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Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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How has your week been? What have you been reading?

It’s been a super weird week for me this week. I started me new job on Wednesday so it’s all been a bit of a blur. I’m getting my head around the new role and the new people. After being at my old job for 14 years it’s a massive adjustment. I keep telling people that it’s like coming out of prison, which is only partially a joke. There are certain things that make me feel like an idiot. I’ve worked weekends and bank holidays for as long as I remember so the idea that I get Easter off is kind of messing with me. It doesn’t feel legit that I get two extra days off. As is I’ll take Good Friday off but then have someone calling me to find out where I am. Something that is really stupid in the real world. So, it is hard to escape the feeling that I’m a little out of my depth. I knew my last job inside and out and it’s all a bit difficult feeling a bit useless. However, I’m confident that I’ll get there and end up doing great things. Or, at least, things.

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Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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How has your week been? What have you been reading?

So, as promised, this week I can actually reveal my big life changing news. Last Friday I was offered a new job after about 8 years of looking. I can’t even put into words just how much of a relief it is to finally be getting into Digital Marketing after all this time. However, I’ve been at my current job since I was 16. I was there for my gap year before uni and there during my holidays. I worked throughout my Postgrad and ever since I graduated. It’s been 14 years of my life and I’ve made so many great friends. Of course, it’s caused me some of the most stressful and awful moments of my life. I’d say that the year or so I spent as manager was definitely the most anxious and depressed time in my life. I didn’t sleep, I was cried every night I got home, I dreaded going to work, and, generally, felt terrible. Add to that the fact that my boss basically told me to forget about because “we all have problems” and I’d say that I’ve long since lost my respect for the company. But, I love most of my colleagues and it’ll be a shame to leave them behind. I had my final day of work experience this Friday and it was weirdly sad considering I’ve only been there once a day since September. And, if I’m honest, they’ve all been way more supportive than the managers in my branch. They all said how proud they were of me, said so many positive things about my work, and were just so incredibly supportive. My Branch Manager? She’s not said one word to me about it. My Deputy Branch Manager? She’s asked me one question. These are people who’ve known me for years and know how much I want this. It doesn’t say much for how much respect we’re all given by the top dogs. So, if I’m honest, it is making it a little easier to walk out forever. Maybe I should be thanking them?

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Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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How has your week been? What have you been reading?

I’m not going to lie, this has been a bit of a big week for me so I haven’t read as much. I’ve already fallen behind with my challenge to read on mini Penguin a week so I’m hoping to get one done tonight to get back on track. And then who knows. It’ll be an interesting few weeks for me so hopefully I’ll be able to keep up with my reading. But I’ll let you know more about that next week.

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Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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How has your week been? What have you been reading?

It’s so late on Sunday night, I have to be up at 5:45 tomorrow, and I was meant to be getting an early night. It’s safe to say, this rundown hasn’t gone well. So, hopefully you can forgive me for this rushed introduction. Let’s do this so I can go to bed where I belong.

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Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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How has your week been? What have you been reading?

Today marked my final day at work before I have my annual birthday week off. I hate working my birthday. I know that seeing all my friends would be a great thing but the idea of having to be in work on the actual day is just too much. I think it should be a worldwide policy that nobody has to work on their birthday. Along with standard 4 days weeks. Then workers would be so much happier and less stressed. But, let’s be honest, it’s never going to happen. So, we do what we can to de-stress when we can. And for me, that will involve a lot of reading and watching stuff. Oh, and a super exciting trip to seeΒ Captain Marvel, of course. I cannot wait.

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Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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How has your week been? What have you been reading?

Just a quick intro this evening as I’m very behind schedule. I was surprised with a meal out with the family and it went on a bit longer than I thought. We ended up being the last people sat in the pub. It’s something I never like because, working in a kitchen, I know how irritating it is when people hang out too long. I always get a bit anxious and jittery when I know I’m the last person in a restaurant. I have to try super hard not to rush the people I’m with. But there have been numerous times when customers have stayed for over an hour after we’ve closed just chatting and it never makes anyone working feel good.

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Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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How has your week been? What have you been reading?

I’m starting to sound like a broken record but I’m feeling awful again. I’ve spent most of the day just lying around in a funk. If the last few weeks are anything to go by, 2019 is going to be a shitty year health wise. At least I’ll have a good excuse to stay in bed reading though, right? I’ve got a bit of catching up to do this month. I’ve only completed one book and that was a 40 page short story. I know February is a shorter month but that’s pathetic even for me. I’m just so tired at the moment that I can’t stay awake long enough. And I’m so slow as well. I’m barely making it through a chapter on my breaks at work. Let’s hope March will fair better. After all, it is birthday month.

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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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How has your week been? What have you been reading?

Oh god, what a weekend. Work has been so hectic, I still feel shit, and I’m over it. I’ve also done such a small amount of reading it’s very upsetting. I attempted to do some on my lunch break but I could barely keep my eyes open. I just need a day off. I’m getting to that emotional level of tiredness where I cry over dog videos. It’s not great. So, as soon as I’ve done this, I’m off to bed. I wanted to get a super early night but I, inevitably, got distracted. Need to work on that.

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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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How has your week been? What have you been reading?

Not to be too melodramatic, today I’m dying. Okay, so I’m basically just recovering from a touch of the flu so have been in bed all weekend. I’ve been shaky, cold, coughing since Thursday. So, I was kind of delighted to be told that work wasn’t going to open today. I know it’s bad but it did mean I could spend the day in bed. I’m still coughing like I’ve got TB but, as you’ve got to find the positives somewhere, I’m hoping it’s making me sound sexier. In other news, on Friday I had the sheer joy of seeing Boyzone during their goodbye tour. We got my older sister tickets for her birthday but, as we were all fans back in the day, my twin and I were loving it just as much as she did. Singing 90s pop songs at the top of my voice wasn’t exactly the best thing to do with my cough but I don’t care. It was an amazing night.

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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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How has your week been? What have you been reading?

So, last week was the first day of my mini holiday and this week it’s been my first day back. What a difference 7 days can make. I’m tired, annoyed, have a headache… basically it’s just shit. But it pays the bills. And, therefore, allows me to indulge my passion for book. Something that I’ve still not been allowing myself to do. This book buying ban is going better than it ever has before. Maybe I’ll be able to stop myself for most of the year and actually read the books I already own. For some of them, it’s about bloody time too!

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