Recent Happenings

(apart from Venice. I'm sure you're sick of that by now)

The weekend before we went away, my sister and her boyfriend came to stay. Only for one night, and they did their own stuff during the day so it was really only a few hours of time together, but this was a big deal. It was a big deal because my sister has hidden her boyfriend away for, literally, years. Not in a Fritzl way, but she is super-secretive about her love life, and won't even tell us how long they've been dating. Her answer varies from around six months to two years, depending on when you ask her. I wouldn't be surprised if they secretly get married and pop out a few kids and she neglects to mention it. Anyway, it was great. He's really nice and they seem very happy. Yay! 

+ This dress. 

It's from Topshop, which is pretty impressive in itself because I never go in there on account of my being ten years too old for 90% of what they sell. 

I love it. I don't care that it makes me look like a toddler. It hides a multitude of sins, feels good even when you're having a fat day, and looks equally as good with bare legs and converse/fat sandals as it does with thick tights and ankle boots. I loves it.. 

+ Work. I got a new job! Still at the same place, still the same money and everything, but a much-needed new challenge. I start on 1 December. I'm excited. 

+ Sickness. Matt got sick this weekend. He spent all weekend in bed. I am not a natural nurse. I get frustrated because there's nothing I can do to help, and then I feel all put upon because I have to do all the domestic stuff alone and lonely because there's no one to entertain me. I know, that's a horrible thing to say. Obviously I'm sad that he got sick. And it's been going on for a while now, so I'm getting a bit worried. 

+ I've been loving music this week. I think it's because I spent a week without it when we were away, and now I'm rediscovering how much I love it. I love how music can influence my mood - need some happy to find the motivation to bake a cake? Paul Simon will help with that. Feel all stuck in a funk and need lifting out of it? 90s pop all the way! 

I also love how music is so powerful. I've got Snow Patrol on right now and it instantly takes me back to when I was living in Southampton and working in Portsmouth as it would always be my driving home soundtrack in my car. Yesterday I was listening to Mumford and Sons and it reminded me so much of living in Cheltenham and getting the train to Nottingham for work meetings... Ah, nostalgia... 

+ Compliments. The other day Matt dropped a big one: "most of what you say is sort of interesting". Wow, sweetie, thanks SO much! 

+ It got COLD today. Really cold. When I left home this morning it was fine, bad by the time I went out to grab a sandwich at lunchtime the bitter cold has blown in on Hurricane Gonzo (I'm calling it that because I can't be bothered to learn what it's actually called). I will be breaking out the winter coat tomorrow, that's for sure. 

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