Becoming Victoria Jane

Becoming Victoria Jane

Gary’s aunt is getting married in September and so I tried The Dress on in a size ten today - and it’s slightly too big! Didn’t love it as much as I thought I would so the search for a dress continues!

Gary’s aunt is getting married in September and so I tried The Dress on in a size ten today - and it’s slightly too big! Didn’t love it as much as I thought I would so the search for a dress continues!

Ever since @tinygreycat posted about her sushi feast last week, I’ve been itching for sushi. And it’s safe to say after today’s feast, that itch has now been scratched! Mmm!

Ever since @tinygreycat posted about her sushi feast last week, I’ve been itching for sushi. And it’s safe to say after today’s feast, that itch has now been scratched! Mmm!

Off into town in a sundress that I haven’t been confident enough to wear for ages. Today is a good day.

Off into town in a sundress that I haven’t been confident enough to wear for ages. Today is a good day.

I feel cute today. So have a selfie.

I feel cute today. So have a selfie.

1. A lovely lay-in 2. Restarting ‘The Tudors’ for the 20th time 3. A long, hot bath 4. Breakfast of a queen. Even though the pancakes fell apart! My day off is going well so far ☺️

1. A lovely lay-in 2. Restarting ‘The Tudors’ for the 20th time 3. A long, hot bath 4. Breakfast of a queen. Even though the pancakes fell apart! My day off is going well so far ☺️

My hair has had a sudden growth spurt. Almost long enough to chop off now! (Also, it’s bloody hard to take a photograph of the back of your own head!)

My hair has had a sudden growth spurt. Almost long enough to chop off now! (Also, it’s bloody hard to take a photograph of the back of your own head!)

It’s too hot to be a furrball.

It’s too hot to be a furrball.

I can’t take her anywhere…#flashbackfriday

I can’t take her anywhere…#flashbackfriday

This was also the first time that I realised that I actually do look like my mother, after being told all my life that I’m my dad’s twin. #flashbackfriday

This was also the first time that I realised that I actually do look like my mother, after being told all my life that I’m my dad’s twin. #flashbackfriday

Look how beautiful my Nan is ❤️ #flashbackfriday

Look how beautiful my Nan is ❤️ #flashbackfriday

#flashbackfriday to my MA graduation, four years ago. This time around I actually managed to relax and enjoy the day and I remember feeling powerful, as if I was on the edge of something. Four years later, I haven’t achieved what I wanted to then but this is a nice reminder that I completed and passed a course with a very high mark at the age of 22 that most people don’t do until they’re in their 30s. So I have some time yet.

#flashbackfriday to my MA graduation, four years ago. This time around I actually managed to relax and enjoy the day and I remember feeling powerful, as if I was on the edge of something. Four years later, I haven’t achieved what I wanted to then but this is a nice reminder that I completed and passed a course with a very high mark at the age of 22 that most people don’t do until they’re in their 30s. So I have some time yet.

A Long Weekend.

I am now on holiday until 9am on Tuesday morning.

Oh. Yes.

I’m already in my pj’s, feet up, book within reaching distance, cold drink on the side (fuck me, it’s hot!!), cat purring on the kitchen tiles (it’s so hot that she won’t snuggle me and I have to admit I’m relieved!), my work clothes and shoes are away and I’ve swapped my dull work bag for something more fun.

Oh. Yes.

I have so much good stuff planned for this mini holiday of mine…

Friday.

I’m going to sleep for as long as I want to, laze in bed and read and then cook something yummy for breakfast. Then I’ll have a good long shower, dress in my most summery and non-workish clothes and drive into town. I have some MAJOR retail therapy planned, plus lunch at the sushi bar and then a pitstop to get a small bag of pic n mix from the stall in town before I come home. Couple of hours of lounging and reading and then Crystal and I are going for a nice walk, once the heat has gone out of the day. Then the food shop (has to be done at some point, boo!), home for dinner and an early night.

Saturday.

Gary and I are taking C to the Yeovil air show for the day, which will be brilliant because the boy is obsessed with anything that has a motor in it and I’m pretty sure that seeing all those planes close up, plus all the ones that will be flying will blow his mind.

Sunday.

Gary and I are taking C swimming, in practice for when we go to Alton Towers in September. He has weekly swimming lessons (he got his five metre badge last week! Amazing!) but we’ve never taken him so it’ll be a bit of a learning curve. I’m sure it’ll be brilliant fun though, I’m really looking forward to it. And I’ll then leave them to their afternoon, come home and get my chores out of the way. Once Gary has dropped C back to his mum, I’ll head over to the flat and we’ll have our evening together.

Monday.

After a lay-in at Gary’s flat (poor man has to leave at 6am to drive to Colchester!) I’ll come home and crack on with my list of things to do. I also have to get some writing ready to send to my group and a few other things but I’m sure there will be plenty of lazing around as well!

And tonight will be for sorting my skin and nails out, watching the Celebrity Masterchef final and generally reveling in this little piece of freedom…

VJ x

There is something deeply satisfying about setting my out of office email when I’m going to be away for a few days. #littlethings

There is something deeply satisfying about setting my out of office email when I’m going to be away for a few days. #littlethings

He’s a grumpy git in the mornings but sometimes he manages to turn it around ☺️

He’s a grumpy git in the mornings but sometimes he manages to turn it around ☺️

This has always been one of my favourite photographs of her. ❤️

This has always been one of my favourite photographs of her. ❤️