Saturday, 16 November 2013

Oh You Didn't Know??

Afternoon readers!

This a new blog for you all to read that might interest you. For any of you that dpon't know me that well, I have decided to give you 25 facts about myself that not many people know about me.
 
Age: 24

Location: Newmarket

Graduate of Anglia Ruskin University - 2.2 Honours Degree in Business Management.

What I want to do: Marketing and Event Management.
 

25 Facts About Me
 
1. I was born blonde.

2. My full name is: Troy William Edward Pimbley.

3. I was named after a character on the puppet show "Stingray".

4. My favourite hobby is Scrapbooking.

5. I sang "Spirit in the sky" in a year 8 assembly and at my prom. (Cringe moment)

6. My first dream job was to be a teacher.

7. The first Football match I saw was Ipswich Town vs Port Vale for my friend Tom's birthday in 2000, Ipswich won 3-0.

8. My Nan's last request for me, was to go to University.

9. My biggest celebrity crush is Ashley Tisdale.

10. The first film I ever saw in the cinema was Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone.

11. My first ever gig was in 2007, HelloGoodbye at the Cambridge Corn Exchange with Sarah, Charley, Donna and Chris.

12. My favourite childhood TV show was Rosie & Jim.

13. I suffered with anger issues between 2010 and 2013.

14. My favourite all-time video game is Final Fantasy VII.

15. At the age of 4, I set my teddy bear on fire because it was cold.

16. At the age of 4, I locked my Nan out of the house in her nightie, so she had to walk down to KFC to collect the spare key from my Mum because she couldn't get in.

17. The only thing I've stolen in my life is Woolworths Pick 'n' Mix.

18. My favourite all-time movie is Rocky IV.

19. I set off the fire alarm in the pouring rain in Year 5 with a 50p coin because I was bored.

20. I've had 4 dogs and 5 cats in my lifetime.

21. I've owned 10 video consoles (Playstation 1, 2, 3, *4*, Super Nintendo, Sega Megadrive, Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advance, Nintendo 64, Nintendo Gamecube)

22. I have never watched ET all the way through.

23. The first horror movie I ever watched was Child's Play. I was 5 years old.

24. I have been dumped twice on Valentines day, through an ex's friend, by post-it note, on the phone and by text.

25. The longest (and only) relationship I've had lasted 20 months April '09-Jan '11.

Hope you enjoy this post. You got to know bit more about me, if you wish to know anymore, just ask me a question. Love to get to know more about my friends and make new friends.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Blog Recommendation #4 ~ Beauty & Lifestyle Diary

Good afternoon readers!
Hope you're all enjoying your weekend.
 
This is the second of my blog entries today, and this is the third installment of my "blog recommendations" series. This blog in particular, is for all the ladies when it comes to beauty, lifestyle and fashion.
 
My friend's fiance Katie is an English Language and Journalism student and has created this blog focussed on beauty and lifestyle providing information on her latest purchases, the items she uses for certain days and occasions and gives people ips and advice on clothing and skincare products.
 
Here is the link:
 
If this has intrigued you, I definitely recommend you follow her blog and give her entries a read.

Next Chapter In My Life Begins....

Good afternoon readers!
 
This is the first of two blog posts today as I was unable to post this one Saturday because I was busy on call at work. This new blog post is giving you an idea of how things are going in my life right now, I do apologise to any friends of mine that have previously asked to meet up and have had to decline, I hope this gives you an idea of how busy I've been these past few months - But I do want to start meeting up with some school/ college friends for catch ups and keep seeing my current friends because I do miss you all.
 
As it has been well documented, last month I graduated from Anglia Ruskin University - the proudest moment of my life celebrating acheiving my honours degree with the friends that have helped me get to this stage in time and making me a better person over the past three years.
Since then, I have felt kind of lost as I'm not used to lie-ins and some mornings I still feel like I need to attend classes. I do miss everyone now that they have all scattered back to their hometowns and have proceeded with their careers, I do hope to keep in touch with everyone and see them now and again, I miss education somewhat as it was always a consistant place to see friends and spending time in Cambridge most of the week was amazing!!

After nearly six and a half years at Iceland, I finally managed to find a full-time job. It has been a difficult start to this new career path, first of all because the change from weekly-to-monthly pay which has been a harsh lesson in learning to budget so quickly - and another is that it's in a field in which I've not got much knowledge of.
My position within the company is a Scheduling Co-ordinator which basically means, I schedule engineers for jobs around the UK and Ireland and sometimes, in parts of Europe for a variety of jobs for companies such as Tersco, Toshiba associated companies etc., on a daily basis it can be stressful and it has taken it's toll some days - but I am part of a very supportive team and have made some great friends that are happy to answer any questions I have. I do enjoy the job and I'm getting the hang of it, as I'm on the second weekend being on call by myself so they must have some faith in me.

Like I've said, this new demanding job I have has taken me time to adapt to the  the challenges and I'm starting to get used to it and other challenges along the way in my life. One in particular that I see right now is my main goal in 2014 is: to move out of the family home either by myself or with friends.
I do love my family to bits, but at my age (no jokes!) and not having that much privacy, it's time I make it happen - I have a few friends that are interested and will let me know at the end of the year if they are up for it so we can start planning. I have been buying bits here and there so it's slowly building up and slowly running out of space to put things. So I'm now saving up for a deposit in the future and so I can buy the essentials when I need it.

I am always looking to further my career, whether it's keeping an eye on job sites for starter Marketing jobs to gain experience in my desired field of expertise, and when it comes to comtemplating going back into education to induct into a post-graduate course . I have my three main options to which I would like to do a PG course in which are: Teaching, Marketing and Evnts management. It's just a matter of costs, and whether or not I can get back that kind of motivation for another year of education to acquire a Masters degree. Only time will tell..

I'm genuinely in uncharted territory by embarking on this new chapter in my life post-education - no doubt I will hit some bumps along the road, it's just a matter of how I deal with it and move on. I'm excited to get started with the opportunities that may come my way in the near future.

 
Okay, I hope you enjoyed this read, please follow and share my blog to your friends. A second blog entry will be addd later today. It will be another "Blog Recommendation" entry so be sure to check back in later this afternoon to have a look.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Blog Recommendation #3 - By Lauren J

Hello readers!
 
This is the third part of my 'Blog Recommendation' series of entries and this one is another different type of blog to feast your eyes on.

I never considered blogging to become a source to which to launch a career into journalism but my friend Lauren has and is fully uilising her opportunity with her blog
 
 
Lauren is currently a trainee journalist who has studied at UEA and is currently undergoing further studies in Harlow. She has an impressive resume with a wide variety of student journals at university, magazines and newspapers.
 
This blog that she does in her spare time covers a wide range range of topics from lifestyle to cooking to beauty and plenty of other topics in between.

It is a very enjoyable read, hence the recommendation - it's a good read.
 
 
 

Saturday, 2 November 2013

House inspiration

Good afternoon readers!
 
Is it just me or did October just fly by? Either way, I hope you all enjoyed Halloween and made of most of it with some awesome pumpkin designs that I've seen on Facebook and Twitter and fancy dress ideas. I haven't carved a pumpkin before, but starting next year I will be doing so and hopefully when I move out holding Halloween parties so plenty of creative fancy dress.
 
Anywhooo I digress, back on with my newest entry.. You may recall last week I posted an entry regarding me moving out and hoping to turn either my bedroom or a separate room for when I move out into an office. This week I have been looking designs for how I would like my first place to look like, I know that I'm not looking until next year now to move out to my own place or in with potentially two of my mates. But here are a few ideas for how I would like my house to look.
 
 
Kitchen
Black and Red is definitely a theme for the house I want to live in - not just because they are the colours of Manchester United, but they are my favourite mix of colours. This particular kitchen set-up caught my eye on Facebook from a business called 'Stil Haus Kitchens' and despite the price, it looks modern and a great mix of the two colours.

 
Living Room
Once again, I took to Pinterest for inspiration about an ideal living room plan. The first thing which is needed is plenty of space, when I move out I will want to have house parties and occasion parties so space will be precious so I can have more come over. I have prettymuch everything I need for a living room e.g. TV, Table, furniture - things I'm searching for in the new year will be storage units for my Books, CD's, DVD's and video games, a rug and an entertainment unit to fit the TV and cable/ Playstaton nearby.



Breakfast Bar
This is the first thing I will want to install if I have a big enough kitchen for a house - a breakfast bar. Obviously in black and red. Enough said with that. 


 
Photo wall
For anyone that knows me well, I do like to take pictures to capture memories with the friends and family I care about, I have 5 complete photo albums of memories with friends, family, university memories and work friends - I would like to have a wall decorated with pictures and canvas' of family and friends similar to the picture (forget the cat, I'm a dog fan)
 
I hope you enjoyed this blog entry, if you want to see more of these kinds of blogs, leave a comment.
Enjoy your weekend!
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