I’m so excited that Christmas is almost here – I’ve only got one day left at work before my holiday begins 😀
Christmas at home
It’s going to be an unusual Christmas for me this year. It’s my first one in my new home and my mum is on the other side of the world holidaying with my brother and sister and their partners. Usually, I go home to Cornwall for Christmas or my mum comes to stay with me.
Luckily, I saw my mum before she went to Australia… and she left me with an amazing looking Christmas cake. Like many people, I usually put on a couple of pounds over the festive season, but as we don’t have anyone staying with us, we haven’t bought any treats, so that should help to keep me on track.
The last week has been so busy that I’ve not managed to find any time to post. I went to parkrun on Saturday morning and initially harboured some intentions of going for a PB (as I managed to get a PB at this time last year). However, when I got there I saw my friend Teri and her children, so I joined them for a social run. Both of Teri’s children managed to get PBs, which was fantastic.
On Sunday, I met up with my friend Abi for some novice triathlon training. We went over to Itchen Bridge and along the waterfront. Abi is still getting used to her new bike, but she managed to get her water bottle out and back into the holder and started to have a go at flying mounts. We then went to The Quays where I tried to help Abi with her swimming. I’m still not very good myself, but I hope that I shared some useful pointers.
Team SOAS kit
Last week I spied the new SOAS Ambassadors kit being created:
It looks so cool. I want it now!
To make up for having to wait until 2016 for that kit, I’m consoling myself with my awesome SOAS Christmas jersey:
It arrived today along with two pairs of rights and a t-shirt 🙂
I also received a parcel from these people:
and am really excited to try it out.
My new kitchen is coming!
I’ve also had someone come around and measure up my kitchen. It’s not been renovated since the 1970s, so it has avocado units and orange/brown tiles. I don’t currently have a cooker, so am surviving on food that can be cooked on two hob rings and a microwave. If anyone has any great one-pot vegetarian recipes, I’d love to hear from you!
These articles caught my eye this week:
Finally, it’s yet another reminder that I’d love your vote in the Bloggers Lounge Awards – voting closes at midday on December 24th (that’s between 4am and 7am if you’re in the USA, so please don’t leave it to the last minute to vote!) Thank you x