I’m in love. I’ve seen so much, been so many places, and experienced a hell of a lot. I know it wont always be this brilliant, especially if I get to October and am still unemployed. At this point though, I am not stressing about employment. Last week was chocker filled with meetings with recruitment companies, a few of which have already phoned and emailed me with job specs and possibilities.
The Olympic buzz had been amazing. It’s not chaos like they predicted - its just been wonderful with an awesome atmosphere. Both events I have been to; the fencing and beach volleyball were great days out, and two sports I had never seen before.
This week is a bit more chilled, mixed up with an interview or two and a whole bunch of trashy UK TV.
To end, some snaps of the week.
Today, while supermarket shopping with my mum I had one of those moments. A moment you can’t explain, but one that people who are very close to their mum’s will understand.
I’d wandered off to find something in an aisle, then come back to find her in another aisle. As I was walking towards her from the other side of the store it hit me. Just watching her, looking at something on a shelf, deciding which brand to buy. It was just one of those mundane, everyday moments. But for that 30 seconds as I watched her my eyes teared up and I had to tell myself to pull it together so as not to cry in the middle of the supermarket.
While it’s not a life changing moment, and you’re probably wondering why I’ve even bothered blogging it, it’s a snapshot of 30 seconds of my life that means a lot to me. It’s something I want to remember.
Even writing about it makes me teary.
I love my mum to pieces, and she really is the person I will miss most.
It’s been a busy time, with just TWO WEEKS to go (eeeeeeeek!) it feels like I’m not achieving everything I should be! But really I can only do what I can do. People will survive, the world will not stop spinning.
The lovely Mr Q (of Mr & Mrs Q of Essex) snapped the photos below of my room and bathroom waiting for me in their house. Absolutely beautiful! I’m such a lucky girl and I can not wait to arrive!
my roooooooom in Essex
Yesterday I was fortunate enough to be taken to Euro for a work leaving lunch.
Below is what I ate; yes I was classy enough to snap photos in the fancy restaurant.
Crab & prawn; jalapeño creme fraiche, tobiko & tuna wafers
Rotisserie chicken with herb rub, mash & peanut slaw
Mandarin tea sorbet, kaffir lime panacotta, pistachio crunch & raspberry yoghurt noodles
With a couple of glasses of NZ sauv I was a very happy girl.
On Sunday I scored some sweet tix to Flight of the Conchords. Turns out my boss couldn’t make it, so he swiftly, yet disappointedly handed over his four tickets to me. SCORE. Needless to say it was very easy to find three willing friends to join me. It was one of the best concerts I have ever been to! I have to admit I have not watched all their shows or live concerts so I actually was not aware at their level of talent. Holy crap, amazing. If you haven’t seen them live, you MUST.
It’s also NZ Film Festival time here, I’ve managed to lock in eight movies in six days before I head away. Very thrilled. Although, there are another three that I’m gutted I’ll miss – fingers crossed they come out in cinemas or at least on DVD so I can watch them at a later date. A quick search has found that the London Film Festival is in October this year, so I’m keen to see as many of them as possible!
Counting down the days now, just 22 until I go! Really I’ve done all I can at this point. So now the excitement is building, but also the goodbyes are starting.
*My favourite song of the night. Brilliant.
June, what the fuck? I blinked, and you were gone. In my head it’s still June 11th. For reals. But no, it’s the end of June which of course means accounts mania for the end of the Council’s financial year. While I’m feeling on top of it, I’d love one more day to be able to sit here and twiddle my thumbs, and stare out at the ocean view I am going to miss so much.
One very scary thing is that in two days time I can say ‘I’m moving to London this month.” Moving. I have to keep reminding myself this is not some six week jaunt to the Northern Hemisphere. Even so, I really don’t think it’s set in just yet.
The second thing is that my boss wont be here for the first two weeks of July as he’s sailing a yacht to Tonga. Cue the busiest two weeks of MY LIFE. Not only will I be training my replacement who starts the day he leaves, I will be managing all the staff, while receiving his diverted phone calls on my mobile, answering his emails AND ensuring I have completed everything I need to before leaving. His timing, as per usual, is superb. That, or he’s trying to kill me slowly before my departure. There best be a bonus, or a pot of gold at the end of this bloody rainbow. It’s enough to drive you to drink.