Friday, 23 December 2016

also - meet Turq.

hello again...

... so, I was last here at the end of 2011. A lot has happened since then, and I find myself wanting to blog again.

A quick catch up:

I moved the US.
I got married.
I'm pregnant.
I'm happy.

I think that's it for now, but expect to see me here regularly again.

Saturday, 19 November 2011


project is over - it went really well.
I'm now a week into decompression and I feel like crap.
I ache, I'm tired, the self loathing is at an all time high.

I have cooked lots of amazing food in the last week so eating healthily will be easy for the next 10 days and then I get to go away to the sunshine which will be lovely.  My exercise kicks off tomorrow with a pilates day which should be great and then I want to keep it going until I go away.

I know objectively that these are good things.  I'm just not feeling it right now.

Saturday, 15 October 2011


I really need to set aside a regular time each week to go through internet dating emails and respond.  I think it's been about two weeks since I logged-on last!

ok - I have a plan...

... last week at work was crazy-mental (the start of the tender response process and seeing how reality responded to plan) culminating in a fuck-up in IT leading me to think that all of my work from the previous two weeks had gone (it looked for a moment [read - 2 hours] that a server-crash had restored to a back-up from September 27th and also over-ridden all of the back-ups in between). It was all ok in the end but, needless to say, I was pretty broken by the end of last night.

the solution for restoration of sanity was that I got up this morning, reworked the plan for the project, figured out exactly what I need to get done this weekend, and then spent the rest of the day in Westeros (I'm a third of the way through Book 3).

tomorrow I have a lot of work to get through, but I think it's manageable, and I hope that having chilled out today will make it easier. I've also got to remember that I've had flu in the last 2 weeks and am not completely better, and that I mustn't let my confidence go on this project (as client seems really happy and they're talking about bringing me back in January to run another project for them).

ahhh - just remembered that I forgot to pick up my dry-cleaning AGAIN today. It's been two weeks and if I don't go and get it, they'll throw it out! I think maybe that I need to pick it up on Monday morning (which means not going to the gym before work, so maybe not). Ok - will have a think as to how to solve...

but really - I DO have a plan. It will be ok. Honestly.

in other news - I really do need to arrange what to do for my birthday on Monday - I am excited as I get to be 33 and I haven't done that before!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

So I don't think the LJ thing is working out...

... I think I may come back here and hang for a while.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

new url for my blog

I've been happy on blogger for a few years now, but over the past few months I haven't been blogging as I've felt uncomfortable always making everything public. For this reason, I've decided to try using my LJ as my primary blog:

I'll still be posting most things as public so you don't need to have an account to view them, but some entries will be for my LJ friends only. If you're on LJ (and you're my friend), then friend me!