How time flies when life gets in the way.

How time flies when life gets in the way.

So it’s been a while. Let me reintroduce myself. Hello! I’m still Sue, I’m still weird and apparently I’m still here. A lot has happened since I was last here. I had a job, then I had a new job, then I had three jobs. I’m not really sure how that happened exactly but it did. Now I have one. Again not really sure how that happened either.

I also turned thirty. I know I should be quaking in my boots about this, although I’m not really sure why. I’m not. Husband took me to London to celebrate. I had a ball!! We toured, we shopped, we ate. I gained four pounds. Sadly it wasn’t a financial gain, Slimming World was forgotten about! I fell in love with Covent Garden and Camden. So many markets, so little time! Why are there only twenty fours hours in a day?!? So unfair! Read more

My Victory Dance

My Victory Dance

 

At approximately 5.30pm, Thursday 18th of August 2016 a great thing happened. It has shocked me completely and given me a massive lift. I am on such a personal high that I passed Cloud Nine miles back. But to understand this a bit better, here is a little background.

When I was 18. I was a size 8 and every time I looked in the mirror I saw a hideous fat monster looking back. This had been going on for years. My tummy was never toned and flat like most girls, so as far as I was concerned I was huge! I wore baggy clothes to hide my figure and never believed any compliment I was given. Compliments were just people being polite. Read more

It’s All About Me!

It’s All About Me!

 

Hello World!!!

 

This is the part I hate the most so bear with me.

 

My name is Susan and I’m starting a blog. I’m not really sure how that happened. I asked a friend for Twitter advice and now I have a blog. I know you’re reading this so thanks Friend! I think!

I’m not really sure what to tell you. I am a mother to a baby, a dog, a cat and a husband. You may read about these quite often. In the interest of simplicity, people I talk about will be called by their titles. For example I will call my baby, BB and my husband, Husband. Plain and simple.

I am a writer and my goal is to get my writing out there. So here it is! I am going to write about lots of different things. I am going to share some life experiences, some baby adventures and a little thing I have discovered called the Artist’s Way. When I’m not writing, I like going to the cinema and crocheting. So I will be inflicting my thoughts on films on you and I might throw in some crochet patterns. I might also post original fiction pieces I’m working on but that’s only if I’m feeling super brave or particularly stupid! That does happen, for a brunette I do have some epic blonde moments. I once spent half an hour looking for a bracelet that I already had on my arm, in front of my entire family. Mortifying! Read more

Surviving the First Week

Surviving the First Week

Being back to work is very strange. Black trousers, white shirt, black shoes. I haven’t worn anything like that in over 5 years! It’s a very weird feeling, it almost feels wrong. It is definitely different from my usual jeans or jeggings and flowy tops.

The nerves from the interview came back bright and early Tuesday morning as I got ready for work. I started to panic a little, it’s what I do best. I didn’t know what I was letting myself in for. I couldn’t help all the thoughts running through my head. What if i’d forgotten how to work a deli? What if I couldn’t remember my training? What if i was bad? What if I couldn’t do it? What if I wasn’t good enough? If there was a negative what if, it was in my head, driving me nuts! Read more

Oh crap! I’m going back to work

Oh crap! I’m going back to work

So long story short, I have been out of work for the last 5 years. There are several reasons for this. First of all, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety and had to give up work because I couldn’t leave my house. It was terrifying. Who knew that my seemingly innocent four walls were actually prison bars in disguise. Sneaky.

Slowly, I began to recover and there were no jobs to be had, so eventually I stopped looking. Then in March 2014 I discovered I was pregnant and let’s face it, illegal or not, no one wants to hire someone who will be gone on maternity in a few months time! The search was abandoned. Read more

Boxes, Boxes, Boxes

Boxes, Boxes, Boxes

Back in November, the house that has been our home for the past five years was put up for sale. It wasn’t something I was happy about but that was our landlord’s right. After a month of continuous viewings, Husband and I decided that maybe we should prepare ourselves for the worst….I mean a sale. So we and that’s the royal we so I, started to sort through our belongings and began to pack up bits and pieces. I had also decided that we needed a clear out.

Thus began two months of ferrying boxes and bag to the charity shop. Clothes that hadn’t seen the light of day in years. Books that hadn’t been touched in, well, ever! Boxes upon boxes of glasses. Im still not entirely sure why we needed 30 pint glasses or two dozen wine glasses. Off they went! It got to the point that if I was passing within a mile of the charity shop I had something to leave in. I’m pretty sure I could have opened my own!! Read more