Monday, 20 August 2012

Like, Love, Loathe Linkup #5

Wahh, another week? Really! How is time moving so quickly - two more weeks and I'll be back in St Andrews. Which means things are going to be all serious and I'm actually going to have to start working hard!! There are so many things I want to do and see before my final year is up and I need to find a way of balancing that with getting at least a 2:1! Blah - anyway I'm now back in the UK and while it appears everyone down south is enjoying almost 30 degree heat, up north it's just rain, rain and more rain. I've been formally introduced to my new car and I've decided to christen him Kermit - I know cars are meant to have girls names (my first car was Flora) but when I finally get around to posting a picture of the monstrosity I have to drive around in, you will understand why I've named him Kermit. For now, I'm just going to have to learn to love him. Speaking of love - here's what I've been liking, loving and loathing for the last week. If you'd like to join the link-up, find out how at Futures.

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Lovely Comments - I've been so happy with all of lovely comments you guys are leaving for me, it really means a lot to me that you like what I ramble on about enough to keep coming back for more and leaving me the loveliest comments to let me know. I feel like I'm always saying thank you to you guys, but really - thank you!!! :*

Love
Being Home - It's always nice to be home - my own bed, yummy home cooked meals, my family and my cute kitties are things I definitely missed loads while I was away. Most of all though I missed tea, Americans absolutely cannot do tea, no matter how hard they try. Nobody on the entire continent seems to understand what exactly a normal cup of tea is. You ask for a tea and they bring you the most ridiculous selection of flavours and leaves - then when you say you want just plain old normal tea, they look at you like you're barmy. One woman asked me if cinnamon and apple tea was what I meant...

Loathe
Jet Lag - Luckily I think my sleep pattern is finally starting to even out, but the few days after I got back were not fun at all. I was asleep from 11pm to 4pm the next day on the first night, then wide awake til 7am the next - not fun, no no. I've always had trouble finding the right amount of hours for me, so I get really frustrated when I can't seem to get a normal nights sleep!

What have you been liking, loving and loathing this week? ♥
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24 comments:

  1. I't nice to get away sometimes, but the saying falls true... "There's no place like home." :)) Happy Monday, lady!

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    1. Definitely! Happy Monday to you too :) x

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  2. great post lurv it! will check out the futures link. lurv the flora it sounds really sweet, did u say car or cat?
    hugs+kisses
    http://rock4less.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Kim! I did say car :) My car was a 15 year old ford fiesta and I named her Flora. She just conked out this summer though and the Kermit is the replacement! xxxx

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  3. welcome back to the UK! Yep the weather here has been rubbish.. It's making me desperate for a holiday! Fingers crossed I'll get away in Oct.

    My love this week is my new sewing machines! It's a really old Singer machine from 1904 and is an absolute beaut :) you can see it on my last post.

    raspberrykitsch.com

    xx

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    1. Thanks Hannah :) I have my fingers crossed for you too!
      I do have a hing for old sewing machines, they're so beautiful - we used to own a really old one... if only I knew how to use it!! xxx

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  4. Lovely post.
    I am liking / loving getting money in from my new job! Hello clothes shopping!

    Karys x
    whoisgrumblebeard.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha I'm jealous! I wish I had a job to fund my constant need to buy things!! :P xxx

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  5. Lovely post. You're lucky you've been away, I just want to go somewhere but have no money :( loathing!haha

    xoxo

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    1. Thank you! Yeah it really sucks, I can only go because my parents and Tonys mum help me out. I'd go mental if we had to apart for the whole summer though! x

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  6. Haha yeah - you go to the tea selection in the supermarkets here in the US and it's so hard just to find "normal" tea. We always had to get it from the imported English section.

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    1. I managed to find some Liptons ones that are just meant for making ice tea, bu they don't have a name and they taste pretty much like regular tea when you add milk, sugar etc. I was very pleased with myself. Luckily if I move to the BVI there's a store called Best of British which sells Tetley, Typhoo and Yorkshire Tea, so I'll be happy! :P xxx

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  7. I wonder - do you consider bergamote tea normal or is it too flavoured for you?)

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    1. I don't think I've ever had Bergamot tea! Normal tea is just the branded stuff you get in the UK like Tetley, Typhoo, Yorkshire Tea & PG Tips etc xxxx

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    2. may have used the wrong word:) It's not a brand, it's the fruit flavour. I'm not sure how this flavour is called in English. typical bergamote tea is Earl Grey
      it's popular in Russia and is considered to be very british)

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    3. Yeah don't worry I knew it was a flavour - I didn't know that Earl Grey had bergamot oil in it though (just googled it!). In my post where I spoke of Americans offering lots of different types of tea, that's exactly the sort I mean - They offer you Earl Grey, Darjeeling, English Breakfast, English Afternoon.... but most British people don't ever drink these kinds of teas! I've tried loads of them while I was in America to see if any actually taste like normal British tea, but the don't at all :( xxx

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    4. Wow, this is interesting! I've always thought that the British drink these teas) But then why they appeared in first place? Were they popular in the past? Or all these kinds of teas are just for tourists??)

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    5. I think maybe these types of tea were popular quite a long time ago (I know they were in Victorian times when tea was quite a luxury) and people genuinely did drink them - now though not many people do. I imagine there are lots of people that still do, but for us typical brits who have a few cups of tea a day, it would just be the regular brands I mentioned before :) xx

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    1. It's cute isn't it! I kind of want a print of it x

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  9. Lovely! will have to try the like, love and loathe linkup :)

    x

    http://thefrancescadiaries.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh yay I can't wait to see your post on Monday x

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  10. Love your blog its adoreable so glad I found it :)

    http://lolarose1.blogspot.ie/
    xx

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    1. Thank you so much! That's so kind of you :) xx

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