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Monday, 30 June 2008


I finally got around to making some jewellery last week. There was only so much Jeremy Kyle I could stand and thought I would be better using the time to create something new.

It is true it really does seem to rain all the time here! So to lift my mood I decided to create something light and summery and crammed full of girly goodies of course! This will be available in my Etsy shop and my website soon!

Still job hunting, and walking all over Manchester city centre and yes I managed to locate 'The Bead Shop' in Afflecks palace and spent a good deal of time in there on Saturday much to Marks despair. I think with all this walking I should be a size 4 in no time! Yeah right!

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Settling In

Well we're here and we're settling in quite nicely! I must say that at the minute it does feel rather like I'm on some kind of holiday. Above is the Manchester Wheel which is literally down he road from us, we haven't been on it yet though!

Mark started his new job here in Manchester city centre last week and he loves it, he's getting to do some very exciting work already and I'm enjoying hearing all about it when he gets home. I am also enjoying having the time to cook for us both and have tried out a couple of recipes. I think that Mark is quite surprised that I haven't poisoned him yet!

I am looking for a job myself. We only got the Internet properly yesterday as BT managed to loose all recollection of us having an account with them (although they did still manage to take money from us) so I have been having a good nosey at what is out there today.

Everything is so big and more impressive here compared to little old Scunthorpe back home, I have been forcing myself to get out and about so that I don't rot in the apartment. I do suffer quite badly with nerves so making myself do things can be quite tough at times but all in all I'm enjoying it!

On Saturday Mark and me went for a wonder round and looked at the the wonderful clothes and other possessions that we would love to buy, even more excuse for me to get a job isn't it really??? I could spend all day just buying things from this wonderful place. I also don't think that I have had so much coffee from Starbucks!

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

The Big Move!!

Today Mark and I are moving our belongings to our new apartment in Manchester! it's been a very busy and quite stressful week as we've been trying to visit people, go to work and pack. I have the day off today so that we can sign relevant things and take our gear over ready for Saturday! I just can't believe how fast everything is going. My Mum is already planning for when her and my Dad can visit, she's so excited but I can feel there will be tears on Saturday when my parents actually take us there!

I have loved buying all the necessary bits like a new iron (pink of course!), pans and plates etc! We are hoping to get broadband installed straight away so hopefully I won't be without the Internet for more than a couple of days. Hurrah!

I had one of my leaving celebrations on Saturday night involving lots of lovely Chinese food and drinks. I had a brill night and it was great to get all my friends together at once!

Sunday, 1 June 2008


I've just added free postage on Etsy for all my lovely customers! I'm also giving away little free gifts with each order! Hurrah!!

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