Monday, 30 June 2008


Now my cats are not 'cat toy' animals. Little Kitty loves her paper balls, and Obie, well, he likes to ruin a good game of paper ball. I don't waste my money on buying them toys they don't use. So, my lovely neighbor at my old flat bought my cats this toy to play with. They batted it around for a day, smelled the cat nip in it for awhile, then it lost its luster. Imagine my surprise when about a year later they rediscovered it! They can't get enough of it and they play with it like crazy! Strange.

Sunday, 29 June 2008


This is my closet. My sister and I were talking about the new closet my brother in law built for her. It's not a walk-in, but it's a step-in. Please note the highlights of my closet: the big pile of shoes at the bottom has been sorted, honest, there's just not enough room. See how the dresses and long coats are scrunched up at the bottom? Yeah, even when the shoes aren't there the closest isn't high enough. The only thing that's stepping in to my closet is my cat and even he can barely move around in there!

Saturday, 28 June 2008


Plotting her escape via the neighbor's back gate.

Friday, 27 June 2008


Today was payday! Bought myself a treat! :)

Thursday, 26 June 2008


Surprisingly, today's the first day I've needed this in a while!

Wednesday, 25 June 2008


I got this in the mail today. It's a thank you card from my friends Emily and Zak who were married in April. The DVD is an inside joke. I believe it was one of the scientists at SERC who called us Mutt and Jeff once. This is because I'm a shorty and Emily is a giant.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008


Soooo different from last summer!!!

Monday, 23 June 2008


New cookbooks! Well, new to me. Gavin gave them to me because apparently none of his British friends appreciate Alton Brown. Their loss!

Sunday, 22 June 2008


Enjoying the garden.

Saturday, 21 June 2008


This is how much it costs to fax 3 pages from the UK to the US. Ridiculous.

Friday, 20 June 2008


This picture doesn't fully reflect the poor state of my nails. I miss Estelle. :-(

Thursday, 19 June 2008


A smoke extractor in the window. These are on all sorts of buildings: offices, pubs, and shops. I can't imagine working in an office where people would have been allowed to smoke at their desks. Gross.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008


Drinking cider at a work leaving do!

Tuesday, 17 June 2008


This is my blanket. I love my blanket. My grandma made it for me when I left for college many moons ago! It's very versatile. I use it as a blanket (of course!), a pillow, I cover my eyes with it when the sun comes up at 5am, you name it! My blanket has a cousin back at my parent's house. My great-grandma made it for me when I was little. I don't remember when she gave it to me, but I can't remember not having it. Much to my mother's dismay I still pull it out of the closet when I'm at home. Wes calls it my Charlie Brown blanket because it's yellow and brown like Charlie Brown's shirt. Watch this space for a picture of it in a few short weeks!

Monday, 16 June 2008


Wes and I spent this afternoon in Bristol before he flew home. He had to take the picture because 1.) his arms are longer, and 2.) I was holding onto the railing I was sitting on.

Sunday, 15 June 2008


Ugliest shirt ever. We couldn't work out who would actually buy this reflective polo shirt for 4.50. Then we saw a street cleaner for the city council wearing this exact shirt.

Saturday, 14 June 2008


Big, dead, tree.

Friday, 13 June 2008


British strawberries are delicious. They remind me of the Pennsylvania ones.

Thursday, 12 June 2008


I really do have a nice ride into work.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008


I wasn't feeling too inspired today. So I bring you this!

Tuesday, 10 June 2008



Monday, 9 June 2008


I bought this outfit last summer in the US. Today was the first chance I've had to wear it. It was finally warm!

Sunday, 8 June 2008


This thatched roof house is the oldest building in the village and it's right next to Emma and Cian's. No, their house isn't thatched.


Emma at the Cake in the Box. We drove along a country road until we got to this box on the side of the road. There were victoria sponge cakes and eggs inside a cooler inside the box. Apparently this is a very English thing. I like it!


Emma and Cian's lovely garden.

Thursday, 5 June 2008


Going to Emma and Cian's for the weekend!

Wednesday, 4 June 2008


Finally! Now I can sleep past 5am!

Tuesday, 3 June 2008


Reading the user manual lets me get up close and personal with my eggplant!

Monday, 2 June 2008


I tried desperately to get a picture of a raindrop on a leaf. This was the best one! What am I doing wrong??

Sunday, 1 June 2008


The tulip vase Wes got me in Amsterdam last year.