Wednesday, 31 July 2013

The last few days.....

I have had quite an eventful last few days...hence not blogging as much as normal!

It started on Friday, I had a 3rd interview for a position I applied to, the interview was with the CEO and HR Director so I was very nervous. I needn't have been, I found out Friday night that I got the job!!!

WOO HOO...I am no longer unemployed.

Saturday night, I went to see John Mayer, it was amazing. I would go as far as saying it was the best concert I have ever been to. It was at an outdoor arena, the sound was great and he sang my favourite song 'Free Fallin', which is a cover from Tom Petty.

Everyone seems to hate John Mayer over here (or at least my neighbours do), but I love his music and it was packed so I'm not the only one. His new album 'Born & Raised' is really good, it has a country feel to it.

Here are some pics from the event:

I started work on Monday!....yes Monday just gone so I had no time to take in the shock of no longer being unemployed. I made my business cards straightaway.
My desk at work....I get a nice window seat for now, opposite the boss who is such a lovely guy!

I will do my best to keep up with blogging, it will have to be an evening thing now when I'm not too tired from work so maybe not every day....I will aim for 3 times a week!

I'm off now to have a large glass of wine

Friday, 26 July 2013

Best of British - Day Ten

Our last day in the UK before travelling back to California so you may be glad to hear that this is more or less the last of my Best of British posts. I promise to be more creative in August!

Me and Rich had Day 10 to ourselves. After dropping Caitlin off at nursery we decided to go to a greasy spoon for a big fry up and plan our day.

My Fry-up, minus the mushrooms and tomatoes!
With us only being 30 minutes from Cambridge and it being a beautiful, hot sunny day, we decided to go off an do some exploring in one of the UK's most famous university cities.

We had a little wander around Cambridge, checking out all the beautiful architecture and cute streets. There were people on bikes and students everywhere!

Red telephone boxes!

I love this shop sign
We bought tickets to go punting from the Information Tourist Centre and made our way to the river Cam. We stopped for a quick drink by the river beforehand.

Check out all the bikes...

So off we went punting....the water wasn't very clear but the ducks seemed to like it. The trip lasts for about 1 hour which isn't bad for £14 each. It was very relaxing, lots of beautiful architecture to see and bridges....I have a thing about bridges.

Me and Rich under a bridge

After a relaxing time punting, we headed home so we would be back in time to pick Caitlin up from nursery. Then it was time for our last sleep before leaving the UK :(

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Best of British - Day Nine

I had to get up early for my spa day on Day Nine and Rich went off to play golf with my brother-in-law. My sister had booked me and my mum in for a spa day at Ragdale Hall which is in Leicestershire, right in the middle of the countryside. I've not been there for years so it was a proper treat and nice to spend time just me and my mum.


We both had a facial booked in and my mum treated me to having a manicure as well but I forgot to get changed first and then had to wait for my nails to dry before I could go home.

My drive home was amusing, I was following the sat nav (with Homer Simpsons voice) and it took me down a farm lane which led to the A1 (a very busy road!), where I then had to turn right over 4 lanes with lorries coming at me, I never thought I would make it but I did.

I hate Sat Nav's!! give me a map anyday.