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Confessions of a Tea Stained Mind

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Inspired by Celia’s Monday post here are a few secrets about me:

  1. I believe that if my handwriting is pretty its legibility is irrelevant.
  2. I tend to wear the same jeans until they smell. This takes a surprisingly long time.
  3. My icing comes out of a tub.
  4. I only remembered your special occasion because my Google Calendar told me to.
  5. I can let the you’re/your thing slide, but it takes all my willpower not to correct people when they muddle up their personal pronouns (It’s not “photos of Steve and I” or “Steve and I’s flat” – learn the difference between subjects and objects, people!).
  6. Only the second part of that previous confession is absolutely accurate.
  7. I take most of my photos using the Intelligent Auto setting on my camera.
  8. I don’t like Twilight.
  9. I would rather visit the dentist than the hairdresser. He’s cheaper and doesn’t try to make small talk with me.
  10. I am always convinced that I’m about to get into trouble. And that it won’t have been my fault.

The Week (of Birthdays) I’ve Had (12th Dec 2010)

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A random snap from Monday lunchtime.

This week, both my boyfriend, Steve, and I had birthdays. Steve’s was first and started with drinks in the Brewdog pub on Monday evening. Brewdog are a local artisan brewery producing some incredibly strong drinks; we were not the prettiest of sights by the time we stumbled home! Good thing we had both booked Tuesday – his actual birthday – off work!

How great is this vintage wrapping paper? I found it on Etsy about five months ago and have been hiding it away ever since. His birthday card was written in invisible ink (idea stolen from here) with the decoder pen wrapped up and buried in amongst his presents.

I felt like I should be spending the day making a fuss of him, but he seemed quite content to muck about on his Xbox instead! In the evening, we went out for dinner and then to a one off showing of Lemmy at the arthouse cinema. Steve’s a big Motorhead fan so the timing could not have been better!

Another random – this one from my walk to the dentist’s on Thursday.

And one from my walk home from work on Friday.

On Friday evening, we went to see Pendulum in concert. I was one of the few people paranoid enough to obey the No Cameras rule, but I did get a shot of Condensation Steve enjoying the bus journey home.

And today is my birthday!!! One of the downsides of having a birthday in December is that it’s almost impossible to get everybody together at one time to help you celebrate. One of the upsides of having a birthday in December is that you end up needing to have multiple celebrations so that everyone can be included!

Last night, a bunch of us were supposed to be going to a castle in the country to see a festive lightshow and magicians; alas, it was snowed off so we had a party at Steve’s and my flat instead, complete with regal attire and sparkly crowns. It gave me a good excuse to do some baking, too – Mars Bar crispies and Earl Grey cupcakes – yum!

And tonight, a few of us are going to the panto, which this year is Sleeping Beauty.

All in all, a wonderful week!


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