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Well winter has arrived in Southampton..or if you can call it that. I wish I had some winter white pics to show of lovely snow and rooftops covered. But of course all I can show (but I won't) is rain, and more rain. I can't complain too much as it's been fairly mild in temperature as of late. I spoke to my mom today and it's already snowed a couple times and they're enjoying wonderful temps as low as -20! I don't think it's dipped below 0 here yet.

There was a massive wind storm across England last week and sadly 12 people dies in accidents caused by it. It was so windy and rainy that as I walked to work in the morning I was physically stopped by the wind and got pushed against a wall! It was funny but scary at the same time that it could be that strong.

In the news, the story of the minute is about Celebrity Big Brother. For those who aren't in the UK you can't imagine how big it is over here. I'm fairly new to it as it was never a hit at home. This year the antics of a "celebrity" Jade Goody has resulted in international controversy and people burning posters and having riots in India. Ironically Jade started her career as a contestant on the non-celebrity version 4 years ago. She has now virtually ended her career on the same show. She bullied and made racial comments to a massive Bollywood actress, Shilpa Shetty, in the house. This has resulted in an outroar from both the British and Indian public. It went as far as the Prime Minister being forced to make comments about it on a recent trip to India. I just don't get how people can "forget" they're on tv and act like such morons. Serious grovelling has ensued now as she was voted out last Friday.

This past weekend Rich and I finally bought a tv. You might be thinking "what?!?" Relax. We did have an aerial thingy that gave us 5 channels. More then enough most often. We just rent movies and tv series instead. Also, we download North American shows, as well as my Young & the Restless so I can catch up from time to time. It's not all bad. but Rich was whining as the "TV" is also his computer and we were bickering over it more often then not. I think we'll break down and buy a digital box soon as well.

I've enrolled in University to finish my degree by distance learning from a Canadian school, Athabasca University. I'm hoping I'll complete my Bachelor of Management before I'm 30! lol Seriously though, I'm taking my time as between work and other activities I don't want to burn out.

Work is going well at the moment, I've been really busy. We're all just waiting at the moment as they're doing a massive corporate shuffle and departments are getting merged and changed up. They've just expanded to Australia and have opened a new buying office in Hong Kong. I'm still on contract at the moment but my manager has already said to me that they will approach me with a job offer soon. At least my newly tuned negotiation skills will come in handy for that!

I don't have any pics this week. I just realized today it had been awhile since I had blogged so I thought It better to do it while I was motivated rather then wait!

Posted by ashleym66 15:08 Archived in United Kingdom

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