Monthly Archives: February 2014

To do lists and a messy desk

Friday is my day off…which isn’t really a day off, it’s a ‘study day’. However, we’re past 4pm, and no studying has yet been done…hmm. That’s not to say the day hasn’t been productive (mega-ish house tidy, FINALLY hoovered everywhere 3 weeks late, bike ride to find a lost glove and lunch/walk with mum), but just not as I’d maybe anticipated. Still, I should take my own advice and not dwell on what hasn’t been done, rather focus on what can be done now.

This brings me to my love of to do lists. Mine tend to be quite long…

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…and the non-uni related things always seem to get done first :p but it’s never a bad idea to get everything in one place that needs to be done. The first term of this year was a nightmare with me forgetting bits of work left right and centre, but we’re doing better so far, and being 5 weeks in it’s a good sign! Hopefully, a Sunday post will show all things being ticked off πŸ™‚

Whilst completing my to do lists, I sit at my ‘desk’, i.e. the dining/living room table…which we never eat at cos it’s covered in my final year mess..



Busy busy! Lots to do…not much of it fun, but only 3 months to go!! Cannot believe it…life awaits.


Foodbar Freebies

Every so often on my commuting travels, promoters of things are at the station. Costco, Paintballing, NescafΓ©, Belvita…and sometimes, this means free stuff – yey! The other week I got a free packet of Belvita biscuits, which were quite yummy if I may say so myself, although my friends did not agree…I was slightly put off as well when I saw about 5 E-numbers in there (which are bad for you…maybe?), and also I do not believe the advert – I am one hungry human, and need feeding every 2 hours, 3 if I’m busy, so 4 biscuits keeping me going for 4 hours? Je ne suis PAS d’accord, sorry Belvita.

Yesterday, however, it was East Coast trains promoting their new in-train menu. I have never taken an East Coast train, but the lovely lady gave me an exciting bag of goodies…




…inside was even more exciting. I wasn’t even hungry, but I couldn’t very well leave the poor packet of crisps…or the Drifter bar…thankfully I have a husband at home who enjoys coke and kitkats so I didn’t eat those, but tasty burgers πŸ™‚ thank you to you East Coast and if I ever take your trains, I will check out the menu (then eat my packed lunch ‘cos I’m tight).





Here’s a crazy crisp that I found in my packet of Corkers…it’s like the potato curled up for a nap in a bath of boiling hot oil.



Keep on running

Today was a running day…I was exhausted on my way home from uni so had a cheeky nap on the train…I’m 95% sure I may have had my mouth open and been snoring slightly, but can’t fault a power nap. It’s only Monday though, so I’m unsure how this week will pan out…

Anyway, as I said, today was a running day. I hadn’t been since Wednesday, which normally wouldn’t bother me (apart from a moment of ‘argh I should run more…oh hello chocolate biscuit’), but as the BIG RUN is only 6 weeks away, I was determined (ish). It seems that getting out before I’ve had chance to sit down after getting home is the way forwards, as this left me with no time to change my mind. My personal trainer aka Hubby suggested a route, and off I went.

I left just after 530, and it was LIGHT! Well, maybe more like dusk, but light enough to run across a park and not be concerned, which is amazing! I’ve even seen a few snowdrops poking their heads out of the ground. Roll on Spring…

No running buddy today, but I met the cutest little spaniel puppy (twice!), and many other dogs, and as said running buddy is scared of anything or anyone he doesn’t know, maybe it was for the best that he stayed at home today.

The run was followed by pizza for tea…justified? Probably not, but tasty? YES.