Happy New Year

It has been a quiet start to the year but one stand out feeling is that of getting old. How do I know? I was the first to leave the office Christmas party at a respectable time of 22:00. Sad times.

Happy New Year my lovelies. 🙂

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Blogging Again

I have not blogged in nearly 6 weeks. For 3 of those it was because I had nothing to write. The last 3 because a sibling read my last blog and confronted me about it. I don’t want to people to know who I write – just why I write. And now I must start to write again. Because for me, it is the only way to cleanse my soul.

My Heart. My Sleeve

It’s been four years since I started this blog. I mainly started it as something to help pass the time in what was a dead end job. I didn’t expect for me to post regularly. I mean, what could I possibly write that people would actually want to read. But I wrote. From my heart. Because this blog allows me to share some of my innermost thoughts anonymously with some anonymity. I have shared moments when I have been at my lowest because sometimes by only writing you can cleanse the soul. In turn, people read and even took the time to comment. Some of these people took a vested interest in my well being. I honestly don’t know where I would be without this blog. My little piece of the internet where I write without fear of being judged. It has been the selfless listening tool that got me through some tough times. And it’s also testament to some of my crazy stuff!

I know the time will come when I have to move on. Blogging will become lower down in my priorities. But until that time, I will continue to wear my heart on my sleeve.

For all those who have taken the time to read and/or comment, thank you does not even cover it.

Done

OK. I’ve done it. Created a WordPress blog. I really don’t want to leave blogger but I feel as though my siblings might have stumbled across this one and well, I want to be able to write freely without them knowing everything there is to know. So password protecting those posts which divulge just a little too much is better than privating the whole blog.

I’ve moved. To here. Please could you update your blog rolls and rss feeds and other stuff that I don’t really get!

It is a work in progress but I really need to publish a certain post!

Blogger – for allowing to me to say what I wanted when I needed to – thank you.

ETA: Email me (with your blogging pseudonym because chances are I won’t know you by your real names – scrumpulicious@hotmail.co.uk) for the password or leave a comment with your email address.

Ten on Tuesday

I thought I’d do start doing this (well I’d do it today and see how it goes from there!) and I’m doing it on Wednesday so I am late (almost fashionably but not quite) as always! I’ll probably pick up on the 30 Days challenges in about 6 months!

1. If you could watch only one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be? Remember the Titans – because against all adversity, it shows us that there is good in the world. And we can change something if we believe in it enough.

2. Let’s say someone wrote a screenplay about you; what actor/actress would you choose to play you and why? I’m going to say Anne Hathaway though I don’t have a reason for it!

3. What’s the first movie you remember seeing in theaters? Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – And I remember the AP turning up wasted halfway through. Good times!

4. Did you ever make out at the back of a movie theater in middle school/high school? Not in middle or high school but first year of uni. “Make out” is a bit of an understatement…..

5. Are you a Netflix-er, Blockbuster-er or a Redbox-er? (Or none of the above?) For legal reasons – none of the above.

6. Name one actor/actress who you would give anything to have a dinner date with. Ian Somerholder. Do I need a reason? Enough said.

7. What’s the worst movie you’ve ever seen? Oh God. So many but one that sticks out in my mind over the last couple of years is Be Kind, Rewind. It was just a pointless film if you ask me.

8. Do you sneak snacks into the theater when you go? Always! Snacks are overpriced at the cinema. You pay extortionate prices to see a film and then have to pay even more extortionate prices to eat that junk?! No thank you.

9. Movie theater popcorn: love or hate it? Love it!

10. What is the all-time best Disney movie in your opinion? Sleeping Beauty. I love the three fairy godmothers!

NYE

Wow – New Years Eve. I feel as though it’s come around too quickly. This is only going to be a small reflective post. I mean – you guys have been through most of it with me.


I cried my final tears for S yesterday. No more for 2011 I told myself. Not promising but hoping.

It wasn’t a bad year. January saw me start a new job and February saw the first of my business trips with a stint in Basel. It also saw the eldest of my baby cousins start his travelling. 10 months later, he’s now in Australia and I miss him immensely but with Skype, his blog, Twitter, Facebook, his random texts and a trip to Oz hopefully planned for Summer 2011, I know that he’s doing ok. March saw me turn another year older and not so wiser. Betty decided that her time was coming and I was distraught!

April saw me dating (which clearly didn’t work out!) and May saw another business trip in Dublin. How excited was I?! Only to not see any of Dublin (I barely saw my hotel room) working 17 hour days! But making myself indispensable at work will hopefully have have good things in store for 2011! June saw a lot of redecorating at home, some hen dos and bridesmaid outfit fittings.

July saw a whole load of weddings. In fact, that is the only thing July really saw. Ooooh and Jay Z at Wireless (plus a whole heap of other celebs!)! Ooooh and the purchase of Hector (my new car!). And then we reach August. August was a shitty month (11 posts in one month can testify to that!). Having my heart broken once and for all proved a lil’ too much for me. My emotions ran wild and I was a wreck. Never had I depended on my siblings or my friends as much as I did then. Hindsight is a great thing and looking back I have a few unanswered questions – to myself but I’ll deal with those as and when. September saw a continuation of August. Let’s be fair – having someone in your life for 10 years and then leave will take a while to come to terms with right?

The last three months saw me fly a lot! October saw me take a trip to Frankfurt which tested my patience with family! November saw me in Athens which tested my patience with friends(!) and December saw a trip to Budapest with a new friend (all of which need photos I know!).

And here we are. I can only go into this new year optimistic. So my friends are hooking up and falling by the wayside but that doesn’t mean it’s my time. And I don’t have to live by anybody else’s time lines. New Year resolutions will be made (and most likely broken!) but my heart will be on my sleeve just as it always has been. If I get hurt – then hopefully I’ll learn from it.

To all of you that read this blog. It’ll be 3 years old in January. What I started out as a lil’ bit of fun because I was bored at work has become such a part of my life. In turn as have you those that read and comment. For all your kind words during the year – my words can do you no justice but thank you.

Happy New Year to all. I hope that 2011 is filled with much happiness, laughter, good times, good fortune and love.

Another One

I started another blog today. One that I can write without telling anybody. Password protect even. Because sometimes, you need to write just to cleanse the soul.

ETA: I’m not deserting this one – I just need somewhere else to write certain things…