Welcome back and a recap


It has been months (well actually over 2 years!!) since I last blogged here and my world now looks quite different. I decided to come back to blogging to give myself somewhere to write, a corner of the internet that is just mine. I have a few ideas of things to write about, and I think I’m going to try and do a few blogging challenges to get back into the swing of things.

This blog is really for me, I’m hoping I might pick up some friends and readers along the way, but for now I’m going to write about the things I like, the things I do, the things I buy and probably the things I worry about. Welcome to the world Becca blog!

I should probably expand on the point about my world looking a bit different. I still live in Norwich with lovely Dave but am no longer unemployed (yay!) I’m actually on job 2 since I last posted. I shan’t talk directly about my work here (rules are rules). I work in digital marketing here in Norwich.

The biggest change in my life since I last wrote was the sudden loss of my beautiful mum last summer. I have a whole blog post to write on that – probably many of them – but grief is a personal thing and I don’t yet know how much I want to share online. I think, if you are going to be on this journey with me you probably should at least know that though. My life is naturally altered by this huge loss, and it’s likely to reflect in the things I have to say and the different experiences I’m having now. You know how when you have your eyes tested they try out different combinations of lenses to get the best fit for you? Well I feel like a new lens has been put on my world now, and I’m just getting used to the way it feels, having to refocus my eyes as it were.

Another change is my student status. I’m currently studying for a diploma in digital marketing through a distance learning course. That is likely to be a topic that comes up every now and then too!

Some other things that haven’t changed:

  • I’m still a caffeine fiend! I’m hoping to include a few posts about my coffee habit, and the awesome places I find to drink it!
  • I’m still very much a stationery obsessive. A girl can never have too many notebooks or pens and I still calm myself down by looking at pretty stationery. I’ll share some of my acquisitions with you.
  • I still read huge numbers of books. I’m keeping a running tally this year (I’m on book 21 I think). There might be some posts on the awesome books I read.

I think I’ll leave it here for now. I hope I’ve not sent you to sleep too much.

I’ll be back soon 🙂

Bus musings


I’m sat here on the bus into work, my soundtrack is some gorgeous Motown and for the first time in a while I’m not wrapped up in loads of layers.

I’m looking forward to a friend visiting for the weekend. She’s never been to Norfolk and we plan to share the wonder of Sheringham with her tomorrow. It’s our favourite spot on the coast and I can’t wait.

My dadis taking part in a challenge to create a photo every day for the whole of 2012 and he’s doing a great job. I’ve always thought he’s a good photographer, but as the last 2 months have gone on I’ve noticed his pictures are getting better and better.

He’s got a sidekick, in the form of Clarence, the clown. Clarence is a colourful character and Dad seems to be having great fun coming up with stories to tell. I’ve decided that Clarence should have his own hashtag and I’ve decided to make it my mission to get him trending! Maybe he should tweet too?!

I’ve got a few ideas of some interesting blog topics coming up, I must admit to really enjoying myself now I’m blogging more. Though, whether what I have to say is of any interest to anyone other than me? Who knows. Right now I’m just getting a lot out of writing it. I may even talk nicely to mr Dave and see if we can’t do a redesign!

I’m probably due a challenge update, but if I’m honest, right now, beyond cupcakes last weekend there isn’t much new to add – I’m getting behind on both books and films!

Day 01 – Your favourite song


Today’s question asks about my favourite song.

It is a fairly tough question to answer, and it probably changes from day to day.  I love music of most kinds. My absolute favourite though is probably Motown and soul.  I was bought up on this music, the story goes that this is where mum and dad’s music tastes met in the middle (he is a rocker, she loves pop and country and western) but when they got married and amalgamated their record collections they doubled up on quite a lot of soul music.

I think, today’s song of the day is “Sitting on the dock of the bay” by Otis Redding.  Its a gorgeous soulful song and makes me feel happy.