It’s 2013!

So, I survived my own cooking at Christmas which is always a good thing to admit. I have also not set any New Year’s resolutions for a change. Considering I am one of those people that has usually broken them 2 weeks into the year I thought I’d better not bother this year. Instead, I am committing to improving up my weight loss/exercise regime. Since last March, I have lost 20lbs which is pretty good going to be honest, especially for someone who is not exactly 100% motivated all the time. 

I have also started volunteering with SERV Kent as a controller and tonight is my first shift. I have had control of the phones and men on bikes since 7pm last night and will hand it back at 6am. For my information, click here to be taken to their website, sorry but I am not awake enough to type that much info for you, it has just gone 3am you know! The University encourages students to volunteer, we can be awarded a variety of certificates dependent on the number of hours of volunteering we have done and which of a vast number of skills we have used during that time. 

I go back to University next week and have been missing it a fair bit this week. I have a small piece of work to finish off, nothing that is desperately needed but it has to be in before term starts which is made extremely easy in the age of internet and email.  

I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year, normal service will be resumed after the start of term. 

 

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It’s nearly Christmas!

In a week’s time it’ll be Christmas Eve. I bet all of those of you out there with children will be going quietly demented by then with all the extra demands on your time that this time of year thrusts upon you.
I’m on my own for Christmas this year at my choice. And, despite what some people think I am really looking forward to it. Telly chefs are helping with my dinner and my sofa is helping with the rest! Here’s where I get a little serious. I have chosen this for myself, I haven’t been forced into it at all. However, there are people out there who are not lucky enough to make that decision for themselves. If you have a neighbour, friend or just a person that you walk past in the street that you know will be on their own, and lonely, this Christmas. Pop a card through their door or knock on the door and wish them a merry Christmas. You might be the only person they see over the festive season, maybe all month or year!
Have a great Christmas, I know I will and if you’re really unlucky I might post some pics of me in my pjs eating dinner lol

Dickens Festival

I love living in such a historic area! Today was the start of the 2 day Dickensian Christmas Festival in Rochester. I walked there with a friend of mine and her 4 year old daughter. There were quite a few (read thousands!) people there, quite a lot of them in costumes from the time. Sadly, several of the restaurants and pubs on the High Street hadn’t made the necessary precautions for such a busy time. 

We went into one place where we managed to get a table only to be told we’d have to wait for about an hour and a half for food and that the staff were so rushed off their feet that they were getting orders wrong. We decided not to stay and walked back over Rochester Bridge to Strood for food there. I wandered home and had aubergine casserole from yesterday while the others went to KFC, a place that I haven’t been to for 6 years thanks to a wheat allergy! How I miss that chicken….

Anyway, if you’re stuck for something to do tomorrow, come to historic Rochester, the festival is definitely worth a visit as is Rochester itself.