Thursday, September 29, 2011

Homeward bound

I'm currently sat in the airport lounge at San Francisco International waiting for my Virgin Atlantic flight.
One thing I have noticed already, is the fact I am loving hearing all the British accents around me, I wonder if I will still feel the same in a weeks time!!

There is one really loud annoying woman in the lounge telling everyone her life story. Fingers crossed she isn't sat next to me in the plane.

When I checked in online it let me choose a seat in the upper deck of the plane, somewhere I've never been before, so that should be an interesting experience mingling with the upper class.

Been on my flight for three hours now, still another seven to go!! Pleased to report the loud annoying lady I saw isn't sat anywhere near me :) when I'm on a flight alone I prefer to put my headphones in and ignore everyone. Sadly the two guys next to me did not feel the same, they never met before this flight and have talked non stop, I can now tell you the names of their wives, kids, dogs, where they work, where they live and where they were born. So much for being in the quiet cabin. I attempted to watch one movie but fell asleep before the end.
Other than a flight to Cuba with Thomson holidays, which was the worst flight ever I always fly long haul with Virgin Atlantic, the air hostesses are always so nice and friendly and helpful, the food isn't bad (had beef stew and vegetables, ceasar salad, bread roll and some rather nice lemon curd crumb cake for dinner when we boarded). The movie choices are excellent and I like how you can choose what to watch and when and can pause and rewind etc as you wish. There goes my little virgin review. Actually I flew to Canada from London with some Canadian airline which was ok. Plus a cool new addition to their games section is........

Which should keep me busy for a while. My reading choice for the flight is One Day, I've seen the film, but wanted to see if the book was better. So far I've read the first chapter and it's all good. I've never seen a movie and then read the book after, actually I think I've only ever read one book that has been turned into a movie.

Currently cruising at 37000 feet, just hit our first bit of turbulence. Two hours left, let's just hope immigration isn't backed up too much.

This is the current view from my seat :)

Will post this blog as soon as I can pick up wifi :)

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

After 100 days...

Of counting down, today is finally here and I am flying to England in less than 12 hours, looks like I will even be arriving to nice weather too :) Just in time as they forecast rain for San Francisco next week.

My next blog post will be from over the pond.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bil-Jac Dog food

I have just received a bag of Bil Jac dog food as part of being a Bzz Agent*

Today I let my dogs take part in the two bowl challenge, I gave them a bowl of their normal food and the new one, and as you can see from the video they both enjoyed the new food over the other one.

One of the good things about this food is that there is no transition time when switching your dog's food. This is due to the fact it is exceptionally easy to digest and made with only the best ingredients.
It is made with real chicken. Every 6lb bag has 4lbs of fresh chicken in it.

If anyone would like to try this food with their dog please let me know as I have some $10 off vouchers to share with you.

*As a Bzz Agent I am given products/services to try free of charge and then asked to share the good (and bad) things about them that I discover from trying them.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Feeling hot, hot, hot

It's the middle of September and 5pm and 32 degrees - who said summer was over?!

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

It's going to be a warm week

I'll be looking forward to the cooler weather when I visit England :) as long as it isn't raining there.

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Blogging from bed!!

Just found a cool app on my iPad which allows me to write and publish blog posts :)

So here I am in bed and blogging :) and hopefully posting photos if it all works.

This means I can blog whilst on the go on my upcoming trip (providing I have Internet access) - I may even blog mid flight - in airplane mode of course!

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Two weeks......

Two weeks today I will be in England :)

It's been 18 months since I was last there, so haven't seen some people in a long while, some people have even had new additions to their families in that time, whom I've yet to meet. Although we have had lots of friends and family come and visit us in San Francisco.

I've decided to work on two blog posts whilst I'm there, one based on the differences I notice compared to when I was last there, and for those of you who know me well and my love for food, I will be doing a food photo blog of my trip. I have lots of things I'm looking forward to eating when I am there and plan on taking lots of photos to make you all hungry. Including of course the Gregg's sausage roll.

I have three trips to London planned, the first one with my family for my Mum's 60th birthday, we are going to be going on the London Eye and a River Thames cruise. I am also going with a friend to see Blood Brothers, which in my opinion is the best musical in the whole wide world (and my friend agrees with me), if you get a chance go see it, you won't regret it. I also have tickets for Rock of Ages which has had great reviews. I may even get a chance to do some sight seeing and shopping whilst in London.

I will be in England for 11 nights, and have plans for everyday to see at least one friend or family member, so its going to be a hectic 11 days, but I am so excited, just hope it doesn't go too quickly. Then when I get back it is only 9 days until my sister in law and her husband and our newest neice (who we haven't met yet) come to stay for two weeks. So its busy, busy, busy.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

My new hobby

Just realized I haven't blogged in almost 2 months, so apologies about that.

So the purpose of today's post is to tell you all about my new hobby. Now I've never really had a hobby as such, I touched on card making for a while and made our wedding invites, but that never really took off. I remember sewing as a child and thought I would love to try quilting, but it seemed a lot of expense for something I probably wouldn't stick with. 

So lately I have been browsing the net and trying to think of something to do in all my spare time when I'm not volunteering, and Ive decided on quilting. I got a bunch of quilting books from the library and did some research online. I placed a rather large order on Amazon for a sewing machine (Brother CP7500) and lots of quilting bits and pieces (thanks babe) and today I went to Joann Fabrics, where they happened to have a sale on and I got lots of cool fabric and some other bits and pieces (thanks again babe). Ive just spent an hour sorting through everything and have bought a small set of plastic drawers to keep it all in. Now I have everything ready it is time to start the sewing. I have unpacked the machine, but as yet have not plugged it in and tried it out. So that is my adventure for the rest of the weekend to start quilting, well to practice using the machine and then start quilting.

Someone (thanks Wenoah) told me about mug rugs, small quilts for your cup of tea and biscuits, so I'm going to start with those, then maybe move to a dog quilt. Dave wants a space invader quilt, but I need a lot of practice before I attempt that.

Watch this space and hopefully I will be posting some pictures of my work pretty soon