Thursday, 1 January 2009

Catching Up

Argh it’s 2009 already and I’ve been neglecting my blog. So before I talk about the coming year think I best catch up!

Work:
*Sighs with relief!* The torture is finally over! No more sitting at my desk with nothing to do, thinking about what I can look at on the internet or checking my watch to see if it’s nearly home time. Ok it wasn’t all bad, but the majority of it was. I did achieve an NVQ Level 2 in business Administration to add to my collection of qualifications and it’s a year’s work experience to put on my CV.

I was quite impressed on my last day, which was December 23rd, as I got £45 worth of river Ireland vouchers and a box of Miniature Hero’s. If that wasn’t enough they let me go at lunchtime. As of today I am now officially unemployed, which hurts. All I can do is keep applying for jobs though and hope someone gives me a chance. In the meantime I’m going to sort out some volunteering.

Christmas:
To be honest I’m a bit of a misery guts at Christmas these days. We didn’t have a tree yet again, but put up my little one from when I was a kid. I didn’t really want anything apart from the limited edition purple GHD gift set that Jack bought for me. I also got a vanilla scented monkey coat hanger, a lavender scented monkey that can go in the microwave, socks, new bedding and then a couple of other random things. On the day I treated myself to 4 pairs of pjs from Lasenza, 2 pairs of pjs from Littlewoodds and 4 cds from Amazon including Alexandra Burke, The Script, Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera. The joys of Internet shopping!

The day went pretty fast. We had brunch, lunch around 4pm and played a few games.

Jack’s:
On Saturday 27th I went down to London to spend a couple of days with Jack. We didn’t get up too much. Went to Hammersmith on the Sunday and Jack bought a gold bracelet, but I couldn’t find any clothes in river Ireland. We played cards, watched TV and generally relaxed which is right up my street.

Amy and Cara:
I met up with Amy and Cara for lunch on Tuesday, which was nice, as I hadn’t seen them for a couple of months. We exchanged Christmas presents and I got a nice bag from Cara and a few nice things from Amy including smellies. We went back to Cara’s after lunch and watched Mama mia. They’d both seen it, but I hadn’t. Glad I didn’t go to the cinema to watch it, as it wasn’t all that in my books.

Evita:
Maybe it was my own fault for not knowing the story previously, but I found it really difficult to follow. I couldn’t work out if Evita was good or bad. She came across as a bitch to me, but the public seemed to love her. The singing and whole performance was outstanding as per usual, but I can’t say it’s one of my favourite musicals. When I got home I researched the story on the net, as it’s a true one and it made more sense. Eva Perone died at 33 from cancer, which is awful.

Whilst we were there we booked to see Flash Dance in March and Chicago in May. I’ve seen Chicago in the West End and loved it, but there’s no harm in seeing it again! I need to persuade Jack to take me to see Oliver in the west End. What a nice Valentine’s present that would make!

The future:
I didn’t do much for New Year’s Eve, was just at home with my family and it was a struggle to stay awake. God 2009 it’s going to be a big year for me. I will be 21 in July; I should get a Guide Dog, hopefully a new amazing job and who knows what else will happen!

Looking back at 2008 it wasn’t a terrible year really. Work was a drag, but I went to Lanzarote with my family and then to Spain with Jack and saw Paula after 3 years. The Paralympic opportunity ended up being a disappointment, but it has made me more determined to achieve.

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

Happy new year Selina. I hope 09 is a good one. I turned 21 the year I got OJ and it was the best year of my life without a doubt.

Paul said...

Happy 2009, and hope your job hunting goes well. By the way, you can use my stuff to persuade Jack :)