I’m not doing too well at this ‘blogging every other day’ thing. I’m so late with blogging I even missed my Charity of the Month for March, but I donated a few days ago. March’s charity was for Derby Hospital Trust, a (fairly) local hospital which wasn’t on my list of possble donations. However, one of the women at work is really grateful for the work the hospital did and the support that she received when she had cancer (and thankfully is making a full recovery). So it’s for cancer and research and support for that more than anything else. Sadly she shaved her head at the weekend in preparation for chemo, but she made this into a sponsored thing to raise more money. A lot of people have donated generously, and she hopes to raise more than £4,000. She’s halfway there already which is great So no links this time – but spare a thought for all the work and research hospitals and cancer charities do, and drop some money where you can.
Tonight I went to see ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ with Joe. It’s the best film I’ve seen in a long time, and has an impressive mix of attributes – stuff for kids, stuff for adults, action, flying, violence, adorable animals, fun characters – in fact the only place it falls down is the history, but it’s an animated kids’ film so I’ll let that slide! It’s really worth seeing in 3D, and I hope it’s released in 3D on DVD as well.
It’s all go at work because Adobe CS5 is being released next Monday – sometimes I think it’s a military operation and not a software launch! It’s all go though because there’s more stuff to do after its release; my job is expanding quite a lot which is good, but at the same time I need a breather because Easter wasn’t long enough. I’ve already scheduled most of my holiday days for this year in my mind…
I’ve been doing a lot of cooking recently, a mix of baking and healthy main meals. I love baking when I have time but I don’t really have much interest in cooking savory food! Yesterday I made stuffed peppers with a filling of mushroom, onion, chicken and couscous, and they turned out pretty well, which I was happy about. I have a hatred of raw meat and I cooked the chicken by myself which means I got to tick the first thing off my 101 Things list, so yay. Tonight I’m using more of the chicken to made marinaded chicken and vegetable kebabs, to eat with pitta and hummous and a homemade dip. It’s far later than I normally eat but the cinema threw me off and I need something savory to counteract the sugar. I guess all this cooking stuff means I’m getting old…?
Since I’m so rubbish at sticking to this new year’s resolution thing (although I’m SURE my days used to go at a much more reasonable speed instead of lightning fast), help me feel better. What’s one thing you should have done recently but didn’t?