09/07/2017

The Sunday Post #3 | Green Day and a New Instagram Account





What. A. Week.

I'm feeling really good about life this Sunday.  It probably helps that I'm off to Friends Fest this afternoon with some of my favourite people.  I have my Central Perk tee ready, and cannot wait to sit in that big sofa with a coffee in hand.  If they don't sell one of those giant Central Perk coffee mugs as part of their merch I'm going to be highly disappointed!

Also you can buy one of Ross's 'Moist Makers' too.  I might see what all the fuss is about.

I started off my week with a bang, not only starting my new job (Which seems to be going great just FYI), but also going to see Green Day at Sheffield Arena for the first time in about eight years.  Green Day are one of my absolute favourite bands.  I've loved them for about 16 years now, but I have to be honest, I was reluctant about the show.  The last time I saw them I was left pretty disappointed.  It was not long after American Idiot was released and Green Day were going through their political phase, so Billie Joe spent half the show preaching politics.  Although I do feel strongly about politics, when I go to see one of my favourite bands, I expect to escape all the stresses of the world, not have them shouted at me over a mic for an hour.  I almost didn't go to see them because of this.  It was only because Rancid were supporting that won me over.  I'd never seen them before, so they were another band I would be able to tick off of my list.

Monday night was honestly one of the best nights I've had in a long time.  Rancid were brilliant.  I'm so glad I got to see them live finally, and Green Day were probably the best I've ever seen them live.  The politics was kept to a minimum, making plenty more room for lots of music, old and new.  Billie Joe is still one of the most amazing entertainers I've ever seen live.  That man knows how to work a crowd!

The highlight of the show for me was when they sang 'King For A Day'.  It's one of my absolute favourite songs, and I love it when they perform it live.  I was fully expecting them not to play it.  It's such an old song now and with them having so much more newer material, I had no expectation of it being on the set list, so when it came on I just went crazy!

Basically, this Monday just gone was the most amazing start to the week ever!

The rest of the week went really well, or at least from my perspective it did anyway.  There's a lot to learn in my new role, but I feel like I have the head space in this job to pick up the new role and really learn the ropes properly.  I feel like I've fit into the team really well, and I hope it's going to be a really positive few months (Or however long the temp role ends up being!).


One of my favourite things about working in town is getting to browse the food market in the town centre.  I love supporting local businesses, especially ones focused around food!  On Friday afternoon, to celebrate my first full week in my new job I decided to have a nosey around the markets, when I came across the most amazing smell.  My nose soon brought me to the most glorious looking pastries, and they were 3 for £5.00.  It would have been rude not to really, so I picked up a French apple tart, a chocolate twist and a Bailey's eclair, and I'm not going to lie to you; I ate them all on Friday night!

I have a sweet tooth ok!  Sweet treats are my vice!

Saturday started off pretty stressful whilst we sat down ready to attempt to get tickets for Ed Sheeran's next stadium tour.  I've missed out the past couple of years due to losing family.  My Nan passed away on the day he played at Wembley in 2015, and my Mum passed away when he announced his arena tour last year, so the last thing on my mind was thinking about buying tickets at that point.

About 30 minutes in to tickets going on sale and we managed to get our hands on a pair, and I couldn't be more excited about it.  I just have to wait 11 months now!

The rest of the day was spent doing life admin and house chores, so wasn't all that exciting, however, I did have great fun with the pressure washer on the back yard.  Blasting all of the grime out of the brinks is one of the most satisfying things ever!

Last night was spent applying for something very exciting.  I applied to work for the cultural exchange program at Disney World next year!  I'm going to write a full post on why I've applied for this as somebody who's quite a bit older to the usual audience who applies to do this, but basically it's been around six years in the making.

I applied six years ago just after I graduated from University, but then withdrew my application do to my Mum's ill mental health.  She never knew I applied for it, so never knew I withdrew, and I think had she known I'd withdrawn from the program for her she would have been heart broken.  Now she's no longer with us, I think she would want me to have this one last shot at a dream that's been on the back burner for so many years, and Spencer fully supports me going.  It's only for a year after all, so I've bit the bullet and submitted my application last night!  Watch this space!

I've had such a positive week, and I'm feeling good about life at the moment.  I'm off to get ready for Friends Fest now, so keep an eye out on social media for plenty of snaps of my day.  I'll no doubt be sharing loads on my Insta!

I have a new Instagram account just FYI.  I've been contemplating for months starting a fresh on Insta.  I know it means sacrificing a tonne of hard work, but I've really struggled to find a direction with my old account.  I've basically just fallen out of love with it, so on Friday night I set up a whole new one.  There's something quite satisfying about a blank canvas, and I'm looking forward to building a new account that I can be really proud of.

I would love for you to come along and follow me on my new Insta journey, so if you'd like to follow me just click right here!
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