“Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.” (Anthony G. Oettinger)

It’s never easy, being left behind. As the years pass, I find myself looking back, every now and then, and wondering what I’ve achieved. Do you ever have the feeling you’re stuck in a rut? I do- all the time. My friends seem to be moving on, in their careers, in their family lives- promotions, marriages, children …. Me? I’m still unemployed & single. The best thing is, I don’t even want kids but it sometimes seems like a sign of how everyone’s lives are progressing and I’m just, well, left behind.

Which is what I love best about blogging and this “Week in the life of a FT blogger” post- besides hearing from my dear readers, of course :P- how it gives me a deadline to do stuff, instead of merely thinking about it all the time- like my visit to St. Albans, the tour of Billingsgate, London Fashion week…. – So I’m making it into a regular series. It even fits my alliterative scheme: Saturday Summary, or Something like that!

Saturday: The Birthday Continues

Liberty’s was having its annual beauty bag promotion- where you get a beauty haul if you spend £150 on beauty products- and I just couldn’t resist- this year’s gift was worth £350 after all! AND it had a Diptyque candle! Love. I took the chance to do a Sisley facial, redeemed 2 products with it, and left very happy with my new, full Liberty fabric bag.

Good things precede even better things and this was followed by a birthday dinner with an ex-colleague at the Real Greek, yum! We had actually interviewed for the same job and I always tease her about how unfriendly she was at the interview 😛 But they ended up hiring both of us, so all’s well that end’s well 🙂 8 years on, we’ve both left Sunny Singapore for Lovely London? (Trying to think of something that alliterates with London…)

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Every birthday girl should have flowers!

Sunday: A New Me

I heard about the L’Oreal Academy from another blogger. They’re always looking for “models” for their students to practice cutting and colouring on, so Unemployed Tip 1 was to delete the number of my old hairdresser and give L’Oreal a call: lavender/ silver/ blonde hair, here I come!

Monday: Off to a Super Start!

Monday seemed to promise great things and I was invited by Cut Out + Keep to be 1 of their Fashion Superstars!!! How exciting! I think this may be the first time that I’ve been contacted first- instead of reaching out to get in touch with the brand/ company/ website. So look out for my interview, coming soon 🙂

Tuesday: Bloggers Day Out

In my blogging frenzy, I’ve been messaging all the London blogger groups on Facebook about getting together to do stuff- Corey was interested in doing a day trip together so off we went to St. Albans! First installment in the #hapinesswithoutapassport diaries 😛

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Wednesday: Billingsgate Fish Market!

2 am start to the day….

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I put on my apron and got to work!

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Luckily the breakfast made it worthwhile. Would you believe this is my 2nd breakfast of the day and it’s only 9 am?! The first was laksa. Yummmmm.

Thursday: Guardian Duties

Tammy was away in Milan so I took her daughter, Summer, and Bruno out for dinner. Tried getting some Instagram shots as I hiked up the hill but they didn’t make the cut.

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We went to a pub in Wimbledon (Dog & Fox) which was the fanciest one I’ve ever seen. Makes a great place for photo taking I think!

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Bruno. Looking all cute and begging for cheese.

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Have you ever had a brownie with cherries? It was not bad though!

Friday: Foodie Friday indeed

One thing they don’t tell you about blogging is how it leads to terrible back aches and shoulder aches. Or maybe I’m just getting old…?

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Without budget for massage, thought I’d try a Stretch class at Barrecore instead. It was good but no different from rolling on a foam roller/ ball at home…. That was pretty much all we did in the 1 hour, with the instructor just working on her own kinks besides us, and not really coming around to check we were doing the “right” thing….

Followed by brunch with the girl- not girls as the other girl decided to be good and go to work 😛

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Scallops & chorizo- delicious!  Beaufort House, Chelsea

IMG_6030The mains- crab risotto & linguine. Erm, I think the search for a brunch spot will continue…

What did you get up to this week? 🙂

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