Thursday, March 26, 2009

Got some bargains last night from Asda. It's surprising what you can find when you look.

- A polka dot top in my size for £5
- Beige cardigan with flower design on the front for £14
- Mahogany coloured tights for about £2.75
- A butterfly necklace for £3.50
- Set of hair grips for £2.50


That was after watching Lesbian Vampire Killers last night.
Was cool. Though the film did seem a little try hard in places.
But hey I have a Cineworld pass so not like I'm really paying for it. Ha.

Had a pretty decent past few days. Though I really think I will need to have maybe just one day off work soon, as it's getting rather tiring. Just one day to have some fun and be me, instead of a work slave. But hey it gives me money, so can't complain :)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Ok so new update! I'm on Twitter - and as you can see there is a new section to my profile. To the right is a 'Twitter' updates section where you can clearly see all of my latest twitters. To keep you posted with what I'm up to etc :)

I went shopping to Liverpool yesterday. With Gary being away for most of the weekend in Manchester, I decided to go out with my Mum and make a proper girly weekend of it. Now while I usually come away with bags and bags of shopping, I have to say that I really didn't find that much in terms of clothes that I'd want to actually buy let alone wear.

For example, a lot of the fashions at the moment I think are pretty hideous. PVC leggings...harem pants...'modern' jumpsuits (admittedly that last one does look a lot different to their 80's equivalent and I've seen some nice'ish ones). But a lot of it is just plain...urgh.

For example yesterday in Liverpool town centre I saw a girl walking around with just tights on and high heels?! You could see her arse through them, where was her skirt or trousers? I felt like saying you've only put half your clothes on. I hope that trend of wearing your undies over tights doesn't catch on - people like Lady Gaga may be able to get away with it because they're mad as a hatter but ordinary folk on the street should not do that sort of thing. IT LOOKS FOOLISH. &highly unclassy.

Anyhow, so me and my Mum literally went into all the clothes shops in Liverpool One and in total I figured we must've spent about 8 hours shopping! (I knew this anyway as my feet started to really hurt by 3 o'clock).

I didn't come away with that much, but I did get this little lot:

MAC cosmetics > Hello Kitty Tippy blusher, pink shadestick, prep and prime spf50 for the face and primer for the eyes.
The flower hair clip and heart shaped compact are from Accessorize


Pretty new black pumps with pink ribbons on! from M&S

I also bought a lot more MAC make-up on ebay yesterday evening, so kinda been spoiling myself a little. &I won a Betty Boop vanity case on there which I will no doubt show in a pic at some point :)

With it being my Mum's birthday next week (she's the big 6-0) I tried to find her something she'd really like. She said she was after a collection from L'Occitane but to try and get it off of QVC (which she's obsessed with). Either that or a ring from the same place. So I'm figuring it might be best to sort that out sometime during the week when I know for sure.

Other than that, we went for lunch at Yums which was a very nice chinese all you can eat buffet, which we enjoyed. I go there with Gary often as you can eat for pretty cheap, only about £5.99 per person.

In the evening we used some Lush products. I managed to pick up a face pack for 2 people from Lush - was only £10 and they gave you an 'Ultra bland' cleanser for your skin which was like a goopy face mask to remove impurities. This was then washed off using a linen towel which came as part of the pack, which you dipped in a bowl of hot water mixed with a toner tab - which is full of vitamins E and C. So that was very cleansing. We followed this with using a low fat moisturiser for the skin, we had different ones each but it was supposed to do the same trick - of moisturising the skin and prep it up for the face mask - which I had picked out especially.

I chose a face mask which was supposed to be very anti-oxidising, nourishing and refreshing for the skin. I can't remember the name of it now, but I know that I had to stick it in the fridge as soon as I got home from Liverpool. When you put it on the face you could smell the blueberries in it - and I even had a taste of it and it was pretty nice actually, haha. Like a very sweet, fruity yoghurt. The idea is you leave the face mask on for around 20 minutes then take off and you will be left with incredibly soft and beautiful skin afterwards.

I definitely noticed a difference after all of those treatments, my skin is still feeling really nice and smooth this morning, so it worked a treat :)

I managed to watch 'The Notorious Bettie Page' yesterday evening as well. It's a brilliant little film, just a biography of one of the most iconic 50's glamour models, but the actress who plays her is highly convincing. She lead a pretty interesting life by the looks of it, though in the end gave up the modelling to follow a Christian way of life. She never let anyone see her in later years once she'd lost her youthful looks because she believed that it would ruin the image people have of her. I can understand that in a way. She was a model who had a lot of success, in a little known manner, but in the end she just wanted to be left alone as she was older.

I never knew that she died in December last year. So only the other month. She was 85 and suffered a heart attack. Can't believe I only found that out 3 months later! :(

Anyways, that was Saturday in a nutshell.

Friday - I got paid. My manager told me I was doing a good job, woo! and I went out in the evening to Runcorn with my good friend Natasha. We went Wetherspoons and then the pub that she works at for a drink or two. It was really nice, I hadn't seen her in ages, so it was good to have a catch up :) though some guy there said I looked like an emo, lol. Which couldn't be further from the truth.

The taxi back to Widnes and home wasn't too nice - easily spent about £12 on that alone! ahah. Good times.

Today which is Sunday, I don't know what's happening.

All I know is that I want to rest as much as possible and later on see Gary when he comes home. I believe I'll be meeting him at the train station, so I'm looking forward to hearing all about Apoptygma Berzerk and his weekend in Manchester.

Bye for now.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The anniversary meal on Monday was lovely.
We went to Desii - an Indian restaurant specialising in the cuisine. It was really nice and made for a change compared to going to the Chinese.

We had poppadoms with dipping sauces, onion bhajis and this pasty type thing with spicy stuff inside. Followed by the main course of chickpea curry,a vegetable madras and some other lovely veggie curry with lots of potatoes in it. Lovely.

It was fairly cheap as well for the both of us it only came to £27 and that included the drinks. I highly recommend.

Afterwards we went back to Gary's (took the car back as we drove to the restaurant beforehand). Then walked down to Wetherspoons for a few drinkies :) which was lovely.

I had a really nice time and our 3 year anniversary went spectacularly.

We exchanged pressies earlier in the evening before eating out and I got loads of good stuff - mostly totally unexpected!

When I arrived at Gary's, it only took a few minutes for Gary to come in and then I waited upstairs for him - and he came up and gave me a lovely surprise of pink wine, ferrero rocher in a heart shaped box and red roses :)

Awwwh. It was one of the most romantic moments of my life.

I'll never forget it.

Last night I created my own poetry website.

Elusive Cure

- to read all my poems, leave comments and read and sign my guestbook.

Many thanks.

Monday, March 09, 2009

I went to see The Watchmen this evening. I really enjoyed it and thought it was a cool film. I could understand maybe from the average joe's perspective why they'd think it was rubbish - but those types of people are usually just content with 'action - sex - action'. Which don't get me wrong, The Watchmen was full of, but the difference is that it actually had a series of stories within it - a back story. Heaven forbid. So yes, I could see why to some people that might be a bit confusing. Especially to those who haven't read the comic. I am one of them.

But I still thought it was amazing. &of course, it makes me want to read the comic. Even if that does sound like I'm jumping on the bandwagon.

This weekend has been just fantabulous. On Saturday I went to Liverpool with Gary and we went on a bit of a shopping spree. To say the least, I must've spent a good bit of wage, as I bought a coat from River Island for £75 which I've had my eye on for a while. It's a red mac with beautifully designed big silver buttons on the front and a belt which cinches you in a little at the waist. It looked so nice and cosy I just had to get it! Then of course, I ended up buying a very unusually pretty pearl necklace with a white flower on it and some headbands from Topshop. Then I got a pretty pink chiffony style dress from Primark, which was cheap but very, very nice. Not to mention the gorgeous vintage style green wedgey high heel type shoes that Gary bought me from Milano (as part of our anniversary pressies). I was rather spoilt.

We had lunch at Yums - an all you can eat chinese buffet on Bold Street. That was nice - we made sure to have our fill, though I think we both found out towards the end that we might've overestimated our plate size portions! haha.

In the evening we had to babysit for Gary's little sister which we didn't mind as it gave us time to chill out and chat and just relax after a hard day's shopping :p which was nice.

Today (which I realise is now the 9th - though forgive me for writing this in the wee small hours of the morning) is also a day of much celebration. For it is mine and Gary's 3 year anniversary of being together. So yes, we're going to have quite a bit to celebrate :] I feel so happy.

We've already bought our fair share of presents for each other - I know that Gary bought me a mp3 wireless player for my ipod which I can now use instead of his all the time. Haha. I also have a pretty white rose bracelet and those shoes I mentioned earlier. Fabulous.

We're going to celebrate our anniversary by going for a Chinese meal together. We were going to go to Zizzis in Liverpool One, but it turns out the offer we wanted to use there expired on Sunday. Which is annoying. So we had a rethink and decided to stay local, because we could get drunk in Widnes rather than have to stay completely sober and drive home all the way from Liverpoool. Ooh we are clever :]

So yeah, we'll be going the pub tomorrow evening and having a few. It'll be really, really nice to celebrate and relax with a beverage or two after a hard day's work, for a change.

Happiness doesn't even begin to describe the way I feel right now.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Finally, it's the weekend.

I'm looking forward to it a lot because any time off work needs to be enjoyed thoroughly :] even if it is only two days worth.

Today was another day of hard work. Many a time during the day I counted down the hours/minutes til I was free once more. I worked very hard and by the end of the day was glad to come home and be able to get ready to enjoy the weekend.

Tomorrow I will be hopefully having lots of fun with Winkles :) shopping, chilling, lovely stuff like that.

I'm hoping to be able to book some time off during the summer to be able to maybe go to a music festival - I can't decide between Download or Sonisphere. Maybe both if all goes to plan. But I can't say for sure on that one. Waiting for more acts to be announced, but Download has picked up if they're having Faith No More playing.

Anyways, it's Easter soon so I'll be getting some time off for that, a day or so.

I might as well be off now. I have things to be sorting out, so can't hang around.


Thursday, March 05, 2009

Now that I've figured out how to upload pics from my phone to computer (turns out I hadn't installed the software for the USB driver properly) this should make my life a little easier.

Last Saturday I went to see Metallica play in Sheffield. It was my second time seeing them and they were absolutely amazing. Pics of which are up on myspace and facebook. (I would upload them to here, but Blogger won't seem to let me, hmmmpff).

So, work's going ok. Project's carrying it's way forward, I've finished working on the job boards and I've got to review all of that with my manager. There's going to be some big changes in the office next week, one of them being that everyone is going to be moved around so that the office will become a lot more integrated, meaning that the colleague I sit with now, I will no longer be sat with come Monday. I guess I will get used to the changes, I'll have no other choice really and since it's gonna benefit the business, then who am I to complain.

Though nobody likes changes really, do they? We shall see how that one pans out.

I'm getting used to the routine of work now, as depressing as the reality is after having so many fun times (or what seemed it now) in school, college and university. It's crazy to think I'm finally working. Even my mum can't get used to it.

Alas, I've treated myself quite a bit with the spends. I'm really getting into vintage style fashion, most of which looks absolutely fabulous. I love the elegance of it all, especially the 20's/30's and 40's styles. I managed to buy a pretty black and white dress with hearts on the blouse bit and a butterfly belt around the middle, which looks rather old school. Plus I've found a lovely skirt, lingerie set and a rather nice looking high waisted nautical pencil skirt with braces. Which I trust are gonna look fab.

Well, I know the lingerie set, dress and pretty black skirt with floral detail are looking rather splendid, since I got them this evening. Matalan have really got some nice stuff out there at the minute.

I bought myself a Cineworld card two weeks ago and have been going mad with it ever since - going the cinema lots and lots and lots. So far I've managed to see Friday the 13th, My Bloody Valentine 3D, Notorious BIG, Push, Slumdog Millionaire, Gran Torino and The Unborn. Classy. It's definitely been worth the money - for just £11.99 a month for a year and any film you want to see without the hassle of having your money with you when you go there.

I'll be watching The Watchmen tomorrow when it comes out over here. It's supposed to be pretty damn amazing (or so I hear), so I'm expecting to be left nothing less than impressed. :]

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My eyes have been getting really sore lately. Not sure why but one of my contact lenses fell out this afternoon in work and it was really frustrating. I think my eyes are drying up from looking at a computer screen pretty much all day, leaving them all drained and a little red. Eeep.
So I made sure to buy myself some Optrex this afternoon, in the hope that some much needed eye drops would help my eyes feel a little more human.

They've sorta worked. But I'm wearing my glasses for a while until they recover. Or at least more often :]

Ordered my new phone last night. Not saying anymore on it until it arrives though and then hopefully I can have some evidence to show for it.

Still in a bit of a writing frenzy at present, it's ace :]