Friday, 28 November 2008


I have now discovered how to embed videos from YouTube into my blog.

This is exciting stuff, I'm sure you'll agree.

To celebrate, here is the awesome trailer for Pixar's new movie, Up. It looks incredible and will be the first Pixar film to be released in 3-D.



Thursday, 27 November 2008

Santa Banter!

Sean has recently convinced myself and Mark C Turnbull to join him in doing the London Santa Run on the 7th of December. This involves dressing like Santa Claus and joining 1,000 other people in running 5km across Greenwich Park.

I am hoping that this ridiculous festive gesture will help me rediscover a bit of that ol' Christmas magic.

We have all agreed to raise money for the Brooke Hospital for Animals (mainly because Sean works there). You can visit my fundraising page by clicking here.
And you can learn more about the Brooke Hospital for Animals (healthy working animals for the world's poorest contries) by reading this article.

After running two half-marathons, I am hoping that this run will be easy-sailing. However, no doubt running in a Santa costume will provide its own challenges and introduce whole new levels of chaffing.

Excitingly, we are coinciding this Christmas dash with a Carnival reunion down in London so we will have lots of lovely people cheering us on. Although the plan to go out the night before could prove very detrimental to our performance.

Anyway, ten days till the Santathon!

Santa Claus is coming to town in a big way.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Long Time, No Blog

Shockingly, I have not blogged for a mammoth six weeks.

This is predominantly due to my workload exploding over October and November at the mighty Notts SU. Since I last blogged, we have elected the JCRs, trained them, bye-elected more JCRs and then trained them. I did a whopping 52 hours of overtime with two late-night ballot counts that lasted until midnight.

I am well dedicated to my JCRs.

Anyway, excuses aside, here is the exciting stuff that I should have been blogging about in no particular chronological order...

  • I ran Birmingham half-marathon in 1:54:10. This is about three minutes slower than the Nottingham half-marathon but to be fair, I was stuck behind lots of fat people.
  • I was coerced by Sean to sign-up for the London Santa Run -->
  • I have rediscovered my love for reality TV via X-Factor, Strictly Come Dancing and I'm A Celebrity...
  • I attended an audition for The Weakest Link with nine others. This involved playing a mock-version of the game and having a camcorder interview.
  • I was ill for three days and therefore did not see a single firework around November 5th.
  • We have been having board game nights at Ellen's house. Highlights include Scrabble and Monopoly.
  • I got well drunk on mulled wine last Friday with the girls, Marc and Steve. My mojo is returning.
  • I have seen every Deal Or No Deal for the past three weeks.
  • I bought Friends Scene-It and Laura Clark spilt orange juice over it. Grr.
Bulletpoints save the day yet again. I will blog more regularly henceforth... FACT.