Saturday was retail therapy day with a trip to Bicester Village.
Boo bought me two pretty notebooks while we were there, but this one was the perfect pressie…
A Smythson lambskin leather notebook, that even comes with its own little bag to keep it in.
I’ve always promised myself a Smythson, but at £45 just for the small one you see here I’ve always had other things to buy first.
So you can see why it was just the perfect gift.
A friend of mine is an apprentice at a local tattoo shop, and as part of his training had to do thirty free tattoos over the last month. Now since I’m a sucker for a bargain, and the word free is an even bigger magnet for me, off I went to get one done.
So, here he is working away,
And here is the slightly scabby (still healing) design he did.
I absolutely *love* Twitter. I think it’s a fantastic thing that everybody should be involves with. Its helped me meet an make friends, given me useful advice, been supportive when needed and even helped me sell on last minute event tickets that I couldn’t use.
Plus where else can you ask a question, and have a dozen replies with in five minutes?
Beyond all that though, this week it was responsible for helping me to relax and look after myself.
After being called in to work extra night shifts, and having to do an right am, straight from work flying visit to the parentals before going out for the night I was exhausted. I’d had just six hours sleep in 48.
Then came an early morning hair appointment, lunch out and a trip to the vet’s with a very poorly cat. I was tired, stressed, particularly about the cat.
I decided to check into twitter to try and take my mind off my worries and I saw a tweet from @ChapelSpa mentioning some discounted treatments that afternoon.
A short twitter exchange later and I was booked in. After a £100+ vets bill and a nightmare journey into Cheltenham it was just what I needed.
One full body massage (discounted from £48 to £32), later and I was blissfully relaxed for the rest of the day.
If you live anywhere in the vicinity of Cheltenham, or even if you are visiting for the day, then I highly recommend you visit Chapel Spa. You certainly *won’t* be disappointed.
Is coming. I’ve been so busy procrastinating over the last week or so I haven’t had time to tell you.
I’m sure I’ve got a day free this week to so the things I should be doing, so I’ll probably use the time to catch up here. So you can expect a little pile of tweeted links, posts and pictures soon.
*squeezed in post while I’m out and about*
is worth two in the bush, or even better, dozens in the Birdpark.
Been off piccie taking again. This time at Goodrich Castle, Ross-On-Wye.
Mucking about with the Half Tone iPhone app
There’s always something about death, that makes you reflect upon life, and your ability to live it. We all know and understand that passing is a fact of life that touches us all.
However, there is something about a sudden and unexpected passing that makes us realise how fleeting our life experience could be, and how we really do need to learn to make to most of each day.
A colleague passed away, quickly and unexpectedly yesterday. Today, I am sending my thoughts, wishes, and prayers to his family, as this is the second massive loss they have suffered in the last three months.
I am also reflecting, on the good things I have, and making the most of this day, because tomorrow, is tomorrow, and there is always a chance those things could change.