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Social media joined the Olympics this year. We may not have seen a Tweeting competition; however we did see the Games shared over social networking faster than the news sites could manage. Unfortunately I did not manage to watch as much of the Olympics as I would have liked, but not at one point did I feel I missed out on an important achievement. I felt delight as Mo Farrah got his double gold,...
Initially I got Tumblr so I could post all the PR, marketing, social media etc. videos and stories I found without them getting lost on Twitter and feeling insignificant on my blog. Now I seem to look at a lot of gifs and reblog irrelevant things. I guess Tumblr sucked me into its world.
Saw the Queen today. And Will and Kate. Mostly had to use the huge screens to get a good view, but I did manage to see them in the flesh which was nice. And I correctly predicted the colour of Queenie’s outfit so that makes me the winner. Doesn’t she look happy!
Source: assembly.coe.int via Rachel on Pinterest Today’s adventure was to Royal Leamington Spa. It may look beautiful, but even here it rains, so we got quite soggy. I have, however, never seen such a beautiful town, even in the pouring rain. Why doesn’t everywhere look like this?
clientsfromhell: Client: Its not copyright infringement, we added an “s” on the end. Me: We can not and will not reprint the Red Bull logo for your design - even with the “s” on the end of Bull. Client: I’m sure its fine. Call Red Bull and ask if you’re so worried.
An entirely British occasion
The Royal Family are never far from British culture and lifestyle, however in the last couple of years they seem to have grabbed more attention than normal. The highly anticipated wedding of our future king to a “commoner” and now the celebration of 60 years of our Queen’s reign. The bunting is up, the events are planned and, in keeping with tradition, the weather is not looking...
Source: postboat.co.uk via Rachel on Pinterest Spent the day walking around Carsington Reservoir. Beautiful.
This is the most summer I have had in a long time. A combination of working, studying and generally bad British weather means my face has barely seen the sun in 5 years. So however temporary it may turn out to be, let us all rejoice for summer. Source: tumblr.com via [o] suze q on Pinterest
Giving grumpy Rachel the boot
I’ve moaned too much recently. There is no reason to moan, I am happy with life. My family, my home, my friends all amaze me every day and I am encouraged to strive to be a better person. No more moaning. Just saying. Source: fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net via Rachel on Pinterest
This weather is perfect. Instead of hiding inside I have taken to reading outside, long walks by the river and meals in the sun. Except meals in the sun are somewhat ruined. Usually I would never presume to tell someone how to live their lives, never preach because they chose to do things of which I don’t approve. One thing however is really starting to frustrate me. Smoking. People’s...
When you realize that the amount of content in...
Three things I HATE about self-hosted Wordpress
500 Internal Server Error - “Error establishing a database connection”, or whatever alternative error it has decided to discover. Then there are the days it can’t even be bothered to come up with an error, and when it works it is so slow! This may not be Wordpress’ fault, but it comes with self-hosting. All the wrong widgets - searching for ages to find one that does the...
When you get an email that starts with 'Thank you...
99problemsbutapitchaintone: I have no patience so..
I feel like I have seen an awful lot of Lego recently.
I told you everyone loved monkeys
Source: furrytalk.com via Rachel on Pinterest This pic alone is getting a lot of love. I wonder if this monkey obsession is replacing the empty space left in my life by the completion of second year?
I did something silly. I refuse to accept that it was my fault. I am still trying to blame my younger sister for coercing me into signing up. I have shamelessly shared my sponsor link everywhere. Of course you don’t have to sponsor me, and I won’t be offended you don’t, but it would be great if you went along to your favourite charity and sent them a gift. Having worked with...
Source: babyanimalz.com via Rachel on Pinterest Like monkeys? Who doesn’t! Follow my monkey Pinterest board where I will share with you all my favourite monkey pictures. They’re so cute with their little noses and big eyes!!! Eating bananas and that!
The reason I can't wear high heels
I love high heels. I always have. When I got my first admin job I spent my lunchtimes window shopping, salivating over a new pair of gorgeous heels, deciding which ones to buy when I had the cash. My collection has never been huge, but always sufficient. An assemblance of colours, styles, shapes and sizes (of heel). I had a shoe for each and every occasion I met, and if I didn’t, I knew...
I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love monkeys. Source: en.loadtr.com via Rachel on Pinterest Even their name is the best word ever.
Three avoidable student situations
University has become an accepted rite of passage into adulthood, three years of independent living, self-motivated learning and enriching opportunities. Inevitably this experience comes with a fair few bumps and bruises, but as long as there is no serious damage then it is all part of the learning process. I take a look at three uncomfortable, but usually avoidable situations in which...
averagefuture: robert downey jr’s face was meant to be on cats okay
The problem with charitable donations...
Controversial? Perhaps, but valid. As someone who considers themselves fairly fortunate I like to try and give back. Over the years this has ranged from volunteering my time, donating possessions and more recently creating a direct debit. When choosing to make a monthly donation I picked my charity carefully, I selected an amount that I could reasonable afford long-term and ta-dah! I guess I...