So just to start off, I’ve been a big fan of reading lots of blog features where people talk about their week and what they’ve been up to for some time now and I’ve been wanting to start my own Sunday summaries on this blog for a while now and now that I am back freezing my arse off in the UK, I fully plan to love this blog and put a lot more time and effort into it than previously. I plan to keep a weekly schedule on here for my Sunday Summaries, high lighting what I have been up to that week for any nosy sods that might happen to stumble across my little corner of the internet. Even if the only person who reads this happens to be my mum. As I wrote on my previous Sunday Summariaries posts, once again this blog post shall be more of a wing it situation and we’ll see where I can go from here.
Also I apologise for the slow updates, not only on my Sunday Summaries series, but also throughout my blog in general. I have hit a slump recently and lost a bit of my mojo so the words just haven’t flown recently as well as they are capable of doing and honestly I haven’t really felt like writing much recently either, so there’s that. I have plans to go through my blog, tidy up, shorten, change and edit posts and the lay out within the next few weeks, so bare with me for the crappy, messy blog, for the time being at least.
This week’s blog starts 29th May – 4th June 2017.
This week consists of lots of walks, photography opportunities, a lack of productivity (work wise), too many glasses at work and hobbling around with a sore toe.
Gym Sessions and ab attempts.
Again I have been shit at even attempting to gym or workout. After last Sunday’s hectic night at work and hearing customers telling me about the fact that the whole pool was booked out and everyone was frustrated after traveling for hours to get to the hotel, they couldn’t use the hotel’s facilities, I decided to avoid the hotel at all costs this week, apart from when I had work of course. I did try some ab workouts at home, but had to stop as my toe was making planking impossible. I feel fairly fit from a job where you’re constantly on your feet running about collecting glasses and lifting anyway, so I suppose at least I’m not at a job at the moment where I’m sat at a desk for hours on an end. Although I do want one of course, but by the time those opportunities come around, I shall be making sure to gym at least three times a week to compensate so I don’t get flabby. Next week is a new week and all that, yada yada yada, let’s hope I am more successful. I am off to Bristol today, and I plan to hit the gym tomorrow morning when I get back to the Bay, (I’m even bringing my gym stuff with me, dedication). So yes gyming and/or running this week as well as home workouts are on the cards. Watch this space.
Work has been fairly busy this week being fully booked out with holiday makers and the half term holidays. Luckily though, no all inclusive, not that I mind it, but sometimes it’s nice to not have that on. We’ve had a big group of Germans in this week, who like to eat late and order lots of drinks, which makes our job harder as we’re waiting around for lots of glasses at the end. Usually we’d have all the restaurant glasses finished by around 9 at the latest. In fact I was running the other bar a few times, and I had to keep rushing out to the dishwasher in between serving lots of customers drinks, which made my job a bit harder. I definitely prefer having most of the glasses from the restaurant done so I can focus more on the bar. In fact I ended up cutting my wrist when a Carling glass shattered all over me, and I didn’t have time to cover it, so had to try and angle my wrist away from the customers and try not to bleed everywhere when pouring a few pints. Health and safety and all that. The Germans were polite and nice though, and tipped very well, I made £6.50 from them, and a cute, seemingly deaf old man, which is £1 away from an hour’s pay for me. (Crap pay I know, I’m working on it!) The waiting staff weren’t a fan of having those tables though, as they ended up having to leave a lot later than everyone else.
I had a big group of singers in, who sat at the tables singing all night. That was nice and very different to the usual sounds of mindless chitchat and the TV, which you usually get. I especially liked their version of Les Mis – I Dreamed A Dream and You’ll Never Walk Alone. They were nice though, very polite. In fact I came in an hour earlier with Mark as they were eating dinner earlier than usual as they were performing somewhere. Mark originally thought it was the Germans, and he wanted a hand with the drink orders. As it turned out, I wasn’t really needed as between Mark and myself, we did two tables. It was the easiest hour’s work though. Sadly, that night was very busy for me, I ended up staying until midnight, as well as walking to work as mum and dad were working. I worked out that I had been standing up for eight hours straight by the end of the night and my feet were absolutely throbbing. I also got very tired at the end and accidentally spilled a beer all over the bar when I pulled a beer mat without looking. That meant that Mark and I then had to clean all the glasses on the top row, plus clean the row quickly etc. That extra work was not necessary when it was almost closing. I basically gave my manager extra work to do. Thank god we were on top of everything that night.
Getting out of the flunk.
Yes I am still in the ‘flunk,’ which is getting very repetitive isn’t it. Although I have applied for a few jobs, mostly around Liverpool actually this week, so I do feel better. I have also been writing this week, which is a start. I just need a tidy up job and to organise stuff so I can start getting my writing up and running. That’s some progression I suppose, I am still a long way off from where I want to be of course, but small steps always lead to the bigger picture, so happy days. One day, I will have myself that banging salary job, which is the start to hopefully a successful career, I won’t give up just yet, it will happen. Hopefully this up and coming week will continue to be productive – blogging editing, tidying, scheduling and job applying, as well as working out and getting my abs back etc. I’d also really love to do some website editing and posting this week. I have plans to be getting on with.
This week I haven’t been all that sociable, by my standards anyway.
On the Monday, I really enjoyed a cheeky trip to the cinema in the afternoon with Abi, especially as the film involved Zac Efron’s abs. Basically we went to see the new Baywatch film, which as enjoyable as it was, the film was very predictable, although it did have some very funny moments in it. Also Zac played a dooshbag, which kind of didn’t make him as attractive, as in the character, not Zac. Still I enjoyed all the abs and hot bodies on display throughout the film, so there’s that. Like Abi said, as good as it was to watch, it’s not the kind of film that you’d rush to buy on DVD, although if it was on the TV I’d watch it or on a plane etc.
I also had a nice and lazy afternoon with my best friend Livy, who was knackered after a long morning of rushing around to buy the last of the stuff for her boyfriend’s birthday the next day. We ended up eating lots of discounted healthy salady stuff from Waitrose and watching Pirates of the Caribbean Four all afternoon, and Liv was battling not to fall asleep as she’d gotten pretty comfy on the sofa, and we’d closed the curtains and the film is quite dark, and it was bright outside. I was so full of salad and avocado by the end and I felt bloody brilliant, the only downside was, I was SO not feeling having to get ready for work afterwards. Such a kill joy.
I was supposed to catch up with my friend Luke, but he bailed on me (AGAIN), and I was also supposed to meet up with Paige on the Friday, but after my horrendous long shift on the Thursday (the 8 hours on my feet one), I ended up sleeping in until midday as I was knackered and we missed each other, but saying that Paige and I are going to Bristol today, along with Nastassja, so I’ll be seeing them today. (To be updated in the next few days).
This week I finally got around to watching the last three episodes and catching up and finishing off Riverdale. Ooh I wasn’t expecting that. I have also just started off watching Thirteen Reasons Why, and man it is SO good. I can see why there’s been so much hype to the show. Although I am only on episode two as I have to fit it around Dad and seemingly my niece and nephews who come over randomly and want to watch Finding Dory/talk a lot over it, I am really enjoying the show and am already hooked. I can’t wait to watch more. Of course I have also been watching Gilmore Girls, although it’s easier to just watch it with mum in the evenings, on a rare night off, which slows progress of course, but I’m enjoying watching it with mum. I just wished we’d watched it together from the beginning as mum’s only seen random episodes of season 3,4,5 and now 6, which we started last night. I’ve decided I’m going to introduce her to Orange Is The New Black next once we’ve finished Gilmore Girls and The Revival.
I actually haven’t read that much I am ashamed to say this week, I’m not too sure why, but I will be getting back into it, as I have lots of books by my bed, as well as other’s in the post, and on both mine and mum’s book shelves, which I am excited to get stuck into. I’m now re-reading And The Mountains Echoed, which is by one of my favourite authors Khaled Hosseini. I am enjoying it so far. As noted before, I have many ideas of reviews for books that I have recently read to come, so watch this space. I was very excited to receive my book – Talking As Fast As I Can. Lauren Graham from Gilmore Girls Autobiography, which I purchased off Amazon. I am a big fan of Lauren Graham and I have only heard good things about this book.
This week I have had a fair few evenings off work, which has given me a rare opportunity to cook a little bit more. I enjoyed making myself these very nice vegetable and haloumi skewers with a Greek herb sauce, discounted in Waitrose along with rice and couscous (which was also in the reduced section in Waitrose). I also enjoyed making myself a very nice stirfry – from Waitrose’s reduced section haha. I also continued with my new found favourite veggie finger wraps, which have been a top lunch idea. I still haven’t used my new George Foreman grill yet. I tried to treat myself to some fancy turkey or lamb from Waitrose the other day for a Friday treat, just so I could be a little different, as well as to experiment with my grill, but it was unsurprisingly too expensive for my taste. Watch this space though, I’m looking forward to playing with my new toy, as well as being healthy again.
One day I randomly woke up early so I ended up deciding to try and get tickets for Ariana’s benefit concert much earlier than planned, which ended up with me since 6:50ish having lots of tabs open on Safari, which just gets confusing after a while. I ended up stressing out as it was getting later in the morning and I still hadn’t joined any queues. It turned out being a waste of time as despite the fact that I had been on the websites since 6:50am, I still managed to get tickets for Ebony and myself to go to the concert. In all honesty I would have been better off staying in bed. What a waste of time. Also, FUCK YOU TICKETMASTER, for changing your ticketing policy queuing.
This week I have enjoyed picking up lots of random bargains from trips to Waitrose, including mango, strawberries, veggies and my new favourite caramel surprises.
I was disappointed that mum refused to pick me up on her way to Sainsburies as it was the morning after that horrifically long shift and my feet were still slightly throbbing. My mum is fantastic at being there for me, so I hate complaining too much, but I honestly was so tired that I couldn’t face going food shopping at 9am, having been up since about 2am and on my feet for eight hours straight the night before. Big up dad for accepting my shopping list with grace though and saving my tired ass so I could have a lie in and recover.
I had a long overdue fun video call with Lucy, one afternoon, which was fun. I missed hanging out in her room in Australia. In fact I really miss hanging out with her properly. To be honest, we chat everyday so we didn’t have much to chat about as we both know the ins and outs of each other’s lives, but it was fun to chat to her regardless.
Last week I treated myself to the first two Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean soundtracks on Amazon as they were the cheapest ones that I could find. I also bought the third Pirates one, but issues with my card meant that they had to refund me as the CD had already been sold. Never mind, next time. Anyway it was bloody awesome listening to both soundtracks, they are genius. Also I know which scene in the film is playing at the song, especially Harry Potter. They made the walk to work a lot more interesting and I loved lying in bed listening to Harry Potter, so magical.
I finally got around to booking my train tickets for the afternoon and night in Bristol for tonight, which I’m kind of glad that I was too lazy, as I bought them much later than planned, but saved myself some money in the process. If I’d bought myself a ticket the day before, I would have paid an extra tenner at least. In the end my laziness meant I was able to treat myself to an £8 ticket for the next day, meaning that I ended up spending £26ish instead of £36+, fun.
I finally managed to get my iPad updated, which was much needed trust me. I had been trying for a couple of weeks, but couldn’t as I didn’t have enough storage space. It ended up taking ages, but I am so glad that I can finally get apps back that I haven’t seen in a while like Instagram, Facebook, Timehop etc. Small things eh. I had missed them though.
Well the 2016/17 football season ended the other week, so unsurprisingly there’s not much news at the moment and it’s still too early for any big transfers to have taken place just yet. Liverpool did sign Dom Solanke from Chelsea, which was quite funny as his older brother went to the same university as me. Although I never really spoke to him, I always found him attractive. He knew it though, so I didn’t really bother. Also, my team mate and really good pal Becky fancied him so it was always a no go from the start. He looks like a good player though, but he’s only 19, so I reckon Klopp will slowly introduce him like he has been doing with young players Alexander-Arnold, Woodburn, Wilson etc. I’m sure Klopp has a plan though with the youngsters as he’s been giving them plenty of opportunities this season with the first team, I trust him. I can’t wait for the start of the new season and all the summer friendlies etc to come though, it will be a long couple of months without my boys.
So yes, usual ending to this blog. I plan on going through my blog and tidying this rambly mess up, adding in the photos etc. So no judging for the time being. This blog is a work in progress. Also I’m off to Bristol now, so I shall be including a few updates of my afternoon/night with my besties + Craig, holiday planning and cocktail drinking at TGI’s, so watch this space.
Until next time,
Love, hugs and pugs.