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The Annual Christmas Cold

I don’t think there is ever a December that goes by that I don’t get sick. Last year I had the mother of all colds, which meant I had to have a week off work, which is something I never do. I have the odd day, but never a whole week in a row, I think the most I’ve had off is two days. I am currently in the throws of another Christmas Cold but this one, touch wood, is not as bad and I can still go to work, even though it wasn’t great today working with a cold. But nevertheless, it would not be Christmas without one (though one year, I would like to see December clear and not delirious in cold!).

Christmas is fast coming round and while I thought I was pretty much prepared, I’m in fact not! You may notice the rather lovely pile of parcels in the twitter pic to the left and while I’d like to say they are all Christmas presents, only one is! The bloody problem with Christmas shopping is that you tend to browse and while you browse, you see so much bloody stuff you like, you end up spending more on yourself (at least I do!). I’m not too bad and think I have most of the stuff mentally bought just not physically. In theory, this means they are still in the shop and waiting for me, my name on them. I very much doubt that in reality!

I planned to watch some Christmas movies this weekend, but in fact, I watched 4 movies and non were Christmas related. As I was pretty much sofa bound on Saturday, I watched my cheer me up movie, which is Tangled! I could watch this movie so many times and never get sick of it! I just love the song “I See The Light”, it is one of my all time favourite Disney songs. Then after that, I watched my main man Thor – btw, I think The Dark World is so much better than the first, but if Thor is happening to be listening (he is currently sat opposite me in Lego form anyway), like children, I love them both equally. Then I also watched The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which gave me everything I could have wanted from a British movie – perfect.

On to last night and as soon as I saw this was on, I knew I just had to watch it. We all have our guilty pleasure movies that while might not have got the best reviews or might not be “Oscar” worthy as it were, you just can’t help but love and watch. And one of my all time favourites that I have watched since I was a kid, is The Brady Bunch Movie. I love that fact that as an adult, while I still remember loads of it, there were some bits that I understand now and realise how rude in fact they are. I love films like that, that children can watch, but adults can totally get an in joke from. I have a copy of it on VHS (that’s a video btw), but I looked it up on DVD and bloody hell is is expensive, because your can’t really get hold of it and I’m not being funny, but who wouldn’t want it on DVD. I am going to go and look in a replay shop tomorrow. And can I just say, I never truly appreciate how much Greg Brady is actually very good looking!!! As a child, I obviously didn’t appreciate that!


Music Of The Day: Kelly Clarkson “Just For Now” – a great alternative kind of xmas song.
Nails Of The Day: None.

I hate phones! Fact

Hello everyone!

So, I have been stuck on the phone today, trying to call a call centre. Why are they such hard places to ring!!! It’s insane.

So, what have I been up to. I’m gonna say not a lot lol! I think the cold which I had last week is not coming back, which is a bloody pain, but I do hope that it is gone before Christmas next week. It’s not nice opening a gift or eating your Christmas dinner while sneezing and coughing all over it.

I have continued with my Christmas Movie Weekends, and the other week I watched a Muppet Christmas Carol which I used to be absolutely terrified of as a child. I think with the Muppets, the Sesame Street ones were more child friendly, while I always watched The Muppet Babies and Fraggle Rock cartoons, but the live action ones were kind of freaky. But now, I can totally appreciate how good it is, as well as Labyrinth and Dark Crystal, although that still is kind of a weird film but very very fantasy.

This weekend gone, I watched Jingle All The Way with Arnold Schwarzenegger, which I know some people think it probably really cheesy, but come on, doesn’t everyone need a bit of good old fashion cheese at Christmas.

Other films that you should watch at Christmas are, The Santa Clause with Tim Allen (classic!), Love Actually and The Holiday, Stardust (this was released at Christmas, so goes in this category), Home alone 1 & 2 and one of my personal favourites, The Forgotten Toys.

I probably will post again before Christmas, but if I don’t, I hope everyone have a very Merry (and safe and happy) Christmas.


Thoughts Of The Day: Your never two old to make a Paper Chain!
Nail Varnish Of The Day: Nothing but I’m getting my nails ready to go with my work’s do outfit.

It’s a special day!

Apparently their is something special about today, not quite sure what lol!

I am now partially cold free and back to work, which is good! I have never been off work this long, and it seems weird to say I only had a cold, but I did but literally I couldn’t breathe so you know, that kind of stumped me. Luckily, I had my New Girl boxset, I watched the entire thing in 3 days, well, you have to check if it works!

I finally got round to watching Hugo (not of the Made In Chelsea, I’m A Celebrity fame!) at the weekend and I really enjoyed it. It took a while to get started, but I found it really magical, I’m glad I bought it. It did throw one thing up for me. Until I watched this film, I thought his name was Hugo Cabaret, like the musical, but it’s pronounced more like cabray. And it just made me think, the amount of times I misread things and not realise for ages, is astonishing. Until someone said it to me, I always thought the book/tv show was called Game Of Thornes, when it’s Thrones! I mean, even I know Thrones sounds more true to the story than Thornes, why would anyone fight over thornes! I do it when I’m reading too, I literally skip a paragraph and not even notice sometimes, than later on I’ll be like, “when did that happen in the story!”.

Anyway, that’s about it for now! Nothing more interesting to comment on.


Thoughts Of The Day: Cold!
Nail Varnish Of The Day: Nothing at the mo, I’m waiting till a works event on Friday.

Day 5 in the Cold House

Gone a bit Big Brother with the title!

As it suggest, I am day 5 into my cold! It is ridiculous! It’s not even a “I can survive work cold”, I literally feel like crap and only just managed to go outside yesterday. I do feel better than I did earlier in the work, but it hasn’t shown any signs of shifting. I’m probably gonna jinx myself in saying this, but I’m kinda glad that if I am gonna have a cold this Christmas, that I get it now rather than on Christmas day.

So, what have I been up to in my sick bed. Well, I have now managed to watch the complete first season of Made In Chelsea on 4OD. I don’t particularly like the 4OD player, cause I find it quite slow and annoying, but the one on youtube is even worse, because it usually freezes at some point in the episode, I have to refresh it, then I have to watch adverts with the sound of the show in the background. So I might just start watching it on the 4OD player instead. I have also been watching a lot of New Girl, as I got a surprise in the post on Tuesday, when the Season 1 boxset arrived. I didn’t win it, if that’s what your thinking, its a “I order way to much online and completely forgot I pre-ordered it in October” situation! It really annoys me that non of the things that I pre-order actually ever arrive on the day they are released. I’m pretty sure the one that came for my Sister is The Dark Night Rises for me for Christmas and that didn’t come till Tuesday either. I don’t think it’s the companies we order from, cause I use lots of different ones, it’s just our fricking post.

I had to make a really annoying phone call this week. And I had to do it during the worst part of my cold, so let’s just say the people on the other end didn’t get the nicest of tone from me. I am just completely at a dead end with trying to get this situation sorted. It’s not anything serious but it’s basically I think I’m paying too much tax, but it’s not the tax office fault, they have actually been quite helpful with me and confirming a lot of what I thought. I would be more worried if I wasn’t paying enough, but seeing how much I paid for the same job a few years back, I think I am paying to much. I just hope I can get it sorted soon.

So, there you go, my week in review, riveting isn’t it!


Desert Of The Day: Ben and Jerry’s in Core Karamel Sutra. Literally heaven in an ice cream tub shaped form!
Nail Varnish Of The Day: Two W7 ones, although my nails are like stumps, I hope they grow before the Christmas do! I have W7 Mosaic and Salt ‘n’ Pepper. Good thing about having a cold is that I can’t smell the fumes from nail varnish!