Saturday, December 23, 2006



This is will probably be my last blog until after Christmas, so I hope you all have a fantastic time.
I going to see family in Grimsby this year. Really looking forward to it.

I have quite a few things still left to do. I have to finish off a Christmas cake for my gramdma. It still needs icing. I need to finish off my chocolates, as I got bored of doing them so just bunged them in the freezer. I also have some wrapping to do. John is also coming down today at some point.
Tomorrow Col and her new family are coming for dinner then we are all going to the Christingale at the church.

Christmas eve we are allowed a chocolate off the tree, thought I think someone has been poaching them before hand, and a sherry. Then it is time for bed until Father Christmas arrives.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Hi. Got a message yesterday saying that the part time post has already been filled by someone else. I have to say I'm not too heart broken. It would have been nice to have had a steady income after Christmas and that I didn't have to keep going to the job centre and filling the same form every time I do over 16 hours. Never mind will keep trying.
Whisky is home from the vets. He came home yesterday, but was drugged up most the afternoon. He is a bit brighter today and has even got some of his wag back.

Sam x

Monday, December 18, 2006

Good News

Hi. I

Have had fantastic news. I think that I will be getting part time working teaching in the new year. The school which I go to, need a supply teacher to cover PPA time for two and half days. They have put my name forward.


Lovely weekend

Had a really nice weekend. Meet dad girlfriends children for the first time. They also brought their girlfriends. Everything went really well. They are all the same age as me and I got on with themwell. We played games and eat far too much I drank tooo much, so I'm not sure what they thought of me.

Going to do my last shopping bits today, need a few things to make up peoples prezzies. Whisky (The dog) is going into the vets tomorrow. He has a lump on his side so he is going to have it removed. So I'm going to looking after him for a few days as Dad and Alice are going to London to see her mum.

Right going to do ironing now. I hate ironing it seems of pointless. I would rather iron things as a need them.

Sam X

Friday, December 15, 2006

Flying Doctor.

I'm going to be a flying doctor. No it isn't a change of career. But the character I'm going to be in the murder mystery party on New Years eve. I have to practice my auzzie accent.

Throw an nother shrimp on the barbie.
I couldn't give a castlemane 4 X for anything else.

The school I went to look round today was amazing. In the whole of the school there are only 26 kids. The job I applied for has seven children in the class. That is all foundation stage and key stage one. I really want this job. I was so excited that I applied straight away.

Merry Christmas Love Sam X

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Was in school again last week. Had a really rough day. Bit of a crazy class. But I managed, though my voice was quite strained by the end of the day. I definitely earn my money that day.

This is the finished result of the Christmas cake I've make. Really pleased with it. Dad doesn't like it, said it would like better with model santa's and snowmen on it. Decided that was too difficult for a beginner like me.

Having two Christmas's this year. Dad's Girlfriend has invited her family next weekend, so we are having an early Christmas, with turkey, crackers and games. I haven't meet them before. I will also be the odd one out as I'm going to be the only single person there everyone else is taking a partner.

Dad had finally brought him Christmas present from last year. Me and Colleen clubbed together to get him a bow and arrow, but the one we got him wasn't very good. So we just gave him the money to get one he liked. He is all kitted out now.

Sam X

Dreaming in Chocolate.

I never thought I would hear myself say this, but I've had enough of chocolate. I have been extremly busy making chocolate truffle and desserts. I'm sick to death of it. I can't even manage to lick the bowls out.

I started out by making a few Delia Smith truffles, just to try them. They were a big success. So I thought I would make a few for Christmas presents for people. Then my Dad asked me to make some more for his girlfriends kids, as they are coming down at the weekend. I am totally chocolated out.

Plus I've made chocolate torte for dessert for the weekend.

The chocolates do look good though. I'm quite impressed with myself as I hate cooking of any sort.

Right had to go, got masses of ironing to do before Dad get back, otherwise he will think I've done nothing but watch TV all morning.

Love Sam X

PS I'm going to look round a local school tomorrow morning. Quite nervous about it as I really want this job.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

New Year Party.


We are having a New Year Party. We are being very sophisticated and are having a small gathering of people to enjoy a night of mature socialising and games. Me and Vicky are organising a murder mystery night complete with a few choice cocktails.

Very adult and sensible evening planned.


Shopping Hell


MY GOD! I will never go Christmas shopping on a Saturday again. It is full of crazy people with kids in pushchairs. I only brought one thing. It took me three quaters of an hour too get a car parked.

The Christmas Market was manic, couldn't get near any stalls. I think it has got a lot tackier than it use to be. Every other stall is selling flashing Santas hats and rather randomly Flashing bunny ears (Maybe left over from Easter). It use to have loads more novel craft things, now it is the same old tat.

Going to stay in bed with John all day tomorrow recovering.

Sam X

Friday, December 08, 2006

Hi. This is me in a hole.

Going to Lincoln Christmas Market tomorrow night.

Have iced my first Chiristmas cake today. I'm really pleased with myself. Never done it before. Will post a picture of the finished produce. Hope it tastes ok. Have also started to make some home made chocos as prizzies for people. I'm becoming a proper house wife. It is a good job too, as John ask asked to live with him next year. Scary stuff!! I will have to start making jam and dried flower arrangments next. Wait that isn't a house wife that middle aged. HELP!!!!! Oh My God!!! HELP!!!

Have to go and finish the rug (not the hair kind) I'm making now. Bye.
Sam X

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Opened my advent calendar today got a Christmas pudding. It is a chocolate one. I couldn't find a normal non chocolate one. There should be a diet version of advent calendars. Maybe they could have Christmas themed carved carrot sticks or something.

I really hate the word Xmas, I don't see why people shorten Christmas to xmas. It isn't as if it is any quicker to say. You may as well say X.

Any way enough of the moaning. I'm still working and loving it. Have near finished shopping. I hate finishing Christmas shopping well before Christmas. As then I continue buying people stuff they don't really need. Like Father Christmas Mugs, or ties that sing Christmas songs. I just can't stop myself.

Anyway have to go now. Dad to fixing my car again, going to take it for a test drive.

Merry X.
Sam. x

Thursday, November 30, 2006


Sorry it has been a while since I have posted a blog. I have been very busy. Firstly I have become a radio star. Well nearly! I did a short review on the new James Bond film on the local radio station. Was very impressed that I said I would do it. Normally I shy away from things like that and think I'm just going to make an idiot of myself.

I have also been teaching. Have done four days altogether, really enjoying it.

Have been shopping for Christmas like crazy. Feeling a little left out so treated myself to a top and a sparkling ring from eBay.

Have had a fantastic week. Hopefully next will be similar.

Sam X

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Working again.

Just finished an afternoon teaching. Not the greatest class. They were a hand full the say the least. Never mind I only taught them for an hour and got paid £50.
I'm still Chiristmas shopping by the internet. Everyone is going to be getting second hand tat from ebay. Car is still playing up. Struggling what to get the men in my lift for Christmas. I find men always much harder to buy for. Anyone got any ideas. Also want to get some boards games for family. Anyone know any good ones. We tend to like games like Pictionary. We have also started to play cribbage.

See you
Sam X

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Bond. James Bond


Went to see James Bond on Thursday. I really enjoyed it. I was a bit skeptical of Daniel Craig as James Bond but it wasn't too bad. Don't think he will be taking the Bond crown off Sean Connery though.

The first 10 minutes of the film were the best. Bond was chasing a bad guy, who is real life is a street runner (runs and jumps on the roof tops around London) It is pretty amazing to watch, at one point he climbs straight up a steel girder.

The only downfall was that it didn't feel very much like a James Bond film. The film it self was entirely gadget free. I know that the last couple of Bond films had become gadget obsessed and were highly unbelievable. But I think Bond does need one or two toys to help him.

This Bond is much more grittier and darker. We get to see a different side to Bond. As it is a prequel it makes to audience realise what happen to Bond to make him the cold person he is in his other films.

I also like the fact that it is very near to the book, only updated slighty.

A must see.

Sam X

Teaching at last.

I had a lovely day. The school I was at was great and a nice one to have my first day teaching in as there was plenty of support available. I was teaching year two. They were a fantastic class. Really pleased with myself that I managed to get through the day without having to go into the cupboard and hide from the kid or worse still cry. I did have to make up a PE lesson on the spot I had to relate weather and dance!!! We all pretended to be a hurricanes. Role on my next supply day.

Sam X

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Job at last.

This photo was taken at a nearby church last year.

This photo was taken at a nearby church last year.
It has been a day for good news today. First I passed my MOT. Then I get a phone call asking me if I wanted to do supply in a school tomorrow then I make a carrot cake for the first time and it tastes lovely. Fantastic day.

I'm a bit nervous about tomorrow. I'm teaching year two , hopefully they won't be doing anything to tasking.

Going to see the new James Bond film tomorrow night with John. I have stayed away from all the hype so if won't spoil it for me. I've read the book but often the books and the films have nothing in common.

We let you know what I think.

Sam X

Monday, November 13, 2006

Invited out

I have been invited to London for a friends birthday. Dead excited about it. I love London. Used to go quite often when I was at uni in Bedford. Her birthday is just before Christmas as well, so every thing in all sparkling and festive. Last year we when to the Clink museum, wine tasting, the tower bridge experience and tower of London. This year Shel was on about going to the Tate modern and playing on the slides or the BBC experience. If anyone has any ideas let me know. If Holly and John is reading this you are also invited. Katie we will meet you there.

Sam X

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Bolton abbey.

Was looking though my photos and found these. They are of a weekend away to see Nick. We went to Bolton Abbey on a lovely sunny day. Even went paddling in the river. We also saw where they filmed Last of the Summer Wine. Had a lovely weekend.

Sam X

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Car trouble.


Took my car for a MOT yesterday. It failed miserably. Feeling sad now. Luckily my Dad is helping me fix it.

I'm looking forward to the new James Bond film. Really big James Bond fan. I would make an ace bad guy.

I'm still searching for a job. Have a few places to ring on Monday. I keep forgetting that schools are closed at the weekend.

Sam x

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


I feel quite happy and cheerful today. Which is quite a pleasant why to feel. I'm normally a happy person anyway but today seems extra special and I don't know why. Maybe some thing terribly exciting is going to happen.

I didn't get up till 10 I love lay in it is the best time of the day. That little bit of time when you are not really awake or asleep and you can remember what you dreamt about. Mummmm. I also like the time when you are just feeling asleep. May be I'm just lazy!!!

I had the weirdest dream. I dream that my Dad and I had a plane. A very special plane. We were invited to go to a radio station and show off the plane. John can with us and Dad was late getting there. Because I didn't want the plane to get a car park ticket I put a hat on it to disguise it. I bit later on a swapped the hat for a moustache!!! Any way we flew it away a bit and it crashed. But we had all safely ejected.

Wonder what it means? I had been watching a James Bond film that evening so maybe it is to do with that. Maybe that is why I woke up happy?

love Sam.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Lovely Weekend

I had a lovely weekend away. John took me to Yorkshire to a village called Settle. It was extremely pretty. I really enjoyed myself. We just chilled out. It was nice to spend some time with just the two of us.

On Saturday we walked around the village (which didn't take long). Then we walk up from the village round to Attamire scar. John wanted to take some photos of entrances of caves which were situated around there. I just enjoyed the walk, though I did moan on the up hill bits.

On Sunday we went into to Stainforth and had a look at Stainforth bridge, the stepping stones and the waterfalls along the river. Spend a while amusing ourselves by watching salmon trying to jump up the four foot waterfall. We then continued to walk up hill and see Catrrig falls. They were well worth the steep walk up.

Then in the afternoon we when to White Scar caves, which are show caves.

Have a fantastic time. Thanks to John.

Sam X

Friday, November 03, 2006

The interviews are over. The Yesterday when really well. I was quite pleased with myself. The lesson I had to teach didn't go so good though. Heard this morning that I didn't get that job. I think I was expecting to much on the first interview I get to get the job. I did however have a lovely time at the school and it did seem like a great place to work.

Today was for supply teaching. Hopefully they will be able to at least give me two days a week. We shall see.

John is taking me away for the weekend, which is nice of him. Though it is me driving and arranging the b&b. It will be nice to get away after sure a rubbishy week. We are going to go to Settle in Yorkshire. It is really nice and pretty therefore. We are meant to spending Saturday wandering around the town and probably eating a great deal. Sunday we are going walking. I'm so looking forward to it.

Sam X

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

It is official!! I am now a lady of leisue!! Or as Holly would say Dole Scum!!

Last day of work today. Though I thought my last day was on Monday, they kindly told me this dinner time that I am to use up all the holidays I have been saving and finish today. Wasn't best pleased. Even worse when I left this evening, there wasn't even a thank you, a goodbye or a good luck. Quite angry. I hope they don't get their bonues.

Fingers crossed for tomorrow.
Sam x

Tuesday, October 31, 2006


I had a really good weekend. Brandy Wharf was nice drank some cider and some weird wine. I had Black Beer and rasin, it wasn't as horrid as it sounds. And I didn't fall over!!
Book a holiday for easter next year. Getting a cottage in Scotland about 8 of us are going. I've never been to Scotland.

Stressing about my interview on Thursday now. Quite worried about it, especially the bit where I have to teach the kids to make fireworks (not the explosive ones, models).

Friday, October 27, 2006

Feeling a little bit better today. Not because my boss realised what a fool he is to get rid of the only person in the shop who does work (or appears to be doing work). But because I am going away for the weekend to brandy wharf cider house (see picture) to see a friend from uni and to drown my sorrows and to numb the feeling of rejection.

We are also so celebrating the fact that we are graduating. Not going to the graduation though, it sound too expensive. Maybe me and Hol can hire a cape and hat, role up a bit of paper and strike a pose????

Sam x

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Layed off

Feeling pretty rotten.
The hoilday camp with I am working at has layed me off. Quite cheesed off about it. Worked hard all summer making the big wigs loads of money, only to be repaid by them getting rid of me when they start make less money because of the season has quieten. It isn't as if the season finishes as it is near enough open all year round.

Sorry to rant but feel really hard done by. I can't even shout at them and tell them I quit because I need the boss to write me a good referances to get a teaching job.

Never mind we will see how it goes.

Sam x

Sunday, October 22, 2006

I went to a really nice wedding yesterday. Really enjoyed myself. I danced and drank the night away.
I brought a suit for the interviews I've got. It is only from Asda, but it looks good on. I would normally wear trousers, but they didn't have any my size so I got the skirt. The whole lot only cost £20.
Katie has just started a job at Next. I wonder if family get discount there?
Going away this weekend to a place called Brandy Wharf. Is sells lots of different ciders. Going to spend the day there, then go into town at night. Should be a good weekend.
Have to go now.

Friday, October 20, 2006

I'm the tall one. Katie is the one on the sofa and Col is the blonde. We were at my grandma's house, Grandad had just taught us how to make paper hats.
I'm going to another wedding tomorrow. I'm going as someone's +1. Should be good even though I don't know anybody there.
Sam X

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Fantastic News

Hi. At last a decent photo. Though I don't normally look like this. It is one of those posh photo shoots things. I friend made me go.
I've had some fantastic new today. I got an email the other day asking if I was interested in a teaching job somewhere in Grimsby that was all they knew. So I thought what the hell, I'm desperate!!! Today I got a phone call asking to go for an interview???? I hadn't even sent a CV or application form off. It is a bit random.
Also this morning I rang I teaching supply agency. I got a interview off them as well.
Things are definitely looking up. At this rate I may not have to work Christmas day.
Love Sam X

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The worlds gone mad!!!!!

I have recently read that Dave Gorman (of Are you Dave Gorman fame) has been questioned under the terrorism act by London police. Apparently he was minding his own business taking a lovely photo of Battasea power station, when a policewoman stopped him and questioned him under the terrorism act. She looked at his photos and then he carried on. Crazy. Good photos though.


Sunday, October 15, 2006

Post office Hell.


I have just got back from wedding it was different, the bride didn't look to happy or pleased or in fact talked to anyone there.

At the moment I'm having trouble with the English postal system. They have changed it and it is confussing me. I don't see what was wrong with the old system of weighing things and posting them. Now it has to go by size as well!!!!

My sister has just gone to uni (See picture above, she the one on the right wearing the neaklace) and I thought it would be nice to keep in contact the old fashioned way and write letters. I keep senting her little gifts to surprise her. Evert time I send something I have to go to the post office and weigh it and sometime it cost more to send things than what the item costs. Crazy system. Oh and if you have a large envelope and fold it over it is then classified as a parcels and cost twice as more to send.

Any how she seems to be having a good time. You can always check out her website. Please leave a comment and she dosen't think anyone is visiting her. Be nice though.

Sam x

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


I've had to remove this blog as I had written about a friend Christmas presents and what I was thinking of getting her. I've had I rethink since then and changed my mind and I don't want her to find out. She also has become aware of my blog.

Sam X

Monday, October 09, 2006

Thank you for the comments I have received. It is lovely to click on the site and find someone has left a comment. It is nearly as good as getting post.

I have had a really nice day today. Sent off my application form for the year 4 teaching job and for the supply agency. Hopefully will hear from them soon.

I went to bingo last night with my Nan and a friend, won a huge box of chocolate, going to have a girly night in sometime this week so will save them for then. Going to pamper ourselves and have some wine and watch cheesy feel good films.

Going to a wedding on Saturday, some family that I don't really know. I am one of these people who really like weddings. I like the cheesy music and the dancing and the food and meeting people who I haven't seen in ages. It should be good.

See you soon

Sam X

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Happy Christmas


Thing are looking up. I went to look round a primary school today in the local area. there is a job in the year 4 class available. Looked a really nice school. Going to fill in the application form tomorrow.

Have started my Christmas shopping. I'm one of these people who leave it to the last minute and end up pulling my hair out the week before Christmas because the only thing I have managed to buy is a truck load of socks. I have decided to do it all from the internet this year. I find it quite exciting getting parcels. no one send me any mail apart from the bank. I'm still having trouble getting picture to loads, so if anyone has any ideas let me know.

Love Sam.

PS I have recently seen a shop all kited out with decorations and a Christmas tree. I little insane I think.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Ministry Of Silly Walks

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Sorry it has been so long since I have put up a post. I been really busy. I'm still working at the Holiday camp, though looking for a better paid job. I have also joined a supply teaching agency, so I will see how that goes.

I think I have officially become an adult. When out on Friday night with a friend, ended getting far too drunk. Regretted the next day. I have finally decided that drinking that much is not worth the morning after. I feel that this revelation has but me firmly into to adulthood, thought I'm not sure if I will stay. Don't get me wrong I'm not going to stop and become a T total hermit. But I am going to steady and pace myself.

Also Don't know if anyone can help but I'm having trouble posting photo's from my camera. What I'm I doing wrong?

Sam X

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

I want to go on holiday again!


I had such a good time away I want to go again.

I did loads of things which I had never done before. I went on a pony trek which took us up a hill that over looked the lake. The views were outstanding. No sure if I liked the horse riding or may be it was because the horse didn't like me. The poor horse was squashed for the first half hour because I was squeezing it tightly and holding on for dear life. I did relax a bit until it started trotting. I also think my horse, which was called Smoky had a eating disorder every time we start it would starting chomping away, it even did it while we were walking.

Toward the end of the trek my horse must have been really thirsty, maybe it wanted wash down the food it had been eating. It trotted into the stable with me hanging on being bounced all over the place like a ragged doll, and bullied two other horse out of the way and picked a fight with another to get a drink.

The whole thing was most amusing and I and everyone else enjoyed it.

It was also quite funny to watch people get down from their horses, most were walking like John Wayne.

The place we trekked with is Llangorse climbing and rope centre and pony trekking.

I will tell more what went on late as I don't want to make this to long.

Sam X

Monday, September 11, 2006

I'm back


Sorry it has been so long since I have written anything. I have been on holiday to Wales. I have a fantastic time.

We camped at a place called Llangorse in the Breacon Brecons at a lovely campsite called lakeside caravan park. It had a nice pub and cafe and a little shop only dissappointment was that you have to pay 20p for a shower!!!

We did go zorbing in the end there was a mix up with our booking. I think it was my mistake. The morning we were meant to go I took out all the paper work and tickets and looked it up on the map to see how to get there. Only problem was when I found the zorbing site on the map in was in a different country. Scotland!!! So was have changed due booking and are going next year. Another chance to go on Hoilday.

No one was dissappointed as we did loads of other stuff. I will write aboutit next time.

Bye X

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Free Pixels


I'm trying to advertise my blog on the free pixel advertising websites. I'm finding it quite difficult, but this could be because I don't have broadband. Does anyone know of any really good free pixel sites, or any other ways in which I can get more traffic to my blog.

Sam X

Planning Our Trip.


Sorry it has been so long since I have written, but I have been busy planning the camping trip to Wales. It has grown since I last spoke about it. There were four of us now there are 11! We are going to camp near to Brecon. I have been able to book most of it on the internet. Thanks to a comment made by someone on this blog I have been able to use their ideas to make the trip into an mini adventure holiday.

We are not only going Zorbing, but also pony trekking, which I have never done before, canoeing and mountain boarding.

The canoeing trip is with Black Mountain activties It lasts about half a day and we are going down the river Wye. It says on the website that we need experience in a canoe unfortunately only two member of the group have experience.So they are going ot have to give us a crash course. Mountain boarding I did last year in Devon at a place called Big Sheep ( We did it in the rain, ended up soaked through and muddy but enjoyed it.

We are all hoping that the weather get better now. Camping in the rain isn't great, but I made sure there was a pub in the site so we can get dry and play games.

I will let you know how I get on and I will take my camera so I will be able to put lots of photos up.

Sam X

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Super Dad.


Yay! At last I have got my car fixed. Thanks to my Dad and the rain we have been having.
He is fantastic saves me heaps of money by fixing the car himself.

Sam x

Friday, August 18, 2006

Crazy Day.


I went to get the part for my car yesterday. I was at work at 11.30, so I had plenty of time. Got to the place. They had quoted me £53 plus VAT (This I have to skrimp about to find and break into my piggy bank to get).

However when I got there they said I had to pay a £30 charge because I hadn't brought my old one back. (No one told me this when I rang). Wasn't best pleased. Anyway I thought I would ring my dad (I always ring my dad when I have problem, he can solve anything), but I didn't have any credit on my phone. So I thought I would use the old fashioned way and just use a pay phone.

I found 70p by rooting around in the car and eventually found a phone box. They seem a bit sparse now days. (I once travelled back from Leicsester with a car that have no power unless it was going down hill, without seeing a phone box until I was 18 miles from home. )

Anyway couldn't get through to my dad. Then the ruddy phone stole my money. Well all but 20p and it costs 30p minimum to make a phone call.

As if this wasn't bad enough I go back to the car to go to work and the car refused to start. By the time I go it started, I was pushing it to be at work on time.

Then as I work by the seaside I was stuck in traffic for ages. I normally go the back routes to get to work.

So I arrive at work half an hour late, hot, mad and stressed. Work were ok about it, though they did knock the half an hour off my wages, which I thought was mean, but I will remember this when they ask people to voluntarily to cover extra shifts.

Anyway I'm going to try again this morning. This is why I'm up so early. Hopefully with more success that yesterday.

Sam x

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Bad News


Not feeling my usual cheerful self today. My car is poorly. The starter motor isn't working so therefore I'm having trouble with getting it going. Going to fetch a part for it today. Luckly my dad is handy with fixing car so I won't have to sent it to a garage to get it fixed.

It is my day off work today. I'm on the internet looking for supply agencies. I have been putting it off, but the school start back soon and I will need to have my name down for start of term.

I will let you know how I get on.


Saturday, August 12, 2006

The Railway Children.


It was Johns birthday on the Thursday I managed to get him some caving books, toffee, socks, razors, thing which you fly around your head. I ordered some of the things off the internet. It was a bit disappointing. One of the caving books that I got him was of Dan o goff cave in Wales. I thought we would go there on holiday. As I started to read it I realised that we have all ready been. Him seen quite pleased with them though.

As a part of his birthday me, my sister, her boyfriend and John decided to go to an outdoor production of the railway children at Oxburgh Hall. We thought we would make a day of it and go into Thetford forest to look around. It was a lovely summer day and me and Dasiy were in our summer clothes. Have a lovely time.

As soon as we got to Oxburgh hall it started to split with rain. But we were prepared! Have been to an outdoor theatre before. I got changed in to trousers and put in warm winter coat on.

The first half was fantastic. Then the heavens opened. Quickly! I managed to put on the rest of the clothing which I had brought, a fleece and a rain coat. I had also brought two blankets and a water proof rug. We wore it all. I had two hats on as well.

Then John had a brain wave, he have seen some umbrellas in the lost property and he dashed out and nabbed them. We were snug as a bug in a rug. Lovely.

I felt sorry for the actors on stage in their films costumes and trying the talk above the rain. It got so bad that they were thinking of calling the whole thing off.

But the show must go on and it did. In a disused marquee and the hall grounds. All of us trooped in there. The actors continued without proper lighting, sound effects and mics.

The whole thing was brilliant and total crazy and British. The actors got an amazing cheer at the end for all they hard work.

Sam x

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

A Job At Last


Finally after what seems like ages I have got a job. My first day was on Monday. What a day to start on as it was stock take day. I didn't finish till 11:00pm. I enjoyed though and there are still some people there from last year so I was nice to be able to catch up with them.

I have already booked some time off from work for a little holiday. I think we are going to go camping in Wales. I enjoy camping. Last year a group of us went to Yorkshire. We had a fantastic time. We went to the highest pub in England. It was such a farce finding it. My sister had seen it on a Lap Map. This only had about four roads marked on it and the pub wasn't near any of them. Took us ages, but we got there.

Sam. X

Monday, August 07, 2006

Fantastic Weekend.


I have just had a fantastic weekend. To start with I had the house to myself my Dad had gone away. So had a few friends round and played games. Went out on Saturday night. I haven't been out in ages really enjoyed it. Danced the night away.

I also found out I have got a job. It is at a holiday resort (we are not allowed to call it a camp). I've worked there before while I was at uni, money isn't great but it isn't a bad job, better than nothing. I start today, I'm in the shop. I'm still looking for a teaching job think I may join a supply agency in September. It might give me the experience I need to get a full time teaching post.

Still struggling for ideas for people's birthdays so if anyone has any ideas I would be grateful.

Sam x

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Fruit Brandy


This is the receipt for fruit brandy. It is improvised from a Gin receipt so a assume you can use it with lots of different fruit and drinks.
I have apricots, oranges and cherry's. First I cut up the fruit and mashed it slighty to let the juice out. Then layered in a clean coffee jar till it was about 3/4 full. One layer of fruit and one tablespoon of sugar. Then add the brandy. I brought the cheapest brandy I could find (Tescos 1 litre £10). Leave it for three weeks. When done strain it and drink it.

The best one I made was the apricot one it was really sweet but that might be because I put more sugar in that one.

I was gone to post a picture of the brandy but I have some friendsoverr last night.

Let me know how you get on. I'm going to try bramble brandy next.

Sam x

PS. I have rang up for a job at the place I worked in summer while as was at uni. Fingers crossed they will have me back.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Superman Returns.


I went to the pictures last night to see Superman Returns.
It was a bum numbing 3 hours long though, with a lack of action, humour or romance, it seemed longer. I like the old Superman films I have to say this one is not up to scratch.

I thought the guy who played Superman was really good apparently it was his first big acting job. Kevin Spacey was an excellent Leix Luther (slightly crazy)but he didn't really get a chance to stand out as the world destroying villain due to the lack of ambition in his take control of the world plan.

The first half of the film is dedicated to the return of Superman and the fact that Lois had in this time gone off and found a new guy and had a son (She is a fast worker). The second half does get better in a hero saving people kind of way.

I hope it hasn't put you off. This my own opinion the guy I when with enjoyed it.

Sam x

Tuesday, August 01, 2006



Went shopping today. August is a month full of birthdays. I'm stuggling to find people prezzies. Struggled even more not to buy myself two pairs of shoes from Clarks and a pair of jeans from Next.

Anyone got any ideas or unusual suggestions of what to get people. They were going to get flavoured Brandy but it seems to have disappeared!

  1. Col, sister who will be 22. Likes reading childrens books and the classics. She has also just bought a camper van named DOM?
  2. Katie, sister who will be 21. She's just odd!
  3. John who will be 32. Likes caving, camping and computers. Men are always awkward to buy for.
Please help, or they'll all end up with socks!

Have to go. I'm having to cook tonight. I'm a terrible cook. I once fried gammon in lime juice thinking it was oil?

Sam x

Monday, July 31, 2006

Squeezing Brandy.

I'm really disappointed that no one has commented or possibly even looked at this page. Please talk to me.

I've been squeezing brandy this evening. A friend made some Bramble Brandy. I have been experimenting with other fruit. The only problem is it takes three weeks to make and I'm really impatience. Every time I go and shake it I have to have a little sip. There isn't much left but it taste really good. Just having one now as a night cap.

Sam x

Saturday, July 29, 2006


This is Me!

Sorry it isn't a good photo. I will find a better one soon. Normally when I go anywhere I am the person who takes the pictures, as a result I'm never in them.

Have been looking for a job. Both in teaching and one for over the summer. Hopefully something will turn up to tide me over. Fingers crossed.

Friday, July 28, 2006

First Time.


It's the first time I have ever tried anything this (I'm a blogging virgin). Normally I'm a bit of a tizz with a computer! However, I'm going to give it a go.

I'm on a mission to clear my student debt. After 4 years on a teacher training course, I've passed (at last) with a student loan of £17000, an overdraft of £4000 and a credit card debt of £1000. Total £22000 :-(

Can you suggest anything (legal or otherwise!) to help reduce it? I want to be able to go shopping again!

Sam. x