Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Day 59

The Nob
My day has been pretty boring today except when we received an email at work from a customer with images and copy for an advert for the magazine's next issue - the photo above is of one of the images sent: it was even entitled 'The Nob', it gave us all a good, immature giggle :)

Monday, 27 February 2012

Day 58

Time After Time
Thought it was time (lol) I shared a photo of my new watch with y'all. It's yellow - my favourite colour :) It arrived in the post on Saturday morning after I ordered it on Friday, but I've not had the chance to show you yet, so here it is - what do you think?!

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Day 57

A Sunday Stroll
As there was football on TV this afternoon, my Sunday stroll this week was just with my mum as Hubby and my dad stayed at home. It was a really warm winter day and the sun was shining so I'm treating y'all to a photo of me and mum, well, our shadows at least :)

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Day 56

Feeling Pretty
This is me after a free haircut & facial, which I had earlier today as part of a beauty salon review I'm doing for work. The facial was awesome and I got some really good skincare advice :) I love my hair too - it really, REALLY needed cutting - I've had some shorter layers cut in and it feels so much better! So, all-in-all a good day!

Day 55

Have you ever noticed how cereal tastes SO much better at night than first thing in the morning?!

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Day 54

The Countdown Has Begun
Check out how light it was on my street when I got home from work tonight at 5:30pm!! I love the lighter evenings - there's only a month to go until the clocks go forward, and although we lose an hour's sleep, it means the summer is on its way and I love the summer :)

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Day 53

Nom Nom
Another food-related post today; I had these delicious vegetarian fajitas for my tea tonight. I've not had fajitas for ages and they were yummy :) I'm a big fan of Mexican food and have to confess that fajitas are one of my favourite meals, they're quick and easy to prepare and de-lic-ious - I really should make them more often!!

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Day 52

Pancake Day
Seeing as it's tradition to make pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, I made five pancakes tonight when Hubby got home from playing football. I only managed to eat two, but they were epic: I covered one in chunky peanut butter and the other in Nuttella, I then placed one on top of the other and rolled them into a sausage - it was delicious, if a little sickly. It's only once a year though :) I hope you enjoyed some delicious pancakes tonight - feel free to share your favourite toppings!

Monday, 20 February 2012

Day 51

In With The New
I got a new computer today at work, complete with Windows 7 and lots of memory meaning it's more than twice as fast as my old PC :) It will make a massive difference; a lot of time before was spent waiting for my computer to do things or catch up with me but this one is now lightening fast - yay! 

Update on the cold front: it's still here and my nose is beginning to get sore from blowing it :(

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Day 50

Welcome To Snots-ville
Yep, you guessed it, I'm ill. I've not quite got man flu but I've got a stinking cold and can't breathe :( I only left the house today to go food shopping; I spent the rest of it lying on the sofa feeling sorry for myself. Hubby has a cold too, so together we're a right pair! 

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Day 49

Spring Has Sprung
Hubby and I went for a walk today with my parents and I spotted these - I hate winter so the first signs of spring are a wonderful sight! It was actually a nice sunny winter day today, once it'd stopped raining and I really enjoyed being out in the fresh air - it actually got rid of the headache I'd had since I woke, but I've been left with a sore throat and runny nose :(

Day 48

Happy Birthday To You...
Hubby and I went out tonight with the family for my youngest cousin's 18th birthday! We enjoyed good food, good conversation and gorgeous cupcakes - what more could you need :)

Friday, 17 February 2012

Day 47

Makes Laura A Dull Girl
So, it appears there's a running theme this week. The above photo is a shot of the clock on my pc as I left work tonight! I didn't bring anything home to do but I did stay until well after I should :( It's Friday tomorrow though and I have naff all planned for the weekend, apart from food shopping and the usual 'Sunday stroll', so I'm looking forward to chilling out and doing nothing! 

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Day 46

All Work & No Play
I don't seem to be able to find the motivation to do as much work as I should whilst actually at work, during the normal working day at the moment - in fact, for the last two nights, I've brought work home to do. I am pretty busy at work at the mo, as I'm the only person doing my job, but I'm not so swamped that I have to bring things home. I just can't find the motivation I need to knuckle down whilst at work; so if you find my motivation moping around anywhere, can you send it my way please? I need it back! 

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Day 45

Happy Valentine's Day
Hubby & I don't really do anything special for Valentine's Day (he always says he doesn't need a commercialised day as an excuse to show his love) but this year we'd agreed NOT to do cards; so what does he tell me last night? Yes, you've guessed it, he'd got me one anyway. So, at lunchtime today I headed to the card shop and bought a card for him - on the left and the one he bought for me is on the right! I hope you all have had a lovely day and haven't given in to the pressure to be romantic too much - romance should be spontaneous and heartfelt, not something dictated by card companies and chocolate retailers looking for love-struck fools who'll happily part with their cash in the name of love!

Monday, 13 February 2012

Day 44

Hair Today...
I chopped Hubby's hair tonight - it's pretty easy to cut as he just has a Number 1 all over. I've not cut it since about January 1st but he's off to London with work later on this week do he wanted a neat 'do for an official photo he's got to have taken :)

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Day 43

Happy Feet
I've had a busy weekend, seeing Sarah Millican on Friday night, staying up until 4am on Friday/Saturday to watch Supernatural, then having my nephew and sister-in-law stay over on Saturday night and all of us visiting my parents today - it's been good but busy and I've missed my slippers :) fingers crossed for a quiet week! 

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Day 42

Boys Will Be Boys
This is Hubby & our nephew Leighton sharing a 'love' earlier this evening. Leighton is at the age now when he copies everything you do and he spent most of the night following his Uncle round the house - it was so cute!

Day 41

Laugh, I Nearly Died!
So, this is how/where I spent my Friday night, laughing my head off. If you've never heard of Sarah Millican, check her out on YouTube - she's really funny and much ruder/dirtier in person than she is on TV/radio! Love her though - I'd highly recommend checking her out!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Day 40

These Boots Were Made For Walking 
These are my beautiful new boots - they were a bargain, costing just £30, reduced from £70. I'm usually more of a handbag person rather than a shoes person but these were just too beautiful not to buy :)

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Day 39

Tasty Treat
Look what I had for dinner! I haven't had stir fry for ages and it was delicious! I made it using Quorn Pieces, Egg Noodles, Bean Sprouts and a Mushroom Stir Fry Mix, I also used a Spring Onion and Oyster Sauce - it was awesome! I've got leftovers for my lunch tomorrow :)

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Day 38

Sleeping Beauty
Hot chocolate and bed early tonight :) The snow might be melting but it's still cold and I'm really tired - goodnight x

Monday, 6 February 2012

Day 37

Quack! Quack! Quack!
I LOVED this movie as a child so when I saw it as a three-disc/three-movie boxset on Play.com for £5.99 I had to order it; well, it arrived today so I watched the first one tonight! It's as good as I remember :)

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Day 36

Snow Fun
Izzy loved walking in the snow today. I love walking in the snow too. I actually a fan of the snow; the only time I don't like it is when I have to be somewhere - then it's rubbish as Britain seems to come to a standstill at the sight of the tiniest bit of snow, but when you've got nowhere to be and you're just enjoying the snow because it's there, it's awesome. I'm a huge fan of fresh and untouched snow - I love walking where no-one else has and I love the crunch snow makes underfoot! Anyway, I'll stop rambling about snow now, goodnight x

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Day 35


Let It Snow!
It's been snowing since about 4pm this afternoon and to start with it didn't look heavy enough to actually settle but as you can see from the photos above (taken at about 8pm and 9:30pm), it's settling! I love the snow but hate how England seems to grind to a hault at the slightest snowfall. I can't wait to go for a Sunday stroll in the snow tomorrow :)

Day 34

Make Me Happy
Stumbled across this little guy at lunchtime, not too far from my office. He belongs to www.asewingodyssey.blogspot.com but for more photos of the 'Make Me Happy' project, search 'Cheeky Knitting Leicester' on Facebook.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Day 33

It Finally Snowed
Ok, so it's not a lot and it was at about 8:30 this morning and there's no sign now that snow ever fell, but IT SNOWED!!!! It's not due to snow again until Saturday but you know how iffy the Met Office are with their predictions, so this might be the only snow fall I see this winter - a far cry from last winter eh?!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Day 32

The Sun Sets On Another Day...
I can't believe January is over already - Christmas/New Year seems so long ago but at the same time, I can't believe it's February!!