NaBloPoMo Day 11 – This is not the blog you were looking for


So I started writing this great blog post whilst sat in the
AMV offices today, except it’s on my other computer and last night
I struggled to get my machine working online, so I’m afraid you are
going to get off the cuff, made up on the spot Becca blog. Except I
am watching the finale of Dexter season 4 and it is really rather
interesting! So short and sweet it is going to be. Sorry gang! But
I have a question for you… what do you
want me to blog about?!

NaBloPoMo Day 7 – A picture post


Today’s post is going to be in pictures. I’ll try and credit where I can (the crediting doesn’t seem that easy 🙁 ).

I’ve been thinking about getting a hair cut, I am going to get a hair cut, but the question is how. I love Veronica Mars’ hair in the first season and I think this is what I fancy….

I particularly love how versatile it is. She wears it curly (which I adore) and up and down. So gang, do you think I can pull it off?

Getting excited about Christmas, especially when I had my first Starbucks red cup!!

My current craft is fabric painting, which I am thoroughly loving

We went to the cinema this afternoon to see “Despicable Me” – it was very funny, adorable and Dave is now my minion – he even had a starring role in the film!

I’ve been a bit poorly recently, got a cold and sore throat. Thought I was getting better, but not felt great this weekend, my glands are a bit swollen but feeling ok at the moment.

NaBloPoMo – day 1


I’m going to have a go at NaBloPoMo this year, in the hope that daily blogging for a month will encourage me to blog more. I’ve been seriously neglecting my little space here and it needs a spruce, and a tidy up ready for the new year.

I’ve got tonnes of stuff to write about, so here goes nothing… It is November 1st and I’ll be here all month!

Today is my dad’s birthday, I’m just back from spending the weekend with my family and we also fitted in a visit with Dave’s mum and dad, all of which were very lovely, but the weekends just fly by.  I’ve got a list of craft stuff I want to attempt as long as my arm, and sadly not really enough time to do it, especially with trekking backwards and forwards on the train to London, I had an idea of taking some stuff on the train with me, but its just awkward.

Anyhoo, this is just an introduction and a reminder to my few readers that I’m still here and will be for a while (I hope!)

Bring it on november!

Day 06 – Whatever tickles your fancy – An ode to the fine city of Norwich


So today’s topic is “ladies choice” and having just heard the news that Norwich has been overlooked for City of Culture 2013 in favour of Derry, I thought I would take the time to tell you about some of my favourite parts of the city, and what makes it tick for me… So ladles and jellyspoons here goes!

(PS this will NOT be in rhyme!)

So, these are a few of my favourite places in Norwich (and the surrounding areas!)

The Forum

I visited the British Library once, on an A Level trip, and was totally in awe of the place, I adore books, and libraries are very special to me.  I’ve never been inside one which is quite as special as the Forum, not only is there a wonderful selection of books, and music and wonder, but there is so much information about Norwich and beyond.  The big open space at the front plays host to salsa classes, comedy nights, craft fairs, and much more.  BBC Look East comes from there, you can get pizza, coffee and music.  It is a pretty special place and I don’t think I realise how special it is at times.


I first discovered the broad when I was a 3rd year at the UEA, a local friend took us there one sunny sunday afternoon.  Whitlingham is (I believe) an old quarry, which is now full of water and home to some amazing wildlife.  The walk around the great broad is about 3 miles and takes you alongside the river yare.  There is also the mini broad, which is a bit like a lake with a beach, and is very serene to sit by.  My old boss, Tracy (you should DEFINATELY read her blog!) and I had a team day there to gather our thoughts and find some direction.  It was a wonderful experience and one I would definately repeat.  Get out into nature, not in a touchy feely way, but let the office melt away, its amazing what you’ll achieve.

The Fat Cat

Most of the boys in my life adore the fat cat, and I have come to love it, though am not a real ale drinker (fruit wines though are a totally different kettle of fish! and those are very much available here!) and I’ve spent many a pleasant evening whiling away the hours with various groups of friends at the fat cat.  It is also a little bit revered by many people in Norwich, and a bit of an old man’s pub.  But I love it none the less.

Wroxham Barns

Though technically not in Norwich, I wanted to include Wroxham barns because it makes me happy.  Wroxham barns has 2 big appeals – animals and crafts! The animals part is a junior farm where you can go and get a bit hands on with the animals.  Its for kids especially, but I’m a big kid really! We can’t wait to take J, our nephew for the day soon.  There are also a whole bunch of craft shops and studios which I love to just go and immerse myself in, as well as shops selling local produce (including AMAZING fudge!) and products.  There is also a funfair and crazy golf I think, but I’ve not been in that part.

And so, the list is by no means exhaustive, it’s just an off the top of my head list, I love the city I live in and it is nice to remind myself why.  I think I’ll revisit this list again another time and add to it.  In the meantime.. tell me, what places in your hometown do you love? Or have you been to Norwich? What do you love here?

Day 05 – Your Favourite Quote.


I’ve got a thing about quotes.  I used to have one at the bottom of my email signature that I changed regularly.  Maybe I should redo that.  But the best quote that has ever been shared with me is the following

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Gandhi said this, and I truly think it is a wonderful sentiment to live by.  It feels so powerful, its not just about treating others how you want to be treated, or believing in yourself, though I do think this is part of the message, but to me it feels like it is saying, go out there and make things happen, for you, your family and the rest of the world.  Don’t just accept the norm, make change happen.  And that is pretty special.

So, blog readers, go out there and make things happen for you and the people you love.  Noone else will.

Day 04 – Your Favourite Book



I should totally make a list of all the books I’ve read this year (that is a whole other blog post though!)

I’m going to cheat though, and not pick a book but a series of books.  I love the Rizzoli and Isles series of books by Tess Gerritsen. Jane Rizzoli is a tough guy cop and Maura Isles is the medical examiner she works closely with

Day 03 – Your favourite TV show


Another favourite one…

We watch a lot of TV shows on dvd, I’m sat watching supernatural as we speak!

I think though, my all time favourite one would have to be Veronica Mars – Kristen Bell plays the feisty teenage PI who helps her father solve mysteries all across town.  Its such a great show – I was gutted it never got past 3 seasons.

Day 02 – Your favourite movie


Oooh another tough one.

I think today might have to have a list…

  • I love Blade (and the rest of the trilogy)
  • Big fan of The Commitments (see yesterdays discussion on my love of soul music)
  • Calamity Jane – great film, always makes me feel happy
  • I love love love 10 things I hate about you

I think this challenge might get hard if I have to chose favourites of everything!