It’s been a while since I’ve joined in Kristin and Joey’s linkup so I thought I’d get back into things with a good old fashioned catch up post. If we went for a coffee (/hot chocolate, as I’m not actually a coffee fan…), this is what I’d tell you all about.
> We had a pancake party to celebrate Shrove Tuesday, something I picked up from a French ex-colleague of mine. She took her crepes very seriously. We had all kinds of toppings and stuffed ourselves silly with friends – all in all my favourite kind of night. I took no photos because #badblogger, so here are some of the toppings spread from last year. This year was much the same, to be honest
Has anyone else ever tried a creme egg pancake? If not you need to.
> In the good news stakes, I found out that I got promoted at work! I’m very happy about this, for lots of reasons which are too long and boring to go on about here. Basically, it validates to me that I’m in the right role for me in the right company for me. I feel valued, which is nice. Also I can finally tick something else off my 30 before 30 list. About time…
> In less good news, I then found out my staff manager is going to be leaving. I’m a bit gutted because he was instrumental in getting me that promotion, and we get along really well. The thought of getting to that place of understanding with a whole new person is all a bit much. Having a good manager is so important to me, so I’m feeling a bit wobbly about it.
> Is anyone giving up anything for Lent? I didn’t last year and ended up regretting it. I was considering giving up pudding in total – no sweet things ever and only fruit after meals (yikes) but I still have all sorts of puddings around the house so clearly that isn’t going to happen. I think I might give up fizzy drinks, instead. I’m already craving them and it’s only day 2…
> S and I had a whirlwind booking session and have got our next trip down. We’ll be spending the Easter weekend in Istanbul! I’m super excited, it’s a new destination for us so if anyone has any tips please let me know.
> This weekend I’m catching up with two old friends from university and I can’t wait. I haven’t seen them since before Christmas (because I’ve noticed that Christmas makes seeing friends impossible, why is that?!) and we have a lot to catch up on. We’re going to a new-to-me gluten free eatery that looks amazing and I’m generally very excited.
> I may also be going to a Tallgirls pop-up sale in London, which I’m hoping will yield a bargain or two – but I’m also slightly nervous that it’s going to completely scupper my February Wallet Watch. Also they have no changing rooms so it’s basically a room full of giraffes all whipping their clothes off and clobbering each other with their gangly limbs. #tallpeopleproblems
> And finally, I’m watching Forensic Files on Netflix and it’s so good! The episodes are only 20 minutes each so they fit in easily to breaks. Have you seen it? I’d definitely recommend it if you haven’t
So, what would you tell me over your hot beverage of choice?