Friday, May 25, 2012

Rocking Your World Friday week 21

This is shocking, I’m on time two weeks in a row!

It’s only because work is a little calmer than usual at the moment and so I have actually been able to take lunch breaks – so that’s definitely the first thing for me to be grateful for this week :) Much as I do occasionally enjoy the adrenaline buzz of rushing around trying to meet impossible deadlines, it is also nice from time to time to take the foot off the gas a bit and take things at a more healthy pace.

On Saturday I spent the morning being Swindon’s answer to Banksy – ha ha!  Well, as it was stickers I was putting up, probably closer to Swindon’s answer to a young Shepard Fairey....but anyway – you can read all about it here – and don’t worry, they are only temporary, officer :)

 And then in the afternoon, we may well have got into the Guinness Book of Records!  We won’t find out for another three months if the adjudicators are going to let our new record into the book – but even if not, we did have a lot of fun taking part in a world record attempt for the world’s biggest lightsaber battle:

It all kicked off at the local railway museum, which is currently hosting a Sci Fi exhibition (without a train in sight).  There were tons of Star Wars characters in attendance (mainly just peeps in costume, but there were also two minor actors from the original movies there), and also, rather randomly, a Sylvester McCoy era  Dr Who lookalike, and Judge Dredd and Spiderman, all of whom looked rather out of place with lightsabers :)

We all got a cool certificate and badge for taking part, plus the boys got their photos taken with the whole cast for an extra fiver to charideeee.

It was ace!

....with our certificates

On Sunday, we had a nice lazy morning. Then in the afternoon we went geocaching along the Thames Path near Lechlade.  We started at the spot where Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire meet, which was cool.  You kind of need three legs so you can stand with a foot in all three counties :)

giant ducks?  or little houses?
"does not wash" more like :)
We found two multi caches (the type where you have to decipher a number of clues around the area before you can find the actual cache – our favourite type) and one traditional (where you get given the cache co-ordinates straight away).  It was a really nice day for a walk along the river – not too hot not too cold, and not raining.  We all enjoyed it lots.

Old Father Thames

On Monday night I had a fun chat with my bessie mate Alison, mainly about how hunky (using that word totally gives away my age, doesn’t it :) I doubt anyone under the age of 40 ever says it) two certain actors are, and how “my vampire is better looking than your vampire”.  She has been poorly and out of contact for a while and I always miss her loads when she goes onto radio silence.  She’s the only person I ever have silly girlie chats with and they are always a riot :D  Luvs ya, bww!

(paraphrasing the bessie mate: "a middle aged lech????  I might be a lech, but if anyone calls me middle aged I'm going to cut them!" hee hee)

So - a very important straw poll.... - ladies, or indeed gents with an opinion, which dude is hotter, the brunette or the blonde??

On Tuesday the weather really picked up - it was gloriously sunny and so I went for a nice walk in the sunshine in my lunchbreak.

This gorgeous park is about 10 minutes walk from my office - I should go here more often!

The weather has been stunning ever since, fingers crossed it lasts, it really cheers everyone up, doesn't it :)

In the afternoon poor old Connor had a nasty fall off his scooter while attempting a trick – ouch!  He got a big graze all down one side of his face and a few other lumps and bumps :(  That clearly didn’t rock my world, but the fact that he wasn’t seriously hurt, and is being a super brave little soldier, does.

On Wednesday morning, I got an email saying that my lovely Berlin apartment booking had been cancelled.  Grrrrr.  But never mind, I have found an equally nice place to book instead, and in fact it’s even more handy for where we are planning to go while we are there.  So I guess they did me a favour really :) Only 40 days to go – sooooo excited!!!!  I’ve been busy this week planning our itinerary and it’s going to be a frantic couple of days – we will return home utterly exhausted I reckon :)

In the afternoon the Olympics came to Cirencester!

Well the torch did anyway, and the atmosphere in the town was fantastic.  Our boss was really nice to us and shut the office for an hour so we could all go outside to watch.

Our torch bearer was a very fit and healthy 73 year old, who was coping really well with running along in the heat.  In fact I think he was handling the sunshine better than me, and I was just standing there :)

On Thursday morning I woke to a funny photo on my Facebook wall that really made me smile.....I had sent some jubilee and olympics goodies over to Canada for my Anglophile pal Carol, and it looks like she had got her hubby to model some of it ...... Mike is a good sport :)

And that's a wrap for this week

I'm over now to Virginia's blog to link up with the other Rockettes - why don't you join us?

Have a great week everyone :)


Virginia said...

Wow what a busy week - and the sun in shining throughout - love it! Loving your stickers - love to know how they stand up to the elements given their temporary nature. the light sabre fight is awesome, certificates official photos and charity benefits - nothing finer! I really wish I could have a lunch hour - can't remember the last time I had one!

Onto the vampire question - ooh crikey that's a tough one I've always been team bill and my sister has been team Eric, but I do find Alcide quite attractive even thought he's a werewolf LOL so on the basis on the video footage I'm kind of stuck between the two vampires

Poor Connor and his scooter accident, hope he's recovering now!

Glad you managed to resort your accommodation out for Berlin - loving the graffiti wall!

Also glad you got to see the torch

A fabulous post overall, noticed you'd added yourself to the mail art list and as I have your address I can sort that without requesting it, in fact I have a tidy little pile of stuff to go to the Post Office today - let's hope I get there!

Hope you have a fabulous day


Unknown said...

Love love the sound of your amazing week - I especially love how you bring it to life for us in pictures too! Love the sound of your fab friends - the bickering over the hunk and the brill facebook picture sounds like they are fun.
Have a great weekend x

VickiA said...

I'm sure you've had a great week, but I sort of faulted at the BLONDE part. BLONDE all the way in this case. When I get my senses back to normal I will continue to read your post. Did I mention THE BLONDE.... oh boy..

Carmen Wing said...

Important matters first. As you know, as a visitor to my blog, I'm Team Bill. Completely :P So between your two...hmmm... maybe Eric just because he makes me laugh? I don't find him hunky in the slightest though. (I use that term still and am 5 years away from 40. So, you're OK! *g*)

Fabulous week apart from poor Connor's injury but yay that it wasn't worse.

The light sabre duel looks amazing! What fun!

Have another fabulous week Sarah (filled with lots of lunch breaks!)

Sarah said...

I've never actually seen True Blood so have no idea who Bill is. But he sounds popular :)

Sarah said...

OK -I've googled - and he's not doing it for me either, sorry ....

Joanna said...

You've been a busy girl this week, Sarah! The lightsaber fight looks such fun - I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get in the GBR. Poor Connor, I hope he got straight back on that scooter and tried the trick again?!

Mike IS a good sport, love the photo!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend,


Luna Art said...

Eric, blonde, definately, every time over Bill (sorry Carmen!)and I still say it so passe now?!!
What a fab post this week Sarah, that star wars battle look great and such fun..I had to call my son in to have a look and he thought it looked amazing!You always get up to such cool stuff!
Hope Connors ok now, bless him, hope he learns his trick without any more mishaps!
What a lovely boss you have to let you have an hour off to watch the olympic torch.
Hope you have a great week x