Friday, 9 December 2011

Friday Five #15

It really has been a horrible couple of days weather-wise. I almost got blown away last night when walking home from work (admittedly not my best plan, but 30 mins waiting for a bus at 9.30 at night, no thanks!) . It was wild. The pictures on the BBC website (under Scotland) just show some of the extent of the damage. My mum, who lives approx 3 hours from me had no electricity, whereas my Dad got stuck in Amsterdam returning from a business trip to Germany. He managed to get home today via Aberdeen and he popped in briefly to see me as well :).

On a brighter note, here are my Friday Five:



Jellyatric Jelly Babies:
These appeared in the delivery boxes at work today and I couldn't resist buying a few for various people. For certain people, they fit to a tee :). They are £1.49 and are available from Internacionale.



Arrival of transitional trends:
This week at work, we saw the arrival of transitional trends - the most prominent being the nautical, which has to be classed as one of my favourite trends ever. I have a few items to show in a haul post but the light is ridiculously bad so I'll have to do a separate haul post :).



Christmas Spirit:
I can't believe its Christmas two weeks on Sunday, just where has the time gone? I've almost finished my Xmas shopping and I'm looking forward to going home to spend some time with my mum and dad. I know on Christmas Eve, I will be baking mince pies and biscuits to give out to the neighbours. We will also be spending the day watching Christmas films. I think my mum was a bit disappointed that I don't want to go out somewhere, but out on Christmas Eve, you must be mad! I've worked Christmas Eve before and it was crazy!! You do get a fair few confused men who come in and the majority of customers are fairly pleasant to deal with. However, before I get to enjoy Christmas, I have two weeks of work and with that comes just about the biggest workload that we could possibly have.

Darwin:
Since I've moved him into my bedroom for the winter, he has probably become the most demanding hamster ever. If I open the lid of his cage, he will come running out looking for treats of some kind. I can't resist giving him a couple of sunflower seeds, although I do try and watch what he is eating as he's a Chinese hamster, therefore of the dwarf variety. Dwarfs can get big quite easily.



Books:
I've been reading a lot recently, mainly during my breaks at work, and there is nothing that I currently enjoy except from curling up with a good book. I'm currently reading 'Deadhouse' by Linda Fairstein. It's amazing. I've never read her books before until my Mum gave me a pile of crime books to read.

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