Friday, 21 September 2012

Wouldn't it be be back on holiday.

Ah holiday blues! Everyone gets them at some point and I am sorely missing lazing around by the pool all day then being able to swan into town in shorts for a delicious dinner and far too much wine. I've only been back a few days!

Yes the reason my blog has been lacking recently was because I was away for 10 days having a lovely time with the boyfriend not doing very much in Portugal. But now it's back to reality. And the cold. My goodness England feels cold at the moment! When we booked the holiday it seemed such a good idea just before I start my new job to get that last bit of sun and last chance for a while to get away together. However now I'm wishing we'd thought it through a little more and given me a little teensy bit more time to get my life together before I start the rest of my life. Now don't get me wrong the holiday was lovely and this lack of time is mostly my fault because I managed to lock myself out of the house yesterday so wasn't able to do tons of things I needed to do (bills-snore-train tickets-snore) so yes that fault of mine has rather cut into my preparation time.

I don't really need preparation time in reality but I am very nervous and excited for this placement I'm starting on Monday...I am VERY excited but this potentially is this start of the rest of my life! Well...actually it really is! Student life is officially over and my working life begins. How terrifying and wonderful at the same time.

Bye for now :)

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Wouldn't it be not feel bored anymore.

Basically I'm a little bored at the moment. My days seem to be constantly filled with nothing. This is not because I'm super lazy (much) but more down to the fact that I left my old job because I've been offered an internship that starts at the end of September. I am VERY excited. Now it may seem that I left my job rather early to many of you but the boyfriend and I are going on holiday on Monday which will take me right up to the start of my internship. So I haven't been doing nothing for long but I don't really cope with doing nothing that well.

At first the idea of days filled with nothing seem like a dream. A rest away from incredibly busy work days to relax and do whatever I want. However in reality that nice feeling lasts for a few days before I begin to get incredibly bored. I really should have taken the opportunity to start driving lessons again (yes, yes I really need to learn how to drive...pipe down everyone!) but unfortunately I've now left it a little late and it seems silly to have my first driving lesson in 3 years before I poodle off on holiday for a few weeks! Silly Charlotte. Missed opportunity right there!!

But soon my days will be filled. Well on holiday they won't be that filled with anything that productive; more filled with reading and relaxing. Possibly more sight-seeing than we originally planned as the weather forecast is not looking that good right now! It's the being away from it all that matters though, that's what we keep telling ourselves anyway. 

Bye for now :)

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Wouldn't it be nice...if I stopped writing about the Olympics!?

I know, I know, I've written quite a few Olympic related blog posts but I have to make one amendment for this post and instead talk about the Paralympics. Mainly because it is AMAZING.

I've never really watched the Paralympics before and feel that it's been perhaps left at the wayside in terms of media coverage in previous years but these games are truly awe inspiring. The home of the Paralympics really has done the event proud. It is wonderful to see stadiums as packed with fanatic GB supporters as during the Olympics, cheering on our team as though there has been no break between the two events.

I have been a little disappointed with the Channel 4 coverage really only because of advert breaks! I know that that is what the channel does and they are clearly working around matches and races to slot in the ads in appropriate places but it was a shame the Opening Ceremony (yet another wonderfully bonkers display of true British-ness...apples everywhere...) was disrupted by them. However they have redeemed themselves, in my eyes anyway, with their website where there are great pages such as: where every GB medal win is shown in full, although, yet again, you have to sit through more adverts to be able to watch the videos! If you missed them or haven't seen them yet I would definitely recommend the videos of Ellie Simmonds smashing the world record in her 400m freestyle event (yes I cried at the end) and, of course, Richard Whitehead's incredible T42 200m win. All the videos are fantastic though, another favourite which I watched live was Hannah Cockroft's gold, the list of amazing moments you need to see really could go on and on and on!

(Richard Whitehead's incredible victory. Image from The Telegraph website)
What I find really interesting with the games is that there are so many different classifications within every sport meaning there is so much to watch and be amazed by. I'm sure there are many pages like this all over the internet but my family and I have been referring to the BBC's 'A-Z of Paralympic Classification' which is very clear and informative on all the different classifications. All I can really say is that I think every single Paralympian is a truly inspiring and quite epic individual. The original Channel 4 tagline of 'Meet the Superhumans' couldn't have been more accurate!

London 2012 and Team GB have really lived up to the much used Twitter hash-tag #OurGreatestTeam with Olympians and Paralympians doing the country truly proud. I really have never felt more patriotic than I have during this year.

Bye for now :)