These sort of weekly updates have been really image laden. I’m going to cut it down because I know that sometimes it can take ages to load and be really slow :.
There was a Christmas party at work, last week Thursday, which was pretty fun. It was my first Christmas party, as well, and despite knowing people in the office it was still nerve-wracking. There was a proper sit down dinner which included turkey with all the trimmings. There was also a raffle in which the main prize was an iPad mini. Sadly, I didn’t win anything.
There was live music down in the studios, as well as a cinema room. Plus a free bar! Overall, it was an enjoyable night and I got to meet a few more people who work in the studios which was good. I filmed a few seconds of two bands which you can see here and here. They were pretty good 🙂
I was at the PR agency, MediaVision, again on Friday and I got given two bottles of Sour Cherry Juice Drink from Melia. There were loads of bottles lying around, so Jodie let me take some home. I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do with them but who passes up free stuff? Anyway, I went onto the Melia website and they have loads of recipes you can use their juice drinks with and I found a recipe for ice cream! So, on Saturday, my sister and I attempted to make some cherry ice cream. It turned out okay, although I think I overdosed on the cream part I’m not too sure. If you want, you can check out the recipe here. It’s called ‘Organic Sour Cherry Ice Cream’.
Also on Saturday, I went to the London South Bank Christmas Market with a friend which was really good. It was busy because it was a Saturday and there were so many stalls selling food, ornaments and general stuff. Right at the bottom was a book market as well, which made me jump with glee. I actually finished my Christmas shopping as well, my Lola [1. Lola means Grandma in Tagalog] being the last person I had to buy for. I bought her a little ornament display which was a teapot and tea cups which had Swarovski elements in it. It’s really cute and pretty.
I also got my German sausage that I’ve been craving for a good few weeks. It had a bacon filling… Heaven 😛
Then we went to go see The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. Holy. Fucking. Shit. I seriously have no words. It was amazing. The whole film I was sitting there nervous as fuck because so much was happening and I just couldn’t. My heart was beating so fast D: I definitely would go see it again if I have time.
On Monday, I met up with my friends for our Secret Santa exchange. My friend loved her gift which I’m pleased with and my secret Santa obviously knows me really well. To be fair, everyone knows that I am the biggest fan of Doctor Who so her gift was spot on. She got me a 2014 50th Doctor Who Calendar, Doctor Who chocolate which comes with a sticker of the 11th Doctor, Doctor Who ice cube tray and also a set of Minion pencils with rubber tops. It was Doctor Who-rific with a splash of Despicable Me. I nearly screamed my head off at the dinner table, haha.
My friend also sent me a Doctor Who book as my Christmas present which is comprised of 11 stories, 1 story for each Doctor. I can’t wait to get stuck in.
Have you guys received any Christmas presents yet?