Saturday, 19 April 2014

My crazy life...

photo from Sarah
Hi.  It's been a while.  Life got a bit crazy around here in the last two months or so, and I feel like I'm just getting a bit of time now to indulge myself in all things internet related.  Catching up with blogs has been the first thing of course, closely followed by actually updating my own blog.  Woohoo!

The biggest change happened on the last day of January when I was offered my dream job, which kick started change in the rest of my life.  I'm now a Film Preservation Technician in Glasgow and I still can't quite believe it.  (Basically this involves lots of winding old film and turning videos into computer files - I've seen a lot of wonderful movie making and a lot of...not so wondeful movie making...)  I started at the beginning of March and have hardly had a free moment since - going from working sixteen hours a week to around forty has been a bit of transition for sure, although definitely in a good way.  I just need to get better at time management to fit everything in!

photo from Sarah
Being closer to Glasgow has had its plus points though - this week Janet was up visiting and Sarah decided to come down for a whole two hours (!) to have dinner with us.  We had a great time eating cheap food and chatting non stop, and even excitedly planned our next meet up on Twitter on the way home (nothing to do with the alcohol we'd just consumed of course...)

photo from Franca
I almost forgot about the other meet up I went to in February!  Kerry had suggested going fabric shopping way before Christmas, which later turned into a sewing bloggers meet in Glasgow.  Now I realise I'd have to have a big turnaround to call myself a sewing blogger (my last project was last summer!) but I fancied meeting some new people and going to a nice tea room anyway :)  I'd only read Kerry and Debi of My Happy Sewing Place's blog before attending so it was fun getting to know everyone else (Alison of Heavenly Handmades, Deborah of Dfabrication, Elaine of What Diana Did Next, Franca of Oranges & Apples, Helen of Grosgrain Green, Katy of I, of the needle, Katy of The Littlest Thistle and Nessa of Nessa's Place)

I'm now hanging out with Mother over Easter (I get a bank holiday off!  What is this amazing madness?!) which I've been very excited about - so far I've just been glued to the internet but I'm determined to go out a run and enjoy some nice weather this afternoon.  I'm sure I'll have lots more adventures to blog about soon too - Tam and I have been out and about a bit lately and I just got us a Historic Scotland membership so there's be plenty of photos waiting to be taken!

:)

9 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the dream job! It sounds amazing, that is a heck of a difference in working hours though. I hope you figure the balance out and get enough 'me' time. Have you had to move?

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    1. I know, it's been a shock! Nah not yet, may think about it in a few months :)

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  2. I love that photo of you (less keen on the photo of me though!). I really think we should try and make York happen.

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    1. Aw I like the one of you! Yes let's go to York! :)

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  3. Ahh congratulations on the job! That sounds perfect for you. I struggled a bit going from my zero hour contract at the cinema to the crazy hours I do as a teacher. But at least I get weekends now!

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    1. Yeah I guess the weekends part is handy, kinda miss my random weekday charity shop/library wanderings though...

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  4. Yay congrats on the job! And great to see a pic of your meet up with Janet and Sarah too. We need to plan a big blogger meet up don't we! x

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