Saturday, 31 January 2009


This is my last weekend in Bath. I probably won't see it at all after this Sunday because I'll be working all week and leaving early Saturday morning. After my last pilates class, I had lunch at one of my favorite places, then just wandered around a bit. This is my favorite spot in Bath - standing on the Parade Bridge looking towards the Pultney Bridge - and I couldn't leave without visiting it again. It's best at night when it is lit up. The view has actually taken my breath away. This is a picture I took back in the fall and I plan on printing and framing it when I get to Dublin. Fortunately we have friends here and will be back to visit!

Friday, 30 January 2009


My housemates are off on a ski trip early tomorrow morning, so today was my last chance to see them before I move next weekend!

Thursday, 29 January 2009


Why are the belts that come with jeans/pants always so ugly?? This one looks like a whip and is actually a bronze color. Hideous.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009


The pictures of Baltimore are packed and gone. I hope they make it okay! My blanket is gone too, so sleeping will be a bit difficult until we're reunited!

Tuesday, 27 January 2009


Here is Obie sleeping in his favorite spot - under the bed. I can often hear him snoring below me. Our bed in Dublin doesn't have this storage space and the cats are going to be very disappointed!

Monday, 26 January 2009


I just realized today that I need to pack these boxes soon because they'll need picked up. Oops!!!

Sunday, 25 January 2009


I bought Wes some secret message cuff links as an engagement/wedding present and surprised him with them this weekend. I was so pleased with how they turned out!

Saturday, 24 January 2009


Wes and I had some very good friends over for dinner on Saturday. Stef is a long time family friend who I hadn't seen for oh, 12 years or so before I moved to England. Then one day my mom was talking to her mom about my moving to England and we found out that Stef was living about 5 miles from me. It's been awesome having her here because it does feel like I have family close by. Unfortunately her husband wasn't able to make it. Becky was my first American friend in Bath. We met on UK-Yankee before we both moved and when I got here we met at Starbucks for a coffee and well, the rest is history! And her husband, Sean? Well, he's Scottish, loves American football, and makes beer-butt chicken on the grill. Pete was Wes's housemate when he lived in Sheffield. Pete and his lovely girlfriend, Jen, moved to Bath this year as Pete was starting a PhD at the uni. They kept my cats for 2 weeks this summer. I am forever indebted to them for that one!

The worst thing about moving is leaving your friends. :(

I had to cheat on this one so everyone would be in the pictures! I also didn't take them. So it's an ubercheat!

Friday, 23 January 2009


Little Kitty was very excited about her new bed.

Thursday, 22 January 2009


I found out today that my Pappy Furry died yesterday evening. He was 92. Here is a picture of my immediate family, with my Grandma and Pappy Furry, back in 2005.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009


Kitty nose!

Tuesday, 20 January 2009


I painted my nails today while waiting for the stupid UPS man. I never paint my nails anymore because they get ruined when I wash the dishes. Yes, I know I can wear gloves, but I don't like to. Hence my wrinkly, old hands. Hey, there's my engagement ring again! How did that pesky thing end up in the picture?? ;-)

Monday, 19 January 2009


I guess watching it the next day is better than not seeing it at all! The game wasn't on until 11:30pm, so there was no way I was staying awake. At least I wasn't so stressed watching it because I knew the outcome. :-)

Sunday, 18 January 2009


I have a lot of oatmeal that I want to use up before I move. Rather than eat it the healthy way, I've decided to make baked goods with it. I'm taking them into work so I don't eat them all myself. Today I made 'Old Fashioned Oatmeal Honey Apple Cake'. It's from Cooking Light, so I'll probably lose weight while eating it!

Saturday, 17 January 2009


New shoes! I got them for 15 pounds! I'm all about buying non-brown and non-black shoes these days.

Friday, 16 January 2009


Finally confirmed the shipping company.

Thursday, 15 January 2009


Finally called the harpist! This is a picture from their website. They also make harps which I think is pretty cool.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009


Me and my Raynaud's. My poor toes are ice blocks these days and I had two pairs of socks on!

Tuesday, 13 January 2009


I've decided I want to try to incorporate more beets in my diet. They're much more common here than in the US. People keep telling me they're nice, so I wanted to give them a go. I already know I don't like them pickled or Harvard-style (right, Grandma, that's Stephie!). This was a salad recipe from a woman on UK-Yankee. It was spicy and yummy! I think I'll try roasting them next.

Monday, 12 January 2009


I did a double take when I saw this picture. This is 'January' on my housemate's calendar. The dark gray and white kitty looks just like our cat we had growing up named Twinkles. He was way more manly than his name lets on! I'll never forget the time we turned onto our street only to see Twinkles sitting quite regally on one of our neighbor's decorative stones in their front yard, as if he was guarding the entrance to the street. It was like something out of the Lion King! Ha!

Sunday, 11 January 2009


My housemate bought these rubber duckies. They change color in the water, but these aren't in the water, haven't been for hours, and they're still changing. It's a little freaky.

Saturday, 10 January 2009


It snowed again! Pull out the sled!

Friday, 9 January 2009


Because it was impossible to get a picture of the swirling icy fog that surrounded me when I was at the bus stop, I'm bringing to you a picture I took in Ireland at Christmas. Seriously, if you only move to Ireland for the quality of the signs you won't be disappointed! They make me laugh out loud! I could do a whole blog on these alone!

Thursday, 8 January 2009


I think my mother may be surprised that after 2 years these are still part of my repertoire! I wear them every day!

Wednesday, 7 January 2009


The charity shop pile is getting larger!

Tuesday, 6 January 2009


Hold up! What is that I see?? But natural light in the sky at 7:30am! It is no longer pitch black when I'm at the bus stop. The days are getting longer! Yippee!!

Monday, 5 January 2009


It snowed! It snowed! Bath is pathetic when it comes to snowfall. Bristol is worse. My coworker said a gypsy put a curse on the city and now it won't get any snow. I suggested that perhaps it's because the city is warm and it's not a curse. My theory seems to be hogwash.

Sunday, 4 January 2009


Another Sunday dinner with Myrto and Anna. No, Anna doesn't have Lycra cycling trousers (aka Spandex pants) on!

Saturday, 3 January 2009


Walking by the canal. It's not the nicest backdrop, but it was a good place to set up the camera! Oh, and the background is washed out because the sun was actually out!!!

Friday, 2 January 2009


Wes and I went for a walk around Bath. The sun finally came out and it was a really nice evening. It was days like today that make me sad to leave. I've been really fortunate to have the opportunity to live in this beautiful city!

Thursday, 1 January 2009


One month before I move out and my housemate gets a tumble dryer. I get one month of fluffy towels!