Category Archives: Oop Norf

Life in the inbetween – spent in a northern city.

Feeling Good

Things are going a little better now. My cough is almost gone, I’ve left my old job and started my new one and things seem to be going well. It’s the first job I’ve been able to go into on the first day and get on with stuff without being told. That is related to the fact that I know more about what needs doing as part of this job and can continue doing it.

I’ve found somewhere to live but don’t want to jinx it by talking about it too much so you’ll have to wait until next week to find out more, but the letting agency did get in touch today to check that everything is still okay for the weekend. I’ve found a removal firm and sent an email to book it so am awaiting confirmation but it sounds promising.

I’ve been to 2 parties in the last week and they couldn’t have been more different from one another. We had the Ann Summers party which was educational ;), then I went to a 30th Birthday party at the weekend. Why is it that good veggie restaurants seem to be hidden in random locations?

I am looking forward to going away this weekend too.

Anyway, I’m borrowing an internet connection so shouldn’t be online too long…

So much to do and too much time to do it.

Now I’m not going to work, I should be focusing on recovery. Around that time I have lots to do in order to prepare for moving house. I really really should be getting on with reassembling boxes and start packing. For the second day running, I’ve not even been to buy the tape needed to stick the boxes together.

It’s the problem when I think that I have plenty of time to do something. I’ve played on Neopets for a lot of the day but not sorted out the flat. I really need some motivation. I always need extra motivation when packing up my stuff again. It’s not so good.

I also tried contacting the person who I’m staying with next week. Apparently he’s out of the office until Monday, and I only know how to get hold of him when he’s at work. It’s not brilliant as I don’t know where he lives but still need to get to his house. Hmmm… I’m not sure this is the best way things can be. At least I know people who *have* been to his house.

P.S. The rust is confusing me now – I can’t quite remember where all the buttons are. Oops.

Fancied a bit of a change

I’ve had the rainy background for a while now, but to celebrate leaving a city well known for its rain, I thought I’d have a spring clean. I also changed my avatar on the SCM forum. I think being stuck on the lifeboat last week helped.

I have to thank my friend J for the avatar as she made it herself.

So, do you prefer the rust or the rain? Personally I think the rust is really beautiful.


Apparently I’m still ill. I went to the doctor and he signed me off for the rest of the week! I’m really not sure this is a good thing as it’s my last week at work. On the positive side, they’d already planned to bring in a temp for the week. It means they’ll have to survive on their own more, rather have to deal with the mess I *meant* to sort out before I leave.

I’m trying to work out whether I can survive without the mug, drinks container and other plastic pot I left at work. I think my measuring jug is there too, but I can always go and collect them at a later point. It’s still the weirdest way I’ve ever done notice to date. I hope it won’t happen like this again. It really is most annoying. In the four weeks planned, I had four weeks worth of work. Not two. 🙁 There really isn’t a lot I can do about it all now, and I will just have to get on with recovering and getting ready for the next job.

I’m trying to arrange removal for the stuff from my flat, as I’ve found somewhere promising – but I’m not saying too much until I know it’s definite. I’ve already been the victim of houses going wrong once this year…

Anyway, I’m going to have a coughing fit, followed by a good night sleep. I hope.

Blogs again

I’ve been offline for about 3/4 days due to not really being in a fit state to work a computer – it requires brain power. In the meantime I discover that everyone has been writing, and lots. Added to the fact that I can’t remember how far I got before my brain went to mush, this doesn’t help. I do like reading blogs though and it’s nice to know what people are up to. I’ll try and catch up as soon as possible but thoughts are still taking a little while to process at the moment.

I can’t believe what’s *got* to happen in the next two weeks! Two weeks today I should be on my way back from Snowdonia with Ship Folk. In the mean time I need to return to work, finish work, hold an Ann Summers Party, visit a friend in another city, go to yet another city for the new job and spend almost a week doing that. Then I’m coming back here to rent the car and go to Wales. At the moment I’m still debating whether I’m well enough to go back to work yet.

When I went to church today everyone was making comments about how rough I sound. I’m also still having to prop walls and things up when I cough. Nice, but not particularly healthy. 😉

House hunting is seeming as promising as it can be bearing in mind what I’ve managed to do while being ill, and miles away.

Anyway, I’ve been up for at least two hours since my last nap. It must be nearly time for the next one. lol.


I popped in to my letting agency to check post and buy electric. While I was there one of the staff asked if I’d found a new flat yet as he has some people who want to move into my flat. He said not to rush me but the implication was the sooner the better.

He wanted to know how hunting is going. Bearing in mind I appeared in the middle of the afternoon, I’d guess that I’m ill, and if I’m ill I can’t house hunt in a city nearly 100 miles from where I currently live.

I’ve also had to accept the fact that I’m not well, so am not going to either w*rk. I did go into w*rk yesterday, but decided that was such a bad move I came straight home again.

On the positive side, it’s nice to be able to spend time watching films. I watched the three Baz Luhrmann films I own – in between being asleep.

Night all…

Now. Is. Not. The. Time. To. Get. Ill.

I have 6 sets of outstanding things for old w*rk.

I have a visit to a student group after w*rk this week.

I have to go to an all weekend meeting.

I need to find somewhere to live sooner rather than later.

I need to get to the point where I can hand over my current job to a replacement.

I need to get ready to start my new job (full time) from two weeks today.

I can’t breathe.

I’m still trying to pretend that I’m not feeling ill as it really is inconvenient but it’s not working very well. I really hope this doesn’t develop into anything nasty, and, ideally, be magically gone by tomorrow morning. Somehow I doubt it.

Also, I’m generally such a terrible patient, so that’s no help either. 🙁

Blogging Madness

You’ll have to bare with me for a moment, but I’m getting a little confused as to who’s blog is who’s. Smudgie’s been blogging about me and Jack, Jack about Deeleea and me about Smudgie. Legally Blonde is commenting to me on Smudgie’s comments and it’s getting a little surreal. 😉 In a good way – of course.

Friends in a more general sense are really good though. I spent a long time catching up with a friend last night who’d been away for a while. He spent a lot of time laughing at me and the madness that I’m finding myself in until I move. It really is reassuring to know that I keep my friends entertained. LOL.

The madness kicks off a little more this week as I will have to be combining my new and old jobs for a little while. I am also triple booked next Saturday evening.

The weirdest thing of all is how much I’m genuinely enjoying all this.