Extending the Apple family

13th May 2013

Although I have now finished all my exams and uni is over and done with until September, I’m still extremely busy. As I mentioned in my last post, I now have a job at one of the local supermarkets. I’m working five days a week which is hard work but by the time September comes I shall be glad of the money. I’m settling in well at work and getting to grips with everything. I’m learning new things everyday but I’m particularly enjoying the fact they are allowing me to do more complicated things on customer services. At my last job I didn’t get much opportunity to do anything else other than serving customers. I swear they thought I was thick or something.

Now that I have a job I don’t feel so guilty about spending the money I saved from my student finance for my first year of uni. I decided to buy an iPad as a treat to myself for finishing my first year at university and for getting a job. Tyrone was selling his so I thought I might as well buy his off him to save myself some money. It’s a forth generation iPad that is black (to match my iPod and iPhone) and it’s 32gb. And, just like the rest of my Apple family, he has a name that relates to The Who. His name is Ace after the character the Ace Face from the film Quadrophenia. The Ace Face was also played by Sting, which relates to my love of The Police too. I’ve barely switched on my laptop since I bought Ace. :P

Last Monday was a bank holiday here in the UK (yeah, I know, it’s been too long since I last blogged). I had the day off so I went to Oulton Park race track to watch the British Superbikes with Tyrone. I use to go every year with my parents as we knew the people who owned one of the racing teams, and at one point my brother was one of the engineers for the team. However, it has been quite a few years since I last went and now I am old enough to appreciate it more. When I was younger my only interest was going to the hospitality tent to get some free food and drink! Tyrone and his dad took loads of amazing pictures but then their cameras are a million times better than mine. I was just there to enjoy the races and to make the most of the sun.

This week I am home alone. My parents have gone on a cruise around the Greek Islands and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t jealous. It means that I have the house to myself but it’s back to cooking for myself again. Also, getting to work and back is a pain in the arse because it keeps raining all the time here. On Friday when I was walking home I got stuck in a torrential down pour and my work uniform was so wet that I had to ring the water out of it. I guess this is just a typical British spring/summer.

I’d like to get around to making a new layout for Empfire. I’m completely sick of this one. Unfortunately, I don’t have must inspiration right now, so bare with me. I’m going to hunt down some new ideas. :)

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  1. Cat

    I’m glad your job is going well! Work is a different kind of busy at least. After the day is over, you don’t have to worry about assignments or projects to do at home :)

    Ooh, that’s cool that you got an iPad. I recently treated myself to one too (well, actually an iPad Mini), and I love it!

    Watching the race sounds fun. I’d really like to try photographing an event like that. I probably don’t have good gear for it though, haha. I mainly have lens for photoshoots and landscapes.

    It’s too bad your parents went on a cruise without you! Going around the Greek Islands sound really nice, though I find having the house to myself nice too.

    I hate it when I want to design something but can’t think of anything at all. And of course, I get ideas when I don’t have time to actually use them. I hope you’ll find inspiration soon!

  2. I didn’t read your last post, but which market did you land a job at? I’m really curious, haha. I’ve been trying to figure out a way to get Sainsbury’s Burger Sauce shipped to America somehow….because one of the American companies created a “Secret Burger Sauce” & it’s okay, but not nearly as amazing as the REAL BURGER SAUCE FROM THE UK. GAHHHH!!

    This is really silly, but I just finally hopped onto the Pinterest bandwagon & there are tons of boards that could inspire you to design something new for your layout in the designs section or the typography section. :)

    Also, yay congrats on adding a new Apple member to the family! I have a 2nd generation iPad & love it, so I can only imagine that you must be in love with your 4th! :) If you need any books, let me know. I literally have over 4000 titles….soooooooo yeah.

    Wowow!!!! I’m so jealous of your parents too! That must be so nice. It’s going to be so hot, but the Greek Islands are beautiful.

  3. Bhairavi

    Hey Holly,
    It’s good that you treated yourself with an iPad… I want at least one gadget of Apple… but I never felt like I needed one… my mobile and desktop do everything I require and much more :D I loved the name Ace!

    I’ve never been to watch any races but it sounds fun…

    Um, why didn’t you go with your parents on the cruise to Greek Islands?

    I always feel great when I’m home alone, because then I can catch up with some reading in a quiet environment with no one telling me to do something or run errands etc.

    I totally hate rains… and it rains over here in India from June to September… and we have to commute to college everyday in these months! and I completely hate it….

    I hope you get some brilliant ideas for the layout!

    Take car, Holly! :) :)

  4. Ah, a tablet! I was thinking of getting one to compliment my computer usage at some point (since my computer is getting oooooold) but tablets are expensive and I really should be focusing on saving money right now, haha.

    I’m jealous of your parents cruising around the Greek islands, too! :P