Sunday, 6 January 2013

Back to work blues

Hi guys

How are you all on this lovely Sunday evening? It's been gorgeous here in the UK this weekend. It has felt like Spring with the lovely sunny and mild weather we've been having.

Yesterday, I went to our local nature reserve with my new guy! We had a nice stroll and he surprised me with a picnic. He had it in his backpack all along and I had no idea! Turns out he's a great cook outside of the workplace too! He'd made some gorgeous tuna salad wraps, some cheese and pickle barms and some quiche. He knows me well, already, because he also brought strawberries and some blueberry muffins. We washed it down with a couple of cans of lager that he'd also had the foresight to fetch along. All in all, it was a perfect day.

Last night, I went out with Lila. She'd won some tickets, in a local supermarket's raffle, to see a show and so we went. I don't usually like musical theatre, but it was something different. It's my New Year's Resolution to try something new, at least once a week.

Oh yeah, I'll leave the best until last...I got that job I interviewed for last week. I start tomorrow, so, like most of the population, I am dreading going into work tomorrow after a relaxing two weeks off (well in my case it was more like four months off, LOL!) and I also have New Job Fear, which is when you feel extra dread because you have no idea what it's going to be like and whether you'll be able to last until 5pm before wanting to poke both your eyes out or whether it'll be so much fun that time will fly and you won't want to tear yourself away. I hope it's the latter. Fingers crossed!

Anyway, if you are one of those unfortunate souls who is going back to work after an extended festive break, then Good Luck to you; I hope it goes well. Just remember - after a few hours it'll feel like you've never been away!

Anyway, I've got to go and get a nice hot bath to try and relax me, so, until next time...

Callie signing off

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year

Hi guys,

Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year. Did you have fun, last night? I did, for once. I usually hate New Year's Eve, but last night was amazing. I've been meaning to update you on my new romantic situation, but it's been going so well I didn't want to jinx it!

Do you remember I told you about Lila's new job in the American Diner and how she was going to try and set me up with the manager? Well, it worked! I am so in lurve, guys.  I'll tell you how it all happened...

I went to the diner with Lila and she introduced me to the most perfect specimen of manhood I have ever seen. He looks exactly like my hero - Dave Grohl. He is gorgeous. When Lila said she was going to set me up with her boss, I didn't have high expectations, because Lila's taste in men is nothing like mine, but she did good this time! I think her exact words were something like, "I told you he looked like that singer you like, didn't I?" Well, she did tell me, but I didn't believe her! I don't want to gush all through this post, but he is just lovely. He is polite, he's a total gentleman and he treats me well. The fact he is manager of an American Diner, is just a bonus ('coz I get to eat the most yummiest food ever for free!).

Last night, Ben - that's his name, by the way - was working and so Lila, Erin, Ella and I all had our tea there and once the diner closed, at midnight, we all went on to a nearby club. Ben loves the same music as me and he knows he looks like Dave Grohl and he makes the most of it! I am just so happy. I am hoping that 2013 is the year that my love life finally gets sorted! Keep your fingers crossed for me, guys. The only thing I need to focus on now is my career. I've got an interview lined up at another local newspaper, next week. I'll let you know how that goes, but until then...

Callie signing off