My favourite part of each day is coffee and breakfast! I hate having this sort of caffeine intolerance, because I really love coffee. However, whenever I have a very strong coffee, my heart starts racing like a fool and it takes hours for it to go back to normal. I also get terrible headaches and feel dizzy all the time. So, unfortunately, everything has to be decaffeinated. Yesterday morning I made a cappuccino for breakfast. I prefer the home made versions of coffee than the sachets you can buy at the supermarket. I boiled the milk, then added the expresso and come cinnamon on top. It was delicious! I was ready to start my day. I stayed home most of the day, organising a few things at the house. I've moved to Gateshead nearly a month ago, and it feels like there are still so many things out of place! I can't wait to have the house completely ready and organised.
I was so bored of being home all day that I ended up challenging my boyfriend to go out and take my camera with me so we can explore the city and take some pictures. We decided to go to a cafe next to our house called the Staiths bar, but unfortunately it was closed, as they were having a private event. Luckily, the cafe is literally two minutes away from our house, so we quickly jumped to plan B, got in the car and drove to Newcastle. But before we did that, I was so amazed with the sunset and the colours of the sky that I just HAD to stop and take millions of pictures as the sun was going down.
How beautiful are those colours? I just couldn't have enough of it. I must have taken about 50 different pictures of the sunset. I love the colours, the reflection on the water, the clouds, the lights, and pretty much everything about this picture. Take a look at the next one:
I was in a mood for coffee (obviously), but my boyfriend had been craving a beer for ages, so I decided to join him. I have to say I don´t regret it! We ended up going to a cute little pub called ´the victoria comet`.
I wasn´t too happy with the idea of a crowded place full of drunk people. Luckily for me, the pub was actually practically empty and we ended up having a really good and quiet time. i loved how typically english the whole pub was. All the lights, tables, chairs, and even the menus were typically english. I loved how cute and cozy the pub was.
The walls had pictures and paintings with description boxes and some of them formed a chronological story of how the pub came to be. The staff was friendly and because it was so quiet, we didn't have to wait long for them to bring our drinks. My boyfriend had his beer, and I chose a strawberry-lime cider. I have to confess, even though i was craving coffee, I hadn´t had a cider in years and I actually loved my drink.
The tables were decorated with little trays with sauces, laminated menus and a flower. I thought it looked adorable.
By the end of the day, we went home and ordered some kebabs. We ate while we watched prison break. We are almost finishing the last season, and I honestly don't know what I'll do with my life once the serie finishes. I'm already also watching big bang theory and other series, but there's nothing quite like prison break! It has to be by far the most exciting and enthusiastic series I've ever watched. Yes, i know what you might be thinking after I mention this, but it's actually the first time I've ever watched it. Growing up I was more of a ´movies´ person. My sister was the ´tv series`person. I mean she watched everything! Big Bang Theory, Prison Break, House, Grey's Anatomy...you name it! She has for sure seen it. I never really enjoyed series much (I guess I used to tell myself that so that she'll let me watch whatever movie I wanted on tv. I used to be so upset every time I got home and there she was watching series again. Now I get how addictive it is! With prison break, every time right before an episode finishes, I always go like ´oh no...they´re going to end the episode here, aren´t they?´ They do it so well, that you can´t finish one episode without jumping straight to another. It's out of this world.
Today I organised the house a little bit more (it´s getting there...slowly...but it´s getting there). I spent the day playing with Ozzy - he's getting so spoiled. He loves to run around the house, and i love the way he rushes down the stairs with his little clumsy paws. It´s hilarious. Every now and then I look at him and realise how much he has grown over the last 3 weeks. He´s getting so big and strong! When we first brought him home, he couldn´t climb on things (not even the bed), and he would hide from us. Now he´s constantly running around, asking for cuddles and playing with his toys. I absolutely love him!
I decided to use this moving to Gateshead as an opportunity to rest for a few weeks. To be honest, over the last two and a half years, I have been constantly working 40 hours a week (first at m&ms world london), and then at the Natural History Museum in London. A big part of my exhaustion was because of this. yes, I've had my holidays here and there. But in 2015 I've only taken 2 weeks of holidays in the summer. And the rest of the whole year, I worked like crazy, 40 hours a week, every week. So you can imagine how drained I was. I have not been working since I moved to Newcastle. I basically had to start all over again and look for jobs, so I started doing this from the moment I got here, but with absolutely no pressure, as I knew I could use the time off. It feels good to have my batteries finally charged after such a long time.
About a week ago, I found out I had been given a position as an assistant manager at Pizza Express. Sure, it's not the best job in the world. And it's actually a lot of hours a week, but at this point I could really use some money, and I like to try new things. I will give it a go, and if I really don't like it, I will come up with something else. Also, I need to be careful with the time I dedicate to music, writing and photography. I moved up here to have time for the things I love. I cannot let this job take that away from me. So, for now, I'm just exploring my options. I'm going to London for two days for the welcoming session and basic knowledge of the job. The train leaves today. Then I will have two weeks training at a restaurant in Newcastle, and then another week of management training at the restaurant I will be working at. After that, I will be on my own, so wish me luck! I need to go pack for my trip to London. I'm taking the train, so it will be super quick. Driving it takes me about four hours from London to Newcastle. But there's no traffic on trains, and they are super fast, so it will only take me two and a half hours. I'm very excited because I love trains and I don't get to ride them as much as I wanted. So I will make sure I take the most out of this trip, and of course, I will be taking my camera with me! I will keep you updated as much as possible. I will probably work on a new blog post while I'm on the train taking all those pictures.
I can't wait to settle properly. I also need to re-start my workouts and eating healthy, because in the last weeks I've been eating a lot of bad food. I need to quickly get back to a routine so I can organise myself for good.
Now, a few questions for you:
1. Have you ever had to move to a different place, and how did you manage to adjust to the new routines?
2. What do you like to do on your free time?
I will catch up again soon, I promise. Now I really need to go pack! See you soon!