Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Trying To Write Again.







As you have probably gathered...I decided to take another unscheduled blogging break.   Actually, I would say I have taken a complete break from writing in general...well, apart from my personal diary which some how I have still managed to do even if it only consists of writing one or two lines.


So what have I been doing??   Well, I have been working, still at House Of Fraser, and despite any rumours floating about the ether... work is going really good I think.  In my own personal opinion anyway. 


What else... I had my car MOT last week, and that actually went surprisingly well.   I seem to have been expecting needing new tyres and lights, and whatever else, but I only needed a hydraulic pump and a suspension...thing, I'm not exactly mechanically minded as you can tell, but anyway ..and it all came to under £100.  I was most pleased.  Anything under £100, and that is with the test included, is good.   It's when it starts creeping towards the £200-£300 mark I start to worry.   So it's all good.


I haven't been doing much painting lately, although I did treat myself to some watercolour pens last month and so I have been trying those out over the last few weeks.   Hopefully will be putting some pics on here soon.   I have been colouring still.  I tend to do a little bit every day, even just for a few minutes.  I have found it relaxes me towards the end of an evening.


Went out to lunch with my friend Lizzy last week.   We went to Wagamamas on the Brayford in Lincoln.  That was really nice.  Had a catch up.  Lizzy has decided to go into teaching which is really cool.  She will be really good at that.   Then we went to see Life Of The Party starring Melissa McCarthy.  That was really funny.  You can't go wrong with a light-hearted comedy. 


And of course we had the royal wedding too.  I am really happy for Meghan and Harry.   I thought Meghan looked stunning too!


Now I am trying to come up with some more posts to write and get back into blogging a bit more.   I do want to change my blog theme again at some point, but haven't decided to what yet.  I'm looking at several options.   I'll probably look at changing it when I get paid.   I don't know whether it's me, but May seems to be a really long month.



Thanks for reading.   (I'll try not leave it too long next time!)


Sarah x


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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

My Life Lately.




Wednesday's are not often a day I get off from work so I keep thinking tomorrow is Saturday, because I'm normally off on a Friday.   I have enjoyed my day that's the main thing.   Wednesday's are usually our 'promotion' day at work so to be honest, it's a good day to be off.


I have been busy doing little jobs mainly.   Had to nip to the shop, and the doctors.   Got me out the house for a little bit.   In truth I have felt like I am still recovering from last Saturday night because I went on a little works night out for my friend Jo's 30th Birthday, which was actually today, but she's on holiday now for a couple of weeks.   It was a good night.  Went to Jo's house to start, which was the first time I had seen it, and it was such a sweet little place, and then after a few drinks we ended up doing a little club crawl in town.   Went to a cocktail bar, The Straight and Narrow it's called, in Lincoln.   That was good!  They quite literally do the best Disaronno Sours cocktail I have ever had.   It was amazing.   I did mention in my previous post how much I really loved Disaronno Sours.   It's just so moreish!  





I do also remember thinking at the start of the evening that I had decided I wasn't going to make it a late night.....

.....but somehow managed to find myself, with Jo and our friend Holly, still dancing in a club called SugarCubes at 2.30 in the morning.   They have a little stage, which we all found ourselves dancing on.  I had one of the best nights ever!


Sunday I was sleeping for most of the day.   Strangely, I don't remember feeling hungover, so I must have been fine, but I was really, really tired.   Had to get up for work on Monday to be in at 8.30am too.  That hurt!   I have felt less tired the last couple of days, obviously today because I have been off, and yesterday I started at 12.30pm.   So that was good too.




I am on a mission this month to treat myself to some new tops for work.   Been wearing the same ones for a little while now.   I need to check out New Look, Primark, Dorothy Perkins and a few others online.   The tops I have been wearing recently have started to get a bit wrecked.   I need some new boots too, I have just thought on, so I shall be on the hunt for those too.   It's been a bit annoying recently because Primark haven't had any in.   I know....its the wrong time of year, I know.   All the boots I have seen so far have been like £25 plus, which is good if you want a nice pair, but mine will get wrecked quickly because of the amount of walking I do, to and from work, because I'm trying to save money.    I will have to get some soon though, so I may have to resort to paying a little bit more.


Anyhoo, signing off now.   Work at 8.30 tomorrow.


Thanks for reading guys x


Sarah x












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Friday, 27 April 2018

Why I Took A Little Break From Blogging.




They always say taking a little break away from something you do practically every day is a good thing.   I did think I was doing quite well doing my blog posts for Sarah's Dreamscapes every day.  I found that it was getting a fair amount of views, so thanks for that guys!  Recently I have been concentrating on work, which is going well, and socializing with my friends from work more too.  






Two weekends ago I went on a night out in Lincoln with my friends from work, and I had the most amazing time.  It was more of a relaxed, casual type of evening, wore jeans and a pretty top.   We all met at our friend and colleague, Simon's house for pre-drinks, and he lives in a three story house so that in itself was really cool.   Then we all went out for cocktails and some dancing afterwards and it was awesome.

There was about 8 of us in total, so it made such a great evening.    I have also made a discovery that I really enjoy a Disaronno Sours cocktail.   I just find them so refreshing, and admittedly quite moreish too.   They are just so lovely.   So I think it's safe to say I found my new favourite alcoholic beverage that night.     It was also a lot of fun and I really enjoyed it, particularly as I had not been on a night out for quite some time.   It was really cool.




So anyway, I decided to take an unscheduled break from blogging for a bit.  I guess I just felt like I needed to find a bit of inspiration, and motivation to start blogging again.  Not a lot has changed with me.   I am still taking pictures, and colouring, and painting as well, though I have only started painting again recently.   I am still watching movies and reading Vogue etc   But I feel what I really want to do is 'level up' a bit on my blogging.   Especially as I now have time to do so.   Sometimes a break is good.   It means you can come back with fresh ideas and a fresh perspective.

I am going to have a think over the next few days of things to do for my blog.  I have already decided I want to change my theme again.   I do like this one, which is called Style and Light by Pipdig, but I just want a bit more from my theme I guess.   A bit more colour for a start.   So that is one of the things on my to do list.    I am certain there will be a lot more added to this list very soon.



Thanks for reading.


Sarah






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Friday, 13 April 2018

Happy Friday 13th!




Today seemed to go really quick for me.   At the start of this week I was convinced today (being Friday 13th an' all) would be a really rubbish day for me.   Particularly as I should have had a tooth extraction yesterday.   As it turned out, my extraction didn't go ahead, and today turned out to be a rather uneventful day.   Not that I am complaining.





And, despite the fact it is Friday the 13th... there is no way I am putting a creepy, bad luck picture on here today.   I much prefer colourful owls instead!


Most of my day at work was taken up doing delivery, which I found quite therapeutic.  We didn't get any new stock as such, it was mainly replen.  But it made the day pass by.  


I have been quite productive tonight in the sense that I have been sorting out an outfit, bag and shoes for going out tomorrow night.   I'm just going out for a few drinks with my work colleagues, and I am really looking forward to it.   I haven't been out on a night out in a little while so it should be really fun.  I have picked out just a couple of dresses to choose from, I don't like too many options because I can be still quite indecisive at times, so a 'couple' of dresses is fine.   I know what shoes I want to wear too.   And thankfully my contact lenses were delivered the other day, so I can wear them too.   Happy days!





Not been up to much tonight, except watching Saturday Night Takeaway.  The one where they are filming in Florida.  I had it on record.   It was really good.  Dec, Stephen Mulhern and Scarlett Moffat so it really well of course, but I do miss Ant.  I hope he gets himself sorted soon.   I do love it when they the show in Florida, brings back memories from when I was there.   I thought it was really funny seeing them all screaming on the rollercoasters.   That would be me too if I went on one.


Now I am just chilling out really.  It feels really cold tonight for some reason.  The other day I was too bloody hot.  Now it's too cold.   Can't wait for summer I'll say that much for sure.   I am really looking forward to my night out tomorrow.  It should be good.  


I am quite glad I didn't have my tooth out yesterday now :0)



Thanks for reading.


Sarah x



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Thursday, 12 April 2018

The Appointment That Didn't Happen.




You may have noticed I have been a little quiet for a week or so.   This is mostly due to me preparing and building myself up mentally for my tooth extraction that I was supposed to finally have done today.   To be totally honest it has really been the only thing on my mind up to today.   I really just wanted to get it over and done with.   My appointment was at 9am this morning, I had already pre-arranged the day off with my manager at work so I was there in plenty of time to have it taken out and then get over it....after it had been done.





Except....


My dentist couldn't do it.   Basically, what happened was, last year my crown fell out, and I've left it some time really to get it sorted mainly because it wasn't easy getting an appointment once Christmas, January sales etc were out of the way.   Today was the one I could get to have it taken out.  He had to take some x-rays anyway, but when he came back to me I saw this look on his face and I thought something is up here.   It turns out he is not trained to take out a tooth that is as damaged as the one I have, (sounds bad doesn't it!) particularly as most of the damaged tooth is below the actual gum line.   So what he said was, he wasn't happy about taking it out, and is arranging for a 'surgeon' to come in to remove it for me under local anaesthetic.




So after all that this morning, in one respect I am annoyed that he couldn't take it out today because I could have really done with the bloody thing gone.   On the other hand I respect his decision.   I have been with this dentist a long time now and he knows his stuff so it's fine.   It just means I have to wait now to have it taken out because apparently they are going to contact me when the appointment is made for me.


What can you do?!


So I nipped into work on the way back from the dentist because it's not far away from the place, and told them.   They other day I was invited out for drinks on Saturday night by a few of them from work, and I had originally said that I wasn't going to go because I wasn't sure what I would be like after the extraction.   I figured it probably wouldn't be a good idea going out.    Well I bloody am now.




Anyway I had a little look round town afterwards with my mum, because she had come with me for support whilst I was in the dentist.  I also nipped into work to let them know how it went, or rather, didn't go at the dentist.   Then came home and chilled out for the rest of the day.   It's been a really funny day actually.   I came home after and didn't know what to do with myself because I was expecting to be sleeping or something for the rest of the day.   So just been chilling out, reading my Vogue magazine, cut out some pictures for my collage, watching Ice Age and generally mooching about.


Sometimes days just don't go the way you thought they would.



Thanks for reading.


Sarah x





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