Sunday, 11 September 2011

In a Week...





1. First news this week is that I've got a new job! I'm going to be working freelance for a fashion/pr/photography/advertising company in Manchester as a junior photographer. I start on Monday! As its freelance work its not guaranteed that I'll be in the office everyday of the week 9-5 but I'm still excited about trying something new and much more relevant to what I actually want to do in life. This is like a perfect beginning, just keeping my fingers crossed everything runs smoothly!
I'm still keeping my part time job at the pub and I'll be starting Uni in just one weeks time so I'm going to be mega busy soon. Contrats quite a bit from my usual mid-day wake up and slobbing about in my pjs!

2. In a bid to get more creative with my photo arranging I've tried out this paper clip and string idea to display my polaroid photo cards (from Urban Outfitters in a pack) they hang above my mirror and I love them!
Going to try even more ideas out this week, will report back.

3.. I've been trying to perfect my skills in the kitchen recently after being inspired by The Great British Bake Off (I can't get enough) so these Gingerbread Cupcakes with Toffee Frosting were my first shot at using a (self-made) piping bag! Not too bad for a first go, and they tasted delicious.

4. On Tuesday night I met up with the girls for a ...ahem, game of Cluedo? Oh yes. I kid you not, we had a pretty competitive game (I didn't win) and as it turns out it was Colonel Mustard in the conservatory with a dagger. Who knew.

5. Strictly is back! Such a shame I work Saturday nights but thank god for Sky+ anyone else a Strictly fan? Every series I'm dancing around the kitchen whilst making a cup of tea ready to settle down in front of it!

6. I did a little blog interview with the lovely people over on Pocketchange.become.com and you can read it here. It was actually published last week but I forgot to link it in!

7. I did a cheeky order on New Look after spotting two beautiful things on the homepage! Actually did a blind buy as well which may be a complete disaster, there was no image for the dress in the colour I wanted but I bought it anyway! Yikes!

8. I bought the book (turned new film) One Day and I've read the first couple of chapters and I'm still on the fence. I like to read the book before seeing the film, and it is a bestseller!

x


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  1. ive been considering getting 'One day' id love to know what you thought of it after youve finished :) Good luck with your new job! xoxo

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  2. Just finished One Day, takes a bit to get into it but it's definitely worth persevering! I like to read before the film as well.
    Congrats on the job!

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  3. Nice one on the job Gwen, sounds like an amazing opportunity! Hope it goes well! Also- GINGERBREAD CUPCAKES SOUND AMAZING! Have to make some of these xx

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  4. Aw congrats on the new job, it sounds so exciting (: You're going to be so busy though haha. I bought One Day this week as well, haven't started reading it yet but I hope it lives up to my expectations! Thank you for following my blog too Gwen! xx

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  5. Congrats on the job my dear!
    x

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  6. Congratulations on the job, those cupcakes look fab and I am a HUGE Strictly fan!
    xx
    http://homemadefashionista.blogspot.com/

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  7. Those Polaroids hanging up look really sweet :)
    xxxx

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  8. awww love this, love your photo idea, I'm gonna do it in my uni room to make it homely :) congratulations on your job, sounds really exciting!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  9. congrats on your new job :) the cupcakes look so yummy! xox

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