I've been pretty busy since the start of the month and have some exciting things to share with you so I thought I'd do a quick catch-up post as I haven't done anything 'lifey' since my flat trauma post.
After working many a 12-hour shift in June I was very very excited to be going to see Taylor Swift in Manchester with my brother's girlfriend and my slightly less enthusiastic brother. I'm a bit of a late convert to all things Swift, having fallen in love with Red after a break-up (cliche, much) and then buying her complete discography. 1989 is a total party of an album, and getting to see it live was a real treat. Taylor performed for two hours and it was probably one of the most fun couple of hours I've had from the ace wristbands (which I know aren't new, I saw Coldplay on their tour when they used them and honestly more stadium acts should get on it) to the sheer excitment of the crowd to be there it was a blast. Plus, it also allowed for a trip up to Manchester, a city I'd never visited and was really pleasantly surprised by.
I then spent the hottest days of the year alternately at work (where working with a giant chiller was never so lovely) and looking at flats (and I found one-more on which soon). I then returned to Birmingham for an early induction to my new job (I don't start until August, but it was nice to meet some other newbies). I managed to time my arrival with a thunderstorm so ran up to my Premier Inn (which as far as cheaper hotels go is fab-comfy bed, nice bathrooms, free tea) and sat around
More recently, I had my last shift at Marks and Spencer. I am actually quite sad to be going, mainly because the girls I worked with were lovely and gave me such a nice send-off. Though not having to worry about the stock files or newspapers or tickets is pretty damn great. And I've thrown in a bonus picture of my cat who I'm going to miss more than I should really admit.
I've also just got back from a holiday to Tuscany with my parents which I will definitely be writing about in the coming days (the short of it being I am in love with Italy).
How are things with you?