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Ceroc around the clock

March 28th, 2008 (06:45 pm)

current mood: ceroc-y
current song: ceroc-y

I most definitely realise that I haven't posted in the longest time ever, however I do still read my friends page and keep up to date with everyone elses news.

I thought I'd just write, very briefly about what is keeping me from livejournal. Largely my new found love... Ceroc!

Ceroc is a dance style, a mix between salsa and modern jive and the most fun thing I think I ever done! I started in January, but the more I go the more I want to go. I go at least once a week, and have already been twice this week, and intend on going after work tomorrow.

And at £5.50 for 3 hours worth of dancing, it's bloody good value. When was the last time that you got a whole night out in London for under £10 including drinks and transport?!

And I think it helps that I seem to be making fast progress and can Ceroc with the best of them! haha! Even if I do get called a Dance Slag by Cilla. I can't help that people want to dance with me! It's very nice going out, and spending some time in the week when I actually feel good at something and enjoy it! Unlike when I'm at Uni!

Thats it, my positive, ceroc-y rant is over!

Anna [userpic]

Only just noticed...

November 8th, 2007 (08:01 pm)

I haven't updated to tell you all about my flat. I moved in on Oct 8th and have finally got internet this week (only 4 weeks since i moved in).

It's really nice living by myself, if a little lonely at times! But I'm getting used to not hearing peoples voices for hours on end and have taken the time to listen to a lot of music and brush up my singing voice...

I am thinking of joining a choir. There seems to be a few around here, and it will help me meet new people and get me out of the flat so there seem to be many benefits!

I have to say I am just absorbing my flat at the moment, I've only really just finished buying everything for it, and now I'm looking to buying Christmas deccies for the beginning of December. I'm already feeling Christmas-y and it's not even mid November yet! hehe! I'm gonna get loads of tinsel and fairy lights and a wreath for my front door and of course a Christmas tree! It's going to be VERY Christmasy in here!

So yeah, I'm settling in nicely. If anyone is ever in the Uxbridge/West London area and fancies a cuppa - please drop in! hehe!

Anna xxx

Anna [userpic]

Long time since melancholia

September 14th, 2007 (09:12 pm)

It's been a long time since I actually felt compelled to update. Today was meant to be my "moving in day". I was meant to be moving into my new flat today. However I am (probably not obviously to you, but obviously to me) not there. I am still in S.A, living with my folks!

Due to some right royal mess ups on the part of the mortgage company and the solicitors taking more than a decade to do ANYTHING, I am still flat-less. I go back to Uni on the 24th and if I am not in by then (which is more than likely) I will have to be commuting to and from Uni from S.A. Which is a good 35min drive on a good day, plus the 15min pacey walk to campus from the nearest place to park! ARGH! Which with the M25 during rush hour and the fact that I have 3 lectures a week that start at 9am, means I'm going to have to leave at 6:45 to make sure I make my lecture!! How ridiculous right?!

So, as today was MEANT to be the day I was moving into my flat, it has become a day of contemplation and ultimately a rather melancholic mood. Decided not to go out tonight, as it will either be ridiculously clique-y or I'll be a gooseberry, neither of which I fancy. So I'm at home, feeling rather bored. Did pick my mum up from the station though, which I couldn't have done if I had gone. I'm sure she's happy about that :)

My tummy is a bit funny at the moment too. Quite a lot of nausea. However I refuse to give in and take my anti-nausea medication because I know I can get through it. I'm thinking it's just a lot to do with stress and when I'm back at Uni, and living there, full-time it'll be better. I'll be working at Waitrose and at Uni 4 days a week and trying to buy furniture and stuff and somewhere in that trying to find time for a social life. No doubt I'll manage it!

All is good. Can't complain right?!

Anna [userpic]

Missing them and alone

July 13th, 2007 (08:06 pm)

Today I had a DEXA scan. Which is basically where they use this x-ray type scanner thing to check the density of your bones. My dad has been on at me to ask my gastro consultant about it for the longest time. Finally asked for one at my last consultation and had one today. It showed that my pelvis is almost bang on average for someone of my age and my spine is under average, but still in normal range. Which should make my dad happy. It is advisable that all those who have been on high dose steroids for a reasonable length of time (I was on them for 6 months) has it done as steroids are known to reduce bone density.

But that is totally aside for the real reason I was writing this entry, I had this DEXA scan and actually had some human interaction, face-to-face human interaction! I dislike there being no one around for me to phone or to get around to talk to. I miss my parents and Kate a lot!

Nevermind right, it's only for another 13 days or something. Still seems for forever!

Until next time x

Anna [userpic]

All alone...

July 7th, 2007 (10:04 pm)

I'm all alone at the moment. I have moved back to St. Albans from Uxbridge so it's a hell of a commute to Northwood now (usually between 45-50min drive there and 35min drive back - depending on time of day). It's frustrating, but hey I don't mind it's not for too long. Also, my parents and Kate have gone on holiday without me for almost 3 weeks. They have gone to West Coast America (Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, San Fransisco and Disneyland amongst other places). So I'm alone, and lonely. My friends aren't really around either to keep me company. So the only company I'm getting at the moment is from work collegues. I'm so lonely. I've got so called "friends" who just don't seem to care and I'm fed up making any effort with them now. I'm just a forgotten piece of fluff. They don't know whats going on in my life. Like the fact I'm buying a flat, or that Jason and I have split up or anything.

I think I'm only being really affected by this because I've had a tiring and horrible day. it took me 10 minutes to drive 1 mile today and overall took me 25min to do a drive that should take me 10mins. GREAT way to start my journey to work. Then I open a cage and about 8 trays of yogurts fall out and all over the floor (and me) due to poor stacking. I am just exhausted - especially since I was there on Friday 5-9pm (50min drive) today 1:30-7:30pm (60min drive) and tomorrow 9am-1pm (hopefully no more than 35min drive)

I just want to have a good cry and go to sleep. Maybe that's what I'll do!

Anna [userpic]

One Week to Enjoy...Nothing!

June 12th, 2007 (06:18 pm)

current mood: cheerful
current song: Various

This week I have got a week off from Waitrose! Oh it's so lovely! I don't mind working at Waitrose, actually I quite like it, but after working for what seems like FOREVER, it's lovely to have some time off!

The last couple of weeks, I have been working at Waitrose nearly everyday doing overtime! Very much looking forward to my paycheque at the end of the month! I have already pre-empted it, and have bought lots of nice, fun things! Like clothes and a yoga mat and 2 yoga DVD's! To try and increase the flexibility in the lower part of my back, which in turn will hopefully help the back ache I get ALL THE TIME.

Also went to Brent Cross for the first time today, and saw pretty things in John Lewis. MUST go and get my discount card, and then go and purchase pretty handbag! Oh the perks of The Partnership!

Going to try and get to the Science Museum on Friday. Spend a few hours wondering around there! The geek inside me LOVES museums!

Anyway, thats about all!


Anna [userpic]

London 2012

June 4th, 2007 (08:58 pm)

Eeek! Thast all I can really say.

They unveiled the London 2012 Logo today. Oh dear is all I can say. I have to say I'm not a fan...

There is the page about it!

And some logos that the public have made instead. Most of which are nicer than the official one...


It's a shame, because our winning the olympic bid was very much over shadowed by the events of the following day to have such an odd logo!

Nevermind! It's a shame it cost £400,000 to create as well!


Anna [userpic]

trouble sleeping

May 6th, 2007 (06:44 am)

current location: Uxbridge
current mood: tired, but fabulous

Got the results back from my blood test - everything was normal. Apart from ONE of my Liver Fuction Tests (ALT) which was 40 (when the normal is between 1-34) - so hardly abnormal. My GP said that she doubts thats causing my tiredness. I thought as much. Shes asked for it to be checked in a month or so. So I'm going to give my Gastro the blood results (my GP printed from for me) and ask if he can run another blood test when I see him at the end of the month. My GP asked if I'd ever been checked for liver diseases. I told her that I'd been checked for Hep and PSC (Primary Schelorsing Cholangitis) neither of which I had. To be honest, I think I just need to chill out a bit, which I'll be able to do after the 18th. Get to the gym a bit more to try and reduce my tiredness.

Yesterday was rather weird for many reasons. However, I did get a very nice compliment from the Department Manager (DM) which came back through my Section Manager. He said that the DM thinks I'm very switched on and engaged (not quite sure how engaged you can be with yogurts though - hehe). Which is very nice to hear that people do take notice at work. I do enjoy working in Northwood - I can't really complain, they are basically part-funding my degree by paying me! hehe!

Also found me somewhere to live. Lovely little 1 bed flat, 5-7 min walk to campus, and a 15min walk to town (if I ever WANTED to walk). So yeah hopefuilly I might be able to get that sorted in sometime in the near future.

Thats it really.

Anna [userpic]


April 27th, 2007 (07:46 am)
current location: Uxbridge
current song: Portions for Foxes - Rilo KIley

Life is seriously manic at the moment. Exams start in the next couple weeks. Up until yesterday I was seiously stressing about them. However myself and a couple of my friends from my course got together and got some serious revision done. It really helped. We are all doing the same/similar topics for the exams so we are meeting up twice a week to do some revision. I am still stressed, but not even on the same plane as before!

Been feeling a bit on the tired side recently. Mum recommended to go and get a blood test done, just to make sure my liver isn't deciding to go all weird on me again. However I doubt it is, I just think it's me not eating right and stuff, but it never hurts to check right?

Also been house hunting. Been and seen a few properties in the last few days all nice. I am also seeing another property on Saturday - which is about a 20min walk to town, and about a 5-10min STUMBLE to campus. It's quite ideal on paper. Hopefully it lives up to it's reputation in the flesh. I have decided to move in by myself. I am kind of excited by the prospect of living by myself. Not having to clean up after anyone but myself and being able to dance around the lounge and no one walking in. It would also mean that I could keep my membership at the gym as I could easily walk to the gym rather than the pain is it at the moment. Yes I am quite excited by this prospect.

After feeling down for so long I do have some things to look forward to. I am still feeling a bit up and down sometimes, but generally I am starting to feel many times better.

And at least "House" is getting better again too :D

Anna xxx

Anna [userpic]


March 31st, 2007 (08:13 am)
current song: Grey's Anatomy Season 1 Soundtrack

For the past 12 weeks or so (bar one week or so where I took sick leave) I have been working 2 jobs and doing the Uni thing too. Anyone who has been reading might know that I've been experiencing some hard times at the moment too. As a result, I "handed my notice in" at one of my jobs. Which, because I wasn't under contract just involved me telling them I was leaving. Anyway Thursday was my last day. Although I'm not really sure it was worth going in for 2.5 hours! The girls from my office bought me card, flowers and a CD. It was a really unexpected surprise. It's very bitter/sweet thing leaving. Going to miss going to a place where the staff actually care about whats going on in your life.

On a different topic, people make me laugh. People drive me nuts. Customers/Clients I can deal with, some other people just make me laugh at the ammount they drive me nuts. To say feeling let down is a common side-effect of this nutting effect of other people. Oh you make me laugh. I hope you like feeling stupid because thats how you look to me!

In other news, I bought myself a new iPod after I dropped my iPod Shuffle in the toilet. I have now bought myself an 8GB Nano. I'm having lots of fun with it.

And finally, there is SO much I need to get off my chest - but here and now, is neither the place nor the time to do so. Nevermind eh?!

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