Day 92: The Rugby World Cup Final and New Zealand Victory, Sunday Roast a la Rooke, being able to do a big grocery shop knowing there’s a car waiting for you outside, and meeting a martial arts stunt double from the new Pirates of the Caribbean…

October 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

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All else aside, I’ve vowed always to give thanks where thanks are due. So thanks, Rooke, for preparing another lovely meal and putting in all the effort to make everyone feel at home and well catered for. / Thank you, also, for driving us to the shops and waiting outside while I ran back in to get more wine and soya bread and… a new set of razors. =p / Alex B. – pleasure to meet you and thank you for keeping me entertained with your stories of martial arts, swordsmanship and stunt-doubling for POTC On Stranger Tides… Will try and keep a look out =) / And finally, after 7 consecutive weekends of dragging myself out of bed first thing on a Sunday morning – many of which were rather heavy, jam-packed weekends! – can I just say thank frickin god the Rugby World Cup is finally over! It has been a long and incredible journey. So much has happened in the last 7 weeks alone and throughout all that, like a milestone every new Sunday reached, or a best friend holding my hand throughout it all, the RWC matches were there to signal the swift passing of another week. Krissa: 1. Life’s Challenges: 0. New Zealand. France. Well done. You clearly deserved to be playing each other at the finals. Not saying it was the best game ever… but definitely it was a gladiator performance between the two most deserving teams. See you again in 4 years… By then I will be… …. oh man, I’m getting old! Wise… but old! =O =P / SUE – again. thanks for your equally bad sleeping habits and for picking up the phone! love love x

Day 79: Lunchtime Pool Sessions, (Winning), Rihanna and Hummingbird Cupcakes…

October 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

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Thank you, Rihanna, for releasing this song so that “all the semi-alcoholics in the world” (quote!) could wake up on a Monday morning with a spring in their step, a smile on their face and generally feeling good about themselves, the weekend, friends and…well, life. Hello, world! / Thanks, Dom, for pushing us out the door to make the most of our lunch-break. Those 2 games of pool filled the hour quite nicely… Especially when you win the first round ­čśë / Hilarious moment of the day #1: Abdi trying to break the rack and the ball flying straight off the table and landing with a deafening smack on the floor (no bounce!) / Hilarious moment of the day #2: Dom trying to break the rack and the cue ball bouncing straight over the triangle, hitting the back edge of the table, and bouncing straight back at him over the triangle! I mean, what are the odds!! / Hilarious moment of the day #3, 4, 5, 6, 7: Ask Jo because I certainly cannot repeat it on here! / Thank you, Tom, for surprise present of the day: Hummingbird Cupcake, Jam Doughnut goodness! Spoiled! =) / Update: I am also grateful Shay and I finally┬ámanaged to catch up on Skype last night. WAY overdue. x

Day 78: Heinz Tomato Soup, Janet Devlin, Triple Spoonage and watching the RWC at 6.30 am…

October 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

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Nothing like a bowl of piping hot tomato soup to soothe an extremely upset tummy, and spooning on a tiny and ill-placed couch with Jo and Henry to relax and recharge every other part of me! / I love Janet Devlin and her rendition of Coldplay’s “Fix you”. She really does have the voice of an angel. I could listen to this over and over again… / I find it extremely hilarious that Henry and I found ourselves awake at 6.30, feeling rather horrific but oh so determined to watch the live Australia-South Africa match. I guess, then, that I am grateful for the random and premature start to the day, and for managing to stay awake for a while and hold it all together! / Thanks, Jo, for driving us home =) x

Day 67: My first ever live football match & Your Mum!

September 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

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Arsenal 2. Olympiakos 1 – The final score of my first ever football match. What fun!! =D Highlights of the evening: Getting Jo to explain to me, in less than 10 minutes and on the way to the game, what the difference is between the Champions League and the Premiere League; swiping in for free; practically front-row seats; witnessing my first goal at 8 mins into the game and having a semi-late, half-subdued reaction; witnessing my second goal and finding that in the last twelve minutes, it’s become inherently natural for me to jump out of my seat with the crowd, roar, and throw my fists in the air like a pro; listening to outspoken guy behind us throwing profanities and offering his own personal commentary throughout the 90-minute game; watching footballers stretch and warm-up less than 10 metres away – and admiring the view at that!; sliding off the edge of my seat in anticipation and glued excitement, gripping the seat in front of me for support (and feeling Joanna’s hands pull my shoulders back so she, too, could see!); and the best thing about it all? I live just down the road! =) / I’m so glad I discovered Your Mum today. What a brilliant brand for an agency to run away with. The concept is so simple, and so obvious… Makes you wonder why no one thought of capitalising on it sooner! One of the best parts of my day was trying to convince our Head of Digital, Graham, to visit their official website to review. GB: You seriously want me to visit www.yourmumlovesyou.com??? Me: Yes! Graham, I swear it’s not porn!!

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