By the way, I haven't shown you my new pair of glasses. I got these as a Christmas present for myself :) The colour doesn't show up too well on my webcam but it's a nice royal (slightly navy) blue. I paid around £80 for this including the anti-reflection coating and super lightweight lenses (as my prescription is quite high!). They're from Specsavers.
I love snow. The air seems much fresher and everything feels lighter when it snows. I did a happy dance in my head when I stepped outside and saw this...
Aah, so pretty... And here's where I work. Our little office is just under the bridge.
Which reminds me - today marks the 3rd month from when I started working here. Which means I am off my probationary period and I am now officially a permanent employee :)
I like where I work and I am eternally grateful for all the things I learn each and everyday. There are times when I feel like I am being called to pursue something else and there are times when I feel that I'm okay where I am. But either way I know for the short time I have been here I have grown so much as a person.
Putting the rough week aside. I just want to lay low and enjoy 'me time'.
Today I went to get some groceries and to stock up on green tea. Didn't go for my usual Holland and Barret ones - tried something new. I went to this tea shop in Edinburgh (I forgot the name!) which was a nice little shop of goodness. They sell loose leaf and bagged teas as well as coffee and other health foods. I loved browsing through it. I'm gonna have to come back again someday. For now I bought Ahmad London loose leaf green tea, Ahmad London black tea with fruit bits, and a quinoa bar. I spent less than £6 which was good.
I also went to see The Theory of Everything. I've wanted to see that film the first time I saw the poster for it. I'm not very familiar with Stephen Hawking's work (I remember not being good at Physics at all back in the day - haha!) but I did a presentation on motor neurone disease a few years back. The film was nice. I didn't particularly love it but it was good nonetheless. I admire Hawking. It's great to see his motivation to continue his work despite his illness.
PS. The tea shop is called Jordan Valley Wholefoods on Nicolson Street!
Stupid and Contagious by Caprice Crane is the first book I finished reading in 2015...
I downloaded this on my Kobo before the Christmas holidays. At the time I was in the mood to read something quirky and cute - I must have found this title while searching for Meg Cabot-like books. Yes, Meg Cabot books are my guilty pleasure!
I guess I fall in love with book characters easily. Like, waaaay easily. For every book I read there must be someone that takes my fancy instantly. So that's like a few hundred fictional crushes over my lifetime.
This is the story of Heaven and Brady, next-door-neighbours who annoy the daylights out of each other but end up being the most fitting couple there is. Brady is pretty awesome - he's my book crush, by the way! He has his own music label and as a 'hobby' he is also an inventor. He's got a good ear for music and is a generally nice guy. And I particularly like how he genuinely feels upset when Heaven is upset.
Heaven's expertise, on the other hand, lies in PR - although she's pretty good at being a bad waitress. She enjoys reading Brady's mail (mail that's addressed to Brady!) and being an overall annoyance (which she doesn't necessarily do on purpose).
The search for the Starbucks owner Mr Schultz is what brought them together. I love it! It's a modern adventure-slash-road trip. I think while I was reading up to the middle chapters of the book, I was feeling quite happy that I found the book - the 'It' book for me. It's funny and relatable and I appreciate how it's real and to the point. The last few pages up to the end were a bit of a downer, though. It was just a way too happy ending for my liking. But overall this book made me feel good and I had such a fun time devouring its pages! Totally recommend!