My 500+ giveaway ends tonight, so get going if you want to be entered!
Also, Mozza tickets arrived today... I'm not sure, but going by the 'Ticket No Gas: 1', 'Ticket No Gas: 2' and 'Ticket No Gas 3', I think we may have got the first three tickets? Ha!
Not got a lot planned for today. At the moment I'm just listening to some Laura Marling and updating my CV (~soothing) - been thinking of getting onto temping, what with permanent jobs being so hard to come by and wanting a bit of flexibility for summer plans! Never done it before, though, so aside from hearing some horror stories I'm not entirely sure what to expect...
Anyone doing any temping at the moment? How are you finding it? Obviously it's a different experience for everyone, but share; I'm interested!
Argh! How nice are these? Just one week into my "no spending, more saving" plan and temptation has hit in the form of these £32 Vatican Loafers. Typical. I've seen similar style ones in a couple of charity shops before (let's not lie, they are quite old ladyish), but they've never been quite right (plus I've always felt a bit funny about properly used second-hand shoes) so I've always managed to resist...
P.S. UK readers: the first series of Sherlock (3 eps) is being repeated on BBC1 over the next couple of weeks; first episode TONIGHT, 8.30pm. I INSIST you watch. #plug
Only TWO days left to enter my 500+ giveaway; enter here.
Yeah, so they're nowhere near as good as Gem's but hey-ho. Practise makes perfect, innit, and I am still unemployed, so... ;)
Anyway, this post wasn't originally intended for showing you my nails, but rather just a quick one to say thanks for the comments on my last post! It's so nice that people have stuck by this blog regardless of how crap I can be at keeping it updated (sorry guys), so thank you!
And don't worry, it'll be worth it, I'm gonna UP my blogging game from here on. Hold on in there.
P.S. Only 5 days left to enter my 500+ followers competition! If you haven't entered, do so here.
Yes, you've read right - it's my blog's first birthday today! To mark the occasion, I've made a few changes on here; after a year of writing under the blog name "circusbox" (a name created by myself and my best friend Emily), I've decided to switch to the name "emmawashere" (check the new header, yo)
Don't get me wrong, this name switch isn't due to me no longer liking the name circusbox or anything like that, but Emily and I want to use the name for it's original purpose now - an exciting project that has little to do with my blog.
The name "emmawashere" (said "emma was here" not "emma wash 'ere", jokers!) is a name that I have used for many, many years (anyone remember myspace?), and is one that I still use today for sites such as twitter and youtube, so now I feel it only appropriate that I use it for my personal blog too.
To cement this change, I've bought a .com. (Happy Birthday, blog!), so yeah. I'MMA DOT COM!
If you've been kind enough to list me in any of your "blog rolls" (sounds far too much like bog roll for my liking), links etc, I'd really appreciate it if you could make the change of names too. My blog email address has also changed to emmawashereblog(at)gmail.com, so make sure to send any future emails that way!
I never really thought I'd make a year (it's rare that i ever stick with anything), let alone make so many followers along the way, so thanks for all the support, you guys really are lovely.
P.S. Thought I better mention this before someone notices and ribs me for it! The photographs are flipped because I'm an idiot who drew the '1' the opposite way round because I thought the webcam would reverse it. You know, like mirrors do... it didn't.
P.P.S. I posted this at 2pm and it's only just started appearing in people's feeds now (8pm!) - sorry about that, it's because of the dot com transition; should sort itself out soon. Same with my Google followers!
It's really quite disturbing how much daytime telly I've watched this week! What with The Hotel Inspector, The Restaurant Inspector, Country House Rescue, Come Dine with Me, Coach Trip, Four in a Bed, Four Rooms (THE LIST GOES ON), you'd think Channel 4 didn't want me to have a life. Thankfully I spotted the signs of addiction early and have managed to nip this thing in the bud - when you realise you're watching an episode of Jeremy Kyle titled "What Happened On The Horse With The Egyptian?", you know things have got to change.
It's time to find a job.
It was fun while it lasted, but I need something to 1) to stop me from watching this rubbish, 2) to give me some money for Edinburgh/Bestival and 3) to help fund the big move back to London. God knows my tax rebate isn't turning up any time soon (hate the tax office), so it's job hunting and money saving time; that means no more spending money on clothes (emphasis on the wish i was wearing), nights out, festivals or gigs...
Did I mention I've booked tickets to see Morrissey again?!
P.S. If you haven't already, remember to enter my 500+ followers giveaway!
So here it is - my 500 followers giveaway, as promised!
Prizes up for grabs are a second-hand navy leather bag and a gold-plated feather brooch; both found in local charity shops and both kind of difficult to part with, not going to lie. Let's hope I don't have a sudden change of heart before this gets posted.
You must be a follower of this blog.
The giveaway is open to all (yes, that means YOU, lovely international reader!)
Just leave a comment saying something along the lines of "ENTER ME" (oo-err)
Don't forget to leave some way of contact, be it email address or simply a link back to your own blog if you have one.
Fancy an extra chance of winning? Oh, well, you could follow me on Twitter or post a link about the giveaway on your blog for an extra entry, I suppose. ;) (just lemme know if you do!)
Giveaway ends midnight 22nd of July (GMT), and the winner will be selected using trusty old random.org. Good luck! x
I would have taken more photographs, but those two were risky enough! As soon as we arrived, the venue strictly stressed that no photographs were to be taken, and that if you did you would be ceremoniously chucked out. Naturally I obeyed for the first few songs in, and then I gave up. To my relief no angry beefy men in black shirts appeared with intentions to smash my camera up and/or kick me out but I still had a horrible vision of Morrissey halting the band, slowly pointing at me and drawling get out.
That didn't happen either, and the gig was absolutely amazing; such a lovely atmosphere and the set was brilliant. I Want The One I Can't Have, I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris, Everyday Is Like Sunday and There Is A Light That Never Goes Out were my favourites, along with I Know It's Over which was just so achingly beautiful my eyes welled up a bit! I know, what a sap. The only downer was when he began Speedway and then promptly abandoned it. Gutting! The encore of This Charming Man did soften that blow a little, though.
Then, when all was done; after Moz had left the stage, after everyone had filed out, and after I had bought an XL t-shirt (yeah, don't ask) on a post-gig high, we tried our luck in catching him leave...
After a good few minutes of roadies loading the van and pizzas get delivered into the building (oh man, they're going to be AGES! ...wait, what if they're for us? cool if they're for us. lady gaga would do that for her fans... yeah, but would morissey? nah.), he came out, gave us all a lovely little wave, bowed like a gent and jumped onto the tour bus.
Oh, and if you're a follower on Twitter then you're probably aware of the MASSIVE MORRISSEY FASHION FAUX-PA I committed. For those of you who aren't - I only went and wore my leather skirt to the gig, didn't I. Yes, that's right, I wore my leather skirt to a Morrissey gig. What a knob.
I Want The One I Can't Have / You're The One For Me, Fatty / You Have Killed Me / Shoplifters Of The World Unite / I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris / Ouija Board, Ouija Board / Irish Blood, English Heart / Meat is Murder / Everyday Is Like Sunday / There Is A Light That Never Goes Out /Action Is My Middle Name / Alma Matters / Speedway (abandoned)/ People Are The Same Everywhere / One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell / Satellite Of Love / I Know It's Over / First Of The Gang To Die // This Charming Man