5 things Friday…on a Saturday

I feel like there has been lot of randomness in my life just lately.  Therefore, here are five random snippets of information about my week.

#1. I spent several hours last night sorting through my old folder of letters from school/college/uni.  I’ve asked my Maid of Honour to make a speech at the wedding, before the Best Man stands up, and she has asked for a pile of our old letters to get some inspiration.  I had so much fun reading and sorting through them last night.  Some of them made me laugh so hard.  I can’t believe the things I used to stress about when I was at high school.  Boys?  Really?!  Here’s a postcard from Idaho I found from my best friend the year before we travelled to Idaho together.  (2000)  Not sure it was worth the stamp!

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#2. I was invited to go on a 24 mile trail run this morning.  I really wanted to go but in the end I declined.  It was with runners a fair bit faster than me and despite them planning on running it ‘slow’, their slow would not feel as slow for me!  Next weekend I am running the 12 hour ContiRun as a solo competitor and I need a little energy left in my legs!  Parkrun for me this morning instead!contiRun
#3. I got more snide remarks about my eating habits.  I mentioned a while ago about the comments the Headteacher had made about my eating at school.  Yesterday I headed to the kitchen to use the microwave for a Graze popcorn pack.  The receptionist came over to see what I was making and exclaimed “Is that as part of your lunch?!  Well, it’s a good job you do all that running.  Think how many calories are in that bag!”  As I had the Graze book with me I could tell her that there were only 127 calories in the bag, to which she then pointed out “Well, think about the fat content.  That’s going to make you gain loads of weight!”  Why do people have to comment on what I eat?  This annoys me so much!

Graze popcorn

#4. It’s 105 days until I become Mrs Pearson (this still sounds so weird…that’s Dan’s Mum’s name!)  I feel like we haven’t really done a lot wedding wise for a while now.  When my parents came up last week we sent a couple of invitations back with them to distribute to family in Norfolk.  To save on postage costs (53p per second class stamp!) we’re planning on passing out invitations as and when we see people from now on.  We should have our first responses back this week and I’m excited to see what people are going to choose for their meals!  I’ve also got my hair trial appointment booked for June now and my make up trial for the same day.  The hairdresser is the same one that has done my hair for two friend’s weddings and she has always done a great job.  But I’m a little nervous about having my makeup done.  My Maid of Honour is paying for my makeup on the day as part of my Christmas present but I’m not a fan of people going near my eyes!  A professional will do a much better job than I ever would though!
Dan’s Mum has also made us a lot of bunting to decorate the hall for the reception.  The hall has been kept very plain – white walls and wooden features so it should be nice and easy to make it fit with our yellow and rustic colour scheme.

Wedding Bunting

 

We’ve also got our cake board this week.  Both Dan and I wanted an irregular rusticy tree stump style board and we have gone with this one which I love.  (Personally I like this style of cake too, but Dan wasn’t a fan.)

cake board

#5. All my current school resources revolve around London Marathon.  Thanks to the hype surrounding Mo, lots of the kids have been chatting about running lately.  The girls at our school are going to attend the Cancer Research Race for Life event in Northampton later on in the year and apparently this event is strongly supported each year by the school.  My database lesson yesterday did prompt some random questions such as “Do female runners wear nipple plasters?”  And “Did Paula Radcliffe really poo in the road?”  Gotta love how open kids are!

Running school resources

Do you keep old letters from friends?  I’m such a nostalgic person I kept pretty much everything that was ever passed round in high school!

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26 thoughts on “5 things Friday…on a Saturday

  1. How rude of the woman to comment on your popcorn!

    I wish I had kept more stuff from my school days. I keep a diary but it isn’t quite the same, though it is always amusing to see what I fretted about as a teenager!

    Love the cake! I also love a rustic theme. My one tip is to practice your new signature as I hadn’t and got completely stumped when I had to sign for something as Mrs Hunter :-)
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    1. It’s so funny looking back isn’t it?!
      Somebody mentioned to me about practicing my signature the other day and until then I hadn’t thought about it. Need to perfect it as this is the one that I’ll have for the rest of forever!

  2. It’s infuriating that you’re still come across criticism with regards to what you’re eating. It’s actually the subject (well part of) the blog I’m writing today, so I hope you don’t mind but I’m going to mention your situation as part of it. Ignorance causes prejudice in so many aspects of life!
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    1. Thanks for including my situation in your blog. It is still so frustrating that people feel the need to comment on my food. Luckily I’m pretty secure in my eating habits and confident in myself now. It’s just annoying more than damaging – but I know how much comments could damage others. :(

  3. I can’t believe people comment like that- people are so rude! Dearie me!
    I don’t keep many things, I am not really very sentimental at all! I am sure I would find things amusing but we don’t have the space to keep things like that.
    Hope you enjoyed parkrun :)
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    1. I’m such a sentimental person (/hoarder!) I saw a tip in a blog yesterday about taking photos of letters/hand-drawn pictures and storing them online, (throwing the originals away) as a space saving trick which I thought was a good idea.

  4. Oh my goodness! Not many things annoy me, but people commenting about peoples appearance in ANY way gets to me so much. Colleague or not, Id have turned round and told her it was non or her business what I was or wasnt eating! Anyway, life is way to short to eat vegetables all of the time! Ugh, I hope you went on to microwave that bag of popcorn and ate them within distance of her watching!

    1. I retreated to my classroom to munch in solitude I’m afraid, but I was rather riled up after the experience. I love vegetables and thought I was going for the healthier option by choosing popcorn. I don’t sit there with bag after bag of crisps in the week like she does!

  5. Well, this post just goes to confirm my suspicion that the vast majority of people are idiots. Popcorn making you fat…WTF!?!? Popcorn is actually recommended by so many of ‘those’ magazines aimed at women because it’s so high volume and low-calorie. It has tonnes of fibre as well…which is why I can’t eat it! I can understand movie theatre popcorn, because that’s covered in fatty, sugary/greasy junk, but the kind you were having is fine. Just ignore them – they clearly have no clue what they’re talking about and if it wasn’t for the fact that you have to work with them I’d advise telling them to **** off. Commenting on what people eat is just something women especially tend to do. I would never dream of it, but people today are just generally rude and brash in general for the most part…bloggers actually seem to be the only exceptions to this rule in terms of the people I’ve had to interact with in my life.

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    1. Yes, that’s what I thought – that it was recommended by lots of people. It’s always the suggested swap for crisps (which I’m not really a big fan of anyway). The few blogging events I’ve been to it’s been great to relax fully around food and I feel like I can talk about my eating habits online, whereas I feel incredibly judged for it if I was to do it in the workplace. I agree – the vast majority of people are idiots when it comes to a) nutrition knowledge and b) interacting successfully with others when it comes to nutrition!

  6. Oh seriously don’t get me started on people commenting on food, especially when they come out with stuff like that! I’ve had to put a few teachers in their place while I was working on one of my projects for some of the stuff they were coming out with about calories etc. Blimey I think some people must feel guilty for just eating. Honestly so many peoples attitudes to food are seriously messed up, it makes me very sad.

    1. Good on you for putting teachers in their place! Working as a teacher especially, you’re surrounded by young minds that are easily influenced and it’s especially important to keep certain comments to yourself!
      I agree about how sad it is to see such unhealthy attitudes to food. I think it’s only going to get worse though. :(

    1. Thanks Jemma. I did leave the room feeling rather riled up, and although I have calmed now, those people should still mind their own business!

  7. Oh honestly, talk about food shaming! What right does that woman have?? I eat popcorn every single weekday for lunch nd I can say for definite it hasn’t made me fat haha. How stupid! It’s not even the subject of what she said but the fact that’s he felt she could make such an insulting comment. Humph!
    Your cake board sounds amazing. Love that idea!
    I’d cringe looking back at old school stuff…some of the rubbish that went through my head haha!

    1. I’m glad you’re on my side with the popcorn! A few kids looked longingly at it as I walked past too!
      I have been cringing a couple of times, and almost ripped up a couple of letters but other ones have been so funny to read through!

    1. Love this idea! I try and keep everything like invitations and postcards, although I haven’t put it all together in quite a while. When I was younger I used to put together scrapbooks of it all, but I just haven’t had the time lately. I’ve got a big bunch of stuff from the weekend we got engaged that I want to turn into something and I’m desperate to turn my race bibs into a book!

    1. Ditto! I’m never sure how to react – over-react or under-react?…Where’s the line?! What’s the ‘normal’ reaction for something like this?!

    1. I agree. Dan was once asked by a friend’s new boyfriend “How much do you weigh?” the first time he met him and I couldn’t believe he thought that was an OK question to ask!

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