it really makes you question why you’re keeping certain stuff!
it really makes you question why you’re keeping certain stuff!
This was an awesome book :) Set in India during the time of the Vietnam war, during the time communism became popular there (India not Vietnam). It was pretty unpredictable and I love the way she writes :) Definitely want to check out her other 3 novels…
It really was a brilliant book, full of unexpected twists and turns, and it’s unusual for me to find a book brilliant. Really recommend this author, I’ll be checking out her other novels :)
I sent an email to my first cousin’s wife in America asking for my second cousin (their daughter)’s email address. We’ve now exchanged a few emails, it’s so nice to be talking with her, even if it is virtually (I generally find that when I see my second cousins in person, I’m shy, but I’m hoping that if I regularly speak to her via email, I’ll feel more comfortable talking to her in person.) I only see her about every 2 years, as I live in the UK, so hopefully that’s plenty of time to get comfortable talking to her.
Also planning on asking for the email address of my other female cousin, who’s 16 also (She lives in the UK, but I’ve barely ever spoken to her.) It’s really exciting being in communication with my cousin for essentially the first time. It would be great to have a strong cousin bond :)
‘I don’t want to go into a nursing home. It’s full of old people.’ She always liked to ‘hang out’ with younger people, she was very young at heart :)
I had really good conversation with my 2nd cousin, who I found out for the first time is gay, she’d brought her partner. I was talking to her and her partner a lot and it was nice :) Also my relatives had printed out photos of my aunt at different times in her life- in nearly every one of them she has a beautiful megawatt smile :)
We’ve been together nearly 3 months now, I really enjoy spending time with him and we haven’t even argued once (hoping I haven’t just jinxed that lol)
He’s spending Xmas Day with me and my family, and I’m spending New Year’s Eve with his folks, whom I’m meeting for the first time.
The only thing is, the issue of having kids continues to rear its head in the background. I’m about 90% sure I don’t want kids- he definitely wants them. I don’t want to break up with him because I enjoy his company so much and being with him has added a lot of awesomeness to my life (and new horizons!) but I’m wondering, if I don’t have the intention of having kids, and therefore having a permanent future with him, whether I’m ‘using him’ by being in a relationship with him?
He knows that I’m uncertain about having kids and paranoid about becoming pregnant, but I don’t think he knows quite how against having my own kids I am. (If I have them, and it’s a big IF, I would prefer to adopt.) Am I just wasting his time by going out with him when we have totally different lifeplans or should I just focus on enjoying the time I have with him and enjoy it for what it is? While the relationship probably doesn’t have a long term future because of the ‘kids’ issue, I care about him and take the relationship seriously, I wouldn’t cheat. So am I a bad person? Hmm
I was a huge fan growing up in the 90’s, I bought all of the dolls and made a dollhouse for them, with furniture made out of Tic Tac (sweet) boxes. I had about 4 scrapbooks full of newspaper clippings from what I can remember, and I was obsessed with Spice Girl lollipops which contained collectable stickers in the wrappers. And of course, I loved their music.
I just found them so vibrant, I remember when Geri (Ginger Spice) left the group I actually cried as she was my favourite!
The people are nice and I like what it stands for, but doing the same repetitive crap every day for over a year and a half= not good. I know every job has elements of repetition, but I’m so bored currently that even filing (which I very very occasionally am called to do) sounds like a great break from what I do day in, day out.
As I’m so sick of my job, you’d think I’d have motivation to look for a job, well I have done a small amount of job searching but given that I can’t drive yet, the options are severely limited.
Today was a small mercy, my other job required me to attend a meeting on the day when I usually work 3 1/2 hours at the first job, so I had a day off from the monotony. I am absolutely desperate to do something, to break the routine so tomorrow I am going to ring the Job Centre and see if they can set me up on a work scheme. Wish me luck!
I remember we were at her house for tea and the dessert was tinned strawberries in juice. Me being only little, when my parents were out of the room I put my finger in the bowl to try and get one of the strawberries. My grandma (or Gramma, as I called her) saw, but didn’t tell :)
I’ve got much further than I did the last time, and plan to continue reading it to the end. Although it’s quite good, I don’t feel it quite lives up to the hype of the hyperbole about it (see what I did there?! haha). It’s a bit hard to access and there are lots of characters which come with long names, so its easy to confuse. I would still say it’s worth reading, but not my favourite book ever…
At one point in my life, when I was about 9 or 10, I was literally obsessed XD Whether it be glittery party outfits or using glitter glue pens, I couldn’t get enough of the stuff!! I still find it incredibly pretty, though I’ve managed to wean myself off it somewhat haha :P
Came across this quote the other day:
Your Values + Strengths + Passions + Service = Your Purpose
My Values? Treat other beings as you would like to be treated yourself.
Strengths: Learning languages, getting along with most people
Passions: Travelling, talking to people all over the world, languages, other cultures, Skype-ing, reading about other cultures (notice a pattern? haha) Buying the Big Issue and Fair Trade matter to me, as does buying animal-friendly products (though I’ve lapsed on this last one more than I’d like to admit.)
Service: At the moment I volunteer at a credit union and as a receptionist at a mental health centre, really interested in working with the homeless though, which is a subdivision of the mental health centre.
...STILL STUMPED!! Any ideas?!
even nice ornaments don’t look great. I’ve removed some of my ornaments because I really have too many, however nice they may be they look so much more attractive when they have space to breathe! I think I’m finally beginning to win the war on clutter lol, having said that Christmas is just around the corner…
‘The Summer of the Bear’ by Bella Pollen. A really good read, albeit a little confusing at times. It’s set at the time of the Cold War
doing the washing up when my boyfriend visits our house- I do the washing up most days normally, but I always used to leave it to them when he was there. Now I’m finding it’s quite a lot of washing up, but I feel better for doing it and saving my parents the work. After all, they cook the meal…
Just have to remember to start taking it again Tuesday 19th November
Quite nervous but hopefully it won’t be too bad!...
I mentioned I was interested in working with a lady who works with the homeless (I currently work as a receptionist at a mental health centre, but one division of their centre is for helping the homeless.) Last time I was in work, my colleague mentioned it to the lady, and she’s made a note that I’m interested. Really excited if this works out as it’s something I care about a lot :)
As far back as I can remember, the season of Autumn has always been my favourite. I remember vividly in school when I was about 7 there was a ‘nature’ table in the classroom- I was fascinated by conkers, acorns, the different coloured leaves etc. I still think Autumn is the most beautiful season, also it’s the season my birthday falls in and while I was at school, the start of a new academic year, which I loved (new pencilcase, stationary, teachers- basically a fresh start.) I love the perfect combination of warm, glowing late summer and the crisp onslaught of winter :)