This year, as I said earlier I'm keeping busy, in fact I have so much more to look forward to, as well as my trip to Scarborough next Saturday, I'm going to see Basement Jaxx in Newcastle. I will be reporting on that soon. My mum is coming up to visit and we're going to finish off my Christmas shopping.

In short, I'm not moaning this week - In fact I can't stop smiling, and I expect you are all relieved to hear that!!

Oh, and I found this website... If you are feeling sad for any reason try this - it certainly cheered me up!!!! Here are my results:


Michelle said...

I love Christmas too! I opened my Kinder advent calender today whci was so exciting...I've been admiring it for a couple of weeks now.

I'm not suprised that you couldn't drink that revolting concoction, it is vile. However, if you go onto my blog you're in for a real treat.

I have the link for the much talked about Threshers voucher, (and others in the group; Wine Rack, Bottoms Up, Haddows, The Local) is offering a whopping 40% off all wine and champagne if you print out a voucher and take it in store between 30 Nov. and 10th Dec.

I'm sure Ian would love an excuse to buy you a bottle of champoo.

I've also got a few festivities planned over the coming weeks. We'll have to keep in toach via the blog and nick a few ideas from each other. I will soon be posting the 'decorating tree' event (not to be missed).

As for the houses already lit up...I can only presume they are Christmas junkies. My neighbour has the multi-coloured light effect going on (tacky, but he's 70+ so i'll let him off). I'm going to get some pics of the houses close by, they are so trussed up i'm convinced they will be a feature on GMTV.

Anyway, have a good weekend, and I hope you get some bubbly to enjoy over the festive season.

Philip Young said...

Sian. I tried the lookalike thing at My Heritage ( You can expect serious consequences....