Gypsy Rose’s new houseboat. The boat is beautiful and so peaceful. Hopefully she’ll post some pictures up soon: she has really detailed plans for how she’s going to decorate, within a few days of moving in!
So I’ve been off work this week – my first whole week at home since May 2007! – and home alone. I have to say I’ve had an AWESOME week.
I seem to be actually incapable of sleeping in now, so I got a lot done. I trained the kittens how to use their new cat flap (it's so cute, watching them come and go), got my eyes tested (I’m getting closer to making the leap into the realm of geek glasses), had my hair cut at the king of fringes, Viva in Soho, and had a lovely afternoon in Soho bumbling around, which I never usually get to do as I’m either rushing on my way out or rushing home. I browsed around the old Italian delis, peeked through the windows of cosy looking restaurants, but dined modestly on chips, whilst seated elegantly on a brick wall. (The chips smelled so good I just had to have them.)
Other than that I caught up with an old friend over a long lunch, had a tea appreciation lesson from Natalie at Afternoon Tea Total (I discerned that I don’t like smoky teas - read her review here), and visited the champagne bar in St Pancras. It's apparently European’s longest champagne bar, but I didn’t rate it much. It’s just a boring new build bar, right next to the platform where the Eurostar leaves. It didn’t really have the Brief Encounter vibe I’d been hoping for. St Pancras is absolutely beautiful all freshened up, though.
I didn’t make it to the gym but did a couple of yoga sessions and went for a couple of runs outside. James is back tomorrow morning on the red-eye, I’m back at work, and so the madness begins again.
But, having said that… I suppose now is as good a time as any to tell you about my future plans. I’d hinted earlier that change was going on round about these parts. Well, I’ve decided to give up my day job (project manager and creative artworker at a graphic design agency) and try to do what I’ve always wanted to do, which is write. Like, a novel, as opposed to blogging. So I’m going to give it a go. I leave work in mid-April. (I agreed to stay on to help finish off a few projects, plus in my mind the extra money will allow me to take a bit of time off over the summer, to lie around on the Heath!) Then it’s time to do things my way for a while. It hasn’t quite sunk in yet, but I’m so excited to have made the decision to go for it and try my hand at something I’ve truly always wanted to do. I can’t wait!
I’m also going to be helping a friend who is setting up an exciting new business. I’ll hopefully be doing a couple of days a week working on that, which should help feather the nest a bit.
So yeah – here’s to 2010 being the year when shit starts happening around C-No’s yard! I will, of course, be blogging throughout. I’m thoroughly blog addicted. In case you hadn’t noticed. And now I might go and have a cheeky glass of chianti, picked up from Camisa & Son in Soho, to toast the end of my week off. I hope you have all had a good weekend?