Thursday, 29 April 2010


I feel like I'm all over the place today.
My brain has gone all mushy and I cant concentrate, I've got 101 ideas going round in my brain and a To Do list as long as my arm. There's not enough hours in the day to get everything done and even if there were more hours I'd probably spend them on Twitter!

I'm hungry but I can't work out what I want to eat. I'm too warm but if I take off my jacket I'm too cold. I'm fidgety and I can't get comfy on my seat.

I'm clingy and needy but no-ones answering their texts or emails.
I've got things I want to do but I've got not motivation.

Yes, I'm grumpy and yes it will probably pass in a few hours but at the moment I'm grumpy and I want a cuddle goddammit!!

- Posted grumpily using BlogPress from my iPhone (why isn't there a cuddle app?!?)

The Four

I''ve been tagged with this Meme created by my lovely penpal Chelle over at Chelle's Place 

The Four
(Feel free to add or replace a subject)

Jobs you had:
  • Trainee Estate Agent-hated it!
  • Nursery Nurse-loved it, really miss my kiddies sometimes, some of my closest friends now were the girlies from that nursery :-)
  • Ann Summers Rep-funny job, horrible boss even though I always hit my £500 target every month
  • Data Administration Clerk-Current job, I'm in charge of lots of lovely databases and spreadsheets that I don't like people touching and messing up!
Places you lived: I'm changing this to...
Places you've like to live:
  • Holland-when things go wrong my first thought is always 'I could always go and live in Holland!'
  • Canada-I am slightly worried that when I go to Canada for my holiday in a few weeks I may not want to come back
  • Japan-would love to experience such a different culture
  • My own flat!
Movies you can't see too many times:
  • Step-Up 2
  • Dirty Dancing
  • SATC
  • Any of the Fast and Furious films 
Websites you visit daily:
  • Google Reader
  • Blogger
  • Facebook
  • Twitter 
Things you like to eat:
  • Chicken
  • Sweetcorn
  • Lemon Sorbet
  • Chips
Places you would like to be: 
  • Beach somewhere sunny
  • Singing on stage
  • Disneyland/Disneyworld
  • Dover (I love that going on holiday feeling!)
TV's shows you like to watch:
  • Gilmore Girls
  • Glee
  • House
  • Scrubs 
What you dislike:
  • Boredom
  • Feeling ill
  • When my attention span is lacking (usually due to too much going around in my head!)
  • Not getting enough sleep
Best books you have read:
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic
  • This Book Will Save Your Life
  • The Great Gatsby (loved studying this book at school)
  • (this ones a bit of a cheat but its my all time favourite kiddies book) Guess How Much I Love You? 

The rules:
1. Use the subjects above or feel free to add or change any.
2. Fill in your answers and post them on your blog, feel free to copy the logo.
3. Tag two people and let them now you tagged them and send the link to who tagged you.

I'm going to tag...
Heather @ Eggs, Cream and Honey
Emma @ Me, The Man & The Baby

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

It's the little things #1

It's funny how the smallest of things instill so much excitment in me, I checked the ParcleForce website this morning to see how long it would be until I received a very exciting parcel...

It's on it's way now!!
This news has caused me to do a little happy dance at work (I am deadly serious-it's quite possibly an idea for a Vlog post...the many dances of MissSearles)
My friend noticed me dancing and said 'So what time is the parcle getting here then?'
They know me too well!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone cos I'm a geek

Friday, 23 April 2010

The Greatest Ever...Idea

The story of my greatest ever idea starts like many of my other 'greatest idea' stories...early in the morning with a cup of tea in hand and without much thought put behind it.
Let me set the scene - it's the morning of my 22nd birthday, I was sitting on the edge of my bed in a towel after just getting out of the shower, cup of tea in hand when all of a sudden I had an amazing I did what any normal person does and announced the fact on Twitter

At that point in time it was only an idea, I had no kind of plan behind it all I'd thought of was the fact that
1. I thought it would be fun/funny
2. It would give me a chance to play around with a new blog
3. Its my birthday (kinda forgot that in the whole brilliant new idea excitement)

Although most of my brilliant ideas are almost always absolutely fool proof  *ahem* I thought I'd double check with someone first, so after a quick chat with Heather* (@notefromlapland), via the godsend that is Google Chat and her confirming that it is indeed one of my best ideas ever, I got to work.

After spending most of that day arseing about deciding if I should host it on my own domain or on Wordpress or where-ever I settled on good old Blogger, because its what I know and understand.
Or at least I thought it was what I knew and understood until I tried to add a new template and edit it - turns out I'm pretty crap when it comes to stuff like that so lovely Heather stepped in again and explained it all too me and that's how I've got to where I am at the moment!

* * * * * * *

The new blog is currently under construction and will be launched on the 8th May, certain items of extreme coolness and significance have been ordered, people have been contacted and plans are beginning to be made.

So keep an eye out in the next few weeks for little snippets about it on here and on Twitter.
Its all very exciting (and not just because I'm a geek) quite simply because....

is going

 * Great big thank you to Heather again for helping me with this-shes just as excited about it as me! Lol

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

A lovely birthday

Its the perfect end to a lovely birthday, sitting with a cup of tea watching Glee (yes I'm a Gleek!), reading through peoples blog posts, working on a spreadsheet, organising photos on iPhoto, catching up on Twitter and pondering what could be one of my greatest ideas ever, all will be revealed soon!

  Birthday Tulips-taken on iPhone

Thank you too all who sent birthday wishes on Twitter

Monday, 19 April 2010

The Year of MissSearles

Tomorrow is my 22nd birthday.
I have decided that this year is going to be my year, The Year of MissSearles, if you will.

Lets face it the last 4 months of my 21st year have been a wash-out to say the least, I've probably experienced more upset, heart-ache and berevement in the past few months than I'll ever experience again in my adult life (or god forbid if I do it wont all be within the same 20week time frame) but things are getting better all the time now, hopefully no more big set backs.

So here's to my last day of being 21, new adventures, new friends, new oppourtunities (and to hark back to my original post on this blog) a

The Year of MissSearles

Friday, 16 April 2010

Four Follow Friday Picks

Four Follow Friday picks...

@tara_cain If you don't already know about 'The Gallery' (the weekly photo craze thats been sweeping the blogosphere) where the hell have you been?!? Tara is the visionary behind this amazing creation.Oh and she's rather lovely too :)

@notefromlapland Well what can I say about Heather?
Trouble maker - I have a blog label and hashtag dedicated to her #IblameHeather
Bitch - She said it herself!
One of my bestest Twitter/Bloggy friends

@nickie72 In her own words 'I have a bit of a stationery fetish obsession addiction...  erm... I love stationery' she has managed to rekindle my love of my Filofax and take a tiny (teeny tiny) step away from my dependance on my iPhone. For that fact alone she deserves respect...and lots of new followers!

 And last but by no means least 

 @SocratesN AKA SingleParentDad
.....he is also the founder of the 'Sexcel' Movement (he may suggest/offer v-lookups for anyone not feeling the Sexcel love)

Thursday, 15 April 2010

And the award for the longest Blog To Do List goes to....

Ok so this blog award has been on my To Do lists for over a month now since I was first tagged by Holly from It's a Mummy's Life back at the beginning of March (Im crap I know! But it was on my list honest!!) and now I've been tagged by My Mummy wrote this for me so I thought I better pull my finger out and actually post it!
Without further ado, here are 7 things you never knew you needed to know about MissSearles
  1. I have a scar on my eyebrow and if they are waxed wrong I look very suprised on one eye
  2. When I was younger my sister dropped a tin of air freshener on my head from the top of the stairs through the bannisters...I had to go to hospital and get it glued back together...she was about 4...and she laughed :s
  3. Christmas 2008 (Christmas 2009 has officially been written off as null/void for obvious reasons) I managed to not wake up until 7am, which is a vast improvment on my othe records of 4:30am, 5am and my second best 6:10am......I get very excited about Christmas and will sing carols and christmas songs from October.
  4. My childhood pets were named after beverages, Guinness the rabbit and Tango the hamster
  5. I've met and shook the hand of President Obama and Michelle Obama! I got to meet them on their first trip to the UK after he became President, was a very *hush hush* event and security was very tight but they are both really lovely and actually took the time to look you in the eye, say Hello and shake your hand :-)
  6. I can't read music but still managed to pass Music GCSE and Music Tech A-level 
  7. I can tie knots with my tongue
The rules of the award are these:
  1. Copy the award to your blog
  2. Insert a link to the person who nominated you
  3. Tell us seven things about yourself that you haven't told us before
  4. Nominate seven other bloggers for the award
  5. Link to their blogs
  6. Tell the nominees about their award

I nominate...
Lucy @ A Modern Day Ricky and Lucy
MrsB @ After All The World Is A Beautiful Place
Laura @ Dim But Witty 
Potential Mummy B @ My Baby Adventure
Laura @ Piece of Cake

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

The Gallery - Joy

This weeks prompt was 'Joy'
I took this photo (on my iPhone, as always!) over the Easter weekend when we went for a walk along the beach. To me it seems like the perfect picture to depict Spring and new beginnings which is something that is bringing me alot of hope and joy at the moment.
Flowers are beginning to appear in beautiful vibrant colours are my colours are coming back too!

Take a look at this weeks other enteries into The Gallery

Monday, 12 April 2010

Plastic Joy Award

I've been passed on this Meme by the lovely Nova from 'Cherished by Me'.
It was created by Tattooed Mummy - here be the rules..

This award is the Plastic Joy Award. Now, I wanted to call it the plastic s*x award but guessed that that would attract bots to my (and your!) pages like blood attracts sharks to a shipwreck so…Plastic Joy. It was created in reaction to the picture above, where action man and an unamed myscene doll were caught in the act in my bathroom!

Here’s the thing, if you are awarded the Plastic Joy award you must list 5 fictional characters that ‘you would’ (you know what I’m talking about! Don’t pretend and stop sniggering at the back, I’ll speak to you after class) these should be the real character not ‘actors’ who play the characters on TV (so no David Tennant!!) but actually fictional characters themselves. You can expand on ‘why’ if you like but you can also just list them. (and leave us to comment and wonder!)
Ok so here goes...

Cook from Skins
Gotta love a bad boy! He's just misunderstood....

Gregory House from House
He's funny, clever, arrogant...He's just House...and he can play the piano *swoon*

Will Schuster from Glee
He can sing, plus he's gorgeous and sweet, whats not to like!

Chase from Step-Up 2
He's a dancer, he's funny and he has an amazing body. If you've not seen the film you HAVE to watch it!

JD from Scrubs
 He's a bit quirky but he's sensitive and funny

I'm not going to tag anyone with this Meme as it seem most people have already done it (I've beena bit slow with getting it done!)
If you want to have a go though feel free to do so!

Friday, 9 April 2010

Dear So and So...Saying Goodbye

Dear House,
I can't believe this day has come, after 20 years of being together, after this weekend I can no longer call you my Home.
It wasn't a decision that was taken lightly but it really is for the best.
You're the only Home I've ever really known and you've helped to create so many good memories and they can't ever be taken away from me but lately  things have become tainted with bad memories and that's why its time to move on.

I'm going to miss your quirks-the way the 4th and 5th stair really creak, the way you have to push my old bedroom door until it clicks to make sure its shut and things like knowing where someone is in the house just by the sounds the floor makes.
I'm going to miss the friends we have, the next door neighbour who's never missed one of our birthdays and always comes to sing Happy Birthday at the front door (no matter how old we are!) the ones that will always wave from the window if they see me walking up the road.
You've watched me grow-up, I learnt to ride my bike in our garden, do roly-polys in our front room, go under water in our bath, you listened as sung for hours on end practicing for concerts.

I really did believe I would be raising a family in you one day but its not something that can happen now, you'll get to be a home to someone else's children and watch them grow up now and you'll  make them just as happy as you've made me.

Thank you for being the only Home I have ever known and the best that I could have ever wanted.
I'm going to miss you,
Lots of love always

Friday, 2 April 2010

Life Limbo

This week has been a bit of a funny week, it’s gone so quickly and there’s so much going on in my head at the moment that I hardly feel like I've had time to take a minute for myself.
I feel like I’m in limbo at the moment, I'm not too sure what’s going on I've made plans for a few weeks time after I've moved to Mum and Dads, I've made plans for my birthday and I've booked flights to go away in June but I can’t quite get my head around what’s going on between now and then.
I'm supposed to be leaving the house and moving to Mum and Dads next weekend-I haven’t started packing, I've got no idea where to start, every time I think about it it just feels like too much to take in. I try to think about it logically but then as soon as I go to make a start on any of it I get a mental block and find something more interesting to do like see friends or go out.

I know I have to get it done and I know I have to do it soon but the problem is that I'm not just packing up to move house, I'm packing up and leaving the home I've lived in for nearly 20 years, I'm packing up my life and starting over. It feels like such a big thing to do and I just want to fast forward a few weeks and have it over and done with.
Any time something has come up lately, a problem or something that knocked the wind out of my sails a little bit, I've just thought to myself, everything will be fine/alot easier in a few weeks once I've moved to Mum and Dads.
I know moving to theirs won’t be the end to all my problems but I’m so desperate to get through the next few weeks and try to close that chapter of my life and start again in a new home and environment.

The only thing stopping myself from doing it is me, one friend suggested just chucking everything in the car and sorting it out when I get to my parents but I feel like I should be spend the time to go through things properly, take time to process the situation, remember the memories I’ve had here, cry about it, say goodbye to my’s going to be a long and emotional week.