Saturday, 7 July 2012

I heart my optician

I can't remember his name but he is ever so friendly. I actually feel like he really cares about my eyes.

He tells me not to shower wearing my lenses - who knew? also if i am ill - don't wear them - who knew?  Not to wear them for 14 hours a day? - who knew?

He's just so friendly and even though he may as well be speaking chinese, he really explains everything.

He took pictures of my eyes, all close up with a flash and EVERYTHING. 
He's also sorting out everything eye related before i leave for my trip.

(He also let me have a wee nap in the chair in between tests. He is just sooooo understanding.)

So I did the 'tourist' thing

and ordered the lonely planet guide for Italy.

yeh, yeh, yeh. Laugh all you want.

But when was the last time you were so absorbed in a book that you nearly missed your stop and ended up in Chingford?

Yep. that's what i thought.

well jel?



So it does kind of upset me to realise now that someone else will be doing my job when i leave. Someone else will be me. Hrumph. Dumb huh? I am actively leaving my job to travel and fulfill a dream. And I'm starting to feel like 'omg, no one will 'need' me.

Because i'm not not some fed up city worker, slaving away for 60 hours in front of a screen, deprived of Vitamin D, living on Pret sandwiches. I actually really like my job, faults and everything.

But i am a control freak when it comes to my work. I have to learn to define myself in other ways. Because who are we? - if we aren't 'what we do'.  This job has been a little baby to me, and it's like I am sending it to boarding school so i can have some 'me' time.

But here it is.......I want to enrich my life with everything else that isn't my job.

In my absence you need to visit The Book Club, I love it, it's a 2nd home and way way cool.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Also quite sad i'll miss the fly on the wall Katy Perry documentary. In 3D. Sob.

Something i think i may possibly miss (apart from people - of course)

I was quite looking forward to Onken posssiiibbbllllyyy bringing back their limited edition vanilla and chocolate flake yogurt. It's a bit like ....melted vienetta. yum.

Something i definitely won't miss.........

The dregs of society who hang around the pub opposite walthamstow central (who i have to pass everydayyyyyyy). I cannot stress enough how much i strongly believe the cast of  'Total Recall' were discovered here. (you know - the freaks in the bar.....crazy eyed, one armed, drunk, 3 get the picture)

Monday, 2 July 2012

Looking in the fridge since visiting Palermo is definitely uninspiring.

I suppose I could throw together something with the pot of sundried tomatoes, tub of cream cheese, pack of bacon, bag of salad and buffalo mozzarella?

If the tomatoes hadn't been in the fridge for about a month, same for the cream cheese.....and the salad.....and the mozzarella. The bacon has better odds with just 1 week. 

But it's been uncovered.....better not take the risk eh?

So whilst grabbing handfuls of cereal and seriously considering the chicken shop around the corner (but it's raining, is this going to happen?) I have been dreaming in gelato.

Bright, creamy orgasmic gelato............

Sunday, 1 July 2012

I think the cat has mixed feelings about my leaving