Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Day 31

Nom Nom
I made some soup last night ready for my lunch today and it was delicious! It might not look it here but it was; I put red onion, red pepper and mushrooms in it and I've got another helping to eat later on in the week :)

Monday, 30 January 2012

Day 30

Piece of Cake
How delicious does this look? Well, I can assure you it tastes more delicious than it looks. It's a piece of Hubby's birthday cake, which featured a camp site as he loves camping! Who wants a piece? 

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Day 29

When I Grow Up...
Another photo of my nephew Leighton today - this is him a few hours ago wearing Hubby's trainers! He's so cute; not long after this he put my Ugg boots on! He loves wearing shoes that he knows are way too big for him :) He's not even two and a half yet but he's soooo grown up, he's a proper little boy now - where did that tiny baby go?! 

Day 28

Pamper Party
Didn't do much today - recovering from Friday night - but I did go over to my sister-in-law's flat for a Body Shop Party in aid of her 27th birthday tomorrow. It was a good laugh and I've brought the catalogue home to have a good look through it before I order anything. 

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Day 27

Dancing on the ceiling tables
Sorry it's late today guys but I'm sure you can forgive me - just got in from a night out to celebrate Hubby's 30th - it was a total surprise for him and as you can tell from this photo, he loved it! We had a lovely 3-course meal and then danced the night away, much of it on the tables and chairs, to an all-decades disco. Both of us had a great night with friends and family and will no doubt feel much older than our 30 years and 27 years tomorrow. So, goodnight all x

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Day 26

Happy Birthday
This is Hubby, he's 30 today! He's not too impressed with turning 30 and says it makes him old but we all know that's not the case! Anyway, as I upload today's photo, he's playing happily on his new PlayStation 3 (I'm clearly an awesome wife!), reliving recapturing his youth.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Day 25

Crease Control
I hate ironing but I managed to get some done tonight. It's actually pretty easy to stick on a DVD and iron for an hour or two but it's hard to find the motivation to do it some nights. It seems to be the one job Hubby and I haven't yet sorted out after four years living together - the cooking, washing up, hoovering, all divided up but the ironing... well both of us hate it. If only I could afford to pay someone to do it for me?!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Day 24

Spider-man, Spider-man...
I'm not a fan of spiders but this huge little guy has been keeping me company most of the evening. This photo does not do the size of this spider justice! I'm not scared!

Monday, 23 January 2012

Day 23

Baked To Perfection
Can you guess what I had for my tea tonight? I love a good baked spud, but before anyone says anything, no I didn't eat all 5; I had 2, Hubby had 2 and there's 1 for my lunch tomorrow - nom nom!!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Day 22

Boys Will Be Boys
A gorgeous photo of Hubby and our nephew, Leighton, for you all today. And yes, Leighton's top does say 'Little Monster' :)

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Day 21

Food Glorious Food
Hubby & I went food shopping today - it's a job I really hate. I loved it when we first moved in together but the novelty has well and truly worn off after four years!! We ended up buying much more than what you can see above but I thought it was a nice photo.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Day 20

Rain, Rain Go Away...
It's done nothing but rain today so I thought I'd share a photo of the rain drops on the car window with you. I took it about 5:30 tonight as I left work. I hope it doesn't rain all weekend, although I suppose it's better than snow.

Just wanted to share this link with y'all...

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Day 19

The Sky's The Limit
I love it when the sky does something so unexpected like this. I took this photo from the window at work today at about 4:30 this afternoon - the photo above has an Instagram filter on it which I think brings out the real beauty of the sky, especially in comparison to the almost-silhouette city scape. Here's the original for anyone that wants to see it/compare it...
Beautiful isn't it?!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Day 17

"I'm going to London..."
Pretty boring day today so you get a photo of Heat magazine, which came out today! I hope I've also managed to get the song stuck in your head :)

Monday, 16 January 2012

Day 16

Nom Nom
I made a yummy vegetarian spaghetti bolognese tonight - it was delicious. I made so much that I've been able to split it into three and there are now two portions in the freezer for another night! 

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Day 15

Loopy Loo
This is Izzy going crazy in the fields near my parents house. We went round theirs for a Sunday roast today and then took her for a walk around the fields - we took her a bit late so we ended the walk in the dark but it was good - there's some awesome views of the city from the hills. There were a few spots of frost still lingering and the wind was bitterly cold but it's so pretty round there that the cold and frost are worth it. I also got to dirty up my wellies again :)

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Day 14

You Are My Sunshine...
Hubby & I walked to Aldi today to get a few bits and as we were walking back through the park I took this photo - I love sunsets. I'm never awake early enough to see sunrises though :) I can't wait for the lighter nights to return, along with the warmer weather. Winter is my least favourite season but at least it's preceded by my favourite (autumn) and followed by my second favourite (spring)! I get excited when I start to see leaf buds and flower shoots, as well as hear an increase in birdsong - it means the cold weather is on the way out and the summer is on the way. In fact, I think there's only about 10 weeks until the clocks go forward - yay!

Friday, 13 January 2012

Day 13

I Can See!!
I finally got my new glasses today, do you like? I got my eyes tested on December 29th 2011 and have only just got my glasses today! There not too different from my old ones, esp in this photo but I can assure you, they are new - I no longer have to squint to see things that are far away :)

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Day 12

Shake Your Money Maker!
So I actually made it to pole dancing this Thursday - it was my first week since the start of November and man did I feel it. Obviously I'm never going to post a photo of myself pole dancing, so you get a photo of the logo on the wall. I did take a shot of the studio but there were too many people, so I'll take a better one another week. I can already feel my legs, arms and stomach muscles aching so god only knows how I'll feel tomorrow - oh well, it's Friday!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Day 11

Ahhh a lovely cuppa!
I need this today! I can't share much with you about how I've spent my day but all I will say is that Hubby will either love me more or divorce me on the 26th - his 30th birthday! If I tell you any more, I'll have to kill you :) so I'll say goodnight and I promise to tell more when I can!

Things I Like...

OK, so this obviously isn't a photo but I wanted to share these awesome photo blogs that I found with y'all:
Let me know what you think xx

Also, if you ever want cheering up, check out http://rhodeside.vuxe.com/ she's awesome and offers some really funny opinions on life :)

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Day 10

Tasty Tuesday
It's surprising just how fast a punnet of grapes can disappear whilst watching TV! I got through almost a whole punnet of delicious red grapes whilst watching 'Biggest Loser' on ITV tonight; at least it wasn't a whole packet of biscuits eh?!

Monday, 9 January 2012

Day 9

You're Worth It!
No, I've not gone mad, I thought, today, I'd share with you my new shampoo - I bought it from my local Boots (other good stockists are available) at lunchtime as it was on offer: £1.89 for a big bottle! I like trying new shampoo/conditioner so I thought I'd give this a go. I've washed my hair with it but as it's still drying, I'll let you know whether it's any good tomorrow - it does smell nice though :)

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Day 8

Cheeky Smile
So, this is Leighton, my two-year-old nephew; I spent some time with him this afternoon at my in-laws and he amazes me more every time I see him. For example, today, Hubby took two tents to his mum to see if she could fix them - my sewing skills stretch as far as sewing up a hole or sewing on a badge - so Leighton asked me what they were and when I told him he asked "I sleep in tent?" I mean, how'd he know that you sleep in tents! We had to tell him he could sleep in them once 'mom-ma' had fixed them, so he then ran from the conservatory to the living room shouting "Sleeping in tent"; he cracks me up!
This photo was taken about 10 mins after the above, when he had his 'tiggy' and his 'ilk' and kept saying "nan night 'aura".

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Day 7

Making Friends
So I thought it was about time I introduced you to Izzy, my parents 1-year-old border collie. Here she is on our walk today trying to make friends with some fearless ducks and two wussy swans. 
This is what she looks like when she's looking at you:
Isn't she gorgeous?! She's come so far since mum & dad got her just under a year ago, she'd been born and raised for the first few months of her life on a farm, so didn't really have any training. Now, she comes back when you call/whistle, she sits, she lies down, she gives you her paw and she even high-fives! She's also been going to agility lessons and, from what mum tells me, she's doing well, that is, when she can be bothered! It seems she can be a moody and unpredictable teenager on occasion :) I'm sure this isn't the last time this year that you'll see a photo of Izzy.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Day 6

Thank God it's finally Friday!
I've spent most of the day doing two things: thinking of a photo to take to share with you and thinking about my favourite TV show returning tonight after a month-long break for Christmas/New Year, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to kill two birds with one stone: gushing about my fave show AND posting something for Day 6.
The TV show in question is Supernatural - I'm not gonna try and explain it to you if you haven't see it but I highly recommend giving The Pilot a go (try www.sidereel.com and search Supernatural) even if it is about 7 years old - and season 7 is shaping up to be awesome, even if the mid-season cliffhanger involved the probable death of one of my favourite characters (RIP Bobby Singer). It's not on until 2am UK time (9pm East Coast of America time) and I have to Livestream it online, so I'll be up late tonight, as I have been almost every Friday since season 7 started on September 23rd 2011, but its well worth it!

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Day 5

I'm sooooo tired today, so I thought I'd share with you one of my most favourite places in the world - my bed! I know, it's not very exciting but it's the place I've dreamt of being all day. Going back to work and getting back into the nine-to-five routine has been harder this year - I don't think it helps that I keep thinking about 'this time last year' (when Hubby & I were on honeymoon in Australia). I've also not made it into bed before 11pm this week, not to mention the almost violent wind and rain that's battering the country has kept me awake every night this week! So, tonight is the night - I'm going to be in bed before 10pm - that gives me 17 minutes! I will do it!
I was gonna take a photo of a pole dancing studio as I often go to pole dancing lessons on a Thursday evening from 7pm until 8:30pm with a friend, for the purpose of exercise obviously - I'm not looking to change careers! However, as my friend is off to Centre Parcs tomorrow and has lots to get organised, she said she couldn't make it; well that was the excuse I needed not to go and to get an early night instead.
So, goodnight, sweet dreams!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Day 4

Two photos today - what a treat :)
The first photo is of my lunch - homemade vegetable soup - while the second is my tea - cheesy omelette and chips. I haven't had either for a while, so I feel like I had a real treat food-wise today :)
I went through a phase of making soup regularly as the autumn turned to winter last year but then I got out of the habit, however it's always really satisfying to have homemade soup for lunch at work so I'm gonna try and get back into it again - I managed to get 3 portions from the saucepan I made last night so I can have it again for lunch this week.
As for the omelette, I honestly can't remember the last time I had one. I don't really by eggs that often even though they're easy to cook, so this was yummy!
I hope you enjoyed some yummy food today!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Day 3

Back to work today.
First day back for 10 days and it was hard work. Hard to get back into the mode of writing to promote the best aspects of a business, as well as writing at the pace necessary to meet my print deadline on Friday - fingers crossed I get everything done. I've got two magazines going to print this week: Aspire, which is weekly, going out around Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, and Reflect, which is fortnightly and distributes around Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. 
I spent my day writing about a whisky shop in Lincoln and a self-catering holiday home in Scotland, as well as trying to find some press releases to fill the nine Aspire pages and seven Reflect pages that the sales teams hadn't sold; it wasn't too taxing but my brain's fried after 10 days of doing nothing! 

Monday, 2 January 2012

Day 2

The tools of my trade today :)
So, my second day of 2012 will be spent cleaning my house and getting read to go back to work tomorrow. The Christmas decorations are already down and now I've just gotta tidy up, polish, hoover and iron my work clothes for the week. I'll be glad to get back to normal, although the house does look a little bare without all the decorations. It's amazing how fast a week off can go and just how untidy your house can get, even if you're not in it for most of the week! 

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Day 1

Although hubby and I didn't venture out for New Year's Eve this year (there was no way we were gonna top NYE 2010 when we were on our honeymoon in Sydney), we took a walk today with my parents and their dog Izzy (who I'm sure you'll meet at some point)! We had a lovely walk through Jubilee Woods near Loughborough, followed by a delicious tea at my parents house, which mostly consisted of all the left over food that hadn't been opened/used from Christmas. It was a great start to the new year!

My First Post

Hi there. Firstly, Happy New Year. It's 01.01.2012 and my New Year's Resolution is to take a photo a day, capturing a moment in time, of my life over the next 12 months. 

I know I already have a few exciting things lined up for this year, including, but not limited to: my hubby's 30th birthday in January, my youngest cousin's 18th birthday in February, a NKOTBSB gig in April and meeting Jared Padalecki and Misha Collins (from TV series Supernatural) at a fan convention in May. 

I'm sure photos from these things will make it onto this blog but my main aim is to find something photo-worthy on each and every day - this blog will track and record my progress. I hope you enjoy learning a little more about me and the things I get up to! 

Laura x