Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Coffee & Words...

Well thankyou for all the lovely messages during my hectic few weeks. I am pleased to say that all the numbers are posted and a new year has started....212 hours in the big yellow store over the last 4 weeks,( recently turned red for chinese new year!).. with 3 hours travelling on top each day has left little time for anything else!... I am very tired but looking forward to spending time with friends & family over the next few weeks and catching up on life...

 lots of coffee has been consumed to keep me going, thankyou in particular to Caroline and Kelly who have met me for coffee in the last month and given me a welcome break from my desk... it was also lovely to catch up with Zoe between Christmas & New Year whilst she was visiting London.... also my Latte lovely, L, who has managed to make me laugh out loud on even the toughest days!..



Another great place for 10 minutes peace & quiet and a little retreat has been the fab Selfridges Library..(usually its the shoe gallery or the handbag hall that calms my stress!) .. located in the Ultralounge space in the Lower Ground Floor. Only there for 6 weeks is an eclectic mix of old and new... enhancing the theme of the new year of WORDS... I love the Ipad station alongside the blackboard & book corner.

There is a host of events happening within the space from story telling, to handwriting analysis, to book binding... a must for any book lover... its a treasure trove of old & new.. the book wall is gorgeous, a real trip down memory lane, evoking the best childhood memories.. check it out if you are visiting its very cool...

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

MIA....

For those that have followed my blog over the last couple of years, will know that I disappear off the radar for January!... It's financial year end at work, which means lots of audits, and very long hours... the only chance of seeing me is if you are in the big yellow store!... my little alarm clock rings at 4.30am, 6 days a week, trying to be home by8..with Sunday for sleeping!....
A week before Christmas we moved into a new open plan office, which is taking some getting used to.... I'm loving my new desk!




With a staple diet of Starbucks, & bananas, and organised curtesy of Mulberry & moleskin, it will soon be February!... I have been catching up with all your blogs on my commute....apologies for the lack of comments, I promise I will be back soon.... Xx

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Saturday, 7 January 2012

Final Holiday Treat...

as 12th night was upon us, I embarked on my last holiday treat, an evening at Matthew Bourne's "The Nutcracker".... having seen the traditional version of it at the Colliseum, I was intrigued to see Matthews modern twist!
An ardant fan of Mattew Bourne's work, I was not disappointed. The sets although basic are also lavish with some very clever twists, never distracting from the dance itself which is simply breathtaking, comical, and refreshing all at once....beautifully staged with a gorgeous cast!

From the grey and gloom of the orphanage in the 1st act you are swept into "Sweetieland" in the 2nd act, where everything is pink and fluffy!...i was salivating!.....



a fabulous treat to round off the holiday season.... Loved both ballets and The Nutcracker is one of my holiday favourites.. x

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

New Year, New York!

I wish I could be sitting here posting that, that was where I was, but alas no! .... maybe next year!
I am of course referring to the movie New Years Eve, bought to us by the team that produced Valentines Day, it centres on New Years Eve in New York, and how the lives of several individuals cross and intertwine in a fabulous chick flick...

Tuesday night was movie night and we indulged in this film... and loved it
Cast is amazing, Josh Dhumal, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert de Niro, Ashton Kutcher, Zac Efron, Halle Berry, Katherine Hiegel, Jon Bon Jovi to name but a few... I could go on.
It encapsulates New York brilliantly and my desire to stand in Times Square and watch that ball drop at midnight is top billing on my wish list. It made me laugh, cry and reflect,( and is full of eye candy!) a perfect holiday movie and will be watched yearly from now...
Can you tell I loved it!... nothing beats New York on New Years....

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year...

to you all.... 
a very quick post from me today.. to wish you all a very Happy New Year... thankyou to you all that have read and followed my blog throughout 2011... I hope that you have enjoyed the ride, I have!... I have neglected my blog of late, and aim to fill in the gaps over the next few days!... reviewing 2011 and looking forward to 2012... thanks again to all for reading, for the lovely comments left and heres to a fabulous 2012 filled with fun, food and little bit of frivolity!.. Tx

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Coffee & Words...

Well thankyou for all the lovely messages during my hectic few weeks. I am pleased to say that all the numbers are posted and a new year has started....212 hours in the big yellow store over the last 4 weeks,( recently turned red for chinese new year!).. with 3 hours travelling on top each day has left little time for anything else!... I am very tired but looking forward to spending time with friends & family over the next few weeks and catching up on life...

 lots of coffee has been consumed to keep me going, thankyou in particular to Caroline and Kelly who have met me for coffee in the last month and given me a welcome break from my desk... it was also lovely to catch up with Zoe between Christmas & New Year whilst she was visiting London.... also my Latte lovely, L, who has managed to make me laugh out loud on even the toughest days!..



Another great place for 10 minutes peace & quiet and a little retreat has been the fab Selfridges Library..(usually its the shoe gallery or the handbag hall that calms my stress!) .. located in the Ultralounge space in the Lower Ground Floor. Only there for 6 weeks is an eclectic mix of old and new... enhancing the theme of the new year of WORDS... I love the Ipad station alongside the blackboard & book corner.

There is a host of events happening within the space from story telling, to handwriting analysis, to book binding... a must for any book lover... its a treasure trove of old & new.. the book wall is gorgeous, a real trip down memory lane, evoking the best childhood memories.. check it out if you are visiting its very cool...

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

MIA....

For those that have followed my blog over the last couple of years, will know that I disappear off the radar for January!... It's financial year end at work, which means lots of audits, and very long hours... the only chance of seeing me is if you are in the big yellow store!... my little alarm clock rings at 4.30am, 6 days a week, trying to be home by8..with Sunday for sleeping!....
A week before Christmas we moved into a new open plan office, which is taking some getting used to.... I'm loving my new desk!




With a staple diet of Starbucks, & bananas, and organised curtesy of Mulberry & moleskin, it will soon be February!... I have been catching up with all your blogs on my commute....apologies for the lack of comments, I promise I will be back soon.... Xx

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Final Holiday Treat...

as 12th night was upon us, I embarked on my last holiday treat, an evening at Matthew Bourne's "The Nutcracker".... having seen the traditional version of it at the Colliseum, I was intrigued to see Matthews modern twist!
An ardant fan of Mattew Bourne's work, I was not disappointed. The sets although basic are also lavish with some very clever twists, never distracting from the dance itself which is simply breathtaking, comical, and refreshing all at once....beautifully staged with a gorgeous cast!

From the grey and gloom of the orphanage in the 1st act you are swept into "Sweetieland" in the 2nd act, where everything is pink and fluffy!...i was salivating!.....



a fabulous treat to round off the holiday season.... Loved both ballets and The Nutcracker is one of my holiday favourites.. x

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

New Year, New York!

I wish I could be sitting here posting that, that was where I was, but alas no! .... maybe next year!
I am of course referring to the movie New Years Eve, bought to us by the team that produced Valentines Day, it centres on New Years Eve in New York, and how the lives of several individuals cross and intertwine in a fabulous chick flick...

Tuesday night was movie night and we indulged in this film... and loved it
Cast is amazing, Josh Dhumal, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert de Niro, Ashton Kutcher, Zac Efron, Halle Berry, Katherine Hiegel, Jon Bon Jovi to name but a few... I could go on.
It encapsulates New York brilliantly and my desire to stand in Times Square and watch that ball drop at midnight is top billing on my wish list. It made me laugh, cry and reflect,( and is full of eye candy!) a perfect holiday movie and will be watched yearly from now...
Can you tell I loved it!... nothing beats New York on New Years....

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year...

to you all.... 
a very quick post from me today.. to wish you all a very Happy New Year... thankyou to you all that have read and followed my blog throughout 2011... I hope that you have enjoyed the ride, I have!... I have neglected my blog of late, and aim to fill in the gaps over the next few days!... reviewing 2011 and looking forward to 2012... thanks again to all for reading, for the lovely comments left and heres to a fabulous 2012 filled with fun, food and little bit of frivolity!.. Tx