Sunday, 12 December 2010

Step Away From The Chocolate.

Hey readers! I've just noticed that my numbers have crept up to 10 - double figures, ooooh. I know its not much and I'm hardly changing the world, but I truly appreciate you reading my (for the most part) non-sensical (is that even a word?!) ramblings! So thanks :)

I would like to apologise for lack of posts recently, its been a bit of a hectic few days. There have been a few things over the last week or so that have resulted in me being a very smiley girl this evening. Firstly I bumped into a guy I'd met at the beginning of term last weekend, he took my number and we went for drinks this week. It was a really nice evening and he's a lovely guy but I don't know if it will go further. I am in for massive judgement here from all (and rightly so) because part of me is put off by the fact that he's a bit of a leftie - and even more so by the fact that he was on the anti-cuts protests the other week. In all fairness if we'd really clicked and had the fireworks and the sparks and everything I'd be prepared to overlook the politics, but at the moment I don't quite like him enough to justify that. We'll see how it goes.

The other thing thats put a grin on my face is spending last night with two of my favourite girls from back home, Katy and Caitlan. We had a wicked night consisting of vodka, X Factor, miniature-based foods and slightly offensive amounts of chocolate! Can't remember the last time I laughed so much, it was well overdue and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing them and just giggling over nothing, for example my likeness to a sausage whilst in my sleeping bag:


I don't care what anyone says, I think its very fetching!
After our evening of silliness we decided to go for a Spoons roast dinner this afternoon. Taking that into account as well as the chocolate, crisps, mini-foods and alcohol I reckon I've consumed about three weeks worth of calories in 24 hours.

The other thing thats made me VERY happy is this little beauty has just won the X Factor 2010!!


Absolutely loving his winners single (cover of Biffys 'When We Collide' - gorgeous!) but not as much as I'm loving his First Time Ever I Saw Your Face or Knights In White Satin. I do hope those links work by the way, I'm too technologically stupid to know how to embed videos, I'm going to ask my housemate Natalie how to though. Incidentally, you can check out her blog here - I'm very impressed already. Anyway, back to Matt - he's brought some X Factor glory back to Essex and is definitely the deserving winner. The other contestants were very talented but he's struggled for ages so I think he totally deserves it :) Plus he's gorgeous. There is actually only one other man who I find more attractive than him right now, and THAT is saying something.

There's now only one week of term left and there is definitely a sense of panic in the air over deadlines and exams. I have two essays due in on Friday, one of which I'm hoping to get done and dusted tomorrow, and then I am eagerly awaiting a very messy last night of term. I have a not-so-subtle plan that I'm going to put into action that night, with my reasoning being that if it blows up in my face I can a) blame the booze and b) hide at my mothers for a month licking my wounds before I have to take any responsibility. Coward? Me? Never. 

I am also hoping that at some point over the next few weeks I will be able to get my head back in the weight watchers game, otherwise Christmas is going to be a very tricky time. Well, any time spent at my mothers house is tricky, but when she has full license to fill the house with food and booze its going to be a mare. To the extreme!

I'm off for bath and bed now so I can get up (reasonably) early and get to the library. Happy days! 

Lauren :) xxx

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Snow Day #2

Hey everyone!






Well it's still snowing in Kent! We have about a foot here in Canterbury, but other parts have more. The picture above is one I took of the park on our road when I went down to the shops for supplies (chocolate, biscuits, crisps, dips, and cornflakes so me and Natalie could make chocolate cornflake cakey things...needless to say Weight Watchers is not high on my list of priorities today!) Other than that I haven't done an awful lot today. Except a brief play in the garden:



(Natalie thought it'd be a good idea to go out in the snow in shorts and a t-shirt. Foolish girl!)

Work has once more fallen by the wayside in favour of watching crap tv and playing around with the computer. Its beginning to become a habit!

Given that I've hardly left the house in three days there isn't an awful lot to report. OH the World Cup 2018 and 2022 hosts got announced today, Russia is hosting 2018 and Qatar got 2022. Needless to say there are a lot of disgruntled Britons right now, but I kind of think its a good thing. We've already got the Olympics the year after next, what more do these people want?! Don't get me wrong, it would have been amazing, but its not the end of the world!

I've also figured out what I'm going to do next year in regards to studying. If I get my place in America then I'll be off like a shot, but if for whatever reason I don't get a place then I'm going to move home and commute to uni. Its not ideal, but I don't want to end up living with strangers again next year. It was bad enough getting ditched this year, luckily I landed on my feet and got decent housemates, I might not be so lucky two years in a row!

Off to veg out on the sofa some more now!

Lauren xxx

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Snow Day

So, it is officially December, and the universe seems to have celebrated by emptying a load of horrid white stuff all over Britain!!



The above is a photo of my Dads back garden that I stole from my sisters Facebook. They've got over a foot there but here in Canterbury we only have a few inches. I will take the opportunity to say now that I am extremely accident prone and therefore am avoiding leaving the house at all costs, for fear of falling over and breaking my leg/arm/neck (if anyone could do it, it'd be me...)

Unfortunately the weather means that the Wednesday morning meeting I had been planning to attend was cancelled and so I couldn't weigh in. I've just had a sneaky look on my scales and they seem to think I've lost another 1lb, fantastic news! I don't know how accurate they are in relation to the Weight Watchers scales, but its going in the right direction at least!!

I'm also feeling better over the last couple of days than I have for a few weeks (despite a horrifying headache yesterday morning). I've felt really run down for ages but I'm starting to get some energy back, I think a lot of that is eating properly. I just need to step up the exercise now but I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to manage that for the time-being!

Like I said, I'm avoiding leaving the house at all costs until the weather has cleared up, so I've been doing all my reading at home. And by that I mean I've been neglecting my reading and listening to the script and the fray on spotify, and re-reading Harry Potter instead. Bad times. I really must do some work now!!

Lauren xxx