Thursday, 21 October 2010

A month gone by

It's been a month or so since I've posted. Apologies but I've been adjusting to my new job and the demanding schedule that comes with it.

Aside from that, it's been a whirlwind of relatives and friends coming into town. Also...

- I managed not to melt in 40+ degree heat on a weekend jaunt to Seville with Tracy and Jess (the aussie one) and learned the importance of taking siestas

- I had a momentary throwback to childhood during a visit to the British Museum with my good friend Laura, when we posed for a picture as a Royal Guard and Paddington (guess who got to be Paddington)

- I somehow managed to become a social media expert at work - yah, I'm still trying to figure that one out

- I fell into a whirlwind romance that fizzled out as quickly as it had started (so quickly that I never got around to getting a photo of the gentleman and myself - shrug)

- I ran a half-marathon after going out dancing til 4 am earlier that weekend and, no surprise here, got my worst time ever. But had one of the best times ever running with my good friend Nicola, while her super sweet boyfriend turned up at random mile markers to give kisses to her and high fives to me. Also they gave out percy pigs after mile 10...need i say more? (Official race photos can be found here)

- I became an Auntie - again. She's gorgeous and not as funny looking as her big sister was at her age. Turns out that not being in labour for 13 hours does wonders for your head shape as a new born

- I feasted on a bridge with my flattie, Ollie, Jen, Flattie's friend and a random girl with a plant on her head

- I travelled to Scotland for the first time and thought about ordering haggis for lunch. I also poked around an old Scottish castle...

all in all, it's been a pretty amazing month. Hell, it's been a pretty great 15-odd months of living here in London.