A Week in Review: #26

•June 28, 2015 • 2 Comments

#Baby cause I left a piece of my heart..

This week was a really good one! I had quite a productive week at work and then towards the end it got crazy! But the good crazy.. I did around 600 miles this weekend, to say I am tired is an understatement. I love what I do and that makes all the muscle ache, sleepless nights and empty bellies worth it all!

I don't stop when I'm tired

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I’m done.. So I’m stopping to take a breath.
This is week is going to also be amazing.. The anticipation is eating me alive!


Worship Wednesday #18: You Found Me

•June 24, 2015 • 2 Comments

Today my hayfever went mental at around 4:00pm. After that I couldn’t stop sneezing, wheezing and blowing my nose.. This morning I woke up and it looked like someone had punched me in the eye.. I had to wait for it to go down before I could leave the house to go work so I was late.. I have taken some antihistamines again this evening.. Hopefully that should do the trick..!

I have also just gotten back from the gym as I thought that as I wasn’t able to go this morning I needed to get there.. My hayfever definitely wasn’t winning this one! I also have to wash my hair.. It is such a lengthy process, but hopefully I can do it a little quicker this evening as I am really tired and kind of want to sleep!

Today’s song that I am sharing is called You Found Me by Israel Houghton from his The Power Of One album.. It is basically a song that is saying what the title says.. God found me.. No more chains..
The violin at the beginning makes it a different kind of track and it also features Tobymac whom I think is awesome! Have a listen.. I am off to wash my locks! Be free!! x

A Week in Review: #25

•June 21, 2015 • 6 Comments

Happy Father’s Day to all my lovely blogger friends! I hope you have all had an amazing day!

I have started accumulating furniture for my apartment! It is coming together slowly! I bought a 6ft heavy-duty clothes rail and have hung up most of my clothes – I also have a bedside table.. I decided I only really needed one as opposed to the two I had previously.. I can work with one.. Now I am on the hunt for a 4 drawer chest of drawers.. Most of my weeks are spent furniture shopping.. It is quite stressful as I just want stuff now.. But I will have to be patient and wait.. Good news is though my bag living life is changing slowly every day.. 🙂
I plan to get 2 futon sofas, 2 up-lighters and a coffee table for my living room but probably in the next few months.. that’s definitely not a rush.. I also need to invest in a vacuum cleaner.. Just because I should probably have one as I am OCD clean.. And breathe!

I am also getting a new laptop! FINALLY! I have had the one I am using for more than a few years now and I really need an upgrade as this one has been playing up with me and is no longer reliable.. Things are coming together! Then in September when this contract expires I will be getting a new phone.. If I try to change before my renewal is due I will be charged so I have to wait it out.. Patiently..

Work was okay this week.. I was very productive and achieved a lot with a great attitude 😛
I have a wedding next weekend in London that I have been prepping for, so I am very excited about that and how it will unfold.. I have booked my walkie talkies, compiled the day of schedule and have an outfit ready.. Almost.. I still have a jacket and shoes to find.. Shouldn’t be hard right..? Super excited.. Next week will be a busy one..

I would love to stay and fill you about my week some more but I have to get to the gym before it closes! It is 22:10 and I think I have about 50 minutes left if my timing is correct.. I’m crossing my fingers and toes that it is..
It is going to be a great and extremely exhaustive week and I cannot wait!
Bring it on!!!

I’ll Be Missing You

•June 15, 2015 • 2 Comments

I think a lot about my future.. I try not to think too hard about my past.
Sometimes I randomly remember people.. Friends that are no longer here in this world, the impact they left, their families and how they shaped who I am today. A lot of the people I think about I went to school with, grew up with, played out with.. They all passed on so young.
I am thankful for the life I have because a lot of people haven’t gotten to live it. I am grateful for life, even though at times I take it for granted. I miss my friends – Everyday.

This is for Rebecca..x

A Week in Review: #24

•June 14, 2015 • 2 Comments

I woke up on Saturday morning at around 5:15am to the smell of burning. It was weird because I woke up and then I breathed in and immediately I was awake. My mind started going into overdrive as I mentally went over the switches of all my kitchen appliances in my head. I started to panic. I looked over at the window and saw smoke billowing past. I jumped out of bed and pressed my face against the window. It took me all of 1 minute to realise that it wasn’t my apartment that was on fire. My relief quickly subsided and a panic set in. I opened my window and looked out. There were several firemen running around the forecourt below and a fire truck was being guided onto the premises. In my haste I grabbed a pair of jeans, some shoes, my jacket, phone and keys and headed out of the door. I got to the stairs and started heading down. I got down two flights of stairs before I encountered any firemen telling me to pass on quickly and get outside. I stood outside in the rain texting a friend a minute by minute play by-play of what was happening. Another fire truck pulled up and more men jumped out and started running towards the forecourt/car park area – some time later a paramedic arrived to treat someone for shock I assume.

The second fire truck pulling up outside the front of my building..

The second fire truck pulling up outside the front of my building..

I stood in the doorway of my apartment block waiting for them to tell us it was okay to go back in. We stood out there for about an hour before being told the blaze has been extinguished and we could go back in. I got back up to my apartment thankful that it had not been more serious but I was now too awake and I couldn’t get back to sleep. I started cleaning because what else can you do at 6:30am. I stuck my head out of my front room window and saw the firemen were discarding burnt/fire damaged units, the extractor and kitchen appliances from the burnt out apartment down into the forecourt. I closed my window and continued cleaning. After some time I managed to tire myself out and headed back to bed. By this time it was probably about 9:00am. Around an hour afterwards I was awoken by the mailman calling the intercom to alert me to a package. I threw some clothes on and again ventured downstairs. I got back up to my apartment and caught up on a few more hours sleep and got up and set about my day. At around 3:00pm my doorbell rang. I look through the peephole and there stood two fire safety officers wanting to come in to inform and check on residents after the incident in the morning as well as make sure everyone had functioning fire alarms installed. I let them in to test my alarms, explaining that I had only just moved in and they were free to roam. They went over some safety advice with me and I asked them quite a few questions in response. They explained that the fire was started by a drunk man and his friends returning from a night out, wanting to cook something, putting a chip pan on the cooker and going to sleep. It sounded like a television commercial that warns of the dangers of drinking and cooking – it was surreal. Thankfully, no one was injured and that is the most important thing.

My week has been eventful and ended with a bang – quite literally!
This is however the start of a new week that I have incredibly high hopes for.
I am yet to finish unpacking my apartment as I am still trying to get my furniture together and bought but I am hoping that I can get it sorted out by the end of the week..

I am pooped.. Work in the morning and it is definitely past my bedtime.. There is my little update.

Worship Wednesdays #12: In The Morning

•June 10, 2015 • 4 Comments

Recently, I have been stressed as you know about my apartment and overworked (I feel at the moment) at my job.
I have to remind myself that everything will be okay and I will get through the day, home in the evening and the next day is a new day that will be amazing!
Today I am sharing a song I have been listening to recently called In The Morning by Mary Mary. I’m not as happy as I used to be but I am getting there.. I am certainly not sad!

Without further ado.. Here it is! Enjoy x

A Week in Review: #23

•June 7, 2015 • 4 Comments

This week has been a tough one.. I don’t know if you noticed, but the last time I blogged was last week Sunday.
I’ll try to catch you up really quickly..

So on Sunday 31 May at midnight the contract for the apartment I was living in expired and I had not removed my belongings. My ex-housemate had moved her things out and left that morning so I was the only one there.. The problem was that I had nowhere to go. I called round friends and people I knew and that situation wasn’t working out so I ended up figuring out an alternative and going with that.
In the panic of needing to move I called on my friend for help and on Monday night after work she came over to help me. I loaded a large majority of my belongings into the boot (trunk) of my car and was about to drive it before I decided that I would probably be better off leaving my things in my car and leaving my car in the underground car park of my building. The rest of my belongings were loaded up into my friend’s car and she took me where I needed to be.

It was a long week in the sense that I couldn’t cook. It was a long week in the sense that I was tired constantly and not able to concentrate at work because I was also not having breakfast or snacks and that was frustrating. I had dinner a couple of times last week and that was probably it. Lunch consisted of a chicken and stuffing sandwich with a packet of crisps and a drink – if I had the time.

Whilst all of this was going on I was hoping that my new apartment would be ready in the time that was indicated as it was supposed to be ready the previous week and I was left disappointed. As the week progressed I was trying not to concentrate on my growling stomach and more on my work whilst I tied up loose ends with the old apartment and made my payments and signed contracts for the new.
I was staying late at work because I needed to get work done, then loitered a little bit longer before I decided that it was most probably time for me to go home.
Towards the middle of the week I got the news that I would be getting the keys for my new place by Friday definitely. Before mid-week it was “we’ll try our best to get the keys to you before this date” or “we are hoping that it will be ready by Friday” so when I got that “we can do Friday” phone call I was definitely ecstatic.
I got the keys as promised on Friday and at the same time got the news that the old house wasn’t in the greatest state and needed to be cleaned, so I also grabbed the keys for the old place and gave it a deep clean – as much as I loathed doing it because it wasn’t my mess I had to in order to be able to ensure that I’d receive my deposit back on the apartment. Needless to say I wasn’t very happy about that.

It has been a very stressful week but I have definitely made it out of the other side. I don’t know if I am stronger or wiser or anything like that but I definitely know it feels good to finally have the keys to my new place where it is mine and mine alone. I was a very open and trusting person before this and I hope I can get back to being that way again.

It has been a long time since I have posted something so lengthy but I just thought that I’d let you all know what was going on.
In the spirit of a new apartment and everything, here are some photos.. As the post definitely wouldn’t be complete without these.. Let me know what you think.. And yes. It doesn’t come with any furniture.. It is a blank canvas for me to do with it what I wish.. I just wish I had better style haha.. I am a minimalist by nature..