Thursday, February 22, 2007

Awards Fever

The Oscars are happening this Sunday and I cannot wait. Unfortunately over here they will show them Sunday night starting from midnight because of the time difference, so I would have to stay up all night and not go to work the next day, to watch them live....which is something I am very tempted to do.

I hope Martin Scorsese will finally get an Oscar for Best Director, he never won and I think he really deserves to win. What about Best Movie? I have not seen any of the nominated movies so far, but Babel seems quite good, and for me Brad Pitt always helps wanting to watch a movie!

Talking of awards, I don't want to feel left out and so I cheekily ask you to nominate my blog for the BRIT BLOG AWARDS 2007!!!!
Only if you really really think I should be nominated of course....

This is the link you need:
Brit Blog Awards 2007

I don't care about winning, (as that's never likely to happen), but just to be nominated would be a nice accomplishment.

So many thanks for any vote!!

Monday, February 19, 2007

This and That

I have been given the all clear on Friday, so I am really happy! I must explain more about it in another post, it was a stressful and crazy time, as we went to Paris to have the specialist visit. Left Friday AM and came back Saturday PM. Now I must rush, my boss should be back any second, thanks for your comments about the blogging!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

When & Where do you do it?

I do it at work, as soon as I arrive in the office after checking the gossips on Perez Hilton and in between quite periods when my boss has left for meetings!! So, I am always on the look out and worrying about people discovering my daytime activity: BLOGGING!

Yes, sometimes I will also blog at home on a Friday evening at midnight with a glass of wine and my hubby out with his mates or sleeping on the sofa. That is the most fun, as I feel always very inspired with a glass of wine, but sometimes the next day, looking at my drunken post, I realise that maybe drinking and writing, not such a good idea. Not so dangerous as drinking and driving, but likely to be just as shameful.

Now it's Thursday 3pm and my boss is out for a meeting, he is due back at any time. Can I finish this post before he does come back? Hopefully, if not I won't get a chance to finish it until later on today or even Sunday. That's why my frequency of posts is completely random, sometimes 3 in a week, sometimes 1 in every 10 days. It just depends from how much time I have available.

Once I get home, there is no time, one has to do so many other things! What am I going to do when I have kids? When am I going to find the time?? How does my sister do it? She works part time, she has a 1 year old baby, she cooks wonderful dinners, she bakes and she cleans and she manages even to watch Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives. I barely manage to keep the house clean and keep up with my blogging...

So, when and where do you do it?

On a different note, tomorrow I am going to see a specialist in France, about this, so I hope to be posting good news on Sunday when I am back!

Friday, February 09, 2007

Snowy Big Ben

Here is the Big Ben after the snow storm yesterday! Unfortunately today all the snow has turned into ice and nothing is white anymore....just grey and rainy.

Anyway, it is Friday finally and I wish you all a fun and happy weekend.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The Big Freeze

Never mind global warming: the big freezing winter has now officially started in London. So there is me wearing a duvet-like coat and not 1 but 2 jumpers, one with a high neck collar, a big scarf and gloves.
Then there are some women and girls that seem to not care about the cold, just so they can go out with no coat. NO COAT! How can you not wear a coat when it's freezing? Another one I saw this morning on the metro had no underwear, yes you could see that as her trousers were very low and you could see the beginning of her bum. How gross....

I don't know what this is all about, but I rather stay warm than look stylish. Fine, I might look like I live in the North Pole when I go out, but I don't care how I look from home to work or from work to home. Don't get me wrong, I would still dress up for going out but I wouldn't go out half naked. We have summers for that!!

Tonight is supposed to snow, which is a big deal in London as it barely ever happens, so I am excited and maybe hope that the transport system breaks down completely so I will be forced to stay home in my pajamas with a hot chocolate and watch telly all day, under a cosy wolly blanket!

Monday, February 05, 2007

Who doesn't love shoes?

After last week news I have decided to treat myself - here is what I bought.
Couldn't help myself, new shoes always make me feel better, no matter what.

The most I can wear them for is 2/3 hours and I can't do much walking with them, but they do look gorgeous and make my leg look longer and thinner that it really ever will be. I love them so much, can't think of nothing else!!

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Worst Case Scenario

I have had bad news this week. I have some anomalies in my cervix and I have to get a colposcopy.
I am very scared that they will find some sort of pre-cancerous cells, but the doctor thinks it could only be an infection. I hope so, but somehow I keep thinking of the worst case scenario: cancer, chemotherapy, removal of everything, no babies ever never.

I know it's a drastic scenario, about 0.5% likely to happen because my test doesn't show pre-cancerous cells, just unknown anomalies, and I am so young and even if I had pre-cancerous cells, they can be removed by laser. So, why do I always think the worst? Maybe it's a defense mechanism of the brain, that if you are prepared for the worst, nothing can faze you and no matter what you have, you'll be happier that if you hoped for the best.
I think this has also to do with my deep desire to have a baby and my unfounded fear that I might not be able to. I don't know where it comes from but the thought just terrifies me and now it feels like my worst nightmare could become real.

My dad says that it's probably nothing and positive thoughts go a long way towards a good outcome. He knows as he was given 6 months life expectancy with his inoperable cancer and 6 years later he is with us very much alive with a dormant cancer in his body. Against all odds he is fine and hopefully will be fine for a very long time to come and be a grandfather to my kids.

What helped him were his unwavering strong beliefs and positive thoughts, his humorous and funny outtake on everything. He went through tough times but he has managed to look at the bigger picture and not only he is fine but this experience has changed him into a better person.

I can only hope I have inherited his strength in dealing with what life throws at you.