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Archive for November, 2010

Almost there!

Posted by pantgirl on November 24, 2010

Been spending the last few days ferrying stuff to my new flat.  Only small things mind like boxes and bags and clothes and guitars!  Still have a LOT of furniture to go over but a van is being organised for that so all good.  I have also spent a lot of my time on the phone organising change of address etc for all my bumph.  I even have to change the cats address (on her microchip)!  Only annoying thing left to do is actually move AND organise a new phoneline/interter at the new flat.  No internet for a week or two, noooo!

I really came on here as I was on a pet forum and people were discussing the best cat litter.  A few of you might remember my previous post on cat food and cat litter etc.  Well, I realised when I was reading that thread that I haven’t actually bought any cat litter since I bought the bag of Okoplus way back in August!  Thats a 10l bag for £7.99 for 3 and a half months worth of cat litter!!!  There is still 1-2 litter tray refills left to go in the bag so I’m well impressed!  I will definitely be buying it again!  I might be doing a food trial with Audrey as I put my name down for free Orijen catfood at the London Vet Show.  They rang me up and left a voicemail but I’ve been so so busy I haven’t rang them back yet!  Must do that before the end of this week.

Back to work on Friday.  Not looking forward to it at all.  Have been enjoying my time off eating so so much cake and coffee I feel really fat.  Will join the cheapo 24/7 gym when I move back to Glasgow though so no probs.  I’m on call this weekend too which is not ideal as I really want to move all the furniture over and completely scrub the flat (especially the beige carpets!) before moving out officially on the 1st Dec.  Aaaah!  I’m sure things will work out fiiiine.

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I’ve got a Golden Ticket…

Posted by pantgirl on November 16, 2010

This all started last weekend when the new River Cottage app was released and I downloaded it for my iPhone.  They had a competition where they had hidden 20 golden tickets all over the UK and just given the town and postcode.  There were 3 in Glasgow and one in Edinburgh and the rest seemed to be in the middle of nowhere or down in England. This all happened the day I was going up to Aberdeen for 4 days!  I was gutted as I thought they would all go asap.  All the England ones have pretty much gone, and the Edinburgh one, but not the Glasgow ones so I took my boyf into Glasgow today to go on a hunt and we found one!  In IJ Mellis Cheesemonger on Great Western Road!  I was so happy.  I have now emailed in the code to the email address and just looked up the possible prizes.  Of course, the majority are cheaper prizes like a free River Cottage Diary or River Cottage Every Day cookbook (which I already have…) but the rest of the prizes are ace, like the top one, win a private meal for you and 10 friends at River Cottage HQ!  Other ace ones are cookery courses etc.  Hope I win a good one!

We also trekked over to Ikea and absolutely stuffed my wee Corsa full of stuff for the new flat.  It took some positioning and shoving but we got a new dining table, 4 chairs, 2 foldy chairs and a new computer desk chair, phew!  Then went to the new flat and lugged it all up 2 flights of stairs and stored it in the new flats pantry in the Kitchen (very spacious!). Very knackering day.  Came back to my current flat in Polmont and have just collapsed onto the sofa.  Had a M&S Dine In meal for 2 that I bought at the weekend in Aberdeen so that was yum, and watched the 3rd episode of The Walking Dead.  I get very scared by real life (ie tv/film) zombies and I don’t know why. I know they aren’t real but my rational mind goes bye byes when I watch zombie things.  I blame my younger days playing Resident Evil 2 on my ancient PS1.  Ruined me that game has.

Tomorrow will be spent relaxing and enjoying my time off!  Off work til next Friday, then finished that Monday!  Still need to organise a work night out for my leaving.  No idea when I can fit that in as I might go down to see my sister in Manchester beginning of next week.  Ahhh so hectic!

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Good news!

Posted by pantgirl on November 13, 2010

The big news and hoo haa was all over a new job that I have now definitely finally got in Glasgow!  So so happy that finally, 4 years and 4 months after last living in Glasgow, I am now moving back!  The job is a big change for me but hopefully it wont be too stressful!  This Monday i’m signing a new lease with my boyfriend on a lovely flat which is so so huge compared to my current one!  I’m also off on 2 weeks holiday from my current job just now so it all times in perfectly (ish).  Working my last 3 days at work on call and during the day from the 26-29th November and then not starting my new job til the 6th Dec as it’s my mums 60th Birthday on the 2nd Dec and I already had that week booked off my current job.

I’ve been dead sad and been looking up things like furniture, elec/gas prices and watching Kirsties Homemade Homes getting hints and tips and forcing my mum to go with me to Thainstone Market this Sunday so I can browse household bargains (I’m up in Aberdeen the now visiting her and on secret missions for planning her birthday…). Not looking forward to moving flats only 18 months after moving into this one (we have a lot more LARGE furniture to move including a 46inch LCD tv :|) so I feel it will be done gradually in a few trips!  I’m tempted to be really sad and download an iPhone moving app just to be a right fanny…  Might actually start packing when I get back from Aberdeen.  Rob and I have SO MANY books plus he has two shelves worth of graphic novels!  I can’t complain, I have two shelves on the other bookcase full of Veterinary magazines and books/CPD course booklets etc etc.  Urgh.

Well, I digress, I kinda like moving.  I like packing and unpacking and getting things organised and put away in their places and making the place look nice.  I hate carrying all the boxes up and down stairs.  I always seem to pick flats up stairs.  My current one is 2nd floor…my new one is 2nd floor too.  The only difference is the new one is an old Glasgow tenement building with winding worn down stone stairs which should be very interesting to get things up and down!!  I will try and post some pics from inside the flat when I get access on Monday. They probably wont do it justice!  Also, if anyone has any links to interior blogs or house accoutrements such as pretty prints and rugs and stuff, link me up!  I already follow Conversation Pieces which is ace.  Might go on another search/quest round Etsy and Folksy!

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Quick post…

Posted by pantgirl on November 7, 2010

Things have been very hectic and utterly mental here the last few weeks.  I had hoped to post an amazing blog update but that’s all been turned on it’s head.  Hopefully tomorrow evening will bring excellent news and then I can finally post that exciting blog update!  Until then here is a sneaky peak crappy iPhone pic of my first EVER knitted jumper using the OWLS pattern by Kate Davies.  It’s amazing and SO easy to make, everyone should have one (scuse my dirty bathroom mirror…it’s been cleaned since then!).  I have yet to block this as i’m still thinking of the practicalities and finding the space to do it PLUS I need to source and purchase 19 pairs of buttons for the eyes!  Phew!

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